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Titans show no mercy in 15-5 win over Panthers

High Schools

NASHUA – What a difference a couple of days makes for the Nashua High School North softball team. On Monday, the Titans looked way off their game in a season-opening loss at the hands of Merrimack. But maybe the rivalry with Nashua South on Wednesday woke them up, as they trounced the ...

High School Highlights: Bishop Guertin baseball romps

High Schools

BASEBALL Bishop Guertin 11, Woburn 0 The Cardinals are now 2-0 on the young season as Brett Anderson led the way going 3 for 3 with a double, triple, two runs and two RBIs. Sam Boudreau (double, two runs, RBI) and Ryan Hue (1 for 2, run, RBI) also helped out. Meanwhile, Gavin Boyce tossed four ...

Yankees win brawl-game with Red Sox

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) — Tyler Austin rushed the mound after being hit by a pitch from Red Sox reliever Joe Kelly, triggering a bench-clearing brawl in a ramped-up rivalry as the New York Yankees ended Boston’s nine-game winning streak with a 10-7 victory Wednesday night. In a matchup between teams ...

Red Sox shut down Yankees

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BOSTON (AP) — Rick Porcello pitched seven scoreless innings, Mookie Betts drove in two runs and the Boston Red Sox beat the New York Yankees 6-3 on Thursday night. Porcello stayed in after a 45-minute rain delay and was working on a no-hitter before Aaron Judge’s leadoff double in the ...

Bruins, Maple Leafs resume playoff hostilities

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) – The Boston Bruins remember what happened last time they met Toronto in the NHL playoffs. They also realize they can’t count on it happening again. After taking a 3-1 lead in the series but failing to close out the Maple Leafs in Games 5 and 6 of their first-round series in ...

Celtics finish regular season with win over Nets

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Baynes 26 points, 14 rebounds leads Celtics past Nets By KEN POWTAK, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Most of Boston’s regulars got a chance to watch some basketball — both on and off the court. After watching some teammates on the court, they found themselves sitting or standing in ...

Nashua North softball tops Nashua South

High Schools

NASHUA – What a difference a couple of days makes for the Nashua High School North softball team. On Monday, the Titans looked way off their game while suffering a season-opening seven-run loss at the hands of Merrimack. But maybe the rivalry with Nashua South on Wednesday woke them up, as ...

Dubois having a dream career for Penn State softball

Local Sports

Tori Dubois is living the dream. Her dream. As a junior for the Penn State University women’s softball team, the former Bishop Guertin standout from Mont competing at the highest collegiate level, which was always her goal. “Playing for Penn State is a dream come true for me,” Dubois ...

Hollis Brookline volleyball rallies past Bishop Guertin

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NASHUA – The Bishop Guertin boys volleyball team had seized control from Hollis Brookline, grabbing a 22-14 lead in Game 4 and seemingly a lock to force a winner-take-all sprint to 15 in Game 5. Unheralded sophomore Matt Wojcik and the Cavaliers would have none of that. A JV player last year, ...

Nashua North girls lacrosse tops Salem

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Nashua North 17, Salem 12 Campbell Haller led the win with five goals, and both Danielle Upton and Julia Gagnon pitched in four apiece. Kaylee Hubbard scored three and Hannah Fortin had in a single. Theresa Ellison and Lauren Schalk kept the defense talking and caused several turnovers in front ...

Despite Sunday’s flop, Bruins could be for real

Local Sports Columnists

Now it’s time to get down to the nitty gritty. Stanley Cup Playoff hockey is here. To make it even better, the Boston Bruins will be involved again, and many feel they can get through what looks like a pretty soft Eastern Conference and make the Stanley Cup Finals. Wouldn’t that be great, ...

Red Sox hammer Yankees

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) – Mookie Betts hit a grand slam on a monster night, leading Chris Sale and the Boston Red Sox over the New York 14-1 Tuesday for their ninth straight victory. Betts went 4 for 4, scoring five runs and driving in four. His third career slam capped a nine-run burst in the sixth ...

Wizards mystify Celtics

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WASHINGTON (AP) – John Wall surpassed 5,000 career assists and the Washington Wizards beat the Boston Celtics 113-101 Tuesday night despite Jaylen Brown’s 21 first-quarter points to remain in play for the No. 6, No. 7 or No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference. For now, the Wizards are eighth ...

Merrimack tops Nashua North in softball opener

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Merrimack 12, Nashua North 5 Brenna Davenport (three RBIs) and Kaleigh Blades (two RBIs) both went three for three to open up the season with a win for the Tomahawks. Jessica Trahan had three hits with four RBIs and Demetria Gonzalez had two hits with an RBI. Merrimack racked up 16 total hits ...

Hobbled Celtics still confident as playoffs approach

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) – Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward exchanged the kind of toothy giggles normally only found between kids on a playground when they were introduced as the new faces of the Celtics. “It’s about to be crazy, G,” Irving said in the ear of Hayward to a soundtrack of clicking ...

Yankees scuffling as they arrive at Fenway to face Red Sox

Boston sports

Exasperated, caller Joe from Fair Lawn seemed to speak for every New York Yankees fan on the No. 1 topic in town. “He is awful!” Joe hollered on WFAN radio. Not that Giancarlo Stanton needed to listen to the powerhouse sports talk station Monday to figure out how the masses felt. The ...

Local high school softball teams challenged to repeat

High Schools

It was a week to remember for local high school softball. The second week of last June, the area had five teams reach their respective semfinals in all four divisions, culminating in two championships with Bishop Guertin (Division I) winning its first and Milford (Division II) taking its second ...