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High schools: Kearsarge fends off Franklin in D-III boys’ hoop battle

Saturday, February 13, 2016

This was a big one. With both teams jockeying for position atop the Division III standings, the Kearsarge and Franklin boys’ basketball teams hit the court on Friday night riding seven- and six-game winning streaks, respectively. “Our gym was electric,” Kearsarge Coach Nate Camp said. “This had a playoff atmosphere to it from the opening tip.” The electricity in North Sutton served the home Cougars (12-2) well, as they built …

High schools: Kearsarge sweeps Division III Alpine titles on its home hill

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Kearsarge went both big and local on Friday at Mount Sunapee. The Cougars’ big picture reward came in the form of the boys’ and girls’ Division III Alpine championships. The localized reward was beating out both Bishop Brady teams, the defending champions that draw many of their skiers from the Kearsarge district. “The …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Saturday, February 13, 2016

High school tournaments today Swimming Division I championships At UNH’s Swazey Pool Time schedule: 7 a.m. warm-ups; 8:40 a.m. preliminaries; 4:45 p.m. finals A rea male qualifiers (with top-10 seeds) : Concord – Max Cross (1st 200 freestyle, 4th 100 backstroke), Kevin Quinn (3rd 200 freestyle, 9th 500 freestyle), Ryan Quinn (200 freestyle, 10th 100 backstroke), Jay Blasko (200 freestyle, 100 backstroke), Denys …

High schools: Merrimack Valley boys’ basketball nets first win

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

It has been a season of transition for the Merrimack Valley boys’ basketball team after last year’s 14-4 team that lost in the quarterfinals saw five seniors graduate and Coach Kevin O’Brien step down from the position. Coming into this season, with a new head coach and a …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

JV results The Hillsboro-Deering JV basketball team lost to Fall Mountain, 61-38. Kyle Brown (13 points) and Logan Putnam (6 points, 5 steals) led the HIllcats. ∎  The Concord High School girls’ JV basketball team defeated Manchester Central, 40-30. Ashley Kelley (13 points), Caitlyn Kelley (11 points, 7 …

High schools: With something to prove, Kearsarge stops Hopkinton, 53-34

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The memory of their overtime meeting 3½ weeks ago was still fresh on the minds of the Hopkinton and Kearsarge boys’ basketball teams. How each handled it decided the rematch. “The boys were really dialed in and focused. …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Middle school results The Hopkinton Middle School boys’ basketball team avenged an earlier loss to Lebanon with a 26-19 win. Colby Quiet was 4-for-4 from the foul line down the stretch. Evan Jacobsen made a couple of nice post moves to give Hopkinton a boost, and Kevin Newton …

A look at the top of the Division III boys’ basketball standings

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

TOP OF D-III W L Pt-Rtg Winnisquam 11 0 4.0000 Pelham 9 1 3.7000 Conant 10 1 3.6364 Kearsarge 9 2 3.3636 Hopkinton 9 2 3.2727 Gilford 8 3 2.9091 Inter-Lakes 8 3 2.9091 * Winnisquam plays at Pelham tonight at 6:30 …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, January 31, 2016

JV result The Bishop Brady JV girls’ basketball team defeated Merrimack Valley, 37-29. Brady was led offensively by Emily Tremblay (15 points), Jackie Hill (seven points, nine steals) and Emma Bradley (six points, nine rebounds). Aniecia Vargas and Emily St. Arnaud each scored four points and played well …

High schools: Times go down in final meet before indoor track championships

Sunday, January 31, 2016

In their last meet before this coming Sunday’s divisional championships, area athletes took to the indoor track at the University of New Hampshire to try to reach the qualifying standard or to better their seed, and several came home with impressive performances. Kathleen Collins and River Groves both …

Wrestling trio take titles for Tide at Capital City Classic

Sunday, January 31, 2016

After Concord’s George Tarwo lost to James Sauro from Bishop Hendricken of Rhode Island in overtime of the 182-pound final at last year’s Capital City Classic, the two wrestlers had a talk. “He told me he’d be back,” …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Middle school The Hopkinton Middle School Nordic team raced at Gunstock this past week. Leading the girls’ team were Lily Sabol, Emma Rothe, Lillian Eckberg and Izzy Holmes. The boys’ team was led by Theodore Mollano, Nolan Sauer, Hayden Lynch and Preston Hall. Youth basketball The Bow 2 …

High schools: Complete game nets Concord hockey 4-0 win for 8-0-0 start

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Dunc Walsh has been waiting for this type of game most of the season. Sure, his Concord High boys’ hockey team came rolling in as the top team in Division I, but rarely had it played a complete game. The Tide had played well enough to beat the …