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The boys wave leaves the starting line in yesterday's cross country meet at Pembroke Academy.  (Alan MacRae/for the Monitor)

High schools: Late goal propels MV boys’ soccer team past John Stark, 2-1

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Take two teams with similar records and at similar stages of development and what do you get? A one-goal game decided in the final 15 minutes of play. John Stark (2-4) pulled even with Merrimack Valley (2-3) in the 65th minute of yesterday’s Division II boys’ soccer match, and two minutes later, the Valley answered back to come away with … 0

High school Stars of the Day

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Sierra Schuster, Hopkinton field hockey, 3 goals, 1 assist in 5-2 win Ben Davis, MV boys’ soccer, game-winning goal late in second half of 2-1 win Becky Rapoza, Winnisquam volleyball, 9 kills, 11 digs in 3-0 win … 0

High school Stars of the Day

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Maddie Cheney, Bow girls’ soccer, 3 goals, 1 assist in 4-3 win over Belmont Austin Wheeler, Hillsboro-Deering soccer, 3 goals, 1 assist in 6-2 win Jacob Silverstein, Concord boys’ soccer, 2 goals in 4-2 win over Merrimack Cassidy Huckins, MV field hockey, assist, game-winning goal in 2-1 OT win Meagan Kissinger, Bishop Brady girls’ soccer, goal, assist in 2-1 2OT win Caitie Barrett, … 0

High schools: Cheney’s hat trick lifts Bow girls’ soccer team over Belmont

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

BELMONT – Most players wouldn’t have even attempted the shot, never mind connected on it. But Bow’s Maddie Cheney isn’t most players. With only five minutes left on the clock, Cheney unleashed a strike from 25 yards out … 0

High schools: Brady boys’ soccer team shakes off frustration, ends losing streak

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

It’s been a frustrating start for the Bishop Brady boys’ soccer team. The Green Giants (2-4) have played well, yet they entered yesterday’s game against Mascoma at home with a 1-4 record and a four-game losing streak that included losses to Hopkinton (5-0) and Raymond (3-1). But Brady’s … 0

Merrimack Valley’s Niyomugabo accepts UNH’s scholarship offer

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Merrimack Valley senior quarterback Ivan Niyomugabo made an early-decision commitment to accept a scholarship to play football at the University of New Hampshire. “It was an easy decision,” Niyomugabo said last night. “I’m excited.” The 6-foot-1, 188-pound Niyomugabo also had offers from Central Connecticut State University and Saint … 0

High schools: Scoring touch keeps John Stark field hockey’s hot start going

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

When Jeff Soule took over the John Stark field hockey team his main focus was one thing – “you’ve got to get that goal-scoring mentality going.” That’s not to say that midfield and defensive play isn’t important. It … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, September 15, 2014

High school volleyball The Hillsboro-Deering volleyball team fell to Trinity, 3-2, on Friday. Ginny Philbrick (six kills, seven digs), Natasha Dahood (13 digs) and Emily Hatcher (11 digs, six assists, three kills) led the Hillcats (0-4). Youth hockey The Angelina’s Peewee 1 team rolled over the Andover Peewee … 0

Bow defense dominates in 35-7 victory over Campbell

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Five minutes into the new season, the Bow High football team – the defending Division III champion – stared down a 7-0 deficit. It didn’t last long. Coach Paul Cohen got the response he hoped for and the … 0

High schools: Bishop Brady football exacts some revenge, opens with 35-34 victory at Epping

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Last season the Epping-Newmarket football embarrassed Bishop Brady. Twice. The Blue Devils beat the Green Giants, 33-21, in last year’s regular season and shut them out in a 28-0 Division III East title game victory, but yesterday’s season … 0

High schools: Bow field hockey keeps hot start going with comeback win over Littleton

Saturday, September 13, 2014

If Bow field hockey Coach Lauren DiRenzo had to compare the first 10 minutes of her team’s game against Littleton to something, it would have been a classic Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi match. “The first 10 minutes … 0

MV football team rolls to first victory of season

Saturday, September 13, 2014

MANCHESTER – Merrimack Valley was disjointed last week, a bunch of individual parts that hadn’t jelled as a football team, and the result was a season-opening loss. The Pride put the pieces together during a focused week of … 0

Sudieh carries Concord during fourth quarter as Tide rallies past Winnacunnet

Saturday, September 13, 2014

HAMPTON – Fourth quarter, trailing by a point, it was time for the Tide to show some grit. It was time for Leo Sudieh to take over. Concord’s junior running back cradled the ball nine times on a 10-play drive, shredding the Winnacunnet defense for 74 yards, the … 0