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Titan girls win second straight before rain returned

High Schools

Monday eventually became another soggy April day on the high school sports calendar, but games that were played during the first part of the day – it's school vacation week – made it all the way through. Here are the results: GIRLS LACROSSE NASHUA NORTH 17, TIMBERLANE 14 Campbell ...

Rain puts Merrimack, Nashua North softball on hold

High Schools

NASHUA – Both Nashua North coach Jenna Giannelli and Merrimack coach Greg Cochrane had the same goal on Monday afternoon. They both wanted to get as many runs on the board as soon as possible and neither Giannelli nor Cochrane hesitated to do that, sending any and all baserunners at every ...

High School Highlights: Nashua North girls lacrosse wins

High Schools

Girls lacrosse NASHUA NORTH 17, TIMBERLANE 14 Campbell Haller had an amazing nine goals and one assist as the Titans captured their second straight win after starting the season 0-5. Other top scorers included Julia Gagnon (three goals, three assists), Hannah Fortin (three goals, ...

No drama so far in NBA playoffs

Boston sports

If there was a silver lining for Indiana fans after the Pacers were the first team to be bounced from the 2019 NBA playoffs, it’s this: They won’t have to watch any more first-round games. For that, they should be thankful. Drama is in very short supply so far in these playoffs. Close ...

Bruins, Maple Leafs going the distance again

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) – Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy doesn’t want to change too much heading into Game 7 of Boston’s first-round series against Toronto, explaining that his players “are a bit like dogs.” “They love routines, especially on game days,” he said after the team’s practice on ...

The fun begins as we approach the NFL Draft

Local Sports Columnists

Lying Season is almost over. One more week to go. Yes, it's the best week of the year for a lot of National Football League fans and get-a-lifers. Draft Week. Lying Season has gone on ever since the Super Bowl, through the NFL combine, and free agency. It's been expanded with the help of ...

Rain washes out Red Sox-Tigers

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) – Chris Sale’s wait for his first win of a frustrating season extended another day. Boston’s opener of a four-game series against Detroit was rained out Monday and rescheduled as part of a day-night doubleheader. Sale is to start Tuesday’s day opener against Matthew Boyd ...

Fisher Cats trying to get their lineup fired up

Local Sports

As Red Sox Nation bemoans what seems like a championship hangover, here in New Hampshire it looks like there might be another baseball championship hangover, albeit a much milder one. Offensive Struggles (for the most part) One thing that would have been almost unthinkable in 2018: The ...

There should still be football in Knight’s future

Local Sports

Trevor Knight has just a couple of things to wrap up for his double political science/criminal justice major at the University of New Hampshire. But he's not ready for the real world just yet. He'd rather be paid for playing the sport he loves, football. “It's all I want to do,” said ...

A Q&A with Merrimack High School’s Melanie Hutchinson

High Schools

An all-state lacrosse midfielder as a junior, already locked in and committed to play Division I college lax at George Mason, Merrimack High’s Melanie Hutchinson could ease off the gas pedal. Sorry, that’s just not in her DNA. April 12, Hutchinson netted the overtime game-winner in an ...

Celtics sweep Pacers, await Round 2 foe

Boston sports

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Gordon Hayward and Marcus Morris took care of some housecleaning Sunday. They dusted off their 3-point shooting touch in time to help the Boston Celtics complete a clean sweep. Hayward scored 20 points, Morris added 18 and the duo combined for five 3s over the final 5½ ...

Springfield ends Riv men’s volleyball season, 3-0

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Revenge of the Pride. Springfield College, the top ranked NCAA Division III men's volleyball team in the country, showed Saturday how much it didn't like losing to Rivier University in straight sets back in late February at home. On that same floor in Springfield, Mass., the Pride (27-2) ...

Bruins stop Maple Leafs, force seventh game

Boston sports

TORONTO (AP) — Facing elimination, Boston didn't panic when it fell behind halfway through the first period. The Bruins kept their focus, quickly tied it and took the lead, and then held off the Toronto Maple Leafs to force a Game 7 in their first-round playoff series. Brad Marchand had two ...

Red Sox complete sweep of first-place Rays

Boston sports

ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – A manufactured run in extra innings capped off a resurgent weekend for the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox. Christian Vazquez hit a sacrifice fly in the 11th inning and the Red Sox completed an uplifting three-game sweep of the AL East-leading Tampa ...

Titans fall short against Timberlane, 7-5

High Schools

NASHUA – Nashua High School North baseball coach Zach Harris is waiting for that 2018 feeling. “We've got to come ready to play with the passion and love for the game, like the precedent we set last year,” Harris said after the Titans fell 7-5 to Timberlane Friday at Holman ...

Time to go hippity-hoppity down the sports notes trail

Local Sports Columnists

With Easter Weekend here, it's time to hippity-hoppity down the Tids and Bits Trail to add to those Easter Basket goodies: --- Congrats to longtime Wilton-Lyndebrough High School softball coach Denny Claire, as the Warriors' win the other day is believed to make him the winningest high school ...

Raiders win means an NCAA quarterfinal vs. Springfield

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The Rivier University and Springfield College men's volleyball teams will have their deciding match on the biggest stage on Saturday – the NCAA Division III quarterfinals. The Raiders and Pride split during the regular season, but they will face each other with the winner advancing to the ...

Cavs cruise past Jaguars with an eye on their break

High Schools

HOLLIS – For the Hollis Brookline High School girls lacrosse team, there's no time like the present. That's because the future after today is a 10-day school vacation layoff. So Thursday's dominant 14-6 win over rival Windham was huge, and it will be just as important to take care of ...

Admirals looking for new coach as Simpson resigns

High Schools

The Admirals will have a new captain steering the ship next season. The Alvirne-Milford High School co-op hockey team's coach, Matt Simpson, has stepped down after guiding an Alvirne-based team to its first postseason berth in six seasons. Simpson was hired two years ago to coach the solo ...

Rivier set to begin NCAA volleyball tourney today

Local Sports

They always seem destined to face each other, and a third meeting between the Rivier University and Springfield College men's volleyball teams could take place in the Division III NCAA regionals in Springfield, Mass.on Saturday. But first for the No. 12 nationally ranked Raiders, there's a ...