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Brady's Chris Thurber scores his second touchdown as he bowls over Newfound's Scott Sargent before the half at Memorial Field Saturday. Thurber was assessed a penalty for lowering his head but the TD was allowed.
(GEOFF FORESTER/Monitor staff)

Johnson takes charge as Brady football team tops Newfound

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Bishop Brady football team came out swinging – and running – against Newfound yesterday, pounding the ball on the ground for 321 yards en route to a 39-26 win. Brady running back Moses Murenzi ran wild against the Newfound defense, finding the end zone on the first play from scrimmage with a 66-yard run, and quarterback Brendan Johnson rushed for two touchdowns of his own. He also had an interception on defense. “He’s an athlete,” Brady Coach Matt Shaw said of the senior quarterback. “He’s a leader and he steps up when he needs to.” He needed to step up a few times early … 0

High schools: Injury subdues Tide’s big 48-15 victory over Dover

Sunday, September 21, 2014

DOVER – They came off the field subdued, the faces not reflecting a football team that had just won by 33 points on the road, spoiling its opponent’s homecoming. Concord High’s 48-15 victory yesterday at Dover was secondary to what happened on the sixth play of the game, and the Tide’s first touch of the football. Jake Szulc, a two-way player at receiver … 0

High schools: Offense is Tide’s best defense in 5-0 field hockey win

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Sometimes a potent offense is all you need. Concord’s defense spent most of yesterday’s game in the midfield rather than defending its goal, the Crimson Tide field hockey team scored in the first two minutes, and relentless offensive pressure led to a 5-0 victory over Nashua South. Oh, and goalie Colleen Casey never … 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

High school Stars of the Day

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Leo Sudieh, Concord football, 258 all-purpose yards (192 rushing, 66 receiving) Tucker Burt, MV football, 6 carries, 126 yards, 3 TDs Emilee Harlow, Pembroke girls’ soccer, 2 goals in 2-1 win Doug Champagne, Bow golf, medalist, 4 under par, 32 Frank Demaria, Bow boys’ soccer, game-winning goal in … 0

High schools: Hopkinton golf team off to 11-0 start

Friday, September 12, 2014

You know you’re doing something right when you get a nickname. Hopkinton’s Nick Fairneny, aka Nicky Fairway, took medalist honors for the third straight match, helping the Hawks add three more victories to their undefeated record (11-0). Hopkinton … 0

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, September 12, 2014

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (with last week’s rank) 1. COE-BROWN GIRLS’ X-C (1) The four-time defending D-II champs swept the top five spots Tuesday in Portsmouth. 2. BOW FOOTBALL (2) The Falcons open their D-III title defense tomorrow against a tough Campbell team. 3. BOW GOLF (5) … 0