Sports Editor - Salmon Press Newspapers
September 10, 2020BRISTOL — The official start to fall sports practices at Newfound was this past Tuesday and while all teams are able to begin preparing for the season, the start date for games will be different for a few of the Bear squads.
The majority of the Bears will kick off their season on Friday, Sept. 18. This includes the boys' soccer team, the field hockey team, the volleyball team and the girls' soccer team, which is making its varsity debut this fall.
The schedule has been shortened and the Bears will all be playing a regionalized schedule against nearby opponents.
The boys' soccer team will start the season with a pair of road games at Belmont on Sept. 18 and at Inter-Lakes on Sept. 21, and will then play the Lakers at home on Thursday, Sept. 24.
Next up is a home and home with Franklin, with the Bears hosting on Tuesday, Sept. 29, and the Golden Tornadoes hosting on Thursday, Oct. 1.
On Saturday, Oct. 3, the Bears will host Lin-Wood at 11 a.m. and then have a home and home with Winnisquam, traveling to Tilton on Monday, Oct. 5, and hosting the blue and white Bears on Thursday, Oct. 8.
The Bears play Franklin again at home on Thursday, Oct. 15, and will close out the season with a home and home series with Moultonborough, hosting the Panthers on Monday, Oct. 19, and visiting them on Thursday, Oct. 22.
All games are slated for 4 p.m. starts unless otherwise noted.
The field hockey Bears will be opening the season against neighboring Plymouth on Friday, Sept. 18, and then host Littleton on Monday, Sept. 21.
The first road game of the season is at Gilford on Friday, Sept. 25 before a home and home with Franklin, with the Bears on the road on Tuesday, Sept. 29, and at home on Thursday, Oct. 1.
A home and home with Winnisquam is next, with Newfound hosting on Monday, Oct. 5, and traveling on Thursday, Oct. 8 and the season wraps up with two against Laconia, on the road on Tuesday, Oct. 13, and at home on Thursday, Oct. 15.
All games are at 4 p.m.
The inaugural varsity season for girls' soccer will start with a home game against Belmont on Friday, Sept. 18.
On Monday, Sept. 21, the Bears will host Inter-Lakes and will then visit the Lakers on Thursday, Sept. 24. Next will be a pair of road games, at Mascoma on Saturday, Sept. 26, at 10 a.m. and at Lin-Wood on Monday, Sept. 28.
The Bears will host Division II Kennett on Thursday, Oct. 1 and will finish the season with four games against Moultonborough. The Bears will host on Oct. 5, and Oct. 22 and will be on the road on Oct. 8 and Oct. 19.
Unless noted, all games are scheduled for 4 p.m. starts.
The Newfound volleyball team will open the season with a pair of road games, at Belmont on Friday, Sept. 18, and at Inter-Lakes on Monday, Sept. 21. JV start time at Belmont is 5 p.m. and at Inter-Lakes is 4 p.m. with varsity following.
The Bears host Inter-Lakes for the first home game of the season on Thursday, Sept. 24 and will host Franklin on Tuesday, Oct. 29, before visiting the Golden Tornadoes on Thursday, Oct. 1.
Newfound and Winnisquam will battle in a pair of games with Newfound on the road on Monday, Oct. 5, and hosting on Thursday, Oct. 8. On Thursday, Oct. 15, Franklin will visit Bristol for another match.
The Bears will play a home and home with Moultonborough, hosting on Monday, Oct. 19, and traveling on Thursday, Oct. 22, and will wrap up the season at home against Mascoma on Saturday, Oct. 24, with a JV start time of 10 a.m.
Unless otherwise noted, JV start times are 5 p.m. with varsity following.
The cross country Bears will be starting the season at Moultonborough on Wednesday, Sept. 23, and will be at Belmont on Tuesday, Sept. 29.
The Bears will then have back to back meets at Gilford on Thursday, Oct. 1, and Friday, Oct. 9.
Newfound hosts Inter-Lakes and Winnisquam for its lone home met of the season on Wednesday, Oct. 14, and wraps up the season at the Sandwich Fairgrounds for a meet hosted by Inter-Lakes on Tuesday, Oct. 20.
All races are scheduled for 4 p.m. starts.
The final team scheduled to play regular season games is the Newfound football team.
The Bears open the season at home against Franklin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26.
After a week off, Newfound will host Inter-Lakes on Saturday, Oct. 10, at 2 p.m. and then finishes the season with three straight road games, at Mascoma Valley on Oct. 17, at Winnisquam on Oct. 24, and at Franklin on Oct. 31, all at 2 p.m.
As always, all schedules are subject to change.
Sports Editor Joshua Spaulding can be reached at 279-4516, ext. 155 or firstname.lastname@example.org.