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Bishop Brady goalie Kyle Jalbert fails to stop a shot by Concord freshman defenseman Riley Drew during Wednesday's game at Everett Arena in Concord, Dec. 17, 2014. Concord defeated Bishop Brady, 3-0.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

Freshmen lead the charge as Concord boys blank Brady, 3-0

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The smaller-than-normal crowd was relatively quiet, the student sections thin. The annual pre-Christmas showdown between the Concord and Bishop Brady hockey teams has lost some of its luster. But you’ll never convince the players of that … especially the freshmen jumping into the crosstown rivalry for the first time. And those freshmen came to play in the season opener for …

High schools: Brady-Trinity pours it on in opening 6-1 win over Concord

Thursday, December 18, 2014

For two-plus periods, it was a game. In 88 seconds, it turned into a rout. The Bishop Brady-Trinity girls’ hockey team was in charge throughout, taking a lead in the opening minutes that it wouldn’t relinquish. But Concord hung around, at times peppering the Brady-Trinity net. Then, midway through the final period last …

UNH football team savors chances to play in front of home crowd

Thursday, December 18, 2014

DURHAM – Last year they reached the FCS semifinals for the first time ever. Last week they hosted a quarterfinal game for just the second time in school history. Saturday’s game will be a mashup of those two feats as No. 1 UNH (12-1) hosts No. 5 Illinois State (12-1) for the first FCS semifinal ever played in New Hampshire. “I think it …

Browns’ Manziel on horrid debut: ‘Very humbling’

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

BEREA, Ohio – Along with being sacked, taunted, embarrassed and generally mistreated Sunday by the Cincinnati Bengals, Johnny Manziel got humbled. The Browns rookie quarterback said yesterday that his first NFL start, a 30-0 loss that essentially eliminated …

Some teams need home field for playoffs

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Cowboys don’t lose on the road, where the Bengals and Colts aren’t slouches, either. The Patriots, Broncos, Packers and Cardinals don’t lose at home. For most of the other playoff contenders, well, it’s who knows? Some teams …

Saints beat Bears, 31-15, grab South lead

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

CHICAGO – Drew Brees and the Saints found a cure for their problems – playing the Bears. Brees threw for 375 yards and three touchdowns, and New Orleans beat Chicago, 31-15, last night to grab the NFC South …

Judge: Kings’ Voynov can be tried on felony charge

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

TORRANCE, Calif. – Slava Voynov’s wife told police the Los Angeles Kings defenseman hit, choked and pushed her into a television in their bedroom during a fight in October, an officer testified yesterday. After hearing the description of …

UNH athletes rake in the awards

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

UNH senior wide receiver R.J. Harris was named to the American Football Coaches Association Football Championship Subdivision All-America Team yesterday. Harris has a school single-season record 94 catches for 1,483 yards and 15 receiving touchdowns in 13 games to average 114.1 yards per game and 15.8 yards per …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

JV results Concord had 13 wrestlers compete as they hosted the JV Invitational this past Saturday. Of the 13, Danile Noordergraff, Jayson Davis, Ben Burgery, Adam Dwight, Sean McCready, Jayln Stone, Jon Weinberg and Alex Buteau were all champions. Liddon Lin, Isaac Bossa and Anthony Patten were all …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

NBA Sacramento Kings fire Coach Malone SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Sacramento Kings fired Coach Michael Malone just 24 games into his second season with the team. General Manager Pete D’Alessandro announced the move yesterday. D’Alessandro says the time …

Patriots overcome slow start with furious second half to trounce Dolphins

Monday, December 15, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady was upset that his New England Patriots hardly looked like a division champion in the first half. So upset that the slow-footed quarterback made a rare scramble for a first down that sparked …

Concord girls’ hockey blows by Souhegan, 8-3, in opener

Monday, December 15, 2014

The Concord High School girls’ hockey team went into the locker room during the first intermission with a one-goal lead over Souhegan, but Coach Stacy Boudrias thought her players could do better. So she told them. “We played the first period a little … ” Boudrias said, her …

Manziel’s debut as a starter a dud; Bills shock Packers in Buffalo

Monday, December 15, 2014

Johnny Manziel spent his first NFL start being chased and taunted by Cincinnati defenders as the Bengals rudely welcomed the hyped rookie quarterback to the league with a 30-0 demolition of the Cleveland Browns yesterday. Manziel failed to …