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Nashua PAL boxing shines at Golden Gloves

Local Sports

The Nashua PAL Boxing Club attacked the recent Central New England Golden Gloves in Lowell without its cleanup hitter, Olympic hopeful Mike Fontanez. The club still wreaked havoc. Three Nashua PAL fighters took home titles and was probably robbed of a fourth with a brutal 3-2 decision loss ...

Red Sox need not fret over replacing Kimbrel

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At least no one is pointing to Craig Kimbrel’s lingering availability and crying “Collusion!” Bryce Harper’s conspicuous presence on the list of unsigned free agents could inspire a reasonable argument that 30 big-league owners put their heads together and from that rock pile came an ...

Locals excel in Division I girls, Division II boys skiing

High Schools

Several locals excelled at the NHIAA Division I girls and Division II boys state meets held earlier this week. Here's a look: Bedford girls tops Division I, Bishop Guertin 10th In Monday's Division I state meet at Mount Sunapee, Bedford took both the Slalom (387 points) and Giant Slalom ...

Celtics manage to fend off Pistons

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) – Jayson Tatum scored 19 points and Gordon Hayward finished with 18 to help the Boston Celtics hold off the Detroit Pistons 118-110 on Wednesday night. Hayward added eight assists and five rebounds in his first start since Dec. 21. Al Horford finished with 17 points, 14 rebounds ...

Panthers ended up road weary while at home in loss

High Schools

NASHUA – Winnacunet High School boys basketball coach Jay McKenna called his team's three-quarter slumber “A Monday night on the road.” Nashua South coach Nate Mazerolle could have described his team's fourth quarter the same way – even though it was playing at home in the comfort of ...

The AAF buzz just proves that football is forever

Local Sports Columnists

Football is forever. At least it seems that way, doesn't it? The last piece of confetti at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta is probably still floating around the facility somewhere, but that doesn't mean the end of football for the year. Nope, it's just beginning. It's everywhere, and will ...

Time for Celtics’ brass to feel some heat

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Are Danny Ainge and Brad Stevens in trouble? The Boston Celtics general manager and coach share the bullseye this morning. Their team, chock full of giant contracts and even more grandiose egos, has not budged from the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference with a pedestrian 35-21 mark heading ...

North girls end long losing streak; many Tuesday games off

High Schools

GIRLS BASKETBALL Nashua North 56, Keene 42 Jaden Smith had 13 points while Katie Carr added 12 and Peyton Ryan 11 (three 3-pointers) as the visiting Titans snapped an eight game losing streak. Janessa Lofton added nine on three 3-pointers for North, now 3-13 and off until it hosts ...

Cards romp over Wamps in battle of champions

High Schools

NASHUA – There have been games this season when his team has won handily that Bishop Guertin High School girls basketball coach Brad Kreick has worn a frown. Sunday's 68-43 win over Massachusetts power Braintree at the Colligadome was not one of them. “How could you not be happy with that ...

Sabers turn third period switch on for 5-2 win

High Schools

NASHUA -- They can score in bunches, and the Souhegan High School Sabers did just that in a defining third period on Saturday at Conway Arena. In fact, their 5-2 win over Lebanon-Stevens-Kearsarge, keyed by snapping that 2-2 tie after 30 minutes, may have been a defining moment of their ...

Marchand’s OT goal lifts Bruins over Avalanche

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) – Brad Marchand has a knack for the net in overtime. A lucky bounce helped him get another winner for the Bruins on Sunday. Marchand scored 4:03 into the extra period after his shot deflected off an opponent’s skate, extending Boston’s points streak to seven games with a 2-1 ...

Bomba’s away! It’s a threepeat for Alvirne diver

High Schools

The third time for Alvirne High School girls diver Skyler Bomba was not only the charm, it was the norm. Bomba won her third straght Division I state diving title at the University of New Hampshire's Swasey Pool on Friday night. Bomba's 372.35 score not only topped Divsion I divers, including ...

Some final Super thoughts on a memorable week that was

Local Sports Columnists

Here's a few New England Patriots/Super Bowl tids and bits as reflect on the couple of weeks that were as we hit the first non-NFL weekend since late July: ---The result of the game dictates all. A year ago, after the stunning loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, the Patriots and their fans were ...

Hanover girls pull away from Hollis Brookline, 70-54

High Schools

HOLLIS – Hollis Brookline High School girls basketball coach Bob Murphy would love for his team to have a second chance against powerful Hanover in a few weeks. That's after it gave the Marauders plenty of second chances in a 70-54 loss on Friday night. “Yeah, of course I would,” Murphy ...

Alvirne’s Bomba, BG boys look for a pool repeat

High Schools

A pool repeat would be sweet. That's what they're thinking at Bishop Guertin and Alvirne High School. The Cardinal boys swim team is the favorite going into this weekend's Division I Meet at the University of New Hampshire's Swasey Pool to repeat as state champions. On an indivdual basis, so ...

Memo to Celtics’ Danny Ainge: Keep trying

Local Sports Columnists

Try. How’s that for a novel idea? From Danny Ainge, to the coach, to the players, it’s time these folks became accountable to their fans. Boston, heading into last night’s home date with LeBron James’ Lakers, stood at 35-19, tied for the No. 3 seed in the East and 51/2 games off the ...

Red Sox ready to prepare for championship defense

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) – The goal is the same for the Boston Red Sox in 2019: finish the season flopping around on the pitcher’s mound, celebrating another World Series title. All that’s left is for them to figure out who’s at the bottom of the pile. The defending champions head to spring ...

Lakers’ Rondo sinks Celtics at buzzer

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) — Rajon Rondo hit a 20-foot jumper as time expired to lift the Los Angeles Lakers over the Boston Celtics, 129-128 on Thursday night. LeBron James had 28 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists. Kyle Kuzma added 25 points and Rondo had 17 points and 10 assists to help Los Angeles ...

Q&A with Nashua North runner Rory Curran

High Schools

NASHUA – If an identity crisis once existed in the halls at Nashua North, this junior sensation obliterated it on Sunday afternoon at Dartmouth. Titans distance runner Joseph Curran, aka Rory Curran, decided to eliminate the confusion once and for all. If you see him from now on, just ...