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High school Stars of the Day

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Thomas Bengtson, Concord boys’ basketball, 32 points in 80-73 overtime loss Bruce Barton, Merrimack Valley boys’ basketball, 18 points, 10 rebounds in 58-57 win Joey Kulbacki, H-D boys’ basketball, 26 points in 75-63 loss Maddy Ishak, John Stark girls’ swimming, won 100 fly and 200 IM Melissa Mallahan, Bishop Brady girls’ basketball, 9 points, 14 rebounds in 49-45 win Sarah Thomas, Bishop Brady girls’ basketball, 14 points, 8 rebounds, 2 …

High schools: Off night offensively dooms Concord Christian girls

Saturday, January 31, 2015

It’s been a turnaround season for the Concord Christian girls’ basketball team, but even in the best of seasons there are still some bumps in the road. Entering last night’s game on a four-game winning streak, the Lady Kingsmen (7-3) were finally brought down by visiting Wilton-Lyndeborough, 34-20. Defense has been the strength …

Merrimack Valley boys, Bishop Brady girls notch close wins over rivals

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Kevin O’Brien and his Merrimack Valley boys’ basketball team walked off the New Hampshire Technical Institute court in December, losers by 13 to Bishop Brady in the Capital Area Holiday Tournament and sure of two things going forward. There would be a rematch. And it could not be played the same way as the first time. “We weren’t interested in trading baskets,” O’Brien, …

High school games and snowstorms don’t mix

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Yesterday’s snowstorm forced the postponement of much high school action around the state. The only area teams with announced makeup dates were Concord boys’ hockey, which will host Manchester Central today at 12:30, and Somersworth/Coe-Brown boys’ hockey, which will travel to Dover on Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. …

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 …

Bishop Brady boys get back on track with impressive win over Goffstown

Saturday, January 24, 2015

The Green Giants practiced patience this week. First, they had to wait the full seven days to get back on the court after losing their first game of the season last Friday at Manchester West. Then, because Bishop …

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’ …

High school Stars of the Day

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Ben Nelson, Concord hockey, 20 saves for shutout Mayson Kimball, MV girls’ basketball, 22 points, 11 rebounds, 6 assists in 43-41 win Karli Loiselle, Pembroke girls’ basketball, 14 points in 43-41 loss Hannah Murdough, H-D girls’ basketball, 10 points in 37-19 win (team’s first of season) Jasmine Bell, …

High schools: Nelson, Concord blank Hanover, 3-0, for season sweep

Thursday, January 22, 2015

For the first time since 2010, the Concord High boys’ hockey team completed a regular-season sweep of Hanover; 2010 was also the last time Concord won the state championship. Now, let’s not get ahead of ourselves, but the …

Helped by Kimball’s 22 points, MV girls edge Pembroke, 43-41

Thursday, January 22, 2015

PENACOOK – Mayson Kimball wasn’t in uniform during her team’s seven-point loss to Pembroke two games into the regular season. So in last night’s rematch, the junior forward made sure to formally introduced herself. Kimball lit up the floor during the first two quarters of the Merrimack Valley …

High schools: Belmont girls’ basketball finds form against Prospect Mountain

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

After a painful 52-46 loss to Campbell on Friday, the Belmont girls’ basketball team wanted to come out firing against Prospect Mountain last night. There was a hot start to the game, but it didn’t come on Belmont’s …