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Mookie Betts a Red Sox lifer? Don’t bet on it

Local Sports Columnists

Floating down a lonesome stream of consciousness, seeking some sort of guidance on a few questions. … Will Mookie Betts play his entire career with the Red Sox? Weighing modern trends, the safe (if not wise) bet is to say no. Indeed, it’s absurd for anyone to predict that any ...

College Journal: Rivier hoop teams find in-state talent

Local Sports

NASHUA – Last winter was one to forget for the Rivier University men’s and women’s basketball programs. As both their seasons are underway, will things improve? It looks that way, but one thing is for certain – whatever both Raider teams end up doing this season, they’ll be ...

Irving leads Celtics to OT win over Raptors

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) – Kyrie Irving had a season-high 43 points, scoring 17 in the last 8:06 of the fourth quarter to force overtime and then making or recording an assist on every basket in the extra period Friday night to lead the Boston Celtics to a 123-116 victory over the Toronto ...

Red Sox sign Pearce to one-year deal

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) – World Series MVP Steve Pearce is staying with the Red Sox. The journeyman first baseman agreed to a $6.25 million, one-year contract with Boston on Friday. The 35-year-old Pearce was a free agent after completing a $12.5 million, two-year deal that he got from Toronto in ...

Dallas Stars slip past Bruins in overtime

Boston sports

DALLAS (AP) — Jason Dickinson buried a rebound 1:34 into overtime, Ben Bishop made 23 saves and the Dallas Stars beat the Boston Bruins 1-0 on Friday night. Dickinson and Mattias Janmark led a 2-on-1 against goalie Tuukka Rask. Janmark shot from the left side, and the rebound slid to ...

Cougars, Huskies ready for title game rematch at UNH

High Schools

LITCHFIELD – Let's flashback to a year ago on a chilly Saturday morning at the University of New Hampshire. You had two unbeaten teams getting ready to battle it out for the Division III football championship at Wildcat Stadium. One, Mondadnock Regional, you would have been amazed they made ...

Alvirne QB Gora wrestling with greatness

High Schools

HUDSON — The Alvirne High School football team heads into uncharted territory Saturday, its first-ever championship game. Don’t expect the Broncos sophomore quarterback to be swept up in the magnitude of the moment when Alvirne and Plymouth collide (2:30 p.m.) at UNH’s Wildcat ...

Red Sox’ Mookie Betts wins American League MVP Award

Boston sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Mookie Betts is ready to become an ambassador for baseball, now that he's won a batting title, World Series and Most Valuable Player award with Boston. "I enjoy being kind of a face around the game. I've kind of used this pedestal or whatever you want to say to spread ...

Campbell’s Costello made the right turn into coaching

High Schools

LITCHFIELD --- Glen Costello was feeling like something was missing during his senior year in college. He had played football at Alvirne High School, but there was no longer football at UMass-Lowell, where he was going to graduate from in a few months. The Hudson native was driving by Alvirne ...

Rubino sets the tone for Campbell football

High Schools

LITCHFIELD – Forgive Campbell High School senior Jason Rubino if he seems a bit distracted this week. You see he knows now for certain that Saturday's Division III title game between the Cougars and Monadnock at the University of New Hampshire will be the last high school football game he ...

Patriots have time off to ponder where they really stand

Boston sports

Imagine having the worst work day of the month right before you were supposed to take some time off. That's what happened to the New England Patriots this past Sunday. Any extra time off other than perhaps a weekend they may have been looking forward to is likely out the window, floating ...

Campbell, Alvirne corner the local football market

Local Sports Columnists

Where is the high school football capital of the area? Nashua, right, where there are three schools? Merrimack? The Souhegan Valley? Nope. Head across the Merrimack river to the outlying towns of Hudson and Litchfield. At least that's the way it is this year,and who knows, it could be for a ...

Tennessee Titans drub punchless Patriots

Boston sports

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tom Brady added another big chunk of NFL history to his resume. The Tennessee Titans made sure the Patriots quarterback didn’t finish his 300th game by hitting him over and over again. The Titans sacked Brady three times and hit him six more times as they beat ...

Slow start hinders Tomahawks in 30-8 semis loss

High Schools

BEDFORD – The theory that it's not a good idea to fall behind a top rated, heavily favored high school football team by three touchdowns in the first half was proven true again on Saturday. That type of slow start doomed the Merrimack High School Tomahawks as they trailed 14-0 after one ...

Bruins’ Halak frustrates Vegas Knights

Boston sports

Halak shuts down Golden Knights in Bruins' 4-1 win BOSTON (AP) — Jaroslav Halak stopped 37 shots to help the Boston Bruins to an 4-1 victory over the Las Vegas Golden Knights on Sunday night. David Pastrnak scored again, and Danton Heinen, Jeremy Lauzon and Brad Marchand also had goals as ...