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Timberwolves to face Hopkinton in quarter-finals

ALTON — Prospect Mountain boy's soccer team earned a spot in the quarter-finals after a physical win over the Raymond Rams 3-2. "Our boys showed a lot of character today." said Prospect coach Gary Noyes. "We panicked early but settled down late in the first half."
Raymond jumped out to an early lead scoring three minutes into the first off the foot of Rams midfielder Tucker MacPhearson. The Timberwolves evened the score six minutes later on a Matt Hamilton goal. The score remained tied until the middle of the second half when Prospect captain midfielder Ken Gilbert was taken down inside the box an awarded a penalty kick. Gilbert went right and the Raymond goalie went left. Raymond responded quickly on MacPherson's second goal of the game two minutes later. Both teams had quality chances to find the back of the net, but the impressive play of both goalkeepers kept the score knotted up at two. Prospect eventually broke the tie on a Gilbert header off of a throw in from the right side. Gilbert's second goal would hold up as the game winner after much pressure from the Rams and and the setting sun in the eyes of Prospect's goalie. Raymond's last quality chance came on a corner kick that was caught by Prospect's keeper. Raymond's coach and players felt that the ball was caught in the net which would have resulted in a goal, but the referees said he was in the field of play resulting in no goal. Prospect Mountain will take on Hopkinton Thursday at 6 p.m. The quarter-final match will be at Merrimack Valley High School.

Last Updated on Monday, 04 November 2013 10:01

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Belmont soccer's post-season run stopped by Campbell

BELMONT — The Belmont High School girls' soccer team could not advance past Campbell in Saturday's quarter-final match in the NHIAA Division III tournament. The third seed Red Raiders were upset 3-1 by the 7th seed Campbell Cougars. Campbell put the pressure on early and often. Belmont goalie Kaitlyn Berry stood up to the challenge, until Campbell midfielder Angela Valenti netted the first goal with 48 seconds remaining in the first half.

The second half began with an unfortunate mistake by a Belmont defender when she attempted to clear out a Cougar corner kick and deflected it into her own net. The goal was credited to Campbell forward Nicole Golden. Belmont cut the lead in half just shy of the halfway mark in the second half when Kelsey Scott accepted the pass from Cassie Contigiani and buried it over the right shoulder of the Campbell keeper. That was as close as Belmont would get. The Cougars added an insurance goal ten minutes later to take down the Red Raiders and advance to the semi-finals at Merrimack Valley on Wednesday at 4 p.m. Raymond will square off against the third seeded Hopkinton Hawks.

Last Updated on Monday, 04 November 2013 09:59

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Belmont gets past Farmington but trips up in Sunapee

The Belmont High School Red Raiders won their first round playoff volleyball game at home against Farmington on October 31. Set scores were 25-23, 25-19 and 25-18. Said coach Melissa Miner, "Tonight was the best I have seen them all play in a couple of weeks. Every player was a contributing factor to the win. The biggest key to our success was we played together as a team." Belmont's Megan Bailey recorded one kill, five digs and 27 assists. Alyssa Woods had seven kills and one dig. Louisa Bergeron had ten kills. Shannon Conway had five kills and four digs, and Jessie Bergeron had 28 digs and one assist.

Belmont traveled to Sunapee on Sunday for the quarter-final match, where the Raiders' dreams of making the semi-final round were dashed with a 3-1 loss. The match was very competitive, with each set decided by four points or less. Miner said, "It wasn't the ending that the Red Raiders wanted.  We were determined to get to the Final Four in Plymouth.  However, Sunapee gave us a fight, they are a very scrappy and smart team.  We struggled in the first three matches with a lot of unforced errors and serving errors, but we kept pushing on.  I was hoping that with the experience that we had with five seniors  that would be an advantage, but it just wasn't our day.  We had a great season and will be saddened with the departure of our seniors." In Sunapee, Woods recorded one ace, six kills and one dig. Bailey had one ace, six kills, two digs and 36 assists. Conway had six kills, Louisa Bergeron had 11 kills and Jessie Bergeron had one ace, one kill and 19 digs.

Last Updated on Monday, 04 November 2013 09:46

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Waukewan Golf Ladies donate $1,000 to American Heart Association

CENTER HARBOR — On October 1, Waukewan Ladies Golf League presented a check to Cheryl Andrews, the New Hampshire representative for the Go Red for Women movement of the American Heart Association.

The Ladies League had sponsored their 40th Annual Golf Invitational in September and had themed it Heart of a Woman in honor of this charity. Traditionally, the league selects a charitable organization to share in the seasonal profits. This year the League voted to donate $1,000 to New Hampshire's Go Red for Women. At the golf event, each of the contestants was given a red dress lapel pin as a reminder that heart disease is not uncommon among women. One in three women die of some form of heart related disease. The red dress represents the ability of all women to improve their heart health and live longer, stronger lives.

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 October 2013 08:17

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