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Some normalcy should return to Patriots on Sunday

Local Sports Columnists

The cleat is on the other foot. The New England Patriots would never panic at the sight of the Miami Dolphins coming to town. Privately, they'd look down on them, both literally (in the standings) and figuratively. But suddenly, it's the Dolphins taking a more or less businesslike approach ...

As usual, Battle of the Bridge more than a rivalry game

High Schools

NASHUA – It always seems to count for a lot. The annual Nashua High School North-South Turkey Eve Bowl is a game that has no official value, unofficially for played for pride, fans, and alumni. The regular season game? It's strictly business, and can change a season. “It always seems ...

Nashua North football hauls down Nashua South

High Schools

NASHUA – The rules never change, even in a rivalry game. And the main rule for any football team: Don’t turn the ball over. The Nashua High School South Panthers did it three times on Friday night, and the Nashua North Titans took full advantage in a 21-14 win in front of 2,000-plus at ...

Merrimack rolls over Bishop Guertin

High Schools

MERRIMACK – With each win, Merrimack High School’s football team inches closer to the Division I playoffs. Try telling that to the Tomahawks. “A lot of the reason we are here is because we are only looking at the next opponent,” said senior Tristan Wood, who ran for two touchdowns ...

A capsule look at High School Football Week 5

High Schools

DIVISION I NASHUA NORTH (3-1) AT NASHUS SOUTH (2-2) WHEN: Friday, 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Stellos Stadium. LAST WEEK: Merrimack 14, Nashua South 0; Nashua North 34, Manchester Central 27. LAST YEAR: Nashua South 35, Nashua North 14 (regular season); Nashua South 55, Nashua North 21 (Turkey Eve ...

High School Football: Milford rips Souhegan; Alvirne romps

High Schools

Milford High made itself at home at the expense of host Souhegan, pounding out a 47-27 decision. The Spartans moved to 3-2, taking a major step forward in the Division II South chase for one of four playoff spots. Tristyn Shattuck scored three times and Owen Zalenski ran for two touchdowns ...

Panthers hold off Titans to stay unbeaten

High Schools

NASHUA – The phrase “Purple Reign” that the Nashua High School South sports teams like to use can certainly wear thin. But you have to admit,when it comes to Panthers girls volleyball this season, it fits. South is now 10-0 after making a furious fourth set run to defeat rival Nashua ...

High School Highlights: Hollis Brookline volleyball now 11-0

High Schools

Volleyball Hollis Brookline 3, Manchester Memorial 0 Kyra Belden notched her 1,000 assist and ended the night with 28 assists, in the Cavaliers win. Sammie Sheppard was the leader on defense with 14 digs and Kaleigh Whalen helped out the offense with eight aces and six kills. The ...

It’s time to settle down, Patriots fans

Local Sports Columnists

The cleat is on the other foot. The New England Patriots would never panic at the sight of the Miami Dolphins coming to town. Privately, they’d look down on them, both literally (in the standings) and figuratively. But suddenly, it’s the Dolphins taking a more or less businesslike ...

Yankees rout Red Sox, clinch home field for wild-card game

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) — The New York Yankees clinched home-field advantage for the AL wild-card game on Friday night, hitting four homers to tie the major league single-season record and beat the Boston Red Sox 11-6. Reigning Rookie of the Year Aaron Judge hit his first homer since coming off the ...

There’s more than just football to Battle of the Bridge

High Schools

NASHUA – There's certainly more to the fall season Battle of the Bridge than football. That's always evident in the Nashua High School North-South rivalry, which is resuming this week after a cross country meeting kicked things off a couple of weeks ago. Golf was slated to match up at Green ...

Titans golfers give North 4-2 Battle of Bridge lead

High Schools

Here's are the highlights of Wednesday's high school action, including another day in the Nashua North-South Battle of the Bridge: GOLF Nashua North 204, Nashua South 223 The Titans take a 4-2 lead in the annual fall version of the Battle of the Bridge, thanks to a 38s by Bryce Zimmerman ...

In search of predicting perfection

High Schools

What will it take for perfection? The big fella isn’t looking for infallibility here, but a tidy, little spotless week would be nice, right? I may never get closer than last week when a heroic Milford High team pushed undefeated St. Thomas to its absolute limit, before falling, ...

Sale goes 4-2/3 in loss as Red Sox split with Orioles

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) – Chris Sale struck out eight over 4-2/3 innings in his final tuneup for an expected start in the AL Division Series opener before the Baltimore Orioles salvaged a split of Wednesday’s day-night doubleheader with a 10-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox. Boston won the opener ...

Broncos overcome slow start to edge BG, 3-2

High Schools

HUDSON – In a span of 24 hours, the Alvirne High School boys soccer team had been outscored 9-1. They were winless, and against the strong wind on Wednesday, already trailing Bishop Guertin 1-0. Every reason to pack it up after you've packed it in. All the ingredients were there. But in ...

Patriots striving to find some consistency

Boston sports

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – The Patriots are just three games into the season, but their problems on offense are quickly starting to pile up. New England has displayed numerous issues in the passing game during back-to-back losses . But its inability to produce a sustained rushing attack has ...

High School Highlights: Nashua North boys soccer now 7-1

High Schools

Compiled by Marc Breton Boys Soccer Nashua North 1, Manchester Memorial 0 Sami Dieu scored the lone goal for the Titans (7-1), which was just enough to secure the win. Tyler Downing, Thiago Ferriera, Colin Miller, and Joey Morse led the midfield in controlling possession for most of the ...

Amendola returns with Dolphins to face Patriots

Boston sports

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) – For any New England Patriots wanting to say hello Sunday to former teammate Danny Amendola, they most likely can find him running over the middle. But they already knew that. That’s where Amendola made his living for five seasons with the Patriots, and that’s where he ...

Alvirne’s Lizotte always looks for a net gain

High Schools

It was a strange sight at week ago at Stellos Stadium. Clearly, Emily Lizotte was out of place on the Alvirne High School girls soccer bench, as she sat watching the Broncos tie Bishop Guertin 1-1. “I know,” she said with a grin. “It's a tough one.” Lizotte, the Broncos leading ...