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Concord High takes winter portion Monitor Cup

On the strength of a pair of cross-country skiing state championships and solid showings in wrestling, swimming, indoor track and Alpine skiing, Concord High School captured the winter portion of the Monitor Cup, edging Hopkinton by seven points.

The Monitor Cup ranks the area’s high school varsity sports programs, awarding points based on records, how far teams advanced in the tournament and individual champions.

The Tide racked up 157 points this winter to outdistance Hopkinton (150) and Bow (124.5) in the top three. In the weighted rankings, where total points are divided by the number of varsity sports offered, allowing smaller schools to measure themselves against their larger counterparts, Hopkinton (18.75 average) beat Merrimack Valley (12.83) for top honors.

Through the first two seasons of the year, Hopkinton sits in first place overall, with Bow second and Concord third among the area’s 16 NHIAA-competing high schools.

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