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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 …

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 …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Sunday, November 9, 2014

High school tournaments today Girls’ soccer Division II championship At Bill Ball Stadium, Exeter H.S., noon No. 2 John Stark (16-2-1) vs. No. 1 Hanover (16-1-2) Previous tournament games: John Stark blanked No. 15 St. Thomas, 2-0, edged No. 7 Goffstown, 3-2, and No. 3 Coe-Brown, 2-1. Hanover …

Statewide football playoff scores

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Division I North – Bedford 21, Concord 13 South – Pinkerton 31, Londonderry 14 East – Exeter 35, Portsmouth 6 West – Bishop Guertin 27, Alvirne 9 Division II North – Kennett 48, Kearsarge 14 South – Windham 40, Milford 16 East – St. Thomas 50, MV 20 …

New England cross country team results

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Girls team results 1. La Salle Academy (R.I.), 80 2. Coe-Brown, 93 3. Tolland (Conn.), 114 4. Glastonbury (Conn.), 213 5. Champlain Valley Union (Vt.), 236 New Hampshire 7. Concord, 324 8. Bishop Guertin, 334 11. Pinkerton, 340 14. Winnacunnet, 384 22. Souhegan, 493 Boys team results Top …

A look at some of Hopkinton’s best scoring chances in Div. III final

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Close calls The Hopkinton boys’ soccer team didn’t find the net against Prospect Mountain, but it had opportunities: 11th minute: Riley McNicholas pass to Kevin Smith, saved by Jake Towle. 38th minute: Austin Brehio pass to Jacob Rockwood, shot off left post. 90th minute (overtime): McNicholas gets loose …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Saturday, November 8, 2014

High school tournaments today Boys’ soccer Division III championship At Southern NH University, 1:45 p.m. No. 2 Prospect Mountain (19-0-0) vs. No. 1 Hopkinton (19-0-0) P revious tournament games: Prospect Mountain shut out No. 15 Kearsarge, 3-0, No. 10 Belmont, 1-0, and No. 3 Gilford, 1-0 in overtime. …

John Stark girls’ soccer team holds off Coe-Brown to secure spot in D-II final

Friday, November 7, 2014

NASHUA – Before every game, the players on the John Stark girls’ soccer team repeat this phrase, “Good teams become great ones when the members trust each other enough to surrender the me for the we.” As the …

Coe-Brown volleyball team comes up short in bid for D-II repeat

Friday, November 7, 2014

DERRY – There were blown leads, comeback attempts cut short and enough miscues for the Coe-Brown girls’ volleyball team to be aware that it was letting opportunities slip away – and against the opponent it could least afford …

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, November 7, 2014

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (with last week’s rank) 1. COE-BROWN GIRLS X-C (1) The Bears placed four in the top 7 to win their fourth straight Meet of Champions. 2. BOW GOLF (2) The three-time D-III champs have won 49 straight matches, a streak that goes back …