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Nashua South footballs rips Timberlane for third win

High Schools

NASHUA – After an 0-2 start to the season, things weren’t looking great for the Nashua South football team. However, the Panthers bounced back with a pair of convincing wins over Merrimack and Nashua North, and they carried that momentum into Friday night’s contest against visiting ...

Souhegan football fends off rival Milford, 20-12

High Schools

AMHERST – On a night full of haymakers thrown by each of these two fierce football rivals, Souhegan High School landed the loudest and the last, holding off a gritty Milford High bunch, 20-12. “They made the big plays, offensively; we just couldn’t come up with them,” said Milford coach ...

Pinkerton routs Bishop Guertin, 49-13

High Schools

DERRY – Friday night told a tale of two teams – with seasons going in opposite directions – and it quickly became clear which way each team was going. Pinkerton defeated Bishop Guertin 49-13, cementing the Astros’ credentials as one of the top teams in the state for 2017. The visiting ...

Nashua South, Alvirne girls soccer teams much improved

High Schools

Who are the two best area Division I girls high school soccer teams this fall? The answer may surprise you. Introducing a new feeling for the Alvirne Broncos and Nashua South Panthers, who last year lost a combined 21 games. But this season, both are 6-3, and feature two of the top players in ...

Cardinals suffer first field hockey loss at hands of Astros

High Schools

FIELD HOCKEY Pinkerton 2, Bishop Guertin 0 The Cardinals are no longer the lone unbeaten team in Division I, giving up a goal on a deflection in front just over six minutes into the game at Stellos Stadium. The Astros (9-1) scored an insurance goal off a penalty corner at the 15 minute mark of ...

Lizotte leads Broncos past injury-riddled Titans, 2-0

High Schools

NASHUA – You had to feel some sympathy for the Nashua High School North girls soccer team on Tuesday. Seventy-two hours earlier they had to chase after one of the best strikers in Division I, Nashua South’s Angie Suaza, and she ended up scoring all three goals in a Panther win. Fast forward ...

Petrocelli’s dream wasn’t so impossible after all

Local Sports

NASHUA – The Impossible Dream? When Rico Petrocelli was a rookie shortstop with the Red Sox two years before the Red Sox won their legendary pennant, he was on a team that lost 100 games. In his mind, anything was possible. “It wasn’t easy,” he said with a chuckle as he spoke to a joint ...

Impossible Dream?: Petrocelli a baseball legend

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NASHUA – The Impossible Dream? When Rico Petrocelli was a rookie shortstop with the Red Sox two years before they won their legendary pennant, he was on a team that lost 100 games. In his mind, anything was possible. “It wasn’t easy,” he said with a chuckle as he spoke to a joint ...

Raitt, defense pace Cardinals to first win, 33-0

High Schools

NASHUA — It hasn’t been the kind of football season Bishop Guertin High School senior quarterback Sam Raitt expected, but he took a few steps to try to remedy that on Monday night. Raitt rushed for 99 yards and three TDs, threw for another and even had an interception as the Cardinals ...

Battle of the Bridge had some memorable moments

Local Sports Columnists

Here’s a few thoughts as we recover from the event-filled Battle of the Bridge and Sunday’s wild day around the National Football League: This fall’s Battle of the Bridge marathon at Stellos Stadium on Saturday will go down as one of the best we’ve seen with regard to the three varsity ...

Patriots’ Brady formula continues to work with little risk

Boston sports

Warning, New England Patriots: Man does not live by Brady alone. Or shouldn’t, anyway — even as incredible as he is. The quarterback bailed his team – specifically, his team’s defense – once again on Sunday. It’s happened so often over the last 17 years, even the Patriots may be ...

Alvaro Ramirez leads Nashua South boys soccer past Merrimack

High Schools

Boys Soccer Nashua South 4, Merrimack 1 Alvaro Ramirez had three goals in the game to lead the Panthers past the Tomahawks. Patrick Hyde kicked in a goal, while CJ Kapopolous, Logan McIntosh, and Riley Olson dished out assists. South plays Alvirne on Friday and Merrimack heads to Salem on ...

Blue Jays hammer Chris Sale, Red Sox

Boston sports

BOSTON – Chris Sale matched a career worst by giving up four home runs in a playoff tuneup, including a pair to Josh Donaldson, and the Boston Red Sox lost 9-4 to the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night. Teoscar Hernandez hit one of his two homers off Sale, and Kendrys Morales had the other ...

Slimmer Marcus Smart vows to be Celtics leader

Boston sports

NEWPORT, R.I. – Marcus Smart is walking around a lot more with his shirt off. And it may be a positive sign for the Boston Celtics this season. The fourth-year guard developed a reputation as one of the Celtics’ toughest players in his first three years in the NBA. While filling primarily a ...

Milford at Souhegan football game to tackle issue of hunger

High Schools

AMHERST – In conjunction with the Milford at Souhegan football game, the Ethics Forum and the Souhegan Athletic Department are joining forces to host a Night of Giving for New Hampshire Tackles Hunger and Hope for Gus. New Hampshire Tackles Hunger is a statewide effort by high schools to ...

Hollis Brookline volleyball takes down BG

High Schools

HOLLIS – Fans of New Hampshire Division I volleyball may be wondering the distance between unbeaten defending state champion Hollis Brookline and the rest. Judging by the battle the Cavaliers endured from Bishop Guertin, things are pretty tight. Behind the 1-2 outside explosion from Maddie ...

Nashua South girls soccer top Merrimack

High Schools

South had the upper hand on Monday afternoon beating Merrimack. The Panthers were led by Ellie Kopicko (two goals), Angie Suaza (one goal), and Kendra Santoro played well in net. Abby Morgan scored the lone goal for the Tomahawks, while Lindsey Erickson, Sam Page, and Emma Zanni all played ...

Blue Jays slow down hard-charging Red Sox

Boston sports

BOSTON – Josh Donaldson homered and drove in three runs, powering the Toronto Blue Jays past the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox 6-4 on Monday night. Boston’s six-game winning streak was snapped and its magic number to clinch a second straight division title remained at three. The Red Sox ...

New Celtics anxious to chase age-old goal

Boston sports

CANTON, Mass. – Gordon Hayward was looking forward to playing with Isaiah Thomas, one of the Celtics players who recruited him to Boston during his whirlwind free agency. By the time Hayward steps on the parquet floor, though, there will be another All-Star point guard dishing out the ...