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Girls’ basketball: Hopkinton’s title run falls short against Kearsarge; Cougars win first state title in 22 years
02-24-2024 11:03 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

In the Division III semifinals against Winnisquam, Hopkinton seemed to be able to score whenever it wanted. On Saturday, with a state championship on the line against No. 4 Kearsarge at Keene State, the Hawks’ offense mostly vanished.After taking a...

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Girls’ basketball: Concord beats Dover on Senior Night to keep playoff hopes alive
02-24-2024 9:30 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

CONCORD – Friday night was a whirl of emotions in the Concord High School gymnasium.It was Senior Night, it was head coach Rob Darrell’s final game coaching in the gym and the Crimson Tide needed to beat Dover (11-7) to keep its playoff hopes...


Bow’s wrestling championship was a year in the making
02-23-2024 8:32 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

The preparation began the second the 2022-23 season ended. Bow’s wrestlers knew they could win a state championship, and they weren’t about to let the opportunity pass them by.The Falcons finished second in last year’s Division III state championships...


Girls’ basketball: Hopkinton rolls past Winnisquam, now one win away from Division III championship
02-22-2024 1:07 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

BOW – Losing eight seniors from a final four team usually isn’t a recipe for success the following season, but for the Hopkinton Hawks (15-3), that was never an excuse. With three returners and an impactful group of underclassmen, the No. 2 Hawks...


Boys’ basketball: Kearsarge’s run comes to a halt against No. 1 Conant
02-21-2024 12:06 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

BOW – No. 4 Kearsarge knew it could beat the top-seeded Orioles (19-1). The Cougars had done so just 14 days prior, the only team to beat Conant all season. For the first eight minutes, a repeat seemed possible, if not likely. Kearsarge started the...


Noah Dunlap’s 3-pointer, a moment of joy years in the making
02-20-2024 4:24 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

It was the coolest moment of Noah Dunlap’s life. Senior Night at Kearsarge Regional High School on Feb. 6.Dunlap, a Kearsarge senior who has autism, had the chance to play for the varsity team for the first time. In the first quarter, he made a layup;...


Boys’ basketball: Pembroke, already in playoff mode, runs full steam ahead past Coe-Brown
02-20-2024 12:27 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

PEMBROKE – When the Pembroke Spartans come out shooting like they did on Monday night, they’re almost impossible to stop. Even against Coe-Brown, one of the better defensive teams in Division II, the Spartans would not be denied in their...


Wrestling: Concord’s Norwalt wins D-I 126 title, Tide sends nine wrestlers to Meet of Champions
02-17-2024 10:56 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

LONDONDERRY – Concord senior Griffin Norwalt was the only Tide wrestler to take first place across the 14 weight classes during Saturday’s Division I wrestling championships at Londonderry High School, but the Tide had eight other wrestlers finish in...


Boys’ basketball: Kearsarge off to D-III semifinals after win over Hopkinton
02-17-2024 12:52 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

NORTH SUTTON – At this point in the season, it’s usually a good thing when a coach emerges from the locker room drenched. After Kearsarge head coach Nate Camp walked back onto the floor with his blue quarter zip completely soaked following his No. 4...


Boys’ hockey: Concord bounces back from first regular season loss with win over Exeter
02-14-2024 11:48 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

CONCORD – The Concord boys’ hockey team isn’t used to losing many regular season games. So when the Crimson Tide arrived at Everett Arena on Wednesday after a 4-1 loss to Hanover the day before, there was a renewed focus facing off against an Exeter...


Girls’ hockey: Concord back on track, beating Manchester to snap five-game losing streak
02-14-2024 9:55 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

CONCORD – It’s often the most elusive goal for any coach: consistency. There’s no easy tweak or schematic change that can turn things around. It takes time.With now three games remaining in the regular season, Concord girls’ hockey continues to search...


Pittsfield memorializes Gabe Anthony, a big brother, a consummate teammate and a ‘community guy’
02-13-2024 4:08 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

As Pittsfield athletic director Jay Darrah looked around the gymnasium on a somber Monday night, he felt a sense of comfort. Friends and family had gathered together to remember Gabe Anthony, a 2017 Pittsfield High graduate who died in December. The...


Girls’ basketball: Hopkinton headlines area teams to qualify for Division III playoffs
02-13-2024 2:32 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

Even though Hopkinton High girls’ basketball lost its final two regular-season games to limp across finish line, the Hawks still secured the second seed and a first-round bye in the Division III playoffs, which begin on Wednesday.At 13-3, Hopkinton...


Boys’ basketball: Kearsarge, Hopkinton, Belmont all hosting playoff games as D-III tournament tips off Tuesday
02-12-2024 12:44 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

Three area teams will compete in the Division III boys’ basketball playoffs that begin on Tuesday. Kearsarge finished the season at 15-3 and will be the four seed. Hopkinton will be the five seed after posting an 11-5 regular season record, while...


As Dartmouth student-athletes push for unionization, UNH’s Michael McCann provides perspective on changing landscape
02-11-2024 7:00 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

A resolution to the Dartmouth College men’s basketball players’ quest to be recognized as employees and unionize will likely take months to play out in court.On Monday, the push by the Dartmouth student-athletes received a boost when Laura Sacks, a...


Girls’ basketball: Ella Trefethen’s massive third quarter leads Bow over Bishop Brady
02-10-2024 12:58 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

BOW – Whatever Falcons head coach Cassidy Emerson told her team at halftime of Friday night’s game against Bishop Brady (4-11) produced pretty good results.Through 16 minutes of play, Bow (11-4) led 22-18. Then in the third quarter, the Falcons...


Pittsfield School District faces 5.5% budget increase
02-09-2024 12:56 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

The same three factors cited by local school districts for driving up budgets – increased insurance costs, investment in special education and raises for workers – are behind the same trend in Pittsfield.At the annual school district deliberative...


Hopkinton girls’ basketball, led by first-year head coach Mike Mahoney, gears up for the playoffs
02-09-2024 10:36 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

Even though Mike Mahoney came to Hopkinton as a new head coach for the Hawks’ girls’ varsity basketball team this summer, the program has operated like a well-oiled machine from the very beginning of the season.Hopkinton graduated eight seniors from...


Boys’ hockey: Even at 10-0-1, Concord’s 4-2 win over Trinity shows there’s still more work to do
02-08-2024 12:07 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

CONCORD – Head coach Dunc Walsh’s Concord teams are known for many things. Chief among them: discipline and defense.On Wednesday in a 4-2 win over Trinity (3-11-0), the Tide were clearly the better team, but it strayed away from those core...


Belmont’s Tony Martinez hopes early-season struggles set Red Raiders up for playoff success
02-08-2024 12:04 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

Through six games this season, Belmont boys’ basketball sat at 2-4. With a roster made up of mostly freshmen, sophomores and juniors, perhaps it wasn’t totally surprising. But head coach Tony Martinez believed his group could turn the corner. And they...


Boys’ basketball: Coe-Brown takes John Stark’s best punch, digs down to win in overtime
02-07-2024 12:41 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

NORTHWOOD – If you didn’t know any better, you probably would’ve mistaken it for a playoff game.Coe-Brown at 10-2; John Stark at 5-9. The Bears fighting to stay in the top four of the Division II standings; the Generals fighting to make the playoffs....

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