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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 …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Merrimack hoops league champs The Bow 1 boys’ basketball team (pictured) was crowned Merrimack Basketball League high school division champions. Bow defeated New Boston 2 in the semifinals, 51-42, and Concord Boys and Girls Club in the final, …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Saturday, February 21, 2015

High school tournaments today Indoor track Division I championships At UNH’s Paul Sweet Oval, 9:30 a.m. S chedule of events: 9:30 a.m. – High jump (girls then boys), long jump (boys/girls), shot put (boys/girls); 9:30 a.m. – 4x800 relay (girls/boys); trials (boys/girls) for 55 hurdles and 55 dash, …

High schools: Defense leads Pittsfield girls’ basketball team to another victory

Friday, February 20, 2015

Pittsfield High girls’ basketball Coach Steve Langevin says “(defense) is what we live by.” For his Panthers, that was certainly true again last night. The Panthers (12-5) held Derryfield (1-17) to four points in the first quarter and …

High school Stars of the Day

Friday, February 20, 2015

Gabby Bartlett, Pittsfield girls’ basketball, career high 6 3s (18 points) in 47-27 win Brooke Vien, Pittsfield girls’ basketball, 17 points, 7 steals, 5 rebounds Amanda Blier, Winnisquam girls’ basketball, 26 points in 48-41 win Lauren Marsh, Franklin girls’ basketball, 17 points, 14 rebounds in 51-40 loss …

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, February 20, 2015

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (Last week’s rank) 1. CONCORD GIRLS’ X-C SKIING (1) won its 7th straight D-I title as Erin Waters won her third straight classic championship race. 2. BISHOP BRADY BOYS’ ALPINE SKIING (2) used its depth to win a second straight D-III title and …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, February 20, 2015

Unified basketball The Concord High Unified basketball team fell short against Merrimack Valley, 35-27. Leading the Tide were Brendan McEwen with five points, and Nicholas Seybold, Drew Nadeau, Thomas Boyce and Connor Reid, who all chipped in four. Taylor Bisson and Maxwell Rand led the defense. JV result …

High schools: Hopkinton girls overwhelm Mascenic, 47-16, with Fall Mountain up next

Thursday, February 19, 2015

It goes in the books as the Hopkinton girls’ basketball team just extending the anguish for unbeaten Mascenic, but the value of the Hawks’ victory last night goes beyond the competition. Hopkinton is hoping to set itself up …

High school Stars of the Day

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Jeremiah Boulter, Concord Christian boys’ basketball, 19 points, including 1,000th of his career Lil Ricker, Concord hockey, 3 goals in 3-2 OT win Colin Kastle, Concord hockey, 2 goals (including tying and winning) in 3-2 win Amandaline Tibbals, Concord hockey, 33 saves in OT win Chris Mead, Bow …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Futsal champs On Monday, Samba Black Futsal, a team out of Concord, defeated Sporting KC, 6-0, in Overland, Kan. to take the U16 boys’ futsal national championship. The team went 2-1 in its qualifying bracket over the weekend, …

Last suspect in Northfield meth lab sentenced to 5 to 15 years in prison

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

A 28-year-old man was sentenced yesterday to five years in prison for helping build and operate a meth lab across from a Northfield elementary school more than a year ago. Brian Bateman pleaded guilty in December to several charges related to the operation at 6 Elm St., but …