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Concord boys’ Alpine third in D-I; Hopkinton boys’ Alpine fourth in D-IV

Friday, February 12, 2016

All season long, it was Bedford, Portsmouth and Concord battling it out on the slopes around New Hampshire. But because of the uncooperative weather forcing so many races to be canceled, the big three hadn’t faced some of the other teams in Division I. “I wasn’t sure how some of the other competition was going to be,” Concord Alpine Coach George Golden said. It didn’t take long to find out …

D-III Nordic championships: Kearsarge girls take title; Bow runner-up for both boys and girls

Friday, February 12, 2016

A year ago, the Kearsarge girls’ Nordic ski team had a tiny taste of what it might be like to lift the championship plaque, finishing runner-up to a powerhouse White Mountains team. On Thursday night, that championship plaque was run around Kearsarge Regional High for the first time in the program’s history, after …

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, February 12, 2016

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (Last WEEK’S rank) 1. CONCORD GIRLS’ X-C SKIING (1) finished with perfect scores to claim an eighth straight Division I title Thursday. 2. CONCORD BOYS’ X-C SKIING (8) finished with perfect scores to claim an eighth straight Division I title Thursday. 3. MERRIMACK VALLEY GIRLS’ HOOP (4) has …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, February 8, 2016

Youth basketball In Concord Rec 5th- & 6th-grade boys’ basketball action, the Christa McAuliffe School Blue Knights beat the Christa McAuliffe #2/Broken Ground #3 Black Panthers, 30-22, in a battle of undefeated teams. Finn Conery led the winners with 12 points. Andy Bengtson had the most steals, was …

High schools: John Stark-Hopkinton starts strong to beat Moultonborough/Inter-Lakes

Monday, February 8, 2016

BOYS’ HOCKEY John Stark-Hopkinton 5, Moultonborough/Inter-Lakes 1 Key players: Stark-Hopkinton – Jake Blanchette (2 goals), Cal Loos (2 goals), Alex Lajeunesse (2 assists), Cam Bourque (goal), Noah Chapman (assist), Aidan Molnar (assist), Paul Molnar (assist), Nate Ash (19 saves); Moultonborough/I-L – Mike Dalzell (goal), Cody Burns (assist), Collin …

Area champions from the high school indoor track & field championships

Monday, February 8, 2016

Division II boys Troy Davis, Kearsarge, high jump at 6-4 and long jump at 21-6 Zach Astle, Kearsarge, shot put at 53-3½ Alex Hoeker, Bow, 55 dash in 6.62 Chris Pratt, Zach Richards, River Groves and Jared Nelson, Coe-Brown, 4x800 relay in 8:31.43 Division II girls Kristie Schoffield, …

High schools: Scoreless through regulation, Concord boys’ hockey falls to Bedford in OT

Sunday, February 7, 2016

As Concord’s Ben Nelson and Bedford’s Eric Voloshin skated toward their benches during a timeout in overtime, the two goalies bumped blockers, a sign of respect between the players who were fully aware of the pressure the other …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Indoor track & field Division I championships At Dartmouth College’s Leverone Field House, 3:30 p.m. Order of events: Shot put, high jump, long jump, 4x800 relay (girls/boys), 55 hurdle trials (boys/girls), 55 dash trials (boys/girls); finals (girls/boys) for 3,000, 55 hurdles, 55 dash, 1,000, 600, 300, 1,500, 4x400 …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, February 7, 2016

JV result The Concord JV wrestling team competed in the Franklin Twin River Classic, finishing in third place. Sean McCready (160 pounds) finished first in his division, while Ian Schafer (170), Will Woods (195) and Dustin Kay placed third. Dakota Cooper (132) and Isaac Habimana (145) finished in …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …