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Belmont-Gilford’s Hurst named D-III hockey Player of the Year

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Brogan Hurst, a senior defenseman for the Belmont-Gilford hockey team, was named Division III Player of the Year after leading the Bulldogs to their first championship. Hurst scored eight goals with 22 assists in 18 regular-season games and established himself as the top defenseman in D-III. Teammate Caleb Drouin, a forward, earned First Team honors, while Andrew D’Amour made Second Team and James Buckley was Honorable Mention. John Stark-Hopkinton’s Jake …

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Youth basketball The Bow L 3/4 girls’ basketball team (pictured) won the 12th annual Deerfield Basketball Tournament, defeating Deerfield in the championship game, 16-13. Offensively, Bow (20-4) was led by Elle Pingree (eight points), Lyndsey Laperle (six) and Isabella Laperle (two). Alexandra Larrabee led the team in rebounding and played lock-down defense. Megan …

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Monday, March 30, 2015

College standouts Several area athletes stood out for the Franklin Pierce University track & field team at this weekend’s Snowflake Classic at Tufts. Colton Ham, a junior from Webster, took second in the 3,000 in 9:01.95, while Concord’s B.J. Smith was seventh in 9:36.03. Loudon’s Chris Bohi was second in the javelin at 51.2 meters, and Northwood’s Samantha Toscano was fourth in the …

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Basketball champions The Blue Knights Christa McAuliffe No. 2 team defeated Broken Ground No. 2, 25-19, to win the Concord Recreation 5th- and 6th-grade boys’ basketball championship. Pictured: front row (l-r), Tanner Reale, Rafe Pollack, David Bean, Will …

D-II boys’ basketball: MV tastes tournament victory for first time in 13 years

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

It has been 4,758 days. The last time the Merrimack Valley boys’ basketball team won a playoff game was on Feb. 28, 2002. Kevin O’Brien, the Pride’s current head coach who is in his second year back coaching …

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Seacoast United College Showcase The Seacoast Express United U18 Girls competed in the Seacoast United College Showcase this past weekend and finished as the finalist in their U18 group. Seacoast Express beat the first two teams from Massachusetts and Connecticut at SNHU to advance to the final at …

Ray Duckler: Don’t be chicken; step right up and speak your mind

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

One night many years ago, a group of chickens hell-bent on revenge invaded the Northwood town meeting, pecking everything in their path. You could have knocked the residents over with a feather as the commando chickens fanned out …

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Monday, March 9, 2015

Youth basketball In the Concord Parks and Recreation 5th/6th boys’ basketball championship game, the Blue Knights Christa McAuliffe-2 team defeated the Black Broken Ground-2 team, 25-19. Tanner Reale led the winners with nine points, David Bean had six points and Colby Gourley played excellent and added three points. …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Monday, March 9, 2015

Boys’ basketball Division II first round No. 14 Souhegan (6-12) at No. 3 Bishop Brady (14-4), 7 p.m. Head to head: Brady beat the Sabers on the road, 76-60. Notes: When the teams met in mid-February, Brady was in the midst of a five-game winning streak. The Giants …

Town Crier for March 8, 2015

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Allenstown Strengthen your bones at the Suncook Senior Center ∎ Bone Builders will be held Monday and Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center; this is a great program to held with bone strength. ∎ Remember to vote Tuesday at St. John the Baptist Parish Hall, 10 School …

High schools: Thomas scores 1,000th, but Bishop Brady girls upset by Goffstown

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Bishop Brady senior Sarah Thomas passed the 1,000-point plateau last night when she buried a 3-pointer early in the second quarter of the Green Giants’ Division II quarterfinal against No. 6 Goffstown. It was a landmark moment for …

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Youth basketball Bow defeated Hudson, 47-20, in the Manchester Suburban League Division I 5th/6th-grade boys’ basketball playoffs. Matthew Lamy (12 points, 22 rebounds), Nicholas McGovern (11 points, 22 rebounds) and Shaun Lover (11 points) led the offense. Alex Boisvert had a great game off the bench and Evan …

Chichester School District: Budget, teachers’ contract spark passionate debate at annual meeting

Saturday, March 7, 2015

With an amendment to cut $300,000 out of the Chichester School District’s budget on the floor, moderator Doug Hall made an exception to allow an unregistered voter to speak at the annual meeting. A blond-haired boy barely as …