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Belden back and better than ever at Hollis Brookline

High Schools

HOLLIS – There was so much in Florida for Kyra Belden. Her grandparents, private school, Clearwater Beach and one of the most dynamic club volleyball programs in the nation, OTVA ... Nothing could replace her teammates and Hollis Brookline High School volleyball. “Honestly, It was ...

Hollis Brookline crushes ConVal

High Schools

HOLLIS – Following a tough loss last week in Hanover, the Cavaliers of Hollis-Brookline rediscovered their rhythm, easily defeating ConVal, 42-0. The Cavaliers finished the day with 490 total yards of offense, breaking ConVal tackles at-will as they scored in all but one of their first ...

Hollis Brookline’s Balfour posts 300th volleyball victory

High Schools

VOLLEYBALL Hollis Brookline 3, Keene 0 The Cavaliers locked down the program’s 300th win in 18 seasons of play, all under coach Becky Balfour, with a 25-10, 25-15, 25-14 victory Friday night in Keene. Hanna Close (five aces, five kills, five digs), Elizabeth Bonnette (five aces, one ...

Nashua South’s Coffin dominates Invitational

High Schools

Nashua South sophomore Cali Coffin (17 minutes, 21.3 seconds) crossed the finish line a minute before her closest competitor to secure first place in the Nashua North Invitational girls varsity race at Mine Falls Park. The Panthers girls placed sixth as a team with 139 points. The top five ...

Let’s not overreact too much in the NFL, OK?

Local Sports Columnists

Well over 25 years ago, former Nashua High School football coach Bob Aylward always had this comment when talking about an upcoming game: “It's critical,” he would say. Hey, it's the same in the NFL with fans. They think every contest is do or die. In September, even though teams are ...

Ouellette becoming a huge two-way Titan

High Schools

NASHUA – Austin Ouellette is said to be a big proponent of watching film on opponents the week of a Nashua North football game. But what does the opposition see when they check out clips on Ouellette? A movie star for sure. But Ouellette isn't acting when he gets 99-yard touchdowns, like ...

Loveless, Harris help North cruise past Memorial

High Schools

NASHUA – Don’t forget about Mike Loveless. The Nashua High School North quarterback may have stepped out of the spotlight that fellow Titans Curtis Harris and Austin Ouellette have basked in much of this early season. In one half on Friday night, Loveless rushed for 166 yards and two ...

Alvirne rallies from 21-7 down, stuns Souhegan

High Schools

AMHERST — Attempt No. 1 did not go well. The Alvirne High double pass disintegrated into the Souhegan turf late in the first half when receiver Jack Regan saw quarterback Kyle Gora’s overhand lateral slip right through his fingers for a lost fumble. Regan got a reprieve, and he made the ...

Titans now 5-0 after OT win over Londonderry

High Schools

NASHUA – It was the kind of game that left players pounding the turf in frustration. Yes, plenty of chances were missed by both the Nashua High School North and Londonderry boys soccer teams on Thursday night at Stellos Stadium But not by Titan Sami Dieu Merci. His rocket free kick from ...

Nashua South routs Keene; Merrimack, BG fall

High Schools

Here's how things went for the area's other Division I teams on Friday night: Nashua South 60, Keene 14 The Panthers are now 2-1 with a big road win as the offense was impressive. Jaylan Pacheco had two TDs, and the Panthers, who led 38-8 at halftime, had three scoring drives of two plays ...

Rivier University embarks on major athletic facility upgrades

Local Sports

NASHUA – It is said to be the highest point in the city. “That’s what someone has told me,” Rivier University athletic director Joanne Merrill said of the complex atop the hill above the Muldoon Center, Raider Field. Merrill and the rest of the Raider athletic department hope that a ...

Tomahawks jump on Cardinal miscues for 3-1 win

High Schools

BEDFORD – It's possible that the sight of the Bishop Guertin High School girls soccer team brings out the best in the Merrimack Tomahawks. It certainly looked that way on Wednesday at the Global Premier Soccer Complex. The 'Hawks took a stunning 3-0 halftime lead and held on for a 3-1 win, ...

Merrimack blanks BG; Panthers tie Concord

High Schools

Here's a look at Wednesday's high school results from around the area: BOYS SOCCER Merrimack 2, Bishop Guertin 0 Down two starters, the Tomahawks persevered as Sam Cusson made nine saves in goal and Lars Rattunde had a goal and an assist. Rosendo Lopez had an assist on Rattunde's goal while ...

Red Sox post 100th win

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) – The Boston Red Sox reached 100 wins for the first time since Ted Williams returned from World War II in the 1946 season, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 1-0 Wednesday night as David Price won his sixth straight decision. Price (15-6) allowed three hits and struck out seven. ...

Panthers escape Alvirne with 1-0 win

High Schools

HUDSON – Nashua High School South boys soccer coach Joe Morgan had seen enough during the late moments of Tuesday's clash with the Alvirne Broncos. “Let's just get the win,” Morgan said to his team, “and get out of here.” The Panthers heard him, surviving a Bronco rush in the final ...

Another Belichick disciple in over his head

Local Sports Columnists

As a change of pace from speculating as to whether Brady likes Belichick, or whether Belichick likes Kraft, or whether any NFL team should like Bill O’Brien as a head coach, let’s consider Matt Patricia. Patricia, another plum plucked from the Genius Coaching Tree, is already checking the ...

Fisher Cats edge closer to Eastern League crown

Local Sports

AKRON, Ohio – With a 6-1 win in Game 2 of the Eastern League Championship Series, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats took a 2-0 series lead on the Akron RubberDucks, and can clinch the title with a win at home in Game 3 on Friday. Jon Harris (W) made the most of his first playoff appearance ...

Red Sox clinch playoff spot with win over Blue Jays

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) – The Boston Red Sox became the first team in the majors to clinch a playoff spot this season, rallying on pinch-hitter Brock Holt’s go-ahead home run in the seventh inning to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-2 Tuesday night. Guided by rookie manager Alex Cora, the Red Sox ...