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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 …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Saturday, August 29, 2015

TRACK AND FIELD Eaton breaks world record as he wins decathlon gold BEIJING – With an all-out run in the final event, the 1,500 meters, American Ashton Eaton set a world record in the decathlon with 9,045 points …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Basketball champions The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Concord recently held its men’s summer league championship games. In the A Division championship game, East Concord Grass Roots (pictured, left) completed an undefeated season defeating New Heights Roofing, …

Fagundez youngest to 25 goals, Revolution beat Union, 1-0

Saturday, August 29, 2015

CHESTER, Pa. – Diego Fagundez became the youngest player to score 25 career MLS goals as the New England Revolution beat the Philadelphia Union, 1-0, on Saturday for their third straight victory. Fagundez, who is 20 years, 6 months, 15 days old, signed with the Revolution on Nov. …

Fisher Cats falter after fast start, fall to Mets, 6-3

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Dwight Smith Jr. doubled and Melky Mesa followed with a home run to give New Hampshire a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but Binghamton responded with three runs of its own in the home half of the inning and led the rest of the …

Concord boys’ soccer team off to strong start, beats Winnacunnet in opener, 5-0

Saturday, August 29, 2015

They had a near miss within seconds. They scored in the 10th minute. They had a comfortable two-goal lead at halftime. And by the end, the Concord boys had amassed 15 shots on goal without allowing any to …

High schools: Merrimack Valley girls’ soccer gets measure of revenge in win over Coe-Brown

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Revenge was on the line Friday in Penacook in the season opener between the Merrimack Valley and Coe-Brown girls’ soccer teams. Coe-Brown was a semifinalist in Division II last season, after it dispatched Merrimack Valley in the first round of the playoffs. Merrimack Valley got its revenge, however, …

Brady throws 2 INTs, 1 TD as Patriots beat Panthers, 17-16

Saturday, August 29, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – At least for one series Tom Brady looked like Tom Brady again. The four-time Super Bowl champion overcame two early interceptions to lead his first touchdown drive of the preseason as the New England Patriots …

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 …

Swihart hits inside-the-park HR in 10th, Bosox end Mets’ run

Saturday, August 29, 2015

NEW YORK – Blake Swihart hit an inside-the-park home run in the 10th inning and the Boston Red Sox stopped the New York Mets’ seven-game winning streak, holding on for a 6-4 victory Friday night. The Red Sox, …

Boston RHP Buchholz done for year; health key to 2016 option

Saturday, August 29, 2015

NEW YORK – Boston pitcher Clay Buchholz is done for the season because of a strained flexor muscle in his right elbow, and his health is the key to whether the Red Sox pick up the option on his 2016 contract. The 31-year-old Buchholz hasn’t pitched since the …