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New Hampshire D2 Top 10: No movement as #1 Keene keeps control

New Hampshire D2 Top 10

4St. Thomas Aquinas41020
7Oyster River7550

*Overall records in parentheses

Now that it has found its way back to the top of the HNIB New Hampshire D2 Top 10, No. 1 Keene (12-1-1) seems disinclined to relinquish control any time soon.

The Blackbirds handled No. 10 Merrimack and Winnacunnet this week. They haven’t lost since the season opener and have outscored opponents, 55-17, during their 10-game NHIAA unbeaten run. This week they have a single home game against a strong Goffstown contingent on Wednesday.

No. 2 Windham (13-3-0) routed No. 8 Kingswood, 7-1, in its only game last week. The Jaguars head to Oyster River Monday in advance of Saturday’s home match against Alvirne.

No. 3 Goffstown continues to stalk the leaders. The Grizzlies blasted Bow, 10-2, then earned a season split with No. 7 Oyster River with Saturday’s 6-2 win. Their Wednesday visit to Keene is their only game of the week.

No. 4 St. Thomas Aquinas halted its mini-slide with wins against Oyster River, 2-0, and No. 9 Portsmouth/Newmarket, 5-4. The Saints seek a season series sweep of city rival Dover on Wednesday, then travel to Bp. Brady Saturday.

No. 5 Dover (12-4-1) is rolling again. The Green Wave stretched their winning streak to five games by knocking off Oyster River and Spaulding. In addition to Wednesday’s match-up against STA, they take on Bow Saturday.

Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle joined the HNIB team in 1990 and is a Senior Writer and Director of the Northern New England and Mass/R.I. High School Division camps. An award-winning veteran editor/writer of 35 years experience in the print and digital mediums, he has conceptualized, edited and produced original content and coordinated production for local and global publications and their websites. He holds degrees from Merrimack College and Boston University and won multiple NEPA and NEAP awards during his tenure as Sports Editor of The Daily News of Newburyport and News Editor of The Amesbury News. He is the 2016 recipient of the North Shore Lifetime Commitment From the Community award presented by Moynihan Lumber and is a 2017 inductee into the Newburyport High School Wall of Fame. The Newburyport, MA native resides with his family in Epping, NH. Email him at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @kdoyle40.
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