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Per usual, lots of new faces for 2018 Silver Knights roster

Local Sports

NASHUA – The Drive for Five will be without a lot of familiar names making up its engine. But don't mistake that as a sign that the Nashua Silver Knights won't be vying for a fifth Futures Collegiate League championship, and third straight, in their eight years of team and league ...

A sad note among your weekend tids and bits

Local Sports Columnists

Here's a few tids and bits for your holiday weekend, starting with, unfortunately, a sad note: The local baseball world is in mourning with the passing earlier this week of longtime coach/hitting guru Bobby Caswell, who fought a hard battle vs. cancer for the better part of the last four ...

Sheehy helps Cards down Derryfield to make girls tennis finals

High Schools

MANCHESTER – Natalie Sheehy wasn't used to this kind of attenion. The Bishop Guertin High School No. 6 singles player hadn't had the crowd of people around her court before Friday's Divison I semifinal match vs. Derryfield. But hers was the last singles match left, and if she could somehow ...

Betts, Martinez blasts spark Red Sox past Braves

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) – Mookie Betts hit his major-league leading 17th home run, J.D. Martinez slugged his 16th homer and the Boston Red Sox beat the Atlanta Braves 6-2 on Friday night hours after a surprising roster shakeup. Boston got its fifth win in six games shortly after announcing it had ...

Red Sox designate Hanley Ramirez for assignment

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) – Hanley Ramirez was designated for assignment by the Boston Red Sox, who are responsible for the $15.25 remaining on his contract but avoided him triggering a $22 million salary for 2019. Boston made the move Friday to clear a roster spot for All-Star second baseman Dustin ...

Nashua South girls place second in Division I track meet

High Schools

MERRIMACK – The Nashua South girls were hungry, and it showed brightly out on the track at Friday night’s Division I State Championship Meet. South had three girls earn the title of “state champion” and delivered amazing point-scoring performances and personal bests up and down the ...

BG girls tennis to face Bedford for title

High Schools

MANCHESTER – Natalie Sheehy wasn’t used to this kind of attenion. The Bishop Guertin High School No. 6 singles player hadn’t had the crowd of people around her court before Friday’s Divison I semifinal match vs. Derryfield. But hers was the last singles match left, and if she could ...

Cavaliers reach Division II boys tennis finals

High Schools

BOYS TENNIS DIVISION II SEMIFINALS No. 3 Hollis Brookline 9, No. 7 St. Thomas 0 The Cavaliers (15-1) will be playing in their first Division II title match ever, and they hope it goes as well as things went in Thursday's clean sweep of the Saints (10-6). Nic Vahe won 8-6 at No. 1 singles, ...

High School Highlights: Alvirne softball rips Bedford

High Schools

Softball Alvirne 12, Bedford 3 Liz Derosa was blistering at the plate, contributing four RBIs on three doubles for the Broncos. Adding an RBI each to the box score were Haley Peaslee, Alexis Charbonneau, Farrah Cestrone, Kiara Chase, and Kayli Boucher. Chase was the winning pitcher ...

Cleveland forces Celtics into seventh game

Boston sports

CLEVELAND (AP) – LeBron James scored 46 points and preserved his reign atop the Eastern Conference for at least one more game as the Cleveland Cavaliers shook off losing All-Star Kevin Love with a head injury and beat the Boston Celtics 109-99 on Friday night to force a Game 7. James, ...

Celtics take down James, Cavs for 3-2 series lead

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) – Rookie Jayson Tatum scored 24 points and Al Horford had 15 points and 12 rebounds to help the Boston Celtics beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 96-83 on Wednesday night and take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals. The Celtics remained perfect in Boston this ...

Crunch time has arrived for Cavaliers vs. Celtics

Boston sports

CLEVELAND (AP) – Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue was answering a question about Boston’s defense on LeBron James during a teleconference when he tripped the security system at his home. A piercing alarm sounded. “Uh-oh,” Lue said Thursday as he punched in a code to silence the screaming ...

Cards get through Panthers en route to semis

High Schools

NASHUA – Perhaps it was the calm before the storm for the Bishop Guertin High School girls tennis team. Use any cliché you like. The fact is the Cardinals on Wednesday beat a competitive Nashua South team 8-1 in the Division I quarterfinals, and now the road to at potential title gets much ...

High School Highlights: BG boys lacrosse wins big

High Schools

BOYS LACROSSE Bishop Guertin 13, Duxbury (Mass.) 7 The Cardinals scored six unanswered in the third quarter to snap a 4-4 tie and move to 17-0 in a battle of two New England powers. “That was a statement game,” Guertin coach Chris Cameron said. “This was a huge game for us. Our ...

Local high school track stars set to defend titles

High Schools

Repetition. A handful of area track and field athletes have that on their minds, a buzzword if you will, as this weekend’s state championship track meets are contested. Friday afternoon, kicking off at 4, the Division I State Meet will be at Merrimack High School. Saturday, Division II ...

Sabers boys, Spartan girls on to tennis semis, Panther boys fall

High Schools

Besides the Bishop Guertin girls, two out of three local tennis teams prevailed in Wednesday's tournament play: BOYS TENNIS DIVISION II QUARTERFINALS No. 1 Souhegan 6, No. 8 Windham 3 The 14-0 Sabers took five of six singles matches to wrap things up decisively and advance to Thursday's ...

Rays slow down Red Sox

Boston sports

ST. PETERBURG, Fla. (AP) — Blake Snell threw six scoreless innings, Wilson Ramos drove in two runs, and the Tampa Bay Rays avoided a three-game sweep by beating the Boston Red Sox 6-3 on Thursday night. Snell (6-3) allowed three hits, walked two and struck out eight. The left-hander is 2-0 ...