Courtesy photo Former Bishop Guertin tight end Chris Bury is living a dream come true, walking on to the University of Notre Dame football team.

Brookline’s Bury a player with a Fighting Irish plan

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Call Brookline’s Chris Bury a player with a plan. He’s always had one. When he was at Bishop Guertin, after two years of toiling on the offensive line and with new coach Travis Cote coming in, Bury just started lining up with the tight ends to see if he could stick there. He did. At ...

Staff photo by TOM KING Alvirne's Pat Rauseo steals third ahead of the tag by Nashua North's Colton Welch during the Titans' 3-0 win over the Broncos on Saturday in Hudson.

Home is a relative thing in Titans’ 3-0 win over Alvirne

High Schools

HUDSON – Its collective heart may have wanted to be in Nashua, but home is wherever the wins are as far as the Nashua High School North baseball team is concerned. At least one win, even if it was one town away. Forced by scheduling circumstances to play their home opener against Alvirne on ...

Staff photo by Jason Orfao/Bishop Guertin freshman Brett Anderson delivers a pitch Saturday during the Cardinals' 7-2 victory at Merrimack.

BG freshman pitches Cards past Tomahawks for 1st win

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MERRIMACK – After an improbable run to the Division I championship game last season, Bishop Guertin stumbled out of the gate with four straight losses to start 2017. A freshman helped put the Cardinals back on track Saturday at Merrimack. Brett Anderson struck out nine while delivering 5 ...

Boston Bruins swarm teammate Sean Kuraly (52) to celebrate his goal against the Ottawa Senators during the second overtime of Game 5 of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series Friday in Ottawa, Ontario. (Fred Chartrand/The Canadian Press via AP)

Bruins endured to extend series

Boston sports

OTTAWA, Ontario – Sean Kuraly picked a great time to score his first two NHL goals. Kuraly’s second goal of the game at 10:19 of the second overtime gave the Boston Bruins a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators in Game 5 on Friday night, avoiding elimination in the first-round series. Charlie ...

Alan Greenwood

Rondo still a stooge

Local Sports Columnists

Let’s start this morning with a quick multiple-choice quiz. Chicago Bulls injured guard Rajon Rondo is: A.) Immensely talented. B.) Reasonably intelligent. C.) Emotionally infantile. D.) All of the above … and more. Anyone who does not choose D needs to study up on Rondo a bit more. During ...

Staff photo by TOM KING/Lacrosse appears to be alive and well in Merrimack as several youths listen closely to instructions at a recent clinic.

Milford summer hoop league registration in May

Kids Sports

BULLETIN BOARD Basketball Milford summer hoop league registration Sign-ups for the 20th annual Milford Summer Basketball Leagues will be held at the Light of the World Christian Church on Saturday, May 6 (9-11 a.m.), Thursday, May 11 (6-8 p.m.) and Saturday, May 13 (9-11 a.m.). Boys and girls ...

Ottawa Senators center Derick Brassard (19) watches as Boston Bruins center Sean Kuraly (52) celebrates his goal during the second overtime of Game 5 of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series on Friday in Ottawa, Ontario. (Fred Chartrand/The Canadian Press via AP)

Bruins force Game 6 thanks to Kuraly’s goal in double OT

Boston sports

OTTAWA, Ontario – Sean Kuraly’s second goal of the game at 10:19 of the second overtime gave the Boston Bruins a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators in Game 5 on Friday night, avoiding elimination in the first-round series. David Pastrnak also scored and Tuukka Rask finished with 41 saves to ...

Boston Celtics' Al Horford dunks against the Chicago Bulls during the second half in Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Chicago on Friday. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Horford, Thomas lead Celtics over Bulls 104-87 in Game 3

Boston sports

CHICAGO – The Boston Celtics got pep talks from a past champion as well as their current superstar. Then, they put a charge in a series that was slipping from their reach. Al Horford had 18 points and eight rebounds, Isaiah Thomas scored 16 points, and the top-seeded Celtics beat the Chicago ...

Staff file photo by TOM KING Danielle Upton, shown in a game earlier in her Titan career, scored her 100th career goal on Tuesday, the third area player to do so this season.

Upton’s milestone success pacing Titans program

High Schools

Tis the season for 100 career goals in local high school girls lacrosse. So far, three locals have done it – Bishop Guertin’s Kate Bradford and Olivia Koutsos, and Nashua North’s Danielle Upton. There’s one difference – Bradford and Koutsos are seniors, and Upton is only a junior. ...

