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Pittsfield's #7 Morgan Corliss and Moultonborough Academy's #4 Gwen Fifield collide fighting for the ball in the second half in Pittsfield Monday.

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 takes the support of the entire team to keep the ball in its opponents’ end or at least force them to have to work hard to keep the ball away from their own. Yesterday afternoon, the Generals did both of those things, receiving four goals from four different players and effectively limiting Pembroke’s scoring chances, in a 4-0 victory on John Stark’s home field. The win boosts … 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 1 team, 6-0. Brett Patnode, Hayden Parent, Noah Drew (shorthanded), Ian Dennison, Michael Stoddard and … 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 Falcons made the statement they hoped to in yesterday’s season-opening 35-7 victory over Campbell. “Leading … 0

High school Stars of the Day

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Matt LaTourette, Concord golf, even-par 36, medalist Caitlyn Shea, Concord volleyball, 27 assists in 3-0 win Doug Champagne, Bow golf, 35, medalist Adam Devine, Kearsarge golf, 37, medalist Kaleigh Davis, Kearsarge girls’ soccer, second straight shutout in 1-0 win … 0

High schools: Concord boys’ soccer team wins battle against Pinkerton

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

For most Division I boys’ soccer teams, Concord is a measuring stick. The Crimson Tide, after all, has been to the semifinals six of the last nine years. But the Tide also needs to test itself against top … 0

Concord volleyball not quite elite, but trying to make the climb

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The mantra has been consistent for the Concord High girls’ volleyball team in recent seasons. “Improvement” and “progress” have been the slogans, with “championship” and “title” potentially being terms and goals for another day. The emphasis on patience is necessary for a team that won only three matches … 0

High schools: Hopkinton on the run to a pair of cross country wins

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Just 10 days removed from the season-opening early bird meet in Gilford, the Hopkinton High cross country teams are shaving minutes off their times. Yesterday in North Sutton, all 10 of the Hawks’ scoring runners dropped their times … 0

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

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

High school girls’ volleyball outlook Coe-Brown Division: II Coach: Rick Veno (4th year) Last year: 18-1, D-II champion Returning st arters: Amanda Riley, sr., OH; Debbie Peabody, sr., L; Emma Easler, sr., MB; Abby Ahern, sr., OH; Katie Tomaszewski, sr., MB; Lacey Locke, sr., S Top newcomers: Casey … 0

High schools: John Stark football sees signs of encouragement in 35-14 loss to Milford

Sunday, September 7, 2014

WEARE – The final score didn’t suggest it, but John Stark football Coach Jim O’Rourke knew his team made a step forward in its opener, even while the Milford Spartans gathered to celebrate a three-score victory on the … 0

Concord pulls out opening win with last-minute touchdown

Saturday, September 6, 2014

For a team looking to establish its identity, gritty isn’t a bad place to start. The Concord football team gave up the tying touchdown in the fourth quarter, then made three defensive stands and came up with the … 1

High schools: Cougars come up big

Saturday, September 6, 2014

NORTH SUTTON – Ryan Stanley had already been beaten for two touchdowns. But with Pembroke driving late in the fourth in search of the tying touchdown, Stanley found some redemption. The Kearsarge senior was giving up several inches … 0

High school Stars of the Day

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Xenthios Cyr, Pittsfield boys’ soccer, 3 goals, 2 assists in 6-0 win Gianna Celenza, Bow girls’ soccer, 2 goals in 3-1 win over Hopkinton Cassie Contigiani, Belmont girls’ soccer, 2 goals in 3-1 win Tucker Burt, MV football, 12 carries, 97 yards, TD in 26-14 loss Samantha Reed … 0

Merrimack Valley fades in opener, falls 26-14 to Kennett

Saturday, September 6, 2014

PENACOOK – It could have been a win, if not for one play, or two, perhaps three. But late in the game, whenever those plays were there to swing the flow of the game, the Merrimack Valley football team was the one falling short. Call it opening week … 0