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ConVal boys’ tennis looks to build experience
04-11-2024 8:46 AM

By BEN CONANT

The ConVal boys’ tennis team comes into the season with almost no experience and a lot of work to do, but coach Mike Young relishes the challenge of building a full roster of players from the ground up. “You’ve got to start from the basics, which...

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Wliton-Lyndeborough girls’ basketball falls in state quarterfinals
02-26-2024 10:44 AM

By BEN CONANT

Wilton-Lyndeborough's storybook season came to a close in the Mule Den Friday night, as host Newmarket pushed their way past the upstart Warriors 46-40 overtime win in the state Division IV quarterfinals. No. 3 Newmarket (16-4) had surrendered just 15...


Wilton-Lyndeborough girls basketball advances to state quarterfinals
02-22-2024 9:04 AM

By BEN CONANT

The Wilton-Lyndeborough girls' basketball team is heading back to the Division IV quarterfinals for the first time since 2007 after a rousing 55-45 win over Franklin in Wilton Tuesday night. Adri Bausha led the No. 6 Warriors (14-5) with 30 points, as...


Defense carries Conant boys’ basketball in quarterfinal victory over Gilford
02-19-2024 10:13 AM

By BEN CONANT

Conant’s trademark defense was on full display in Friday’s NHIAA Division III quarterfinal win over Gilford, as the Oriole boys showcased end-to-end intensity to knock off the defending champion Golden Eagles. “Defense is always key for us,” said...


Wilton-Lyndeborough girls’ basketball clinches home playoff game with win over Mascenic
02-13-2024 3:59 PM

By BEN CONANT

Mascenic celebrated their four seniors before Monday night's girls' basketball game against Wilton-Lyndeborough, but after the game, it was the Warriors who were celebrating both a win and a guaranteed home playoff game. "With tonight's win, we should...


ConVal wrestlers look forward to state meet
02-09-2024 3:19 PM

By BEN CONANT

The ConVal wrestling team celebrated its two seniors at Wednesday's final home contest of the season, a dual meet with Souhegan. Seniors Drake Bay and Solomon Page hit their home mat for one final time after receiving pre-match accolades for their...


ConVal skiers headed to state meets
02-05-2024 12:50 PM

By BEN CONANT

The ConVal alpine skiing team held its senior night races at Crotched Mountain in Bennington Thursday afternoon and will participate in the NHIAA state championship meets. Thursday's races were in the slalom dual panel format, where competitors and...


Sera Hodgson of Rindge returns home for Black Bears
01-16-2024 3:31 PM

By BEN CONANT

University of Maine junior Sera Hodgson of Rindge, a 6-foot guard on the Black Bears’ women’s basketball team, came back to her home state last week for the team’s Border Battle with the University of New Hampshire.Hodgson finished the game with two...


No wins yet, but ConVal-Conant girls’ hockey has hope
01-14-2024 5:58 PM

By BEN CONANT

The ConVal-Conant girls' hockey team engaged a Herculean recruiting effort to get their season on the ice, and after adding some first-time players, the Griffins are searching for their first win of the year. "They're rough around the edges, but...


Despite loss, things looking up for Wilton-Lyndeborough boys’ basketball
01-09-2024 2:22 PM

By BEN CONANT

Visiting Derryfield got the best of the Wilton-Lyndeborough boys on Monday night, but the Warrior hoopers are already well on their way to meeting their season goals under new head coach Cam Taber.“The team only had one win last year, so really,...


Wilton-Lyndeborough girls’ basketball victorious in delayed home opener
01-04-2024 11:48 AM

By BEN CONANT

The Warriors finally came home Wednesday night. After a month away from the Wilton-Lyndeborough gym, the WLC girls' basketball team won its home opener over visiting Mount Royal, delighting the white-clad fans, players and coach Tom Crowley...


Mascenic-Conant basketball tripleheader raising funds for Isaac Phillips
01-04-2024 11:22 AM

By BEN CONANT

Thirteen-year-old Isaac Phillips of New Ipswich is battling a rare form of childhood cancer called synovial sarcoma that has him hospitalized at Mass General following a series of surgeries.This month, the Mascenic community is running a "Go Gold"...


Young ConVal girls’ basketball team faces growing pains
12-23-2023 10:08 AM

By BEN CONANT

The ConVal girls' basketball team has plenty of time to get better, which is fortunate, as the Cougars went into the winter break with a fourth straight blowout loss to remain winless on the year."We're a very young group,"  said ConVal head coach...


ConVal boys’ basketball shows potential, but more scoring needed
12-18-2023 11:35 AM

By BEN CONANT

The ConVal boys' basketball team showed early season poise and bright potential in Friday's hard-fought home-opening loss to Division II power Manchester West. "We knew they were one of the top teams in our division coming in here," ConVal head coach...


Conant boys’ basketball gets off to rousing start
12-11-2023 12:38 PM

By BEN CONANT

The Conant boys' basketball team showed why they're Division III's preseason favorites by dismantling Stevens for a season-opening 55-26 win in Jaffrey Friday night.The Orioles set the tone early with a stifling full-court press that head coach Eric...


Mascenic boys’ basketball shows promise in opening loss
12-06-2023 8:09 AM

By BEN CONANT

The new-look Mascenic boys' basketball team suffered a season-opening loss to Concord Christian in New Ipswich Tuesday night, but first-year head coach Nick Tzannos liked the fire he saw in his Vikings."They all play hard," Tzannos said after the...


After one practice together, Mascenic girls’ basketball takes down Newmarket
12-04-2023 10:29 AM

By BEN CONANT

Mascenic girls’ basketball head coach Victoria Caiado danced her way into the Vikings' locker room after Friday's game with Newmarket.Who could blame her? A week before, Mascenic didn't even have the numbers to field a team. But after just one...


Conant field hockey edges Kearsarge in opening round before losing to Gilford
10-23-2023 12:38 PM

By BEN CONANT

Still riding their homecoming high, the Conant field hockey team kept their momentum going Wednesday afternoon with an NHIAA Division III tournament first-round win over visiting Kearsarge. The Orioles started their home slate back in September with a...


ConVal field hockey goes out on a high note
10-13-2023 12:21 PM

By BEN CONANT

The ConVal field hockey team sent their seniors out on a high note Thursday, shutting out Laconia 1-0 on a record-breaking afternoon in Peterborough."They played really well," ConVal head coach Kelly Shirk said after the game. "They kept the energy...


A day for speed at Conant Fast 5K
10-04-2023 3:39 PM

By BEN CONANT

Aylee Bernier likes to go fast.Ever since her adoptive parents took her in from China 13 years ago, Aylee has had a need for speed. First, she’d ride in her vehicle with mom Becky pushing her along, but it wasn’t long before Aylee started tugging at...


ConVal hosts first cross-country meet since 2016
09-29-2023 4:27 PM

By BEN CONANT

The Cougar cross-country team bounded over their home course Wednesday afternoon in the first race hosted at ConVal since October 2016. "It feels really strange, but at the same time right, that we're finally having at least one home meet," ConVal...

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