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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 …

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 …

High school stars of the day

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Matt Giroux, Concord boys’ basketball, game high 30 points in loss Kaylee Montminy, Pembroke girls’ basketball, 17 points in win Brie Sullivan, Kearsarge girls’ basketball, 10 points, 14 rebounds in win Christian Serrano, Winnisquam boys’ basketball, 26 points, 7 assists, 4 rebounds and reached 1,000 points in 79-57 …

High schools: Stifling defense carries Bow girls’ basketball past Mascoma

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Offense hasn’t come easy for the Bow girls’ basketball team. Defense has been a different story, and the No. 13 Falcons told that story in their Division III first round tournament game last night against No. 20 Mascoma. …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Youth hockey The Brine Team Sports Concord Capitals Mite travel team tied the West River Royals, 3-3, on Sunday. Colin Ala, Dawson Fancher and Tyler Fennelly scored with assists from Chili Cabot, Ala (two) and Fancher. Garrett Bishop and Liam Cripps played well between the pipes. Youth basketball …

High schools: Brady-Trinity girls’ hockey team has eyes on a home quarterfinal

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A playoff berth – the team’s second straight in its three-year existence – is already secure, so next on the agenda is a first-ever home playoff game. The Bishop Brady-Trinity girls’ hockey team came into the final week …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Girls’ basketball Division III first round No. 20 Mascoma (5-13) at No. 13 Bow (9-9), 7 p.m. Head to head: Bow had its way with Mascoma, 50-22, in early January. Notes: It’s been an up-and-down season for the young Falcons (just one senior on the team). At their …

High school Stars of the Day

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Ann Margaret Discisio, Bishop Brady/Trinity girls’ hockey, 3 goals, 2 assists in 6-2 win Henry Yianakopolos, Hopkinton boys’ basketball, 18 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 10 steals in win Mac Struthers, Coe-Brown boys’ basketball, 12 points, 10 rebounds in loss …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Hockey state champions The Eastern Bank Concord Capital Squirt 1s (pictured) won the NH Tier 1 state championship after defeating the Manchester Flames in the state finals. The Capitals went undefeated in the regular season and continued that …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, February 23, 2015

Basketball champs The Bow 2 7th/8th-grade girls narrowly defeated Weare to win the Merrimack Basketball Division 1 championship. Both teams played exceptionally well. All Bow girls contributed to the win. Members of the championship team (pictured above) are: …

High schools: Kearsarge pours on the offense in hockey win over Laconia-Winnisquam

Monday, February 23, 2015

BOYS’ HOCKEY Kearsarge 7, Laconia-Winnisquam 1 Key players: Kearsarge – Cody Rowe (19 saves), Caleb Cochran (2 goals), Jakob Arnold (goal, assist), Tristan Rowe (2 assists); Laconia-Winnisquam – Brayden Harriman (saved 48 of 52 shots through two periods), Nick Snyder (scored shorthanded 5-on-3) Highlights/key moments: Elliot Tucker’s unassisted …