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Bishop Brady senior Brendan Johnson (11) puts up a scoop shot during Wednesday’s 65-63 loss to Portsmouth at Bishop Brady High School in Concord, Feb. 25, 2015.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

High schools: Brady boys’ basketball team loses to unbeaten Portsmouth in overtime

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Total effort, dueling runs, circus shots and an electric game that wasn’t decided until the last. That’s what everyone – the players, the coaches and the fans and media who packed Bishop Brady’s gym – expected when Portsmouth met Brady last night in showdown between two of Division II’s elite boys’ basketball teams. And that’s exactly what everyone got, plus a little extra. The regulation 32 minutes wasn’t enough, so the Clippers and Green Giants gave everyone a four-minute overtime encore, and the final play matched all the fireworks that came before it as Portsmouth’s Shon Parham hit a floater over Brady center Aaron Svendsen …

High school Stars of the Day

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Ben Nelson, Concord hockey, 16 saves for 4th shutout Brendan Johnson, Bishop Brady boys’ basketball, 32 poionts, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals Nate Alford, Bow basketball, 15 points, 12 rebounds in 72-48 loss Jourdain Bell, Bishop Brady boys’ basketball, 11 points, 8 assists, 7 rebounds, 5 steals …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Girls’ basketball Division III second round No. 16 Kearsarge (8-11) at No. 1 Conant (18-0), 7 p.m. Previous tournament game: Kearsarge stopped No. 17 Prospect Mountain, 62-50. Conant received a bye. Head to head: Conant won at Kearsarge, 55-31, back in December. Notes: Kearsarge hung right with Conant during the first half of their game early this season, but the Orioles went on …

High schools: Defense leads Pittsfield girls’ basketball team to another victory

Friday, February 20, 2015

Pittsfield High girls’ basketball Coach Steve Langevin says “(defense) is what we live by.” For his Panthers, that was certainly true again last night. The Panthers (12-5) held Derryfield (1-17) to four points in the first quarter and …

High school Stars of the Day

Friday, February 20, 2015

Gabby Bartlett, Pittsfield girls’ basketball, career high 6 3s (18 points) in 47-27 win Brooke Vien, Pittsfield girls’ basketball, 17 points, 7 steals, 5 rebounds Amanda Blier, Winnisquam girls’ basketball, 26 points in 48-41 win Lauren Marsh, Franklin girls’ basketball, 17 points, 14 rebounds in 51-40 loss …

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, February 20, 2015

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (Last week’s rank) 1. CONCORD GIRLS’ X-C SKIING (1) won its 7th straight D-I title as Erin Waters won her third straight classic championship race. 2. BISHOP BRADY BOYS’ ALPINE SKIING (2) used its depth to win a second straight D-III title and …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, February 20, 2015

Unified basketball The Concord High Unified basketball team fell short against Merrimack Valley, 35-27. Leading the Tide were Brendan McEwen with five points, and Nicholas Seybold, Drew Nadeau, Thomas Boyce and Connor Reid, who all chipped in four. Taylor Bisson and Maxwell Rand led the defense. JV result …

University of New England Honor Roll

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The following area students were named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine. ALLENSTOWN: Justin Gover ALTON: Anthony Krivitzky, Rebecca Krivitsky, Timothy O’Gara, Ashlee Roy BARNSTEAD: Anthony Frangione BOW: Brooke Marshall, Taylor Vogt BRISTOL: Allison Symonds CANTERBURY: Rebecca …

People for Feb. 20, 2015

Thursday, February 19, 2015

ALLENSTOWN Marissa Vachon was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Assumption College in Worcester, Mass. ANDOVER Shawna Barton received a Who’s Who Among Students award from Colby-Sawyer College. She is a psychology major. BOW Samantha De Maria was named to the dean’s list for …

High schools: Hopkinton girls overwhelm Mascenic, 47-16, with Fall Mountain up next

Thursday, February 19, 2015

It goes in the books as the Hopkinton girls’ basketball team just extending the anguish for unbeaten Mascenic, but the value of the Hawks’ victory last night goes beyond the competition. Hopkinton is hoping to set itself up …

High school Stars of the Day

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Jeremiah Boulter, Concord Christian boys’ basketball, 19 points, including 1,000th of his career Lil Ricker, Concord hockey, 3 goals in 3-2 OT win Colin Kastle, Concord hockey, 2 goals (including tying and winning) in 3-2 win Amandaline Tibbals, Concord hockey, 33 saves in OT win Chris Mead, Bow …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Futsal champs On Monday, Samba Black Futsal, a team out of Concord, defeated Sporting KC, 6-0, in Overland, Kan. to take the U16 boys’ futsal national championship. The team went 2-1 in its qualifying bracket over the weekend, …

High schools: Concord girls follow the plan to an upset victory

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Before every game, Concord girls’ basketball Coach Mike Achilles writes the plan on a board in the team room. But when Achilles walked into the room before last night’s game, there was a surprise waiting for him. “They …