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A football game tableau. On a table. 0

October 22, 2013
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Coaching never stops, as you can tell by the intensity on defensive coordinator Mike Pelletier’s face. 0

October 22, 2013
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The scene was crazy during Concord’s 34-27 win over Bedford in a battle of unbeatens, drawing what Monitor sports editor Sandy Smith called the most boisterous crowd she’s seen at a Concord High game since 2004. Media was out in full force, with New Hampshire Chronicle on hand to film a feature – in front of… 0

October 22, 2013
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The players get to wear shorts – as well as those awesome mesh pinnies from gym class – while getting their reps in. 0

October 22, 2013
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The Concord High football team goes through a walkthrough on Thursday, stepping on the game field for the first time. Head coach Eric Brown gets his smiles in then, since you never know what game day will bring 0

October 22, 2013
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Wright heads toward the end zone ... by following the line laid out by John Andersch (background). 0

October 22, 2013
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It wouldn’t be much of a game without a field to play it on. Tom “Kite” Wright takes care of that, lining the grass a few days ahead of time. Here, he mixes some of the roughly 40 gallons required to paint the field each week. 0

October 22, 2013

Missed Connections: Romance over onions and toothbrushes, and a haiku attempt?

We at the Insider like to scour Craigslist’s Missed Connections to see if anyone in Concord saw us dancing to Olivia Newton John tunes in our driveway is finding true love online. Here, presented unedited as always, are some of the best recent entries. concord home depot - m4w - 44 (concor)You are the sexy older lady behind the service desk with a cheeky sexy smile, I… 0

October 22, 2013

City briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell sets his alarm for 4 a.m., grabs a can of spray paint and rushes to Memorial Field to be first to paint the lines on the football field. In his sleepiness, though, he winds up on his neighbors lawn instead, and later, in custody. But not before spelling out a city memo on the grass. Leaf us aloneBust out those rakes The General Services… 0

October 22, 2013
High school football players of the week

Concord High captains take us inside the (McDonald’s) playbook

Name: Nick ComeauGrade: Senior (captain)School: Concord High School How long have you been playing football?Since I was 8 years old. What position do you play?Wide receiver and safety. Would you rather play a different position?No. I love wide receiver. It’s definitely my favorite. How common… 0

October 22, 2013