Tag: Mascoma Valley

Perfection: Gilford completes perfect season, captures fourth-straight D-III crown

The top-seeded Gilford Golden Eagles completed the perfect season on Saturday night with a convincing 69-43 victory over #3 Mascoma Valley to come away with their fourth-straight NHIAA Division III Boys Basketball State Championship.

Jalen Reese poured in a game-high 24 points to lead Gilford, while Logan Grant (16), Isaiah Reese (14) and Sam Cheek (10) also netted double-figures for the Golden Eagles.

Mascoma was led by 17 points from Zach Thompson and 12 from Aidan Smith.

Check out the highlights by our Tim Lee…


Check out the photo gallery by Jeff Criss of Perfect Photos…

Mascoma Valley knocks off St. Thomas, advances to D-III final

Third-seeded Mascoma Valley jumped out to a 36-12 lead at the half and held on for a 62-49 victory over #2 St. Thomas in semifinal action of the Division III Boys Basketball State Tournament on Wednesday night at Goffstown High School.

The Royals punch their ticket to the title game where they will take on top-seeded and three-time defending state champion Gilford on Saturday at Keene State College at 8:00 pm. 

Mascoma was led by a game-high 23 points from Zach Thompson and TJ Mardin added 15. Brady Rogers paced St. Thomas with 18 points, while AJ Reinerston chipped in with 14.

There are two photo galleries from this game. One by Jeff Criss of Perfect Photos [view here] and one by Dave Beliveau [view here]. Both galleries are below…

Belmont downs Mascoma in battle of unbeatens

Undefeated Belmont (4-0) handed Mascoma Valley (3-1) their first loss of the season as the Bears downed the Royals, 46-38, on Wednesday night. Belmont’s Keegan Martinez led all scorers with 14 points, while teammates Sam Reposa (12) and Anakin Underhill (10) both chipped in with double figures as well. Mascoma was paced by 11 points from James Thomas and 10 from Tanner Moulton.

Check out highlights of the action…

603 in the NCAA

Let’s celebrate the best of the best from the NHIAA that have continued their careers into the NCAA. Below is a list of NHIAA ballers that are currently playing at the collegiate level.

Help us grow this list. If you have additions, please email kj@ball603.com. Thanks for the assist!

Michael PitmanPembroke Academy / TiltonAssumptionFreshman
Jacob GibbonsExeter / TiltonAssumptionSophomore
Sean PetersonHoly FamilyColby-SawyerFreshman
Catherine ChickKennettColby-SawyerFreshman
Bree LawrenceMonadnockColby-SawyerFreshman
Megan MolettieriPelhamColby-SawyerJunior
Lauren McKeeLittletonColby-SawyerSophomore
Eliza MitchellKeeneColby-SawyerFreshman
Kaylee ManzellaLittletonColby-SawyerSophomore
Lia RaynowskaExeterColby-SawyerSenior
Ashlyn SmithKeeneEndicottFreshman
Sarah DempseyWindhamEndicottJunior
Ty VitkoDoverEndicottSenior
Drew BrownPelhamEndicottSenior
Joey DaSilvaWindhamEndicottJunior
Andrew PolitiTrinityFranklin PierceSophomore
Isaac JarvisConcord Christian ’22GordonSophomore
Isabella RiveraBishop Brady ’21GordonJunior
Ami RiveraBishop Brady ’21GordonJunior
Cassidy DillonLondonderry ‘23GordonFreshman
Aryanna MurrayNashua SouthKeene StateJunior
Brynn RautiolaConant ‘23Keene StateFreshman
Abbie KozlowskiDover ‘23Keene StateFreshman
Kaitlyn StowellMonadnock ‘23Keene StateFreshman
Avery StewartFall Mountain ‘23Keene StateFreshman
Liam JohnstonKeeneKeene StateSophomore
Sera HodgsonConantMaineJunior
Gwen MerrifieldPlymouthManhattanvilleJunior
Matt McCoolSouheganMaristSophomore
Johnny McBrideSouhegan ’22MessiahSophomore
Mike StrazerriPembroke ‘23New England CollegeFreshman
Justin DunnePinkertonNew England CollegeJunior
Macy GordonMerrimack ValleyNew England CollegeSophomore
Maizie BarkerNashua South ’23 New England CollegeFreshman
Mackenzie McDonaldMerrimack ValleyNew England CollegeSophomore
Jon WillemanLebanon ’20New HampshireSenior
Alex TavaresPortsmouth / Great Bay CCNew HampshireJunior
Silas BernierConantNorwichSenior
Caden BrownBedford ‘23Plymouth StateFreshman
Riley MarshGilford ’22Plymouth StateSophomore
Elijah SwansonInter-LakesPlymouth StateJunior
Ryan CanabanoConcordPlymouth StateSenior
Matthew SantosuossoBishop Guertin ‘23Plymouth StateFreshman
Jared KhalilSanborn ‘23Plymouth StateFreshman
Jack St. HilaireWindham ’23 Plymouth StateFreshman
Maxwell GalbraithHanoverPlymouth StateSophomore
Kevin Newton-DelgadoHopkintonPlymouth StateJunior
Jayden MontgomeryNashua North ‘23Plymouth StateFreshman
Christian BarrJohn StarkPlymouth StateSenior
Sophie GeorgeLaconiaPlymouth StateSophomore
Natalie HarrisCoe-BrownPlymouth StateSenior
Ashley StephensPembroke Academy / TiltonPlymouth StateFreshman
Alli IngallsPinkertonPlymouth StateJunior
Bri WilcoxBishop GuertinPlymouth StateJunior
Marissa KenisonGroveton ‘23Plymouth StateFreshman
Lea CromptonBowPlymouth StateSenior
Isabella AbruzeseWindhamPlymouth StateFreshman
Angelina NardolilloHinsdaleRhode Island CollegeJunior
Elli CoxConcordRhode Island CollegeSophomore
Rob BaguidyGoffstown ’22RivierSophomore
Adam RazzaboniHollis-BrooklineRivierJunior
Anna StawaszBishop GuertinRivierJunior
Hannah MuchemoreBishop GuertinRivierSenior
Nodia DavenportGrovetonRivierJunior
Anna StengerJohn StarkRivierSenior
Jessica CarrierManchester MemorialRivierJunior
Lyric GrumblattManchester MemorialRivierSenior
Alyssa ScharnAlvirne ‘23RivierFreshman
Tommy FraserBishop BradySaint AnselmSenior
Brogan ShannonKingswoodSaint AnselmSophomore
Trevor LabrecqueNashua North ‘23Saint AnselmFreshman
Ava WinterburnGoffstown ‘23SNHUFreshman
Brandon ChoateNashua NorthSNHUJunior
Royce WilliamsTrinitySNHUSophomore
Liz CoteKennettSouthern MaineSenior
Hope EliasKennett ‘23Southern MaineFreshman
Tamrah GouldManchester MemorialSouthern MaineSenior
Megan RobertsHinsdaleSouthern MaineJunior
Max StapelfeldHollis-BrooklineSt. Joseph’s (ME)Senior
Ben SeilerMascoma ValleySt. Joseph’s (ME)Sophomore
Cadence GilbertKeeneSt. Joseph’s (ME)Freshman
Elisabeth StapelfeldHollis-BrooklineSt. Joseph’s (ME)Junior
Jordyn FranzenSalemU. of New EnglandSenior
Ella KaravanicNashua South ’23 U. of New EnglandFreshman
Makenna GrilloneFall MountainU. of New EnglandSophomore
Chad MartinJohn StarkVTSU LyndonSophomore
Sage SmithColebrookVTSU LyndonJunior
Leia BruntPlymouth ‘22William SmithSophomore
Brett MarelliWinnacunnetWPIJunior

