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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 are Ryan Doherty, Ryan Philbrick, Brooks Craigue, …

Letter: Our broad-based tax

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

For years, the state has been claiming it does not have a broad-based tax. But it does. It’s embedded in the property tax. In 1993, the Supreme Court stated the “state constitution imposes duty on the state to provide constitutionally adequate education to every educable child in public schools and to guarantee adequate funding.” The Legislature established the statewide education property tax to …

Belmont-Gilford’s Hurst named D-III hockey Player of the Year

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Brogan Hurst, a senior defenseman for the Belmont-Gilford hockey team, was named Division III Player of the Year after leading the Bulldogs to their first championship. Hurst scored eight goals with 22 assists in 18 regular-season games and established himself as the top defenseman in D-III. Teammate Caleb Drouin, a forward, earned First Team honors, while Andrew D’Amour made Second Team and James …

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 …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Twin State Baseball Classic After an 11-year hiatus, the Twin State Baseball Classic, featuring many of the top high school seniors from Vermont and New Hampshire, will return to the diamond. Originally held from 1983 to 2004, the renewal of Twin State Baseball Classic will take place at …

Newbury: Land study, fireworks proposal spur discussion

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Voters approved a $3.66 million budget at Newbury’s town meeting, a $30,000 reduction from last year’s total. A geotechnical study, costing $60,000, to determine if land recently bought by the town is appropriate to build a safety services facility created the biggest buzz of the night. The current …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Boys’ hockey Division I semifinals At JFK Coliseum, Manchester No. 3 Concord (14-4-1) vs. No. 2 Pinkerton (14-3-2), 5:30 p.m. Previous tournament games: Concord edged No. 6 St. Thomas, 2-1. Pinkerton escaped No. 7 Exeter, 2-1 in overtime. Head to head: Pinkerton beat the Tide, 3-0, in early …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Basketball champions The Blue Knights Christa McAuliffe No. 2 team defeated Broken Ground No. 2, 25-19, to win the Concord Recreation 5th- and 6th-grade boys’ basketball championship. Pictured: front row (l-r), Tanner Reale, Rafe Pollack, David Bean, Will …

D-II boys’ basketball: MV tastes tournament victory for first time in 13 years

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

It has been 4,758 days. The last time the Merrimack Valley boys’ basketball team won a playoff game was on Feb. 28, 2002. Kevin O’Brien, the Pride’s current head coach who is in his second year back coaching …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Seacoast United College Showcase The Seacoast Express United U18 Girls competed in the Seacoast United College Showcase this past weekend and finished as the finalist in their U18 group. Seacoast Express beat the first two teams from Massachusetts and Connecticut at SNHU to advance to the final at …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, March 9, 2015

Youth basketball In the Concord Parks and Recreation 5th/6th boys’ basketball championship game, the Blue Knights Christa McAuliffe-2 team defeated the Black Broken Ground-2 team, 25-19. Tanner Reale led the winners with nine points, David Bean had six points and Colby Gourley played excellent and added three points. …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Monday, March 9, 2015

Boys’ basketball Division II first round No. 14 Souhegan (6-12) at No. 3 Bishop Brady (14-4), 7 p.m. Head to head: Brady beat the Sabers on the road, 76-60. Notes: When the teams met in mid-February, Brady was in the midst of a five-game winning streak. The Giants …