High schools: Hockey, basketball, swimming and wrestling results

  • Bow’s Patrik Jurcins (right) fights a Bishop Guertin player off the puck in a game at Everett Arena on Saturday. Rich Miyara / NH Sports Photography

Published: 1/9/2022 1:39:49 PM
Modified: 1/9/2022 1:38:57 PM
Boys’ Hockey

Portsmouth-Newmarket 4,
Somersworth/Coe-Brown 3, OT

Key players: Somersworth/Coe-Brown – Dante Ceppetelli (3 goals), Jake Pelletier (assist), Aaron Bono (assist)

Highlights: The Bearcats and Clipper Mules traded goals all game with Portsmouth scoring a power-play goal to force overtime and handing the Bearcats their first loss of the season.

Records:  Portsmouth-Newmarket 5-1; Somersworth/Coe-Brown 3-1

Boys’ Basketball

Bow 61,
Oyster River 51

Key players: Bow  – Owen Petretta (30 points, 17 assists), Hunter Duncan (13 points), Kyle Martin (defense)

Highlights: The Falcons turned up the pressure and snapped their losing streak with a victory over the Bobcats.

Coach’s quote: “Total team effort, great energy on the floor and the bench, free throws, and intensity on the defensive side with ball pressure were huge keys to victory. We still have to work on cleaning up little things.” – Bow’s Scott Drapeau

Records: Bow 3-6; Oyster River  3-4

Coe-Brown 37,
Hanover 36

Key players: Coe-Brown  – Tommy Flanagan (14 points, 5 rebounds), Jack Lano (10 points, 3 assists), Brady Kouchoukos (5 points), Connor Bagnell (4 points), Sam Lapiejko (2 points, assists), Hugh Hamilton (big 4th quarter basket)

Highlights: Flanagan scored with nine seconds left and the Bears played great team defense to make a huge stop to secure the victory.

Coach’s quote: “Another thriller over a well-coached team and well-played game.” – Coe-Brown’s David Smith

Records: Coe-Brown 4-3; Hanover 2-5

Sanborn 55,
John Stark 44

Key players: John Stark – Dylan Grivois (14 points, 4 rebounds), Eliot Beliveau (14 points, 4 rebounds), Joey Dykstra (2 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals)

Highlights: After a competitive first quarter Sanborn pulled away in the second to build a 15-point lead at halftime. The Generals played hard until the end to stay competitive against one of Division II’s top programs.

Coach’s quote: “I liked the effort this afternoon a lot better than Thursday night. We got great energy from our bench and the guys did a better job of playing through adversity. I hope this is the type of team we are moving forward.” – John Stark’s Mike Smith

Records: Sanborn 7-2; John Stark 0-8

Kearsarge 53,
White Mountains 43

Key players: Kearsarge – Chris Stanchfield (22 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists), Connor Pillsbury (8 points, 8 rebounds, 3 steals), Sam Carl (7 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists), Jack Chambers (6 points, 4 rebounds), Bobby Needham (6 points), Josh Holderman (2 points, 4 rebounds, defense), JJ Davis (2 points, 3 rebounds, defense), Jacob Rockwell (hustle); White Mtns. – Tyler Hicks (17 points)

Highlights: This game between two undefeated teams had all the makings of a playoff atmosphere and it showed early, with Kearsarge opening with a 9-0 lead, but the Spartans responding with a 10-0 run of its own. The Cougars led 11-10 after the first quarter and 24-19 at halftime, but opened the game in the third quarter thanks to 13 points from Stanchfield. Kearsarge led 48-33 heading into the final quarter and clutch plays from Carl and Pillsbury in the fourth allowed the Cougars to hold the lead.

Coach’s quote: “We had a great team effort with seven players scoring and multiple players helping on defense and with rebounds. Sam Carl did so many things to help the team tonight, a real calming presence and consistently made the right play for his teammates. This was a great win over a well-coached top team in our division.” – Kearsarge’s Nate Camp

Records: Kearsarge 5-0; White Mtns. 5-1

Girls’ Basketball

Hanover 62,
Coe-Brown 22

Key players: Coe-Brown – Emma Broadstone (9 points), Molly York (7 points), Kalina Kasprzak (6 rebounds)

Highlights: Division II’s first-place team set the tone early and didn’t look back.

