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Bishop Brady quarterback Brendan Johnson sets the state touchdown passing record with his 31st of the season in the Green Giants' 54-14 loss to Bow. (RICH MIYARA / NH Sports Photography)

High school Player of the Season for football

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Brendan Johnson SCHOOL: Bishop Brady HONORS/STATS: The senior quarterback set a state record for touchdown passes in a season with 31. THREE FAVORITE THINGS: 1) Friends and family; 2) Sports; 3) Twitter; feel free to follow me @BrendanJ11 Which player on your own team would you hate to play against? And why? I would hate to play against Andrew Jousset because he is a smart and very fast wide receiver. What did it mean to you to break the state single-season TD passing record? It meant a lot to me because I worked so hard since starting as a freshman, and to achieve a goal …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Youth hockey The Brine Sporting Goods Concord Youth Hockey Bantam 1 team went 1-1 in Valley League Hockey action over the weekend. On Saturday, the Caps beat Framingham, 7-2, with Liam O’Brian (two goals), Dominique Biron (goal, two assists) and Colin Kastle (goal, two assists) leading the way on offense. In the second game, the Caps lost, 2-1, to the Waltham Bantam 1 …

High school football champions crowned

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Jack Hanaway scored three rushing touchdowns and TJ Urbanik added two, including a 94-yarder, as the Pinkerton Academy football team dominated Bedford, 37-0, to win the Division I championship yesterday in Durham. With the win, the Astros ended a run of three straight losses in the championship game and claimed their 13th title overall, 11 of them since 1985. In Division II, Windham …

Texas high school football team makes playoffs – with 57-game losing streak

Thursday, November 13, 2014

DALLAS – Houston Scarborough Coach Ajani Sanders understands there are people who don’t think his 0-10 team with a 57-game losing streak should be in the Texas high school football playoffs. And he isn’t worried about what the …

NHIAA football playoff games streamed live

Monday, November 10, 2014

Three of this weekend’s high school football semifinal games will be streamed live on the NFHS Network, as well as all three championship games on Nov. 22. This Saturday’s online lineup includes Exeter at Bedford in Division I, Hollis-Brookline at Windham in Division II, and Gilford at Newport …

Hanover’s experience prevails over John Stark’s youth, 2-1, for D-II girls’ soccer title

Monday, November 10, 2014

EXETER – Down a goal in the final minutes of yesterday’s Division II girls’ soccer final, John Stark didn’t just search for the equalizer. The Generals cajoled, scrapped and hustled for every inch of turf and touch of …

D-III championship: Bow blanks Raymond to win second straight title

Monday, November 10, 2014

LACONIA – There was nothing but joy and elation coming from the players on the Bow girls’ soccer team. But with Coach Jay Vogt, there was a hint of relief to the happiness, as well. The reactions fit …

Bow girls’ soccer by the numbers

Sunday, November 9, 2014

2 straight D-III titles 40 straight wins 5 straight title game appearances 3 titles in the last four years 11/3/12 the last time Bow lost …

Hanover-John Stark: How they scored

Sunday, November 9, 2014

8th minute Sophie Lubrano off corner kick from Alexi Kim. Hanover 1, John Stark 0 24th minute Susanna Penfield head ball over charging keeper. Hanover 2, John Stark 0 25th minute Angela Beeso off a through ball from Kendall Keim. Hanover 2, John Stark 1 …

Hopkinton boys’ soccer team dethroned in penalty kicks

Sunday, November 9, 2014

MANCHESTER – The Hopkinton boys’ soccer team spent the past two seasons putting together a winning streak any coach would envy. It ended yesterday, in a way that would draw any coach’s sympathy. The Hawks’ reign as Division …

Pittsfield boys’ soccer team’s unexpected title bid ends in penalty kicks

Sunday, November 9, 2014

MANCHESTER – The penalty kick was bending toward the upper right corner, just where Pittsfield’s Xenthios Cyr had aimed. Unfortunately for Cyr and the Panthers, that’s also just where Derryfield keeper Tommy Cissel guessed the shot was going. …

Bedford’s defense ends Concord’s title defense, 21-13

Sunday, November 9, 2014

BEDFORD – The what-ifs will linger with Concord throughout the offseason. What if the Tide hadn’t fumbled deep in its own territory to start the game, leading to a Bedford touchdown and a first-half struggle for field position? …

Merrimack Valley football team knocked out in first round again

Sunday, November 9, 2014

PORTSMOUTH – After making the postseason for the first time last season, the ­Merrimack Valley football team was looking to take the next step in 2014. St. Thomas made sure that didn’t happen. The Saints (8-1) pulled away with 23 unanswered points in the fourth quarter of yesterday’s …