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John Stark's Matt McFall chips the ball during the match at Carter Country Club, in Lebanon, N.H., on August 27, 2014. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

High schools: Freshman leads Stark golfers to second place

Thursday, August 28, 2014

John Stark golf Coach Chris Meehan expected his seniors to improve from last season, but a freshman posting the best score in the opening match wasn’t the first thought on his mind. Yet that is exactly what happened in the Generals’ opening match at Carter Golf Course yesterday. Freshman Ryan Rothdiener shot a 43, and posed the greatest challenge among … 0

Concord girls’ soccer team confident with injection of youth

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Gone is the entire front line from a season ago. Gone are all but one of the starting midfielders. Gone is the starting goalkeeper. Yes, there are plenty of holes to fill in the starting lineup for the Concord High girls’ soccer team, but one area that’s airtight with veterans is the backfield. Tri-captains Kiersten Klose, Bella Rubin and Katherine Muzzey – the … 0

Capsule outlook of the area’s high school girls’ soccer teams

Thursday, August 28, 2014

High school girls’ soccer outlook Coe-Brown Division: II Coach: Josh Hils (10th year) Last year: 12-5-2, reached semifinals Returning starters: Molly DeTrude, jr., D; Christen Gallant, jr., MF; Kaitlyn Ross, jr., D; Ariel Clachar, sr., MF/F; Sarah Curtin, sr., D; Kianna Daudelin, sr., MF/F; Ingrid Kinevich, sr., D; Jelasa Nelson, sr., F; Haley Ruth, sr., MF Top newcomers: Grace Blake, fr., MF; Kylie … 0

Valencia homers as Blue Jays beat Red Sox, 5-2

Thursday, August 28, 2014

TORONTO – Junichi Tazawa thought he’d solved his struggles against the Toronto Blue Jays. Turns out he was wrong. Danny Valencia had a pinch-hit, three-run homer off Tazawa that put Toronto ahead in the seventh inning, and the … 0

Patriots wrap up preseason with annual meeting with Giants

Thursday, August 28, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – In any other year, Tom Coughlin wouldn’t be happy playing an extended preseason schedule. A four-game schedule might be considered too long, and playing in the Hall of Fame contest at the start of … 0

Maria Sharapova comes through in three sets at U.S. Open

Thursday, August 28, 2014

NEW YORK – A year ago at this time, Maria Sharapova was sitting out the U.S. Open, getting checked by doctors and having tests on the surgically repaired right shoulder that has troubled her off and on. Yesterday, … 0

USC’s Shaw admits to lying about injuries, rescue

Thursday, August 28, 2014

LOS ANGELES – Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw admitted to lying to school officials about how he sprained his ankles last weekend, retracting his story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew. Shaw has been … 0

Royals’ Yost implores fans to show up to games

Thursday, August 28, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Royals Manager Ned Yost pleaded with fans yesterday to show up for their remaining home games, one night after Alex Gordon’s walk-off homer gave Kansas City a dramatic win over Minnesota that was seen by just 13,847 at Kauffman Stadium. Yost briefly mentioned the … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Thursday, August 28, 2014

NFL League upholds season-long suspension for Browns WR Gordon CLEVELAND – Browns star wide receiver Josh Gordon was suspended for the entire NFL season for another violation of the league’s substance abuse policy. The league announced yesterday that … 0

Fisher Cats lose to Senators, 9-6

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Brad Glenn drove in three runs with a single, double and homer, but the Harrisburg Senators held off the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, 9-6, last night. Harrisburg (51-86) scored four unearned runs in the top of the first inning, but New Hampshire (65-72) came back to tie with … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Golf results Lucille Gage and Madeleine Minard placed first in the latest Mojalaki Ladies Fun League event. Barbara Wiggin and Nancy Guimond came in second place, with Mary Williams and Kathy Kuhn placing third. In the Men’s Fun League, Joe Marceau and Gil Lambert placed first. Craig Smith … 0

Tim O’Sullivan column: Hard to make sense of Pats trade of Mankins

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The initial reaction after hearing the Patriots traded guard Logan Mankins yesterday: When things seem too good to be true, they usually are. Before the swap, which sent Mankins to Tampa Bay and brought tight end Tim Wright … 0

Concord High golf hopes for tourney return in rebuilding year

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

There’s an extra incentive to the Division I tournament for the Concord High golf team this year. It’s being played at Concord Country Club, the Crimson Tide’s home venue before this season, and a course where some of the team’s top players still hone their game. Playing the … 0