Kearsarge comes from behind to punch ticket to D-III final

Trailing by three entering the fourth quarter, #3 Kearsarge rallied to pull off a, 45-42, come-from-behind win over #7 Mascoma on Tuesday night to advance to the NHIAA Division III Boys Basketball State Championship. The Cougars were led by a game-high 20 points from Chris Stanchfield, while the Royals were paced by Zach Thompson’s 16 points.

Onto the highlights…

Check out some photos by Jack Buffington Photography…

Contributor Added: Jack Buffington Photography

Jack Buffington of Jack Buffington Photography has joined us as a contributing photographer. Based out of Enfield, Jack will be sending us photos from select Mascoma games from time to time. Thanks for coming aboard, Jack!

If you’re a photographer or videographer and interested in contributing to Ball603, please reach out today!

Check out Jack Buffington Photography on Instagram

The Peach Basket: Jan. 27, 2022

Let’s throw it back on this Thursday with a trip down memory lane with The Peach Basket.

This week we have submissions coming from Mascoma Valley and Farmington alum…

• Bob Hunt (Farmington High School, Class of 1978) sent a long a pair of action photos from 1978.

• And 2,000-point scorer Tonya Young (Mascoma Valley, Class of 2007) sent in an emotional photo from the final game of her high school career, the 2007 state semifinals.

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…

Back in 1978, Farmington’s Gary Boulay (Farmington High School, Class of 1979) drives to the hole on Oyster River’s Chris Whaley as Mark Kinzly (32) looks on. (Photo submitted by Bob Hunt)

Mascoma Valley’s Tonya Young is consoled by NHIAA Hall of Fame head coach Ed Kehoe after the Royals six-point semifinal loss to Newport back in 2007. Young finished her illustrious career with 2,012 points. (Photo submitted by Tonya Young)

Farmington’s Bob Hunt (FHS Class of 1978) rises up for a jumper. (Photo submitted by Bob Hunt)


Mascoma Valley survives late Winnisquam rally

Mascoma Valley went on the road and held off a late rally from Winnisquam to escape Tilton with a 60-53 victory over the Bears on Tuesday night. The Royals have won seven straight and improve to 8-2 on the season, while Winnisquam has dropped three of its last four to fall to 6-5 overall.

Mascoma was paced by a game-high 32 points from Ben Seiler and 15 from Zach Thompson. Winnisquam had a trio of players notch double figures as the Bears were led by Caleb Bushway (18 points), Anthony Boomer (17) and Anthony Robbins (16).

Check out a full 98-image gallery…