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Bishop Brady graduate Brendan Johnson fires a pass out of a clean pocket during New Hampshire’s victory over Vermont in the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl in Castleton, Vt., on Saturday. Johnson tossed three TD passes, helping the Granite State win its 15th straight game in the series. 

(Valley News - Kristen Zeis)

Gutsy trick play helps New Hampshire overcome Vermont for 15th straight Shrine Game victory

Sunday, August 2, 2015

CASTLETON, Vt. – The New Hampshire team was about to run the play that would change the course of the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl, and as he lined up at his wide receiver position, Kyle Gaudet had one thought: Catch the ball. He had already gone through what happened when he didn’t. “I was thinking ‘I’ve got to catch this,’ …

Brendan Johnson’s Shrine Game touchdown passes

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Bishop Brady’s Brendan Johnson spearheaded New Hampshire’s come-from-behind 27-12 victory in the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl, throwing for 223 yards and three scores, all in the fourth quarter. A look at his touchdowns: From Vermont 40, 4th-and-10: Johnson throws 7-yard pass to Kyle Gaudet, who laterals the ball back to Dennis Bishop for 33-yard touchdown (15-12 NH), 11:51 From Vermont 17, 3rd-and-15: Johnson …

Concord High’s Scharlotte practices making new friends in preparation for Shrine Game

Saturday, August 1, 2015

High school rivalries die hard. Just ask Will Scharlotte, a linebacker for the New Hampshire team in the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl, who took a while to get into the Shrine spirit. “I hated some of those kids going into the week,” the former Concord High standout said. “Just because they were on …

Girls’ lacrosse all-state teams announced

Monday, June 15, 2015

Kearsarge’s Anna Stowell, a junior attack, is the lone area girls’ lacrosse player to receive first team all-state recognition, as voted on by the NH Girls’ Lacrosse Coaches Association. Stowell helped lead the Cougars to a 13-3 record and the Division III semifinals before losing to eventual champion …

Parker, Clachar are runners-up at New England meet

Monday, June 15, 2015

It seems the only way to beat the Coe-Brown girls’ track and field team is to set a record. The Bears came home from Saco, Maine, with a pair of runner-up finishes at the New England Track & …

D-II softball final: Coe-Brown overwhelms top seed Goffstown to repeat as champs

Sunday, June 14, 2015

MANCHESTER – Coe-Brown was in the field for all of two pitches in last night’s Division II softball championship when shortstop Amanda Riley made an error. But don’t mention that to Riley, it’s kind of a touchy subject. …

Twin State lacrosse rosters announced

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Hopkinton’s James McCluskey and John Stark’s Terry Zervos will represent the boys’ team and Bishop Brady’s Sarah Thomas and John Stark’s Hailey Nase will represent the girls’ team for New Hampshire at the annual NH/VT Twin State lacrosse games Saturday at Hanover High. The girls’ game begins at …

Coe-Brown wins fourth softball title

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Coe-Brown improved to 4-4 in softball championship games with yesterday’s convincing victory. Their title-game history: Wins 2015 – def. Goffstown, 10-1 2014 – def. John Stark, 6-5 2010 – def. Kennett, 5-3 1978 – def. Littleton (score NA) Losses 2013 – lost to ConVal, 5-3 2009 – lost …

Six seniors pave way to Coe-Brown’s third straight championship appearance

Saturday, June 13, 2015

MANCHESTER – Two years ago, the Coe-Brown softball team made its way to Southern New Hampshire University with a core of sophomores taking the big stage for the first time. The top-seeded Bears reached the Division II title …

High school softball All-State teams released

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Franklin’s Alexis Colpack was named Division III softball Player of the Year, and 13 other area players received First Team All-State recognition, as voted on by the New Hampshire Softball Coaches Association. Concord’s Cassidy Emerson and Deb Morrill were named to the Division I first team. Coe-Brown’s Amanda …

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Saturday, June 13, 2015

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (Last week’s rank) 1. COE-BROWN GIRLS’ TRACK (1) won four events and had 11 top-six finishes (New England qualifiers) at the Meet of Champions. 2. COE-BROWN SOFTBALL (9) will play in its third …

D-II softball semifinals: Coe-Brown going to the ’ship for a third straight season

Friday, June 12, 2015

MANCHESTER – As soon as the ball leapt off Amanda Riley’s bat, most everyone at Southern New Hampshire University knew the confines of the softball field could not keep the ball in play. And as Riley rounded third, …

Defensive woes haunt Hopkinton baseball in Division III semifinal loss to Campbell

Friday, June 12, 2015

MANCHESTER – Dreaded as season-ending losses are, there is an agreed upon way to go about settling for them. Teams want to go out with their best efforts and their best games – and most of all, without …