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John Stark-Hopkinton's Adrian McCarthy-Tiella joins in the celebration of the team's 10th goal against Manchester West at JFK Coliseum in Manchester Monday night.

(GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff)

High schools: Seven goals in first seven minutes has John Stark-Hopkinton hockey flying

Monday, January 26, 2015

First vs. worst. Undefeated vs. winless. Last night’s boys’ hockey game between John Stark-Hopkinton and Manchester West was bound to be lopsided, but few would have predicted this. The Generals scored seven goals in the first seven minutes of the game and coasted to a 12-4 victory at Manchester’s JFK Coliseum. “We’re playing well,” Stark-Hopkinton Coach Denis Kolehmainen said, but quickly added, “but we haven’t played the top teams, except for Berlin and Souhegan. Other than that, it’s been middle or bottom of the pack.” Still, there was no letdown for the Generals. Cal Loos scored 1:21 in, Jake Blanchette added another just 14 seconds …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, January 26, 2015

Freshman basketball The Pembroke boys’ freshman reserve basketball team fell at home to Merrimack Valley, 42-31. The Spartans were led by Christan Hanna, who scored nine points, and Alex Pratt and Brandon Despres, who played well defensively, combining for 10 rebounds. Middle school results The Hopkinton Middle School girls’ basketball team lost a close one to Sunapee, 31-29. Megan Blanchette played strong defense. …

High school Stars of the Day

Monday, January 26, 2015

Dan Medvetz, John Stark-Hopkinton boys’ hockey, first varsity goal in 12-4 win Nolan Quinn, John Stark-Hopkinton boys’ hockey, first varsity goal in 12-4 win Mayson Kimball, Merrimack Valley girls’ basketball, 25 points, 16 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals in win Lily Rivera, Concord Christian girls’ basketball, 21 points in win …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, January 26, 2015

Hoops tourney champions The Bow 3 girls’ basketball team won the Merrimack Basketball Tourney 3/4 Pee Wee Girls Division Championship. Bow beat Brookline, 31-5, in the semifinals. Offensively, Bow was led by Lyndsey LaPerle (16 points) and Catherine …

High schools: Concord girls’ team, Hopkinton’s Nadeau off to good starts in N.H. Coaches Series

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Local Nordic skiers fared well at the New Hampshire Coaches Series Race yesterday, especially on the girls’ side, with Concord winning the race and Hopkinton’s Sarah Nadeau taking the individual title in the 5K skate race hosted by White Mountains. The NH Coaches Series, featuring public and private …

High school Stars of the Day

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sarah Nadeau, Hopkinton girls’ x-c ski, 1st place NH Coaches Series out of 145 skiers Kate Andy, Concord girls’ x-c ski, 3rd at NH Coaches Series Lilly Naimie, Bow girls’ x-c ski, 4th at NH Coaches Series Amandaline Tibbals, Concord girls’ hockey, 37 saves in 5-2 loss to …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, January 25, 2015

JV result The Concord High JV girls’ basketball team earned its third win of the season, defeating Salem, 40-17. Concord outscored Salem 21-4 in the third quarter after trailing by three at halftime. Gabby Evans led all scorers with eight points, while Becca Zenor, Marissa Neal and Emily …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …