High schools: Wednesday’s ski jumping, Nordic, basketball, hockey and wrestling results

Merrimack Valley’s Wyatt King flies through the air in a ski jumping competition at Plymouth. King finished 14th.

Merrimack Valley’s Wyatt King flies through the air in a ski jumping competition at Plymouth. King finished 14th. JOSHUA SPAULDING / Salmon Press

Published: 02-08-2024 12:06 AM

Ski Jumping

MV at Plymouth

Key players: MV – Wyatt King (14th)

Highlights:  Kennett and Plymouth finished second and third as a team, and King was the only local competitor in a meet at Plymouth.

Boys’ Nordic Skiing

Hopkinton 388, Winnacunnet 355, Bedford 353, Souhegan 349, Sunapee 178, Derryfield 148, Bishop Brady 111, Inter-Lakes 95, Moultonborough 79, Man. Central 54

Key players: Hopkinton – Matt Clarner (1st, 13:05), Joseph O’Rourke (3rd), Cameron Bassett (5th), Andrew Clarner (7th); Bishop Brady – Earl Mitchell (42nd), Benjamin Matseas (49th)

Highlights:  Clarner topped the field of 49 skiers – finishing 46 seconds ahead of the runner-up – to lead the Hawks to a victory in a classic race at Waterville Valley.

Girls’ Nordic Skiing

Hopkinton 387, Moultonborough 362, Bedford 341, Sunapee 293, Souhegan 283, Winnacunnet 245, Derryfield 172, Man. Memorial 128, Bishop Brady 71

Key players: Hopkinton – Elizabeth Trafton (2nd, 16:38), Florence Dapice (4th), Isabel Afflerbach (5th), Amelia Walsh (6th)

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Highlights:  The Hawks placed four in the top six to win a nine-team classic race at Waterville Valley. Trafton finished second by 56 seconds to Moultonborough’s Adah Chapman (15:43).

Boys’ Basketball

Exeter 66, Concord 55

Key players: Exeter – Brady Rogers (23 points); Concord – Japhet Nduwayo (14 points), Alain Twite (11 points), Brett Tuttle (10 points)

Highlights: Concord jumped out to a 19-9 lead after the first quarter and held a 33-24 lead going into halftime. Exeter got back into the game when the Tide got into foul trouble, cutting Concord’s lead to 46-44 heading into the fourth. The Blue Hawks made their free throws down the stretch to secure the win.

Coach’s quote: “Great effort by our guys tonight. The first quarter was great. In the second and third we had to weather some adversity. We played a top-five team evenly for four quarters. They made their free throws and executed a little better than we did down the stretch.” – Concord’s Tim LaTorra

Records: Exeter 9-4; Concord 1-11

Girls’ Basketball

Pembroke 68, Oyster River 58, OT

Key players: Pembroke  – Annelise Dexter (36 points, 15 rebounds), Anne Phillips (17 points, 7 steals); Oyster River – Vivian O’Quinn (13 points)

Highlights: Pembroke trailed by 14 points early in the fourth, but then forced seven straight Oyster River turnovers and made a 12-0 run in a little over a minute to get back in the game and eventually force overtime. The Spartans outscored the Bobcats, 10-0, in overtime.

Coach’s quote: “We really struggled with our shots for the majority of the game and Oyster River was playing really well. In the fourth, we put on our press and were able to get going and put a great run together. It was resilient win for sure.” – Pembroke’s Steve Langevin

Records: Pembroke 12-1; Oyster River 10-4

Kearsarge 43, Monadnock 24

Key players: Kearsarge – Tessa Marinello (25 points, 13 rebounds), Adara Boucher (10 points, 6 rebounds); Monadnock – Marlee Carrol-Clough (9 points, three 3s), Shaylee Branon (6 points, 10 rebounds)

Highlights: Kearsarge’s seniors led the way on senior night, leading the Cougars to a 25-15 lead at halftime and a 33-20 advantage through three quarters.

Records: Kearsarge 12-4; Monadnock 7-6

Boys’ Hockey

Bow 11, Bishop Brady-Merrimack Valley-Concord Christian 0

Highlights:  The Falcons scored six goals in the first period and four more in the third in a commanding victory over the Brady Valley Kingsmen. 

Records: Bow 9-5; Brady Valley Kingsmen 0-10

Kearsarge-Plymouth 7, Laconia-Winnisquam/Inter-Lakes 0

Key players: KP – Lincoln Manson (2 goals), Baily Veasey (goal), Shea Curley (goal), Ryder Francis (goal), Charlie Cushing (goal), William Spanos (goal)

Highlights:  The Cats scored three goals in the second period, and two in both the first and third in a shutout victory over the Lakers. Kearsarge-Plymouth has won four in a row.

Records: KP 8-4-1; LWI 0-10-0


Bow 68, Plymouth 12

Key players: Bow – Jaron Todisco Coulon (pin 106), Adler Moura (pin 120), Shane Rabalais (pin 126), Herbie Madden (pin 132), Ryan Dolder (12-1 major decision 138), Jared Dolder (pin 150), Josiah Funches (pin 157), Ben McDowell (pin 165), Joe McDowell (pin 175), Jackson Hall (9-1 major decision 215), Hunter Hutchinson (285); Plymouth – Jaxon Rineer (144), Emmit Nossman (190)

Highlights: The Falcons won nine matches by pin to wrap up an undefeated regular season against Division III competition. Bow is 20-1 in dual meets overall and will host the D-III championship on Feb. 17. 

Coach’s quote: “It is an incredible honor to go 15-0 in Division III and come away with the Dual Meet Championship. These kids work their tails off every single day, and they’re toughness and dedication to each other truly shines. We are on to states!” – Bow’s Bill Chavanelle

Records: Bow 15-0; Plymouth 13-2