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High school Stars of the Day

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Thomas Bengtson, Concord boys’ basketball, 32 points in 80-73 overtime loss Bruce Barton, Merrimack Valley boys’ basketball, 18 points, 10 rebounds in 58-57 win Joey Kulbacki, H-D boys’ basketball, 26 points in 75-63 loss Maddy Ishak, John Stark girls’ swimming, won 100 fly and 200 IM Melissa Mallahan, Bishop Brady girls’ basketball, 9 points, 14 rebounds in 49-45 win Sarah Thomas, Bishop Brady girls’ basketball, 14 points, 8 rebounds, 2 …

High schools: Off night offensively dooms Concord Christian girls

Saturday, January 31, 2015

It’s been a turnaround season for the Concord Christian girls’ basketball team, but even in the best of seasons there are still some bumps in the road. Entering last night’s game on a four-game winning streak, the Lady Kingsmen (7-3) were finally brought down by visiting Wilton-Lyndeborough, 34-20. Defense has been the strength …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, January 31, 2015

JV result The Hillsboro-Deering JV boys’ basketball team lost to Stevens, 56-40. Zach Rowell (19 points) and Tyler Rowell (16 points) led the scoring for H-D. Middle school result The Rundlett Middle School wrestling team claimed 34 of 45 matches against Pennichuck, Nashua Catholic and Exeter on Thursday. Liam Devaney, Adamson Munyembabazi, Jackson Wilkes, Abby Hemeon and Connor Harrington led the charge with …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Unified result The Hopkinton Unified basketball team beat Hanover, 40-31. Ellie Coe led Hopkinton with 12 points followed by Alin Leeming with eight and Amara Meister with four. David Colby scored his first two points playing in his final game with the Hawks. JV results The Hopkinton JV …

Letter: A fair tax proposal

Friday, January 23, 2015

I am not a big fan of taxes. But I dislike unfairness even more. Therefore, I am following with interest legislation being sponsored by Sen. Dan Feltes and Rep. Richard Ames, both Democrats, that will close tax loopholes benefiting a small percentage of our citizens in favor of …

High schools: No victories, but a ‘good day’ for Belmont Alpine skiers

Friday, January 23, 2015

Early rains made for tough conditions at yesterday’s slalom at Guntock in Gilford. But the Belmont High Alpine team wasn’t about to make excuses. Instead, the Red Raiders dug in and let their training session from Tuesday – …

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, January 23, 2015

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (Last week’s rank) 1. COE-BROWN GIRLS’ HOOP (3) The Bears beat Merrimack Valley to move to 8-0 and avenge last year’s finals loss. 2. BISHOP BRADY GIRLS’ HOOP (2) The 8-0 Green Giants will be tested tonight at 6-2 Goffstown. 3. CONCORD GIRLS’ …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Middle school results The Bow Memorial School basketball team defeated Laconia, 48-31. Bow was led by strong offense from Max Elsasser (13 points), Tom MacEachron (10) and Caleb Olson (eight). Jack Wixson and Corey Gott played a solid defensive game. Youth basketball The Chichester boys’ 7/8 basketball team …

High school Stars of the Day

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Ben Nelson, Concord hockey, 20 saves for shutout Mayson Kimball, MV girls’ basketball, 22 points, 11 rebounds, 6 assists in 43-41 win Karli Loiselle, Pembroke girls’ basketball, 14 points in 43-41 loss Hannah Murdough, H-D girls’ basketball, 10 points in 37-19 win (team’s first of season) Jasmine Bell, …

High schools: Nelson, Concord blank Hanover, 3-0, for season sweep

Thursday, January 22, 2015

For the first time since 2010, the Concord High boys’ hockey team completed a regular-season sweep of Hanover; 2010 was also the last time Concord won the state championship. Now, let’s not get ahead of ourselves, but the …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Futsal champions The Tartan Army U14 Futsal team won the NH Futsal U14 championship. Team members picture above are: Daniel Aybar, Liam Conery, John Walter Elsnau, Alasdair Ferrier, Tomek Hill, Max Keef, Mick Leahy, Becket O’Neil, Luke Ramsey …

Letter: Freedom and responsibility

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

I am with Pope Francis on this one. Freedom of speech doesn’t mean to speak irresponsibly. While nothing justifies the murderous attacks in France, posting disrespectful images of the Muslim Prophet is akin to yelling fire in a crowded movie theater. The Nazi press used similar images of …

High schools: Belmont girls’ basketball finds form against Prospect Mountain

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

After a painful 52-46 loss to Campbell on Friday, the Belmont girls’ basketball team wanted to come out firing against Prospect Mountain last night. There was a hot start to the game, but it didn’t come on Belmont’s …