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The NFL plot will thicken in Kraft’s case

Boston sports

Former New York Jet Bart Scott was blabbering and bellowing on his WFAN radio show in New York on Friday in the wake of the stunning Robert Kraft news: “I would take their whole draft from them,” he said. “It has to be something that cripples them. This is a black eye.” Oh please. Not ...

Alvirne celebrates a 1994 tourney of glory

Local Sports Columnists

Let's do some time travel and head back 25 years. Ken Johnson saw his players leave the Saint Anselm Stoutenburgh gym floor during a time out walking slowly with their heads down, not running to the bench as was usually the rule. He was at a loss. An entire season rested on what he could ...

Cardinal girls hope to skate into tourney after win

High Schools

TYNGSBOROUGH, Mass. – You need to have patience during the course of a high school sports season. For example, just three weeks ago, it looked like the Bishop Guertin High School girls hockey team might be a casualty of the ever growing NHIAA sport and the 70 percent tourney rule. The ...

Cards, Cavs end regular seasons on winning note

High Schools

Here's a look at Thursday night's high school action around the area, with a few teams wrapping up their regular seasons before tourney play begins next week: GIRLS BASKETBALL Bishop Guertin 69, Goffstown 42 The visiting Cards finished off an unbeaten (18-0 regular season as they jumped out ...

South-Pelham’s Nutter discovers when he shoots, he scores

High Schools

NASHUA – Riley Nutter pounced on the loose puck in the neutral zone, and he was off to the races. He swooped in, shifted one way, then another with a surprise backhand that eluded Nashua North-Souhegan goalie Jack Casey and brought a roar from the Conway Arena crowd Monday night. “I've ...

Celtics come up short against Milwaukee

Boston sports

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 12 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, Khris Middleton hit a 3-pointer in the closing seconds and the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks held off the Boston Celtics 98-97 on Thursday night. On the second-to-last position, Marcus Smart forced a jump ...

Pedroia says he’ll take it slow at Red Sox training camp

Boston sports

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) – Dustin Pedroia’s goal isn’t merely to come back from his knee injury. He’s done that before. The challenge for the Boston second baseman this time is to return at the right time, to stick around longer than three games, and to help the Red Sox get back to the ...

Veteran Red Sox beat writer Nick Cafardo dies

Boston sports

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) – Longtime Boston Globe baseball writer Nick Cafardo died Thursday while covering spring training after collapsing on the sidewalk outside the Red Sox clubhouse. He was 62. The newspaper said Cafardo appeared to have an embolism. The team’s medical staff responded ...

Spaulding defense stifles Panthers, 41-33

High Schools

NASHUA – The Nashua High School South boys basketball team found out the hard way why the Spaulding Red Raiders were able to leave the Belanger Gym Tuesday night with a 12-3 record. They simply outwork just about every opponent. “They outwork everyone,” Panthers coach Nate Mazerolle ...

South hockey standout Nutter hitting his stride

High Schools

NASHUA – Riley Nutter pounced on the loose puck in the neutral zone, and he was off to the races. He swooped in, shifted one way, then another with a surprise backhand that eluded Nashua North-Souhegan goalie Jack Casey and brought a roar from the Conway Arena crowd Monday ...

Don Newcombe cherished memories of Nashua Dodgers days

Local Sports

His eyes widened and a beautiful smile pursed his lips as he made his way toward the expanse of green. It had been more than 50 years since he’d been here, yet it seemed comfortingly familiar. Sure, the pine trees ringing the outfield were probably 60 feet taller than they were in 1946, and ...

High School Highlights: Nashua North boys hoop triumphs

High Schools

Boys basketball Nashua North 62, Portsmouth 57 North took to the road and picked up a huge win over 10-5 Portsmouth behind 24 points from Curtis Harris. North, which halted a two-game losing streak and moved to 9-6, heads to Trinity on Friday night. Oyster River 67, Hollis Brookline ...

Kyrie Irving needs to shut up once in awhile

Local Sports Columnists

How often does Kyrie Irving’s brain fight a losing battle with his larynx? Every time he sees a microphone approaching? Or someone scribbling in a reporter’s notebook? Or when he’s standing in line at the coffee shop and someone says “Hey, Kyrie?” The correct answer is: All of the ...

Reports: Bruins trade Donato to Wild for Coyle

Boston sports

As the NHL trade deadline approaches it was reported that the Boston Bruins pulled the trigger on a significant deal Wednesday. The Bruins and Minnesota Wild came to terms on a deal Wednesday that ships forward Ryan Donato and a fifth-round draft pick to Minnesota for forward Charlie ...

Nutter hat trick helps Kings rule on Presidents Day

High Schools

NASHUA – The Kings ruled on Presidents Day. But just barely. The Nashua High School South-Pelham boys hockey team eeked out a 3-1 win over rival North-Souhegan on Monday night at Conway Arena, thanks to a Riley Nutter hat trick. The win, as it stands now, keeps the Kings alive for a ...

Gronk’s next party should be a retirement one

Local Sports Columnists

They're making the rounds, as one would expect Super Bowl champions to do. Look, there's Julian Edelman waving the green flag at the Daytona 500 on Sunday. The previous Sunday, he and Devin McCourty were presenters at the Grammy Awards. Turn on the NBA All-Star Game and there's owner Robert ...

State wrestling division meets need some realigning

Local Sports Columnists

Nobody appreciates the battle turned in daily, the grind, the physical and emotional wear-and-tear every high school wrestler endures from the first week of December all the way through February. It can be a brutal, character-building ride. So you can understand the powers that be and the ...

It was a mixed Monday for local high school teams

High Schools

There were mixed results for local high school teams on Monday night. Here's a look: BOYS BASKETBALL Keene 56, Nashua North 48 The Titans were tied after one quarter, trailed 23-19 at the half and couldn't gain control at home as the 8-5 Blackbirds made their free throws (18 of 22 ...

High School Highlights: Hollis Brookline boys hoop now 8-6

High Schools

Boys basketball Hollis Brookline 60, Laconia 51 Grant Snyder continues his great season with a 20 point game in the Cavaliers (8-6) win. Max Staplefeld helped the offensive threat with 12 points and Brian Holroyd added nine. Hollis Brookline travels to Oyster River on ...