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

Hopkinton’s Cameron Bassett prepares to fire a shot at the target during a paintball biathlon Nordic ski race at Gunstock on Wednesday.

Hopkinton’s Cameron Bassett prepares to fire a shot at the target during a paintball biathlon Nordic ski race at Gunstock on Wednesday. JOSHUA SPAULDING / Salmon Press

Published: 01-18-2024 12:03 AM

Boys’ Nordic Skiing

Hopkinton at Gunstock Biathlon

Key players: Hopkinton – Matt Clarner (1st), Harrison Wilson (15th), Cam Bassett (16th)

Highlights:  The Hawks opened their season in a paintball biathlon race at Gunstock on Wednesday. Hopkinton competed against skiers from 14 other schools. Clarner picked up a narrow victory over Gilford’s AidenBondaz, leading a field of 80-plus skiers.

Plymouth 383, Lebanon 375, Concord 372, Bow 352

Key players: Concord – Tyler Watt (1st), Dean Ayotte (4th), Connor Crotty (19th), Lucky Doperalski (21st); Bow – Eli Wilkening (11th), Aiden Ciminesi (15th), Jack Kohl (23rd), Gabe Abberton (39th)

Highlights: Watt topped the field of 40 skiers in a 5K classic race at Plymouth Regional High School on Wednesday. Watt’s time of 18:14 was nearly 1:50 faster than the runner-up.

Girls’ Nordic Skiing

Hopkinton at Gunstock Biathlon

Key players: Hopkinton – Elizabeth Trafton (3rd), Isabel Afflerbach (10th), Florence Dapice (11th), Amelia Walsh (12th)

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Highlights:  The Hawks competed against 14 other schools in a biathlon race at Gunstock on Wednesday.

Plymouth 389, Lebanon 380, Concord 365, Bow 346

Key players: Concord – France Lesser (8th), Chloe Gudas (10th), Phoebe Dater-Roberts (15th), Mahalie Burdette (16th); Bow – Ashe McKeen (22nd), Molly McCarthy (26th), Makaylie Laws (27th), Vera Virta (30th)

Highlights: Hosts Plymouth went 2-3-4 to win a four-team classic 5K race on its home course. Lebanon’s Annelies Hanna won in 21:10, while Lesser was the top area finisher in 26:09.

Boys’ Basketball

Coe-Brown 56, Kennett 43

Key players: Coe-Brown – Jack Matson (19 points, 10 rebounds), Quinn Salter (14 points, 7 rebounds), Connor Bagnell (10 points, 4 assists), Ryan Kouchoukos (10 assists, 9 rebounds)

Highlights: Coe-Brown had a two-point lead going into the fourth quarter, but held Kennett to two points in the fourth to extend its lead.

Coach’s quote:  “Great defense in the fourth.” – Coe-Brown’s David Smith

Records: Coe-Brown 5-2; Kennett 4-2

Franklin 50, Sunapee 37

Key players: Franklin – Zeke McCoy (16 points), Harrison Kaplan (8 points)

Highlights:  The Tornadoes won their third in a row and their sixth in seven games. Franklin led 14-12 after the first quarter, but took control of the game in the second quarter to lead 33-18 at halftime.

Records: Franklin 7-4; Sunapee 4-8

Girls’ Basketball

Pinkerton 82, Concord 48

Key players: Pinkerton – Sidney Gedrossi (31 points), Liz Lavoie (26 points); Concord – Delaney Duford (16 points), Sofia Payne (14 points)

Highlights: The Astros hit 16 3-points in a commanding victory over the Crimson Tide.

Coach’s quote: “We had no answers for their top two players shooting tonight, they were always one step ahead and hot from no matter where they were shooting.” – Concord’s Rob Darrell

Records: Pinkerton 8-0; Concord 2-5

Kennett 49, Coe-Brown 44

Key players: Kennett  – Kaley Goodhart (28 points), Samantha Sidoti (17 points); Coe-Brown – Kalina Kasprzak (11 points), Jennifer Noni (10 points), Madison Taylor (8 points)

Highlights: Kennett took a 27-13 halftime lead, but Coe-Brown went on a 15-8 run in the third to close the gap.

Coach’s quote: “We have had two good games. We are close. Just need to put a complete game together.” – Coe-Brown’s Joe Vachon

Records: Kennett 4-4; Coe-Brown 2-5

Gilford 34, Hopkinton 28

Key players: Gilford – Olivia Keenan (10 points), Ryan Guyer (8 points); Hopkinton – Sydney Westover (9 points), Lizz Holmes (5 points, 7 rebounds, 4 steals)

Highlights: The Hawks jumped out to an 11-4 lead after the first quarter, but Gilford then extended its zone and pressure defense, holding Hopkinton to 20% shooting on the night to hand the Hawks their first loss of the year.

Coach’s quote: “Hard to win shooting 20%, but that’s a credit to Gilford for the job they did defensively. Luckily for us, it is just one game. We have to learn from this one as we get ready for Stevens on Friday.” – Hopkinton’s Mike Mahoney

Records: Gilford 6-3; Hopkinton 8-1

Franklin 49, Sunapee 34

Key players: Franklin – Kourtney Kaplan (19 points), Savaughna Slocum (15 points)

Highlights:  The Tornadoes picked up their third win in a row and their sixth win in seven games.

Coach’s quote:  “The girls were a little rusty with some days off, but came out and did the work for the win.” – Franklin’s Mark Dionne

Records: Franklin 7-4; Sunapee 1-11

Boys’ Hockey

Bow 3, Nashua South-Pelham 1

Key players: Bow – Landon Wescott (2 goals), Luke Virta (goal), Kian O’Leary (15 saves)

Highlights:  The Falcons controlled the game, but couldn’t find the back of the net often despite many opportunities. However, Bow scored enough to earn its second consecutive victory.

Records: Bow 6-2; South-Pelham 1-6

Wrestling

Concord 60, Nashua South 18

Key players: Concord – Hunter Richard (pin 132), Levi Madison (pin 138), Carl Sirrianna (pin 175), Devon Farwell (pin 220), Wayne Gutierrez-Sakakeeny (pin 285), Biswas Darji (forfeit win 106), Dom Hubbard (forfeit win 113), Cullen Burke (forfeit win 120), Griffin Norwalt (forfeit win 126), Isaiah Puckett (pin 190)

Highlights:  The Crimson Tide won five of nine bouts and picked up five more wins by forfeit as Concord won a dual on the road.

Records: Concord 12-1

Bow 60, ConVal 9
Bow 54, Mascenic 6

Key players: Bow  Jaron Coulon (2 pins at 113), Adler Moura (2 pins at 120), Josiah Funches (2 pins at 157), Jackson Hall (2 pins at 285), Herbie Madden (pin 132), Ryan Dolder (pin 138), Brayden Brown (pin 144), Ben McDowell (pin 165), Joe McDowell (pin 175)

Highlights: The Falcons swept a tri-meet on their home mats on senior night.

Coach's quote: “Good two wins to close out our senior night. This senior class (Jared Dolder, Funches, McDowell brothers, Moura, Luke Labonte and Owen Boullion) is a great group of kids and we will miss them dearly, but we cannot wait to see what they do after high school.” – Bow’s Bill Chavanelle

Records: Bow 13-0

John Stark 48, Winnisquam 34
John Stark 64, Mascoma 12

Highlights: The Generals swept a tri-meet on the road at Winnisquam.

Records: John Stark 8-2