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Wearing a traditional South Asian outfit called a salwar kameez, Poonam Kumari, 17, poses for a portrait in bedroom at her host family’s home in Bow on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. As a Pakistani Hindu, Kumari doesn’t care much for politics but has taken on a roll as a cultural ambassador for her country to combat negative stereotypes.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

Ray Duckler: For a Pakistani teenager, life is good

Sunday, February 1, 2015

I learned something this week, about a student from Pakistan who’s attending Bow High. I learned that senior Poonam Kumari is a teenager like any other teenager. Let her sing, dance and watch movies. Let her charm you with her laughter and wonderful smile, with her long, flowing purple and violet sari dress, and her long, flowing black hair. I …

High school Stars of the Day

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Richie Mills, Winnisquam wrestling, champion at 170 pounds Alex Kamau, Concord wrestling, champion at 132 pounds Adrian McCarthy-Tiella, John Stark-Hopkinton hockey, 2 goals in win Dominic Timbas, Pembroke basketball, 27 points, 8 boards in win Devi Kraushaar, Kearsarge basketball, 10 points in 45-43 win …

High schools: Winnisquam’s Mills wins third Capital City Classic title; Concord takes third place

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Richie Mills hadn’t wrestled in three weeks, was recovering from the flu and looked sluggish and sloppy in his opening match at the 25th annual Capital City Classic. But none of that stopped Mills from beating his first opponent or anyone else who stood in his way yesterday at Concord High. “I have …

High school Stars of the Day

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sarah Nadeau, Hopkinton girls’ x-c ski, 1st place NH Coaches Series out of 145 skiers Kate Andy, Concord girls’ x-c ski, 3rd at NH Coaches Series Lilly Naimie, Bow girls’ x-c ski, 4th at NH Coaches Series Amandaline Tibbals, Concord girls’ hockey, 37 saves in 5-2 loss to …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, January 25, 2015

JV result The Concord High JV girls’ basketball team earned its third win of the season, defeating Salem, 40-17. Concord outscored Salem 21-4 in the third quarter after trailing by three at halftime. Gabby Evans led all scorers with eight points, while Becca Zenor, Marissa Neal and Emily …

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 …

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 …

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 …

High schools: No victories, but a ‘good day’ for Belmont Alpine skiers

Friday, January 23, 2015

Early rains made for tough conditions at yesterday’s slalom at Guntock in Gilford. But the Belmont High Alpine team wasn’t about to make excuses. Instead, the Red Raiders dug in and let their training session from Tuesday – …

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, January 23, 2015

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (Last week’s rank) 1. COE-BROWN GIRLS’ HOOP (3) The Bears beat Merrimack Valley to move to 8-0 and avenge last year’s finals loss. 2. BISHOP BRADY GIRLS’ HOOP (2) The 8-0 Green Giants will be tested tonight at 6-2 Goffstown. 3. CONCORD GIRLS’ …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Middle school results The Bow Memorial School basketball team defeated Laconia, 48-31. Bow was led by strong offense from Max Elsasser (13 points), Tom MacEachron (10) and Caleb Olson (eight). Jack Wixson and Corey Gott played a solid defensive game. Youth basketball The Chichester boys’ 7/8 basketball team …

Letter: A display of cruelty

Thursday, January 22, 2015

To the owner of a short-haired tabby colored cat with white on back legs and its muzzle that was possibly thrown from your vehicle in a purple blanket the other night, on Langley Street halfway before getting to Concord Hospital….I couldn’t bear to see its body lay on …

High school Stars of the Day

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Ben Nelson, Concord hockey, 20 saves for shutout Mayson Kimball, MV girls’ basketball, 22 points, 11 rebounds, 6 assists in 43-41 win Karli Loiselle, Pembroke girls’ basketball, 14 points in 43-41 loss Hannah Murdough, H-D girls’ basketball, 10 points in 37-19 win (team’s first of season) Jasmine Bell, …