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Bishop Brady senior Brendan Johnson (11) puts up a scoop shot during Wednesday’s 65-63 loss to Portsmouth at Bishop Brady High School in Concord, Feb. 25, 2015.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

High schools: Brady boys’ basketball team loses to unbeaten Portsmouth in overtime

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Total effort, dueling runs, circus shots and an electric game that wasn’t decided until the last. That’s what everyone – the players, the coaches and the fans and media who packed Bishop Brady’s gym – expected when Portsmouth met Brady last night in showdown between two of Division II’s elite boys’ basketball teams. And that’s exactly what everyone got, plus a little extra. The regulation 32 minutes wasn’t enough, so the Clippers and Green Giants gave everyone a four-minute overtime encore, and the final play matched all the fireworks that came before it as Portsmouth’s Shon Parham hit a floater over Brady center Aaron Svendsen …

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 during the first half of their game early this season, but the Orioles went on …

High schools: Kearsarge pours on the offense in hockey win over Laconia-Winnisquam

Monday, February 23, 2015

BOYS’ HOCKEY Kearsarge 7, Laconia-Winnisquam 1 Key players: Kearsarge – Cody Rowe (19 saves), Caleb Cochran (2 goals), Jakob Arnold (goal, assist), Tristan Rowe (2 assists); Laconia-Winnisquam – Brayden Harriman (saved 48 of 52 shots through two periods), Nick Snyder (scored shorthanded 5-on-3) Highlights/key moments: Elliot Tucker’s unassisted …

Indoor track championships: Coe-Brown girls win third straight D-II title, while MV finish runner-up

Sunday, February 22, 2015

DURHAM – The indoor track and field championships finally took place yesterday after being postponed two times due to snow, but for those who handled the modified training schedules and a change in venue, it was worth the …

D-III wrestling championship: Duquette leads Winnisquam to third; Stark claims four individual titles

Sunday, February 22, 2015

LITCHFIELD – He had been cutting it close all day long. But that’s the way Christian Duquette wrestles. It’s how he’s comfortable. Turns out, he’s pretty successful doing things that way, too. Duquette rallied for a dramatic win …

High schools: Hopkinton’s Nadeau sweeps at Nordic Meet of Champions

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Hopkinton’s Sarah Nadeau left little doubt who’s fastest on snow. The Hawks junior won both the classic and freestyle races at yesterday’s Nordic skiing Meet of Champions at Bretton Woods. Nadeau won the classic race in 34:08.5, besting runner-up Mary Kretchmer of Kingswood by 19 seconds. In the …

High school indoor track All-State teams

Sunday, February 22, 2015

DIVISION I ALL-STATE Boys Noah Bellomo, Alvirne Isiah Bolden, Dover Justin Carbone, Exeter Angel Feliz, Concord Ryan Hanley, Winnacunnet Zakari Jenkins, Nashua North Starlin Ortiz, Londonderry Evan Paterson, Nashua South Jeff Reddy, Pinkerton Matt Robinson, Pinkerton Christian Seaver, Dover TJ Urbanik, Pinkerton Blake Williams, Merrimack Ryan Wittenberg, Dover …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Basketball champs The Bow girls won the MBL 5/6 Division 2 basketball championship over Hillsboro. The offense was led by AnnMarie Penney (12 points, eight rebounds), Ally Boone (eight points, three steals) and Katelin Howe (six points, two …

D-II indoor track winners

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Coe-Brown Ariel Clachar (long jump), 4x800 relay Merrimack Valley Kristie Schoffield (600, 3,000), Meredith Ramsey (300), 4x160 relay, 4x400 relay Kearsarge Zach Astle, shot put …

Wrestling champions

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Division I (With result of championship match) 106 pounds Mark Hoyt, Concord, 6-4 in OT Division III 113 pounds Ben Widmann, John Stark, 17-3 132 pounds Nick Widmann, John Stark, 17-0 138 pounds Terry Zervos, John Stark, 3-2 170 pounds Richie Mills, Winnisquam, pin 182 pounds Christian Duquette, …

High schools: Kearsarge girls find offense in fourth to rally past Mascoma

Saturday, February 21, 2015

They couldn’t buy a basket in the first three quarters and had just 21 points going into the fourth. But the Kearsarge girls remained confident in themselves and their offense, and that confidence paid off in the end. …

High school Stars of the Day

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Devi Kraushaar, Kearsarge girls’ basketball, 16 points, 10 rebounds in 41-35 win Drew McQuarrie, John Stark boys’ basketball, 22 points, 14 rebounds in 57-45 loss Maddie Clark, Hopkinton girls’ basketball, 16 points in 32-31 win Dominic Timbas, Pembroke boys’ basketball, 21 points, 8 rebounds in 45-43 win Brooke …