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The Peach Basket: Dec. 16, 2021

It’s time for our first installment of The Peach Basket where we throw it back to old school photos of New Hampshire basketball. Check out who we feature this week…

• Pinkerton Academy head coach Dave Chase went into the way-back machine to pull out a couple photos from his hay day back in Vermont from 1980 and also shared some special images from his time at Hopkinton.

• Brewster Academy assistant coach Josh Lee of Farmington continues to pass the rock as he sent along photos of the state’s all-time leading scorer (Dave Burrows) from the 1990 Class S State Champion Nute Rams and his 2,000-point scoring brother, Tim Lee, who is alongside NHBCO Hall of Fame coach and Josh’s dad, Mike Lee.

• The Farmington Booster Club also shared some images from the town’s first-ever state championship team, the 1970 boys squad that featured tri-captains Dan Reynolds, Paul Moulton & Alan “Mouse” Hagar. 

Thanks to everyone that submitted photos. If your photo didn’t run this week, it will in a future installment of The Peach Back.

Be sure to knock the dust off your old photos, scan them in or take a pic of them with your phone and email us at TBT@ball603.com. Help us celebrate the history of New Hampshire basketball.

Now onto the photos…


The Peach Basket (Dec. 16, 2021)

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Nute Rams • 1990 Class S State Champions • submitted by Josh Lee

First full week of action ahead

The opening weekend of the 2021-22 season is in the books and we now forge ahead with our first full week of NHIAA boys varsity basketball action that features 96 games across all four divisions combined.

We have our eyes focused on covering 13 games this week. Check out where we plan to be…

December 13

  • Merrimack Valley at Kingswood
  • Holy Family at Nute
  • Coe-Brown at Sanborn

December 14

  • Epping at Farmington
  • John Stark at Oyster River
  • Trinity at Windham
  • Portsmouth at Pinkerton

December 15

  • Pelham at Manchester West

December 16

  • Kearsarge at Hopkinton

December 17

  • Concord Christian at Farmington
  • Hillsboro-Deering at St. Thomas
  • Windham at Salem
  • Bishop Guertin at Londonderry

*schedule subject to change

📰 Opening day is on the way

The wait is almost over. On Friday, December 10th, 84 of the 88 NHIAA boys varsity basketball teams will be in action with 42 games around the state as the 2021-22 season gets underway.

St. Thomas Aquinas hits the road to take on Hillsboro-Deering at 5:30 pm to mark the first official tilt of the new campaign. The Saints and Hillcats last squared off on February 28, 2020 in the regular-season finale as St. Thomas came away with an easy 72-46 victory at home.

Eight other contests tipoff at 6:00 pm, with 24 match-ups at 6:30 pm and nine more at 7:00 pm. It’s the most games on a single day all season long, so there’s no good reason to not get out and catch some local action on Friday night.

See you at the gym.

2021-22 Opening Day Action

Hillsboro-Deering vs St. Thomas AquinasDivision III
Laconia vs Oyster RiverDivision II
Belmont vs BerlinDivision III
Campbell vs Fall MountainDivision III
Gilford vs MonadnockDivision III
Kearsarge vs Mascoma ValleyDivision III
Franklin vs ProfileDivision IV
Exeter vs DoverDivision I
Manchester Memorial vs GoffstownDivision I
Nashua North vs KeeneDivision I
Trinity vs Manchester CentralDivision I
Alvirne vs MerrimackDivision I
Concord vs PinkertonDivision I
Winnacunnet vs PortsmouthDivision I
Spaulding vs SalemDivision I
Nashua South vs TimberlaneDivision I
ConVal vs HanoverDivision II
Pelham vs John StarkDivision II
Coe-Brown vs Manchester WestDivision II
Sanborn vs Merrimack ValleyDivision II
Milford vs PlymouthDivision II
Kingswood vs SouheganDivision II
Conant vs SomersworthDivision III
Newfound vs Prospect MountainDivision III
Raymond vs MascenicDivision III
White Mountains vs WinnisquamDivision III
Littleton vs GorhamDivision IV
Groveton vs Lin-WoodDivision IV
Holy Family vs NewmarketDivision IV
Derryfield vs NuteDivision IV
Pittsburg-Canaan vs WoodsvilleDivision IV
Bedford vs Bishop GuertinDivision I
Londonderry vs WindhamDivision I
Bow vs Bishop BradyDivision II
Pembroke vs LebanonDivision II
Hopkinton vs NewportDivision III
Portsmouth Christian vs FarmingtonDivision IV
Mount Royal vs HinsdaleDivision IV
Wilton-Lyndeborough vs PittsfieldDivision IV
Epping vs SunapeeDivision IV