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High schools: John Stark-Hopkinton hockey team hands Berlin-Gorham its first D-III loss

Sunday, February 14, 2016

The John Stark-Hopkinton boys’ hockey team used a strong first-period effort to dispatch of Berlin-Gorham, 5-3, on Saturday and vault over the Mountaineers and into the No. 2 spot in the Division III standings. Up 3-1 at the end of the first period, Coach Denis Kolehmainen credited his captains, Jake Blanchette (2 goals, assist), Callahan Loos (2 goals, assist) and Tim Sawitsky (3 assists), with helping his team keep its …

D-I swim championships: Cross takes 200 freestyle title as Concord boys finish sixth overall

Sunday, February 14, 2016

DURHAM – It was a back-and-forth day, and a back-and-forth race, for Max Cross. But the Concord High junior adjusted to the fluctuations and found a way to a state championship. Cross figured he would win the 200-yard freestyle at Saturday’s Division I Swimming and Diving Championships. He was, after all, the top …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Sunday, February 14, 2016

High school tournaments today Swimming Division II championships At UNH’s Swazey Pool Time schedule: 7 a.m. warm-ups; 8:40 a.m. preliminaries; 4:45 p.m. finals Area female qualifiers (with top-10 seeds): Coe-Brown – Emelia Cronshaw (2nd 200 IM4th 100 backstroke), Gabby Arena (50 freestyle, 100 freestyle); Bow – Riley Hicks (8th 200 freestyle, 100 freestyle), Kathleen Jenkins (4th 100 butterfly, 7th 100 backstroke), Sonya DeLorie …

Hopkinton boys reclaim Division IV Nordic title; Hawks’ Nadeau individual champ

Thursday, February 11, 2016

A dearth of snow – and unseasonably warm temperatures that often turned what little snow there was into sugar – has made it a trying year for high school ski teams. A state championship team and an individual …

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 …

High school ski championships snowed out

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Monday’s snowstorm wiped out two days’ worth of high school skiing championships. All of yesterday’s originally scheduled events have been moved to Friday, with the Division I girls’ Alpine championship at Gunstock (10 a.m.), the Division III boys’ and girls’ Alpine championships at Mt. Sunapee (9:45 a.m.), and …

Indoor track championships: Feliz-Mutz tandem lead Concord to seventh place in Division I

Monday, February 8, 2016

HANOVER – With only 11 boys on the roster, Concord High didn’t have very lofty team goals at the start of the indoor track season, but Coach Ally Davis said that senior Angel Feliz and sophomore Dalton Mutz were “major talent.” Fast forward a month and a half …

Indoor track championships: Behind Davis and Astle, Kearsarge boys take fourth in Division II

Monday, February 8, 2016

HANOVER – Kearsarge thrower Zach Astle hoped to make an impression in his senior season. Not only did Astle make an impression, but the entire Kearsarge boys’ indoor track team did, as well. Astle defended his title in …

High schools: John Stark-Hopkinton starts strong to beat Moultonborough/Inter-Lakes

Monday, February 8, 2016

BOYS’ HOCKEY John Stark-Hopkinton 5, Moultonborough/Inter-Lakes 1 Key players: Stark-Hopkinton – Jake Blanchette (2 goals), Cal Loos (2 goals), Alex Lajeunesse (2 assists), Cam Bourque (goal), Noah Chapman (assist), Aidan Molnar (assist), Paul Molnar (assist), Nate Ash (19 saves); Moultonborough/I-L – Mike Dalzell (goal), Cody Burns (assist), Collin …

Area champions from the high school indoor track & field championships

Monday, February 8, 2016

Division II boys Troy Davis, Kearsarge, high jump at 6-4 and long jump at 21-6 Zach Astle, Kearsarge, shot put at 53-3½ Alex Hoeker, Bow, 55 dash in 6.62 Chris Pratt, Zach Richards, River Groves and Jared Nelson, Coe-Brown, 4x800 relay in 8:31.43 Division II girls Kristie Schoffield, …

High schools: Scoreless through regulation, Concord boys’ hockey falls to Bedford in OT

Sunday, February 7, 2016

As Concord’s Ben Nelson and Bedford’s Eric Voloshin skated toward their benches during a timeout in overtime, the two goalies bumped blockers, a sign of respect between the players who were fully aware of the pressure the other …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Indoor track & field Division I championships At Dartmouth College’s Leverone Field House, 3:30 p.m. Order of events: Shot put, high jump, long jump, 4x800 relay (girls/boys), 55 hurdle trials (boys/girls), 55 dash trials (boys/girls); finals (girls/boys) for 3,000, 55 hurdles, 55 dash, 1,000, 600, 300, 1,500, 4x400 …

High schools: H-D boys making strides in search of first win

Saturday, February 6, 2016

With their full roster intact for the first time in weeks and another winless team coming into their gym, the Hillcats thought Friday might be the time for their first win of the season. It wasn’t. Instead, it …