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Concord’s Jess Nelson goes on the attack in a game last season. Nelson, a junior, led the Tide in scoring last season and remains a top threat. “She keeps defenses honest,” Coach Bill Nardino said. 
(GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff

Concord girls’ soccer looking for experience to pay off with deep run

Friday, August 28, 2015

The Concord High girls’ soccer team lost last year in the Division I quarterfinals. The Crimson Tide lost in the quarterfinals the year before, too. The year before that, another quarterfinals ouster. So why does Coach Bill Nardino feel this Tide team has what it takes to get back to higher ground, such as the title game appearance it achieved in 2011? For one, having so many players back from some of those quarterfinalists helps. “I think our strength is definitely our experience, having so many girls coming back that started for us last year and then girls coming in off the bench,” said Nardino, …

Capsule outlook of the area’s high school girls’ soccer teams

Friday, August 28, 2015

High school girls’ soccer outlook Coe-Brown Division: II Coach: Josh Hils (11th year) Last year: 15-4-0, reached semifinals Returning starters: Katie Clinch, jr., MF; Molly DeTrude, sr., B; Christen Gallant, sr., F; Kayla Patten, sr., B/MF; Kaitlyn Ross, sr., B Top newcomers: Mackenzie Daly, fr., G/MF; Emily Olofson, fr., B; Hannah Daly, jr., …

Confidence aplenty as Concord boys’ soccer team gets ready for season opener

Thursday, August 27, 2015

It was an off year for the Concord High boys’ soccer team in 2014. Sure, the Crimson Tide went 11-4-1 in the regular season, earned the fourth seed in the Division I tournament and claimed a 4-0 first-round playoff win over Nashua North. But Concord lost in the quarterfinals to No. 5 Timberlane, …

Capsule outlook of the area’s high school boys’ soccer teams

Thursday, August 27, 2015

High school boys’ soccer outlook Coe-Brown Division: II Coach: Christian Gompert (4th year) Last year: 15-2-0, reached quarterfinals Returning starters: Jayson Cleveland, sr., F; Liam Clinch, sr., MF; Jake Dunkerley, sr., F; Ethan Barbeau, jr., D; Corbin LeBlanc, …

High schools: Three local teams fall to Lebanon in golf opener

Thursday, August 27, 2015

GOLF Bishop Brady second, Coe brown third, john stark Fourth Key players: Lebanon- TJ Barber 38, Kyle Pelletier 39; John Stark – Jake Blanchett (48), Tyler Hazzard (53) Highlights/key moments: Lebanon (219) won its match at Carter Country Club in Lebanon. Bishop Brady (233), Coe-Brown (246) and John …

Alosa looks at Notre Dame Prep as a steppingstone

Friday, August 21, 2015

Even when he took over at Pembroke Academy, with ambitions of turning his alma mater back into the basketball powerhouse it had once been, Matt Alosa had a pursuit on the side, one for further on down the …

School district won’t allow military names on sports jerseys

Friday, August 21, 2015

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – High school football players in Colorado want to put the names of fallen military members on their jerseys instead of their own, but the school district turned them down, saying it could open the door to similar requests for other causes. The Fort Collins …

Concord’s Pinkham looking to make it big on academy soccer scene

Thursday, August 20, 2015

If you were driving on Humphrey Street late last fall and suddenly found yourself in the middle of a soccer game, you can thank Christopher Pinkham for that. Pinkham, 16, can’t get enough soccer. So after he helped …

Alosa confirms departure from Pembroke Academy to accept assistant job at Notre Dame Prep

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Matt Alosa is leaving Pembroke Academy to take a job as an assistant with the boys’ basketball team at Notre Dame Prep in Fitchburg, Mass., the coach confirmed Wednesday. “I appreciate everything everybody at the athletics department at Pembroke Academy has done for me,” Alosa said. “I look …

Are you ready for some football?

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Wednesday was the first day of practice for high school football teams across the state. Concord High was at work at the Rundlett Middle School fields. In these photos, Head Coach Eric Brown talks with members of the …

Bow’s Brummett named to soccer all-region team

Friday, August 7, 2015

Bow’s Gabi Brummett was named to’s Northeast All-Region Team, one of only two female players from New Hampshire to receive the honor. A two-time state Gatorade Player of the Year, Brummett scored 70 goals last season as a sophomore at Derryfield School and has 136 goals in …

Gutsy trick play helps New Hampshire overcome Vermont for 15th straight Shrine Game victory

Sunday, August 2, 2015

CASTLETON, Vt. – The New Hampshire team was about to run the play that would change the course of the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl, and as he lined up at his wide receiver position, Kyle Gaudet had one …

Brendan Johnson’s Shrine Game touchdown passes

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Bishop Brady’s Brendan Johnson spearheaded New Hampshire’s come-from-behind 27-12 victory in the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl, throwing for 223 yards and three scores, all in the fourth quarter. A look at his touchdowns: From Vermont 40, 4th-and-10: Johnson throws 7-yard pass to Kyle Gaudet, who laterals the ball …