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Concord's Jared Grondin (9) slams Bedford's Chase Vaillancourt (22) into the boards during Saturday's 1-0 overtime loss to Bedford at Everett Arena in Concord on Feb. 6, 2016.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

High schools: Scoreless through regulation, Concord boys’ hockey falls to Bedford in OT

Sunday, February 7, 2016

As Concord’s Ben Nelson and Bedford’s Eric Voloshin skated toward their benches during a timeout in overtime, the two goalies bumped blockers, a sign of respect between the players who were fully aware of the pressure the other was thriving under. It was that kind of game between two of Division I hockey’s three heavyweights. Concord, which came in atop the state standings at 9-0-0, was in the midst of shutting down a Bedford offense that was averaging 6.2 goals per game. For their part, the Bulldogs, who’d suffered only a 2-1 loss to Exeter in 10 games, were threatening to hand the Tide their …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Indoor track & field Division I championships At Dartmouth College’s Leverone Field House, 3:30 p.m. Order of events: Shot put, high jump, long jump, 4x800 relay (girls/boys), 55 hurdle trials (boys/girls), 55 dash trials (boys/girls); finals (girls/boys) for 3,000, 55 hurdles, 55 dash, 1,000, 600, 300, 1,500, 4x400 relay, 4x200 relay Area male qualifiers (with top-six seeds): Concord – Angel Feliz (1st 55, …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, February 7, 2016

JV result The Concord JV wrestling team competed in the Franklin Twin River Classic, finishing in third place. Sean McCready (160 pounds) finished first in his division, while Ian Schafer (170), Will Woods (195) and Dustin Kay placed third. Dakota Cooper (132) and Isaac Habimana (145) finished in fourth. Youth results The Angelina’s Restaurant Concord Capitals Bantam 1 defeated Newburyport, 3-2, in Valley …

High schools: Concord boys snap 27-game regular-season losing streak

Saturday, January 23, 2016

When Salem’s DJ Coletti hoisted an open 3 in the final seconds on Friday night, it felt like Concord’s two-point lead was a goner. When you’ve lost 27 straight regular-season games, these kind of things happen. Except this …

High schools: Hopkinton boys slump in second half, dealt first loss of season by Conant

Friday, January 22, 2016

No one needed to tell the Hopkinton boys’ basketball team how big this game was. Not only were the Hawks 8-0 entering Thursday night’s contest, but on the other side Conant (8-1) was coming off of an outstanding …

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, January 22, 2016

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (Last WEEK’S rank) 1. WINNISQUAM BOYS’ HOOP (4) has averaged 86 points in its last three games to move to 8-0 (and first place in D-III.) 2. CONCORD WRESTLING (1) was inactive this week but will face some tough competition Saturday in Lowell. …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, January 22, 2016

JV result The Hopkinton JV boys’ basketball team (6-3) fell to Conant, 69-53. Kayl Murdough finished with 17 points to lead Hopkinton. Dustin Rose chipped in with eight while Caleb Yianakopolos, Zee Meister and Chandler Cressy also contributed. Youth basketball The Concord Boys and Girls Club 3rd/4th grade …

High schools: Winnisquam wrestlers show more improvement in easy win over Mascoma

Thursday, January 21, 2016

January can be a difficult month for a wrestling team. “This is the grind, this is where teams fall apart,” Winnisquam Coach Paul Hrycuna said. But this couldn’t be further from the truth for this squad. Boasting an …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Middle School results The Rundlett girls’ A basketball team defeated Dover. Shayla Weeden (13 points, eight assists) and Nicole Lebrun (eight points, five steals) led the offense. Jordan Lengle (12 rebounds), Kylar Buchholz (eight rebounds), Famay Shegow and Abby Corbett led the defense. ∎ The Hopkinton Middle School boys’ …

High school Stars of the Day

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Ben Nelson, Concord boys’ hockey, 21 saves in 4-1 win Michael York, Bow wrestling, 2 wins at 113 Doug Champagne, Bow boys’ hockey, 2 goals in 5-2 win …

High schools: Bean reaches 1,000-point milestone as Franklin boys cruise to victory

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

FRANKLIN – Posters with his name lined the gym walls. The crowd screamed to get him the ball. The 1,000-point milestone was looming over the game, but Franklin senior Dana Bean didn’t let it distract him, didn’t try …

High school Stars of the Day

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Dana Bean, Franklin boys’ basketball, 19 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, scored 1,000th point in win Trent Noordsij, Kearsarge boys’ basketball, 14 points, 10 rebounds, 8 assists in win Cam Darrah, Pittsfield boys’ basketball, 32 points, 4 assists in loss Christian Serrano, Winnisquam boys’ basketball, 31 points, 8 …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Youth basketball champions The Henniker Crushed Stone won the Men’s Winter ‘B’ League division at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Concord. Pictured: (l-r) Cody Drouin, Brandon Patenaude (captain), Ben Knapton, Ethan O’Neill (back), Nic Lloyd, Tyler …