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Titans fall short against Timberlane, 7-5

High Schools

NASHUA – Nashua High School North baseball coach Zach Harris is waiting for that 2018 feeling. “We've got to come ready to play with the passion and love for the game, like the precedent we set last year,” Harris said after the Titans fell 7-5 to Timberlane Friday at Holman ...

Time to go hippity-hoppity down the sports notes trail

Local Sports Columnists

With Easter Weekend here, it's time to hippity-hoppity down the Tids and Bits Trail to add to those Easter Basket goodies: --- Congrats to longtime Wilton-Lyndebrough High School softball coach Denny Claire, as the Warriors' win the other day is believed to make him the winningest high school ...

Raiders win means an NCAA quarterfinal vs. Springfield

Local Sports

The Rivier University and Springfield College men's volleyball teams will have their deciding match on the biggest stage on Saturday – the NCAA Division III quarterfinals. The Raiders and Pride split during the regular season, but they will face each other with the winner advancing to the ...

Cavs cruise past Jaguars with an eye on their break

High Schools

HOLLIS – For the Hollis Brookline High School girls lacrosse team, there's no time like the present. That's because the future after today is a 10-day school vacation layoff. So Thursday's dominant 14-6 win over rival Windham was huge, and it will be just as important to take care of ...

Admirals looking for new coach as Simpson resigns

High Schools

The Admirals will have a new captain steering the ship next season. The Alvirne-Milford High School co-op hockey team's coach, Matt Simpson, has stepped down after guiding an Alvirne-based team to its first postseason berth in six seasons. Simpson was hired two years ago to coach the solo ...

Rivier set to begin NCAA volleyball tourney today

Local Sports

They always seem destined to face each other, and a third meeting between the Rivier University and Springfield College men's volleyball teams could take place in the Division III NCAA regionals in Springfield, Mass.on Saturday. But first for the No. 12 nationally ranked Raiders, there's a ...

Alvirne’s Milinazzo gets her 100th career goal in win

High Schools

It was an unusually busy day for a Thursday in local high school sports with several teams in action, highlighted by an Alvirne player's milestone. Here's the rundown: GIRLS LACROSSE ALVIRNE 12, MANCHESTER MEMORIAL 3 Dominique Milinazzo scored five goals, including her 100th career ...

BG’s Anderson stymies Broncos in 5-1 win

High Schools

NASHUA – He's a year older, wiser, and healthier. And most likely, all that makes Bishop Guertin High School junior lefty Brett Anderson a better pitcher. The Alvirne Broncos will attest to that. Anderson fanned 12 while checking Alvirne on one run on three hits in six innings of work en ...

High School Highlights: Alvirne girls lacrosse routs Memorial

High Schools

Girls lacrosse ALVIRNE 12, MEMORIAL 3 Dominique Milinazzo scored five goals, including her 100th career tally, and added five draw controls to help pace the Broncos. Hailey Ramalhihho added a pair of goals while scoring one each were Jordan Sweeny, Sydney Nicholson, Erin Baker, Autumn ...

It’s time for Irving, Price to stifle themselves

Local Sports Columnists

In honor of Las Vegas sports bettor James Holzauer, who owns the 7:30-8 p.m. TV slot in the palm of his hand these days with his epic, history-making ($566k) run, we will play a little Friday morning “Jeopardy.” The answer is: Kyrie Irving and David Price. And the question? Who are two ...

Patriots will open season vs. Steelers at Gillette

Boston sports

The long awaited answer to who the New England Patriots would host in their banner-raising Sunday Night season opener on Sept. 8 was answered on Wednesday: Step right up, Pittsburgh Steelers. Yes, the Steelers got the nod for NBC's Sunday Night Football, not the Kansas City Chiefs (an AFC ...

Red Sox head to Tampa Bay with Pedroia on IL

Boston sports

Off to the best start in baseball, Kevin Kiermaier and the Tampa Bay Rays host the wobbling Red Sox. Boston is just 6-13, and a real bad series at Tropicana Field could drop the defending World Series champions into a double-digit deficit. Rays manager Kevin Cash will use an opener for the ...

Cards win the Pinkerton battle, but the war is in June

High Schools

NASHUA – Advantage Bishop Guertin. Well, sort of. Remember, the last four years the team that has won the regular season BG-Pinkerton Academy matchup has lost in the finals. So, was the Cardinals’ dramatic 12-11 win over the Astros Tuesday night in front of a loud but chilled Stellos ...

Alvirne softball tops Bishop Guertin

High Schools

HUDSON – When the Alvirne High and Bishop Guertin softball squads met up in Hudson on Wednesday, both teams were aiming to put an end to three-game losing streaks. And when the dust cleared, both contingents had reasons to feel good about their performances. But the host Broncos were ...

Patriots decide to take a chance on receiver Thomas

Boston sports

Would you exchange wide receiver Chris Hogan for a rehabbing Demaryius Thomas? The New England Patriots ultimately decided to make that switch. Less than a week after Hogan bolted for a one-year deal with Carolina, the Patriots signed the veteran Thomas, whom they faced numerous times when he ...

High School Highlights: Nashua North baseball posts first win

High Schools

Baseball Nashua North 4, Salem 1 The Titans (1-2) secured their first win on Wednesday night. Trevor Kelly had two RBIs, Varun Lingadal hit in one RBI and Zach Iannone brought in one. Tony Gallinaro contributed two hits and two runs. Joseph Berman pitched gave up five hits, one run and ...

Kyrie Irving’s 37 leads Celtics to 2-0 lead over Pacers

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) – Kyrie Irving scored 37 points and the Boston Celtics rallied late in the fourth quarter to beat the Indiana Pacers 99-91 on Wednesday night and take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven, first-round series Coming out of a timeout and with a chance to tie, the Pacers’ Wesley ...

Bruins stop Maple Leafs in Toronto

Boston sports

TORONTO (AP) – David Pastrnak scored twice in quick succession, Brad Marchand had a goal and two assists and the Boston Bruins held off the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-4 on Wednesday night to tie the first-round series 2-2. Charlie McAvoy had a goal and an assist, Zdeno Chara and Joakim Nordstrom ...

Yankees slam Red Sox to sweep two-game series

Boston sports

NEW YORK (AP) – Brett Gardner hit a grand slam off Ryan Brasier in the seventh inning for his 100th career home run, and the New York Yankees rallied to beat the Boston Red Sox 5-3 Wednesday night for a two-game sweep of the reeling World Series champions. J.D. Martinez hit a first-inning ...

Only one real cure for Red Sox’ ills

Local Sports Columnists

Before Nathan Eovaldi tried to be the stopper Wednesday night in the Bronx, there was a startling symmetry to the Red Sox awful start to the 2019 season. They were on course to lose 108 games. Folks will be forgiven if they don’t recall the 108 regular-season games won by the 2018 Red Sox. ...