Tag: Mascoma Valley

St. Thomas downs Mascoma, advances to final

No. 2 St. Thomas punched its ticket to the Division III championship game with a 57-38 win over #3 Mascoma Valley on Tuesday night in semifinal round action of the NHIAA state tournament at Bow High School.

The Saints will take on top-seeded Conant for all the marbles at Keene State College on Saturday at 8:00 pm.

St. Thomas found itself trailing 17-14 after the 1st quarter of play, but a 16-5 second quarter gave the Saints a 30-22 lead at the break and they never looked back. St. Thomas cranked up the defense in the second half as Dave Morissette’s squad allowed just 16 points and soared to a 19-point win.

James Allen led all scorers with 15 points for the Saints, while Carson Couperthwait (12), Cole McClure (11) and Will Mollica (10) all chipped in for St. Thomas’ balanced offense. The Royals were paced by 13 points from TJ Mardin and 10 from Brayden Pierce.

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

Mascoma Valley advances to semis on buzzer beater

A deep three by Brayden Pierce beat the buzzer and gave #3 Mascoma Valley a 62-59 overtime victory over #6 White Mountains on Friday night in quarterfinal action of the NHIAA Division III State Tournament.

The Royals advance to the semifinals where they will take on #2 St. Thomas on Tuesday. The site is still to be determined.

Pierce led all scorers with a game-high 23 points for Mascoma, while James Thomas added 12. The Spartans were led by a trio of double-digit scorers: Avery Woodburn (21), Aiden Whipple (17) and Kasen Smith 12.

Check out the massive photo gallery as John Scott Sherburne and Hannah Smith were both on site to capture the big game…

While we were away…

This week, we completed a complete overhaul and upgrade of our server to better serve our growing coverage. During our outage, we provided photo coverage of 17 games! These were all still viewable on our social media outlets, but we wanted to make sure they made it to the website.

Below is a list of the games we covered with links to the photo galleries. Enjoy the show!

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…