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Community briefs for April 2, 2015

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

FRANKLIN Book grants Paul Smith School was one of four New Hampshire schools to receive a $25,000 book grant from the Children’s Literacy Foundation. The CLiF Year of the Book sponsorship supplements literacy curricula at schools with high percentages of students scoring below state standards on reading and writing tests and high percentages of students who qualify for free or reduced lunch. Over the course of the year, students select …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Hockey champs The Eastern Bank Concord Capitals Squirt 1s (pictured) won the New England Region Squirt Tier 1 hockey championship. The Capitals went undefeated in the tournament, beating the Boston Stars, the Green Mountain Glades and the Waltham Express twice. The Capitals defeated the Connecticut Wolfpack, 7-1, in the final. The Concord players …

artists display work at Local businesses

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A rea artists will be displaying their work at businesses across the region. Above : Rachel Paul of Henniker, Paul Ducret of Manchester, Nancy Jarvis of Concord, Mary Crump of Concord, Therese DesRosiers of Manchester, Howard Muscott of Amherst, Linda Feinberg of Manchester and Judy Gelinas of Manchester were selected as March artists …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Bow High sports Bow High School athletes and families are invited to the Winter Athletic Awards Night Tuesday starting at 7 p.m. Spring sports registrations are now open. Register online atfamilyid.com. Registrations will close March 23 at noon. Franklin road race The Franklin Animal Shelter is holding its …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Girls’ hockey Division I championship At Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester No. 3 Bishop Brady-Trinity (14-6-0) vs. No. 1 Hanover (17-1-1), 10 a.m. Previous tournament games: Bishop Brady-Trinity edged rival Concord, the No. 6 seed, 2-1, and overcame No. 2 Berlin-Gorham, 4-2. Hanover ousted No. 5 Lebanon, 5-1, after …

People for March 16, 2015

Friday, March 13, 2015

CONTOOCOOK Katherine Irwin was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Merrimack College in North Andover, Mass. Lucas Arruda was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Boston University. Hannah Needleman was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at …

Coe-Brown girls’ basketball team stays perfect in advancing to D-II championship

Friday, March 13, 2015

MANCHESTER – When the buzzer sounded on their 39-32 Division II girls’ basketball semifinal win last night, the Bears hardly flinched. There was no screaming or hugging for top-seeded Coe-Brown after it beat No. 5 Pembroke Academy, just …

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, March 13, 2015

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (Last week’s rank) 1. COE-BROWN GIRLS’ HOOP (4) will look to cap an undefeated season in tomorrow’s Division II championship game. 2. BELMONT-GILFORD BOYS’ HOCKEY (5) is the top seed and favorite in tomorrow’s D-III final against No. 2 Berlin-Gorham. 3. COE-BROWN GIRLS’ …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, March 13, 2015

YMCA family night The Concord Family YMCA will be hosting Fun Family Friday March 20 from 5:15-7:30 p.m. Cost is $5 per family with a dinner followed by gym games, pool activities and the climbing wall. Sign up at the front desk by noon Thursday . You don’t …

John Stark-Hopkinton hockey team’s valiant comeback goes for naught

Thursday, March 12, 2015

A third consecutive trip to the Division III boys’ hockey final wasn’t in the cards for No. 2 John Stark-Hopkinton last night. Not that the Generals didn’t make it close, or exciting, or memorable in their 6-5 semifinal …

D’Amour won’t be denied, sends Belmont-Gilford hockey to D-III title game

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Andrew D’Amour lay in a heap by the boards, hands clasped tightly around his knee. For a short while, it looked like the Belmont-Gilford hockey team would have to survive its deadlocked semifinal with Kennett – and maybe …

Nelson’s saves, Orcutt’s goal send Concord into title game with 2OT win

Thursday, March 12, 2015

MANCHESTER – Instant classic. There aren’t enough superlatives to describe last night’s Division I hockey semifinal between No. 3 Concord and No. 2 Pinkerton. Two overtimes. A goalie playing on another planet. Pinged posts. Near misses. And finally …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Thursday, March 12, 2015

High school tournaments today Girls’ basketball Division II semifinals At Southern NH Univ. No. 5 Pembroke (15-5) vs. No. 1 Coe-Brown (20-0), 8 p.m. Previous tournament games: Pembroke topped No. 12 Windham, 58-38, and No. 13 St. Thomas, 56-40. Coe-Brown ousted No. 16 Hollis-Brookline, 58-40, and No. 9 …