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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: Concord girls follow the plan to an upset victory

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Before every game, Concord girls’ basketball Coach Mike Achilles writes the plan on a board in the team room. But when Achilles walked into the room before last night’s game, there was a surprise waiting for him. “They …

Swimming, indoor track championships rescheduled for Saturday

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Saturday will be chock full o’ high school state championships. Along with the three previously scheduled wrestling championships, the Division I swimming and Divisions I and II indoor track championships have been rescheduled to Saturday. The D-I swim meet will be held beginning at 8:30 a.m. at UNH’s …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Nordic skiing champions The Rundlett Middle School Nordic Ski teams competed in the 24-team middle school state championship meet yesterday in Sandwich, with the girls’ team (pictured) bringing home the championship and the boys’ team placing third. Heather …

High school Stars of the Day

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Peyton Osgood, Concord girls’ basketball, 13 points, 12 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals in 56-53 overtime win. Cassidy Emerson, Concord girls’ basketball, 14 points, 7 rebounds in 56-53 overtime win Mayson Kimball, Merrimack Valley girls’ basketball, 17 points, 14 rebounds, 7 steals in win over Kingswood Drew McQuarrie, …

High schools: Edin’s 20 points spark Coe-Brown boys’ basketball team to win over Plymouth

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Coe-Brown is putting a little rough patch in the rearview mirror just in time to see two potential hazards in the road ahead. After losing a pair of close games last week, the Bears boys’ basketball team rebounded …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

JV results The Coe-Brown JV boys’ basketball team beat Plymouth, 62-32. Brody Ashley led the way with 15 points, while Shawn Spenard added eight and Taylor Dow seven. Unified basketball Jack Rich scored 26 points to lead the Bow Unified basketball team to a 54-25 win over Concord. …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Basketball champs Bow 3 (3/4 girls) defeated the three other Bow teams to capture the 1st Bow Town Tournament championship. Bow 3 finished the season undefeated at 15-0, outscoring its opponents by a combined 397-91. Offensively, Bow 3 …

Track athletes stuck in the starting blocks by snow-outs

Sunday, February 15, 2015

This space should have been filled with a story about the NHIAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. Instead, it’s about those championships getting postponed … again. The track meets were originally scheduled to take place Feb. 8 at Dartmouth College, but snow changed those plans. The events were …

Division II swimming: Bow, Coe-Brown make strides at state meet

Saturday, February 14, 2015

DURHAM – It was a successful day in the pool for both the Bow and Coe-Brown girls’ swim teams at yesterday’s NHIAA Division II championships. Both schools made a bit of history at the University of New Hampshire’s …

Division II swimming highlights

Saturday, February 14, 2015

TEAM SCORES Girls Champion: Oyster River 271 Runner-up: St. Thomas 135 Area teams 8. Bow 65 9. Coe-Brown 53 21. John Stark 11 Boys Champion: Oyster River 242 Runner-up: Hanover 151 Area teams 12. Coe-Brown 22 17. Bishop Brady 3 Top area swimmers Emelia Cronshaw, Coe-Brown, second in …