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Serrentino saves the night for Kings in Bridge win

High Schools

NASHUA – It’s been such a tough start to the season for both, something had to give when it came to the Nashua High School South-Pelham and North-Souhgan hockey teams in their Battle of the Bridge meeting at Conway Arena on Monday night. But that something, or someone, wasn’t going to be ...

Patriots have had plenty of staying power over the years

Boston sports

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The bells should be ringing, alarms should be going off on the opposing team’s sidelines. It’s the fourth quarter. It’s a 15 minute period of game clock time that the New England Patriots have owned for the most part over the last 17 years. It’s a time when ...

Sabers cruise past Blue Knights, 73-45

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BOYS BASKETBALL Souhegan 73, Manchester West 45 Andersen Geffard had 22 points while Jordan Lau Quan added 14 and Ryan Hickey 10 as the Sabers improved to 5-4. The Sabers, who also got nine points from Max Leonard, helped their cause by going 14 of 19 from the line. The Sabers host Coe-Brown on ...

Rule of thumb: Never count out Brady

Local Sports Columnists

New England Patriots safety Duron Harmon had this big grin on his face just after the New England Patriots downed the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-20 on Sunday to get to yet another Super Bowl. He was talking about quarterback Tom Brady, who always gets Patriot players using superlatives. “I ...

Expensive Gilmore makes a money play for Patriots

Boston sports

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — It was a money play. Many had the same thought when New England Patriot cornerback Stephon Gilmore deflected away what could have been a go-ahead touchdown pass to Jacksonville receiver Dede Westbrook with 1:47 to play in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game at Gillette ...

Patriots Super Bowl bound after fourth quarter rally

Boston sports

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – As the latest New England Patriots slogan has said, they’re not done. Once again, the New England Patriots proved the fourth quarter is their domain, as they rallied from a 20-10 deficit to top the Jacksonville Jaguars, 24-20, on Sunday at Gillette Stadium to capture the ...

Cardinals learn a lesson in 3-1 loss to Hanover

High Schools

TYNGSBOROUGH, Mass. – The Bishop Guertin High School boys hockey team has learned a valuable lesson this week. The Cardinals have found out good teams are going to focus on trying to shut their offense down. And so far they’ve been able to, judging from a 4-1 loss last Monday to Arlington ...

Souhegan girls first, Bishop Guertin second in track meet

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Indoor Track Souhegan The Souhegan girls were first and Bishop Guertin second during the 13-team afternoon indoor sessions at UNH. Souhegan’s Abby Cranney rolled in the 300, at 43.84, nipping teammate Elise Lambert, who was right behind in second at 44.84. Jane Leighton won the 1000 handily ...

Orlando Magic stymie struggling Boston Celtics

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) – After a near-miss in their last game, the Orlando Magic were rewarded for another solid effort. Elfrid Payton had 22 points and the Magic won for just the third time in their last 20 games, overcoming Kyrie Irving’s 40 points to beat the Boston Celtics 103-95 on Sunday. “It ...

HandGate still grips Patriots Nation

Local Sports Columnists

Ah, HandGate, Day Three. It was an interesting one Friday. We got to hear from the quarterback, whose actions spoke louder than his words. Sure, when Tom Brady showed up at his press conference on Friday afternoon wearing gloves on both his hands, eyebrows were raised. Why the gloves at an ...

Concord slips past Nashua South boys basketball

High Schools

NASHUA – After little less than 32 minutes of regulation time at Belanger Gymnasium, the Concord Crimson Tide (3-4) versus Nashua Panthers (3-3) boys basketball game on Friday night at Nashua High School South came down to the final five seconds. The Panthers faltered on a free throw with 4.7 ...

Nashua South-Pelham boys hockey falls

High Schools

Concord 6, South-Pelham 3 The host Kings fell behind 4-0 after the first period and couldn’t climb all the way back, falling to 1-6 on the season. South-Pelham, which cut the margin to 4-2 after two periods, got goals from Riley Nutter, Joe Moore and Johnny Pinksten, with Matt Diprizio ...

Worried Patriots fans want to give Brady a hand

Local Sports Columnists

It’s the hand that’s rocked New England’s seemingly secure football cradle. Or something like that. Ever since the New England Patriots announced Tom Brady suffered an injury to his throwing hand in Wednesday’s practice, the volume’s been turned way up on the buzz surrounding ...

Aggressive Cavs handle Lebanon, 58-40

High Schools

HOLLIS – They remembered. The memory of last March’s loss to Lebanon in the Division II finals certainly seemed fresh in the minds of the Hollis Brookline girls basketball players when they hosted the Raiders on Friday night, judging by their tenacity. The 58-40 result in favor of the ...

Bishop Guertin names Maciejewski new softball coach

High Schools

NASHUA – Fresh off the program’s first-ever state championship, the Bishop Guertin High School girls softball team will have a new leader. Former JV coach and varsity assistant Leah Maciejewski is taking over as the new head coach in place of Nicole Adamson, who stepped down over the ...

Bedford-BG: A boost for high school girls hoop

Local Sports Columnists

Bedford High School girls basketball coach Sue Thomas and her Bishop Guertin counterpart, Brad Kreick, always seems to be a true realists. Thus, they took what they could as far as the atmosphere surrounding the Bulldogs’ 48-43 win over the Cardinals on Tuesday night. OK, the place wasn’t ...

Bulldogs put Cardinals in the wrong zone, 48-43

High Schools

BEDFORD – The Bishop Guertin High School girls basketball team was in a zone on Tuesday night. But for the Cardinals, it was the wrong kind of zone. The Cardinals got lost in the second half in the Bedford Bulldogs’ zone defense, and ended up falling down the stretch, 48-43, in their ...

Patriots approach to AFC Title Game will be simple, not dramatic

Boston sports

Off the field there may be a little bit of drama. On it? There’s not much mystery or excitement with these New England Patriots, and it may not change too much in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game. It was a pretty good weekend of NFL Divisional Round football, usually considered on an annual ...

Cards suffer frustrating late loss to Brady-Trinity-West

High Schools

TYNGSBOROUGH, Mass. – The good news for the Bishop Guertin High School girls hockey team is it helped the sport do itself proud with a fantastic showing Monday, along with the play of the Bishop Brady-Trinity-West co-op team. The bad news? The Cards had to suffer a tough 3-2 loss at Skate 3 ...