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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 …

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 …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Freshman results The Concord (9-2) girls’ freshman basketball team defeated Dover, 55-13. Helen Massah scored 14 points and Ananya Nadeau pitched in eight. Crystal Federico did a great job boxing out, rebounding and getting steals on the defensive end. Concord Rec programs Concord Parks and Recreation will be …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Youth basketball The Weare Middle School Lady Wildcats basketball team capped off an undefeated season on Saturday, beating Hampstead, 67-38, to win the Tri-County League Championship. The Wildcats put together their most complete game of the season, allowing …

Indoor track championships: Feliz-Mutz tandem lead Concord to seventh place in Division I

Monday, February 8, 2016

HANOVER – With only 11 boys on the roster, Concord High didn’t have very lofty team goals at the start of the indoor track season, but Coach Ally Davis said that senior Angel Feliz and sophomore Dalton Mutz were “major talent.” Fast forward a month and a half …

Indoor track championships: Behind Davis and Astle, Kearsarge boys take fourth in Division II

Monday, February 8, 2016

HANOVER – Kearsarge thrower Zach Astle hoped to make an impression in his senior season. Not only did Astle make an impression, but the entire Kearsarge boys’ indoor track team did, as well. Astle defended his title in …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, February 8, 2016

Youth basketball In Concord Rec 5th- & 6th-grade boys’ basketball action, the Christa McAuliffe School Blue Knights beat the Christa McAuliffe #2/Broken Ground #3 Black Panthers, 30-22, in a battle of undefeated teams. Finn Conery led the winners with 12 points. Andy Bengtson had the most steals, was …

High schools: John Stark-Hopkinton starts strong to beat Moultonborough/Inter-Lakes

Monday, February 8, 2016

BOYS’ HOCKEY John Stark-Hopkinton 5, Moultonborough/Inter-Lakes 1 Key players: Stark-Hopkinton – Jake Blanchette (2 goals), Cal Loos (2 goals), Alex Lajeunesse (2 assists), Cam Bourque (goal), Noah Chapman (assist), Aidan Molnar (assist), Paul Molnar (assist), Nate Ash (19 saves); Moultonborough/I-L – Mike Dalzell (goal), Cody Burns (assist), Collin …

Area champions from the high school indoor track & field championships

Monday, February 8, 2016

Division II boys Troy Davis, Kearsarge, high jump at 6-4 and long jump at 21-6 Zach Astle, Kearsarge, shot put at 53-3½ Alex Hoeker, Bow, 55 dash in 6.62 Chris Pratt, Zach Richards, River Groves and Jared Nelson, Coe-Brown, 4x800 relay in 8:31.43 Division II girls Kristie Schoffield, …

High schools: Scoreless through regulation, Concord boys’ hockey falls to Bedford in OT

Sunday, February 7, 2016

As Concord’s Ben Nelson and Bedford’s Eric Voloshin skated toward their benches during a timeout in overtime, the two goalies bumped blockers, a sign of respect between the players who were fully aware of the pressure the other …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Indoor track & field Division I championships At Dartmouth College’s Leverone Field House, 3:30 p.m. Order of events: Shot put, high jump, long jump, 4x800 relay (girls/boys), 55 hurdle trials (boys/girls), 55 dash trials (boys/girls); finals (girls/boys) for 3,000, 55 hurdles, 55 dash, 1,000, 600, 300, 1,500, 4x400 …