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Holman looking green and great in early season

Local Sports Columnists

Here’s a few tids and bits to munch on as you start the beginning of the final school vacation of the year: Just three weeks after getting about 8 inches of snow dumped on it, Holman Stadium is looking magnificent as far as the field goes. The turf is as green as could be, and the infield ...

Staff photo by Jason Orfao/Hollis Brookline sophomore Mike Moscatelli reacts after the Cavaliers wrap up the first set on Friday during a 3-0 victory at Souhegan.

Hollis Brookline leans on bench to sweep Souhegan

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AMHERST – It was next man up for Hollis Brookline on Friday, and the Cavaliers’ depth delivered a victory. Nick Wood racked up 13 kills and seven aces, pacing the defending champion Cavaliers to a 25-17, 25-17, 25-16 sweep of the Sabers at Souhegan. Hollis Brookline (3-2) is dealing with ...

Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia, center, is assisted off the field after being injured during the eighth inning of the team's baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore on Friday. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Pedroia hurts knee as Orioles blank Red Sox

Boston sports

BALTIMORE – If not for the image of Dustin Pedroia limping off the field with the aid of the Red Sox training staff, the talk in both clubhouses probably would have centered on the outstanding pitching performance of Dylan Bundy. Bundy took a five-hitter into the eighth inning Friday night, ...

Staff photo by Jason Orfao/Souhegan's Sammi Jay (27) celebrates with Savannah Benn (4) during the Sabers' 18-2 rout of Salem on Friday at Calvetti Family Field.

Souhegan girls lacrosse routs Salem

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Girls Lacrosse Souhegan 18, Salem 2 The Sabers improved to 5-0 on the season with a thrashing of the Blue Devils at Calvetti Family Field on Friday. Sammi Jay tallied five goals and an assist, while Brigid Casey also scored five goals in the romp. Taylor Clark added two goals and four assists ...

Photo courtesy of Guilford College Athletics Nashua's Amanda Dionne is having a superb scoring season at Guilford College in just her second year.

Amanda Dionne finds right fit at Guilford

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Amanda Dionne has always been looking for the right fit. She didn’t feel she had it for athletics at Merrmiack High School so she transferred her junior year to Tabor Academy in Marion, Mass. That allowed her to not only play lacrosse but also girls ice hockey. And then, once she settled on ...

Staff photo by TOM KING Souhegan's Rheanna Wilson slides safely into second as Milford infielder Jenna De Angelis looks out to where the ball got away, one of the few Spartan blemishes in a 4-1 Milford win on Wednesday.

Spartans find different way in 4-1 win over Souhegan

High Schools

MILFORD – Jim Rines knew that the usually potent Milford High School girls softball bats wouldn’t likely be booming on Wednesday against a tough Souhegan team. But the Spartans, like a good team/defending state champion should, found other ways to pull out a 4-1 win at Keyes Park. “When ...

Atlanta Falcons' Vic Beasley Jr. pressures New England Patriots' Tom Brady, during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Patriots open season Sept. 7 hosting Chiefs

Boston sports

It’s official: The Kansas City Chiefs drew the short straw. Andy Reid and Alex Smith will be coming to Gillette Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 7 to open the season against dare we say the new and improved defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots. The Chiefs were likely one of two or ...

Staff photo by TOM KING Nashua South starter Zach Finklestein delivers a pitch duirng Thursday's Division I game at Holman Stadium.

Trinity blanks Nashua South baseball

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Trinity 2, Nashua South 0 Trinity pitching held the Panthers (1-3) to three hits, which nullified good pitching by Zach Finklestein, Carter Cormier and Joe Routhier, who combined for a three-hitter themselves. South had a hit by Tyler Arneson, who had a single, just missing a homer, while other ...

Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts gets high-fives from teammates after they defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 in 10 innings of a baseball game in Toronto on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)

Betts’ three-run double carries Red Sox

Boston sports

TORONTO – When his first pitch of the day was driven to the edge of the warning track, Chris Sale was concerned he might be in for a long afternoon. Turns out he had nothing to worry about. Sale struck out 13 over eight shutout innings, Mookie Betts hit a three-run double in the 10th and ...

Patriots at the White House – lots of laughs

Local Sports Columnists

Does anybody here have a tissue? Actually, an entire box is needed. The Boston Bruins and Celtics are colossal playoff failures and the Red Sox, meh – maybe they’ll heat up by July. But don’t say you weren’t warned. There was plenty of notice. It wasn’t like a last-minute cancellation ...