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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 …

High schools: Hopkinton softball falls off pace late in quarterfinal loss to Campbell

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

For five innings, Hopkinton gave two-time defending champion Campbell all it could handle. Hawks starter Becca Shatney locked her team in a pitchers’ duel with the Cougars’ Olivia Martinage. Neither team was willing to budge, making all the …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

High school tournaments today Softball Division II semifinals At Southern NH University No. 7 Pembroke (14-4) vs. No. 3 Coe-Brown (15-3), 5 p.m. Previous tournament games: Pembroke nipped No. 10 St. Thomas, 5-4, and upset No. 2 Windham, 1-0 in nine innings. Coe-Brown bested No. 14 Kennett, 5-1, …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Monday, June 8, 2015

High school tournaments today Softball Division III quarterfinals No. 8 Hopkinton (14-3) at No. 1 Campbell (16-1), 4 p.m. P revious tournament games: Hopkinton topped No. 9 Newport, 4-1. Campbell blanked No. 16 Monadnock, 10-0. Head to head: Campbell edged Hopkinton, 10-8, in the regular-season finale on May …

Kearsarge girls’ lacrosse team barely off the mark in semifinal loss

Sunday, June 7, 2015

BEDFORD – The clangs rang loud in the ears of the Kearsarge girls’ lacrosse team. The Cougars hit the post four times during a three-minute span in yesterday’s Division III semifinal against Laconia, and each time the clang …

High schools: Tide softball reaches ninth final four in 11 years

Sunday, June 7, 2015

With nine final four appearances in the last 11 years, reaching the semifinals might seem like old hat for the Concord High softball team. Not so. Especially this year, when the Tide entered the season with no varsity …

Squeeze bunt in ninth helps Pembroke upset Windham in Division II softball quarterfinals

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Russ Saucier knew he was going to have to get creative. He had seen enough swings and misses from his Pembroke softball team in its Division II quarterfinal game to know that, if the Spartans were going to convert on their rare scoring chances against a decisively favored …

Area champs at Meet of Champions

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Girls Hannah Parker, Coe-Brown (800 in 2:08.16) Elisabeth Danis, Coe-Brown (3,200 in 10:47.53) Ariel Clachar, Coe-Brown (long jump in 17-11) Ahna McCusker, Katie Scannell, Parker and Danis, Coe-Brown (4x800 relay in 9:20.38) Kristie Schoffield, MV (400 in 56.39) Boys Dom Repucci, Dom, Hopkinton (3,200 in 9:19.38) Zach Astle, …

Meet of Champions results

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Girls 100 – 1. Yorgelis Ortiz, Londonderry, 12.51; 2. Amy Arena, Milford, 12.77; 3. Jelasa Nelson, Coe-Brown, 12.92; 4. Ariel Clachar, Coe-Brown, 12.98; 5. Taylor Choate, North, 13.09; 6. Lauren Montgomery, Coe-Brown, 13.13 200 – 1. Corinne Kennedy, Lebanon, 25.36; 2. Yorgelis Ortiz, Londonderry, 25.6; 3. Ariel Clachar, …

Coe-Brown girls shine again at track and field Meet of Champions

Sunday, June 7, 2015

LONDONDERRY – For the past four years, the Coe-Brown girls have dominated the outdoor track and field scene. And the Bears’ senior class was at it again yesterday, leading Coe-Brown to multiple victories and top-six finishes (the qualifying cutoff for New Englands) at the Meet of Champions. Hannah …

Defending champ Coe-Brown into D-II softball semifinals

Saturday, June 6, 2015

NORTHWOOD – Scratching for runs in the early innings yesterday, the Coe-Brown softball team was itching to break out offensively. That finally happened as the Bears erupted for 11 runs in their final two at-bats. The result was …