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John Stark-Hopkinton's Adrian McCarthy-Tiella joins in the celebration of the team's 10th goal against Manchester West at JFK Coliseum in Manchester Monday night.

(GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff)

High schools: Seven goals in first seven minutes has John Stark-Hopkinton hockey flying

Monday, January 26, 2015

First vs. worst. Undefeated vs. winless. Last night’s boys’ hockey game between John Stark-Hopkinton and Manchester West was bound to be lopsided, but few would have predicted this. The Generals scored seven goals in the first seven minutes of the game and coasted to a 12-4 victory at Manchester’s JFK Coliseum. “We’re playing well,” Stark-Hopkinton Coach Denis Kolehmainen said, but quickly added, “but we haven’t played the top teams, except for Berlin and Souhegan. Other than that, it’s been middle or bottom of the pack.” Still, there was no letdown for the Generals. Cal Loos scored 1:21 in, Jake Blanchette added another just 14 seconds …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, January 26, 2015

Freshman basketball The Pembroke boys’ freshman reserve basketball team fell at home to Merrimack Valley, 42-31. The Spartans were led by Christan Hanna, who scored nine points, and Alex Pratt and Brandon Despres, who played well defensively, combining for 10 rebounds. Middle school results The Hopkinton Middle School girls’ basketball team lost a close one to Sunapee, 31-29. Megan Blanchette played strong defense. …

High school Stars of the Day

Monday, January 26, 2015

Dan Medvetz, John Stark-Hopkinton boys’ hockey, first varsity goal in 12-4 win Nolan Quinn, John Stark-Hopkinton boys’ hockey, first varsity goal in 12-4 win Mayson Kimball, Merrimack Valley girls’ basketball, 25 points, 16 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals in win Lily Rivera, Concord Christian girls’ basketball, 21 points in win …

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 …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Unified result The Merrimack Valley Unified basketball team came up short in a close game, falling to Stevens, 28-22. Tia Hoyt, Kaitlyn McGowan and Shashuna White scored while Shalisa McArthur-Scott and Mitch Filion played well for the Pride. JV results The Hopkinton JV girls’ basketball team (4-2) fell …

High school Stars of the Day

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Josh Connor, Bow hockey, 3 goals, 1 assist in 7-3 win Cal Loos, John Stark-Hopkinton hockey, 3 goals in 3-2 win Xenthios Cyr, Pittsfield basketball, 32 points, 10 rebounds, 5 steals in 63-61 loss Jack Bryck, Bishop Brady Alpine skiing, 1st place in team win …

People for Jan. 15

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

ANDOVER Emily Lance was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Lasell College in Newton, Mass. She is a freshman fashion communication and promotion major. BARNSTEAD Ella Montminy was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Central Maine Community College in Auburn. …

High schools: Concord girls denied first victory despite late rally

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Desperate for its first victory of the season against a similarly winless club, the Concord High girls’ basketball team made a late push last night against visiting Merrimack. Unfortunately for the host Crimson Tide, the deficit was too …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Unified results The Concord High unified basketball team opened its season with a 41-29 loss to Manchester Central. Leading the Tide’s offense were Drew Nadeau (eight points), Brendan McEwen (five points) and Justin Wilson (10 assists). Sean Daley (five steals) gave an exceptional defensive effort. ∎ The Bow unified …