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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

Local Sports

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 ...

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 ...

Tom Brady does it again – Pats win on last drive

Boston sports

FOXBOROUGH, Mass.- Brandin Cooks started his day by being booed. He ended it with one of the biggest moments of his short New England Patriots tenure. Cooks was one of a group of Patriots players jeered as they stood locked arm in arm next to a group of players that knelt during the national ...

Suaza ensures the Bridge belongs to South

High Schools

NASHUA – The Bridge belongs to Nashua High School South for the fall season. And, in a way, to Angie Suaza. The Panthers senior striker scored all three goals in a 3-1 win on the final game of a five-game day at Stellos Stadium, clinching the Battle of the Bridge for South, 9-6-2. The golf ...

Crazy day at Gillette Stadium ends well for Patriots

Local Sports Columnists

Has there ever been a crazier, more eventful day than Sunday at Gillette Stadium, as well as the entire National Football League? It began in the morning with New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft issuing a statement similar to his fellow owners, speaking in support of the league after ...

Nashua South hopes win over North is wake-up call

High Schools

Has the Nashua High School South football team risen from its early season slumber? It certainly looks that way, doesn’t it? The Panthers have recovered from an 0-2 start and South coach Scott Knight knows every season has a turning point. He hopes he has pinpoint the one this season for his ...

Mookie Betts sparks Red Sox win

Boston sports

CINCINNATI – Mookie Betts wasn’t about to stop. Neither are the Red Sox, who are heading home with a chance to win another division title. Betts doubled with the bases loaded to tie it in the eighth inning and dashed home from second base on an infield single, rallying the Red Sox to a 5-4 ...

Panthers keep momentum going in win over rival North

High Schools

By TOM KING Staff Writer NASHUA – Things are suddenly looking a lot better suddenly for the Nashua High School South football team. The Panthers turned an 8-8 halftime deadlock with rival Nashua North into a convincing 34-15 win on Friday night before close to 3,000 at Stellos ...

BG-Keene football postponed due to Blackbird staph infection

High Schools

NASHUA – There will be no return of varsity football to Bishop Guertin High School’s Elliott Field after all. Saturday’s scheduled 2 p.m. game with Keene High School at the field has been postponed due to a good percentage of the Blackbird players currently suffering from a staph ...

Another important North-South battle on tap

High Schools

NASHUA – The coaches hope their players ignore the noise. That’s been the theme at both Nashua High School North and South football practices all week as they prep for their 14th regular season meeting on Friday at 7 p.m. at Stellos Stadium. The two schools split their meetings last year. ...

Panthers conquer nerves — and Titans

High Schools

NASHUA – The toughest opponent the Nashua High School South girls volleyball team had on Thursday night was its own nerves. Once the Panthers beat that foe, they focused on rival Nashua North and cruised to a 3-0 win by set scores of 25-21, 25-6, 25-8. “That first game kind of sets the ...