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Transition season in the past, Concord girls’ lacrosse aims bigger

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

When Stephanie Johnson took over as the Concord High girls’ lacrosse coach last year, she was replacing a coach, Terry Anderson, who had been leading the Crimson Tide for 15 years. She also was inheriting a team that graduated 12 seniors, 11 of them starters, after an undefeated state championship season in 2012. “There were a lot of different groups coming together last year,” said Johnson, who is also Concord’s … 0

Tim O’Sullivan: Long and winding road to pitching success for Sylvester

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Unexpected detours and delays have marked Derrick Sylvester’s journey. But the Franklin High graduate likes the place that twisting path has led – Southern New Hampshire University, where he’s the staff ace and a senior leader for the Penmen, who are ranked No. 12 in Division II by the National College Baseball Writers … 0

Tim O’Sullivan: Cote’s hard work paying off in promotion to Charleston

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Jordan Cote has been waiting for this. The last two seasons were a slow grind of rookie ball back fields, rehab bullpen sessions and simulation games for the Winnisquam High product. But on Friday, Cote learned he will be spending this year with the Charleston RiverDogs, the New York Yankees Class A affiliate. … 0

Tim O’Sullivan: Patriots may be on receiving end in draft

Thursday, April 25, 2013

It’s always been difficult deciphering what the Patriots were going to do in the draft in recent years. This year, it might be near impossible. With few consensus top-end picks but a decent amount of quality depth, it feels futile predicting what any team is going to do … 0

Tim O’Sullivan: Running to honor a memory and fight cancer

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Maryse Conway of Bradford almost pulled off the miracle upset. After being diagnosed with both a rare form of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and a rare immune system disease (HLH), she battled back to near full health until contracting a … 0

Tim O’Sullivan: Change for the better for Sox

Saturday, March 30, 2013

When the Red Sox open the season tomorrow at Yankee Stadium, they will have more question marks and fewer expectations than any Boston team since the early 1990s. But they’ll fit right in the 2013 AL East, where … 0

Tim O'Sullivan: Boxers Boyle, Rhude far from satisfied with their Golden day

Friday, March 29, 2013

On Main Street in Concord, tucked beneath a dance studio and next to a dress shop, behind a pair of glass doors, there’s a boxing ring. And inside that ring on Tuesday night, a pair of Golden Gloves … 0

Tim O’Sullivan: Don’t play waiting game with Bradley Jr.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

He’s been the star of spring training, shining through the injuries, mediocre veterans and leftover stink of 2012. But when the Red Sox head north next week for the real games, they might not take their 22-year-old outfield … 0

Tim O’Sullivan: Patriots can absorb loss of Welker

Friday, March 15, 2013

Don’t fret, all you wailing owners of the now outdated No. 83 New England jersey. You and your fan wardrobe will be fine, just like the Patriots will be fine without Wes Welker. New England has been widely criticized for not re-signing Welker and allowing him to leave … 0

Tim O’Sullivan: Patriots have become ‘the almost team’

Monday, January 21, 2013

This has become the new football identity in New England. Reaching the biggest games, but invariably finding ways to lose. Success with an asterisk. It’s hard to call the season a failure when the Patriots were one of … 0

Tim O’Sullivan: Six keys for a Patriots victory in the AFC Championship

Sunday, January 20, 2013

First, the prediction. The Patriots will beat Baltimore tonight in Foxborough and earn a trip to another Super Bowl in New Orleans. But the Ravens won’t make it easy. Things might turn lopsided, like the 2009 playoff game … 0