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Christopher Pinkham hustles down the pitch during the first round of the D-I tournament on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. Pinkham scored the first two goals for Concord.
(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

Relentless Concord boys’ soccer team dispatches Nashua North in D-I first round

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Missing easy chances usually haunts a soccer team, and there’s no doubt the Concord boys whiffed on some easy ones yesterday against Nashua North. But the Crimson Tide created so many opportunities the misses didn’t matter. The fourth-ranked Tide (12-4-1) rained 23 shots toward the North goal, got two beautiful goals in the first half from Chris Pinkham and two …

High schools: Top-seeded Bow girls’ soccer team cruises through first round

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The top-seeded Bow High girls’ soccer team got off to a hot start in the Division III tournament, dispatching No. 16 Kearsarge, 7-1, yesterday. Leading the way for the Falcons (17-0-0) were Maddie Cheney (four goals, one assist), Gianna Celenza (two goals, one assist) and Lauren Scarpetti (two assists). Amanda Murray had the other goal for the Falcons, while Maicy Hansen had the …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Thursday, October 30, 2014

High school tournaments today Field hockey Division III semifinals At Bill Ball Stadium, Exeter H.S. No. 12 Gilford (8-7-1) vs. No. 1 Hopkinton (16-0-0), 7 p.m. Previous tournament games: Gilford upset both No. 5 Newfound and No. 4 Pelham, 3-1. Hopkinton overcame both No. 16 Mascoma and No. 8 Sanborn, 1-0 in overtime. head to head: The teams did not meet during the …

Brady throws 5 TDs as Patriots rout Bears, 51-23

Monday, October 27, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Nearly every time Tom Brady dropped back, he hit his target. In one of the best performances of his brilliant career, the New England Patriots quarterback threw five touchdown passes and completed 30 of 35 …

Outdoor Adventures: North Country delight on a mountain bike

Monday, October 27, 2014

It was an odd sight to behold on a North Country bridge. On the sturdy span by the mighty Androscoggin River in the gritty town of Gorham, a Skittles-colored line of mountain bikers rode slowly and single file, …

Earnhardt wins at Martinsville Speedway

Monday, October 27, 2014

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. won for the fourth time this season yesterday at Martinsville Speedway in an emotional victory a week after he was eliminated from the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. Jeff Gordon was …

NFL roundup: Bengals sneak away with last-minute victory over Ravens

Monday, October 27, 2014

Andy Dalton made up for his two second-half turnovers by scoring on a 1-yard sneak with 57 seconds left yesterday, rallying the Cincinnati Bengals to a 27-24 victory over the Baltimore Ravens that tightened the AFC North race. …

Pence turns World Series into his personal playpen

Monday, October 27, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO – His throwing motion is weird, his swing is awkward, his tongue hangs out when he chases flyballs. Whatever he’s doing, wide-eyed Hunter Pence often looks out of whack. Which makes the San Francisco right fielder …

Cardinals OF Taveras dies in car accident

Monday, October 27, 2014

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras, a 22-year-old slugger who was regarded as one of the majors’ top prospects, died yesterday in a car accident in his native Dominican Republic. Taveras was driving …

Mississippi State, FSU, Alabama, Auburn in AP poll top 4

Monday, October 27, 2014

Mississippi’s first loss of the season dropped the Rebels four spots in the Associated Press college football poll to No. 7 and left Mississippi State, Florida State, Alabama and Auburn in the top four as the College Football Playoff selection committee prepares its first rankings. No. 1 Mississippi …

Wambach has 4 goals in 6-0 U.S. win over Costa Rica

Monday, October 27, 2014

CHESTER, Pa. – Abby Wambach scored four goals and the World Cup-bound United States defeated Costa Rica, 6-0, last night for the team’s fifth CONCACAF Women’s Championship title. The U.S. women had already secured a trip to next …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, October 27, 2014

Youth hockey The Eastern Bank Concord Capitals Squirt 1 hockey team defeated the Manchester Flames Squirt 1, 10-2, behind the offense of Ryan Doherty (four goals, assist), Parker Fredrickson (three goals), Ryan Philbrick (goal, two assists), Zan Alberici (goal), Caden Green (goal, assist). Six other players added assists. …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Monday, October 27, 2014

Figure skating Russians go 1-2 at Skate America, Gold takes bronze HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. – Two-time world junior champion Elena Radionova of Russia won the Skate America women’s competition yesterday. The 15-year-old Radionova, who was too young to …