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John Stark sophmore center Drew McQuarrie (21) collides with Hanover sophmore forward Connor Stafford (44) in an attempt to recover the ball at John Stark High School on January 23, 2015.

(CAMERON JOHNSON / Monitor staff)

High schools: Rebounding, free throws help Hanover overcome John Stark

Saturday, January 24, 2015

WEARE – Playing from behind and struggling to find its shooting touch, the Hanover boys’ basketball team was desperate for any offensive output it could muster. To do so, the Marauders crashed the boards. “When you’re playing against the John Stark zone, it’s very hard,” Hanover Coach Tim Winslow said. “The longer you go without scoring, the smaller the hoop …

High school Stars of the Day

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Jourdain Bell, Bishop Brady boys’ basketball, 26 points, 7 assists, 7 rebounds, 4 steals in 72-58 win Cassie Contigiani, Belmont girls’ basketball, 13 points, 10 assists, 10 rebounds in 53-14 win Tayler Mattos, Kearsarge boys’ basketball, 21 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals in 66-44 loss Brendan Johnson, Bishop Brady boys’ basketball, 23 points, 7 rebounds, 4 steals, 3 assists in 72-58 win Nate …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Unified result The Hopkinton Unified basketball team beat Hanover, 40-31. Ellie Coe led Hopkinton with 12 points followed by Alin Leeming with eight and Amara Meister with four. David Colby scored his first two points playing in his final game with the Hawks. JV results The Hopkinton JV girls’ basketball team (5-3) beat Conant, 30-22. Kasey Smith led the Hawks with 12 points, …

High schools: No victories, but a ‘good day’ for Belmont Alpine skiers

Friday, January 23, 2015

Early rains made for tough conditions at yesterday’s slalom at Guntock in Gilford. But the Belmont High Alpine team wasn’t about to make excuses. Instead, the Red Raiders dug in and let their training session from Tuesday – …

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, January 23, 2015

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (Last week’s rank) 1. COE-BROWN GIRLS’ HOOP (3) The Bears beat Merrimack Valley to move to 8-0 and avenge last year’s finals loss. 2. BISHOP BRADY GIRLS’ HOOP (2) The 8-0 Green Giants will be tested tonight at 6-2 Goffstown. 3. CONCORD GIRLS’ …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Middle school results The Bow Memorial School basketball team defeated Laconia, 48-31. Bow was led by strong offense from Max Elsasser (13 points), Tom MacEachron (10) and Caleb Olson (eight). Jack Wixson and Corey Gott played a solid defensive game. Youth basketball The Chichester boys’ 7/8 basketball team …

High school Stars of the Day

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Ben Nelson, Concord hockey, 20 saves for shutout Mayson Kimball, MV girls’ basketball, 22 points, 11 rebounds, 6 assists in 43-41 win Karli Loiselle, Pembroke girls’ basketball, 14 points in 43-41 loss Hannah Murdough, H-D girls’ basketball, 10 points in 37-19 win (team’s first of season) Jasmine Bell, …

High schools: Nelson, Concord blank Hanover, 3-0, for season sweep

Thursday, January 22, 2015

For the first time since 2010, the Concord High boys’ hockey team completed a regular-season sweep of Hanover; 2010 was also the last time Concord won the state championship. Now, let’s not get ahead of ourselves, but the …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Futsal champions The Tartan Army U14 Futsal team won the NH Futsal U14 championship. Team members picture above are: Daniel Aybar, Liam Conery, John Walter Elsnau, Alasdair Ferrier, Tomek Hill, Max Keef, Mick Leahy, Becket O’Neil, Luke Ramsey …

High schools: Belmont girls’ basketball finds form against Prospect Mountain

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

After a painful 52-46 loss to Campbell on Friday, the Belmont girls’ basketball team wanted to come out firing against Prospect Mountain last night. There was a hot start to the game, but it didn’t come on Belmont’s …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

JV results The Merrimack Valley JV boys’ basketball team beat John Stark, 53-36. Ben Davis (13 points) and Jake Mulleavey (nine points) led a strong rebounding and defensive effort in the post for the Pride (1-5). The Generals fell to 0-5. ∎ The Hopkinton JV girls’ basketball team (4-3) …

High school Stars of the Day

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Chayleigh Cadarette, Belmont girls’ basketball, 21 points, 22 rebounds in 40-30 win Bruce Barton, Merrimack Valley boys’ basketball, 25 points, 8 rebounds in 68-50 win Maddie Clark, Hopkinton girls’ basketball, 22 points in 50-29 win Nate Mulleavey, Merrimack Valley boys’ basketball, 17 points, 15 rebounds in 68-50 win …

High schools: Concord girls’ hockey team ends Berlin’s shutout streak, upsets undefeated Mountaineers, 2-1

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Berlin-Gorham girls’ hockey team – last year’s state runner-up – hadn’t given up a goal since the first game of the season … until yesterday. That’s when Concord (5-3-0) pushed the Mountaineers from their undefeated perch with a 2-1 victory in a matinee at Everett Arena. Let’s …