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Greenwood: Belichick’s vibe a tad scary these days

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There swirls an odd vibe from the Patriots this week. It mainly emanates from that master vibe killer, Bill Belichick. When asked Wednesday about Demaryius Thomas’ public criticism of his treatment by the Patriots (i.e., Belichick), the ever-chilly GOAT melted into a puddle of candor. Or as ...

Hollis Brookline closes in on playoffs, raps Souhegan

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HOLLIS – The Hollis Brookline football squad faced an absolutely massive test against the Souhegan Sabers on its home field on Saturday. And it was a test which the Cavaliers passed with flashing neon colors. Cavs’ coach Chris Lones had warned his players after their 50-0 blowout of ...

Titans roll past Keene, 49-6, to stay unbeaten

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Keene High School's Alumni Field is always a tough place to play, but the Nashua North football team made competing there look somewhat easy in a 49-6 rout of the winless Blackbirds Saturday. But, as what often happens with road games, it's getting into gear that is usually the main issue for ...

Cardinals keep playoff hopes alive with 21-16 win

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NASHUA – They still have a pulse, by inches. With two games left, the Bishop Guertin High School football team still has a chance at the playoffs after holding on for a 21-16 win over Winnacunnet Saturday night at Stellos Stadium. It wasn't easy. Winnacunnet's Jack McCann blocked a punt ...

Keefe plus defense spark Panthers over Red Raiders

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NASHUA – The Chris Keefe quarterback era at Nashua South is underway. Keefe led the Panther offense for the second straight week with two rushing TDs, and the South defense also recorded its second straight shutout, 27-0 over Spaulding Friday night at Stellos Stadium. Keefe, a junior, has ...

Merrimack sends message with win over Clipper Cats

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MERRIMACK – Handed a cookie a week ago when Dover High shocked Portsmouth-Oyster River, the Merrimack High football team salivated with the notion of the Division I playoffs now a distinct possibility. The Tomahawks showed just how eager they were to prove they belong, blitzing the ...

Alvirne football posts fifth straight win

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HUDSON – Friday night’s Division II game between the Alvirne and John Stark of Weare high school football teams was a tale of two teams going in vastly different directions. And after the Broncos’ 34-7 victory – the fifth straight for Alvirne (6-1) – the dichotomy continued ...

Milford High scrambles winless Sanborn

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MILFORD – The consensus was that the Milford Spartans would have little trouble advancing their 2019 season record to 6-1 against the visiting - and winless - Sanborn Indians in Division II football action in Milford on Friday night. And the consensus was all kinds of right. The hosts’ ...

Area Roundup: North boys smother Dover

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Boys soccer Nashua South 3, Dover 0 Emmanuel Orozco tallied two goals in the Panthers (10-3-1) home victory. Max Lopez added one goal, while Daniel Miranda played solidly on defense. South travels to Exeter on Tuesday. Milford 2, John Stark 1 (2OT) Connor Sullivan scored ...

Will Patriots drama add to Monday Night Madness?

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They are 6-0, most likely to go to 7-0. But has any team had so much success yet so much drama as the New England Patriots? Of course, some of it they've brought on themselves. They signed a receiver who was a volcano, capable of blowing up in their face at any time. They traded another ...

Cavaliers won’t be able to compete for golf team title

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NASHUA – It was all looking good this week for the Hollis Brookline High School golf team. The Division II team tournament was scheduled to be Thursday at Sky Meadow, where a few of the Cavaliers not only have played but also work. It was a rare semi-home course advantage – until Mother ...

Longo’s Friday Football Feast: Souhegan-HB should be a classic

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The big fella can’t mess this one up. Can he? A second unbeaten 8-0 week, yes two in the last three, has left the season mark at 39-7 (a cool .848 win percentage), well above the cherished 80 percent goal for the year with three weeks left in the regular season. Admittedly, last week was ...

Silver Knights begin 10th season celebraton with Anderson signing

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NASHUA – The Nashua Silver Knights have had their share of local players showing off their talents at Holman Stadium during their first nine years. But they may have snagged the best one for their 10th anniversary season. With the roster just about set, the team announced recently it has ...

Twin peaks and valleys for Hollis Brookline football

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HOLLIS – One Saturday afternoon last fall, a high school football official walked off the field here at Hollis Brookline High School and muttered to a reporter on the sideline, “Where would this team be without those two?” It’s a conundrum that nobody in either of the two towns would ...

Panthers, Cavs stay unbeaten; Cougars snap streak

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Another busy Wednesday on the high school front saw the Nashua South and Hollis Brookline volleyball teams stay unbeaten while Campbell snapped a five-match losing streak. Meanwhile, it was a 3-0-1 day for area soccer teams and 1-2 for field hockey. Here's a rundown: GIRLS ...

Bishop Guertin volleyball rallies past Nashua North

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NASHUA – Coincidence? Not really. On Bishop Guertin volleyball’s “Dig Pink Night,” for breast cancer awareness, the Cardinals simply never stopped fighting. Down two games to one and trailing 11-1 and then 18-8 in the fourth game, Guertin found one final gallant stand in their hearts ...

Q&A with Bishop Guertin’s Kristen Coumas

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A four-year varsity performer, Kristen Coumas has seen plenty of highs with the Bishop Guertin volleyball program. The Cardinals’ senior is working hard to return the team, which improved to 7-8 with the dramatic Wednesday night win over Nashua North, to its lofty position in Division ...

Cards, Titans follow soccer script in doubleheader split

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NASHUA – Soccer very often doesn't follow the script, especially in rivalry games, but that wasn't the case Tuesday night at Stellos Stadium as the favorites prevailed in the Nashua High School North-Bishop Guertin doubleheader. The Guertin girls, who are contending for a Division I title, ...

Expectations for Celtics? Keep that bar low

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No one wants to be a sucker two straight seasons. Even a Celtics fan whose allegiance dates back to the twilight of the Bill Russell Dynasty finds it easier to turn the cynicism tap on high upon hearing how the Celtics really, truly have a chance to reach the NBA Finals. Part of this ...