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Concord Christian basketball head coach Zach Boulter runs drills during practice at the Epsom Bible Church gym on Monday, Dec. 22, 2014.
(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

Concord Christian’s Boulter relishes coaching his former team … and brother

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Jeremiah Boulter makes a play – a swished shot, a hard-nosed rebound, a rookie mistake or anywhere in between – and he knows the voice that finds him soon after. It’s the same voice the Concord Christian senior has heard throughout his life, telling him the same things he heard earlier in high school, in middle school, and even as …

Active Outdoors: First-day hikes start the new year right

Thursday, December 25, 2014

So … would you rather start the New Year off with a hangover or a dose of fresh air, exercise and fun? I think it’s safe to say that most Active Outdoors aficionados would choose the latter. It’s just the right thing to do. Even with the Christmas Eve rain, it’s a safe …

An homage to home on Bonner’s Christmas Day sneaker

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Matt Bonner and adidas teamed up for a special Christmas Day sneaker for the Spurs game yesterday against the Thunder … and it had plenty of New Hampshire flair. The adidas Crazy 8 sneaker, customized by Jake Danklefs, had plenty of red and green plaid for the holiday, but also three nods to …

Magic use big first half to hold off Celtics, 100-95

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. – Last week, the Orlando Magic left the Boston Celtics’ home court having just received one of their most demoralizing losses of the season. The Magic returned the favor, but the Celtics made them work for …

Five Patriots named to Pro Bowl

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Tom Brady was named to the Pro Bowl yesterday, setting a franchise record with his 10th selection to the team. Former offensive lineman John Hannah had nine selections. And joining Brady from the AFC East champion Patriots are cornerback Darrelle Revis, tight end Rob Gronkowski, special teamer Matthew …

Broncos Coach John Fox defends Peyton Manning

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Strange as it sounds, John Fox finds himself needing to defend his five-time MVP quarterback. “The sky’s not falling. We’re not getting ready to get rid of our quarterback. He’s fine and, you know, we’re …

Jets’ Ryan believes ‘one day’ he’ll win Super Bowl

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – Rex Ryan still pictures himself raising the Lombardi Trophy as a Super Bowl champion. Whether he gets another opportunity to try to deliver that title with the New York Jets remains to be seen. While owner Woody Johnson hasn’t made his intentions public, there’s …

Seahawks regain top spot in AP Pro32 rankings

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

NEW YORK – Heading into the final week of the regular season, the Seattle Seahawks are once again playing like the top team in the NFL. Defending Super Bowl champion Seattle (11-4) received seven of 12 first-place votes …

NFL moves two games to late Sunday afternoon

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

NEW YORK – The division-deciding games at Green Bay and Atlanta will be played late Sunday afternoon. The NFL moved the Lions-Packers game for the NFC North to 4:25 p.m. It also put the Panthers-Falcons game in that time slot, but switched networks for that showdown for the …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

NFL 49ers’ Smith says he didn’t drink at McDonald home SANTA CLARA, Calif. – San Francisco outside linebacker Aldon Smith said yesterday that he visited Ray McDonald’s home for a short time the day the ex-49ers defensive lineman is accused of sexually assaulting a woman. Smith said he …

More honors for UNH players

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The postseason honors kept rolling in for the University of New Hampshire football team yesterday. Senior receiver R.J. Harris was named to The Sports Network FCS All-America First Team, senior tight end Harold Spears was a Second Team selection and senior center Mike Coccia was named to the …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

JV results The Pittsfield JV girls’ basketball team beat Wilton, 18-17. Chantelle Bartlett led the way with six points and nine rebounds, followed by Lindsey Massey (five points, four rebounds, four steals) and Meredith Smith (four points, nine rebounds). Alyssa Sullivan, Jaden Smith and Raquel Sheridan played excellent …

High schools: Taylor’s block seals down-to-the-wire win for Pembroke basketball

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

PEMBROKE – Driving along the baseline with a clear path to the rim, Memorial guard Craig Preston looked poised to deliver the game-winning basket at Pembroke Academy last night. Cameron Taylor swatted those hopes. The 6-foot-5 Taylor, a …