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Bishop Brady graduate Brendan Johnson fires a pass out of a clean pocket during New Hampshire’s victory over Vermont in the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl in Castleton, Vt., on Saturday. Johnson tossed three TD passes, helping the Granite State win its 15th straight game in the series. 

(Valley News - Kristen Zeis)

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 thought: Catch the ball. He had already gone through what happened when he didn’t. “I was thinking ‘I’ve got to catch this,’ …

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 back to Dennis Bishop for 33-yard touchdown (15-12 NH), 11:51 From Vermont 17, 3rd-and-15: Johnson …

Concord High’s Scharlotte practices making new friends in preparation for Shrine Game

Saturday, August 1, 2015

High school rivalries die hard. Just ask Will Scharlotte, a linebacker for the New Hampshire team in the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl, who took a while to get into the Shrine spirit. “I hated some of those kids going into the week,” the former Concord High standout said. “Just because they were on …

High school Player of the Season for girls’ tennis

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Gabby Killinger SCHOOL : Concord High HONORS/STATS : The senior was the No. 1 player for a Crimson Tide team that went 14-3 and reached the Division I finals. She advanced to the state doubles final with her …

High school Player of the season for boys’ tennis

Friday, July 3, 2015

JUSTIN TOLER School: Concord Honors/stats: The junior was the No. 1 player from a Crimson Tide team that went 15-2 and reached the Division I final. He won the state doubles tournament with Thomas Bengtson and advanced to …

High school baseball Player of the Season

Thursday, July 2, 2015

EVAN VULGAMORE SCHOOL: Bow High HONORS/STATS: The junior catcher was named Division III Player of the Year. THREE FAVORITE THINGS: Playing baseball, listening to music and hanging out with my friends Describe your season in one word. Fulfilling …

East turns it around at halftime to win CHaD All-Star Game, 29-15

Sunday, June 28, 2015

MANCHESTER – They found the end zone early. They were up by two scores in the middle of the first quarter. They came up with five turnovers in the first half. It was a great way for Team …

CHaD East-West All-Star game: A game of second chances

Saturday, June 27, 2015

The injuries happened on the same day, Sept. 20, 2014. That’s when Merrimack Valley quarterback Ivan Niyomugabo broke his left wrist and Concord receiver/defensive back Jacob Szulc broke his right leg. Both were lost for the rest of …

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Softball switch Softball’s Granite State Games, showcasing the top 2015 high school graduates, was postponed on Tuesday and rescheduled to this evening at Plymouth State University. The two doubleheaders pitting players from each of New Hampshire’s four divisions will begin at 5 p.m. …

Granite State Games softball rosters filled with area players

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Eighteen area softball players were selected to compete in the Granite State Games, pitting the top high school seniors from each of the four divisions against each other. The games will be played Tuesday at Plymouth State University, with two doubleheaders beginning at 5 p.m. Concord’s Cassidy Emerson …

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, June 19, 2015

FINAL POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (Last week’s rank) 1. COE-BROWN GIRLS’ TRACK (1) won its fourth straight Division II title with 151 points, the most in this championship run. 2. COE-BROWN SOFTBALL (2) defended its D-II title and finished 17-3 by outscoring its four playoff opponents 35-6. …

High school baseball all-state teams announced; Bow’s Vulgamore D-III Player of the Year

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Evan Vulgamore, a junior catcher on the Bow High baseball team, was named Division III Player of the Year by the NH Baseball Coaches Association. Bow’s Dennis Ordway was named D-III Assistant Coach of the Year, and Winnisquam’s …

Concord High claims Monitor Cup for second straight school year

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Concord High successfully defended the Monitor Cup for the 2014-15 school year, keeping its claim as the top athletic program in the Monitor’s coverage area. The Crimson Tide built a big lead with a runaway winter season, then held off strong springs from Coe-Brown and Hopkinton. The Monitor …