High schools: Concord, Bow hockey come from behind; plus season-opening Alpine skiing and wrestling results

Published: 12-21-2023 12:29 AM

Modified: 12-21-2023 9:42 PM

Boys’ Hockey

Concord 2, Exeter 1

Key players: Concord – Luukas Mayer (21 saves), Jack Shoemaker (goal, assist), Dawson Fancher (2 assists), AJ Dow (game-winning goal), Jaden Haas (assist)

Highlights: The Tide was trailing 1-0 heading to third period, but Concord scored a pair of power-play goals to get the win. Shoemaker was assisted by Fancher and Haas at 5:04, and Dow scored the game winner at 12:28 of assists from Fancher and Shoemaker.

Coach’s quote: “A really good win. Power play came through in the third. Our kids grinded it out and kept working. Luukus was outstanding in goal. Jack Shoemaker played his heart out. Such a gutsy effort.” – Concord’s Dunc Walsh

Records: Concord 3-0; Exeter 1-2

Bow 5, Hanover 2

Key players: Bow – Luke Hartshorn (2 goals), Owen Webber (goal, 3 assists), Billy Smethurst (goal, 2 assists), Brodie O’Neil (goal), Kian O’Leary (first varsity win as goalie)

Highlights: Hanover scored in the first period and held a 1-0 lead heading into the third, but the Falcons found the back of the net five times in the final period to defeat the Bears on the road.

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Records: Bow 2-1; Hanover 0-3

John Stark-Hopkinton/Hillsboro-Deering 4,
Hollis-Brookline/Derryfield 1

Key players: JSHHD – Lucas Gagnon (goal, assist), Kip Hedquist (goal, assist), Tyler Andrews (first varsity goal), Tad Stokes (first varsity goal), Fin Murphy (assist), Colton Murphy (assist), Tim Sommer (23 saves)

Highlights: Gagnon and Andrews scored in the second period after a scoreless first. HBD cut the lead to 2-1 just 43 seconds into the third, but Hedquist scored an empty-net goal and JSHHD capped the game with Stokes scoring on a 5-on-3 power play.

Coach’s quote: “This was a big win for us tonight coming off two one-goal losses to start the season. This should give us some confidence going into the Christmas break. Our sophomores came ready to play and scored three of the four goals.” – JSHHD’s Denis Kolehmainen

Records: JSHHD 1-2; HBD 1-2


Bow 42, Mascoma 28

Key players: Bow – Jaron Coulon (113), Adler Moura (126), Ryan Dolder (150), Jake Coulon (157), Jackon Hall (215), Luke Labonte (175), Colin Brassard (win by forfeit at 106), Sean Flaherty (win by forfeit at 120), Herbie Madden (win by forfeit at 132); Mascoma – Ethan Lewis (190)

Highlights: The Coulon brothers, Moura, Dolder and Hall all pinned their opponents. Labonte (175) picked up his first career varsity win with a 5-2 decision.

Coach’s quote: “We had a lot of adversity this week with illness and injuries, but our guys stepped up big where they needed to. Ryan and Luke were the difference makers today, both bumping up a weight class and for being first year guys, they really came through for us.” – Bow’s Bill Chavanelle

Records: Bow 6-0

Boys’ Basketball

Conant 29, Hopkinton 28

Key players: Conant – Ben Sawyer (8 points), Jordan Nagle (7 points); Hopkinton – Abram Standefer (13 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists), Noah Aframe (5 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists)

Highlights: Conant pulled away with a 15-6 third quarter to secure a victory over the Hawks. Hopkinton was able to erase the six-point deficit in the fourth quarter and had a chance to win the game in the final seconds, but was unable to convert.

Coach’s quote: “This was the hardest we’ve played so far this season and against a very good Conant squad that are rightfully favorites in the division this year. As a team we finally found an identity on the court and took a big step forward toward our goals.” – Hopkinton’s Matt Miller

Records: Conant 4-0; Hopkinton 1-3

Boys’ Alpine Skiing

Hanover 771, Hopkinton 724, Kearsarge 702, Sunapee 662, St. Thomas 639, Lebanon 600, Belmont 580, Newfound 559, Laconia 468, Bishop Brady 313, John Stark 300

Key players: Hopkinton – Merrick Chapin (1st slalom), Harrison Wilson (2nd giant slalom, 18th slalom), Conrad Mollano (5th slalom), Coley Wells (11th GS, 11th slalom), Edward Blagriff (21st GS), Cameron Bassett (23rd GS); Kearsarge – Alex Spinney (4th GS, 4th slalom), Sam Mann (14th GS, 21st slalom), Braden Hurley (16th slalom, 19th GS), Tobin Wyman (19th slalom, 24th GS); Belmont – Mathias Krauchunas (22nd GS, 32nd slalom), Henry Ashworth (44th GS, 53rd slalom), Landon Bormes (38th slalom, 47th GS), Ryan Cribbie (39th slalom, 50th GS); Bishop Brady – Caleb Goldstein (7th GS, 33rd slalom), Boden Gendron (34th GS, 48th slalom); John Stark – Austin Freeman (9th slalom, 20th GS), Sam Robinson (70th slalom, 76th GS)

Highlights: Chapin won the afternoon slalom race with a run of 31.21 seconds and Wilson narrowly finished second in the GS, clocking a 51.59 (Hanover’s Andrew McGuire won in 51.20) as the Hawks finished second out of 11 teams in a season-opening race at Bretton Woods.

Girls’ Alpine Skiing

Hanover 769, Hopkinton 735, Sunapee 677, Lebanon 639, St. Thomas 634, Belmont 561, Laconia 548, Newfound 491, Kearsarge 464, Bishop Brady 352, John Stark 197

Key players: Hopkinton – Marcella Guadagno (3rd giant slalom, 4th slalom), Avery Loew (4th GS, 6th slalom), Lia Chapin (12th GS, 17th slalom), Madison Dwyer (21st GS, 23rd slalom); Belmont – Ella Stevens (1st GS, 2nd slalom), Riley DeGange (30th slalom), Cate McDonald (39th slalom, 43rd GS), Anna McDonald (54th slalom, 58th GS); Kearsarge – Anna Cook (19th GS, 65th slalom), Savannah Caswell (23rd GS, 27th slalom), Natalie Sherman (30th GS, 35th slalom); Bishop Brady – Teresa Lavoie (15th slalom, 16th GS), Anna Beauchesne (17th GS, 19th slalom); John Stark – Sophie Gray (60th slalom, 61st GS), Emily Taylor (64th slalom)

Highlights: Belmont freshman Ella Stevens won the morning GS with a combined time of 54.39 seconds and finished second to Hanover’s Dahlia Fuld in the afternoon slalom to lead area individuals, and Hopkinton finished second out of 11 to lead area teams at a season-opening race at Bretton Woods.