Coach’s quote: “Hanover is an experienced team very well-coached. We are working to get there.” – Coe-Brown’s Joe Vachon

Records: Hanover 7-0; Coe-Brown 3-4

John Stark 43,
Sanborn 25

Key players: John Stark – Eleanor Girardet (18 points, 11 rebounds, 4 blocks), Abigail Duclos (11 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists), Izabel Korbet (7 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals)

Highlights: John Stark jumped out to a 12-0 first quarter lead and a 22-5 lead at halftime.

Coach’s quote: “Big games next week, and tonight we worked on some some areas that we need to improve on. We must continue to improve in all areas of the game.” – John Stark’s Bruce Johnson

Records: John Stark 7-1; Sanborn 0-7

Hopkinton 47,
Gilford 16

Key players: Hopkinton – Sierra Stone (14 points, rebounds), Elise Miner (10 points, defense), Kally Murdough (4 points, 6 assists, defense)

Highlights: The Hawks jumped out at the start and took control early, leading 31-14 at halftime. A strong defensive effort in the second half kept the Eagles from getting back in the game.

Coach’s quote: “Playing four games in five days is a difficult challenge, but the girls stepped up today and played exceptional team defense. We utilized all of our available players and everyone had a hand in a solid team win. Gilford has been on a similar schedule and both teams should be commended for their hustle in this game.” – Hopkinton’s Pat Roye

Records: Hopkinton 6-1; Gilford 3-4

Boys’ Swimming

Bishop Guertin 29,
Concord 27

Key players: Concord – James LeMahieu (1st 200 IM, 1st 500 freestyle), David Wicks (1st 100 free, 2nd 50 free), Oliver Quinn (3rd 100 breaststroke, 4th 50 free)

Highlights:  The Tide and Cardinals both won three events, but the Cardinals edged out Concord in a dual meet at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua.

Coach’s quote: “We had some solid swims this afternoon. A couple more state qualifying times. It is nice to see production from so many individuals on the team.” – Concord’s Bill Quinn

Girls’ Swimming

Bishop Guertin 87,
Concord 55

Key players: Concord – Rayya Burns (1st 100 freestyle, 2nd 100 backstroke), Lily Peterson (1st 100 breaststroke, 2nd 200 free), Molly Nyhan (1st 50 free, 3rd 100 free), Grace Qui (3rd 200 IM, 2nd 100 breaststroke), Molly Moran (4th 200 free, 4th 100 free), Jenna Moore (5th 50 free)

Highlights: The Tide won four events, including the team of Nyhan, Peterson, Burns and Qui in the medley relay. The same relay team also took second in the 400 free relay, but Concord ultimately fell in a dual meet against Bishop Guertin at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua.

Coach’s quote: “We had some solid swims this afternoon. A couple more state qualifying times. It is nice to see production from so many individuals on the team.” – Concord’s Bill Quinn


Concord 6th at Chelmsford (Mass.) Invitational

Key players: Concord – Kody Rashed (195 champion), Jaycee Haskell (2nd at 220), Odeyi Kizungu (4th at 170), Austin Wells (4th at 285), Jordan Reyes (5th at 152), 

Highlights:  The Tide sent part of its team to the Chelmsford Invitational and five of six Concord wrestlers placed, led by Rashed, who won four matches by pin en route to the 195 title. The Tide finished sixth out of 18 teams from New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Timberlane (267 points) easily won the meet, followed by Minnechaug (Mass.) Regional (186) and Chelmsford (171) in the top three. Concord was the second-best Granite State team, tallying 100 points.

Salem 271, Hollis-Brookline 185, Wakefield, Mass. 170,
ConVal 123, Bishop Guertin 113, Milford 104,
Winnacunnet 87.5, Bow 53

Key players: Bow – Adler Moura (2nd at 120), Nick Wray (2nd at 145), Joseph McDowell (4th at 160)

Highlights:  The Falcons only sent five wrestlers to the Hollis-Brookline Invitational, but three of them placed at the eight-team event. Moura and Wray both went 3-1 to earn runner-up honors in their weight classes.

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