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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 …

Concord’s Buzz Gagne has few peers in the javelin world

Saturday, August 29, 2015

For many, sports are seen as an outlet for their adolescence when they don’t have to worry about being bed-ridden a day or two after going to the gym. A lucky few are able to extend their careers …

Fantasy plays: Time to figure out who’s No. 1 in your draft

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Your fantasy football draft draws near, and you’re stoked because you’ve got the top overall pick. Visions of grabbing the hands-down best player and watching him carry you to a title has you giddy. Then you take a …

Outdoor Adventures: Sampling slices of Pondicherry pie

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Giddy? Not this gaggle of geese. Standing tall and silent in the tall grass of Cedar Marsh under the stoic gazes of Cherry Mountain, the Presidentials, Owl’s Head and the Pliny and Pilot ranges, they didn’t move as …

Kelly wins 6th straight start, pitches Red Sox past Mets, 3-1

Saturday, August 29, 2015

NEW YORK – In one month, Joe Kelly has gone from total disappointment to the top of the rotation. Kelly won his sixth straight outing, recovering nicely from a rocky start to outpitch Jacob deGrom and lead the …

Fan dies after fall from upper deck at Atlanta Braves game

Saturday, August 29, 2015

ATLANTA – A fan died after falling from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at Turner Field on Saturday night during a game between the Atlanta Braves and the New York Yankees. Lt. Charles Hampton of the …

Encarnacion hits three homers, nine RBI as Blue Jays rout Tigers

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Edwin Encarnacion hit three home runs and tied a Toronto record with nine RBI as the AL East-leading Blue Jays routed the Detroit Tigers, 15-1, Saturday. Encarnacion extended his hitting streak to 24 games, the longest in the …

Coach Jen Welter calls groundbreaking NFL work ‘fantastic’

Saturday, August 29, 2015

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Jen Welter’s groundbreaking days as an interim NFL coach are nearing an end. “It’s been fantastic,” she said. “This is such a good group of guys who I think really embraced what could have been …

Packers’ Randall Cobb leaves game with shoulder injury

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Receiver Randall Cobb left the Packers’ preseason game Saturday night against the Philadelphia Eagles with a shoulder injury. Cobb appeared to be favoring his right arm after landing on the arm as he was trying to catch a …

Pennsylvania advances to Little League World Series title game, to take on Japan

Sunday, August 30, 2015

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Chayton Krauss hit an RBI single to right field in the bottom of the sixth inning to give Lewisberry, Pa., a 3-2 victory over Pearland, Texas, on Saturday for a berth in the Little …

Keen Ice upsets American Pharoah in Travers Stakes

Saturday, August 29, 2015

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Triple Crown winner American Pharoah came up short in the $1.6 million Travers Stakes on Saturday, losing to Keen Ice by three-quarters of a length before a sold-out and stunned crowd at Saratoga Race …