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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

Capsule outlook of the area’s high school golf teams

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

High school golf outlook Bishop Brady Division: II Coach: Ken Gauthier (8th year) Last year: 14-6, 7th place Returning starters: Jack Bryck, sr.; Jackson Bouley, jr.; Danny Bryck, so. Top newcomer : Mary Anne Wiley, fr. Outlook: Coming off last year’s strong season, the Green Giants go into … 0

Huge 11th inning sends Red Sox over Blue Jays

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

TORONTO – Mike Napoli and Allen Craig both homered in a seven-run 11th inning, Dustin Pedroia homered and had four RBI and the Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 11-7, last night. Boston broke away from a … 0

U.S. teen Bellis, 15, stuns Cibulkova at U.S. Open

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

NEW YORK – While 15-year-old American CiCi Bellis was in the process of stunning a Grand Slam finalist to become the youngest player to win a U.S. Open match since 1996, her father did his best to conceal … 0

Hopkinton’s Nelson to play Division I baseball at Pennsylvania

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Former Hopkinton High pitcher Jake Nelson is heading to Division I after committing to pitch for the University of Pennsylvania Monday night. Nelson, a hard thrower whose fastball has been clocked in the low 90s, will join the … 0

Glenn homers twice to lead Fisher Cats over Senators

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Brad Glenn hit a pair of home runs and drove home a season-high four runs to power the New Hampshire Fisher Cats to a 6-4 victory over the Harrisburg Senators last night. Glenn’s second two-homer night of the season helped the Fisher Cats (65-71) break a five-game losing … 0

NHMS Sprint Cup dates announced as 2015 NASCAR slate revealed

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

NASCAR’s announcement of its 2015 Sprint Cup schedule revealed when New Hampshire Motor Speedway will get to host stock car racing’s premier series. NHMS will host its two races July 19 and Sept. 27, with the September race again being the second race of the 10-race Chase for … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

NFL Redskins’ Meriweather to appeal suspension ASHBURN, Va. – Washington Redskins Coach Jay Gruden said safety Brandon Meriweather will appeal a two-game suspension for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Torrey Smith. Gruden said yesterday he felt Meriweather’s hit on … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Hole in one Heather Farrell recorded her first hole in one, acing the 13th hole at Pembroke Pines using a pitching wedge Concord Rec field hockey The Concord Rec Program will be having a fall field hockey league for grades 2-5. Stephanie Johnson, coach of the Concord High … 0

Women talk about sports on CBS Sports Network

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

CBS officials talked about an all-women sports show for more than a year, and now they’re set to make television history. The network announced yesterday that We Need to Talk will premiere Sept. 30 on CBS Sports Network. … 0

Cespedes lifts Red Sox to 4-3 win over Blue Jays

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

TORONTO – Another late clutch hit from Yoenis Cespedes brought an end to Boston’s lengthy losing streak. Cespedes singled home the go-ahead run in the 10th inning and the Red Sox survived a ninth-inning collapse to beat the … 0