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Pittsfield's #7 Morgan Corliss and Moultonborough Academy's #4 Gwen Fifield collide fighting for the ball in the second half in Pittsfield Monday.

High schools: Scoring touch keeps John Stark field hockey’s hot start going

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

When Jeff Soule took over the John Stark field hockey team his main focus was one thing – “you’ve got to get that goal-scoring mentality going.” That’s not to say that midfield and defensive play isn’t important. It takes the support of the entire team to keep the ball in its opponents’ end or at least force them to have to work hard to keep the ball away from their own. Yesterday afternoon, the Generals did both of those things, receiving four goals from four different players and effectively limiting Pembroke’s scoring chances, in a 4-0 victory on John Stark’s home field. The win boosts … 0

Patriots not happy with offense after 30-7 victory over Minnesota

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots host the Oakland Raiders this week hoping to rediscover their normally potent offense. The Patriots moved to 1-1 with Sunday’s 30-7 win at Minnesota. But after the game, which saw the defense pick off four of Matt Cassel’s passes and turn a blocked field goal into … 0

Vikings reinstate Peterson; running back denies child abuser tag

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Star running back Adrian Peterson returned to the Minnesota Vikings yesterday, insisting he is not a child abuser and wanting “everyone to understand how sorry I feel about the hurt I have brought to my child” after he was charged with a felony in Texas for using a wooden … 0

MV football team rolls to first victory of season

Saturday, September 13, 2014

MANCHESTER – Merrimack Valley was disjointed last week, a bunch of individual parts that hadn’t jelled as a football team, and the result was a season-opening loss. The Pride put the pieces together during a focused week of … 0

Sudieh carries Concord during fourth quarter as Tide rallies past Winnacunnet

Saturday, September 13, 2014

HAMPTON – Fourth quarter, trailing by a point, it was time for the Tide to show some grit. It was time for Leo Sudieh to take over. Concord’s junior running back cradled the ball nine times on a 10-play drive, shredding the Winnacunnet defense for 74 yards, the … 0

High schools: Bow field hockey keeps hot start going with comeback win over Littleton

Saturday, September 13, 2014

If Bow field hockey Coach Lauren DiRenzo had to compare the first 10 minutes of her team’s game against Littleton to something, it would have been a classic Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi match. “The first 10 minutes … 0

Outdoor Adventures: Traipsing impishly along in Pinkham Notch

Sunday, September 14, 2014

There’s an imp in Pinkham Notch. At least that’s what it appears to be. High on the west spur of North Carter is a cliff from where the northern Presidential Range stands in its glory. Called the Imp … 0

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson indicted on child abuse

Saturday, September 13, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS – Star Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was indicted in Texas on a charge of child abuse after using a branch to spank his son, and was swiftly benched by the team yesterday for tomorrow’s game … 0

Red Sox knock Royals out of first with 4-2 victory

Saturday, September 13, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Allen Webster pitched six solid innings and Jemile Weeks stroked a pair of doubles and scored two runs as the Boston Red Sox defeated the sputtering Kansas City Royals, 4-2, last night. Kansas City … 0

Kyle Busch gets pole for Chase opener at Chicago

Saturday, September 13, 2014

JOLIET, Ill. – Kyle Busch will start the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship on the pole for tomorrow’s opening race at Chicagoland Speedway. Busch got the top spot when rain washed out yesterday’s qualifying session and the … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Saturday, September 13, 2014

BASEBALL Orioles slugger Davis suspended 25 games, admits Adderall use BALTIMORE – Orioles slugger Chris Davis was suspended 25 games for using amphetamines, a punishment that began yesterday and will extend into the postseason. Baltimore started play yesterday … 0

Mercury finishes sweep of Sky for third WNBA title

Saturday, September 13, 2014

CHICAGO – Diana Taurasi and Candice Dupree scored 24 points each and the Phoenix Mercury, playing without star center Brittney Griner, beat the Chicago Sky, 87-82, last night to complete a three-game sweep of the WNBA Finals for … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, September 13, 2014

JV results The Hopkinton JV boys’ soccer team defeated Bishop Brady, 5-1. Gerry Donahue had two goals and an assist. Dustin Rose had two goals and Michael Ciance rounded out the scoring. Chandler Cressy and Carmen Repucci both played strong games. ∎ The Concord JV girls’ soccer lost, to … 0