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Belmont-Gilford’s Hurst named D-III hockey Player of the Year

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Brogan Hurst, a senior defenseman for the Belmont-Gilford hockey team, was named Division III Player of the Year after leading the Bulldogs to their first championship. Hurst scored eight goals with 22 assists in 18 regular-season games and established himself as the top defenseman in D-III. Teammate Caleb Drouin, a forward, earned First Team honors, while Andrew D’Amour made Second Team and James Buckley was Honorable Mention. John Stark-Hopkinton’s Jake …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Youth basketball The Bow L 3/4 girls’ basketball team (pictured) won the 12th annual Deerfield Basketball Tournament, defeating Deerfield in the championship game, 16-13. Offensively, Bow (20-4) was led by Elle Pingree (eight points), Lyndsey Laperle (six) and Isabella Laperle (two). Alexandra Larrabee led the team in rebounding and played lock-down defense. Megan …

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Monday, March 30, 2015

College standouts Several area athletes stood out for the Franklin Pierce University track & field team at this weekend’s Snowflake Classic at Tufts. Colton Ham, a junior from Webster, took second in the 3,000 in 9:01.95, while Concord’s B.J. Smith was seventh in 9:36.03. Loudon’s Chris Bohi was second in the javelin at 51.2 meters, and Northwood’s Samantha Toscano was fourth in the …

People for March 12, 2015

Thursday, March 12, 2015

ANDOVER Rebecca Lance was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Emmanuel College in Boston. BELMONT Nicole Derosia was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Elmira College in Elmira, N.Y. She is a sophomore. BOSCAWEN Courtney O’Keefe was named to the …

John Stark-Hopkinton hockey team’s valiant comeback goes for naught

Thursday, March 12, 2015

A third consecutive trip to the Division III boys’ hockey final wasn’t in the cards for No. 2 John Stark-Hopkinton last night. Not that the Generals didn’t make it close, or exciting, or memorable in their 6-5 semifinal …

D’Amour won’t be denied, sends Belmont-Gilford hockey to D-III title game

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Andrew D’Amour lay in a heap by the boards, hands clasped tightly around his knee. For a short while, it looked like the Belmont-Gilford hockey team would have to survive its deadlocked semifinal with Kennett – and maybe …

Nelson’s saves, Orcutt’s goal send Concord into title game with 2OT win

Thursday, March 12, 2015

MANCHESTER – Instant classic. There aren’t enough superlatives to describe last night’s Division I hockey semifinal between No. 3 Concord and No. 2 Pinkerton. Two overtimes. A goalie playing on another planet. Pinged posts. Near misses. And finally …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Thursday, March 12, 2015

High school tournaments today Girls’ basketball Division II semifinals At Southern NH Univ. No. 5 Pembroke (15-5) vs. No. 1 Coe-Brown (20-0), 8 p.m. Previous tournament games: Pembroke topped No. 12 Windham, 58-38, and No. 13 St. Thomas, 56-40. Coe-Brown ousted No. 16 Hollis-Brookline, 58-40, and No. 9 …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Twin State Baseball Classic After an 11-year hiatus, the Twin State Baseball Classic, featuring many of the top high school seniors from Vermont and New Hampshire, will return to the diamond. Originally held from 1983 to 2004, the renewal of Twin State Baseball Classic will take place at …

Andover takes on more road maintenance responsibility

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Andover voters last night agreed to take on road maintenance themselves, rather than contract it out as needed – a new approach that selectmen said will save taxpayers more than $150,000 over eight years. Under the proposal, the town will hire two part-time workers and purchase a dump …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Boys’ hockey Division I semifinals At JFK Coliseum, Manchester No. 3 Concord (14-4-1) vs. No. 2 Pinkerton (14-3-2), 5:30 p.m. Previous tournament games: Concord edged No. 6 St. Thomas, 2-1. Pinkerton escaped No. 7 Exeter, 2-1 in overtime. Head to head: Pinkerton beat the Tide, 3-0, in early …

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Basketball champions The Blue Knights Christa McAuliffe No. 2 team defeated Broken Ground No. 2, 25-19, to win the Concord Recreation 5th- and 6th-grade boys’ basketball championship. Pictured: front row (l-r), Tanner Reale, Rafe Pollack, David Bean, Will …

D-II boys’ basketball: MV tastes tournament victory for first time in 13 years

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

It has been 4,758 days. The last time the Merrimack Valley boys’ basketball team won a playoff game was on Feb. 28, 2002. Kevin O’Brien, the Pride’s current head coach who is in his second year back coaching …