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Brady's Chris Thurber scores his second touchdown as he bowls over Newfound's Scott Sargent before the half at Memorial Field Saturday. Thurber was assessed a penalty for lowering his head but the TD was allowed.
(GEOFF FORESTER/Monitor staff)

Johnson takes charge as Brady football team tops Newfound

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Bishop Brady football team came out swinging – and running – against Newfound yesterday, pounding the ball on the ground for 321 yards en route to a 39-26 win. Brady running back Moses Murenzi ran wild against the Newfound defense, finding the end zone on the first play from scrimmage with a 66-yard run, and quarterback Brendan Johnson rushed for two touchdowns of his own. He also had an interception on defense. “He’s an athlete,” Brady Coach Matt Shaw said of the senior quarterback. “He’s a leader and he steps up when he needs to.” He needed to step up a few times early … 0

High schools: Injury subdues Tide’s big 48-15 victory over Dover

Sunday, September 21, 2014

DOVER – They came off the field subdued, the faces not reflecting a football team that had just won by 33 points on the road, spoiling its opponent’s homecoming. Concord High’s 48-15 victory yesterday at Dover was secondary to what happened on the sixth play of the game, and the Tide’s first touch of the football. Jake Szulc, a two-way player at receiver … 0

High schools: Offense is Tide’s best defense in 5-0 field hockey win

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Sometimes a potent offense is all you need. Concord’s defense spent most of yesterday’s game in the midfield rather than defending its goal, the Crimson Tide field hockey team scored in the first two minutes, and relentless offensive pressure led to a 5-0 victory over Nashua South. Oh, and goalie Colleen Casey never … 0

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

High school football schedules

Friday, September 5, 2014

DIVISION I Concord Crimson Tide Sept. 5 – vs. Goffstown, 7 Sept. 12 – at Winnacunnet, 7 Sept. 20 – at Dover, 1:30 Sept. 27 – vs. Manchester Central, 1 Oct. 3 – at Manchester Memorial, 7 Oct. 10 – vs. Spaulding, 7 Oct. 17 – at Bedford, … 0

High schools: Turk scores two late goals to lift Pembroke boys’ soccer team over John Stark, 4-2

Friday, September 5, 2014

Down 1-0, it crawled back to tie. Down 2-1, once again it fought back with the equalizer. But the John Stark boys’ soccer team didn’t have a response for the blazing speed of Pembroke senior Justus Turk, whose … 0

Division II football: MV poised for playoff return with Niyomugabo, Burt

Friday, September 5, 2014

Even in his first year at the helm, Merrimack Valley’s Jim Coll knows one of the cardinal rules of being a head coach. If it isn’t broken, don’t try to fix it. “I am not smart enough, or … 0

Defending champ Concord goes back to work

Friday, September 5, 2014

Late last November, after completing the most perfect season in the 116-year history of Concord High football – a 12-0 state championship – the Crimson Tide took a brief break to celebrate the accomplishment. Then, they went back … 0

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, September 5, 2014

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team 1. COE-BROWN GIRLS’ X-C The four-time defending D-II champs return most of the team that won the New England title. 2. BOW FOOTBALL The Falcons bring back loads of talent from last year’s … 0

Division III football preview: Conference changes should create strongest postseason field

Friday, September 5, 2014

The entire structure of high school football was reworked last year. This season, Division III gets another realignment as the four conferences consolidate into two – South (Bishop Brady, Bow, Winnisquam, Campbell, Epping/Newmarket, Farmington/Nute, Raymond) and North (Franklin, … 0

Concord schedule

Friday, September 5, 2014

Sept. 5 – vs. Goffstown, 7 Sept. 12 – at Winnacunnet, 7 Sept. 20 – at Dover, 1:30 Sept. 27 – vs. Man. Central, 1 Oct. 3 – at Man. Memorial, 7 Oct. 10 – vs. Spaulding, 7 Oct. 17 – at Bedford, 7 Oct. 24 – vs. … 0