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Concord kicker Dylan Thomson (3) punts the ball in the first quarter during Saturday's 42-7 loss to Goffstown at Goffstown High School, Sept. 5, 2015.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

Concord’s Thomson has a leg up on, well, everything

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Feeling busy? Consider the Friday Dylan Thomson had a couple weeks ago and that feeling may fade. After a full day of school, Thomson got on the bus with his Concord High soccer teammates and traveled to Nashua South. He posted a shutout in goal and scored on a penalty kick to lead the undefeated Crimson Tide (now 6-0-3) to …

Tim O’Sullivan: Pros and cons on both sides of the ball as Patriots prepare to defend title

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Just when you thought it was safe to focus on actual football, ESPN lurches out from behind a grassy knoll screaming Spygate. Really? Haven’t we devoted enough time to alleged misconduct in Foxborough recently? Fine. Let’s go there. Plenty of Patriots fans are thinking it. The last time this team went through a …

Tim O’Sullivan column: Brady is free, as are Patriots fans to finally think about football

Friday, September 4, 2015

It was seven months of allegations, denials and opinions that were definitely overinflated. There were science-ish experiments with air pressure performed by media, fans and haters. Legal reports, days in court and sketchy sketches paraded one after the other. And after all that … nothing. The NFL spent more than $3 million and wasted more than three million hours of our collective lives …

Concord’s Pinkham looking to make it big on academy soccer scene

Thursday, August 20, 2015

If you were driving on Humphrey Street late last fall and suddenly found yourself in the middle of a soccer game, you can thank Christopher Pinkham for that. Pinkham, 16, can’t get enough soccer. So after he helped …

Allison ready to continue tradition of prolific UNH pass catchers

Friday, August 14, 2015

DURHAM – During the University of New Hampshire’s run of 11 straight appearances in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs, a common thread of prolific pass catchers has run through the program. It started with receiver David Ball, who …

Franklin’s Pickowicz building a body of success

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Brian Pickowicz was already tight with the weight room. He lifted for years at Franklin High, where he never missed a start in four years and 42 football games before graduating in 2012. The weights helped him make …

Pedro Martinez’s glory years worth reliving in honor of Hall enshrinement

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Hall of Fame inductions don’t usually capture my attention. I’m more interested in what’s happening now, or trying to predict what’s coming down the road, than I am in reliving the past. Sunday’s ceremonies in Cooperstown, however, are …

Mielcarz’s return a story to follow as State Am heads to historic Bretton Woods

Monday, July 13, 2015

The New Hampshire Golf Association will be holding the 112th State Amateur Championship at a course from the history books, and the most decorated golfer in state am history will be coming out of retirement to play on it. Concord’s Bob Mielcarz, the nine-time state am champ, will …

Tim O’Sullivan column: At long last, Red Sox are worthy of our attention

Friday, July 10, 2015

Admittedly, my sports attention has been focused everywhere but Fenway Park for the past few months. Concord High tennis and Coe-Brown softball held more interest than the Red Sox, who floundered through May with a 10-19 record. The …

Rapping – and rocking – with Matt Bonner

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Major NBA news broke on Saturday when the San Antonio Spurs and a sweet-shooting power forward reportedly agreed to a lucrative, multi-year contract. You’re probably thinking the Spurs finally paid Concord’s Matt Bonner what he’s worth. Oddly enough, …

Bow’s Nerbonne finds comfort zone at national field hockey tournament

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Bow’s Lindsey Nerbonne has been to national field hockey events in the past. But she never had as much fun, or success, as she did at the USA Field Hockey Young Women’s National Championship that was held from …

Tim O’Sullivan column: Battling opponents, nerves on the tennis court

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

All I really wanted after the match was a cold shower and a colder beverage. The last thing I wanted was to write about losing. But after the shower, the beverage(s), some wise words of consolation from a good friend and a good night’s sleep, I got over …

Honest truth? Celtics don’t need to stockpile rookies

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Danny Ainge is using a rare pre-draft strategy with the media – honesty. Or at least he seems to be. “We’re having discussions to move up with both of our picks in the first round. We’re trying to …

Bow’s Denise Sandahl a natural on the steep hill of Mount Washington

Thursday, June 18, 2015

When Denise Sandahl first joined the cross country team as a junior at Goffstown High, she enjoyed the social aspect more than the competition. And when she ran the Mount Washington Road Race for the first time last …

Tim O’Sullivan column: Franklin’s Gagne a scholar and an athlete

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Joe Yukica-New Hampshire Chapter of The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame has been giving out scholar-athlete awards for 28 years. More than 300 New Hampshire high school and prep school football players have been …