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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 …

High schools: Sisson scores twice, Tibbals throws shutout as Concord beats Oyster River, 3-0

Sunday, January 18, 2015

With a home-and-home series against undefeated Berlin-Gorham looming next week, the Concord High girls’ hockey team was looking for a win to snap its two-game losing streak and to avoid slipping below .500, as well as to generate …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, January 18, 2015

JV result The Concord JV girls’ basketball team fell to Nashua South, 38-35, on Friday night. The Tide was led by Jada Duvert (eight points) and Lyra Canabano (six points). Gabbie Evans and Kasie Maloney rebounded well while playing solid defense. Freshman results The Concord freshman wrestling team …

Coe-Brown girls’ hoop team stays perfect with win over MV in rematch game

Saturday, January 17, 2015

NORTHWOOD – The 12-point lead Coe-Brown owned going into the fourth quarter had been cut in half. And it seemed as if Merrimack Valley was getting the bounces, like the fast-break layup Coe-Brown’s Sarah Curtin had just missed …

High schools: Coe-Brown boys’ basketball team edges MV, 45-42

Saturday, January 17, 2015

PENACOOK – Down early and turning the ball over left and right, the Coe-Brown boys’ basketball team wasn’t panicking. The Bears had seen this before. And they had seen the script flip enough to know what they were capable of once they began to find their game. “This …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, January 17, 2015

JV results The Merrimack Valley JV girls’ basketball team lost to Coe-Brown, 45-31. Sara Osborne led the Pride with 10 points, while Dakotah Drew scored eight and Shatara Stetson added seven. ∎ The Coe-Brown JV boys’ basketball team defeated MV, 61-37. Scott Spenard led the way with 17 points, …

High school Stars of the Day

Friday, January 16, 2015

Adam Nelson, Bow boys’ basketball, 22 points in 55-53 loss Dana Bean, Franklin boys’ basketball, 30 points in 65-53 win Chay Cadarette, Belmont girls’ basketball, 18 points, 22 rebounds in 52-46 loss to 7-1 Campbell Katie Steeves, Pittsfield girls’ basketball, 18 points, 11 rebounds, 5 blocks in 37-27 …

High schools: Kearsarge boys’ Alpine team dominates at Mount Sunapee

Friday, January 16, 2015

It was nearly a clean sweep for the Kearsarge boys’ Alpine team at yesterday’s meet at Mount Sunapee. Cougars skiers finished first, second and third, and Kearsrge’s fourth point scorer came in fifth, giving the Cougars a statement …

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, January 16, 2015

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (Last week’s rank) 1. BISHOP BRADY BOYS’ HOOP (1) The first-place Giants (5-0) travel to Manchester West (4-1) tonight. 2. BISHOP BRADY GIRLS’ HOOP (2) Allowing just 29.1 points per game has been key to Brady’s 7-0 start. 3. COE-BROWN GIRLS’ HOOP (3) …

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 …