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Bow's Chris Mead (23) tries to control the puck under pressure from Concord's Matt Chorlian (4) during the Bauer Christmas Hockey Classic at the JFK Coliseum in Manchester on Saturday, December 27, 2014.  (Alan MacRae / For the Monitor)

High schools: Bow edges Concord in a shootout at Bauer Christmas Hockey Classic

Sunday, December 28, 2014

MANCHESTER – Concord goalie Ben Nelson had just saved three of the last four penalty shots, with his post saving the other, when Bow’s Austin Beaudette picked up the puck at center ice. The Falcon sophomore skated down the right side of the slot, worked the puck from one side of his stick to the other, then stuffed it between …

High schools: Concord boys edge Stark in Capital Area tourney quarterfinal

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Tol Mugunga didn’t call glass, but he’ll take it. “Any shot to get us the win,” Mugunga said. The Concord High sophomore banked in a 3-pointer from the top of the key with 1:17 on the clock that helped the Crimson Tide pull out a 34-31 win over John Stark yesterday at the Capital Area Holiday Tournament at NHTI. It wasn’t a pretty …

Penn State tops Boston College, 31-30, in Pinstripe Bowl overtime

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Christian Hackenberg hit Kyle Carter for a 10-yard touchdown pass in overtime and Penn State kicked the extra point that Boston College could not, lifting the Nittany Lions to a 31-30 win in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium last night. The Nittany Lions (7-6) played in a bowl game for the first …

Reports: Kuroda to leave Yankees, pitch in Japan

Saturday, December 27, 2014

TOKYO – Japanese media reported free-agent right-hander Hiroki Kuroda will return to Japan in 2015 to pitch for his first team, the Hiroshima Toyo Carp. The reports said Kuroda, who turns 40 in February, signed a one year contract worth $3.3 million. Kuroda pitched for Hiroshima from 1997-2007 …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Baseball clinic and showcase The first Capital City Baseball Clinic and Showcase will be held at the Concord Sports Center Jan. 24 from 1-4 p.m. The clinic is for players ages 7-16 and the showcase is open to high school sophomores, juniors and seniors currently playing on a …

Concord Christian’s Boulter relishes coaching his former team … and brother

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Jeremiah Boulter makes a play – a swished shot, a hard-nosed rebound, a rookie mistake or anywhere in between – and he knows the voice that finds him soon after. It’s the same voice the Concord Christian senior …

Active Outdoors: First-day hikes start the new year right

Thursday, December 25, 2014

So … would you rather start the New Year off with a hangover or a dose of fresh air, exercise and fun? I think it’s safe to say that most Active Outdoors aficionados would choose the latter. It’s …

An homage to home on Bonner’s Christmas Day sneaker

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Matt Bonner and adidas teamed up for a special Christmas Day sneaker for the Spurs game yesterday against the Thunder … and it had plenty of New Hampshire flair. The adidas Crazy 8 sneaker, customized by Jake Danklefs, …

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Thursday, December 25, 2014

1. COE-BROWN GIRLS’ TRACK (1) The two-time Division II champs open their season tomorrow at UNH. 2. COE-BROWN GIRLS’ HOOP (3) The Bears have allowed 22.3 points per game in their 3-0 start. 3. CONCORD GIRLS’ X-C SKIING (2) The six-time D-I champs won’t open their season until …

High school holiday tournaments begin today

Thursday, December 25, 2014

The 44th annual Capital Area Holiday Basketball Tournament, featuring eight local high schools, will be held at NHTI’s Goldie Crocker Wellness Center today through Monday. The tournament features boys’ and girls’ varsity basketball teams from Concord, Merrimack Valley, Bishop Brady, Pembroke, Kearsarge, Bow, John Stark and Hopkinton. Today …

Top-seeded Pats focus on regular-season finale

Thursday, December 25, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots wore pads as they practiced hard in the rain inside their stadium on Wednesday. No light workout on the adjacent field where they usually prepare, even though Sunday’s game against the …

Westbrook scores 34, lifts Thunder over Spurs

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Russell Westbrook smiled as he walked off the court in San Antonio, blowing a kiss to a spectator and waving at the few Oklahoma City Thunder fans in attendance. The joyful tidings were a drastic change from the …

Rangers’ Nash awarded hat trick day after game

Thursday, December 25, 2014

NEW YORK – It took 141 regular-season games and one extra day for Rick Nash to get his first hat trick with the New York Rangers. A little help from the NHL official scorer on Christmas Eve made …