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John Stark guard Autumn Nelson just misses a steal as the ball goes through her fingers against Allison Carey of Plymouth during the first half Thursday night.

(GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff)

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 the Generals’ home floor. The win not only avenges a 33-29 loss to the Bobcats (2-11) in late December, but lifts John Stark to 14th-place in Division II, keeping them in the playoff hunt. The top 16 teams qualify for the postseason tournament. “The team has gained a lot of confidence,” John …

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, February 5, 2016

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (Last WEEK’S rank) 1. CONCORD GIRLS’ X-C SKIING (1) placed five, led by Kate Andy, in the top seven to finish first at the 10-team Capitol Cup. 2. CONCORD WRESTLING (2) improved to 16-0 in dual meets with a 66-13 Senior Night win over Bedford on Wednesday. 3. CONCORD BOYS’ HOCKEY (4) will put its 9-0 record, and …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, February 5, 2016

Unified result The Bow unified basketball team remained undefeated with a 39-20 victory over John Stark. Jack Rich scored 25 points to lead Bow while Zach Jukoski and Collin Devaney played great defense. Keith Descoteaux chipped in with four timely points. St. Paul’s result The St. Paul’s School boys’ varsity basketball team lost to Roxbury Latin, 59-51, despite 24 points and seven rebounds …

Town office plan again the feature of Epsom deliberative session

Friday, February 5, 2016

As has been the case for years now, the plan for Epsom’s town office figures to be the central discussion at the deliberative session Saturday. This time it’s a proposal to construct a new building next to the police department. The result of two years of planning by …

High schools: Krollis hat trick leads Brady hockey over Bow, 6-0

Thursday, February 4, 2016

A 3-minute, 10-second slice of the first period told the story. With Wednesday’s interdivisional hockey game between Bishop Brady and Bow scoreless through the first nine minutes, Brady broke it open with a pair of goals in a …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Middle school results The Hopkinton middle school boys’ basketball team defeated Merrimack Valley, 51-42. Colby Quiet (eight points), Kevin Newton-Delgado (14 points), Make Baer (eight points), Derek West (seven points) and Evan Jacobsen (six points) had good games for the Hawks. Youth results The Concord Capitals First Command …

High school stars of the day

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Aaron Dobe, Hopkinton Nordic, 1st place in Capitol Cup Sarah Nadeau, Hopkinton Nordic, 1st place in Capitol Cup Maddie Cook, Kearsarge Nordic, 1st place in CVC Championship Carly Huckins, MV basketball, 18 points (5 3-pointers), 5 assists, 3 steals in win Adam Nelson, Bow basketball, 21 points, 3 …

High schools: Merrimack Valley boys’ basketball nets first win

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

It has been a season of transition for the Merrimack Valley boys’ basketball team after last year’s 14-4 team that lost in the quarterfinals saw five seniors graduate and Coach Kevin O’Brien step down from the position. Coming into this season, with a new head coach and a …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

JV results The Hillsboro-Deering JV basketball team lost to Fall Mountain, 61-38. Kyle Brown (13 points) and Logan Putnam (6 points, 5 steals) led the HIllcats. ∎  The Concord High School girls’ JV basketball team defeated Manchester Central, 40-30. Ashley Kelley (13 points), Caitlyn Kelley (11 points, 7 …

Epsom schools budget amended at deliberative session to buy more books

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

While dozens of lines in the Epsom School District’s proposed budget are decreasing, the bottom line is up 6 percent to $10.1 million. That’s because two areas that the school has no control over – special education and …

Epsom schools deliberative session is Feb. 2

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Epsom residents will meet today to discuss and possibly make changes to their proposed school district budget, which at $10.1 million is 6 percent larger than the current operating budget. The increase of $588,000 is driven mainly by special education costs that were out of the school’s control. …

High schools: With something to prove, Kearsarge stops Hopkinton, 53-34

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The memory of their overtime meeting 3½ weeks ago was still fresh on the minds of the Hopkinton and Kearsarge boys’ basketball teams. How each handled it decided the rematch. “The boys were really dialed in and focused. …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Middle school results The Hopkinton Middle School boys’ basketball team avenged an earlier loss to Lebanon with a 26-19 win. Colby Quiet was 4-for-4 from the foul line down the stretch. Evan Jacobsen made a couple of nice post moves to give Hopkinton a boost, and Kevin Newton …