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John Stark sophmore center Drew McQuarrie (21) collides with Hanover sophmore forward Connor Stafford (44) in an attempt to recover the ball at John Stark High School on January 23, 2015.

(CAMERON JOHNSON / Monitor staff)

High schools: Rebounding, free throws help Hanover overcome John Stark

Saturday, January 24, 2015

WEARE – Playing from behind and struggling to find its shooting touch, the Hanover boys’ basketball team was desperate for any offensive output it could muster. To do so, the Marauders crashed the boards. “When you’re playing against the John Stark zone, it’s very hard,” Hanover Coach Tim Winslow said. “The longer you go without scoring, the smaller the hoop …

High school Stars of the Day

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Jourdain Bell, Bishop Brady boys’ basketball, 26 points, 7 assists, 7 rebounds, 4 steals in 72-58 win Cassie Contigiani, Belmont girls’ basketball, 13 points, 10 assists, 10 rebounds in 53-14 win Tayler Mattos, Kearsarge boys’ basketball, 21 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals in 66-44 loss Brendan Johnson, Bishop Brady boys’ basketball, 23 points, 7 rebounds, 4 steals, 3 assists in 72-58 win Nate …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Unified result The Hopkinton Unified basketball team beat Hanover, 40-31. Ellie Coe led Hopkinton with 12 points followed by Alin Leeming with eight and Amara Meister with four. David Colby scored his first two points playing in his final game with the Hawks. JV results The Hopkinton JV girls’ basketball team (5-3) beat Conant, 30-22. Kasey Smith led the Hawks with 12 points, …

High schools: Coe-Brown boys’ basketball team edges MV, 45-42

Saturday, January 17, 2015

PENACOOK – Down early and turning the ball over left and right, the Coe-Brown boys’ basketball team wasn’t panicking. The Bears had seen this before. And they had seen the script flip enough to know what they were capable of once they began to find their game. “This …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, January 17, 2015

JV results The Merrimack Valley JV girls’ basketball team lost to Coe-Brown, 45-31. Sara Osborne led the Pride with 10 points, while Dakotah Drew scored eight and Shatara Stetson added seven. ∎ The Coe-Brown JV boys’ basketball team defeated MV, 61-37. Scott Spenard led the way with 17 points, …

High school Stars of the Day

Friday, January 16, 2015

Adam Nelson, Bow boys’ basketball, 22 points in 55-53 loss Dana Bean, Franklin boys’ basketball, 30 points in 65-53 win Chay Cadarette, Belmont girls’ basketball, 18 points, 22 rebounds in 52-46 loss to 7-1 Campbell Katie Steeves, Pittsfield girls’ basketball, 18 points, 11 rebounds, 5 blocks in 37-27 …

High schools: Kearsarge boys’ Alpine team dominates at Mount Sunapee

Friday, January 16, 2015

It was nearly a clean sweep for the Kearsarge boys’ Alpine team at yesterday’s meet at Mount Sunapee. Cougars skiers finished first, second and third, and Kearsrge’s fourth point scorer came in fifth, giving the Cougars a statement …

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, January 16, 2015

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (Last week’s rank) 1. BISHOP BRADY BOYS’ HOOP (1) The first-place Giants (5-0) travel to Manchester West (4-1) tonight. 2. BISHOP BRADY GIRLS’ HOOP (2) Allowing just 29.1 points per game has been key to Brady’s 7-0 start. 3. COE-BROWN GIRLS’ HOOP (3) …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, January 16, 2015

JV results The Hillsboro-Deering JV boys’ basketball team lost to Pelham, 71-29. Zach Rowell led the Hillcats with 13 points. ∎ The Hopkinton JV boys’ basketball team defeated Monadnock, 46-27. Joe Culliman (eight points, four rebounds, five steals), Dustin Rose (eight points, four rebounds, two steals), Dave Nelson (eight …

High school Stars of the Day

Friday, January 16, 2015

Bradshaw Underhill, Kearsarge Alpine, 1st place in team’s win Luke Luneau, Hopkinton basketball, 14 points, 12 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals in 70-35 win Karli Loiselle, Pembroke basketball, 15 points in 42-29 win …

High schools: Bow hockey erases early deficit with barrage in 7-3 victory over Somersworth/Coe-Brown

Thursday, January 15, 2015

A one-goal deficit less than two minutes into the game was not what Bow expected. A four-goal flurry in four minutes to end the period wasn’t expected, either, but it was exactly what the Falcons wanted. Bow filled …

Strong effort not enough as Brady hockey team falls to Trinity

Thursday, January 15, 2015

On the heels of a lackluster showing against Hanover four days earlier, Bishop Brady boys’ hockey Coach Russ Franey implored his players to bring their best effort last night against Trinity. “I told them, ‘I don’t care about …

Capsule outlook of the area’s high school ski teams

Thursday, January 15, 2015

High school skiing outlook Pembroke Division: II Coach: Jon Miner (5th year) Last year: Boys’ Alpine: 14th; Girls’ Alpine: 12th Returning starters: Girls: Lyla Boyajian, sr., Sarah Hubbard, sr.; Boys: Cole Sporcic, so., Killian Drouse, so. O utlook: Boyajian and Sporcic, Pembroke’s captains, will be respectively be leading …