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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

Friday, February 12, 2016

Freshman result The Concord freshman boys’ basketball team beat Dover, 58-33. John Shamash scored 14 points, Zack Gamble added 11 points and Jarod Woodman seven to lead the Tide (8-5). Unified basketball The Bow Unified basketball team ran its record to 4-0 with a 53-16 victory at Merrimack …

High school stars of the day

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Mike Buxton, Winnisquam boys’ basketball, 19 points, 5 3s in win Henry Yianakopolos, Hopkinton boys’ basketball, 21 points, 11 rebs in win Morgan Sisson, Concord girls’ hockey, 3 goals, 4 assists in 7-2 win Sarah Plourde, Brady-Trinity girls’ hockey, 15-save shutout, assist in win Matt Hennessy, Franklin boys’ …

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 …

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 …