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Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, March 27, 2015

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (Last week’s rank) 1. CONCORD GIRLS’ X-C SKIING (6) beat all comers at the NH Series Coaches Races and dominated its sport like no other team. 2. COE-BROWN GIRLS’ BASKETBALL (1) lived up to the preseason hype with a 22-0 record and a Division II championship. 3. BISHOP BRADY BOYS’ ALPINE SKIING (5) didn’t lose a race in the regular season and won a second …

Concord’s Nelson, Murphy honored as Division I hockey All-State teams announced

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Concord boys’ hockey goalie Ben Nelson was named to the Division I All-State second team yesterday, one of two Crimson Tide players to earn accolades as the division announced its two teams and honorable mention choices yesterday. Nelson, a junior, was selected following a season in which he helped lead the Tide to the Division I championship game, while junior forward Bradley Murphy …

D-II championship – Bells trigger shocking comeback as Brady wins first crown since 1997

Sunday, March 22, 2015

DURHAM – The game had ended 15 minutes earlier, but Joe Bell was still breathing hard. His eyes wouldn’t stay focused. His words came in rapid bursts. And a championship net was draped around his neck. “I have so many emotions just rushing through me right now it’s crazy,” Bell said. “I don’t …

Brady-Trinty girls’ hockey team rallies to gain berth in D-I final

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Before the quarterfinal, Bishop Brady-Trinity girls’ hockey coach Dan Earley wrote “6” on the board in the locker room, as in six periods to reach Saturday’s final at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester. Before last night’s semifinal against …

Tide hockey team turns two years of struggles into success

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The horn had barely sounded, bringing to an end a second straight disappointing season, and Ben Nelson couldn’t wait to get back on the ice. “It never got out of my mind, thinking that we were the team …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Boys’ hockey Division I semifinals At JFK Coliseum, Manchester No. 3 Concord (14-4-1) vs. No. 2 Pinkerton (14-3-2), 5:30 p.m. Previous tournament games: Concord edged No. 6 St. Thomas, 2-1. Pinkerton escaped No. 7 Exeter, 2-1 in overtime. Head to head: Pinkerton beat the Tide, 3-0, in early …

Division I girls’ hockey tournament

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Semifinals Yesterday Bishop Brady-Trinity 4, Berlin-Gorham 2 Hanover 5, Lebanon 1 Final Saturday At Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester No. 3 Bishop Brady-Trinity vs. No. 1 Hanover, 10 a.m. …

Concord boys’ hockey among elite again

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

After two down seasons, the Concord boys’ hockey team is back among the top teams in D-I. ’14-15 14-4-1, in semifinals ’13-14 7-11-0, no playoffs ’12-13 6-10-2, lost in 1st round …

Division I boys’ hockey semifinals

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Today At JFK Coliseum, Manchester No. 3 Concord vs. No. 2 Pinkerton, 5:30 No. 8 Bishop Guertin vs. No. 4 Bedford, 7:30 …

D-II boys’ basketball: MV tastes tournament victory for first time in 13 years

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

It has been 4,758 days. The last time the Merrimack Valley boys’ basketball team won a playoff game was on Feb. 28, 2002. Kevin O’Brien, the Pride’s current head coach who is in his second year back coaching …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Girls’ hockey Division I semifinals At Everett Arena No. 3 Bishop Brady-Trinity (13-6-0) vs. No. 2 Berlin-Gorham (16-2-0), 5:30 p.m. Previous tournament games: Bishop Brady-Trinity edged rival Concord, the No. 6 seed, 2-1. Berlin-Gorham received a bye. Head to head: Berlin-Gorham swept the series, winning 6-0 at Everett …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Monday, March 9, 2015

Boys’ basketball Division II first round No. 14 Souhegan (6-12) at No. 3 Bishop Brady (14-4), 7 p.m. Head to head: Brady beat the Sabers on the road, 76-60. Notes: When the teams met in mid-February, Brady was in the midst of a five-game winning streak. The Giants …

High school hockey: Concord back in Frozen Four for first time since 2010

Sunday, March 8, 2015

An injury to a top-line forward just before the start of the playoffs could have been devastating. Instead, the Concord High boys’ hockey team turned a negative into a positive. Bradley Murphy and Matt Norris, separated a few …