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Local baseball community remembers “Mr. Baseball”

Local Sports

NASHUA – He had the eye of the Tigers. Nothing more in baseball was more near and dear to longtime Nashua Babe Ruth coach and league/state official Jim Sanderson than the Tigers team he always mentored in the city Babe Ruth League. “It certainly was,” Duane Erickson, another longtime city ...

Etten comes home as Hollis Brookline hoop coach

High Schools

HOLLIS – The New Hampshire Department of Transportation has been warned. The state will take a hit in its toll collections this winter. Cole Etten is easing off on the EZ-Pass. Etten, 26, will replace Mike Soucy as boys basketball coach at Hollis Brookline High School. Living in Manchester ...

Astros eliminate Red Sox in Game 4 of ALDS

Boston sports

BOSTON – The Houston Astros poured back onto the field after advancing to their first AL Championship Series, posing for pictures with the Green Monster as a backdrop before a few players bellyflopped in the puddles in the infield dirt. They were already soaked with celebratory beer and ...

Avalanche buries Bruins, 4-0

Boston sports

BOSTON – The Colorado Avalanche are heading into their home opener feeling pretty good. Another win in Boston certainly helped. Semyon Varlamov stopped 29 shots, Nail Yakupov scored two goals and the Colorado Avalanche continued their recent success in Boston with a 4-0 win over the Bruins on ...

Nashua South has edge in run for high school football playoffs

High Schools

Who in local high school football will win the not-so-wild West? The leader in the clubhouse is Nashua South. The Panthers seemed to have righted the ship. After two straight losses to start the season, they’ve won four in a row and have another seemingly winnable game at Keene coming up ...

Blue Devils run past Cardinals, 41-22

High Schools

NASHUA – The tough season for the Bishop Guertin High School football team continues. The Cardinals, as expected, fell to current Division I power Salem 41-22 at Stellos Stadium on Saturday night, and it didn’t help matters that BG was sorely undermanned. At least seven potential starters ...

Panthers shut out by Central in field hockey

High Schools

FIELD HOCKEY Manchester Central 4, Nashua South 0 Paige Murphy had 14 saves in goal for the visiting Panthers but it was not enough at Gill Stadium as they dropped to 1-10-1. Playing well defensively in front of Murphy for South were Katherine Tello, Abbey Rowe, Maddie Sewade, and Hannah ...

Red Sox keep hope alive with Game 3 win over Astros

Boston sports

BOSTON – Hanley Ramirez waved a “Believe in Boston” flag during pregame introductions, drawing cheers from a Fenway Park crowd fearful of a second straight postseason sweep. Then he gave the Red Sox exactly what they wished for: more October baseball. “I just tried to wake everybody ...

Thursday Night Football: Yay or nay?

Local Sports Columnists

Football is such a unique sport,isn’t it? It’s a once a week thing, which makes it different from all the others. But it’s also so schedule-oriented, you throw that schedule and it can really cause problems. For example, it still boggles the mind how the Bishop Guertin High School ...

Astros have the numbers to soar past Titans, 61-19

High Schools

NASHUA — Football is often a numbers game, not only on the scoreboard but also on the rosters. When the Pinkerton Academy Astros were able to just keep throwing players offensively at Nashua North on Friday night, the Titans were basically defenseless in a lopsided 61-19 loss at the hands of ...

Eichmans are double trouble for Merrimack foes

High Schools

MERRIMACK – You’d think one Eichman is hard enough for opposing defenses to handle when it comes to the Merrimack High School football team. But two? Brutal. That’s the constant headache backs Joe and Ben Eichman give opposing coaches and players. Joe, a senior, was expected to be a big ...

Nashua South football routs Alvirne

High Schools

HUDSON – Needing a victory to protect its spot atop the Division I West Conference, Nashua South left no doubts Friday night, stomping host Alvirne, 46-14. With a win and Pinkerton’s dismantling of Nashua North last night, South takes a clear lead in the conference at 4-2. Alvirne falls to ...

Souhegan football blanks Manchester West

High Schools

MANCHESTER – Whenever an opponent is at the bottom of the standings, it might easy to ease up for a week. Someone forgot to tell that to the Souhegan Sabers on Friday night. The visiting Sabers put in a strong performance, earning a well-deserved 35-0 victory over the Blue Knights of ...

Hollis Brookline hands Con Val football first loss

High Schools

Hollis Brookline overcame five first-half turnovers to knock Con Val from the ranks of the unbeaten, 21-13. It was the Cavaliers’ first win over the Cougars in four years and places both teams at 4-1 in the Division II South race. Brandon Iodice had a big night on the ground and ran for one ...

Londonderry stymies Merrimack football, 21-0

High Schools

LONDONDERRY – It might sound silly or overstated following a shutout loss, but the Merrimack football team had one of its best outings of the season on Friday night. Of course, its standout performance wasn’t enough. The Tomahawks’ defense limited the high-powered Londonderry offense to ...

Could this be the Sabers year in Division II field hockey?

High Schools

Milford High School girls field hockey coach Betsey Kallfelz was gazing with envy down the sideline at the Spartans’ chief rival, the Souhegan High School squad. “They do a lot of stuff off-season,” Kallfelz said. “They have a lot of girls in their program. Between their freshman, JV ...

Nashua South wins, North falls in boys soccer

High Schools

BOYS SOCCER Nashua South 4, Salem 2 Alvaro Ramirez had a pair of goals and two assists while Nate Hyde and Josh Reeder each scored as the Panthers improved to 7-3-1. Emmanuel Orozco had two assists. Hanover 5, Nashua North 0 The visiting Marauders grabbed a 2-0 lead midway through the first ...

Locals set the pace for Simmons soccer success

Local Sports

NASHUA – College recruiting is often a case of connecting the dots. And when Simmons College coach Erica Schuling connected a few, she came up with three key players on her current team: Forward Kashka Gammon, a Hollis Brookline alum whose family is now in Nashua; Liz Donovan, a Nashua ...

Nashua South boys soccer posts seventh win, tops Salem 4-2

Boston sports

BOYS SOCCER Nashua South 4, Salem 2 Alvaro Ramirez had a pair of goals and two assists while Nate Hyde and Josh Reeder each scored as the Panthers improved to 7-3-1. Emmanuel Orozco had two assists. Hanover 5, Nashua North 0 The visiting Marauders grabbed a 2-0 lead midway through the first ...