High schools: Wednesday’s wrestling and hockey results

FILE – Bow’s Adler Moura celebrates after pinning Lebanon's Sawyer Beaulieu in the 120-pound finals at the NHIAA Division III wrestling championship at Bow High School on Sat., Feb. 18, 2023. Moura pinned Beaulieu in the first period to defend his state title at 120.

FILE – Bow’s Adler Moura celebrates after pinning Lebanon's Sawyer Beaulieu in the 120-pound finals at the NHIAA Division III wrestling championship at Bow High School on Sat., Feb. 18, 2023. Moura pinned Beaulieu in the first period to defend his state title at 120. Chip Griffin / Photos By Chip

Published: 12-13-2023 11:27 PM

Wrestling

Concord 43, Keene 27

Key players: Concord – Devon Farwell (win by pin at 215), Biswas Darji (win by pin at 106), Cullen Burke (win by pin at 120), Griffin Norwalt (3-1 win by decision at 132), Jaxon Carter (win by pin at 144), Tony Gualtieri (win by pin at 165), Carl Sirrianna (14-6 win by major decision at 175), Isaiah Puckett (win by pin at 190)

Highlights: The Tide picked up another dual victory on its home mats.

Records: Concord 2-0

Bow 42, John Stark 33

Key players: Bow – Adler Moura (win by pin at 120), Herbie Madden (OT victory at 132), Jared Dolder (win by pin at 150), Jake Coulon (win by pin at 157), Ben McDowell (win by pin at 175), Joe McDowell (win by pin at 190), Jackson Hall (win by pin at 215), Jaron Coulon (win by decision at 113); John Stark – Stephen Johnston (165)

Coach’s quote: “Great team win over a tough and gritty John Stark team. We had to move a lot of guys around in our lineup, but everyone stepped up and wrestled tough.” – Bow’s Bill Chavanelle

Records: Bow 4-0; John Stark 3-1

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Winnisquam 42, ConVal 39

Key players: Winnisquam – Lucas Fournier (win by pin at 120), Colin Parenteau (win by pin at 138), Jameson Dunn (win by pin at 144), Victor Pham (win by pin at 165), Aiden Sufert (win by forfeit at 113), Carl Edwardson (win by forfeit at 126), Alessio Calderara (win by forfeit at 150)

Highlights: The Bears and Cougars split the 14 bouts with seven wins apiece, but Winnisquam’s Nathan Tassey battled hard in a 7-4 loss by decision at 132 to give his team the edge.

Boys’ Hockey

Exeter 4, Bow 2

Key players: Bow – Mason Marquis (25 saves), Luke Hartshorn (goal), Owen Webber (goal)

Highlights:  The Falcons had a 2-0 lead through two periods, but the Blue Hawks found the net four times in the third period.

Coach’s quote:  “We scored in the first shift of the game and dominated until about six minutes to go in the second.” – Bow’s Tim Walsh

Records: Windham 1-0; Bow 0-1

Girls’ Basketball

Holy Family 44, Franklin 35

Key players: Franklin – Kourtney Kaplan (15 points), Lily Cornell (10 points), Sage Slocum (5 points)

Coach’s quote:  “We got rattled at the start and gave up a big lead before closing the gap in the end. Holy Family was big and physical, and threw us off our game. They have added several key players.” – Franklin’s Mark Dionne

Records: Holy Family 1-2; Franklin 1-2

Pembroke 57, Merrimack Valley 46

Key players: Pembroke – Annelise Dexter (24 points), Taylor Renna (8 points), Anne Phillips (7 points): MV – Syd Bailey (13 points), Izzy Navoy (9 points, 7 rebounds)

Highlights: MV had a 16-2 run to start the second half for a 41-29 lead, but the Spartans responded with a 13-0 run, punctuated by Dexter’s 3-pointer at the buzzer to take a 42-41 lead into the fourth. Pembroke scored eight of the next 10 in the fourth quarter to extend its lead and held on from there.

Coaches’ quotes: “Playing MV, especially at their gym, is always a battle. They got hot at the start of the third quarter, but we were able to keep our poise and eventually make a big run of our own. It was a good tough win for us.” – Pembroke’s Steve Langevin

“This was a good home opener. Pembroke is a top-3 team in my opinion. We played hard. We got up (by 12 points in the third quarter). I knew PA would make a run and we just couldn’t counter it. We just didn’t play.” – MV’s Bob McNutt

Records: Pembroke 1-0; MV 0-1

Boys’ Basketball

Kearsarge 44, Hillsboro-Deering 29

Key players: Kearsarge – Austin Needham (11 points), Ajay Tremblay (9 points), Parker Goin (8 points, 6 rebounds), Noah Whipple (6 points, 6 steals, 4 rebounds), Andrew Huff (6 points, 4 rebounds), Liam Miller (first varsity points), Noah Rubenberg (first varsity points); H-D – Ethan Franklin (17 points), Tony Harris (hustle) 

Highlights: The Cougars led 21-5 at the end of the first quarter and shutout the Hillcats in the second quarter to lead 33-5 at halftime. All 13 Kearsarge players saw time on the floor and nine made the scoring column. 

Coaches’ quotes:  “Kearsarge’s trapping defense led to many steals and points in transition,” – Kearsarge’s Nate Camp

“We just fell apart at the seams and scored just five points in the first half. Kearsarge played great defense.” – H-D’s Chris Davies

Records: Kearsarge 2-0; H-D 1-1