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High School Notebook: Fame goes virtual; Nashua teams back today

NASHUA --- It's a virtual reality of the last year. Nothing has been able to escape the impact of the pandemic, including the Nashua Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Postponed twice already, the ceremony scheduled for May 22 will be moved to a virtual platform to be released that ...

Guertin boys, girls hockey teams are off to 2-0 starts

It was a holiday sweep Monday for the Bishop Guertin boys and girls hockey teams as they are both now 2-0 to start the season: BOYS HOCKEY BISHOP GUERTIN 4, LONDONDERRY 2 The Cardinals had four different scorers at Hooksett's Tri-Town Arena in jumping out to a 2-0 start on the young ...

Pageau’s late goal gives Islanders 1-0 win over Bruins

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Semyon Varlamov stopped 27 shots for his 29th career shutout, Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored with 4:09 remaining, and the New York Islanders beat the Boston Bruins 1-0 in their home opener Monday. Adam Pelech fired a shot from the left point and Boston’s Patrice Bergeron ...

The seventh ring adds intrigue to NFL/Brady’s postseason

Tom Brady is one win away from the Super Bowl, two wins away from a seventh ring. If that doesn’t get you excited about the final weeks of the strangest NFL season ever, perhaps the thought of Brady heading to Green Bay next weekend to take on Aaron Rodgers and the Packers will. Lambeau ...

NFL Combine basically scrapped due to virus concerns

The NFL will not allow in-person workouts for the scouting combine due to health and safety precautions because of COVID-19. The league informed teams Monday that any workouts will take place on the individual pro days on college campuses. Interviews of prospects and psychological testing and ...

Scrappy Cards mount stunning comback to beat Bedford

BEDFORD – It certainly looked like they were getting a taste of their own medicine. For the first 16 minutes of Sunday's big Division I game with host Bedford, the Bishop Guertin High School girls basketball team was experiencing what it has been doing to opponents for the last five ...

BG, Bedford remind us all what a big game feels like

A little while before game time on Sunday at Bedford High School, it looked like there were almost more media in the gym than fans. That tells you a couple of things. One, a sign of the times, where fans allowed at high school games this winter are few and far between. And two, after a very ...

Don’t look now, but Tompa Bay one win away from SB

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tom Brady’s best game in three tries against New Orleans kept the Buccaneers moving on in the NFL playoffs, and has Saints quarterback Drew Brees headed home — perhaps for good. Brady and the Bucs’ offense turned three Saints turnovers, including two interceptions of ...

Henne comes to rescue for Chiefs after Mahomes injury

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs had lost Patrick Mahomes to a concussion and were in danger of losing the game. Then their defense and Chad Henne — their defense and Chad Henne?! — along with a gutsy call by Andy Reid kept their hopes of a Super Bowl repeat alive, holding ...

Walker in, then out as Knicks romp over Celtics, 105-75

BOSTON (AP) — Julius Randle scored 20 points with 12 rebounds and RJ Barrett had 19 and 11 on Sunday to help the New York Knicks snap a five-game losing streak and beat the Boston Celtics 105-75. Jaylen Brown scored 25 for Boston, which had the best record in the Eastern Conference after ...

UNH hoop teams split their Sunday with Stony Brook

STONY BROOK, N.Y. - Nick Guadarrama (Newington, Conn.) scored 12 of his team-leading 14 points after halftime while Chris Lester (Barrington, Ill.) and Qon Murphy (Charlotte, N.C.) provided clutch 3-point scoring off the bench to lead the UNH men's basketball team to Sunday afternoon's 67-64 ...

Cards have all the power in 6-2 opening win over Trinity

HUDSON – The two concerns going into the Bishop Guertin High school boys hockey season were scoring and goaltending. They certainly had plenty of scoring in Saturday night's season-opening 6-2 win over Trinity of Manchester at Cyclones Arena. And the goaltending certainly held its own. But ...

Devils get Sharangovich goal in OT to upend Bruins, 2-1

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Egor Sharangovich scored his first NHL goal in the final seconds of overtime to propel the New Jersey Devils to a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins on Saturday. MacKenzie Blackwood made 27 saves and picked up his first victory of the season. Miles Wood also scored for ...

Hudson’s Torres paces UNH women; Wildcat men romp

DURHAM - Hudson's Amanda Torres hit the go-ahead baseline jumper with 13 seconds left to highlight a game-ending 7-0 run that propelled the University of New Hampshire women's basketball team past Stony Brook, 52-49, in Saturday afternoon's America East game at Lundholm Gym. Meanwhile, the ...

Saturday roundup: Guertin girls hockey team romps, 8-2

The Bishop Guertin High School girls hockey team made a statement that they will be a team to be reckoned with this winter with a season-opening 8-2 win over Concord Saturday night at Everett Arena. Jenna Lynch (with two assists) Julie McLaughlin (one assist) and Tessa Wilkie had two goals ...

Both UNH men’s, women’s hockey teams fall to UConn

DURHAM, N.H. - Senior forward Kohei Sato (Nishitokyo, Japan), freshman forward Nick Cafarelli (Middleton, Mass.) and junior defenseman Ryan Verrier (Reading, Mass.) all tallied two points, but the University of New Hampshire men's hockey team fell to UConn 8-3 at the Whittemore Center on ...

Brees: Playoff matchup with Brady destined to happen

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees periodically discusses his long, extraordinary NFL journey in terms of fate and destiny. The Saints quarterback says, for example, that his career-threatening throwing shoulder injury at the end of the 2005 season was meant to be. It precipitated his departure ...

Johnson’s pick six catapults Bills past Ravens, 17-3

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Taron Johnson could’ve kept running into next week on a 101-yard interception that carried the Buffalo Bills to their first AFC championship game appearance in 27 years. Johnson’s pick-6 of Lamar Jackson’s pass with 41 seconds remaining in the third quarter ...

Rodgers rate works again as Packers reach NFC title game

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Don’t tell Aaron Rodgers the lack of capacity crowds in a pandemic will limit the Green Bay Packers’ home-field advantage in the NFC championship game. He’s been waiting too long for this moment to have any such negative thoughts. Rodgers threw two touchdown ...