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Reports: Celtics agree to trade No. 1 pick to 76ers

Boston sports

Philadelphia and Boston have agreed in principle on a trade where the 76ers would acquire the chance to take Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press. The Celtics will get the No. 3 pick, plus an additional ...

Oh, what tales blow in during Draft Week

Local Sports Columnists

The Word of the Week is a simple one: Draft. It’s that time. Three of the four major sports use the month of June to conduct their player drafts, and of the three, basketball is the one that generally consumes us. Baseball? That draft probably more local flavor than anything else. Like ...

Reigning champs on pace to defend Decathlon/Heptathlon titles

High Schools

The 61st NH State Decathlon and 41st NH State Heptathlon kicked off Saturday at Nashua High School South. A high school graduation in the morning didn’t bother Nashua South’s Terrell Lewis, as the defending Decathlon champion is atop the standings after five of 10 events. Bow junior ...

Silver Knights struggle to hit at home again

Local Sports

NASHUA – Home is not where the hits and runs are for the Nashua Silver Knights. At least not lately. Nashua has scored just one run in its last 27 innings at Holman Stadium, and had only three hits in Saturday night’s 3-0 loss to the Worcester Bravehearts before 1,620 fans. “You’re ...

Zolak: Patriots should keep Garoppolo

Local Sports

NASHUA – There’s still a lot of quarterback left in former Patriots signal caller and current radio color analyst Scott Zolak, as fans at Holman Stadium discovered when he tossed a football for his ceremonial first pitch from the mound on Saturday night. So it should come as no surprise ...

Durant, James remain oblivious

Local Sports Columnists

Leave it to a new and former NBA champion to remind us how completely oblivious world-class athletes can be. Not quite in unison, Kevin Durant and LeBron James shrugged off silly suggestions that they have never played on a “super team.” Durant, per ESPN: “Super team? No, we just work ...

Nashua Blast 14U girls lacrosse places 5th

Kids Sports

LACROSSE Blast 14U plays well at tournament The Nashua Blast 14U girls team closed out their season at 5-2-1 with two wins at the New Hampshire Youth Lacrosse Association Tournament Festival in Amherst. The Blast finished fifth out of 38 teams in the 14U Division. In the tournament, it opened ...

A Milford softball dynasty won’t be easy

High Schools

By TOM KING Staff Writer Dynasties in high school sports are hard to come by. Bishop Guertin lacrosse certainly has one, with nine titles in 13 straight finals trips. Campbell baseball has had four titles during this current decade. Milford softball? Well, other than BG boys lacrosse, the ...

Heading home? Take the long way

Local Sports Columnists

What the heck has happened to the game of baseball? The home plate confusion/uncertainty finally hit the Nashua Silver Knights this week, and it just seemed like the whole thing was totally botched. Let’s set the scene: Nashua’s Ted Williams rounded third and headed home as there was ...

Brockton’s Martin leaves Silver Knights thirsting for offense

Local Sports

NASHUA -Remember the name Zack Martin. If the Brockton Rox do anything in the Futures League this summer, the odds are Martin will be a big part of it. He only threw about six innings for the University of Notre Dame this spring as a freshman, but the 6-foot-4, 190-pound righty threw five too ...

State Decathlon/Heptathlon set for Saturday at Nashua South

High Schools

High school athletes from around the state will make their way to Nashua High School South this weekend for the New Hampshire State Decathlon and Heptathlon. The traditional showcase starts Saturday and wraps up Sunday. It’s the 61st edition of the Decathlon, which is a 10-event test for ...

Red Sox slip past Astros on Mookie Betts’ homer

Boston sports

HOUSTON – Mookie Betts hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning, sending the Boston Red Sox over the Houston Astros 2-1 Friday night. Betts hit his team-leading 12th homer, and third in three games. He led off with a drive into the Crawford Boxes in left field, connecting against Will ...

Silver Knights bats quiet in 3-0 loss

Local Sports

NASHUA – The Wachusett Dirt Dawgs have never been known for their pitching prowess in their time in the Futures Collegiate League. But they certainly didn’t follow the script on a quiet Wednesday night, as three Dirt Dawg arms, led by starter Willie Krajnik, combined for a 3-0 blanking of ...

Five former Silver Knights feel a draft from MLB

Local Sports

NASHUA – It was a big day on Wednesday for former Nashua Silver Knights. Five former Nashua players were drafted, while two who were expected to go didn’t get a call. Merrimack’s Mickey Gasper, a junior catcher at Bryant University who was last year’s Futures League Player of the Year, ...

Bill Dod, Jim Gorham represent best of NH coaches

Local Sports

Here’s hoping Bill Dod’s last hurrah plays out as perfectly as did Jim Gorham’s. The latter just wrapped up a stellar, 16-year coaching career at Campbell High School by guiding the Cougars baseball program to another undefeated season and its fifth Division III/Class M title. In those ...

Phillies shut down Red Sox to avoid series sweep

Boston sports

PHILADELPHIA – Pinch-hitter Ty Kelly doubled home the only run in the eighth inning of a pitchers’ duel between Philadelphia’s Nick Pivetta and Boston’s Chris Sale to lead the Phillies to a 1-0 victory over the Red Sox on Thursday night. Sale (8-3) was cruising until a one-out single ...

Dod back for 2018, but that could be it

High Schools

MANCHESTER – It looks like Bill Dod will be having fun for one more season. After that? The only coach the Souhegan High School baseball team, which fell to Portsmouth 5-0 in Monday’s Divison II finals, has ever known, didn’t say. But if you read between the lines, it looks as if next ...

Silver Knights win over North Shore an education

Local Sports

NASHUA – The kid-filled Education Day crowd of 2,433 at sizzling Holman Stadium on Tuesday certainly learned something. First, the students from several area schools in attendance likely discovered that it’s probably better to try to slide home whenever possible, not retaliate when a player ...

Camerons are Bishop Guertin’s First Family for lacrosse

High Schools

EXETER – The Cameron household is no stranger to NHIAA boys lacrosse gold. Chris Cameron has coached Bishop Guertin to nine Division titles, spanning 13 consecutive trips to the state championship. All the while, his sons, Brian and Sean, have been cheering from the sidelines. Even though ...

Red Sox clip Phillies in 12 innings

Boston sports

BOSTON – Andrew Benintendi singled to right in the 12th inning driving in Xander Bogaerts from third for the winning run as the Boston Red Sox outlasted the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 on Tuesday night. Mitch Moreland hit one homer and barely missed another in the 12th with a long single off ...