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Merrimack Valley's Megan Johnston (left) takes advantage of a pick set on Kearsarge's Lily Huntoon (in blue) during a cross-division meeting at Merrimack Valley on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2015.

(MICHELLE BERTHIAUME / Monitor staff)

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 months of the Division II season with just one loss, and the point totals have been balanced, as promised. Take Tuesday night, …

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 extending its Hot Shots (ages 4-6) and Jumpers (grades 1-2) basketball programs into the spring. …

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 everyone to score and playing intense defense, scoring 26 points in the third quarter. Pictured …

High school stars of the day

Friday, January 29, 2016

Drew McQuarrie, Stark boys’ basketball, 12 points, 17 rebounds, 6 steals in win Christian Serrano, Winnisquam boys’ basketball, 19 points in win Carly Huckins, MV girls’ basketball, 17 points in win Sam Will, Brady girls’ basketball, 13 points, 10 rebounds, 5 blocks in loss Ashley Reiff, Coe-Brown girls’ …

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), …