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Red Sox great Pedro Martinez pitches his way into Hall of Fame

Local Sports

There are ballplayers who love the limelight so much that they look like fools trying to muscle their way into it. We are fortunate that Pedro Martinez’s love of the limelight was fully reciprocated. Martinez couldn’t awaken the damned Bambino to fire a fastball off his ...

Trade in lofty resolutions for achievable goals

Local Sports

This comes to you while I chow down on a cheeseburger. Yeah, you’re in the right place, and no, I haven’t lost my mind. At least, I don’t think I have. It’s the start of a new year, and that usually means a lot of the people you know are making plans to ...

Former Nashua coach Fagula tops 2014 newsmakers

Local Sports

The choices are many. It’s the same near the end of every year, as the mind is cluttered with the number of stories and events in the local sporting world. The question always remains the same: Which one is No. 1? Which events, people and teams are in the Top 10? Which ones have to ...

One more Baseball Hall of Fame voter breaks silence

Local Sports

Everyone who likes baseball a lot enjoys debating over what players are worthy of having their likeness hanging in the Hall of Fame for all eternity, or until the designated hitter rule is abolished. Everyone who loves baseball understands, sadly enough, that the DH will last well into the ...

Nashua Nighthawks win girls hoop tourney

Kids Sports

BASKETBALL Nighthawks Girls win Pelham Tourney The Nashua Lady Nighthawks seventh grade team won the Pelham Holiday Slam Tournament by defeating Windham, Bow, and Pelham twice. The team outscored its opponents 252-95 with an aggressive but disciplined defense.. Aaliyah Forman and ...

Bishop Guertin finishes sixth in Lowell (Mass.) tourney

High Schools

LOWELL – Bishop Guertin scored the game’s first four points, but it was all downhill from there as Chelmsford’s Princeton offense proved too much in the Lions’ 79-62 victory over the Cardinals in the fifth-place game of the Lowell Spinners/IAAABO 95 ...

Hollis Brookline earns runner-up spot at Knight Hawk Classic

High Schools

The Hollis Brookline wrestling team took second place at the Knight Hawk Classic in Holyoke, Mass., on Tuesday. Delran (N.J.) High School won the tournament by a margin of eight points over the Cavaliers. Caleb Lomme (182 pounds) was the lone champion for the Cavaliers with a 12-0 win over ...

Nashua South holds off Milford on way to Chick-Fil-A semifinals

High Schools

NASHUA – Nate Mazerolle felt Monday night was a perfect situation for the Nashua High School South boys basketball team to get into against Milford. The Panthers had battled back and forth with the Spartans throughout the second half of their opening-round game of the Chick-Fil-A ...

Chick-Fil-A Boys Basketball Holiday Tournament

High Schools

Alvirne 48, Thornton 47 George Notini’s layup with 7.6 seconds left gave the Broncos the lead for the first time since early in the second half and the Trojans turned the ball over at midcourt as time expired to give Alvirne the win. Sam Bonney-Liles led Alvirne with 15 points, ...

Nashua South, Alvirne-Pelham will square off in tourney final

High Schools

NASHUA – Steve Saucier remembers when the Nashua High School South boys ice hockey team won the Conway Arena Holiday Tournament two years ago. “I was a sophomore then, he said. “I want to be able to do it again. I’m definitely excited.” Saucier ...

Nashua North clobbers Souhegan to advance

High Schools

Nashua North 70, Souhegan 48 The Titans raced to an 11-point lead by the end of the first quarter and never looked back as they advanced to the semifinals of the Chick-Fil-A Holiday Tournament. Nate Hale led the way for North with 23 points, including four 3-pointers, as four players were in ...

Goffstown tops Hollis Brookline in tourney opener

High Schools

Goffstown 40, Hollis Brookline 34 Tim Comeau scored 10 of his game-high 12 points in the first half as the Grizzlies held off the Cavaliers in the first game Monday of the Chick-Fil-A Holiday Tournament at Nashua South. Matt Fothergill led HB with 11 points and Trevor Bowler added eight. HB ...

Puck drops Monday at Conway Arena Holiday Tournament

High Schools

The skates will be strapped on Monday morning and don’t be surprised if the players end up wearing them to bed that night. That’s because beginning at 10:40 a.m., the 10th annual high school hockey marathon known as the Conway Arena Holiday Tournament will begin, and run ...