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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 …

Letter: Endless, expensive saga

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Convicted killer Michael Addison was back in the news last month because the U.S. Supreme Court denied the direct appeal of his death penalty conviction. Rather than marking the end of this case, it’s reported that the decision “opens the door for a lengthier and more expensive appeal …

High schools: H-D boys making strides in search of first win

Saturday, February 6, 2016

With their full roster intact for the first time in weeks and another winless team coming into their gym, the Hillcats thought Friday might be the time for their first win of the season. It wasn’t. Instead, it …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, February 6, 2016

JV results The Bishop Brady boys’ JV basketball team was upended by Windham, 50-45. Rich Sullivan led Brady with 15 points and Sean Sullivan added 10 points. Angelo Besho had seven points and eight assists. ∎ The Hillsboro-Deering boys’ JV basketball team lost to Newfound, 44-30. Sam Taylor had …

High schools: John Stark girls continue progress with convincing win over Plymouth

Friday, February 5, 2016

Just last year the John Stark girls’ basketball team finished the season 2-16 and missed the playoffs, but now, the young squad is starting to believe in itself. The Generals (4-9) doubled their win total from last season …

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, February 5, 2016

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (Last WEEK’S rank) 1. CONCORD GIRLS’ X-C SKIING (1) placed five, led by Kate Andy, in the top seven to finish first at the 10-team Capitol Cup. 2. CONCORD WRESTLING (2) improved to 16-0 in dual meets with a 66-13 Senior Night win …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, February 5, 2016

Unified result The Bow unified basketball team remained undefeated with a 39-20 victory over John Stark. Jack Rich scored 25 points to lead Bow while Zach Jukoski and Collin Devaney played great defense. Keith Descoteaux chipped in with four timely points. St. Paul’s result The St. Paul’s School …

High schools: Krollis hat trick leads Brady hockey over Bow, 6-0

Thursday, February 4, 2016

A 3-minute, 10-second slice of the first period told the story. With Wednesday’s interdivisional hockey game between Bishop Brady and Bow scoreless through the first nine minutes, Brady broke it open with a pair of goals in a …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Middle school results The Hopkinton middle school boys’ basketball team defeated Merrimack Valley, 51-42. Colby Quiet (eight points), Kevin Newton-Delgado (14 points), Make Baer (eight points), Derek West (seven points) and Evan Jacobsen (six points) had good games for the Hawks. Youth results The Concord Capitals First Command …

High school stars of the day

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Aaron Dobe, Hopkinton Nordic, 1st place in Capitol Cup Sarah Nadeau, Hopkinton Nordic, 1st place in Capitol Cup Maddie Cook, Kearsarge Nordic, 1st place in CVC Championship Carly Huckins, MV basketball, 18 points (5 3-pointers), 5 assists, 3 steals in win Adam Nelson, Bow basketball, 21 points, 3 …

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 …