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John Stark Regional High School French II students Emma Trumble and Casey Arnold stand in Symphony Hall in Boston in January. More than 60 John Stark students, faculty and staff members spent an evening at Symphony Hall to see a performance of L’Orchestra National de France, an orchestra that is considered France’s musical ambassador.  This cross-disciplined cultural trip was comprised of half French students and half music students. French teacher Patricia Chiquelin was able to get tickets for students and staff at a great discount by working with Celebrity Series of Boston, an organization that believes in the power of excellence and innovation in the performing arts to enrich life experiences, transform lives and build better communities.

Community snapshot: Cultural experience

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

J ohn Stark Regional High School French II students Emma Trumble and Casey Arnold stand in Symphony Hall in Boston in January. More than 60 John Stark students, faculty and staff members spent an evening at Symphony Hall to see a performance of L’Orchestra National de France, an orchestra that is considered France’s musical ambassador. This cross-disciplined cultural trip was …

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 …

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

Thursday, January 28, 2016

JV results The Bishop Brady boys’ JV basketball team lost in OT to Kennett, 46-43. Rich Sullivan led the scoring with 22 points and Sean Sullivan added six points and nine rebounds. Angelo Besho played well defensively. ∎ The Merrimack Valley JV girls’ basketball team lost to Hanover, 41-21. …

High school Stars of the Day

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Shannon Davies, Belmont girls’ basketball, 21 points and 10 rebounds in a loss Christian Serrano, Winnisquam boys’ basketball, 29 points in three quarter in a win Sohani Demian, Bow girls’ nordic skiing, 4th place individually and overall meet winners Kenny Torres, Franklin boys’ basketball, 30 points, 5 rebounds, …

High schools: Demian, team depth lead Bow girls’ Nordic to close win

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Warm conditions were in play for the Nordic skiing meet at Gunstock, where host Belmont, Hopkinton and Bow raced each other and six other schools. On the girls’ side, Bow was victorious with a total of 376 points, …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Soccer champions FieldHouse Sports had the following indoor soccer champions: Capital SC (U-12 girls, pictured), Barley House (U-12 boys division A), Hopkinton SC (U-12 boys division B), SPG (U-14 girls division A), Hooksett Lightning (U-14 girls division B), …

High schools: Bench gives Brady girls a spark in win over Monadnock

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Bishop Brady girls’ basketball team hung on to a 44-33 victory over Kennett on Monday night. The game was tight throughout, with the biggest lead at five until the end of the fourth quarter. Leading the way …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, January 25, 2016

Middle school results The Rundlett Middle School wrestling team (pictured) captured the middle school team title at the 15th annual RMS Invitational. Sam Wagner, Ethan Comeau, Noah Merfield, Tristan Sarich and Habakku Tarwo all claimed individual titles for …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, January 25, 2016

Youth basketball The Concord Boys and Girls Club Girls 3/4 basketball team (pictured) defeated Hudson to win the Merrimack Invitational Basketball Tournament. The team went undefeated during the tournament and played very well offensively and defensively. Players include …

High schools: Kearsarge boys capture Division III indoor meet at Southern Maine

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Zach Astle threw the shot put more than 15 feet farther than his closest competitor. Troy Davis leaped a full foot farther than anyone. And Kearsarge nearly doubled up the competition to win the boys’ indoor track meet on Sunday at Southern Maine University. With only Division I …

High schools: Nadeau fastest individual; Concord girls fastest team

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Local skiers fared well on Day 1 of the New Hampshire Nordic Coaches Series, with Hopkinton’s Sarah Nadeau winning Saturday’s classic race at Bretton Woods and the Concord girls’ team currently in first place. The NHCS features both public and private New Hampshire high schools from all divisions …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, January 24, 2016

JV result The Concord JV wrestling team competed in the John Stark Rumble on Saturday. Champions at their weight classes were Connor Harrington, Danil Noordegraff, Nick Bunch, Issac Habimana, Tyler Simpson, Deryke Ramsey, Pat Fay, Ian Scaffer and Levi Lakin. ∎ The Bishop Brady JV girls’ basketball team lost …