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Purring Panthers clinch West title with 42-13 win

High Schools

NASHUA – The Panthers are purring. And now they are West Conference champions. All you needed to know about Nashua High School South’s football game with Londonderry on Friday night is this: The Lancers were starting to feel good about themselves, finally getting on the board with 3:22 left ...

Salem takes down Nashua North football

High Schools

SALEM – Unbeaten Salem High can hit you from so many different angles. Nashua North absorbed attacks from nearly all of them here Friday night at Grant Field, falling to the Granite State’s top-rated team, 60-14. North falls to 4-4 with its Senior Day next Saturday at Stellos Stadium ...

Time to end football blowouts sooner than later

Local Sports Columnists

Here are a few tids and bits on all things football as we are in the next-to-last weekend of the local high school regular season, two-thirds through the college season and almost halfway into the NFL campaign: The Campbell High School football program has been taking some heat after the ...

Last-minute heroics lift Alvirne football past Bishop Guertin

High Schools

HUDSON – They both might be near the bottom of the standings, but these two teams just submitted a result far from the bottom when it comes to this season’s most exciting games. With just six seconds left in regulation, the Alvirne Broncos earned a 26-20 home win over the Cardinals of ...

Pelham ices Hollis Brookline, 6-0

High Schools

PELHAM – You couldn’t blame the Hollis Brookline football team if its was confident heading into Friday night’s matchup against a middle-of-the-pack Pelham team. After all, the Cavaliers were riding a five-game winning streak, having outscored opponents by more than 90 points the last ...

Merrimack football shuts down Timberlane

High Schools

Football Merrimack 14, Timberlane 0 Merrimack High hosted its senior night on Friday, but it was a sophomore, who stole the show. Ben Eichman ran for one score and threw for the other as the Tomahawks knocked off Timberlane Regional, 14-0. Merrimack moves to 4-4 with its season finale on Friday ...

Souhegan field hockey rolls past Portsmouth in tourney

High Schools

AMHERST – Top-seeded Souhegan’s first playoff step was taken cautiously, almost too cautiously for coach Kelli Braley. “Not our cleanest game,” said Braley after the No. 1 Sabers dispatched No, 9 Portsmouth, 3-1, in Friday afternoon’s Division II state quarterfinals. “We played a ...

Celtics overtake 76ers for first win of the season

Boston sports

PHILADELPHIA – Kyrie Irving scored 21 points, Al Horford had 15 and the Boston Celtics won for the first time since losing Gordon Hayward, 102-92 over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night. The Celtics lost their first two games after Hayward went down in the opener with a mangled ankle that ...

Bucks stop Celtics

Boston sports

BOSTON – Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 16 of his 37 points in the fourth quarter, and the Milwaukee Bucks opened their season with a 108-100 victory over Boston on Wednesday night to spoil the homecoming of a Celtics team coming off a late and emotional season opener. One night after a ...

Cougars prep for tourney with 3-1 win

High Schools

LITCHFIELD — It’s the time of year when the shade covers the Campbell High School soccer field fairly quickly into the second half of games. And that’s when the Cougars girls soccer team starts to take each game as if it’s crucial, with the Division III tournament starting next ...

Merrimack’s field hockey tourney cut short by Salem

High Schools

MERRIMACK – The Merrimack High School field hockey team didn’t play Salem during the regular season. Coach Ann MacLean figured that might be a problem. She was right. Ninth-seeded Salem made the trip to Merrimack a winning one in the opening round of the NHIAA Division I playoffs, knocking ...

Ready for another Celtics season on hold

Local Sports Columnists

Well, the discussion as to how far the Celtics might go this season has been definitively settled. They’ll win about 45 games, maybe a few more. They’ll win in the opening round of the playoffs. In Round 2, they are most likely going home for the summer. If it goes to Round 3, they will be ...

Choate’s 16 kills pace Titan sweep of Lancers

High Schools

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL Nashua North 3, Londonderry 0 The host Titans enjoyed a 25-22, 25-22, 25-9 sweep in their first of three matches in three nights to end the regular season, improving to 6-10 and hoping to secure a Division I tourney berth. Alana Choate had a big night with 16 kills and two ...

Cougars use skill and a little luck to rally past Brady

High Schools

CAMPBELL – Lucky and good. The Campbell High School boys soccer team was both in Tuesday’s dramatic 3-2 comeback win over Bishop Brady. But the Cougars, who scored three goals in the final 10:58, have used a lot more skill than chance eight wins in a row after a 3-4 start to the ...

Get ready for a busy couple of tournament weeks

Local Sports Columnists

Here’s a few tids and bits as we are in the time when all four major sports are in action as the NBA completed the crowd with Tuesday’s openers: First, fasten your seat belts for a busy high school tournament season. For the first time in a while, the area has title contenders in just about ...

Locals have high hopes in field hockey tourney

High Schools

It’s tourney time, field hockey style. Four local high school field hockey teams will be in post season action this week, and two of them – Souhegan and Bishop Guertin – have serious title chances and first-round byes in their respective divsions. The Division II top-ranked Sabers won’t ...

Inconsistent Patriots still a work in progress

Boston sports

Six weeks of the National Football League season are in the books. What do we know about the New England Patriots now that we didn’t know six weeks ago? Plenty, and not much. Plenty in as far as they aren’t the dynamic, dominant force that everyone felt they would be at the start of the ...

North golfer finishes second

High Schools

North’s Fab Frosh Zimmerman second in state GREENLAND – Nashua North’s Bryce Zimmerman made an amazing charge Saturday morning, nearly pulling out a championship. With a 77-74 – 151 at Portsmouth Country Club, Zimmerman finished one stroke off the pace at the NHIAA Division I Golf ...

Bishop Guertin mulling athletic classification

Local Sports Columnists

There’s some changes in store for New Hampshire high school football next year with schools like Windham trying to figure out what Division they want to be in. The Jaguars have already made that choice, publicizing this week they are moving up to Division I in most sports, including football. ...

Hollis Brookline rolls to shutout win

High Schools

HOLLIS – With every win, Hollis Brookline High School can taste a better playoff seed. The Cavaliers just continue to whet their appetite. Saturday, Hollis Brookline took out another opponent that it should have – 1-5 Manchester West – in business-like fashion, 50-0, moving to 5-1 taking ...