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Silver Knights name Muntean new general manager

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NASHUA – The Nashua Silver Knights have replaced youth with experience in the general manager’s chair. Silver Knights owner Drew Weber announced on Thursday he has hired 61-year-old former Bristol Blues GM Rich Muntean, who has over 30 years of baseball front office experience, as the ...

Cards have an easy 9-1 night vs. Blue Devils

High Schools

TYNGSBOROUGH, Mass. – Usually games between the Bishop Guertin and Salem High School boys hockey teams are nip and tuck affairs. Instead for Guertin at Skate 3 Arena on Wednesday night it was shoot and score. The Blue Devils have five freshmen and three sophomores on the roster, and it showed ...

Cards bounce back with win over rival Merrimack

High Schools

MERRIMACK – They both took home championship hardware during Christmas Tourney Week. But clearly there is still a gap between the Merrimack High School girls basketball team and their local rivals at Bishop Guertin. The Cardinals trounced the Tomahawks, 48-32, Tuesday night at the H.Dana ...

Nashua South wrestlers have special motivation

High Schools

NASHUA – Wrestlers hold themselves to some pretty lofty standards, as far as toughness goes. Nashua South senior Matt Lamarche has set the bar high, way high. Lamarche hopes when he hits the mat is that he can be as tough as his 6-year-old little sister Sophia. “She’s a warrior. ...

Manchester Central wrestlers slip by Nashua North

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WRESTLING Memorial 34, North 30 Ray Quigley, Anthony Sexton, Alyx Vallerand and Joao Valdevino all posted wins by fall for the Titans, who next head to the Paul Bellavance Tournament on Saturday. HB 46, Exeter 30 The Hollis Brookline wrestling team improved to 6-1 on the season with a 46-30 win ...

Old school Bill Belichick facing older school Dick LeBeau

Boston sports

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Dick LeBeau vs. Bill Belichick. Doesn’t get much better than that for NFL fans. Tennessee linebacker Wesley Woodyard believes the rare matchup is a showdown for the ages. “Oh man, it’s going to be a battle of the masterminds,” Woodyard said when the Titans ...

For Gush, coaching Campbell football was a full time job

High Schools

What goes into a high school coach’s mind at times when he makes a decision about his future? Let’s take a peek. Greg Gush said good-bye to his Campbell High School football team at Sunday’s team banquet/championship celebration. He told the players midway through last week he was ...

Football definitely the focus in Foxborough

Boston sports

Will the focus be on football in Foxborough? Of course. Make no mistake, this week the New England Patriots will be, as they say, ignoring the noise as they prepare for Saturday night’s AFC Divisional Round playoff game vs. the upstart Tennessee Titans. Will the ESPN and other stories on ...

Alvirne boys hoop knocks off Nashua North

High Schools

HUDSON — Snow cost first-year Alvirne High head coach Marty Edwards his first shot at a home win. Memorial High School spoiled the second chance. His Broncos said enough is enough on Tuesday, knocking off Nashua North, 61-38, to finally break the ice. “It’s a lot better feeling, getting ...

Nashua South boys hoop stops Trinity

High Schools

Boys Basketball Nashua South 88, Trinity 78 The Panthers (3-0) stay undefeated in a night where the offense took the upper hand over defense. Richie Mercado (25 points), Clay Medling (19 points), Tyler Bernard (18 points), and Andrew Moody (11 points) to lead the Panthers. South plays Bishop ...

Gronk confident Belichick can keep Pats’ focus on Titans

Boston sports

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – Rob Gronkowski says coach Bill Belichick makes it easy for the New England Patriots to ignore distractions such as the one created by last week’s ESPN report. “Throughout my years here I’ve seen a lot of negative, a lot of positive,” Gronkowski said Tuesday as ...

Ready for a Titan-ic week in Foxborough?

Local Sports Columnists

Yes, it’s going to be a fun week in Foxborough, isn’t it? There will be laughs aplenty. Bill Belichick will be asked about all the written stories of a rift between him, owner Robert Kraft, quarterback Tom Brady, and the New York media going crazy with the idea he might actually try to get ...

Bishop Feehan cruises past BG girls, 56-36

High Schools

GIRLS BASKETBALL Bishop Feehan 56, Bishop Guertin 36 The Cardinals (3-3) suffered a tough loss against a bigger and more experienced Feehan team in Attleboro, Mass. Ava Owens led BG with 10 points while Caroline Hoffer had seven points and Erin Carney added five. Guertin visits 4-2 Merrimack on ...

Crusaders run away from Broncos, 59-46

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HUDSON – Slam, jam – but no win. The athleticism for both the Alvirne and Manchester Memorial High School boys basketball teams was certainly entertaining on Saturday night at the C.J. Steckevitcz Gym. But the Broncos would have preferred to get the ‘w’, falling 59-46 to the Crusaders ...

As the world turns at Patriots Place

Local Sports Columnists

Here’s a few thoughts on the latest Tom Brady/Bill Belichick/Robert Kraft firestorm: One, while everyone says the New England Patriots could franchise Jimmy Garoppolo, it made no sense (or dollars). Garoppolo became a luxury and you don’t pay a backup $25 million. Garoppolo made it be known ...

Carney leads Cardinals’ rout of Lancers

High Schools

NASHUA – Not only were they the only game in town on Friday night, but the remarkable fact for the Bishop Guertin High School Cardinals was that they were actually in town in the first place. And playing a New Hampshire team, as they coasted past Londonderry 65-23 behind Erin Carney’s ...

It’s the year of hockey coaches behaving badly

High Schools

It’s been the season of hockey coaches behaving badly. Two local coaches missed all or most of last week’s Conway Arena Hockey Tournament because they were suspended for receiving game misconducts from officials for arguing/questioning calls. Nashua South-Pelham coach Shawn Connors missed ...

Campbell footbal coach Gush steps down after title year

High Schools

The second high school football coaching move in the area has taken place, and this one is a surprise. Campbell High School football coach Greg Gush will be going out on top after a five-year reign of the Cougars program, as he met with players this week to tell them he is stepping down. ...

Kings can’t hold on vs. Blue Devils, fall 4-3

High Schools

NASHUA – Call it a learning experience. The Nashua High School South-Pelham boys hockey team was 15 minutes away from a signature win over the Salem Blue Devils on Wednesday night. Except someone forgot to tell Salem. The Devils rallied from a 3-1 deficit with three third period goals to pull ...

Killen leads Cardinal girls past Sabers, 2-0

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NASHUA – Bishop Guertin’s Ashley Killen was killin’ it on Wednesday night. The Cardinals’ junior forward scored the game’s only two goals as Guertin topped area rival Souhegan, 2-0 at Conway Arena to improve to 2-0 on the season. “Ashley is obviously one of our more skilled ...