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Merrimack Valley's Cassie Carey, left, and Kearsarge's Mycah Kraushaar fight for control of the ball during Tuesday's soccer game at Merrimack Valley High School in Penacook, September 2, 2014. Merrimack Valley beat Kearsarge, 5-1.

(For the Monitor/ELIZABETH FRANTZ)

High schools: MV breaks it open offensively in 5-1 girls’ soccer win

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Merrimack Valley girls’ soccer Coach Jeff Richard said it best: “When you have five different goal scorers, it’s pretty sweet if you are a coach.” After being shut out in its season opener, the Pride (1-1) reaped the rewards of sharing the ball and finishing chances in the offensive third, earning a 5-1 victory at home over Kearsarge (1-1) yesterday. … 0

Concord field hockey team looks for upward trend to continue

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

On the road to becoming a field hockey force, Concord High turned the corner last season. This year, the Crimson Tide is hoping to jump on the freeway. “We’re upping our motivation,” senior tri-captain Brittany Munnell said. “We’re all getting excited because we’re seeing ourselves turning the corner. Seeing that gets everybody excited. … 0

Capsule outlook of the area’s high school field hockey teams

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

High school field hockey outlook Merrimack Valley Division: II Coach: Kim Kenney (20th year) Last year: 12-5-1, D-II runner-up Returning starters: Cassidy Huckins, sr.; Emily Masse, sr.; Izzy Hoyt, jr.; Haley Puntin, sr. Top newcomers: “We have added 12 new players to the varsity roster and each will bring something to our team,” Coach Kenney said. Outlook: After finishing second in Division II … 0

Capsule outlook of the area’s high school golf teams

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

High school golf outlook Bishop Brady Division: II Coach: Ken Gauthier (8th year) Last year: 14-6, 7th place Returning starters: Jack Bryck, sr.; Jackson Bouley, jr.; Danny Bryck, so. Top newcomer : Mary Anne Wiley, fr. Outlook: Coming off last year’s strong season, the Green Giants go into … 0

Hopkinton’s Nelson to play Division I baseball at Pennsylvania

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Former Hopkinton High pitcher Jake Nelson is heading to Division I after committing to pitch for the University of Pennsylvania Monday night. Nelson, a hard thrower whose fastball has been clocked in the low 90s, will join the … 0

Tim O’Sullivan column: All eyes on Niyomugabo at Merrimack Valley

Sunday, August 24, 2014

The officials were supposed to be protecting the quarterbacks. But when it came to Merrimack Valley’s Ivan Niyomugabo, the striped shirts changed from protectors into spectators. The Pride traveled to Monadnock on Friday and before the scrimmage, the … 0

Ivan Niyomugabo by the numbers

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Ivan Niyomugabo’s numbers through his first three seasons at MV: 3,550 passing yards 1,983 rushing yards 41 passing TDs 24 rush TDs Highlight video: www.hudl.com/athlete/2816032/ivan-niyomugabo … 0

NHIAA to players: Play all-star game, lose eligibility

Sunday, August 10, 2014

The state’s governing body of high school athletics recently warned 11 basketball players not to compete in a charity all-star game this month, saying the players would lose their eligibility if they participated. As a result, the players, including Dominic Timbas of Pembroke Academy, Brendan Johnson of Bishop … 0

Ray Duckler: A meeting of the minds for Pembroke? Maybe

Thursday, August 7, 2014

With the speed of a poorly run half-court offense, it appears that, finally, a dispute involving the Pembroke Academy boys’ basketball team might be nearing an end. Optimism emerged from a meeting held yesterday at Southern New Hampshire … 2

New Hampshire makes it 14 in a row over Vermont in Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl

Saturday, August 2, 2014

HANOVER – The swarming, stifling defense showed up, as expected. But New Hampshire’s Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl offense wasn’t about to let one side of the ball soak in all of the spotlight. Bolstered by an up-tempo, explosive … 0

Quick strikes through the air make it a runaway early for N.H.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

The New Hampshire offense used long passes to either score or set up early touchdowns. 1st Quarter Trevor Knight 37 pass to Nick Vailas, TD, 9:19 (7-0 NH) Knight 28 pass to Cole Martin, TD, 4:52 (13-0 NH) Knight 40 pass to Alec Boucher (Knight pass to Vailas, … 0

Sanbornton’s Van Tassel will jump from football field to basic training

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Dakota Van Tassel had several options to choose from. College was one. Playing football in college was another. There was a third choice, however, one that the former Winnisquam lineman and wrestler had had in mind for years. … 0

Concord’s Gaudet named captain of NH Shrine team

Friday, August 1, 2014

Concord’s Marc Gaudet, who helped lead the Crimson Tide to an undefeated state championship football season last fall, was named one of four captains for Team New Hampshire for tomorrow’s Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl game. “Honored to be … 0