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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 …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

JV results The Merrimack Valley JV girls’ basketball team (4-1) beat Plymouth, 35-33, over the weekend. Sara Osborne led the Pride with 14 points, including four 3-pointers. Harly Hodge added nine and Madyn Kenney scored seven for MV. ∎ The Hopkinton boys’ JV basketball team (6-1) lost to Campbell, …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Youth hockey The EPTAM Plastics Concord Capitals Peewee 3 hockey team rallied in the third period to tie Plymouth, 3-3. Jake Marcoux scored with an assist from Parker Savoy. Cortland Miller scored unassisted and Paul Bourgault scored the tying goal, assisted by Ben Marceau. Curt Mann was strong …

High schools: Coe-Brown boys’ indoor track team wins first meet in program history

Sunday, January 11, 2015

It was yet another historic day for the Coe-Brown running program. Despite numerous team and individual titles at the division, state and New England levels, and a even a few appearances at the national level, in all three running sports (cross country, indoor track, outdoor track), the Bears …

Letter: Big money, big problem

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Hurrah for the Concord Monitor! It should be clear to all voters that having our representatives in Congress spending about half their time raising money for their next election campaign is not what the Founding Fathers wanted or intended (Monitor editorial, Jan. 8). Our representatives should spend all …

High schools: John Stark wrestles tough despite adversity

Sunday, January 11, 2015

With a depleted roster, thanks to a plethora of injuries and ailments, John Stark wrestling Coach John Widmann knew his Generals weren’t going to have the depth needed to win yesterday’s Live Free or Die Duals Tournament in …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Freshman result The Concord High freshman girls’ basketball team defeated Pinkerton on Friday. Catherine Reynolds led the Tide with 16 points, while Jada Duvert chipped in with 12 points. Reserve result The Pembroke Academy boys’ reserve basketball team beat Coe-Brown, 58-54, in overtime. Jacob Sherman (17 points), Brandon …

High schools: Crouch’s buzzer-beater lifts Hopkinton boys’ basketball team past Kearsarge, 34-32

Saturday, January 10, 2015

NORTH SUTTON – Jamison Crouch didn’t hit a single field goal during the first 31 minutes of his team’s clash with Kearsarge yesterday. During its last second, he buried the game’s biggest. Crouch’s unlikely 3-pointer with 0.2 seconds …

High school Stars of the Day

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Christian Serrano, Winnisquam boys’ hoop, 19 points 11 assists in win Sarah Thomas, Brady girls’ hoop, 16 points in win Kenny Torres, Franklin boys’ hoop, 18 points, 3 at buzzer in 53-50 win Chay Cadarette, Belmont girls’ hoop, 11 pts 11 rebs in 45-34 win Max Cross and …

Hopkinton girls use stifling defense to get past Kearsarge

Saturday, January 10, 2015

NORTH SUTTON – Pat Roye didn’t have to say much during halftime of his team’s showdown with Kearsarge last night. And that, the Hopkinton girls’ basketball coach said, is something he’s been hoping would happen for awhile. With …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, January 10, 2015

JV result The Coe-Brown JV boys’ basketball team fell to Goffstown, 55-46. Shawn Spenard (13 points), Brody Ashley (11 points) and Andrew Therrien (10 points) led Coe-Brown. ∎ The Concord JV girls’ basketball team struggled offensively and fell behind early in a loss to Londonderry. Steph Oberg moved the …