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Merrimack’s Dyer set to head to Holy Cross next year

High Schools

NASHUA – It was love at first sight. Or basically first weekend. Merrimack High School football standout Jared Dyer left for the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. Immediately after the Tomahawks' basketball win over Concord Friday night. When he came back late in the day on ...

Hollis Brookline boys basketball tops Milford

High Schools

HOLLIS – As the fouls accumulated, the pace slowed and Hollis Brookline tenaciously tightened the defensive screws. The intensity was just enough to hold off a feisty bunch from Milford, 48-45. Nothing was settled until the final buzzer as Gavin Urda’s attempted 30-footer to tie rattled ...

Saber-Titans snap streak; Kings not so lucky

High Schools

BOYS HOCKEY NASHUA NORTH-SOUHEGAN 10, MANCHESTER CENTRAL-WEST 2 Jack Belter and Michael Dodge each had two goals as the Saber-Titans snapped a five game losing streak to improve to 2-6-1. Cam Gagne and Ryan Ducharme scored their first ever high school goals as the locals outshot winless ...

High School Highlights: BG boys hoop tops Spaulding

High Schools

Boys basketball Bishop Guertin 60, Spaulding 45 The Cardinals (7-1) won their sixth straight game on Tuesday night. Guertin’s Dylan Santosuosso and Spaulding’s Jared Gooley put on a shooting clinic each scoring 20 points. Mason Carroll chipped in 15 points and John Sullivan had four ...

Moreland stays with Red Sox, gets $3 million contract

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) — First baseman Mitch Moreland is staying with the Boston Red Sox, agreeing Tuesday to a one-year contract that guarantees $3 million. Moreland gets a $2.5 million salary this year, and Boston has a $3 million team option for 2021 with a $500,000 buyout. The 34-year-old hit ...

Haywood’s 29 points leads Celtics past Heat

Boston sports

MIAMI (AP) – Gordon Hayward had 29 points and nine rebounds, Jaylen Brown scored 25 points and the Boston Celtics led virtually the entire way to beat the Miami Heat 109-101 on Tuesday night. Kemba Walker added 16 points and eight assists for Boston, which got 11 points from Marcus Smart and ...

Local basketball world in shock over Bryant’s death

Local Sports

NASHUA – Rivier University men's basketball coach Lance Bisson and assistant coach Troy Bowen were having a debate Saturday night about NBA legends LeBron James and Kobe Bryant. James had just passed Bryant's total of 33,643 career points to rank third all-time in the NBA in scoring. “He ...

It was a good weekend for Cougars, Titans and Warriors

High Schools

BOYS AND GIRLS TRACK CAMPBELL GIRLS FOURTH, BOYS FINISH 12TH The Cougar girls came in fourth out of 19 scoring teams, while the boys finished 12th out of 22 scoring teams in a meet at the University of New Hampshire for those who were provisionally qualified for the state meet. Junior Tori ...

Carney’s 1000th highlights BG win over Mercy

High Schools

NASHUA – Early on, you couldn't blame Bishop Guertin High School girls basketball standout Erin Carney if she doubted 1,000 would be her lucky number on Saturday. Needing six points to reach that career scoring mark, she had gone 0-for-4 from the floor against Mercy High School of ...

Marchand continues leap to greatness at Nashua South

High Schools

The runway had life. If you couldn’t feel it, all you had to do was open your eyes. “Watching him warm up, you could see how fast that ramp was, how fast he was,” said veteran Nashua South track coach Doug Booth. And with the bright lights on, Paul Marchand took flight at the East ...

Greenwood: Brady drama already grows painful

Local Sports Columnists

There is nothing sweet about the sorrow inspired by Tom Brady’s possible parting. Indeed, the saga has become more annoying than anything. The rumors are endless, many are mindless. Brady is buying a house in Connecticut. Clearly he’s staying. Brady was spotted at a UFC extravagana in ...

High School Highlights: Campbell girls track fourth

High Schools

Indoor track The Cougar girls came in fourth out of 19 scoring teams, while the boys finished 12th out of 22 scoring teams in a meet at the University of New Hampshire for those who were provisionally qualified for the state meet. Junior Tori Allen won the high jump and came in second in ...

Pelicans run down Celtics

Boston sports

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Zion Williamson had 21 points and 11 rebounds in 27 minutes, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Boston Celtics 123-108 on Sunday for their first victory since the rookie star joined the lineup. Jrue Holiday had 25 points, JJ Redick scored 17 and Brandon Ingram added ...

ROUNDUP: South wrestlers edge Merrimack: BG sweeps quad

High Schools

Wrestling Nashua South edges Merrimack The Panthers hosted Pinkerton Academy, Merrimack and Winnisquam for a quad on Saturday. South knocked off Merrimack, 42-37, in the matchup of the day. Pinkerton swept three wins. For South, Kyle O’Connor, Ryan Salemi, Kyle Salemi, Colby Spencer, ...

Walsh, Grizzlies too much for Panthers to handle

High Schools

NASHUA – One bad quarter and one very good player did in the Nashua High School South girls basketball team on Friday night. The Panthers allowed Goffstown's Kelly Walsh to hit for 28 points, and were outscored 16-7 in the second period en route to a tough 44-35 loss at the hands of the ...

These two teams are clearly above all the rest

Local Sports Columnists

Yes, we know it's Saturday and that usually means our NFL picks. But sorry, there's no breakdown of the only pro football game this weekend, the AFC-NFC Pro Bowl. So we'll interrupt things on the final Saturday in January to give you a few tids and bits to ponder: If you weren't at the ...

Cardinals come back with a vengance vs. Pinkerton

High Schools

NASHUA – The look on the face Thursday night of Pinkerton Academy girls basketball coach Lani Buskey, and her brief comment with a shrug, told the story. “BG lives in its own world,” she said, referring to the Bishop Guertin Cardinals, who had just pasted her team 65-32. “We hang ...

Spartans get much needed win over Sanborn

High Schools

A big Milford win on the hardwood and some impressive skiing by Nashua North and South highlight the high school happenings for Thurday: BOYS BASKETBALL MILFORD 60, SANBORN 54 The 3-4 Spartans, who led by as many as 10 with five minutes to go, hung on after Sanborn (4-3) cut the lead to two ...

Tomahawks tough one out, 4-2 over Saber-Titans

High Schools

MANCHESTER – Zach Stimeling turned to his Merrimack High School hockey teammates on the bench a minute into the third period Wednesday and said, “Boys, we've got a game.” Indeed the Tomahawks did, as Nashua High School North-Souhegan's Jack Belter had just scored his second goal, this ...