Sports

Sabers catcher in league of her own

High Schools

AMHERST – A couple of years ago, a man approached longtime Souhegan High School baseball coach Bill Dod with a request. The father of a freshman student athlete at the school, Beth Greenwood, came to him and said, “We’ve been told you don’t allow girls on your team,” Dod recalled. ...

Gorham’s old school was the best school

Local Sports Columnists

Here’s a few tids and bits as the unofficial start of summer arrives (yeah, right): Someone was talking to Campbell High School baseball coach Jim Gorham the other day about his team’s high collective batting average of close to .330. “Yeah, but you know what number is even better?” ...

Saturday’s High School Highlights

High Schools

TRACK AND FIELD D-II championships Milford, Souhegan near top Milford sophomore Viankah Williams shook off the rust of an injury-hampered spring to defend her titles in 100 and 200 dashes at the Division II championships Saturday at Kennett High School. She took the 100 in 12.65 seconds and ...

Johnson beats M’s 6-0 for Boston’s 6th straight win

Boston sports

BOSTON – Brian Johnson had quite a turnaround in his second time on Fenway Park’s mound. Johnson pitched a five-hitter in his first big league appearance at Fenway, and the Boston Red Sox stretched their winning streak to a season-high six games with a 6-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners ...

Pennichuck, Fairgrounds in ‘mini bridge battle’

Kids Sports

Pennichuck and Fairgrounds took part in a recent Mini Batttle of the Bridge event that included track and field, baseball and softball. Pennichuck and Fairgronds played each other in the latter two sports, while the Pennichuck track and field teams hosted Fairgrounds, Windham Middle School, ...

North jumping duo paces Titans to runner-up finish in D-I track

High Schools

MERRIMACK – Nashua North senior Jordan Buckmire and sophomore Triston Delicema have embraced a friendly rivalry to push each other during practice and meets throughout the season. The teammates were going back and forth again at the Division I Track and Field Championships on Friday at ...

Shorthanded Sabers fall to Windham in semis

High Schools

NASHUA – All season long, Souhegan High School girls tennis coach Bo Dean had been counting on his team’s depth. However, when faced with the ultimate test vs. No. 2 Windham in Friday’s Division II semifinals, the third seeded Sabers’ well ran dry to the tune of an 8-1 defeat. The ...

Friday’s High School Highlights

High Schools

BASEBALL Winnacunnet 9, Bishop Guertin 5 The Cardinals’ season ends with a tough loss to the Warriors. Taylor Proulx went 1 for 1 with a home run and two RBIs, while Gavin Boyce went 2 for 3 to pace the offense. Bishop Guertin end the season with a 5-14 record. BOYS LACROSSE Hopkinton 22, ...

Celtics star Isaiah Thomas unsure if he’ll need hip surgery

Boston sports

Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas wanted to keep playing in the Eastern Conference finals, but team doctors and officials convinced him he needed to shut down his season for his long-term health. “They had multiple people come in and talk to me about what’s more important,” Thomas ...

Rodriguez strong, Red Sox down Mariners for 5th straight win

Boston sports

BOSTON – The Red Sox scored runs in bunches in tallying four consecutive victories. They leaned on pitching and defense to earn their latest. Eduardo Rodriguez pitched six scoreless innings and the Red Sox took advantage of a sloppy performance by the Seattle Mariners for their season-high ...

Campbell’s Gorham stepping down after tourney

High Schools

Jim Gorham remembers when he first took the Campbell High School baseball job 16 years ago. “I was 46 then,” said Gorham, who turns 62 this weekend. “My energy level is not what it was when I was 46. Plus I’ve calmed down.” And in that calm demeanor, Gorham, after his team beat ...

FCBL, Silver Knights ready for extra inning HR derby rule

Local Sports

NASHUA – The Nashua Silver Knights season is now less than a week away, and that means so is the newest change to the Futures Collegiate League. That would be the new rule that uses a home run derby to decide games tied after the 10th inning, which also necessitates a point system as teams ...

Cavaliers crush Celtics en route to NBA Finals

Boston sports

BOSTON – LeBron James scored 35 points and passed Michael Jordan to become the NBA’s all-time playoff scoring leader as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 135-102 on Thursday night to claim their third straight Eastern Conference title and a return trip to the NBA Finals. Kyrie ...

North’s Wyborney heads to Souhegan

High Schools

AMHERST – For the second time in five months, a Nashua High School North varsity coach is leaving to take a similar position at Souhegan High School. Dan Wyborney has stepped down as the Titans girls soccer coach and is taking the same job at Souhegan. However, Wyborney will remain a teacher ...

Hollis Brookline, Souhegan ousted in tennis semis

High Schools

It was a tough day on the road for both the Souhegan and Hollis Brookline High School boys tennis teams in the state semifinals, but better days should be ahead. The No. 4 Sabers fell to No. 1 Lebanon at the indoor courts at Dartmouth College, 6-3, while the No. 3 Cavaliers were blanked by No. ...

Nashua South softball ends season on high note

High Schools

SOFTBALL Nashua South 9, Keene 8 (8 innings) Delia Callery (3 for 4, three RBIs and a run scored) delivered the game winning hit in the bottom of the eighth as the Panthers (1-17) ended their season by winning their first game in over two years, a streak of at least 35 games. Freshman Catherine ...

NFL finally gets something right – adding fun

Local Sports Columnists

Never-ending news cycles bring us plenty of items to celebrate, berate and mock on a daily basis. There’s certainly been no shortage of such stories during the past two weeks. There’s plenty of good, bad and ugly to go around. And around we shall go: Good: NFL allows TD celebrations. It ...

Red Sox sweep away Rangers

Boston sports

BOSTON – Drew Pomeranz pitched six strong innings and tied his career high with 11 strikeouts to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 6-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Thursday night. Xander Bogaerts and Deven Marrero hit their first home runs of the season helping Boston to its fourth straight ...

Nashua South sweeps North in lacrosse twinbill

High Schools

NASHUA – Stellos Stadium held a pair of lacrosse contests on Wednesday night and it was a good night for fans residing south of the Nashua River. Nashua South defeated Nashua North in both the boys’ and the girls’ games, in what was the last game for several seniors on both teams. First ...

Sabers, Cavaliers advance in boys tennis tourney

High Schools

AMHERST – Everything was all too familiar for the Souhegan High School boys tennis team on Tuesday, in a good way. The Sabers were seeing in the Division II quarterfinals at Jasper Valley the same team they vanquished a year ago, Coe-Brown Northwood. And the result was the same, this time in ...