Staff photo by TOM KING Former major leaguer Mike Welch of Nashua,left, is now on the Nashua North staff, helping out head coach Logan Gillis.

Welch pitching in for Nashua North

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Logan Gillis had heard a few whispers over the winter and his ears perked up. A former Major Leaguer to help him on his coaching staff? Who wouldn’t want that? “I heard through the grapevine that we had a guy who pitched in the big leagues,” Gillis, the Nashua High School North baseball ...

Pats may not need much in this draft

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What do you give the National Football League team that already has everything? The answer for the New England Patriots will be determined over the next three days, more likely the latter two, as the NFL Draft begins Thursday night with Round One. Thanks to all their wheeling and dealing, the ...

Staff photo by TOM KING Nashua North catcher Ruben Rodriguez was able to fight the raindrops to catch a foul pop in the first inning of Tuesday's suspended game with Merrimack.

Titans can’t buy a home game at Holman

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NASHUA – The Nashua High School North baseball team has to wonder what it has to do to get to play a home game. Oh the Titans tried their best on Tuesday, but their game with Merrimack High School at Holman Stadium was suspended in the middle of the second inning with the Tomahawks up , 2-0. ...

Chicago Bulls guard Isaiah Canaan, left, drives to the basket against Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) during the second quarter of a first-round NBA playoff basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Celtics go one up on Bulls

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BOSTON (AP) — Isaiah Thomas and Avery Bradley scored 24 points apiece to help the Boston Celtics beat the Chicago Bulls 108-97 on Wednesday night and take a 3-2 lead in their first-round playoff series. After the road team won each of the first four games, the Celtics won at home in Game 5 to ...

New York Yankees' Aaron Judge gestures as he crosses the plate with a two-run home run during the second inning of the team's baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, Wednesday, April 26, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Yankees shut down Red Sox at Fenway

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Birthday boy Judge, Severino carry Yankees past Red Sox, 3-1 By KEN POWTAK, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Luis Severino pitched seven innings of three-hit, shutout ball and Aaron Judge celebrated his 25th birthday with a two-run homer and spectacular catch, carrying the surging New York ...

Staff photo by Jason Orfao/Milford native Morgan Andrews (25) tracks the ball as Boston teammates Angela Salem (26) and Rosie White (10) on Sunday during the Breakers' 1-0 win over Sky Blue FC at Jordan Field in Allston, Mass.

Andrews wants to make the most of her minutes with Boston Breakers

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ALLSTON, Mass. – The amount of minutes don’t matter to Morgan Andrews, she simply wants to make the most of her time. The former Milford High School star is two matches into her National Women’s Soccer League career and has made a late appearance in each contest for the Boston Breakers, ...

Staff photo by TOM KING/Nashua South's Alex Amigo celebrates scoring the Panthers' fourth run in Monday night's game with Bishop Guertin at Holman Stadium.

Aggressive Nashua South tops Bishop Guertin, 8-4

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NASHUA – If you were at Holman Stadium for Monday night’s Division I baseball clash between Nashua High School South and Bishop Guertin, you couldn’t help but notice the Panthers’ aggression. Let’s face it, with tournament teams reduced to 12 this season, every game is that much more ...

Staff photo by TOM KING Merrimack ace Justin Grassini looked like just that with a one-two-three first inning before Tuesday's game vs. Nashua North at Holman Stadium was suspended by rain with the 'Hawks up 2-0.

Souhegan girls lacrosse upends Bishop Guertin

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GIRLS LACROSSE Souhegan 11, Bishop Guertin 8 In a Division I showdown in Amherst, Emma Estabrook had three goals, including a key score late in the second half to help the Sabers keep a three-goal lead and stay unbeaten (6-0). Other Souhegan scorers included Brigid Casey (two goals, one ...

Despite playoff exit, Bruins fans should be optimistic

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It was there for the taking. Boston’s exit from the Stanley Cup playoffs Sunday was predictable, yet reeked of missed opportunity. There were plenty of reasons the Bruins had no business winning their first-round series against the Ottawa Senators, eventually falling in a tightly contested ...

High School Highlights: Alvirne baseball blanks Pinkerton

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BASEBALL Alvrine 2, Pinkerton 0 The Broncos earned their second win of the season. Alvirne’s Pat Rauseo piched a complete game shutout, giving up two hits, walking two, and striking out three while 65 percent of his pitches were strikes. Rauseo also did his job on the offensive side as well ...

