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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 …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Girls’ basketball Division I first round No. 16 Concord (3-15) at No. 1 Bedford (16-2), 7 p.m. Head to head: Bedford topped Concord, 53-25, in the season opener. Notes: Concord knows it’s got quite a challenge on its hands, taking on a team that’s lost just two regular-season games the last two seasons. In the early-season meeting, Concord stayed within striking distance through …

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 …

Bishop Brady’s Brendan Johnson reaches 1,000 career points in Giants’ victory

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Needing just 10 points to reach 1,000 for his career, Bishop Brady senior Brendan Johnson did it in style, hitting a step-back 3-pointer at the halftime buzzer, giving his team a 37-27 lead at the break against Goffstown …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, February 28, 2015

JV results The Merrimack Valley JV girls’ basketball team won in overtime, 39-36 over Milford. Camryn Burr had 14 points, seven rebounds and eight steals, while Shatara Stetson and Kaitlin Kozat added key rebounds in overtime for MV, which finished at 12-3. ∎ The Coe-Brown boys’ JV basketball team …

Merrimack Valley School District has proposed budget decrease

Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Merrimack Valley School District has proposed a $38.9 million operating budget for next year. The budget is down $391,010, or 1 percent, and includes no new programs or positions. The district’s annual meeting is scheduled for Thursday at 7 p.m. at Merrimack Valley High School in Penacook. …

Concord native writes dystopian novel

Friday, February 27, 2015

It’s a classic tale: Boy meets girl. Boy and girl fall in love. Boy and girl can’t be together because their love is forbidden by a government that has betrothed them to other people and will banish them …

Seniors roll strikes

Friday, February 27, 2015

D eane Mae Rangnow, Aurea Laliberte, Beverly Gilman, Francine Pinkos and Evelyn Ide make up the Presidential Players Wii bowling team for Presidential Oaks Retirement Living. National Senior League arranges, scores and tracks the matches as teams compete …

Announcements: Last chance for discount to Strengthening Families Summit

Friday, February 27, 2015

CONCORD Early-bird deadline Discounted tickets of $75 are available until March 1 for the Strengthening Families Summit on March 30 at the Grappone Conference Center. The conference highlights one of the five protective factors of the Strengthening Families Framework, an evidence-based framework that prevents child abuse and neglect …

Letter: A misleading photo

Friday, February 27, 2015

Good heavens! Where on earth did you get the terrible photo that accompanied your vaccine article in the printed version of the Monitor (Sunday Monitor front page, Feb. 22)? How frightening it must have been to parents and children. No clinician in the country would aim a needle …

Girls’ program hitting its stride for Concord Youth Hockey

Friday, February 27, 2015

It is a drill designed to improve their skating, but for the players on the Concord Youth Hockey Association’s U10 girls’ team, it is known simply as Pac-Man. At a recent Monday evening practice at Everett Arena, the …

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 …