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HS Highlights: Guertin boys hoop falls

High Schools

N. Andover 68, Bp. Guertin 42 For the second straight game in the Commonwealth Christmas Classic, the Bishop Guertin boys found the going tough, falling to North Andover. The Cardinals got 11 points from Tom Fontanella. Today, they will play in the seventh place game against Londonderry. ...

Capitals trip Bruins in shootout

Boston sports

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin made the most of a quick opportunity to make up for a shootout miss. Ovechkin scored in regulation and the tiebreaker, lifting the Washington Capitals to a 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night. The 32-year-old Ovechkin missed his shootout try ...

Diprizio’s OT goal puts South-Pelham in Conway finals

High Schools

NASHUA – The Kings will have a shot at their second straight Conway Arena Hockey Tournament throne. Matt Diprizio’s power-play goal with 54 seconds left in sudden death overtime propelled the Nashua High School South-Pelham boys hockey team to a dramatic 3-2 win over Coventry in the final ...

Conway Tourney brings out best in South-Pelham again

High Schools

NASHUA – There’s something about the Conway Arena Hockey Tournament that brings the best out of the Nashua High School South-Pelham Kings. Coming into the 13th annual event on Tuesday as the defending champion, they were the only local team to emerge with a victory, topping Alvirne ...

‘Tis the holiday tournament season for local high school teams

High Schools

NASHUA – ‘Tis the season. Or make that the week. Christmas is now over, and New Year’s still awaits. That means only one thing in between for fans of local high school sports: Holiday tournaments. As usual, the main events take place just down the road from each other. Tuesday morning the ...

Patriots’ zone is a tough one to drag them out of

Boston sports

When they rise to the occasion, just how the heck do you beat the New England Patriots? They’re not infallible, but it’s clear they are able to reach into their treasure chest and pull out a different hero every week to tag team with the Tom Brady/Rob Gronkowski tandem. In this past ...

Lewis, Gronkowski lead Patriots past Bills, 37-16

Boston sports

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Everyone knew the Buffalo Bills had no answer for Rob Gronkowski. But it turns out they had no answer for his New England Patriot teammate, running back Dion Lewis, either. Lewis rushed for a career best 129 yards on 12 carries, scoring two touchdowns, one rushing, and ...

A couple of bad decisions once again help Patriots

Local Sports Columnists

Some things just don’t change with the New England Patriots these days. It’s clear they have the talent to beat anyone, as shown by their 37-16 Christmas Eve romp over the Buffalo Bills that was tight with just over 20 minutes to play. Switch on, opposition chance off. And again, the switch ...

Growing interests exists for Milford to eventually add ice hockey

High Schools

Will Milford High School eventually have a hockey program, be it a co-op team or otherwise, sometime in the next few years? It certainly looks like it will, but it won’t be happening right away. Milford athletic director Marc Maurais was charged by the Milford School Board to investigate the ...

For openers, Panthers happy to hold off Astros, 62-53

High Schools

NASHUA – Nate Mazerolle could see right away something was different from other years with his Nashua High School South boys basketball team on Thursday night. The Panthers in their season opener against Pinkerton jumped out to an 11-0 lead. In years past, they might be on the other end of ...

Schaff’s goal propels Bishop Guertin past Bedford, 4-1

High Schools

TYNGSBOROUGH, Mass. -Freshman aren’t supposed to come up big in big games, but don’t tell that to Bishop Guertin High School boys hockey ninth grader Mike Schaff. The Nashuan somehow slipped the puck past strong Bedford goalie Connor Laurendau at 3:11 of the third period, snapping a 1-1 tie ...

Jaguars stay unbeaten with 6-1 win over ‘Hawks

High Schools

MANCHESTER – It was important for the Merrimack High School boys hockey team to look at the big picture following the Tomahawks’ 6-1 defeat at the hands of unbeaten Windham on Wednesday at West Side Arena. “They’re moving up to D-1 next year,” Tomahawks coach Dan Belliveau said of the ...

Is Guertin-Bedford hockey this soon really a gift?

Local Sports Columnists

Here’s a few tids and bits as those shopping days wind down to a precious few: First, sometimes the schedule early in a season can lull you to sleep. You think that there’s no really big games so soon. Well, in high school hockey, guess again. The Bishop Guertin boys hockey team hosts ...

Broncos roll past Central in season opener

High Schools

Compiled by Tom King and Hector Longo BOYS BASKETBALL Alvirne 83, Manchester Central 56 Max Bonney-Liles had 25 points while Joe Canelas added 14, as the visiting Broncos gave Marty Edwards his first career win as a head coach in New Hampshire. Paul Manzi had 12 points and Cam Jones 10. ...

Patriots have the mental edge over rest of the competition

Boston sports

While the world debates what’s a catch and what’s not a catch in the world of the National Football League, as well as Ben Roethlisberger’s actual thinking of the situation on the final determining play of New England’s big win on Sunday, let’s be clear about one thing: The Pittsburgh ...

Cavaliers off to a great start after win over Milford

High Schools

MILFORD – Hollis Brookline High School girls basketball coach Bob Murphy welcomed his team on the first day of practice a few weeks ago and was stunned by what he saw. He observed last year’s 6-1 center, current junior Elizabeth Atkinson, making moves in the low post “I had never seen her ...

Nashua North looking to repeat as boys indoor track champs

High Schools

The indoor track athlete is the heartiest of types in the Granite State. While wrestlers might be given the credit for their resilience and grit, sacrificing daily for their skill, it is the New England track athlete, who bears the brunt of training in the December cold to open the year. No ...

Merrimack clips Nashua North in girls basketball

High Schools

Girls basketball Merrimack 44, Nashua North 36 Sabrina Johnson and Riley Crampton paced the Tomahawks (2-1) from the opening tip in an early-season win over the Titans (1-2). Arianna Motivala, Danielle Upton and Alana Choate kept North in the game. Memorial 57, Nashua South 48 South received ...

Celtics’ Gordon Hayward says return this season is possible

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) – Celtics forward Gordon Hayward is open to playing this season, but said Friday it will depend on how fast he is able to heal and show progress as he works his way back from a broken left ankle. Hayward was at TD Garden for Boston’s matchup with the Utah Jazz, the team he left ...