A year in images: Top photos of 2017

  • Concord's Forest MacKenzie approaches the finish line with teammates Eli Boesch-Dining and Ollie Spencer in position to round out second and third place during the Division I boys' cross country championship at Derryfield Park in Manchester on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) Elizabeth Frantz

  • Bishop Brady’s Cooper Nadeau (16) tries to get control of the ball in the middle of a scrum in the first period against Laconia Monday. Geoff Forester—

  • Chris Mead (23), Doug Champagne (8), Colin Tracy (10) and Brandon Tibbetts (12) embrace to celebrate Champagne's second goal during Saturday’s Division II boys’ hockey championship at SNHU Arena in Manchester on March 11, 2017. Bow defeated Keene, 4-2. Elizabeth Frantz—Monitor staff

  • Coe-Brown’s Scott Spenard (center) receives a hug from an assistant coach as he stands with teammates Michael Mulligan (left to right), Shawn Spenard and Brody Ashley following the Division II boys’ basketball championship at the University of New Hampshire on March 18. Coe-Brown lost to Lebanon, 59-42. Elizabeth Frantz / Monitor file

  • ABOVE LEFT: John Stark goalie Samantha Porter (30) and Winnacunnet’s Ali McNamara (1) collide as McNamara’s shot continues into the net during a game at Don Melander Turf Field in Henniker on May 22. ABOVE RIGHT: Hopkinton’s Henry Lavoie falls near the finish line of the Division IV Classic Nordic race at Great Glen Trails in Gorham. BOTTOM RIGHT: Kearsarge’s Noah Tremblay (left) Tayler Mattos (center) and Tom Johnson celebrate after the Cougars’ victory in the Division III championship game. Photos by Elizabeth Frantz and Geoff Forester/ Monitor file

  • Hopkinton's Dustin Rose (6) and Paul Molnar (14) celebrate Azarius Meister's (7) goal at the end of regulation to tie the game 1-1 during a boys' Division III soccer semifinal at Laconia High School in Laconia, N.H., on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. Hopkinton went on to defeat Gilford, 2-1, in overtime. Elizabeth Frantz—Monitor staff

  • Concord's Sebastian Pardo (10) falls to his knees and points to the sky in remembrance of his grandmother Diane Coll after scoring what would be the only goal of the Division I boys' soccer championship against Manchester Central at SNHU in Manchester, N.H., on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. “It’s just really emotional for me,” Concord High sophomore Sebastian Pardo said. “My grandmother who I was really close to passed away in September, so that one was just for her.” Elizabeth Frantz—Monitor staff

  • Still holding the ball he caught to end the game, Hopkinton’s Dustin Rose (center) celebrates with teammates Caleb Yianakopolos (left), Ben McManus (top) and Sam Crawford (right) at the end of the Division IV boys’ championship game at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester on June 10. Hopkinton defeated Pittsfield, 5-3. Photos by Elizabeth Frantz and Geoff Forester / Monitor file

  • Concord's George Tarwo battles Exeter's Tim Ramsey during the 182-pound Division I semifinal championship match at Londonderry High School in Londonderry on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. Tarwo went on to win the championship. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) Elizabeth Frantz—Monitor staff

  • Winnisquam celebrates their final point for a 3-0 win over Inter-Lakes at Friday's Division III volleyball championship game at Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Nov. 3, 2017. Elizabeth Frantz

  • Concord’™s Adam Bryant gets ready to hit a forehand at Exeter High School on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Geoff Forester—

  • Franklin SS Meghan Johnston gets forced out at second base but upends Gilford’s SS Brooke Beaudet in the process during the fourth inning at Odell Park in Franklin Thursday, April 27, 2017. Geoff Forester—

  • Inter-Lakes’ Emma Wheeler competes in the triple jump final at the NHIAA Division III Track Meet at Winnisquam High School on Saturday, May 27, 2017. Geoff Forester—

  • Hopkinton’€™s Henry Lavoie falls near the finish line at the NHIAA Division IV Classic Nordic race at Great Glen Trails in Gorham. Geoff Forester—

  • Kearsarge’€™s Tayler Mattos blocks the shot of Somersworth’s Evan Gray during the first half at SNHU Wednesday night. Geoff Forester—

  • Kearsarge’s Noah Tremblay (left) Tayler Mattos (center) and Johnson Thomas celebrate after the Cougars win Saturday night at SNHU. Geoff Forester—

  • Belmont’s Doug Price starts to fall after colliding with Campbell’s Jacob Donovan at first base on the final play Saturday, June 10, 2017. Donovan chopped a grounder to Cole Contigiani at third. But Contigiani’s throw was too low for Doug Price to dig out at first, and as he turned his head to retrieve the ball, Donovan crashed into Price at the first-base bag. Price was concussed on the play. Geoff Forester—

  • Belmont’s Matthew Pluskis ducks under the overthrow as Gilford’s Adrian Siravo lunges to catch it during the third inning Wednesday. Pluskis ended up at second and Cole Contigiani was able to score on the next play. Geoff Forester—

Monday, January 01, 2018