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Capsule outlook of the area’s Division II high school boys’ basketball teams

Friday, December 19, 2014

High school Division II boys’ basketball outlook Bishop Brady Division: II Coach: Cole Etten (1st year) Last year: 14-6, reached quarterfinals Returning PLAYERS: Jourdain Bell, sr., G, 6-1; Brendan Johnson, sr., G, 6-0; Aaron Svendsen, sr., C, 6-6; Joseph Bell, jr., G, 6-1; Matthew Quirk, so., G, 5-9; Matthew Desmarais, so., F, 6-2; Matthew Morey, jr., G, 5-10 Top newcomers: Gabriel Vargas, jr., G, 5-8; Joshua LeClaire, so., F, 6-0; …

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, December 19, 2014

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team 1. COE-BROWN GIRLS’ TRACK The Bears return most of their points from last year’s team that dominated D-II. 2. CONCORD GIRLS’ X-C SKIING Led by Erin Waters and Kate Andy, the Tide are favorites to win a 7th straight D-I title. 3. COE-BROWN GIRLS’ HOOP The Bears return …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, December 19, 2014

High school result The John Stark-Hopkinton boys’ hockey team defeated Souhegan, 6-3, in the season opener for both teams on Wednesday. Jake Blanchette (two goals) and Kyle Kolehmainen tallied first-period goals to give the Generals a 2-1 lead after the first, and Blanchette and Robbie Ferguson (goal, assist) potted second-period goals for a 4-1 lead. Adrian McCarthy-Tiella (two goals, assist) tallied a pair …

High schools: Brady-Trinity pours it on in opening 6-1 win over Concord

Thursday, December 18, 2014

For two-plus periods, it was a game. In 88 seconds, it turned into a rout. The Bishop Brady-Trinity girls’ hockey team was in charge throughout, taking a lead in the opening minutes that it wouldn’t relinquish. But Concord …

Freshmen lead the charge as Concord boys blank Brady, 3-0

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The smaller-than-normal crowd was relatively quiet, the student sections thin. The annual pre-Christmas showdown between the Concord and Bishop Brady hockey teams has lost some of its luster. But you’ll never convince the players of that … especially …

High school Stars of the Day

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Sarah Plourde, Bishop Brady-Trinity girls’ hockey, 33 saves in 6-1 win Tyler Mattos, Kearsarge boys’ basketball, 19 points, 9 rebounds in 58-40 loss Adrian Hadley, Pittsfield boys’ basketball, 17 points, 7 rebounds in 74-44 loss …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Middle school results The Bow Memorial School boys’ basketball team beat McLaughlin Middle School, 46-37. Bow was led by Max Elsasser (11 points), while Steven Guerrette and Cory Gott had strong games defensively. ∎ The Hopkinton Middle School girls’ basketball team defeated Winnisquam, 43-36. Amelia Thomas led all scorers …

High school Stars of the Day

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Karli Loiselle, Pembroke girls’ basketball, 18 points in 40-33 win Luke Luneau, Hopkinton boys’ basketball, 24 points, 13 rebounds Dana Bean, Franklin boys’ basketball, 25 points in 64-59 win Kenny Torres, Franklin boys’ basketball, 22 points, including 10 in the fourth, in 64-59 win Matt Ehrenberg, Bow boys’ …

Pembroke girls heat up in fourth quarter to down MV, 40-33

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

PEMBROKE – The Pembroke Academy girls’ basketball team struggled to find its way in the third quarter last night against Merrimack Valley. Luckily for the Spartans, they had the fourth quarter to make up for it. Host Pembroke …

High schools: Practice pays off for Belmont boys’ basketball team

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

If his Belmont boys’ basketball team was going to pick up a season-opening win last night against Somersworth, Jim Cilley knew the Red Raiders needed to change some things after what he called a “disappointing performance” in a scrimmage against Hopkinton last week. “I went back and looked …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

JV results The Coe-Brown JV girls’ basketball team (2-0) defeated Souhegan on the road. Leading scorers included Catie Langdon and Shannon Riley with 10 points each, while Chelsea McCallion (nine points) and Drew Stevens (five points) chipped in. ∎ The Concord JV girls’ basketball team (1-1) won its first …

High schools: Young Pembroke-Campbell hangs tough but falls to Portsmouth-Newmarket

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

HOOKSETT – There are no moral victories for the Pembroke Academy-Campbell hockey team this winter, but last night’s season-opening setback felt like a win. The young PAC program, with 16 underclassmen on its roster, hung tough with fellow …

Capsule outlook of the area’s high school hockey teams

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

High school hockey outlook Boys Bishop Brady Division: I Coach: Russ Franey (1st year) Last year: 0-18-0, did not make tournament Returning starters: Kyle Jalbert, sr., G; Andrew Yvars, sr., G; Brendan Brack, sr., F; Spencer Sloane, sr., D; Matt Brousseau, jr., D; Stephen Donelan, so., F T …