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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 …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Unified basketball The Concord High unified basketball team defeated John Stark, 43-32. The top scorers for the Tide were Drew Nadeau (12 points), Sean Daley (seven points), Nick Battles (six points) and Brendan McEwen (six points). JV results The Hillsboro-Deering JV boys’ basketball team lost to Sanborn, 70-30. …

Concord boys’ Alpine third in D-I; Hopkinton boys’ Alpine fourth in D-IV

Friday, February 12, 2016

All season long, it was Bedford, Portsmouth and Concord battling it out on the slopes around New Hampshire. But because of the uncooperative weather forcing so many races to be canceled, the big three hadn’t faced some of the other teams in Division I. “I wasn’t sure how …

D-III Nordic championships: Kearsarge girls take title; Bow runner-up for both boys and girls

Friday, February 12, 2016

A year ago, the Kearsarge girls’ Nordic ski team had a tiny taste of what it might be like to lift the championship plaque, finishing runner-up to a powerhouse White Mountains team. On Thursday night, that championship plaque …

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, February 12, 2016

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (Last WEEK’S rank) 1. CONCORD GIRLS’ X-C SKIING (1) finished with perfect scores to claim an eighth straight Division I title Thursday. 2. CONCORD BOYS’ X-C SKIING (8) finished with perfect scores to …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, February 12, 2016

Freshman result The Concord freshman boys’ basketball team beat Dover, 58-33. John Shamash scored 14 points, Zack Gamble added 11 points and Jarod Woodman seven to lead the Tide (8-5). Unified basketball The Bow Unified basketball team ran its record to 4-0 with a 53-16 victory at Merrimack …

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’ …

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 …

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 …

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 …