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Red Sox win third straight AL East crown

Boston sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Mookie Betts and the Boston Red Sox won their third consecutive AL East championship Thursday night, clinching on enemy turf with an 11-6 victory over the rival New York Yankees. Betts homered, doubled twice and drove in five runs, finishing with four hits as the Red Sox ...

Cards, Broncos settle for 1-1 tie at Stellos

High Schools

NASHUA – Alvirne High School girls soccer coach Steve Beals looked for the positive in Wednesday's 1-1 double overtime tie with rival Bishop Guertin at Stellos Stadium. As well he should. His Broncos were minutes away from what would have been a third 1-0 loss on the season before Ashley ...

The Big Fella is looking for help with the big picks

High Schools

Question: When is 6-2 a losing record? Answer: When your two “Game of the Week” picks are the losers! Game balls go out to the Alvirne Broncos once again, after making this big fella eat his words a week ago. Honestly, I’m digging the vibe from Tarek Rothe’s crew. But hey, we all ...

Merrimack field hockey on top; South volleyball unbeaten

High Schools

Here's a look at Wednesday's high school action in the area, highlighted by a Merrimack field hockey win over Nashua South and the Panthers staying unbeaten in girls volleyball along with Hollis Brookline: FIELD HOCKEY Merrimack 5, Nashua South 0 Chloe Kapsambelis had a pair of goals ...

High School Football Preview Capsules: Week 4

High Schools

DIVISION I Merrimack (2-1) vs. Nashua South (2-1) WHEN: Friday, 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Nashua’s Stellos Stadium. LAST WEEK: Manchester Central 21, Merrimack 8; Nashua South 60, Keene 14. LAST YEAR: Nashua 27, Merrimack 20. FYI: It’s a huge contest, as any game involving the three West ...

Manchester Invitational annual mid-season cross country test

High Schools

Just how far has your high school cross country team progressed this season. The first true measuring-stick race will be held Saturday at Derryfield Park, the 44th Manchester Invitational. All nine area boys and girls programs will converge on the green at Derryfield with Alvirne, Bishop ...

Too many pitchers can’t perform most basic task

Local Sports Columnists

Throw strikes. If you have a budding Chris Sale in the house, this is the greatest tip to drive home. Forget about trying to teach an 8-year-old how to throw a slider. Set up a target in the shape of the strike zone and have him throw to that until he can hit it with at least a modicum of ...

Pats’ Jones appreciates getting second chance

Boston sports

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) –Cyrus Jones was sure his tenure with the Patriots was over when he was cut at the end of training camp earlier this month. New England chose to sever ties with the cornerback and return man, a second-round pick in 2016, after an underwhelming two-year tenure. It ...

Yankees run down Price, Red Sox

Boston sports

NEW YORK (AP) – Luke Voit hit two homers off David Price, Miguel Andujar popped another one barely into the right-field seats and the New York Yankees stalled Boston’s division-clinching celebration by beating the Red Sox 10-1 on Wednesday night. Luis Severino (18-8) pitched seven innings ...

New scoreboards for Stellos, South athletes R.E.A.C.T.

High Schools

Stellos Stadium is getting a new look, likely just in time for the annual fall North-South Battle of the Bridge games set in 10 days. New scoreboards, with message boards, LED/video capability, etc. are slated as of now to be installed. They will also earmark a change in the sound system, as ...

Titans control Grizzlies in 2-1 win

High Schools

NASHUA – That old Bill Parcells addage “You are what your record says you are” may not apply to the Nashua High School North girls soccer team. The Titans certainly didn't look like a 2-4 team in dominating Goffstown on Tuesday at Stellos Stadium in a game that wasn't as close as the ...

Nashua boxer Fontanez takes New England crown

Local Sports Columnists

As far as steps to the 2020 Olympics go, this was a tiny one. Nonetheless, it was the first for Nashua’s Mike Fontanez, who captured the 165-pound title at the USA Boxing New England Regionals this past week. Fontanez, now 30-3, stopped his only opponent in Round 1, quickly, mercilessly and ...

Patriots tempering expectations for Josh Gordon

Boston sports

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – Josh Gordon arrived at a Patriots’ team facility that was abuzz with excitement about what he could potentially bring to their depleted receiving group. There was also just as strong a sentiment in the building to keep any lofty expectations in check – at least ...

CrossFit Tuff Row-a-Thon for Nashua Special Olympics

Local Sports

The second annual CrossFit Tuff Row-a-Thon, to benefit the Nashua Special Olympics, is scheduled for Saturday at the CrossFit Tuff facility, 14 Broad St. in Nashua. The competition is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. and run through 5 p.m. Teams of between five and 10 will row 26.2 miles. Rowers ...

Back-to-back shockers for Patriots: Loss and Gordon

Boston sports

In a few days, perhaps the shock will wear off. Not only about Sunday's New England Patriots loss at Jacksonville, but also the fact the Patriots surrendered a fifth round pick for an incredibly troubled – and yes, talented – receiver in former Cleveland Brown Josh Gordon. First, as far ...

High School Highlights: Nashua South boys soccer ices Pinkerton

High Schools

Boys soccer Nashua South 1, Pinkerton 0 Kody Lopez scored the game winning goal from an assist by CJ Dawe, to get the Panthers (5-2) past the Astros. Roe Hendrick made four saves on the day. South hosts Winnacunnet on Thursday. Girls soccer Merrimack 3, Memorial 2 The Tomahawks ...

Red Sox bullpen burned by Yankees in Bronx

Boston sports

NEW YORK (AP) – Neil Walker hit a three-run homer, Zach Britton started a game-ending double play on New York’s third try in the ninth inning and the Yankees kept the Boston Red Sox from a bubbly celebration in the Bronx for at least another night with a 3-2 victory Tuesday. Batting from ...

Titans come close to first win; HB volleyball stays unbeaten

High Schools

Here's a glance at Monday's local high school results: FIELD HOCKEY Manchester Memorial 5, Nashua North 3 The host Titans had set three scores as a goal, and hit it. The problem was, those were not enough as they fell to 0-7. Lauren Shaw had a pair of goals and Julia Gagnon had one. ...

Patriots pull off stunning trade for Browns’ Gordon

Boston sports

Eric Decker didn't work out, so how about Josh Gordon? The New England Patriots Monday traded for the former Cleveland Browns often-troubled wide receiver. Terms of the trade according to reports, are a 2019 fifth round pick goes to the Browns. The Patriots get back a 2019 seventh rounder if ...