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High school pound-for-pound rankings: First-ever state title keeps Kearsarge in top spot

  • Kearsarge center Tayler Mattos gets fouled by Stevens’ Zachary O’Brien in the waning seconds of the game Saturday night at SNHU. GEOFF FORESTER


Sunday, March 19, 2017

TEAM (last week’s rank)

1. KEARSARGE BOYS’ HOOP (1) finished 20-2 after beating Stevens in the D-III final, 51-46, for the first title in program history.

2. BOW BOYS’ HOCKEY (2) finished 18-2-1 after beating previously undefeated Keene, 4-2, in the D-II championship.

3. CONCORD GIRLS’ NORDIC (3) placed six in the top eight of the classic race at the D-I championship and won a ninth straight title.

4. CONCORD BOYS’ NORDIC (4) placed six in the top 10 of the classic race at the D-I championship and won a ninth straight title.

5. KEARSARGE GIRLS’ NORDIC (5) placed three in the top six of the classic race at the D-III championships and defended its D-III title.

6. KEARSARGE BOYS’ ALPINE (8) defended its D-III title by beating runner-up Belmont by 31 points, 738-707.

7. KEARSARGE GIRLS’ ALPINE (9) defended its D-III title by beating runner-up Bishop Brady by 27 points, 754-727.

8. KEARSARGE BOYS’ NORDIC (3) won the Division III title by a narrow 3.5-point margin, 721-717.5, over second-place White Mountains.

9. CONCORD WRESTLING (NR)  finished in second place at both the Division I championships and the Meet of Champions.

10. COE-BROWN BOYS’ HOOP (7)  reached the Division II final for the first time since 2003 and finished the year 18-4.

Others receiving votes: Concord boys’ hockey, Belmont-Gilford boys’ hockey, Inter-Lakes boys’ Nordic

– By TIM O’SULLIVAN, Monitor staff