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Astros season ends in prelims

LONDONDERRY – A basketball season interrupted twice by Covid ended prematurely for the Pinkerton boys Thursday night in a tough 66-58 decision to border rival Londonderry in a Division 1 preliminary game.

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Boys Basketball, 03/04/21 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Khalil brothers lead

 

Jared Khalil had 17 points and brother Dylan Khalil added 15, with both sinking three 3-pointers, as Sanborn defeated Oyster River 66-62 in the first round of the Division 2 tournament. A strong 20-point third quarter made the difference for Sanborn, which had four players in double figures and will advance to Saturday's quarterfinals.

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Boys Basketball, 03/04/21 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Owls keep winning

 

Timberlane's boys basketball team continued to play well, winning its second tournament game, 52-40 over Merrimack. Luke Surprenant led the offense with 16 points, Robert Olson had 11 points and 8 rebounds and Sean Chanakira had eight points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists.

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Pythons in a romp

 

Pelham's boys opened the Division 2 tournament with an easy 56-32 victory over Milford. Jake McGlinchey led the rout with 18 points while Jake Dumont had 17 points, 15 coming on five 3-pointers. 

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Senior-led Sanborn rallies back, but falls short

CONCORD, N.H, —  After a rough first quarter that saw Sanborn limited to just three baskets, and held scoreless for over five minutes, the Indians could have hung their heads as they returned to the bench.
 
But coach Brian Gray knew his squad — led by stalwart seniors  Madison Houghton, Ellen McGough, Grace Merry-Carreiro and Ella Cotter — still had plenty of fight left.

 
“The one thing Sanborn never does is quit,” said Gray. “The girls kept battling, even when things weren’t going their way. We made a valiant comeback. Our seniors were amazing again. I just wish it could have been that Cinderella ending. But sometimes the shoe doesn’t fit.”

 
 Trailing by 17 points after a quarter, Sanborn (6-6) — sparked McGough — caught fire on both sides of the ball in the second quarter and cut the deficit to just seven points.
But state title favorite Bishop Brady (13-2) rediscovered its rhythm after halftime, and defeated the Indians 72-56 in the first round of the New Hampshire Division 2 state tournament.
“It’s so hard to come back from an early deficit like that,” said Gray. “We tried to take them out of their game, but we had some turnovers and they made a run. Bishop Brady is going to shoot whether they go in or not, and their shots were going in tonight. But we kept battling.”
Trailing 23-6 after a quarter, Sanborn surged back in the second. Ellie Morris opened the quarter with a basket, then McGough knocked down a long 3-pointer just inside half court to send the Indians on a 12-2 run, eventually cutting the lead to just 31-24 at the half.  
McGough was the go-to player in the second quarter, scoring 10 points, including a pair of 3-pointers. She finished the game with 16 points, while Morris scored a game-high 17 points while grabbing 14 rebounds. 
But it was not to be for the Indians. Bishop Brady rebounded with 24 points in the third quarter and never let their lead fall below 10. The Giants, who hit 11 3-points as a team, were led by 1,000-point scorer Ami Rivera (24 points).  
Following the loss, Gray raved about the work of his four seniors, and the impact they’ve left on the program.
“I have nothing but pride in these seniors,” he said. “Because of COVID, they were having Zoom practices, not being able to touch a basketball with the team for so long. But they just came in and battled. 
“I’ve known these seniors since fourth grade summer league. Maddie Houghton is a stellar athlete, one of the best I’ve ever coached in my life. Ellen McGough has added so many more dimensions to her game. She used to just be known as a shooter, but now she’s a shot blocker and rebounder. 
“Grace Merry-Carreiro is the consummate floor general that gives her whole heart on the court. And Ellie Cotter is a stellar student and one of the smartest players on the court. She’s a very good defender and has added a lot of offense. How could you not love coaching kids like that?
“Six or seven years ago, Sanborn basketball wasn’t even making the playoffs. But these girls have been to the tournament every year. They brought us to a new level as a program.”

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Girls Basketball, 03/02/21 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Historic rout for Owls

I wanted to email (hopefully) before you heard it elsewhere and let you know that I've accepted an offer to become the North Shore Chamber of Commerce's new communications director. As I know you know, newspapers have been in my blood all my life and hold such an emotional attachment to me because of my dad. So the decision to leave behind my 30-plus year career at NOBMG papers was not an easy one. But I feel the position dovetails nicely with what I've been doing, while opening up the prospect for new opportunities in the future. I broke the news to David Joyner on Friday.

As challenging as the world of journalism has been, particularly in recent years, I can honestly say I've loved (most) every minute of it and am sad to be leaving aspects of it behind — especially the dedicated group of people I've been fortunate to have called my colleagues over the years. No one cares more deeply about community news than the folks at NOBMG. I feel we don't often say it to each other, but I have enormous respect for what you and the sports staff here does day in and day out to highlight the local sports scene. The enormity of the task is not lost on me, and what you are able to accomplish with the resources you have is truly remarkable.

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VIDEO: Andover volleyball's Eduardo Machado

Eduardo Machado is a standout for the Andover volleyball team — he leads the team in assists and kills — and is also a star in the classroom. He is ranked in the top 10 percent of his class, scored a 2,170 on his SATs and will be attending RPI.

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05/17/12 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

VIDEO: Salem runner Eric Tahtamoni

Salem runner Eric Tahtamoni talks about his new love of hurdles, and his hopes to break the school record in the 400.

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05/11/12 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

VIDEO: Haverhill runner Mike McNaughton

Haverhill's Mike McNaughton talks about his career as a runner.
 
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05/04/12 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

VIDEO: Andover lax star Jaymi Cohen

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VIDEO: Andover softball talks "New Start"

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04/06/12 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

VIDEO: Highlights of 2012 high school hockey season

Take a look back at some of the best highlights from the 2012 high school hockey season.

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03/22/12 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

VIDEO: Highlights of 2012 high school hockey season

Take a look back at some of the best highlights from the 2012 high school hockey season.

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03/22/12 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

VIDEO: Pregame for Andover basketball

Andover captains Nicole Boudreau and Ally Fazio talk about their state title game an hour before game time.

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03/17/12 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

VIDEO: Pentucket wins Division 3 state title

Video highlights and interviews from Worcester after Pentucket won the Division 3 North title at the DCU Center in Worcester.

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