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Concord's Drew Livingston (23) celebrates after scoring against Bishop Brady at the Everett Arena on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015.

(CAMERON JOHNSON / Monitor staff)

Concord boys’ hockey team earns No. 3 seed, gives coach 400th win

Sunday, March 1, 2015

One team was playing for respect, the other team for the third seed in the upcoming state tournament. And though both teams couldn’t win, they both got what they wanted. Bishop Brady, already mathematically eliminated from postseason contention, matched Concord goal for goal over the first two periods, putting a scare into the Crimson Tide and opening more than a …

High schools: Brady-Trinity girls beat Concord, earn higher seed for playoff rematch

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Bishop Brady-Trinity Coach Dan Earley was worried about this matchup. Anything can happen when two rivals play, especially when the rival in question is the Concord girls’ hockey team. “(Concord is) 10 times better than they were at the beginning of the year. I was definitely afraid of this game,” Earley said. “So …

Winnisquam’s Mills, Concord’s Tarwo win wrestling titles; Tide finishes second as a team

Sunday, March 1, 2015

NASHUA – As he played through pain during this football season, Winnisquam’s Richie Mills wasn’t sure he would be able to wrestle this winter. He had compartment syndrome in his lower leg – too much muscle, which caused his leg to swell and go numb. Doctors told him he needed invasive surgery to …

UNH hockey team ends regular season on high note, wraps up home ice in Hockey East first round

Sunday, March 1, 2015

DURHAM – Had Dick Umile been asked in the final weeks of the season to draw up the ideal ending to the regular season for his University of New Hampshire hockey team, the one that materialized last night at the Whittemore Center would have matched it minute for …

Miller scores 24 and UNH men’s hoop team beats Maine, 65-56

Sunday, March 1, 2015

DURHAM – Matt Miller scored a season-high 24 points and the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team concluded the regular season with a 65-56 victory over Maine yesterday. The Wildcats (18-11, 11-5) finished with their second most victories in school history, just a win shy of the …

NASCAR notebook: Question of Kyle Busch’s Chase eligibility a difficult one for NASCAR

Sunday, March 1, 2015

A broken leg wasn’t the only malady to occur when Kyle Busch careened off the Daytona International Speedway track and into a concrete wall the afternoon before the Daytona 500. The collision and its aftermath left NASCAR itself …

Bruins earn two important points with rout of struggling Coyotes

Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Boston Bruins are in a tight race for one of the Eastern Conference’s final playoff spots, and they knew they couldn’t slip up against a struggling team. They didn’t. Milan Lucic, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand and Zdeno …

Gasol, Grizzlies withstand scare from Wolves in 101-97 win

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Marc Gasol had 27 points and 11 rebounds, and Mike Conley hit a big 3-pointer with 30 seconds left to lift the Memphis Grizzlies to a much-needed 101-97 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves last night. Gasol scored nine …

College basketball: ’Cats win title, remain unbeaten

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Andrew Harrison and Trey Lyles each scored 18 points and top-ranked Kentucky rolled past No. 18 Arkansas, 84-67, yesterday to win the Southeastern Conference regular-season title. The long-awaited marquee matchup of the SEC’s top two teams belonged to the undefeated Wildcats (29-0, 16-0) on both ends as they …

Outdoor Adventures: Let the value season begin

Sunday, March 1, 2015

With vacation weeks soon fading, spring skiing and value season are on the horizon. It’s a time when ski areas begin to unveil next year’s season pass deals, often with enticing incentives like using it this March and …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Motorsports Harvick dominates Xfinity; Crafton cleans up Trucks HAMPTON, Ga. – Kevin Harvick turned in another dominating performance yesterday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, holding off Daytona 500 winner Joey Logano in the Xfinity Series race. Harvick has won the Atlanta race in NASCAR’s second-tier series three years in …

Monarchs let lead slip away in 4-3 loss to Pirates

Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Portland Pirates scored two goals in the final eight minutes last night, dealing the visiting Manchester Monarchs a tough 4-3 defeat. Manchester had snapped a 2-2 tie after two periods when Josh Gratton scored his fourth goal of the season, with assists from Zach O’Brien and Vincent …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, March 1, 2015

JV results The Coe-Brown Northwood Academy girls’ JV basketball team (pictured) concluded a perfect 18-0 season with Friday’s 48-18 victory at Kennett. Leading scorers included Shannon Riley and Catie Langdon with nine points each, followed by Haley Dunn …