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New Hampshire D3 Top 8: #1 Kennett, #2 JSH to meet in regular-season finale

New Hampshire D3 Top 8

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*Overall records in parentheses

A straightforward week with nary an upset means the HNIB New Hampshire D3 Top 8 remains unchanged.

No. 1 Kennett (16-1-1) took care of a bit of pressing mid-week business, shutting out Berlin/Gorham, 4-0, to avenge its only loss. The Eagles also handled Laconia/Winnisquam, 12-1, and No. 7 Somersworth/Coe-Brown, 5-2, in a three-win week. They head to Sanborn Monday then close at home against No. 6 Pembroke-Campbell Wednesday and John Stark/Hopkinton Saturday.

No. 2 John Stark/Hopkinton survived a scare from Kearsage/Plymouth, prevailing, 8-6. JSH has home dates with LW Tuesday and SCB Wednesday before that key closing visit to Kennett.

No. 3 Berlin/Gorham (11-5-1) rolled past Sanborn, 7-0, before falling to Kennett. The Mountaineers host No. 8 Moultonborough/Inter-Lakes Wednesday and close things out with a Saturday trip to SCB.

No. 4 Belmont/Gilford bounced back from a lopsided loss to D2 Goffstown to outscore Moultonborough/Inter-Lakes and Kearsage/Plymouth by a combined 17-4 in two wins. They host D2 Merrimack Wednesday and close at LW Saturday.

No. 5 Monadnock had little trouble in wins against Hollis-Brookline/Derryfield, 8-2, and Pembroke-Campbell, 3-0. They wrap things up with a trip to KP Wednesday and a home date with Sanborn 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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