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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 …

Division II swimming highlights

Saturday, February 14, 2015

TEAM SCORES Girls Champion: Oyster River 271 Runner-up: St. Thomas 135 Area teams 8. Bow 65 9. Coe-Brown 53 21. John Stark 11 Boys Champion: Oyster River 242 Runner-up: Hanover 151 Area teams 12. Coe-Brown 22 17. Bishop Brady 3 Top area swimmers Emelia Cronshaw, Coe-Brown, second in …

High schools: Winnisquam prepares for D-III meet with win at Cavalier Duals

Saturday, February 14, 2015

With one week to go before the Division III state tournament, three local wrestling teams competed in the nine-team Hollis-Brookline Cavalier Duals tournament, a series of dual meets matching schools against opponents they hadn’t faced during the regular dual meet season. Winnisquam took advantage of that opportunity, defeating …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, February 14, 2015

JV result The Concord High JV wrestling team finished second at the JV State Tournament. Jay Davis (120), Josh Ames (145) and Levi Lakin (285) were champions in their respective divisions. Liddon Ling (126), Ben Bougery (132), Jayln Stone (170) and Jon Weinberg (182) finished the runner-up. Ian …

High schools: Coe-Brown boys’ basketball team gets back on track with tough win over MV

Saturday, February 14, 2015

After falling in overtime to Hanover on Tuesday and a tough four-point loss against Milford on Thursday, the Coe-Brown boys’ basketball team was hungry for a win when it travelled to Merrimack Valley last night. The Bears found …

High school Stars of the Day

Saturday, February 14, 2015

James McCluskey, Hopkinton skiing, wins ski jumping championship to secure skimeister title Dana Bean, Franklin boys’ basketball, 19 points, 20 rebounds in 47-42 win Adam Nelson, Bow boys’ basketball, 23 points, 6 assists, 7 3-pointers in 57-37 win Brooke Vien, Pittsfield girls’ basketball, 12 points and go-ahead bucket …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Golden Gloves boxing champ Gerard Rhude of Hill defeated his opponent in round 1 of the finals to win the men’s 165-pound Open Class Championship, and his second Golden Gloves title, at the NNE Golden Gloves, a three-week …

D-IV Nordic ski championships: Hopkinton boys edged by Inter-Lakes, while girls see title streak end at 10

Friday, February 13, 2015

The Division IV Nordic championships were only half over, but Hopkinton Coach Rob Nadeau was already getting a sinking feeling. The Hopkinton boys – winners of nine of the past 11 titles – were coming off the course …

High school Stars of the Day

Friday, February 13, 2015

Jenny Schlim, Coe-Brown girls’ basketball, 17 points in 53-41 win over Milford Abby Ahern, Coe-Brown girls’ basketball, 12 2nd half points (12 total) in 53-41 win Caleb Drouin, Belmont-Gilford boys’ hockey, 3 goals 2 assists in 6-2 win Andrew D’Amour, Belmont-Gilford boys’ hockey, goal, 3 assists in 6-2 …

High schools: Coe-Brown girls’ basketball team wins battle of unbeatens

Friday, February 13, 2015

It was the kind of battle you would expect between two undefeated teams fighting for the top seed in the Division II girls’ basketball standings, complete with lots of fouls, physical and aggressive play, and talented starters. But it was depth that made the difference between Coe-Brown and …

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, February 13, 2015

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (Last week’s rank) 1. CONCORD GIRLS’ X-C SKIING (1) The Crimson Tide overwhelmed the field for a seventh straight D-I crown. 2. BISHOP BRADY BOYS’ ALPINE SKIING (NR) The Green Giants capped an undefeated season with a second straight D-III title. 3. CONCORD …