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Concord's Jared Grondin (9) slams Bedford's Chase Vaillancourt (22) into the boards during Saturday's 1-0 overtime loss to Bedford at Everett Arena in Concord on Feb. 6, 2016.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

High schools: Scoreless through regulation, Concord boys’ hockey falls to Bedford in OT

Sunday, February 7, 2016

As Concord’s Ben Nelson and Bedford’s Eric Voloshin skated toward their benches during a timeout in overtime, the two goalies bumped blockers, a sign of respect between the players who were fully aware of the pressure the other was thriving under. It was that kind of game between two of Division I hockey’s three heavyweights. Concord, which came in atop the state standings at 9-0-0, was in the midst of shutting down a Bedford offense that was averaging 6.2 goals per game. For their part, the Bulldogs, who’d suffered only a 2-1 loss to Exeter in 10 games, were threatening to hand the Tide their …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Indoor track & field Division I championships At Dartmouth College’s Leverone Field House, 3:30 p.m. Order of events: Shot put, high jump, long jump, 4x800 relay (girls/boys), 55 hurdle trials (boys/girls), 55 dash trials (boys/girls); finals (girls/boys) for 3,000, 55 hurdles, 55 dash, 1,000, 600, 300, 1,500, 4x400 relay, 4x200 relay Area male qualifiers (with top-six seeds): Concord – Angel Feliz (1st 55, …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, February 7, 2016

JV result The Concord JV wrestling team competed in the Franklin Twin River Classic, finishing in third place. Sean McCready (160 pounds) finished first in his division, while Ian Schafer (170), Will Woods (195) and Dustin Kay placed third. Dakota Cooper (132) and Isaac Habimana (145) finished in fourth. Youth results The Angelina’s Restaurant Concord Capitals Bantam 1 defeated Newburyport, 3-2, in Valley …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

JV results The Hillsboro-Deering JV basketball team lost to Fall Mountain, 61-38. Kyle Brown (13 points) and Logan Putnam (6 points, 5 steals) led the HIllcats. ∎  The Concord High School girls’ JV basketball team defeated Manchester Central, 40-30. Ashley Kelley (13 points), Caitlyn Kelley (11 points, 7 …

High schools: With something to prove, Kearsarge stops Hopkinton, 53-34

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The memory of their overtime meeting 3½ weeks ago was still fresh on the minds of the Hopkinton and Kearsarge boys’ basketball teams. How each handled it decided the rematch. “The boys were really dialed in and focused. …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Middle school results The Hopkinton Middle School boys’ basketball team avenged an earlier loss to Lebanon with a 26-19 win. Colby Quiet was 4-for-4 from the foul line down the stretch. Evan Jacobsen made a couple of nice post moves to give Hopkinton a boost, and Kevin Newton …

A look at the top of the Division III boys’ basketball standings

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

TOP OF D-III W L Pt-Rtg Winnisquam 11 0 4.0000 Pelham 9 1 3.7000 Conant 10 1 3.6364 Kearsarge 9 2 3.3636 Hopkinton 9 2 3.2727 Gilford 8 3 2.9091 Inter-Lakes 8 3 2.9091 * Winnisquam plays at Pelham tonight at 6:30 …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, January 31, 2016

JV result The Bishop Brady JV girls’ basketball team defeated Merrimack Valley, 37-29. Brady was led offensively by Emily Tremblay (15 points), Jackie Hill (seven points, nine steals) and Emma Bradley (six points, nine rebounds). Aniecia Vargas and Emily St. Arnaud each scored four points and played well …

High schools: Times go down in final meet before indoor track championships

Sunday, January 31, 2016

In their last meet before this coming Sunday’s divisional championships, area athletes took to the indoor track at the University of New Hampshire to try to reach the qualifying standard or to better their seed, and several came home with impressive performances. Kathleen Collins and River Groves both …

Wrestling trio take titles for Tide at Capital City Classic

Sunday, January 31, 2016

After Concord’s George Tarwo lost to James Sauro from Bishop Hendricken of Rhode Island in overtime of the 182-pound final at last year’s Capital City Classic, the two wrestlers had a talk. “He told me he’d be back,” …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Middle school The Hopkinton Middle School Nordic team raced at Gunstock this past week. Leading the girls’ team were Lily Sabol, Emma Rothe, Lillian Eckberg and Izzy Holmes. The boys’ team was led by Theodore Mollano, Nolan Sauer, Hayden Lynch and Preston Hall. Youth basketball The Bow 2 …

High schools: Complete game nets Concord hockey 4-0 win for 8-0-0 start

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Dunc Walsh has been waiting for this type of game most of the season. Sure, his Concord High boys’ hockey team came rolling in as the top team in Division I, but rarely had it played a complete game. The Tide had played well enough to beat the …

High schools: H-D girls come close, but still searching for first win

Saturday, January 30, 2016

They held Stevens to 23 points, the lowest total for any opponent this season. They were in the game until the end, losing by nine points, the closest they’ve been this year. But when they found themselves within …