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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, …

High schools: H-D boys making strides in search of first win

Saturday, February 6, 2016

With their full roster intact for the first time in weeks and another winless team coming into their gym, the Hillcats thought Friday might be the time for their first win of the season. It wasn’t. Instead, it was the Newfound boys’ basketball team celebrating its first victory of the season on Hillsboro-Deering’s …

Skiing outlook: Capital area source for powers, challengers across divisions

Friday, January 15, 2016

Whether on the slopes or on the trails, there will be some good high school skiing in the Capital Area this season. Especially now that the weather is cooperating. With the recent snowfall, the Alpine, Nordic and jumping seasons are set to get going, and the area is …

Capsule outlook of the area’s high school ski teams

Friday, January 15, 2016

High school skiing outlook Concord Division: I Coach: Nordic: Phil Clarner (6th year); Alpine: George Golden (16th year); Jumping: Rick Bragg Last year: Boys’ Alpine: 2nd; Girls’ Alpine: 8th; Boys’ Nordic: champions; Girls’ Nordic: champions; Jumping: 6th Returning …

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, January 15, 2016

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (Last WEEK’S rank) 1. CONCORD WRESTLING (1) improved to 11-0 in duals with a 42-22 win on Wednesday over defending D-I champion Londonderry. 2. MERRIMACK VALLEY GIRLS’ HOOP (2) sits atop D-II with …

High schools: Stark-Hopkinton hockey earns 7-4 win; Pittsfield’s Cyr hits 1,000th point

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Being under .500 is not a place the John Stark-Hopkinton boys’ hockey team is looking to be. The General Hawks entered Wednesday’s game with Kearsarge-Plymouth with a 2-3-0 mark. A 1-0 deficit 16 seconds into the game wasn’t …

High school Stars of the Day

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Xenthios Cyr, Pittsfield boys’ basketball, 18 points to reach 1,000 for his career Callahan Loos, John Stark-Hopkinton hockey, 2 goals to reach 100 career points in 7-4 victory Ben Widmann, John Stark wrestling, 2 pins in tri-meet Joe Bell, Bishop Brady boys’ basketball, 20 points in 74-54 win …

High schools: Franklin boys’ basketball team gets boost from bench in win over Belmont

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

BELMONT – Tuesday night’s second quarter seemed like fertile ground for the Red Raiders. They had an eight-point lead. They were keeping wraps on Franklin point guard Kenny Torres. They had Franklin big man Dana Bean in foul …

High school Stars of the Day

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Kenny Torres, Franklin boys’ basketball, 17 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, two steals in win. Sam Lupinacci, Coe-Brown boys’ basketball, 16 points, 5 rebounds in 59-52 loss to Oyster River Nick Meserve, Hopkinton boys’ basketball, 17 points, 11 rebounds in 68-60 OT win vs Campbell Zach Mattos, Kearsarge …

High schools: Kearsarge sweeps eight-team ski meet at Gunstock

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Dealing with packed snow and icy conditions, the Kearsarge ski teams swept an eight-team meet at Gunstock on Monday, while Belmont’s boys finished fifth (691 points) and the Raider girls finished sixth (524). On the boys’ side, Kearsarge …

Tim O’Sullivan column: My son’s concussion and the longest five seconds

Monday, January 11, 2016

Personal experience can add a unique level of insight and depth to a story. That’s certainly true in this case, but I could have done without experience. Soon after we began working on this concussion project, my 15-year-old …

High schools: MV boys share the wealth in winning indoor track meet

Monday, January 11, 2016

Merrimack Valley had three individual wins and a relay victory, riding its depth to a team victory in Sunday’s morning meet at UNH. The Pride scored 62 points to easily dispatch runner-up Epping (41), as well as a pair of Division I teams and a prep school. Also …