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Senior halfback Leo Sudieh (8) figures to be the focal point of a Concord offense that is replacing its starting quarterback and its starting wide receivers. Sudieh’s credentials from his junior season include 795 yards rushing to go along with 10 total touchdowns, six of them on the ground. The Tide opens its season at Goffstown on Saturday. 

(GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff)

Concord football team ready to answer preseason questions

Thursday, September 3, 2015

A new quarterback. New receivers. Mostly new offensive and defensive lines. The unknowns are plenty this season for the Concord High football team. What to make of this new-look Tide? New starting quarterback and tri-captain Jake Lewis may have said it best: “We could be the best team in the state; we could be the worst team in the state.” …

Division II football preview: Father-son combo at coach and quarterback look to turn around John Stark

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Rod McQuarrie is the new man in charge at John Stark Regional High School, and he’s bringing a new offense with him. If the Generals’ new football coach needs to talk to his quarterback to help guide him through the change, he’ll know where to find him – whether on the practice field …

Division III football preview: Talented teams will try to bring order to chaos

Thursday, September 3, 2015

As Bow was rolling through a perfect regular season scoring more than 40 points a game and giving up just 2.9 per contest, it seemed like the Falcons were a lock to win the Division III football championship. But Campbell upset Bow in the semifinals on its way to a 20-6 title game …

High schools: Coe-Brown boys take first, girls second in cross country opener

Thursday, September 3, 2015

The Coe-Brown boys’ and girls’ cross country teams rested most of their top runners but still came away with strong results in the Bears’ season-opening meet on their home course Wednesday. The Coe-Brown boys won the five-team meet, placing six runners in the top 11 and totaling 35 …

UNH football team looks forward to opening test against FBS foe San Jose State

Thursday, September 3, 2015

WHAT: New Hampshire at San Jose State WHEN: Thursday, 10 p.m. WHERE: Spartan Stadium, San Jose, Calif. ON AIR: Wildcat Sports Radio Network (107.7 FM, 101.5 FM, 610 AM, 96.7 FM, 930 AM) or audio streaming at unhwildcats.com. THE SKINNY: UNH opens the 2015 season across the country, …

Owens tagged in Boston’s 13-8 loss to New York

Thursday, September 3, 2015

BOSTON – The Red Sox starters were due for a bad outing. And rookie lefty Henry Owens had a real bad one. Owens was tagged for seven runs in just 1.2 innings in the New York Yankees’ 13-8 …

Feeling ‘tight,’ Serena Williams moves forward in Slam bid

Thursday, September 3, 2015

NEW YORK – The enormity of what is at stake for Serena Williams at the U.S. Open – the first true Grand Slam in tennis in more than a quarter of a century – hit her Wednesday. That, …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Thursday, September 3, 2015

NFL Former running back Phillips charged with killing cellmate BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips was charged with murder in the death of his cellmate at a Central California prison. Phillips is suspected of killing 37-year-old Damion Soward at Kern Valley State Prison in April. …

Bubble time for players trying to make Presidents Cup

Thursday, September 3, 2015

NORTON, Mass. – Bill Haas is grinding harder than ever in the FedEx Cup playoffs, only the immediate goal has nothing to do with a $10 million bonus. He wants a chance to play for no money at all. Haas is No. 11 in the Presidents Cup standings. …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, September 3, 2015

JV result The Kearsarge JV field hockey team lost to Newport in its home opener, 3-2. Kearsarge goals were scored by Katie Emery and Audrey Kenyon. Sophomore Lydia Pinard had a standout game as goalkeeper. Freshman result The Concord freshman boys’ soccer team lost to Manchester Central in …

High schools: Bow field hockey weathers early storm, blanks Hopkinton, 2-0

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Bow High field hockey team was able to withstand an early barrage against Hopkinton, as the Hawks came out on fire and outshot the Falcons 6-1 in the first half. Bow grabbed control of the game in …

Resurgent Porcello strikes out 13 Yankees but takes the loss

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

BOSTON – Rick Porcello wasn’t celebrating after striking out 13 in his strongest start of the season. The New York Yankees capitalized on the few mistakes Porcello did make and rallied to beat the Boston Red Sox, 3-1, …

Patriots ready for Brady or no Brady

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – No matter U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman’s ruling, the New England Patriots are prepared to move forward with or without star quarterback Tom Brady. Brady’s fate will be decided sometime in the next few …