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Merrimack Valley senior Cole Remillard jumps up for a shot during Monday's game at Merrimack Valley High School in Concord.  (Alan MacRae/for the Monitor)

High schools: Merrimack Valley stays up in standings with win over Kingswood

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

With the regular season coming to a close at the end of the week, the Merrimack Valley boys’ basketball team is looking towards the playoffs. The Pride (13-4) guaranteed itself a top six seed in the Division II tournament with a 81-58 victory over Kingswood (0-17). The winless Knights kept it close early on with MV leading 23-15 after the …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Youth basketball champs The 7/8 grade division 1 boys’ Concord Boy’s & Girl’s Club team (above) defeated the Bow Wildcats, 48-37, to capture the Bow Athletic Club Tournament Championship. Concord was led by MVP Eric Sullivan (13 points, 11 rebounds, five steals) and Janvier Ahishakiye (10 points). Sullivan and Ahishakiye were both named …

Voters approve Andover School District’s $4.7 million budget, study to look at transportation costs

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Student transportation costs are going up in the Andover School District, and voters want to look at the district’s options. After unanimously approving a $4.7 million operating budget at last night’s district meeting, voters green-lighted spending up to $10,000 for a district transportation study. The overall budget is up $19,912, or 0.42 percent, …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Friday, February 27, 2015

Girls’ basketball Division IV quarterfinals No. 6 Pittsfield (14-5) at No. 3 Groveton (16-3), 7 p.m. Previous tournament games: Pittsfield ousted No. 11 Concord Christian, 37-23. Groveton bested No. 14 Wilton-Lyndeborough, 61-43. Head to head: The teams did not meet during the regular season. Notes: For the third …

High school Stars of the Day

Friday, February 27, 2015

Chayleigh Cadarette, Belmont girls’ basketball, 12 points, 15 rebounds Zach Mattos, Kearsarge boys’ basketball, 23 points, 13 rebounds, 3 blocks Trent Noordsij, Kearsarge boys’ basketball, 21 points, 8 assists, 7 rebounds Mike Legare, Hillsboro-Deering boys’ basketball, 28 points Joey Kulbacki, Hillsboro-Deering boys’ basketball, 20 points …

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, February 27, 2015

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (Last week’s rank) 1. COE-BROWN GIRLS’ TRACK (6) scored in 10 of 13 events to win its third straight Division II championship. 2. CONCORD GIRLS’ X-C SKIING (1) could have split into two teams and finished 1-2 at the D-I championships. 3. BISHOP …

High schools: Belmont girls bow out of D-III tourney when furious comeback bid falls short

Friday, February 27, 2015

Down 15 points to Somersworth with just over five minutes to play in last night’s Division III second round girls’ basketball game, the panic button stayed hidden behind the Belmont bench. Instead, Red Raiders Coach Mark Dawalga tried to rally his 10th-seeded team – the same squad that …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, February 27, 2015

Bruschi coming to Concord Jeremy Woodward, owner of Jeremy’s Bootcamp, announced a meet-and-greet with former New England Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi. The event will take place March 16 at 6 p.m. The event is a fundraiser and all proceeds will be directed to the American Stroke Association. Tickets …

Proposed Andover School District budget up 0.53 percent

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Andover School District has proposed a $4.7 million operating budget for next year. The budget is up $25,000 – or 0.53 percent – over the current year budget. Taxpayers would be responsible for raising 72 percent of the budget. The district’s annual meeting is scheduled for Monday …

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 …

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 …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Youth hockey champs The Henniker Huskies Gap Mountain Drilling Squirt 1 team (pictured above) won the Tier 4 state championship in Berlin over the weekend. It was a hard-fought playoff weekend, with the Huskies beating Rochester in the …