High schools: NH Coaches Series Nordic results, Thursday’s basketball games

Hopkinton’s Florence Dapice races in the NH Coaches Series Nordic ski race at Holderness on Saturday. Dapice finished 25th out of 160 skiers in the 3.75K freestyle race and was one of the top area finishers at the race. The Coaches Series classic race will be held on Feb. 10.

Hopkinton’s Florence Dapice races in the NH Coaches Series Nordic ski race at Holderness on Saturday. Dapice finished 25th out of 160 skiers in the 3.75K freestyle race and was one of the top area finishers at the race. The Coaches Series classic race will be held on Feb. 10. JOSHUA SPAULDING / Salmon Press

Concord’s Frances Lesser races in the NH Coaches Series Nordic ski race at Holderness on Saturday. Lesser finished 33rd out of 160 skiers in the 3.75K freestyle race and was Concord’s top girls’ team finisher at the race. The Coaches Series classic race will be held on Feb. 10.

Concord’s Frances Lesser races in the NH Coaches Series Nordic ski race at Holderness on Saturday. Lesser finished 33rd out of 160 skiers in the 3.75K freestyle race and was Concord’s top girls’ team finisher at the race. The Coaches Series classic race will be held on Feb. 10. JOSHUA SPAULDING / Salmon Press

Published: 02-01-2024 11:42 PM

Girls’ Nordic Skiing

NH Coaches Series Race #1

Key players: Hopkinton – Elizabeth Trafton (13th, 11:12), Florence Dapice (25th, 12:18), Isabel Afflerbach (35th), Lia Chapin (39th), Amelia Walsh (47th); Kearsarge – Ava Valle (28th), Katherine Blagden (51st), Ainsley Frenkiewich (77th); Concord – Frances Lesser (33rd), Mahalie Burdette (49th), Chloe Gudas (53rd), Phoebe Dater-Roberts (54th); Bow – Ashe McKeen (107th), Molly McCarthy (123rd), Vera Virta (127th), Makaylie Laws (128th); Bishop Brady – Avery Sahr (138th) 

Highlights:  Skiers from all NHIAA divisions, private schools and clubs across the state competed in the freestyle race at Holderness on Saturday. The team scores (not available at press time) from Saturday’s freestyle race will be combined with the team scores from the classic race that will be held at Plymouth on Feb. 10 to determine a true state champion. Ford Sayre Club’s Lea Perreard led 160 skiers across the line, finishing the 3.75K freestyle race in 9:40. Lebanon’s Annelies Hanna was second in 9:46.

Boys’ Nordic Skiing

NH Coaches Series Race #1

Key players: Concord – Tyler Watt (1st, 8:13), Will Corbett (44th), Sebastian Christie (46th), Lucky Doperalski (96th); Hopkinton – Matt Clarner (3rd, 8:28), Harrison Wilson (39th), Joseph O’Rourke (47th), Cameron Bassett (55th), Andrew Clarner (56th); Kearsarge – Elias Baer (21st), Ned Stepp (58th), Andrew Brahan (63rd), Joseph Taylor (79th); Bow – Eli Wilkening (35th), Aiden Ciminesi (53rd), Jack Kohl (92nd), Gabe Abberton (139th); Bishop Brady – Earl Mitchell (142nd)

Highlights:  Skiers from all NHIAA divisions, private schools and clubs across the state competed in the freestyle race at Holderness on Saturday. The team scores (not available at press time) from Saturday’s freestyle race will be combined with the team scores from the classic race that will be held at Plymouth on Feb. 10. Watt won the 3.75K freestyle race in 8:13.5, leading a field of 154 skiers. Oliver Wilson of the Dublin School finished next in 8:16.9.

Boys’ Basketball

Hopkinton 81, Somersworth 36

Key players: Hopkinton – Abram Standefer (30 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists), Kyle Buelte (12 points, 2 assists, rebound), Jackson Westover (11 points, 6 rebounds); Somersworth – Thomas Rees (10 points), Alex Brown (8 points), Frankie Paradis-Collins (8 points)

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Highlights:  Behind 21 first quarter points from Standefer, the Hawks led 30-10 after the first quarter. Hopkinton never looked back to win by 45 points.

Coach’s quote:  “It was great to see the ball really fly around tonight in a great effort from start to finish from our entire team.” – Hopkinton’s Matt Miller

Records: Hopkinton 10-3; Somersworth 1-13

Girls’ Basketball

Hinsdale 49, Franklin 32

Key players: Franklin – Lily Cornell (12 points), Sage Slocum (10 points), Savaughna Slocum (8 points)

Highlights:  The game was tied 20-20 at halftime, but the Tornadoes felt the absence of leading scorer Kourtney Kaplan in the second half. Franklin’s passing and shooting was off in the second half as the Pacers ended the Tornadoes’ win streak at five games.

Records: Hinsdale 6-5; Franklin 9-5