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John Stark guard Autumn Nelson just misses a steal as the ball goes through her fingers against Allison Carey of Plymouth during the first half Thursday night.

(GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff)

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 and avenged a loss from earlier this season in one blow, defeating Plymouth, 51-31, on the Generals’ home floor. The win not only avenges a 33-29 loss to the Bobcats (2-11) in late December, but lifts John Stark to 14th-place in Division II, keeping them in the playoff hunt. The top 16 teams qualify for the postseason tournament. “The team has gained a lot of confidence,” John …

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 over Bedford on Wednesday. 3. CONCORD BOYS’ HOCKEY (4) will put its 9-0 record, and …

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 boys’ varsity basketball team lost to Roxbury Latin, 59-51, despite 24 points and seven rebounds …

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 …