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UNH quarterbacks Sean Goldrich (5) and Andy Vailas (14) celebrate their team win 20-12 over UMaine in their NCAA college football game in Orono, Maine, Saturday Nov. 22, 2014.

It’s official: UNH secures top seed for FCS playoffs

Monday, November 24, 2014

DURHAM – Because of yesterday morning’s NCAA selection show, University of New Hampshire football Coach Sean McDonnell had yet to watch film of Saturday’s 20-12 victory over Maine. He didn’t have to; he knew what was on it. “Six turnovers,” he said. Winning a game with a half dozen giveaways is one of the more remarkable accomplishments in a season …

Brady passes Patriots to 34-9 win over Lions

Monday, November 24, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots showed off their passing game one week after a brilliant rushing performance. The outcome was the same: a blowout win over a top team. Throw in a defense that held the Detroit Lions without a touchdown and two outstanding special teams plays, and the team with …

Trail Blazers beat Celtics, extend winning streak to seven

Monday, November 24, 2014

BOSTON – LaMarcus Aldridge likes the attitude the Portland Trail Blazers have during this winning streak. Aldridge had 20 points and 14 rebounds, reserve Chris Kaman scored 16 points and the Trail Blazers extended their streak to seven games with a 94-88 victory over the Boston Celtics last night. “I like it because …

Giants confident they’re in Pablo Sandoval chase

Friday, November 21, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO – Giants assistant general manager Bobby Evans said he has been given “every indication” Pablo Sandoval will give careful consideration to re-signing with the World Series champions. Evans said the free agent third baseman could decide …

Headlines around the world in sports

Friday, November 21, 2014

NBA Seven Grizzlies dealing with virus, uncertain vs. Celtics MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Seven members of the Memphis Grizzlies are dealing with a stomach virus, and their status is uncertain for tonight’s game with the Boston Celtics. The Grizzlies announced yesterday that guards Tony Allen, Courtney Lee and Beno …

UNH men’s basketball team falls to Bryant, 72-63

Friday, November 21, 2014

SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Dyami Starks had 19 points and six rebounds to lead Bryant to a 72-63 win over New Hampshire last night. Shane McLaughlin tallied nine points, five rebounds and four assists on 4-of-6 shooting for Bryant. Daniel Dion finished with 11 points, six assists and five …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, November 21, 2014

Tilton School result The Tilton School boys’ basketball team (3-0) defeated Spire Institute, 97-57. Six Rams scored in double figures – Franklin Porter (20 points), Brett Hanson (16), Connor O’Neill (16), Terance Mann (14), Anthony Green (10) and Sarju Patel (10). Mann and Hanson paced the team with …

Coe-Brown’s Clachar accepts full scholarship to compete in track and field at University of Maine

Thursday, November 20, 2014

NORTHWOOD – When it comes to track and field, Ariel Clachar thrives in the pressure and pandemonium of major meets. Like at last year’s New England championships when she recorded the winning long jump on her third and …

Bass leads Celtics past winless Sixers, 101-90

Thursday, November 20, 2014

PHILADELPHIA – Brandon Bass and the Boston Celtics didn’t take the winless 76ers lightly. Bass scored 23 points, Jared Sullinger added 22 and Boston sent Philadelphia to its 11th straight loss to start the season with a 101-90 …

Brady likely to have increased role against Lions

Thursday, November 20, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady didn’t have to throw much or especially well for the New England Patriots to get their sixth straight win. He figures to play a bigger role when they go for their seventh. One …

DeSmith off UNH hockey roster; former Wildcat van Riemsdyk out 3-4 weeks

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Casey DeSmith’s status with the University of New Hampshire hockey team has taken another turn – and likely a final one. According to a statement released Monday by the university, DeSmith, who had been suspended from the team indefinitely, is no longer enrolled at the school. The statement …

High school soccer All-State teams

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Twin State Lions Cup soccer games will have a distinctly local feel next summer, with eight girls and four boys from the area competing for New Hampshire when it takes on its counterparts from Vermont. Pembroke’s Kristin Kezar and Molly Hamilton, Bow’s Lilly Naimie and Lauren Scarpetti, …

Division III high school golf All-State

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Three area high school golfers earned First Team All-State status in Division III, in a vote by the D-III coaches. Doug Champagne and Tyler Cole, from D-III champion Bow, and Kearsarge’s Andrew Arnold earned First Team honors. Division III All-State Player of the Year Pat McGinley, Derryfield First …