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Boscawen Selectman candidate Mark Varney replaces the campaign sign in front of his house with a new sturdier sign on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. Varney screwed the signs into large wooden stakes to better withstand plowing.

(CAMERON JOHNSON / Monitor staff)

Election Day nearing, local candidates can’t wait for snow to melt to post signs

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Campaign signs are one of the few ways a candidate can boost name recognition in local elections. So making sure those signs aren’t blanketed in snow or plowed into a snowbank is important. This is what led Mark Varney, a candidate for the Boscawen Board of Selectmen, to attach his new campaign signs to wooden stakes. He had held off …

High schools: Bishop Brady girls undefeated at home to wrap up No. 3 seed

Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Bishop Brady girls’ basketball team has a simple mantra: “Defend the home court.” For the third straight season, the Green Giants (16-2) accomplished that mission, wrapping up yet another undefeated regular-season home record with last night’s 55-49 victory over Goffstown (13-5). The win also avenged a 43-31 loss Brady suffered on the …

High school Stars of the Day

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Brendan Johnson, Brady boys basketball, 1,000th career point in 80-73 win Cassidy Emerson, Concord girls’ basketball, 22 points, 4 steals in win Jourdain Bell, Brady boys’ basketball, 30 points, 6 assists Shannon Drouin, Brady girls’ basketball, 8 4th quarter points in 55-49 win Cassidy Huckins, MV girls’ basketball, 19 points in 52-30 win Katie Steeves, Pittsfield girls’ basketball, 16 points, 10 rebounds in …

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 …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Youth hockey champs The Henniker Huskies Gap Mountain Drilling Squirt 1 team (pictured above) won the Tier 4 state championship in Berlin over the weekend. It was a hard-fought playoff weekend, with the Huskies beating Rochester in the …

High school stars of the day

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Matt Giroux, Concord boys’ basketball, game high 30 points in loss Kaylee Montminy, Pembroke girls’ basketball, 17 points in win Brie Sullivan, Kearsarge girls’ basketball, 10 points, 14 rebounds in win Christian Serrano, Winnisquam boys’ basketball, 26 points, 7 assists, 4 rebounds and reached 1,000 points in 79-57 …

High schools: Stifling defense carries Bow girls’ basketball past Mascoma

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Offense hasn’t come easy for the Bow girls’ basketball team. Defense has been a different story, and the No. 13 Falcons told that story in their Division III first round tournament game last night against No. 20 Mascoma. …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Youth hockey The Brine Team Sports Concord Capitals Mite travel team tied the West River Royals, 3-3, on Sunday. Colin Ala, Dawson Fancher and Tyler Fennelly scored with assists from Chili Cabot, Ala (two) and Fancher. Garrett Bishop and Liam Cripps played well between the pipes. Youth basketball …

PHOTOS: School vacation helps get kids outside

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The winter vacation for area schools provided all kinds of activities and heavy snowfall helped with sledding on the area hills including in front of the Loudon Congregational Church. …

High schools: Brady-Trinity girls’ hockey team has eyes on a home quarterfinal

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A playoff berth – the team’s second straight in its three-year existence – is already secure, so next on the agenda is a first-ever home playoff game. The Bishop Brady-Trinity girls’ hockey team came into the final week …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Girls’ basketball Division III first round No. 20 Mascoma (5-13) at No. 13 Bow (9-9), 7 p.m. Head to head: Bow had its way with Mascoma, 50-22, in early January. Notes: It’s been an up-and-down season for the young Falcons (just one senior on the team). At their …

High school Stars of the Day

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Ann Margaret Discisio, Bishop Brady/Trinity girls’ hockey, 3 goals, 2 assists in 6-2 win Henry Yianakopolos, Hopkinton boys’ basketball, 18 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 10 steals in win Mac Struthers, Coe-Brown boys’ basketball, 12 points, 10 rebounds in loss …