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Hopkinton's Luke Luneau passes to a teammate in Thursday's game against Gilford at Gilford High School.  (Alan MacRae/for the Monitor)

High schools: Hopkinton boys upended by Gilford in second round

Friday, March 6, 2015

GILFORD – Hopkinton had three goals before last night’s playoff game – hold No. 8 Gilford to 40 points, shoot 25 free throws and outrebound the Golden Eagles. The ninth-seeded Hawks reached one of those goals, but one wasn’t enough. Hopkinton was just 4-for-7 from the line, Gilford had a 33-20 advantage on the glass and the Eagles came away with a 40-29 second-round win. Gilford (15-4) moves on to face No. 1 Pelham in the Division III quarterfinals tomorrow, and Hopkinton will start planning for next season. “I’m pleased with our guys,” Hawks Coach Dave Chase said. “We overachieved. … We graduated eight seniors …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Friday, March 6, 2015

High school tournaments today Girls’ hockey Division I quarterfinals No. 6 Concord (10-8-0) at No. 3 Bishop Brady-Trinity (12-6-0), 7:30 p.m. H ead to head: Brady-Trinity swept the regular-season series, winning 6-1 in December and 6-2 just six days ago. Notes: A look at the two regular-season results would suggest Brady-Trinity is the odds-on favorite, but both coaches know the teams are a …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, March 6, 2015

Unified result Bow lost to Hollis-Brookline, 38-30, in the first round of the Unified Division I basketball tournament. Jack Rich had 16 points to lead the way for the Falcons, while Zach Jukoski played well defensively and chipped in with four points. J.J. Chern, James Petzold, Christian Robison, Keith Descoteaux and Collin Devaney each added two points. JV result The Coe-Brown boys’ JV …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Youth hockey champs The Henniker Huskies Gap Mountain Drilling Squirt 1 team (pictured above) won the Tier 4 state championship in Berlin over the weekend. It was a hard-fought playoff weekend, with the Huskies beating Rochester in the …

High school stars of the day

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Matt Giroux, Concord boys’ basketball, game high 30 points in loss Kaylee Montminy, Pembroke girls’ basketball, 17 points in win Brie Sullivan, Kearsarge girls’ basketball, 10 points, 14 rebounds in win Christian Serrano, Winnisquam boys’ basketball, 26 points, 7 assists, 4 rebounds and reached 1,000 points in 79-57 …

High schools: Stifling defense carries Bow girls’ basketball past Mascoma

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Offense hasn’t come easy for the Bow girls’ basketball team. Defense has been a different story, and the No. 13 Falcons told that story in their Division III first round tournament game last night against No. 20 Mascoma. …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Youth hockey The Brine Team Sports Concord Capitals Mite travel team tied the West River Royals, 3-3, on Sunday. Colin Ala, Dawson Fancher and Tyler Fennelly scored with assists from Chili Cabot, Ala (two) and Fancher. Garrett Bishop and Liam Cripps played well between the pipes. Youth basketball …

High schools: Brady-Trinity girls’ hockey team has eyes on a home quarterfinal

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A playoff berth – the team’s second straight in its three-year existence – is already secure, so next on the agenda is a first-ever home playoff game. The Bishop Brady-Trinity girls’ hockey team came into the final week …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Girls’ basketball Division III first round No. 20 Mascoma (5-13) at No. 13 Bow (9-9), 7 p.m. Head to head: Bow had its way with Mascoma, 50-22, in early January. Notes: It’s been an up-and-down season for the young Falcons (just one senior on the team). At their …

High school Stars of the Day

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Ann Margaret Discisio, Bishop Brady/Trinity girls’ hockey, 3 goals, 2 assists in 6-2 win Henry Yianakopolos, Hopkinton boys’ basketball, 18 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 10 steals in win Mac Struthers, Coe-Brown boys’ basketball, 12 points, 10 rebounds in loss …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Hockey state champions The Eastern Bank Concord Capital Squirt 1s (pictured) won the NH Tier 1 state championship after defeating the Manchester Flames in the state finals. The Capitals went undefeated in the regular season and continued that …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, February 23, 2015

Basketball champs The Bow 2 7th/8th-grade girls narrowly defeated Weare to win the Merrimack Basketball Division 1 championship. Both teams played exceptionally well. All Bow girls contributed to the win. Members of the championship team (pictured above) are: …

High schools: Kearsarge pours on the offense in hockey win over Laconia-Winnisquam

Monday, February 23, 2015

BOYS’ HOCKEY Kearsarge 7, Laconia-Winnisquam 1 Key players: Kearsarge – Cody Rowe (19 saves), Caleb Cochran (2 goals), Jakob Arnold (goal, assist), Tristan Rowe (2 assists); Laconia-Winnisquam – Brayden Harriman (saved 48 of 52 shots through two periods), Nick Snyder (scored shorthanded 5-on-3) Highlights/key moments: Elliot Tucker’s unassisted …