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Hillsboro-Deering Zach Rowell (10) takes the ball across center court during Friday’s game against Newfound at Hillsboro-Deering High School, Feb. 5, 2016.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

High schools: H-D boys making strides in search of first win

Saturday, February 6, 2016

With their full roster intact for the first time in weeks and another winless team coming into their gym, the Hillcats thought Friday might be the time for their first win of the season. It wasn’t. Instead, it was the Newfound boys’ basketball team celebrating its first victory of the season on Hillsboro-Deering’s home court. The Bears (1-11) opened up …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, February 6, 2016

JV results The Bishop Brady boys’ JV basketball team was upended by Windham, 50-45. Rich Sullivan led Brady with 15 points and Sean Sullivan added 10 points. Angelo Besho had seven points and eight assists. ∎ The Hillsboro-Deering boys’ JV basketball team lost to Newfound, 44-30. Sam Taylor had nine points for H-D and Thomas Ferguson had six. St. Paul’s School result The St. …

High schools: John Stark girls continue progress with convincing win over Plymouth

Friday, February 5, 2016

Just last year the John Stark girls’ basketball team finished the season 2-16 and missed the playoffs, but now, the young squad is starting to believe in itself. The Generals (4-9) doubled their win total from last season and avenged a loss from earlier this season in one blow, defeating Plymouth, 51-31, on …

High school stars of the day

Friday, January 29, 2016

Emma Moore, H-D Alpine, 1st slalom in 4-team meet Martin Hecka, Brady Alpine, 3rd slalom in 4-team meet Devi Kraushaar, Kearsarge girls’ hoop, 31 points, 10 rebounds in win …

High schools: Bishop Brady Alpine teams look strong in state meet warm-up

Friday, January 29, 2016

With the state championships just a week and a half away, the Bishop Brady Alpine teams performed well on a state championship-like course on Thursday at Pats Peak. The Bishop Brady boys’ team (380 points) placed all four …

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, January 29, 2016

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (Last WEEK’S rank) 1. CONCORD GIRLS’ X-C SKIING (4) beat all comers (private and public, all divisions) in Saturday’s NH Nordic Coaches Series. 2. CONCORD WRESTLING (2) went to 15-0 in duals last week with four wins, one vs. top Rhode Island team …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, January 29, 2016

Youth hockey The First Command Financial girls’ U12 hockey team defeated Rochester, 7-1, over the weekend behind four goals from Dylan Green. First Command also tied Walpole, 1-1, with a goal from Grace Joscelyn and some great saves in net by Emily Senko. St. Paul’s result The St. …

High schools: Bow girls on top of their game in win over rival Hopkinton

Thursday, January 28, 2016

HOPKINTON – Bow may have been the favorite, may have had the better record and place in the Division III girls’ basketball standings, but the Falcons weren’t taking anything for granted when they traveled to Hopkinton Wednesday night. …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, January 28, 2016

JV results The Bishop Brady boys’ JV basketball team lost in OT to Kennett, 46-43. Rich Sullivan led the scoring with 22 points and Sean Sullivan added six points and nine rebounds. Angelo Besho played well defensively. ∎ The Merrimack Valley JV girls’ basketball team lost to Hanover, 41-21. …

High school Stars of the Day

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Shannon Davies, Belmont girls’ basketball, 21 points and 10 rebounds in a loss Christian Serrano, Winnisquam boys’ basketball, 29 points in three quarter in a win Sohani Demian, Bow girls’ nordic skiing, 4th place individually and overall meet winners Kenny Torres, Franklin boys’ basketball, 30 points, 5 rebounds, …

High schools: Demian, team depth lead Bow girls’ Nordic to close win

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Warm conditions were in play for the Nordic skiing meet at Gunstock, where host Belmont, Hopkinton and Bow raced each other and six other schools. On the girls’ side, Bow was victorious with a total of 376 points, …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Soccer champions FieldHouse Sports had the following indoor soccer champions: Capital SC (U-12 girls, pictured), Barley House (U-12 boys division A), Hopkinton SC (U-12 boys division B), SPG (U-14 girls division A), Hooksett Lightning (U-14 girls division B), …

High schools: Bench gives Brady girls a spark in win over Monadnock

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Bishop Brady girls’ basketball team hung on to a 44-33 victory over Kennett on Monday night. The game was tight throughout, with the biggest lead at five until the end of the fourth quarter. Leading the way …