Sports

A local split on the Conway Arena ice

High Schools

NASHUA – If you were wondering what the fate of Nashua hockey might be if Nashua High School North and South hadn’t co-opped, you got a little glimpse of it Wednesday night at Conway Arena. While North-Souhegan struggled mightily in its opener, losing 11-0 at the hands of powerful Pinkerton ...

Milford, Hollis Brookline, Souhegan boys hoop teams aiming high

High Schools

Division II boys basketball welcomes back Kearsarge from Division III, and the Cougars immediately assume the spotlight as the team to beat. Cole Etten takes over the Hollis Brookline program with a solid group, including second-team all-stater Matt Simco. The Cavaliers should figure ...

Washington Capitals trip Boston Bruins

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) – Alex Chiasson scored two third-period goals, the second on a short-handed breakaway with 8:29 left, and the Washington Capitals beat the Boston Bruins 5-3 on Thursday night. Patrice Bergeron scored twice for Boston, moving past Bobby Orr on the team’s all-time list with his ...

Steelers know they must ‘man-up’ to beat Brady, Patriots

Boston sports

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The answer to getting to Tom Brady is right there in vivid high definition. The Pittsburgh Steelers have watched it on video repeatedly over the past 11 months since Brady and the New England Patriots turned the AFC championship game into a glorified 7-on-7 drill. Four ...

South wrestlers get just enough wins to edge Lancers

High Schools

WRESTLING Nashua South 42, Londonderry 39 South picked up key wins in a forfeit-laden triumph over the visiting Lancers. Winners for the Panthers included Nathaniel Tejada at (by fall) at 220, Matt Lamarche at 132, and Jeremy Bridge at 138. South, which lost six of the nine matches that were ...

Hats off to Peterson in Cardinals’ 10-1 win over Trinity

High Schools

GOFFSTOWN – Ben Peterson picked up right where he left off last season. The Bishop Guertin senior forward, last season’s Telegraph Player of the Year, enjoyed a hat trick as the Cardinal boys hockey team rolled to a season-opening 10-1 rout of Trinity of Manchester Tuesday night at Saint ...

Patriots should be able to right their wrong

Boston sports

Nothing has really changed. No, the New England Patriots are still the same. They ran into a usual December south Florida trap that has plagued them several times over the years, as witnessed by quarterback Tom Brady’s 7-9 mark in Miami. They will make the visit to Heinze Field on Sunday with ...

Titans escape Lancers in OT

High Schools

GIRLS BASKETBALL Nashua North 37, Londonderry 36 (OT) The visiting Titans outscored the Lancers 4-3 in the extra period, which was caused by a 3-pointer by the Lancers’ Delaney McGurn with 4.4 seconds left in regulation. North had gone on a 9-0 run to take control in the third quarter. ...

Kings can’t make use of Pinksten hat trick in 6-3 loss

High Schools

NASHUA – Nashua South-Pelham sophomore Johnny Pinksten started the season off on the right skate on Monday night. Unfortunately, the same couldn’t be said for many of his Kings teammates, as Dover overcame a Pinksten hat trick for a 6-3 win at Conway Arena. “Love Pinksten,” South-Pelham ...

Pats-Steelers? Don’t forget about those Jags

Local Sports Columnists

Here’s a few Tuesday tids and bits, starting with some NFL thoughts, as the shopping days dwindle down: Yes, now the countdown begins to the big New England Patriots-Pittsburgh Steelers clash. But you know who the second best team in the AFC may actually be? Yes, those 9-4 Jacksonville ...

The puck, not programs, gets dropped

Local Sports Columnists

There certainly seem to be too many high school co-ops in various sports these days, but mainly football and hockey. That’s one way of looking at it. In this area, we have four on the ice. One of them, Nashua South-Pelham, takes the Conway Arena ice on Monday evening at 6 p.m. for the first ...

Alvirne swimmers tip Bishop Guertin, Hollis Brookline

Boston sports

Alvirne got season-opening wins over Bishop Guertin (95-77), Hollis Brookline (101-78) and Spaulding (130-24) at UMass-Lowell. Leading the way for the Bronco girls ladies was Emilienne Tarrant taking first in the 100 back (1:14:38) and third in the 100 fly. Jane Ostberg was first in the 50 ...

Celtics bounce back, run down Pistons, 91-81

Boston sports

DETROIT (AP) – The Boston Celtics prevented Andre Drummond from scoring in the paint and quieted Reggie Jackson on the perimeter. That helped Boston get revenge from a rare loss in a 91-81 win over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday. When Detroit beat the Celtics last month, Drummond scored 26 ...

Miami coach Adam Gase looks for better luck against Patriots

Boston sports

MIAMI (AP) – Adam Gase has yet to overtake the New England Patriots because he has yet to beat them. Or even come close. The Miami Dolphins’ second-year coach is 0-3 against the Patriots and faces them again Monday night. Gase has trailed 24-3, 20-7 and 21-10 at halftime against New ...

New Hampshire police, firefighters playing hockey for CHaD

Local Sports

MANCHESTER – Firefighters and police officers from across New Hampshire are practicing for the 11th Annual Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth Battle of the Badges Hockey Championship, but it’s safe to say that Thursday night’s practice held a special place for everyone involved. In the ...

Bruins enjoy rout over Arizona Coyotes

Boston sports

BOSTON – David Backes scored his first two goals of the season, helping the Boston Bruins beat the Arizona Coyotes 6-1 on Thursday night. It was Backes’ third game back after he missed 12 straight following surgery to remove part of his colon. The veteran forward scored his first goal with ...

Patriots’ versatility should give Miami Dolphins problems

Boston sports

MIAMI – Good news for the Miami Dolphins: They won’t face New England tight end Rob Gronkowski on Monday night. It may not matter, however, given the disparity between the teams in the lopsided rivalry. The Patriots’ three-time All-Pro tight end will sit out in serving one-game suspension ...

A familiar face takes the South reins — for now

High Schools

NASHUA – There has been a temporary changing of the guard for Nashua High School South girls basketball. The Panthers have dipped into the past and elevated volunteer assistant Dave Hogan to the acting head coaching position, after Dan Wyborney two weeks before practice was to start, relayed ...

Nashua area swim teams set to challenge contenders

High Schools

Let’s swim it again. The area’s two top high school pool performers from a year ago, Bishop Guertin’s Mark Zoda and Alvirne diver Skyler Bomba, are back to lead their respective teams as the boys and girls seasons begin Friday and Saturday with multi-team meets. Zoda is a two-time ...