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Merrimack Valley's Megan Johnston (left) takes advantage of a pick set on Kearsarge's Lily Huntoon (in blue) during a cross-division meeting at Merrimack Valley on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2015.

(MICHELLE BERTHIAUME / Monitor staff)

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 been balanced, as promised. Take Tuesday night, …

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 the Division IV girls’ Alpine championship at Loon (10 a.m.). All of today’s originally scheduled …

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 later, and Feliz and Mutz both proved to be major talent at the Division I …

High school stars of the day

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Aaron Dobe, Hopkinton Nordic, 1st place in Capitol Cup Sarah Nadeau, Hopkinton Nordic, 1st place in Capitol Cup Maddie Cook, Kearsarge Nordic, 1st place in CVC Championship Carly Huckins, MV basketball, 18 points (5 3-pointers), 5 assists, 3 steals in win Adam Nelson, Bow basketball, 21 points, 3 …

High schools: Winnisquam loses first game in hostile territory to D-III power Pelham

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

PELHAM – They wanted to be thrown into the snake pit. They needed to feel its pressure and hear its roar so they’ll be ready when the bites turn lethal. Last year, the Winnisquam boys’ basketball team didn’t …

Torres is second Franklin 1,000-point scorer this season

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

It’s a goal that every high school basketball player has when they start playing: scoring 1,000 career points. Most years, schools in the area won’t add any members to the exclusive club, but the Franklin Golden Tornadoes (8-3) …

High schools: Merrimack Valley boys’ basketball nets first win

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

It has been a season of transition for the Merrimack Valley boys’ basketball team after last year’s 14-4 team that lost in the quarterfinals saw five seniors graduate and Coach Kevin O’Brien step down from the position. Coming into this season, with a new head coach and a …

High schools: With something to prove, Kearsarge stops Hopkinton, 53-34

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The memory of their overtime meeting 3½ weeks ago was still fresh on the minds of the Hopkinton and Kearsarge boys’ basketball teams. How each handled it decided the rematch. “The boys were really dialed in and focused. …

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 …

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,” …

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 …