High schools: Saturday’s hockey and indoor track results

Concord’s Jaden Haas (5) carries the puck up the ice during the third-place game at the Brian C. Stone Memorial Christmas Tournament at JFK Coliseum in Manchester on Dec. 28. Exeter defeated Concord, 4-3, to win the bronze.

Concord’s Jaden Haas (5) carries the puck up the ice during the third-place game at the Brian C. Stone Memorial Christmas Tournament at JFK Coliseum in Manchester on Dec. 28. Exeter defeated Concord, 4-3, to win the bronze. RICH MIYARA / NH Sports Photography

Published: 01-07-2024 11:20 AM

Boys’ Hockey

Concord 7, Pinkerton 1

Key players: Concord – Carter Doherty (3 goals, assist), Dawson Fancher (goal, assist), AJ Dow (3 assists), Jordan Dustin (goal), Jaden Haas (goal), Cam Roy (goal)

Highlights: Tide jumped out to 3-0 lead after the first period and led 4-1 after the second.

Coach’s quote: “We played well. The forecheck was good. We mixed up the lines and it worked tonight. We need to work hard this week to get ready for Bow.” – Concord’s Duncan Walsh

Records: Concord 4-0; Pinkerton 4-1

Bow 3, Windham 2

Key players: Bow – Luke Virta (goal), Billy Smethurst (goal), Landon Wescott (goal), Mason Marquis (goalie)

Highlights:  The game was tied 1-1 after the first period, but the Falcons took a 3-2 lead in the second and held the Jaguars off the board in the third. Bow has won four games in a row.

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Records: Bow 4-1; Windham 3-2

Belmont-Gilford 3, Pembroke-Campbell 1

Key players: BG – Adam Ribeiro (goal, assist), Evan Guerin (goal), Aidan McKenzie (goal), Nolan Lafrance (32 saves); PAC – Caden Mix (goal), Casey Fuller (assist), Patrick Chamberlain (assist), Liam Cripps (10 saves) 

Highlights:  After a 1-1 first period, Ribeiro scored the game-winning goal in the second and McKenzie scored an empty netter in the third.

Records: BG 3-2; PAC 4-1

Boys’ Indoor Track

Merrimack Valley 2nd, John Stark 8th

Key players: MV – Mychal Reynolds (1st 55 hurdles in 8.82 seconds, 1st 600 in 1:31), Nathan Bain (1st 1,500 in 4:47), Van Barlow (2nd high jump), Jed Duquette (2nd shot put), Abhiman Karki (3rd shot put), Brayden Laroche (4th 55 hurdles), Ben Geoffrey (5th 1,000), Tony Wang (5th 1,500), 4x200 (3rd), 4x400 (3rd); John Stark – Alex Keirstead (2nd 600), Cole Biagiotti (6th shot put)

Highlights: The Pride finished second in a 10-team meet at Plymouth State on Saturday. Division II Merrimack Valley scored 72 points, trailing just D-I Alvirne (122). Timberlane (50), Kennett (46), Goffstown (29), Mascoma (14), Epping (13) and John Stark (9) rounded out the team scores.

Coe-Brown 5th

Key players: Coe-Brown – Jamie Lano (1st 1,000 in 2:36), Elias Warner (2nd shot put), Sanjith Nomula (3rd 1,000), Luc Kerouac (4th 1,000), 4x400 (6th)

Highlights: Nashua South (78), Bedford (68), Pinkerton (64), Nashua North (37), Coe-Brown (29) were the top five teams in a 15-team meet at UNH on Saturday. Coe-Brown was the top D-II team in a mostly D-I field.

Girls’ Indoor Track

Merrimack Valley 7th

Key players: MV – Madison Geddes (2nd 1,500), Sydney Spack (4th 600), Reagon Jefferson (5th 600); John Stark – Bree Lemire (7th 55 dash), Autumn Duquette (7th 600) 

Highlights: The Pride finished seventh out of nine teams in a Saturday meet at Plymouth State. John Stark did not score, but freshman Lemire qualified for the 55 dash finals, finishing seventh, while Duquette also missed out on scoring in the 600 by one place. Alvirne (114), Timberlane (65), Kennett (53), Gilford (38), Mascoma (23), Goffstown (22), MV (14) and Portsmouth Christian (4) were the team scores.

Coe-Brown tied 9th

Key players: Coe-Brown – Bristol Shirland (2nd 55 hurdles), Isabelle Grenier (4th shot put)  

Highlights: Pinkerton (79 points) and Bedford (77) were the top two teams in a 15-team meet at UNH on Saturday. Nashua North (48), Nashua South (45) and Merrimack (31) rounded out the top five. Sanborn and Coe-Brown tied at 12 points and were the top D-II teams in the mostly D-I field.

Boys’ Basketball

Hopkinton 47, Kearsarge 46

Key players: Hopkinton – Will Chehade (15 points, 4 rebounds), Abram Standefer (14 points, 11 rebounds, 5 blocks), Noah Aframe (8 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists); Kearsarge – Noah Whipple (22 points, 5 steals, 6 assists, 5 rebounds), Austin Needham (10 points), Ajay Tremblay (7 points), Eli Whipple (3 points), Drew Huff (2 points, 5 rebounds, 3 blocks, 3 assists), Eddie Kinzer (defense), Bragen Kinzer (defense), Jacob Messer (defense), Noah Rubenberg (defense)

Highlights: Kearsarge missed a shot at the final buzzer and the Hawks held on to win a game that was tightly contested from start to finish. Hopkinton, which has won three straight, took an 18-13 lead through the first quarter thanks to multiple 3-pointers, but the Cougars cut the lead to 30-27 at halftime. After holding the Hawks to just five points in the fourth quarter, Huff passed to captain Noah Whipple who threw down a reverse lay in with 19 seconds remaining in the game to bring Kearsarge within one point. Hopkinton missed a pair of free throws, but the Cougars couldn’t capitalize on their final possession.

Coach’s quote: “We finally seem to finding our rhythm on the offensive end, seeing the ball fly around with pace and purpose. That pace and movement was rewarded with our best night from deep, seeing 10 3-pointers find the bottom of the net.” – Hopkinton’s Matt Miller

“It was a playoff-type atmosphere.” – Kearsarge’s Nate Camp

Records: Hopkinton 4-3; Kearsarge 3-3

Hanover 36, Coe-Brown 22

Key players: Coe-Brown – Connor Bagnell (12 points), Quinn Salter (13 rebounds, 4 points), Jack Matson (7 rebounds, 4 points)

Coach’s quote:  “Defensive gem, offensive nightmare.” – Coe-Brown’s David Smith

Records: Hanover 5-1; Coe-Brown 3-2