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Stephanie Resnick (right), who paced Concord with 14 goals last year, is back to lead the Crimson Tide offense. (Photo by GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff)

Fresh start for optimistic Concord High field hockey team

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Bonnie Proulx is living out one of her longtime goals. Now, it’s her job to help her players realize some of theirs. Proulx, who takes over the Concord High field hockey helm this season, longed to coach her own varsity team. And when Steph Johnson stepped down after six seasons, Proulx was more than eager to throw her hat in …

Capsule outlook of the area’s high school field hockey teams

Sunday, August 30, 2015

High school field hockey outlook Merrimack Valley Division: II Coach: Kim Kenney (21st year) Last year: 8-8-0, reached quarterfinals Returning starters: Izzy Hoyt, sr., F; Grace Montgomery, jr., F; Raegan Baillargeon, jr., F/D; Jess Mulleavey, jr., MF; Madyn Kenney, jr., MF; Lauryn Masse, jr., D; Kylee Warren, so., G; Chloe Rattee, so., D …

Ortiz passes Gehrig on HR chart, but Red Sox lose 5-4 to Mets

Sunday, August 30, 2015

NEW YORK – David Ortiz got a good, close-up look at the New York Mets’ young rotation this weekend and was impressed. The Boston slugger left his own impression, too. Ortiz lined his 494th home run and moved past Lou Gehrig and Fred McGriff for 27th place on the career list while the …

High schools: Deoliviera scores twice as Bow boys’ soccer team beats Fall Mountain, 3-1

Sunday, August 30, 2015

BOYS’ SOCCER Bow 3, Fall Mtn. 1 Key players: Bow – Victor Deoliviera (2 goals), Thomas Poulin (controlled midfield), Owen Molind (controlled midfield), Ben Guertin (goal, assist), Chase Chamberlin (assist), J.P. Merchan (strong offense), Chris Gallier (solid defense) Highlights/key moments: The Falcons allowed a goal 19 minutes into …

Serena Williams eyes first Grand Slam since 1988

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Ask Serena Williams what could prevent her from completing tennis’ first true Grand Slam in more than a quarter-century at the U.S. Open, and the response will not include the name of a single possible opponent. “Well,” she …

Sharapova pulls out of U.S. Open with leg injury

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Maria Sharapova is pulling out of the U.S. Open on the eve of the tournament because of a leg injury, the U.S. Tennis Association announced. It’s the second time in three years that the 2006 champion has withdrawn …

Heisman hopefuls short on preseason hype

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota broke a Heisman Trophy trend last season by winning the award after being considered the preseason favorite. Heisman winners no longer need preseason hype. Just ask Johnny Manziel, Jameis Winston and Cam Newton, who …

Arrieta pitches no-hitter for Cubs in 2-0 win over Dodgers

Sunday, August 30, 2015

LOS ANGELES – Jake Arrieta pitched the sixth no-hitter in the majors this season and second against the Los Angeles Dodgers in 10 days, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 2-0 victory Sunday night. Arrieta (17-6) became the …

Tokyo wins Little League title, beating Lewisberry, 18-11

Sunday, August 30, 2015

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – With more than 42,000 fans cheering against them, the Tokyo players found themselves down eight runs in the first inning of the Little League championship game against Lewisberry, Pa. That brought out Manager Junji …

Dixon snatches IndyCar championship away from Montoya

Sunday, August 30, 2015

SONOMA, Calif. – Scott Dixon captured a fourth IndyCar championship by winning the season finale Sunday to snatch away the title from Juan Pablo Montoya. Montoya led the points from the season-opening race right until the final lap …

Fisher Cats rally to cling to slim postseason chances

Sunday, August 30, 2015

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats battled back from multiple deficits and got a bit of clutch hitting in the 10th inning when Jack Murphy doubled home the winning runs to down the Binghamton Mets, 5-3, Sunday. The Fisher Cats (64-67) avoided a series sweep and kept their playoff …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Track & field U.S. finishes behind Kenya, Jamaica with 6 gold medals BEIJING – Even with its sixth straight title in the men’s 4x400-meter relay, the United States still finished behind Jamaica and Kenya with only six gold …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, August 30, 2015

JV results The Bow High girls’ JV soccer team tied Fall Mountain, 1-1, through double overtime. Scoring the lone goal for Bow was Savannah Twombly. Amanda Marshall and Kayleigh Marshall were dynamic in the midfield and Zoe Jukoski applied great pressure up top. Megan Remick and Julia Landcastle …