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Boys’ soccer: Three headlines from the 2023 season
11-08-2023 9:06 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

The 2023 season couldn’t have ended any better for Josh Smith in his first year as the head coach of Bow boys’ soccer. The Falcons finished the regular season 14-1-1 before taking down top-seeded Lebanon in the championship game for the school’s first...


Girls’ soccer: Coe-Brown loses to Hollis-Brookline in first-ever championship game appearance
11-05-2023 9:37 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

EXETER – No. 3 Coe-Brown (14-4-1) didn’t look like a team that hadn’t ever before played in a championship game, at least early on. Just five minutes into Sunday’s title match with No. 1 Hollis-Brookline (19-0-0) at Exeter High School, Abbey Frank...


Volleyball: Coe-Brown’s season of ‘grit’ ends with championship loss to Oyster River
11-04-2023 7:52 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

DERRY – Time and again this season, Coe-Brown volleyball could’ve mailed it in. Off-the-court issues could’ve splintered the team irreparably, with players counting the days until the season was over. But faced with a choice – to continue to fight...


Boys’ soccer: Bow takes down Lebanon 2-1, wins first ever Division II title
11-04-2023 8:09 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

NASHUA – Bow goalkeeper Aaron Barrieau pumped both of his fists, the ball tucked under his arm. He’d just grabbed it off a bounce after Lebanon’s last-gasp offensive attack. The Falcons held a 2-1 lead late in the second half.“(The referee) was like,...


Girls’ soccer: Penalty kicks end No. 5 Bow’s season after spirited defensive battle with top-seeded Hollis-Brookline
11-03-2023 10:12 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

EXETER – If No. 5 Bow (12-4-2) was to stand any chance of beating No. 1 Hollis-Brookline (18-0-0) in the Division II semifinals at Bill Ball Stadium in Exeter on Thursday night, the Falcons were going to have to turn in an immaculate defensive...


Volleyball: No. 2 Coe-Brown methodically picks apart No. 3 Souhegan to clinch spot in Saturday’s championship
11-01-2023 9:33 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

DERRY – Come the semifinal round of the playoffs, experience can sometimes matter just as much as pure talent, composure just as much as elite athleticism. On Tuesday at Pinkerton Academy, No. 2 Coe-Brown (15-3) relied on its experience, composure and...


Boys’ soccer: No. 4 Hopkinton suffers ‘brutal’ loss to No. 1 Campbell in penalty kicks
10-31-2023 10:59 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

LACONIA – It was the type of game any young soccer player dreams of playing in: A brisk chill in the air, a back-and-forth slugfest, an appearance in the championship game on the line. But when Campbell goalkeeper Jack Bourque turned aside a shot from...


Boys’ soccer: No. 2 Bow explodes for two goals late, Falcons survive strong effort from No. 7 Coe-Brown
10-27-2023 7:40 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

BOW – The game felt destined for overtime. Scoreless for more than 75 minutes, Friday afternoon’s Division II quarterfinal between No. 2 Bow (15-1-1) and No. 7 Coe-Brown (9-8-1) easily could’ve gone either way. Both goalies, Alex Readel for the Bears...


‘Believe in themselves’: Tim Snow has Franklin football a win away from the playoffs
10-27-2023 10:57 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

Two years ago, Franklin football had just finished the season 0-8. The Golden Tornadoes scored one touchdown all year. They were outscored 323-8 overall.Head coach Tim Snow’s first season at Franklin High School in 2021 finished somewhat as expected...


Field hockey: John Stark’s energy, experience launch the Generals into D-II championship game
10-26-2023 11:56 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

EXETER – The evening began with a roar of energy from the John Stark sideline, and it ended with still more celebration. The top seed in Division II field hockey continued its quest for a second straight championship, while also stopping and taking in...


Field hockey: Bow drops semifinal in overtime to Kennett, ends underdog run
10-26-2023 10:52 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

EXETER – The end of an underdog playoff run inevitably brings conflicting feelings: feelings of satisfaction and appreciation for how much the group overachieved, but also feelings of disappointment and frustration ruminating over what could’ve...


Volleyball: Promising season for Concord comes to an end Wednesday night against Pinkerton
10-25-2023 11:17 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

CONCORD – The first month of the Tide’s 2023 season couldn’t have gone much better. Through 12 games, Concord sat at 10-2, poised for a top seed in the Division I playoffs. But against tougher competition down the stretch of the schedule, the Tide...


Boys’ soccer: Merrimack Valley’s season ends with a whimper 
10-25-2023 12:08 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

PENACOOK – Merrimack Valley’s season has been one of head-scratching outcomes, both good and bad.On Tuesday against No. 11 Plymouth (8-7-2) in the preliminary round of the playoffs, the No. 6 seed in Division II turned in dud. For a team that took...


Renee Zobel: Coe-Brown volleyball coach, marine biologist and mushroom aficionado
10-21-2023 4:00 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

As she walks in the forest – a place that always keeps her grounded and at ease – the mushrooms sprouting near some fallen, dead wood excite Renee Zobel the most.“This is a hen of the woods,” she says with alacrity, pointing to a cohort among several...


Football: Concord comes up three yards short in overtime thriller against Dover
10-21-2023 1:14 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

CONCORD – Concord football’s final home game of the 2023 season featured a little bit of everything for the Crimson Tide: an onside kick recovery, a blocked punt, an interception and multiple big plays.But when Dover’s defense stuffed Tide quarterback...


Field hockey: Successful season for Bow continues with playoff win over Hanover
10-19-2023 8:02 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

BOW – Earlier in the season, Falcons’ head coach Sarah Vaughn wanted to see consistent progress from her players. After a 10-win regular season and a playoff win on Thursday over Hanover, that progress is undeniable.Against a No. 11 Bears (7-7-3) team...


Girls’ soccer: MV’s comeback win over Coe-Brown bolsters the Pride as playoffs loom
10-18-2023 10:34 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

PENACOOK – Coe-Brown looked like a team that hadn’t lost since Aug. 31 for the first 15 minutes or so of Tuesday’s game at Merrimack Valley. Somer Loto slipped a shot behind MV goalie Hannah Verville in the third minute to give the Bears an early 1-0...


Field hockey: Concord rides fast start to win over Timberlane in the D-I prelims
10-18-2023 10:26 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

CONCORD – After the Crimson Tide concluded the regular season on Friday with a somewhat surprising 1-1 tie with Timberlane (6-10-1), Concord wasted little time finding the back of the cage in Tuesday’s rematch in the Division I preliminary round.Just...


Golf: Concord takes home Division I championship after big days from Gavin Richardson, David Bourgeois and Zach Nelson
10-11-2023 8:34 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

After several years of coming oh-so-close to a Division I team championship, Concord finally finished the job on Tuesday at Canterbury Woods to take home the 2023 team title, the program’s first since 2006.Senior Gavin Richardson finished in a tie for...


Golf: Merrimack Valley’s Andrew Surprenant tops the leaderboard at D-II championship; Pride finish seventh as a team, defending champs Bow finish in sixth
10-11-2023 12:22 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

For a program that hadn’t even had a varsity golf team since 2016, merely sending two players to participate in the Division II team championship would’ve been impressive to head coach Joe Dougherty. But on Tuesday at Breakfast Hill Golf Club in...

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