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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 rallied past St. Thomas, 38-28, with a …

High school Player of the Season for boys’ soccer

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Riley McNicholas SCHOOL: Hopkinton High HONORS/STATS: The senior midfielder scored 23 goals with 10 assists this year, with his Hawks teams losing only once (other than in PKs) in the last three years. THREE FAVORITE THINGS: Family, soccer, friends. Which player on your own team would you hate to play against? And why? …

High school Athlete of the Season for boys’ cross country

Friday, November 21, 2014

Dom Repucci SCHOOL: Hopkinton High HONORS/STATS: The junior finished third at the state Meet of Champions (15:47.7), second in Division III (16:38.0) and 18th in New England (16:15). THREE FAVORITE THINGS: Running, playing music and spending time with my friends. Where is your favorite place to run cross country in New Hampshire, and …

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 …

Kearsarge football team overmatched by Kennett, 48-14, in D-II playoffs

Sunday, November 9, 2014

NORTH CONWAY – In order for Kearsarge to upset Kennett in the Division II North Conference championship game yesterday, the Cougars knew they had to minimize big plays and avoid falling behind early. But with Will Pollard guiding the undefeated Eagles’ attack, Kearsarge’s game plan was spoiled. The …

Bow cruises past Bishop Brady for spot in D-III football semifinals

Sunday, November 9, 2014

BOW – The Falcons say they are capable of better. That’s a scary thought, because yesterday the defending champion Bow football team looked pretty darn good. Matt Ehrenberg made big plays on both sides of the ball, rushing …