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Bow's Madison Constant (10) hits the ball during Bow's 2-0 win against Hopkinton at Bow High School, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

High schools: Bow field hockey weathers early storm, blanks Hopkinton, 2-0

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Bow High field hockey team was able to withstand an early barrage against Hopkinton, as the Hawks came out on fire and outshot the Falcons 6-1 in the first half. Bow grabbed control of the game in the second half, however, to earn a 2-0 victory in the season opener on Tuesday. Bow goalie Lyndsey Wheeler stood tall and …

Resurgent Porcello strikes out 13 Yankees but takes the loss

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

BOSTON – Rick Porcello wasn’t celebrating after striking out 13 in his strongest start of the season. The New York Yankees capitalized on the few mistakes Porcello did make and rallied to beat the Boston Red Sox, 3-1, on Tuesday night. “You go out there and you want to win. That’s the bottom …

Patriots ready for Brady or no Brady

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – No matter U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman’s ruling, the New England Patriots are prepared to move forward with or without star quarterback Tom Brady. Brady’s fate will be decided sometime in the next few days, but until then the Patriots are “going about our business as usual,” second-year quarterback …

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 …

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 …