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Bow's Lauren Scarpetti kicks the ball during Wednesday's 5-1 win at Laconia High School, Nov. 5, 2014. Keenan scored Bow's first goal of the night.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

High school Player of the Season for girls’ soccer

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Lauren Scarpetti SCHOOL: Bow High HONORS/STATS: The senior midfielder led the Falcons to back-to-back perfect 20-0 seasons, scoring four goals and assisting on 16 others, including two assists in both the semifinals and championship. THREE FAVORITE THINGS: Traveling, Christmas, and cinnamon rolls Which player on your own team would you hate to play against? And why? Caitlyn Keenan or Maddie …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Division II final four

Friday, November 7, 2014

Semifinals John Stark 2, Coe-Brown 1 Hanover 4, Portsmouth 0 Final Sunday, noon At Bill Ball Stadium Exeter H.S. No. 2 John Stark (16-2-1) vs. No. 1 Hanover (16-1-2) …

Bow girls’ soccer team beats Stevens, 5-1, returns to D-III title game

Thursday, November 6, 2014

LACONIA – It was a force all year and has been a juggernaut in the playoffs, but the Bow girls’ soccer team hasn’t been permitted to take such a large-picture view of itself. Coach Jay Vogt has kept …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Thursday, November 6, 2014

High school tournaments today Girls’ soccer Division II semifinals At Stellos Stadium, Nashua No. 3 Coe-Brown (15-3-0) vs. No. 2 John Stark (15-2-1), 4 p.m. Previous tournament games: Coe-Brown topped No. 14 Merrimack Valley, 4-1, and No. 6 Windham, 3-2 in overtime. John Stark blanked No. 15 St. …

All-State volleyball teams

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Two local senior captains were named First Team All-State volleyball players yesterday in voting done by the New Hampshire Volleyball Coaches Association – Coe-Brown’s Emma Easler in Division II and Winnisquam’s Erica Doubleday in Division III. Easler and the fifth-seeded Bears play in the semifinals of the D-II …

Bow’s consecutive title-game streak

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Top-seeded Bow secured a berth in its fifth straight D-III championship game. How the Falcons have fared in the previous four: 2010 – Campbell 2, Bow 1 2011 – Bow 2, Campbell 1 2012 – Hopkinton 1, Bow 0 2013 – Bow 1, Hopkinton 0 2014 – vs. …

Underdog Pittsfield boys’ soccer team earns berth in title game

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

LACONIA – They lost their first two matches of the season. A month ago they were a lackluster 4-6-2. They were the No. 11 seed when the Division IV boys’ soccer tournament began. But after yesterday’s 2-0 semifinal …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

High school tournaments today Girls’ soccer Division III semifinals At Laconia H.S. No. 4 Stevens (13-3-2) vs. No. 1 Bow (18-0-0), 6 p.m. Previous tournament games: Stevens bested No. 13 Gilford, 5-0, and No. 5 Campbell, 5-3. Bow ousted No. 16 Kearsarge, 7-1, and No. 8 Hopkinton, 5-1. …

Pittsfield’s road to the final

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Unexpected journey The 11th-seeded Pittsfield boys’ soccer team has won three straight tournament games, two of them over higher-seeded teams, to earn a spot in Saturday’s D-IV championship game at Southern N.H. University at 10 a.m. The Panthers’ road to the final: First round – def. No. 6 …

Offense erupts as Hopkinton boys’ soccer returns to Division III final

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

LACONIA – Recent opponents have adopted the “pack it in” strategy when facing the Hopkinton boys’ soccer team. Winners of 38 consecutive matches entering last night’s Division III tournament semifinal against Somersworth, the Hawks have had to drudge …