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Coe Brown's Joel Boulanger follows through on his drive on the fourth hole at Pembroke Pines on Tuesday.

(GEOFF FORESTER  / Monitor staff)

High schools: Coe-Brown golf team breaks playoff drought

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Heading into its match at Pembroke Pines yesterday, the Coe-Brown Bears’ golf team (9-10) had one goal in mind: making the state tournament. From 2010-13, the Bears were on the outside looking in, combining for an 8-53 record, with only one win between 2011 and 2012. And the Bears delivered, shooting a 215 that was good for second place in the meet and enough to secure a berth in the end-of-season tournament. The Bears defeated host Pembroke Academy, which shot a 236, and lost to No. 1-seeded Windham (20-1), which shot a 202. “This is great for us,” Coe-Brown Coach Tim Tenasco said. “We’ve missed … 0

Kraft suffered along with fans in rout of Patriots

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Robert Kraft looked down from his seat high above the field and watched his New England Patriots fall apart. The offense led by Tom Brady struggled to move the ball. The defense that had been stingy couldn’t stop the Kansas City Chiefs from reeling off long gains. And Bill Belichick … 0

NFL has laundry list of forbidden celebrations

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Dancing Billy “White Shoes” Johnson, shuffling Ickey Woods and the group high-fiving Fun Bunch? Their entertaining touchdown celebrations would be illegal in today’s NFL. Though the league rulebook has some very specific examples of what constitutes a penalty, the gray area is as wide as ever. Take, for example, Husain Abdullah’s drop to … 0

Coaches use large network to watch for injury

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The sideline is often the worst place to watch a football game. Even for the head coach standing front and center, getting a good look at what is happening on the field can be difficult. Behind the coach … 0

Epstein sees Cubs competing for division next year

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

CHICAGO – Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein made one thing clear. He sees no reason why his team can’t compete for a division title next season. With the arrival of top prospects such as Jorge … 0

Orioles confident of success, even without stars

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

BALTIMORE – The Baltimore Orioles prefer to focus on what they have rather than who they’re missing when assessing their chances of advancing deep into the postseason. The Orioles went 96-66 and cruised to their first AL East … 0

Principal: Players were subjected to racist slurs

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

HARTFORD, Conn. – A school principal said yesterday that members of his high school’s football team were subjected to racist taunts from among a group of adults in an eastern Connecticut town where his team had just played an away game and lost. New London High School principal … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

SWIMMING Phelps apologizes for DUI arrest BALTIMORE – Olympic champion Michael Phelps apologized for his latest brush with the law, saying he is “deeply sorry to everyone I have let down” with an arrest early yesterday on a … 0

Clutterbuck leads Islanders to 5-3 win over Bruins

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

BOSTON – Cal Clutterbuck scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:19 left in the third period, sending the New York Islanders to a 5-3 preseason win over the Boston Bruins last night. Kyle Okposo, Cory Conacher and defenseman T.J. … 0

Red Sox righty Buchholz has minor knee surgery

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

BOSTON – Boston Red Sox right-hander Clay Buchholz underwent minor knee surgery after an inconsistent season. The operation to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee took place yesterday, two days after he started the team’s final … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Charity 5K champion Matthew Bartolotti of Henniker (pictured above, left) won the Michael G. Williams Memorial Fun Run 5K with a time of 20:52. The was race organized by John Stark senior Jessie Osgood (above right) for her … 0

Patriots completely melt down in blowout loss to Chiefs

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jamaal Charles proved he is back to full speed for the Kansas City Chiefs. Tom Brady is still stuck in neutral for the New England Patriots. Charles returned from an injury to score three … 0

High schools: Coe-Brown volleyball finishes sweep with a flourish

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Coe-Brown girls’ volleyball team needed a tremendous comeback in the third game in order to preserve a sweep over Gilford. They pulled it off, wrapping up a 3-0 victory over the Golden Eagles in Northwood last night. … 0