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Booth was right on track for Panthers hoop job

High Schools

NASHUA – The reaction last spring was the same: Huh? Yes, it was a head scratcher when Doug Booth was named the new Nashua High School South girls basketball coach back in May. Not because Booth wasn't a good coach, mind you. He's drawn rave reviews as an indoor-outdoor track coach at ...

Cookson, Broderick to be Silver Knights co-GMs

Local Sports

NASHUA – The Nashua Silver Knights have re-organized their front office, and it has a distinct local flavor. Owner Drew Weber has decided that two general managers is better than one. He announced on Friday the hiring of Nashua's Michael Broderick – a former candidate for mayor and the ...

Sabers, Cards hope to be strong in girls hockey

High Schools

It's healthier than it has ever been. The sport of girls ice hockey in New Hampshire has reached an all-time high of 16 teams with the addition of Pinkerton Academy this year (and Bedford a year ago), and that just adds to the competition. And certainly makes it challenging for the two local ...

Lots of Division II contenders will be after Cavaliers

High Schools

They have gone from hunters to being the hunted. Yes, the bullseye is now on the collective back of the Hollis High School girls basketball team, so the Cavaliers are doing their best to prepare for what's ahead as they being defense of their 2017-18 Division II title captured last ...

Cards still may have a enough to make another splash

High Schools

They finally swam to the top of the Division I mountain last February. Now the question is, can the Bishop Guertin High School boys swim team stay there? “The boys are focused and getting ready for a great season,” Cardinals coach Christine Rousseau said as Guertin gets set to defend ...

Nathan Eovaldi cases in with $68M to stay with Red Sox

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) – Nathan Eovaldi’s marathon relief performance in Game 3 of the World Series is a moment that will resonate in Red Sox history. Boston rewarded him with a $68 million, four-year contract. “We’re very happy to have Nathan back with us,” Red Sox president of baseball ...

Irving helps Celtics torch Knicks

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) – Kyrie Irving scored 22 points before leaving the game in the final minutes nursing his right shoulder, Al Horford had 19 points and 12 rebounds, and the Boston Celtics coasted past the New York Knicks 128-100 on Thursday night. Jaylen Brown returned after missing three games ...

Lightning slip past Bruins

Boston sports

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Mathieu Joseph and Anthony Cirelli scored early in the third period and the Tampa Bay Lightning won their fifth consecutive game by beating the Boston Bruins 3-2 on Thursday night. After Joseph scored at 2:40, Cirelli put home a short-handed backhand 1:23 later to make it ...

MIlford wrestlers fend off Merrimack

High Schools

Milford 39, Merrimack 36 Dan DeBernardo won by pin at 285, to put the finishing touches in a Spartans (1-0) comeback victory. Trevor Grenier, Ethan Briggs, Dominic Goulette, Dimitri Lynch, Ethan O’Connor, Ben Kilgore, and Deacon Currier all found their arms raised for Milford. The ...

Red Sox shouldn’t overpay for Nathan Eovaldi

Local Sports Columnists

Baseball’s stupid season (also known as the free agent market) is reaching its silly crescendo. It has been reported that free agent pitcher Nathan Eovaldi could receive as much as $60 million over four seasons. Upon digesting that speculation one curmudgeon immediately dredged up the ...

Lavoie wants to make North-Souhegan hockey fun

High Schools

NASHUA – When new Nashua High School North-Souhegan ice hockey coach Josh Lavoie first met with his players a couple of weeks ago, he had a simple message --- and a revelation. “I'm your new coach,” he said is what he told them right away when he walked into a room where they were ...

It’s official: Hall stepping down as FCBL commissioner

Local Sports

Chris Hall was at one of the two games in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League championship series this past August and oddly enough the commissioner felt he might not be in the right place. A youth baseball team he coached all summer, that included his son, was playing in a tournament ...

Patriots look like they’re ringing in the holidays again

Boston sports

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. 'Tis the season. Their season. Yes, December is here, and the New England Patriots showed on Sunday why it's always their month. The odds are they'll continue to do that over the next four weeks. “September football is certainly important,” Patriots quarterback Tom Brady ...

Patriots using an old school approach in a new age NFL

Local Sports Columnists

It’s all part of the script. The New England Patriots may have slogged their way through a good portion Sunday’s 24-10 humdrum win over the dazed and confused Minnesota Vikings on Sunday but they weren’t going to come out on the short end. You knew that, right? It was just a matter of ...

Develin has a spotlight day with two TDs in Patriots win

Boston sports

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – James Devilin had a media crowd around his locker that he probably had never seen before following Sunday’s 24-10 New England Patriots win over the Minnesota Vikings. “Hopefully, when your number’s called, you step up,” the fullback said after he scored two ...

Chiefs’ Hunt beats woman; will we fight back?

Local Sports Columnists

And so, it is Sunday. If you are a sports fan, an NFL fan, I figure your routine today would be something like mine. Wake up, a little breakfast, head to the market, drop an elbow or two to carve out position at the Market Basket deli counter, slip a pot roast in the slow cooker and settle ...

Holiday hockey tournament at Conway Arena goes dark

High Schools

What had become a 13-year holiday tradition will not be around this season. The Conway Arena Holiday Hockey Tournament, which has been played since 2005 is done – at least for this year. Nashua athletic director Lisa Gingras told The Telegraph she made the decision, along with officials ...