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A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Cap City hoop academy Cap City Basketball Academy will hold a five-week skills and drills clinic beginning today for children of all skill levels from kindergarten to grade 12. The clinics will be held at Bishop Brady High on consecutive Sundays with the exception of Easter weekend, when they’ll be held on Saturday (April 4). Skill levels are: Little ballers (K-inexperienced 3rd-graders) from 9:30-10:50 a.m.; Junior ballers (experienced 3rd-graders-4th grade) …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Cap City hoop academy Cap City Basketball Academy will hold a five-week skills and drills clinic beginning tomorrow for children of all skill levels from kindergarten to grade 12. The clinics will be held at Bishop Brady High on consecutive Sundays with the exception of Easter weekend, when they’ll be held on Saturday (April 4). Skill levels are: Little ballers (K-inexperienced 3rd-graders) from …

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, March 27, 2015

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (Last week’s rank) 1. CONCORD GIRLS’ X-C SKIING (6) beat all comers at the NH Series Coaches Races and dominated its sport like no other team. 2. COE-BROWN GIRLS’ BASKETBALL (1) lived up to the preseason hype with a 22-0 record and a Division II championship. 3. BISHOP BRADY BOYS’ ALPINE SKIING (5) didn’t lose a race in …

D’Amour won’t be denied, sends Belmont-Gilford hockey to D-III title game

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Andrew D’Amour lay in a heap by the boards, hands clasped tightly around his knee. For a short while, it looked like the Belmont-Gilford hockey team would have to survive its deadlocked semifinal with Kennett – and maybe …

Nelson’s saves, Orcutt’s goal send Concord into title game with 2OT win

Thursday, March 12, 2015

MANCHESTER – Instant classic. There aren’t enough superlatives to describe last night’s Division I hockey semifinal between No. 3 Concord and No. 2 Pinkerton. Two overtimes. A goalie playing on another planet. Pinged posts. Near misses. And finally …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Thursday, March 12, 2015

High school tournaments today Girls’ basketball Division II semifinals At Southern NH Univ. No. 5 Pembroke (15-5) vs. No. 1 Coe-Brown (20-0), 8 p.m. Previous tournament games: Pembroke topped No. 12 Windham, 58-38, and No. 13 St. Thomas, 56-40. Coe-Brown ousted No. 16 Hollis-Brookline, 58-40, and No. 9 …

Division III boys’ hockey tournament

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Semifinals Yesterday No. 3 Berlin-Gorham 6, No. 2 John Stark-Hopkinton 5, OT No. 1 Belmont-Gilford 3, No. 4 Kennett 2 Final Saturday At Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester No. 3 Berlin-Gorham vs. No. 1 Belmont-Gilford, 12:15 …

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Twin State Baseball Classic After an 11-year hiatus, the Twin State Baseball Classic, featuring many of the top high school seniors from Vermont and New Hampshire, will return to the diamond. Originally held from 1983 to 2004, the renewal of Twin State Baseball Classic will take place at …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Boys’ hockey Division I semifinals At JFK Coliseum, Manchester No. 3 Concord (14-4-1) vs. No. 2 Pinkerton (14-3-2), 5:30 p.m. Previous tournament games: Concord edged No. 6 St. Thomas, 2-1. Pinkerton escaped No. 7 Exeter, 2-1 in overtime. Head to head: Pinkerton beat the Tide, 3-0, in early …

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Basketball champions The Blue Knights Christa McAuliffe No. 2 team defeated Broken Ground No. 2, 25-19, to win the Concord Recreation 5th- and 6th-grade boys’ basketball championship. Pictured: front row (l-r), Tanner Reale, Rafe Pollack, David Bean, Will …

D-II boys’ basketball: MV tastes tournament victory for first time in 13 years

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

It has been 4,758 days. The last time the Merrimack Valley boys’ basketball team won a playoff game was on Feb. 28, 2002. Kevin O’Brien, the Pride’s current head coach who is in his second year back coaching …

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Seacoast United College Showcase The Seacoast Express United U18 Girls competed in the Seacoast United College Showcase this past weekend and finished as the finalist in their U18 group. Seacoast Express beat the first two teams from Massachusetts and Connecticut at SNHU to advance to the final at …

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Monday, March 9, 2015

Youth basketball In the Concord Parks and Recreation 5th/6th boys’ basketball championship game, the Blue Knights Christa McAuliffe-2 team defeated the Black Broken Ground-2 team, 25-19. Tanner Reale led the winners with nine points, David Bean had six points and Colby Gourley played excellent and added three points. …