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Merrimack Valley senior Cole Remillard jumps up for a shot during Monday's game at Merrimack Valley High School in Concord.  (Alan MacRae/for the Monitor)

High schools: Merrimack Valley stays up in standings with win over Kingswood

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

With the regular season coming to a close at the end of the week, the Merrimack Valley boys’ basketball team is looking towards the playoffs. The Pride (13-4) guaranteed itself a top six seed in the Division II tournament with a 81-58 victory over Kingswood (0-17). The winless Knights kept it close early on with MV leading 23-15 after the …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Girls’ basketball Division I first round No. 16 Concord (3-15) at No. 1 Bedford (16-2), 7 p.m. Head to head: Bedford topped Concord, 53-25, in the season opener. Notes: Concord knows it’s got quite a challenge on its hands, taking on a team that’s lost just two regular-season games the last two seasons. In the early-season meeting, Concord stayed within striking distance through …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Youth basketball champs The 7/8 grade division 1 boys’ Concord Boy’s & Girl’s Club team (above) defeated the Bow Wildcats, 48-37, to capture the Bow Athletic Club Tournament Championship. Concord was led by MVP Eric Sullivan (13 points, 11 rebounds, five steals) and Janvier Ahishakiye (10 points). Sullivan and Ahishakiye were both named …

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, February 27, 2015

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (Last week’s rank) 1. COE-BROWN GIRLS’ TRACK (6) scored in 10 of 13 events to win its third straight Division II championship. 2. CONCORD GIRLS’ X-C SKIING (1) could have split into two teams and finished 1-2 at the D-I championships. 3. BISHOP …

High schools: Belmont girls bow out of D-III tourney when furious comeback bid falls short

Friday, February 27, 2015

Down 15 points to Somersworth with just over five minutes to play in last night’s Division III second round girls’ basketball game, the panic button stayed hidden behind the Belmont bench. Instead, Red Raiders Coach Mark Dawalga tried to rally his 10th-seeded team – the same squad that …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, February 27, 2015

Bruschi coming to Concord Jeremy Woodward, owner of Jeremy’s Bootcamp, announced a meet-and-greet with former New England Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi. The event will take place March 16 at 6 p.m. The event is a fundraiser and all proceeds will be directed to the American Stroke Association. Tickets …

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 …

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 …