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New Hampshire D3 Boys Final Top 8: No. 1 JSH repeats; No. 2 MFM makes its mark

New Hampshire Boys D3 Final Top 8

1John Stark/Hopkinton12010
2Monadnock/Fall Mountain 21740

What a season for No. 1 John Stark Hopkinton (20-1-0).  The General Hawks repeated as Division 3 champions with a hard-fought 1-0 win against Monadnock/Fall Mountain at SNHU on March 9. They stand as the Granite State’s lone 20-win team and they did not lose a game in the division. Eight players graduate, but many return to provide coach Denis Kolehmainen the base for another title run.

Despite the title game defeat, this was an equally memorable campaign for No. 2  Monadnock/Fall Mountain (17-4-0), which returned to varsity status just three seasons ago. A half dozen graduates – five of whom were with the team as eighth-graders when the program was working its way back to varsity status – take a large chunk of offense with them but leave behind a well-established program.

After starting the season 0-4, No. 3 Belmont-Gilford (14-6-0) lost only twice – to JSH in the regular season and to MFM in the semifinals, 3-2.

No. 4 Berlin (13-7-0) rolled over No. 5 Moultonborough/Inter-Lakes (9-10-0) in the quarterfinals before pushing JSH in a 4-2 semifinal loss.

Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle

Kevin joined HNIB in 1990 and is a Senior Writer and Director of the Northern New England and Mass/R.I. High School Division camps. A veteran editor/writer of 40 years in the print and digital mediums, he has edited and produced original content and coordinated production for local and global publications and websites. He holds degrees from Merrimack College and Boston University and won multiple industry awards 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 a 2017 Newburyport High School Wall of Fame inductee. He resides with his family in Portsmouth, NH. Email him at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @kdoyle40
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