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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’ basketball, 17 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals in win Doug Champagne, Bow boys’ hockey, hat trick in win …

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 we could have one of these every Wednesday night,” Timberlane Coach Barry Chooljian said. “It …

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 champion, however, made all the dryland training and makeshift race trails worth it for the …

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 …

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 …