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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 …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, January 25, 2016

Youth basketball The Concord Boys and Girls Club Girls 3/4 basketball team (pictured) defeated Hudson to win the Merrimack Invitational Basketball Tournament. The team went undefeated during the tournament and played very well offensively and defensively. Players include …

High schools: Kearsarge boys capture Division III indoor meet at Southern Maine

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Zach Astle threw the shot put more than 15 feet farther than his closest competitor. Troy Davis leaped a full foot farther than anyone. And Kearsarge nearly doubled up the competition to win the boys’ indoor track meet on Sunday at Southern Maine University. With only Division I …

High schools: Nadeau fastest individual; Concord girls fastest team

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Local skiers fared well on Day 1 of the New Hampshire Nordic Coaches Series, with Hopkinton’s Sarah Nadeau winning Saturday’s classic race at Bretton Woods and the Concord girls’ team currently in first place. The NHCS features both public and private New Hampshire high schools from all divisions …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, January 24, 2016

JV result The Concord JV wrestling team competed in the John Stark Rumble on Saturday. Champions at their weight classes were Connor Harrington, Danil Noordegraff, Nick Bunch, Issac Habimana, Tyler Simpson, Deryke Ramsey, Pat Fay, Ian Scaffer and Levi Lakin. ∎ The Bishop Brady JV girls’ basketball team lost …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, January 23, 2016

JV results The Concord girls’ JV basketball team fell to Salem, 39-38. Ashley Kelley led the Tide with 17 points, while Jada Duvert grabbed 11 boards and Haley Munroe had five steals. ∎ The Hillsboro-Deering boys’ JV basketball team lost to Stevens, 66-33 Kyle Merrill had 10 for H-D …

High school Stars of the Day

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Adam Nelson, Bow boys’ basketball, 28 points Timmy Harmon, Winnisquam boys’ basketball, 10 points, 10 rebounds in win Sam Will, Brady girls’ basketball, 15 points in win Riley Bennett, Brady girls’ basketball, 14 points, 7 rebounds in win Shannon Davies, Belmont girls’ basketball, 14 points, 10 rebounds in …

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 …