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High schools: John Stark-Hopkinton hockey team hands Berlin-Gorham its first D-III loss

Sunday, February 14, 2016

The John Stark-Hopkinton boys’ hockey team used a strong first-period effort to dispatch of Berlin-Gorham, 5-3, on Saturday and vault over the Mountaineers and into the No. 2 spot in the Division III standings. Up 3-1 at the end of the first period, Coach Denis Kolehmainen credited his captains, Jake Blanchette (2 goals, assist), Callahan Loos (2 goals, assist) and Tim Sawitsky (3 assists), with helping his team keep its …

D-I swim championships: Cross takes 200 freestyle title as Concord boys finish sixth overall

Sunday, February 14, 2016

DURHAM – It was a back-and-forth day, and a back-and-forth race, for Max Cross. But the Concord High junior adjusted to the fluctuations and found a way to a state championship. Cross figured he would win the 200-yard freestyle at Saturday’s Division I Swimming and Diving Championships. He was, after all, the top …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Sunday, February 14, 2016

High school tournaments today Swimming Division II championships At UNH’s Swazey Pool Time schedule: 7 a.m. warm-ups; 8:40 a.m. preliminaries; 4:45 p.m. finals Area female qualifiers (with top-10 seeds): Coe-Brown – Emelia Cronshaw (2nd 200 IM4th 100 backstroke), Gabby Arena (50 freestyle, 100 freestyle); Bow – Riley Hicks (8th 200 freestyle, 100 freestyle), Kathleen Jenkins (4th 100 butterfly, 7th 100 backstroke), Sonya DeLorie …

High schools: Concord drops first meet of the season to powerhouse Timberlane

Thursday, February 11, 2016

PLAISTOW – The crowd was there and the atmosphere came with it. The Timberlane gym was electric for the arrival of the Concord wrestling team on Wednesday night, which is just how it should be when two 19-0 teams meet at the end of the season. “I wish …

Hopkinton boys reclaim Division IV Nordic title; Hawks’ Nadeau individual champ

Thursday, February 11, 2016

A dearth of snow – and unseasonably warm temperatures that often turned what little snow there was into sugar – has made it a trying year for high school ski teams. A state championship team and an individual …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, February 11, 2016

JV results The Concord JV girls’ basketball team fell to Dover, 51-39. Ashley Kelley finished with 15 points and five steals. Caroline Clark had eight points and four rebounds and Haley Munroe contributed four assists. ∎ The Franklin High School JV boys’ basketball team defeated Hillsboro-Deering, 57-44. T.J. Laramie …

Dunbarton petition articles to implement SB 2 face uphill battle

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Dunbarton resident Eric Weiss thinks an SB 2 system of town meeting will be more convenient for voters and will increase voter turnout. But critics argue SB 2 undermines local democracy and invites uninformed voters to make decisions …

Dunbarton School District to host public hearing on SB 2 warrant article tonight

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

After nearly a decade off the warrant, Dunbarton residents in March will consider switching to a SB 2 meeting format for the town and school district. A petition article is on the town and school district warrants this year, and the school district will hold a public hearing …

High schools: Merrimack Valley girls’ basketball rides press, balanced scoring to win over Kearsarge

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

When the Merrimack Valley girls’ basketball team went to an up-tempo offensive system this year, balanced scoring was supposed to be one of the results. The Pride has taken to the fast break, running through the first two …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Freshman results The Concord (9-2) girls’ freshman basketball team defeated Dover, 55-13. Helen Massah scored 14 points and Ananya Nadeau pitched in eight. Crystal Federico did a great job boxing out, rebounding and getting steals on the defensive end. Concord Rec programs Concord Parks and Recreation will be …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Youth basketball The Weare Middle School Lady Wildcats basketball team capped off an undefeated season on Saturday, beating Hampstead, 67-38, to win the Tri-County League Championship. The Wildcats put together their most complete game of the season, allowing …

Indoor track championships: Feliz-Mutz tandem lead Concord to seventh place in Division I

Monday, February 8, 2016

HANOVER – With only 11 boys on the roster, Concord High didn’t have very lofty team goals at the start of the indoor track season, but Coach Ally Davis said that senior Angel Feliz and sophomore Dalton Mutz were “major talent.” Fast forward a month and a half …

Indoor track championships: Behind Davis and Astle, Kearsarge boys take fourth in Division II

Monday, February 8, 2016

HANOVER – Kearsarge thrower Zach Astle hoped to make an impression in his senior season. Not only did Astle make an impression, but the entire Kearsarge boys’ indoor track team did, as well. Astle defended his title in …