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Be free, be happy Gronk, but stop the nonsense

Local Sports Columnists

Hey….over here…shhhh….I’ve got a secret, let me drop you a couple of hints…. And so it continues. All these planted stories, social media posts, tweets, etc. regarding the New England Patriots – more specificially Rob Gronkowski and Tom Brady. Enough is enough. They’re not ...

Patriots trade Cooks to Rams for first-round pick

Boston sports

The New England Patriots reportedly on Tuesday grabbed themselves another first-round pick in this month’s National Football League Draft. The cost? Wide receiver Brandin Cooks, whom the Patriots had dealt for last year to be their main deep threat. New England, according to ESPN, dealt Cooks ...

Red Sox top Marlins in 13 innings

Boston sports

MIAMI (AP) – Hanley Ramirez hit a two-run double with two out in the 13th inning, and another night of stingy pitching helped the Boston Red Sox extend their winning streak to five games by beating the Miami Marlins 4-2 Tuesday. Mookie Betts singled with one out in the 13th off Tayron ...

Bucks slow down Celtics

Boston sports

MILWAUKEE (AP) -Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 29 points and had a key block with 53 seconds left, Khris Middleton added 20 points and the Milwaukee Bucks held off the short-handed Boston Celtics for a 106-102 win on Tuesday night. Eric Bledsoe added 18 points on 8-of-9 shooting for the Bucks, ...

Saber girls start out strong with blanking of West

High Schools

GIRLS TENNIS Souhegan 9, Manchester West 0 The visiting Sabers had a perferct season opener, with singles winners one through six including Lila Morgan (8-3), Abby Tesconi (8-6), Lexi Weisberg (8-3), Lily Hipp (9-7), Anna Goyette (8-6) and Izzy Blume (8-0). The doubles teams of Morgan/Tesconi ...

Tampa Bay ties Bruins for conference lead

Boston sports

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Andrei Vasilevskiy made 33 saves, Braydon Coburn and Ryan Callahan both had two assists during a three-goal second period, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat Boston 4-0 Tuesday night to move into a tie for the Atlantic Division lead with the Bruins. Brayden Point, Victor ...

Cards hope to take the next step in girls tennis

High Schools

Sometimes winning is a matter of progression. That’s what Bishop Guertin High School girls tennis coach Barry Ndinya is hoping. The season gets underway this week with the Cardinals hoping to go deep into the Division I tournament. They won 10 matches a year ago but were stopped cold by ...

Bishop Guertin boys lacrosse still looks strong

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The dynasty continues in Division I boys lacrosse with Bishop Guertin returning nine starters from the 2017 team, including the reigning Telegraph Player of the Year, senior attack Brian Cameron. This is no secret as the Cardinals have played in 13 straight state title games, winning nine of ...

Red Sox cruise over Marlins

Boston sports

MIAMI (AP) – Brian Johnson gave the Boston Red Sox their fifth solid start in five games, allowing one run in six innings in a 7-3 victory over the Miami Marlins on Monday night. All five Boston starters have allowed less than two runs, a franchise first to begin a season. Hanley Ramirez and ...

Souhegan hopes to have a final say in boys tennis

High Schools

It was an interesting day late last May for local high school boys tennis. The area had two semifinalists in Division II, as Hollis Brookline embarked on the road against powerful Portsmouth and Souhegan went up to Dartmouth College to face Lebanon. It could have been an all-local final, but ...

Red Sox shut down Rays for third straight win

Boston sports

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – The Boston Red Sox have never started a season with pitching like this. Hector Velazquez continued a riveting stretch by the rotation, working into the sixth inning and leading the Red Sox over the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 Sunday for their third win in a row. The first ...

Flyers take down Bruins in OT

Boston sports

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Wayne Simmonds just had to tap the puck over the blue line but couldn’t. Then Andrew MacDonald fanned on a clearance. Patrice Bergeron pounced on the extra chances, tying it for the Boston Bruins with 3.8 seconds left and leaving the Philadelphia Flyers stunned. It took ...

A celebration of Holman: 80 years of fascinating history

Local Sports

NASHUA – The grand ol’ ballpark is turning 80, but she really only looks half her age. This spring and summer, the city will be celebrating the 80th birthday of Holman Stadium, home to several youth and high school baseball teams, and from June to August, the Nashua Silver Knights of the ...

For Souhegan coaching legend Dod, 50 means final

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Thursday was Souhegan High School baseball coach Bill Dod’s favorite day of the year: Major League Baseball’s Opening Day. “I love it,” Dod said. “This is Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, birthdays, anniversaries all in one day.” He and his wife Sandy, also a baseball lover, could ...

When it comes to Sox, Neverett an optimist once again

Local Sports Columnists

Nashua and surrounding areas, we have an in. Our own Tim Neverett, a Nashua native, is beginning his third year teaming up with Joe Castiglone in the Boston Red Sox radio booth. So you don’t have to pay attention to other predictions in this space. Neverett has watched them in person at Fort ...

For openers, Red Sox’ bullpen implodes

Boston sports

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – The way the Tampa Bay Rays were cleaning house and slashing payroll, Denard Span spent much of spring training wondering if he’d ever play a game for his hometown team. The biggest name acquired by the budget-minded club during a winter of revamping the roster ...

Bruins smack down Lightning, now tops in East

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) — Patrice Bergeron had a goal and two assists and the Boston Bruins took over first place in the Eastern Conference with a 4-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night. Tim Schaller and David Pastrnak scored goals 32 seconds apart in the final minute of the first period ...

A kinder, gentler Breakfast Belichick?

Local Sports Columnists

Here’s a few tids and bits from the regional and local world of sports while we watch the snow slowwwwly melt away in the next few days: First, you have to love the ingenuity of one Bill Belichick. Often in past years, he has blown off the media at the NFL Owners Meetings held in March. ...

Good times return for Rivier men’s volleyball

Local Sports

NASHUA – In a rarity, Craig Kolek had no certain answer. The Rivier University men’s volleyball coach sat down two months ago after the preseason with a curious Raider athletic director Joanne Merrill, who wanted to know what he thought of his season chances. “I told her, ‘I can’t ...