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High schools: Pound-for-pound power rankings

  • Pittsfield senior Cam Darrah (1) awards his father and coach, Jay Darrah, the medal given to himself just seconds earlier following Saturday's Division IV boys' championship game at Plymouth State University in Plymouth on Mar. 10, 2018. Pittsfield defeated Newmarket, 43-40, to win the first basketball title in the school's history. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) Elizabeth Frantz



Monitor staff
Sunday, March 11, 2018

TEAM (last week’s rank)

1. PITTSFIELD BOYS’ HOOP (1) capped a 21-1 season with a 43-40 win in the D-IV final for the first basketball title in school history.

2. CONCORD BOYS’ NORDIC (4) claimed a 10th straight Division I championship by a margin of 48.5 points over runner-up Keene.

3. CONCORD GIRLS’ NORDIC (RV) claimed a 10th straight Division I championship by a margin of 28 points over runner-up Bishop Guertin.

4. JOHN STARK-HOPKINTON BOYS’ HOCKEY(5)  beat top-ranked Kennett on Saturday, 6-2, to win the Division III championship.

5. KEARSARGE GIRLS’ NORDIC (RV) claimed a third straight Division III championship by a margin of 19 points over runner-up Fall Mountain.

6. KEARSARGE BOYS’ NORDIC (NR) claimed a second straight Division III championship by a margin of 13 points over runner-up White Mountains.

7. INTER-LAKES GIRLS’ NORDIC (NR) claimed the Division IV championship by a margin of 11 points over runner-up Hopkinton.

8. PEMBROKE BOYS’ HOOP (7)  is 16-4 and beat No. 6 Coe-Brown, 65-52, for a spot in Monday’s D-II semifinal vs. No. 7 Oyster River.

9. MERRIMACK VALLEY BOYS’ HOOP (NR) beat No. 4 Kearsarge, 46-44, for a spot in Monday’s D-II semifinal vs. No. 1 Hollis Brookline.

10. JOHN STARK GIRLS’ HOOPS (NR)  finished as the Division II runner-up after Friday’s 54-43 loss to Hollis Brookline in the final.

Others receiving votes: Kearsarge girls’ Alpine, Bow boy’s Alpine, Concord wrestling