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Merrimack Valley's Megan Johnston (left) takes advantage of a pick set on Kearsarge's Lily Huntoon (in blue) during a cross-division meeting at Merrimack Valley on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2015.

(MICHELLE BERTHIAUME / Monitor staff)

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 months of the Division II season with just one loss, and the point totals have been balanced, as promised. Take Tuesday night, …

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 extending its Hot Shots (ages 4-6) and Jumpers (grades 1-2) basketball programs into the spring. …

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 everyone to score and playing intense defense, scoring 26 points in the third quarter. Pictured …

A look at the top of the Division III boys’ basketball standings

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

TOP OF D-III W L Pt-Rtg Winnisquam 11 0 4.0000 Pelham 9 1 3.7000 Conant 10 1 3.6364 Kearsarge 9 2 3.3636 Hopkinton 9 2 3.2727 Gilford 8 3 2.9091 Inter-Lakes 8 3 2.9091 * Winnisquam plays at Pelham tonight at 6:30 …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, January 31, 2016

JV result The Bishop Brady JV girls’ basketball team defeated Merrimack Valley, 37-29. Brady was led offensively by Emily Tremblay (15 points), Jackie Hill (seven points, nine steals) and Emma Bradley (six points, nine rebounds). Aniecia Vargas and Emily St. Arnaud each scored four points and played well …

High schools: Times go down in final meet before indoor track championships

Sunday, January 31, 2016

In their last meet before this coming Sunday’s divisional championships, area athletes took to the indoor track at the University of New Hampshire to try to reach the qualifying standard or to better their seed, and several came home with impressive performances. Kathleen Collins and River Groves both …

Wrestling trio take titles for Tide at Capital City Classic

Sunday, January 31, 2016

After Concord’s George Tarwo lost to James Sauro from Bishop Hendricken of Rhode Island in overtime of the 182-pound final at last year’s Capital City Classic, the two wrestlers had a talk. “He told me he’d be back,” …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Middle school The Hopkinton Middle School Nordic team raced at Gunstock this past week. Leading the girls’ team were Lily Sabol, Emma Rothe, Lillian Eckberg and Izzy Holmes. The boys’ team was led by Theodore Mollano, Nolan Sauer, Hayden Lynch and Preston Hall. Youth basketball The Bow 2 …

High schools: Complete game nets Concord hockey 4-0 win for 8-0-0 start

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Dunc Walsh has been waiting for this type of game most of the season. Sure, his Concord High boys’ hockey team came rolling in as the top team in Division I, but rarely had it played a complete game. The Tide had played well enough to beat the …

High schools: H-D girls come close, but still searching for first win

Saturday, January 30, 2016

They held Stevens to 23 points, the lowest total for any opponent this season. They were in the game until the end, losing by nine points, the closest they’ve been this year. But when they found themselves within …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, January 30, 2016

JV results The Bishop Brady girls’ JV basketball team defeated Merrimack Valley, 37-29. Sara Osborne and Katelyn Belanger each scored 11 points to lead MV. ∎ The Coe-Brown boys’ JV basketball team defeated Milford, 52-50. Mike Mulligan (12 points, 13 rebounds), Jacob Rich (11 points) and Danny Schlim (eight …

High school stars of the day

Friday, January 29, 2016

Drew McQuarrie, Stark boys’ basketball, 12 points, 17 rebounds, 6 steals in win Christian Serrano, Winnisquam boys’ basketball, 19 points in win Carly Huckins, MV girls’ basketball, 17 points in win Sam Will, Brady girls’ basketball, 13 points, 10 rebounds, 5 blocks in loss Ashley Reiff, Coe-Brown girls’ …

High school stars of the day

Friday, January 29, 2016

Emma Moore, H-D Alpine, 1st slalom in 4-team meet Martin Hecka, Brady Alpine, 3rd slalom in 4-team meet Devi Kraushaar, Kearsarge girls’ hoop, 31 points, 10 rebounds in win …