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High school pound-for-pound power rankings

  • Forest Mackenzie (150) competes in the Division I boys cross country championship at Derryfield Park in Manchester on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) ELIZABETH FRANTZ



Monitor staff
Sunday, September 10, 2017

TEAM

1. GILFORD BOYS’ TENNIS, the four-time defending D-III champs, will put its 69-match winning streak on the line Monday against Bow.

2. LACONIA GIRLS’ LAX, the two-time defending Division III champ, opened the season with a 13-0 win vs. Coe-Brown.

3. CONCORD BOYS’ TRACK lost sprint champion Angel Feliz, but brings back plenty of talent and excitement from last year’s D-I title team.

4. LACONIA BOYS’ LAX lost D-III Offensive Player of the Year Brendan Mooney from last year’s undefeated title team, but have started this season 2-0.

5. FRANKLIN SOFTBALL returns lots of talent from last year’s 18-2 team that lost in the Division III championship by the narrowest of margins.

6. BOW BASEBALL is moving up to D-II but will make the jump with a roster loaded with returning talent from last year’s 14-4 state runner-up team.

7. KEARSARGE BOYS’ LAX is powered by midfielder Justin Norris and opened the season with two dominating wins – 8-0 and 19-6.

8. BOW GIRLS’ LAX reached the quarterfinals last year and started this season with a 12-9 win at Kearsarge, last year’s D-III runner-up.

9. HOPKINTON BOYS’ LAX returns the vast majority of the team that went 11-5 last year and reached the D-III semifinals.

10. CONCORD BOYS’ TENNIS returns five of the top six from last year’s semifinal team and has started this season with two 9-0 wins.

Others receiving votes: Hopkinton baseball, Concord girls’ tennis, Kearsarge girls’ lacrosse