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Tim O’Sullivan column: Miaker comes home to run the Boston Marathon

Saturday, April 18, 2015

A buzz ran through the Concord High track and field team. Wide eyes watched a lone figure gracefully circle the Memorial Field track. Quips of awe charged through the teenagers. “I could stay with him for half a lap, maybe.” “That’s like my 100 pace.” “Get inspired.” “That guy was in the Olympics.” That guy was Guor Miading Miaker, the …

High school Player of the Season for girls’ Alpine skiing

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Jill Durkin SCHOOL: Bishop Brady High HONORS/STATS: Finished second in the giant slalom and sixth in the slalom at the Division III championships to lead Brady to the team championship. THREE FAVORITE THINGS: Skiing, Taylor Swift, and playing guitar Describe this past season in one word. Unforgettable Did the team feel any pressure …

High schools: Kearsarge boys, Coe-Brown girls win Pelham Invitational

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Kearsarge boys and Coe-Brown girls both took positive steps toward defending their respective state titles with comfortable victories at yesterday’s Pelham Invitational, which featured more than over 20 schools. The Cougars, a Division III school, were particularly impressive against mostly D-II opponents, winning five events. Kearsarge tallied 93 points for the victory …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Friday, April 17, 2015

MOTORSPORTS Appeals panel rules RCR intentionally altered Newman’s tires, but reduces penalties CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A NASCAR appeals panel upheld a penalty against Richard Childress Racing for intentionally manipulating the tires on a car driven by Ryan Newman at Fontana. The three-panel committee did reduce the amount of …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, April 17, 2015

JV results The Hillsboro-Deering JV baseball lost to Hopkinton, 10-1. Brad Sampson, Thomas Ferguson and Jake Dyer all pitched well, while Garrett Miller played well, with three putouts in the outfield and one hit on offense. For Hopkinton, Tim Meserve (no hits, six strikeouts, four walks) and Kayl …

High schools: Brady baseball off to a solid start with 12-2 win over Bow

Thursday, April 16, 2015

PENACOOK – Both teams had been on a diamond just once before yesterday’s season opener. They had to prepare with ground balls in gyms and parking lots instead of on grass and dirt. They had to take swings …

Tide boys’ lacrosse team ready to take the next step

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The last two seasons began and ended in very similar manners for the Concord High boys’ lacrosse team. In 2013, the Crimson Tide started 0-6, won seven of its last nine to earn the eighth and final playoff seed in Division I and lost to eventual champion Bishop …

Miley lit up as Red Sox lose to Nationals, 10-5

Thursday, April 16, 2015

BOSTON – The questions about Boston’s starting rotation have surfaced already. Wade Miley became the second straight starter to struggle, allowing seven runs in just 2.1 innings in his Fenway Park debut. Washington’s 10-5 win yesterday prevented the …

Active Outdoors: Prime waterfall time

Friday, April 17, 2015

Snow is a double blessing for Active Outdoors enthusiasts. Think back to late January and February, when, much to the joy of skiers and snowshoers, one snowstorm followed another and the hills of New England were covered with …

Bruins fire Chiarelli after missing the playoffs for first time in eight years

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Boston Bruins fired General Manager Peter Chiarelli yesterday, days after missing the playoffs for the first time in eight years and just four seasons after the franchise won its first Stanley Cup title since 1972. The statement …

Celtics finish regular season with 105-100 victory over Milwaukee

Thursday, April 16, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Gigi Datome scored 22 points, including two key buckets in the final 3 minutes, and the Boston Celtics ended the regular season with their sixth straight win following a 105-100 victory last night over the Milwaukee …

Capsule outlook of the area’s high school boys’ lacrosse teams

Thursday, April 16, 2015

High school boys’ lacrosse outlook Bow Division: II Coach: Kyle Tracy (1st year) Last year: 11-5, reached semifinals Returning starters: Dylan Labranche, sr., A; Ben Podis, jr., A; Colin Buck, jr., MF; Jack Knepper, sr., D; Robbie Jocelyn, …

Capsule outlook of the area’s high school girls’ lacrosse teams

Thursday, April 16, 2015

High school girls’ lacrosse outlook John Stark Division: II Coach: John Warner (9th year) Last year: 14-3, D-III runner-up Returning starters: Lizzie Brandt, jr., A; Danielle Galli, jr., MF; Mackensie Lover, sr., D; Hailey Nase, sr., D; MacKensie …