Boston Celtics' Isaiah Thomas (4) dribbles through the Chicago Bulls defense of Cristiano Felicio (6) Isaiah Canaan (0) Bobby Portis (5) and Paul Zipser during the first half in Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Chicago on Sunday. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Bulls look for spark against Celtics, will start Canaan at PG

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CHICAGO – Rolling along with a humming offense not too long ago, the Chicago Bulls will now try to regroup. And they’ll do it with a seldom-used point guard making a crucial start. The Bulls will go with Isaiah Canaan in Game 5 of their first-round series against the Celtics in Boston on ...

Boston Celtics' Isaiah Thomas (4) scores past Chicago Bulls' Jimmy Butler, left, and Dwyane Wade (3) during the second half in Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Chicago, Friday, April 21, 2017. The Celtics won 104-87. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

For Celtics’ Thomas, game has become a sanctuary

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BOSTON – There’s a cloud trailing Isaiah Thomas these days. In his basketball world, though, there’s also been light. And, on occasion, even some levity. Minutes after Thomas posted a 33-point, seven-assist effort to lead Boston to a Game 4 road win over Chicago, the Celtics guard was ...

Boston Red Sox pitcher Matt Barnes walks off the field after being ejected for throwing at Manny Machado during the eighth inning of a baseball game Sunday in Baltimore. The Red Sox won 6-2. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

Red Sox reliever Barnes suspended 4 games

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NEW YORK – Red Sox pitcher Matt Barnes has been suspended four games and fined for throwing a fastball past the head of Baltimore star Manny Machado. The commissioner’s office issued the penalty Monday. The Red Sox are off and Barnes is appealing, meaning the reliever can continue to pitch ...

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It’s football season in April for one week

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This is the week. All the questions will be answered. All the speculation will be proven either valuable conjecture or pure rubbish. Hockey and hoop playoffs? Never mind. Baseball? Warm up first. For this, the last week in April, it’s football season. Yes, the National Football League will ...

Courtesy photo Former Bishop Guertin tight end Chris Bury is living a dream come true, walking on to the University of Notre Dame football team.

Brookline’s Bury a player with a Fighting Irish plan

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Call Brookline’s Chris Bury a player with a plan. He’s always had one. When he was at Bishop Guertin, after two years of toiling on the offensive line and with new coach Travis Cote coming in, Bury just started lining up with the tight ends to see if he could stick there. He did. At ...

The Boston Bruins stand on the ice afer losing 3-2 to the Ottawa Senators during overtime in game six of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series, Sunday, April 23, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

No OT payoff this time for Bruins – Senators clinch series

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BOSTON – Clarke MacArthur spent almost two full seasons recovering from a concussion, wondering if he would ever be able to return to the Senators. “There’s nothing like living in the NHL and living in these playoffs,” he said after scoring a power-play goal 6:30 into overtime to help ...

Staff photo by TOM KING Alvirne's Pat Rauseo steals third ahead of the tag by Nashua North's Colton Welch during the Titans' 3-0 win over the Broncos on Saturday in Hudson.

Home is a relative thing in Titans’ 3-0 win over Alvirne

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HUDSON – Its collective heart may have wanted to be in Nashua, but home is wherever the wins are as far as the Nashua High School North baseball team is concerned. At least one win, even if it was one town away. Forced by scheduling circumstances to play their home opener against Alvirne on ...

Chicago Bulls' Michael Carter-Williams, left, has words with Boston Celtics' Isaiah Thomas (4) as Jae Crowder comes between the pair during the second half in Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Chicago, Sunday, April 23, 2017. The Celtics won 104-95. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Thomas nets 33 points, Celtics pull even with Bulls

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CHICAGO – Isaiah Thomas scored 33 points, and the Boston Celtics beat the Chicago Bulls 104-95 on Sunday to tie their first-round playoff series at 2-all. Boston blew a 20-point lead, but Thomas keyed a third-quarter run that put the Celtics back on top after Chicago briefly went ...

Staff photo by Jason Orfao/Bishop Guertin freshman Brett Anderson delivers a pitch Saturday during the Cardinals' 7-2 victory at Merrimack.

BG freshman pitches Cards past Tomahawks for 1st win

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MERRIMACK – After an improbable run to the Division I championship game last season, Bishop Guertin stumbled out of the gate with four straight losses to start 2017. A freshman helped put the Cardinals back on track Saturday at Merrimack. Brett Anderson struck out nine while delivering 5 2/3 ...

Boston Bruins swarm teammate Sean Kuraly (52) to celebrate his goal against the Ottawa Senators during the second overtime of Game 5 of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series Friday in Ottawa, Ontario. (Fred Chartrand/The Canadian Press via AP)

Bruins endured to extend series

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OTTAWA, Ontario – Sean Kuraly picked a great time to score his first two NHL goals. Kuraly’s second goal of the game at 10:19 of the second overtime gave the Boston Bruins a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators in Game 5 on Friday night, avoiding elimination in the first-round series. Charlie ...