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High School

Plymouth's Sam Slaughter fails to take down senior Tucker Burt during a play Friday night at Merrimack Valley High School, Oct. 24, 2014. Merrimack Valley lost, 28-18.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

High schools: Solid second half can’t save MV football team

Saturday, October 25, 2014

PENACOOK – The focus in football is often on the final minutes, the key moments that tilt close games one way or the other. But in 48-minute games, the early minutes count just as much as the late ones – a hard fact Merrimack Valley was reminded of in a late-season defeat on its home field last night. The Pride …

Kearsarge football team dominates in must-win game

Saturday, October 25, 2014

NORTH SUTTON – The stakes were piled high last night for Kearsarge. It was the last home game of the season, rival Lebanon was in town, and staying alive in the playoff race required a victory. The Cougars didn’t just rise to those challenges, they crushed them. Sophomore Justin Norris returned from an …

High school Stars of the Day

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Justus Turk, Pembroke boys’ soccer, 5 goals in 6-0 win Ireland Tawney, Hopkinton field hockey, goal in 1-0 2OT win Josh Ames, Concord football, 6 carries for 55 yards, 1 catch for 13 yards, 2 sacks, 43-yard INT return for a TD Jeremy Caruso, Pembroke boys’ soccer, 4 assists in 6-0 win Emma Fredericks, Stark volleyball, 9 aces in 3-1 win Kyle Clements …

How Concord erased a fourth-quarter deficit

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Concord scored three fourth-quarter touchdowns to erase a 16-13 deficit. 2:42 – Leo Sudieh 1-yard leap (Dylan Thomson kick). Concord 20, Spaulding 16 5:58 – Sudieh 37-yard interception return. Concord 26, Spaulding 16 7:51 – Rob Law 5-yard run (Thomson kick), after Jacob Lewis INT. Concord 33, Spaulding …

Pembroke to host New Hampshire regatta

Saturday, October 11, 2014

A state rowing championship will be held Sunday in Pembroke on the Merrimack River. The three-mile New Hampshire Championships Regatta at Memorial Park in Pembroke will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end after 3:15 p.m. There are 40 events with boat sizes of singles, pairs, fours and eights, …

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, October 10, 2014

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (with last week’s rank) 1. BOW GOLF (3) The Falcons (22-0) take the top spot after winning their third straight D-III title. 2. BOW FOOTBALL (2) The only undefeated team in D-III will play its only home night game tonight. 3. COE-BROWN GIRLS …

Bow’s depth pays off as Falcons claim third straight Division III golf title

Friday, October 10, 2014

CENTER HARBOR – All season long the Bow golf team outgunned its opponents, boasting talent at the top of its ladder that no team could match and using it to post score after score that no team could …

Hopkinton golf team fails in quest for D-IV title, settles for third place

Friday, October 10, 2014

CENTER HARBOR – During the regular season, Hopkinton finished atop the Division IV golf standings with a 24-1 record. But the Hawks didn’t think they would walk away with yesterday’s D-IV championship at Waukewan Golf Club. They did, …

Bow’s run of dominance

Friday, October 10, 2014

2012 – 21-2 in regular season; shot a 321 in championship round, beating Mascenic by 5 strokes 2013 – 22-0 in regular season; shot a 301 in championship round, beating Pelham by 36 strokes 2014 – 22-0 in regular season; shot a 311 in championship round, beating Mascenic …

Coe-Brown’s Boulanger the bright spot as Bears return to championship play

Friday, October 10, 2014

Two teams ending postseason droughts found out how difficult championship play can be during yesterday’s Division II golf championship at Pease Golf Club. Coe-Brown – which had missed the last four postseasons – shot a 443 and finished in ninth place, while John Stark –which ended an 11-year …

High schools: Pittsfield boys’ soccer team gets back on track

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Pittsfield boys’ soccer Coach Derek Hamilton knew his team needed to right the ship after being winless in its last three games (0-2-1) if it wanted to be in a good position heading into the playoffs. And the …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Thursday, October 9, 2014

High school tournaments today Golf Division I championship At Concord Country Club, 9 a.m. Team qualifiers: No. 1 Bedford (18-2), No. 2 Keene (17-3), No. 3 Manchester Memorial (16-4), No. 3 Pinkerton (16-4), No. 5 Bishop Guertin (14-6), No. 5 Nashua North (14-6), No. 7 Nashua South (13-7), …

High school Stars of the Day

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Casey Clark, Pittsfield boys’ soccer, 2 goals in victory Bridgette Winters, H-D girls’ soccer, 2 goals, 2 assists in 4-3 OT victory Erica Doubleday, Winnisquam volleyball, 28 assists, 3 aces in 3-0 win Chris Duggan, Belmont boys’ soccer, 3 assists in 9-0 win …