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Concord's Danielle Morrill pitches to a Manchester Central player in the game between the schools on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Memorial Field. 

(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

High Schools: Brady baseball team gets some relief, and a victory

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Bishop Brady baseball team didn’t stay down for long. After opening its season with a 6-1 loss to Hopkinton on Monday, the Green Giants bounced back and battled their way to a 6-5 victory over feisty Hillsboro-Deering (0-3) yesterday. It was a back-and-forth affair with lead changes throughout. With Brady leading 2-1 heading into the bottom of the third, … 0

High school Athlete of the Season for boys’ indoor track

Friday, April 18, 2014

BRENDAN POLICHRONOPOULOS School: Merrimack Valley High Honors: The senior won the 600 at the Division II championships and also helped MV finish second in the 4x800 relay, leading the Pride to a fourth-place finish. 3 favorites: Fishing, sports, and World of Warcraft You were third in the 600 as a junior. How much … 0

Lester leads Red Sox past White Sox, 3-1

Friday, April 18, 2014

CHICAGO – David Ross said a 5-year-old could have caught Jon Lester last night. That big hit in the ninth? Well, that was a nice swing by the veteran catcher. Lester pitched eight sharp innings and Ross had a tiebreaking RBI double, leading the Red Sox to a 3-1 victory over the Chicago … 0

Active Outdoors: Join the club for more fun

Friday, April 18, 2014

If I could give you just one piece of advice in hopes that you would get outdoors more often and have more fun this summer (and all year long, for that matter) it would be this: Join a … 0

Bruins set for fresh start after regular season

Friday, April 18, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Bruins won the Presidents’ Trophy by leading the NHL with 117 points. Another number shows just how much, or little, that means. “I heard about 40 percent of the series are upsets in the … 0

Celtics’ boss Ainge faces second rebuilding offseason

Friday, April 18, 2014

BOSTON – The third-worst season in Boston Celtics history is over, leaving Danny Ainge with plenty of problems as he continues to rebuild the team. Rookie Coach Brad Stevens isn’t one of them. “I have no worries about … 0

Fisher Cats lose opener of long road trip, 4-1 to Mets

Friday, April 18, 2014

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats were shut out until there were two outs in the ninth inning and opened a seven-game road trip with a 4-1 loss to the Binghamton Mets last night. Fisher Cats starter Scott Copeland (0-3) lasted just 1.2 innings, allowing four hits and three … 0

CFL’s Montreal Alouettes sign Chad Johnson to 2-year contract

Friday, April 18, 2014

MONTREAL – Former NFL star Chad Johnson is heading to the Canadian Football League. The 36-year-old receiver signed a two-year contract with the Montreal Alouettes. Johnson attended the Alouettes’ mini-camp this week in Florida. The former Pro Bowler … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Friday, April 18, 2014

BASEBALL Affidavit: Smuggler threats follow Puig MIAMI – Court documents in Miami said the smugglers who helped Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig leave Cuba on a speedboat have made death threats against him and against a Cuban boxer who says he defected with Puig. The boxer describes … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, April 18, 2014

JV results The Hopkinton JV baseball team (1-0) defeated Conant, 7-3. Tucker Windhurst (2-for-4, RBI), Ben McManus (1-for-4, two RBI) and Riley McNicholas (2-for-4, RBI) led the offensive attack. McManus (four innings, one run, 10 strikeouts) led the Hawks on the mound. ∎ The Bishop Brady and Merrimack Valley … 0

Rangers score three in third, top Flyers in opener, 4-1

Friday, April 18, 2014

Brad Richards and Derek Stepan scored power-play goals 47 seconds apart in the third period, and the New York Rangers beat Philadelphia, 4-1, in the playoff opener last night to stretch their home-winning streak over the rival Flyers … 0

High schools: Bird’s five-hit shutout leads Franklin over Belmont in softball, 6-0

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Franklin put a season-opening loss behind it in a hurry. Just two days after giving up nine runs, the Golden Tornadoes softball team (1-1) shored up the defense and received a five-hit shutout from pitcher Kelsey Bird in … 0

High school Player of the Season for boys’ basketball

Thursday, April 17, 2014

PAT WELCH School: Pembroke Academy Honors: The senior guard finished his career with more than 1,900 points, a 77-7 record and back-to-back Division II championships. 3 favorites: Basketball, food, sleep How does winning the D-II title this year … 0