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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...


Girls’ soccer: Hopkinton gearing up for playoff intensity after rolling over Sanborn on senior day
10-11-2023 12:22 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

CONTOOCOOK – Usually, an 8-1 win satisfies a head coach. But with the playoffs looming and Hopkinton poised to secure a top-four seed in Division III, head coach Mike Zahn needs the Hawks (12-1-1) to stay locked in.On Tuesday, they were able to take...


Football: Jim Corkum blames bad coaching in Concord’s loss to Alvirne
10-07-2023 9:37 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

CONCORD – Crimson Tide head coach Jim Corkum was quite blunt after his team lost 19-12 against Alvirne (2-3) on Friday night to fall to 1-4 in NHIAA play this season.“It comes down to bad coaching,” he said. “I guess that’s the only thing I could put...


Boys’ soccer: Pembroke keeps the good times rolling with a win over Coe-Brown
10-04-2023 12:13 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

NORTHWOOD – Just a week ago, Pembroke Academy boys’ soccer had little to feel encouraged about. A 1-0 loss to Bow on Tuesday dropped the Spartans to 1-6-1 on the season. But a week later, Pembroke’s flipped its season upside down, having won three...


Field hockey: Kearsarge hangs in defensively, capitalizes in overtime to beat Hopkinton
09-28-2023 11:56 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

CONTOOCOOK – Time and time again, Hopkinton came so close. The Hawks controlled the ball and had openings to shoot but just couldn’t find the back of the cage. Kearsarge – to its credit – hung in on defense, pressuring Hopkinton enough to disrupt the...


‘Always remembered’: Concord girls’ soccer community comes together to honor Kelsey Mayer
09-28-2023 6:15 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

An air of sadness hung over Memorial Field on Tuesday night, with feelings of despair, but also deep appreciation. A community still in shock, six months after tragedy.Kelsey Mayer, who graduated from Concord High School in 2022 and played on the...


Boys’ soccer: Concord watches 2-0 halftime lead vanish in crushing loss to Portsmouth
09-23-2023 8:57 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

CONCORD – Tide head coach Scott Dunlop didn’t have much to say. He’d just watched his team blow a 2-0 halftime lead at home en route to a 4-2 loss to Portsmouth. There wasn’t much good that came of it.“We’re going to learn from this situation,” he...

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