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High school Stars of the Day

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Thomas Bengtson, Concord boys’ basketball, 32 points in 80-73 overtime loss Bruce Barton, Merrimack Valley boys’ basketball, 18 points, 10 rebounds in 58-57 win Joey Kulbacki, H-D boys’ basketball, 26 points in 75-63 loss Maddy Ishak, John Stark girls’ swimming, won 100 fly and 200 IM Melissa Mallahan, Bishop Brady girls’ basketball, 9 points, 14 rebounds in 49-45 win Sarah …

High schools: Off night offensively dooms Concord Christian girls

Saturday, January 31, 2015

It’s been a turnaround season for the Concord Christian girls’ basketball team, but even in the best of seasons there are still some bumps in the road. Entering last night’s game on a four-game winning streak, the Lady Kingsmen (7-3) were finally brought down by visiting Wilton-Lyndeborough, 34-20. Defense has been the strength …

Merrimack Valley boys, Bishop Brady girls notch close wins over rivals

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Kevin O’Brien and his Merrimack Valley boys’ basketball team walked off the New Hampshire Technical Institute court in December, losers by 13 to Bishop Brady in the Capital Area Holiday Tournament and sure of two things going forward. There would be a rematch. And it could not be played the same way as the first time. “We weren’t interested in trading baskets,” O’Brien, …

Shelter opens for the day to house homeless during storm

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Anthony Shinholster took the early bus from Manchester to Concord yesterday to shovel snow outside Steeplegate Mall. But after trudging up Loudon Road through the snow and piercing wind, the 37-year-old learned that, like most everything else, that …

Despite the cold, enough businesses stayed open for some coffee, pizza, and a hot lunch

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Snow plows crowded the parking lot of the Windmill Restaurant, one of the few eateries still open and serving drivers who were looking for lunch in the teeth of the storm. “We never close. Only on Christmas Day,” …

The Insiders: Dance like nobody’s watching, even though other people at Let’s Dance will be

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Our knowledge of the dancing world is admittedly limited, and not just because we have two left feet (between the two of us, we mean). We hear things like Merengue and Paso Doble and think one of them is a pie and the other is movie villain. Turns …

Coastal storm fails to pack a wallop in Concord

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The supposed blizzard of historic proportions didn’t live up to the hype in Concord yesterday, but most residents heeded warnings and stayed off the roads anyway. A National Weather Service meteorologist reported the capital city would have 10 …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Tilton School results Terance Mann’s layup in the final seconds gave the Tilton School boys’ basketball team a 69-67 victory over Proctor. The Rams trailed by seven points with less than four minutes to play before rallying to tie the game with eight seconds left. Mann finished with …

Letter: Don’t forget the arts!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Again, a Capitol Center for the Arts performance – “Pete Seeger; The Storm King” – is not noted in the Arts and Entertainment section of Thursday’s Monitor. Last week, I looked for an article on “A Centennial Salute to ‘Old Blue Eyes’ Frank Sinatra.” Nothing! Not even a …

Letter: Numbers don’t lie

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Deflategate is full of hot air. The score at halftime was Patriots 14, Colts 7. It has been reported that halftime the NFL tested and inflated the balls to proper pressure. The score at the end of the game? Pats 45, Colts 7. If anything, the Pats were …

High schools: Seven goals in first seven minutes has John Stark-Hopkinton hockey flying

Monday, January 26, 2015

First vs. worst. Undefeated vs. winless. Last night’s boys’ hockey game between John Stark-Hopkinton and Manchester West was bound to be lopsided, but few would have predicted this. The Generals scored seven goals in the first seven minutes …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, January 26, 2015

Freshman basketball The Pembroke boys’ freshman reserve basketball team fell at home to Merrimack Valley, 42-31. The Spartans were led by Christan Hanna, who scored nine points, and Alex Pratt and Brandon Despres, who played well defensively, combining for 10 rebounds. Middle school results The Hopkinton Middle School …

High school Stars of the Day

Monday, January 26, 2015

Dan Medvetz, John Stark-Hopkinton boys’ hockey, first varsity goal in 12-4 win Nolan Quinn, John Stark-Hopkinton boys’ hockey, first varsity goal in 12-4 win Mayson Kimball, Merrimack Valley girls’ basketball, 25 points, 16 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals in win Lily Rivera, Concord Christian girls’ basketball, 21 points …