Sports

A look back at what was, and what could be for football

Local Sports Columnists

As champions celebrate and runnerups lament, it’s time to close the book on the 2017 high school football season, right? Not so fast. There’s one more game to play in Nashua, with the annual now-Turkey Eve Bowl at Stellos Stadium on Wednesday between Nashua North and Nashua South. Plenty ...

Campbell tops Monadnock in championship thriller

High Schools

DURHAM – There was no litany of penalties, mistakes or big-game jitters. In Saturday’s Division III State Championship final, Campbell High School took every shot, absorbing the very best unbeaten Monadnock could deliver. Make that previously unbeaten Monadnock. Top-seeded Campbell rallied ...

Resilient Celtics win showdown with Warriors

Boston sports

BOSTON – Kyrie Irving had 11 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter, including two free throws that put Boston ahead in the closing seconds, and the Celtics beat the Golden State Warriors 92-88 on Thursday night for their 14th straight victory. Jaylen Brown had 22 points and seven rebounds, ...

Q&A with Souhegan alum – UNH soccer player Willis Griffith

Local Sports

The coaches of the America East Conference lit a fire under University New Hampshire soccer star Willis Griffith. They named Griffith, a graduate student out of Souhegan High School, All-America East Conference … Second Team. “I’d be lying if I told you I was happy with it,” said the ...

Challenges await Rivier men’s and women’s hoop teams

Local Sports

NASHUA – The annual challenge begins on Wednesday for the Rivier University men’s and women’s basketball teams. It’s the challenge to prove they can be competitive in the ever tough Great Northeast Athletic Conference. The Raider men were 2-23 overall last year, 1-17 in the conference, ...

Patriots riding that momentum wave

Boston sports

What a difference a month or two makes when it comes to the New England Patriots. The gloom of September is now replaced by the giddy of November. And it’s justifiable joy. Right now, the Patriots are looking like the team to beat in the AFC. The other candidates are falling by the wayside, a ...

Could be a classic Division III final on Saturday

Local Sports Columnists

Here are a few local and regional tids and bits while we wait for the puff of white smoke to come from Holman Stadium as far as a new Silver Knights general manager is concerned and wonder just how the Nashua North and South football teams are passing the time up until next week’s Turkey Eve ...

Fame finds Banghart, Eastman and Demers

Local Sports Columnists

It really wasn’t about fame at a little soiree in Concord on Sunday. Sure, they do call it the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association Hall of Fame, but it’s more about dedication and accomplishment. And, some cases, like Souhegan alum and current Princeton University head ...

Celtics fend off Raptors for 12th straight win

Boston sports

BOSTON – Al Horford turned back the clock in his return from a two-game absence with a concussion. Horford scored 21 points on 8-of-9 shooting to help the Boston Celtics hang on to beat the Toronto Raptors 95-94 on Sunday for their 12th straight victory. “He’s playing young again,” ...

Cougars host scrappy Stevens in state semifinals today

High Schools

LITCHFIELD – The best football team Campbell High School has seen this year comes to town Saturday in the NHIAA Division III state semifinals. In last week’s quarterfinals, Stevens High of Claremont did exactly what Campbell did three weeks ago. The No. 6 Cardinals stormed into third-seeded ...

Some items of interest on the local sports docket

Local Sports Columnists

With one local high school football team (Campbel) left playing for a title an anticipated slow week turning into one of breaking news, and fingers frozen from this record cold, there’s only one thing left to do. And it’s something we haven’t done in a while: Itemize. ITEM: FUTURES ...

Souhegan girls win cross country crown

High Schools

This a golden era for New Hampshire girls cross country. The Granite State went 1-2-3 at the New England Cross Country Championships a year ago, and two of those three – champ Jacqueline Gaughan of Exeter and third-place finisher Caroline Fischer of Bishop Guertin – are back this year, ...

Familiar local names carry Salem State to NCAAs

Local Sports

Matt Correia tried hard to get former Nashua South goalie Chris Jimenez in a Daniel Webster College uniform over a year ago. What stopped him? Correia, then the Daniel Webster College head men’s soccer coach, told the Panther alum he’d likely have to sit a year. And that didn’t sit well ...

Campbell’s Callinan running with a purpose

High Schools

LITCHFIELD – When her mother asked Caitlyn Callinan what she wanted to do for her senior project, there was no hesitation. “She said, ‘I know exactly what I want to do,'” Jodie Callinan said. “She’s always wanted to run the Marathon.” That being the Boston Marathon. But the ...

Silver Knights schedule announced; FCBL down to seven

Local Sports

NASHUA – The Nashua Silver Knights/Futures Collegiate Baseball League schedule was announced on Wednesday, and prepare for a bit of a different summer at Holman Stadium. First, Nashua will have its Holman Stadium opener, as expected, on Friday, June 1 at 6:45 p.m., preceeded by the team’s ...

Nashua North boys cross country set for New Englands

High Schools

NASHUA – Maybe David Vorbach had hit the wall, leaving his best races in September. At least that was the sentiment after the Nashua High North senior cruised home in 10th at the New Hampshire Division I Cross Country Championships two weeks ago. That assessment was so way off. And Vorbach ...

Martellus Bennett returns to Patriots

Boston sports

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots claimed tight end Martellus Bennett off waivers on Thursday, a day after he was cut by the Green Bay Packers for “failing to disclose a physical condition.” He didn’t play in the Packers’ 30-17 loss on Monday to the Detroit Lions after ...