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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 …

Indoor track championships: Coe-Brown girls win third straight D-II title, while MV finish runner-up

Sunday, February 22, 2015

DURHAM – The indoor track and field championships finally took place yesterday after being postponed two times due to snow, but for those who handled the modified training schedules and a change in venue, it was worth the …

High schools: Hopkinton’s Nadeau sweeps at Nordic Meet of Champions

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Hopkinton’s Sarah Nadeau left little doubt who’s fastest on snow. The Hawks junior won both the classic and freestyle races at yesterday’s Nordic skiing Meet of Champions at Bretton Woods. Nadeau won the classic race in 34:08.5, besting runner-up Mary Kretchmer of Kingswood by 19 seconds. In the …

High school indoor track All-State teams

Sunday, February 22, 2015

DIVISION I ALL-STATE Boys Noah Bellomo, Alvirne Isiah Bolden, Dover Justin Carbone, Exeter Angel Feliz, Concord Ryan Hanley, Winnacunnet Zakari Jenkins, Nashua North Starlin Ortiz, Londonderry Evan Paterson, Nashua South Jeff Reddy, Pinkerton Matt Robinson, Pinkerton Christian Seaver, Dover TJ Urbanik, Pinkerton Blake Williams, Merrimack Ryan Wittenberg, Dover …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Basketball champs The Bow girls won the MBL 5/6 Division 2 basketball championship over Hillsboro. The offense was led by AnnMarie Penney (12 points, eight rebounds), Ally Boone (eight points, three steals) and Katelin Howe (six points, two …

D-II indoor track winners

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Coe-Brown Ariel Clachar (long jump), 4x800 relay Merrimack Valley Kristie Schoffield (600, 3,000), Meredith Ramsey (300), 4x160 relay, 4x400 relay Kearsarge Zach Astle, shot put …

Town Crier for Feb. 22, 2015

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Allenstown Film broaches topic of hard end-of-life discussions ∎ The Suncook Senior Center will present the Concord Regional VNA to view Consider the Conversation: A Documentary on a Taboo Subject on Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. This thoughtful film explores what people are thinking about their lives and …

Chicken farmer’s plans, spurned in Dunbarton, receive warmer welcome in Boscawen

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Tom Giovagnoli might have found a home for his proposed 27,000-square-foot barn and organic egg-laying farm. Giovagnoli, whose plans in Dunbarton were met with scorn from neighbors and ultimately rejected, is eyeing a rural 200-acre lot in Boscawen, …

High schools: Kearsarge girls find offense in fourth to rally past Mascoma

Saturday, February 21, 2015

They couldn’t buy a basket in the first three quarters and had just 21 points going into the fourth. But the Kearsarge girls remained confident in themselves and their offense, and that confidence paid off in the end. …

High school Stars of the Day

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Devi Kraushaar, Kearsarge girls’ basketball, 16 points, 10 rebounds in 41-35 win Drew McQuarrie, John Stark boys’ basketball, 22 points, 14 rebounds in 57-45 loss Maddie Clark, Hopkinton girls’ basketball, 16 points in 32-31 win Dominic Timbas, Pembroke boys’ basketball, 21 points, 8 rebounds in 45-43 win Brooke …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Merrimack hoops league champs The Bow 1 boys’ basketball team (pictured) was crowned Merrimack Basketball League high school division champions. Bow defeated New Boston 2 in the semifinals, 51-42, and Concord Boys and Girls Club in the final, …