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Hillsboro-Deering Zach Rowell (10) takes the ball across center court during Friday’s game against Newfound at Hillsboro-Deering High School, Feb. 5, 2016.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

High schools: H-D boys making strides in search of first win

Saturday, February 6, 2016

With their full roster intact for the first time in weeks and another winless team coming into their gym, the Hillcats thought Friday might be the time for their first win of the season. It wasn’t. Instead, it was the Newfound boys’ basketball team celebrating its first victory of the season on Hillsboro-Deering’s home court. The Bears (1-11) opened up …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, February 6, 2016

JV results The Bishop Brady boys’ JV basketball team was upended by Windham, 50-45. Rich Sullivan led Brady with 15 points and Sean Sullivan added 10 points. Angelo Besho had seven points and eight assists. ∎ The Hillsboro-Deering boys’ JV basketball team lost to Newfound, 44-30. Sam Taylor had nine points for H-D and Thomas Ferguson had six. St. Paul’s School result The St. …

High schools: John Stark girls continue progress with convincing win over Plymouth

Friday, February 5, 2016

Just last year the John Stark girls’ basketball team finished the season 2-16 and missed the playoffs, but now, the young squad is starting to believe in itself. The Generals (4-9) doubled their win total from last season and avenged a loss from earlier this season in one blow, defeating Plymouth, 51-31, on …

High schools: Concord boys snap 27-game regular-season losing streak

Saturday, January 23, 2016

When Salem’s DJ Coletti hoisted an open 3 in the final seconds on Friday night, it felt like Concord’s two-point lead was a goner. When you’ve lost 27 straight regular-season games, these kind of things happen. Except this …

High schools: Hopkinton boys slump in second half, dealt first loss of season by Conant

Friday, January 22, 2016

No one needed to tell the Hopkinton boys’ basketball team how big this game was. Not only were the Hawks 8-0 entering Thursday night’s contest, but on the other side Conant (8-1) was coming off of an outstanding …

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, January 22, 2016

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (Last WEEK’S rank) 1. WINNISQUAM BOYS’ HOOP (4) has averaged 86 points in its last three games to move to 8-0 (and first place in D-III.) 2. CONCORD WRESTLING (1) was inactive this week but will face some tough competition Saturday in Lowell. …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, January 22, 2016

JV result The Hopkinton JV boys’ basketball team (6-3) fell to Conant, 69-53. Kayl Murdough finished with 17 points to lead Hopkinton. Dustin Rose chipped in with eight while Caleb Yianakopolos, Zee Meister and Chandler Cressy also contributed. Youth basketball The Concord Boys and Girls Club 3rd/4th grade …

High schools: Winnisquam wrestlers show more improvement in easy win over Mascoma

Thursday, January 21, 2016

January can be a difficult month for a wrestling team. “This is the grind, this is where teams fall apart,” Winnisquam Coach Paul Hrycuna said. But this couldn’t be further from the truth for this squad. Boasting an …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Middle School results The Rundlett girls’ A basketball team defeated Dover. Shayla Weeden (13 points, eight assists) and Nicole Lebrun (eight points, five steals) led the offense. Jordan Lengle (12 rebounds), Kylar Buchholz (eight rebounds), Famay Shegow and Abby Corbett led the defense. ∎ The Hopkinton Middle School boys’ …

High school Stars of the Day

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Ben Nelson, Concord boys’ hockey, 21 saves in 4-1 win Michael York, Bow wrestling, 2 wins at 113 Doug Champagne, Bow boys’ hockey, 2 goals in 5-2 win …

High schools: Bean reaches 1,000-point milestone as Franklin boys cruise to victory

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

FRANKLIN – Posters with his name lined the gym walls. The crowd screamed to get him the ball. The 1,000-point milestone was looming over the game, but Franklin senior Dana Bean didn’t let it distract him, didn’t try …

High school Stars of the Day

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Dana Bean, Franklin boys’ basketball, 19 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, scored 1,000th point in win Trent Noordsij, Kearsarge boys’ basketball, 14 points, 10 rebounds, 8 assists in win Cam Darrah, Pittsfield boys’ basketball, 32 points, 4 assists in loss Christian Serrano, Winnisquam boys’ basketball, 31 points, 8 …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Youth basketball champions The Henniker Crushed Stone won the Men’s Winter ‘B’ League division at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Concord. Pictured: (l-r) Cody Drouin, Brandon Patenaude (captain), Ben Knapton, Ethan O’Neill (back), Nic Lloyd, Tyler …