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Silver Knights schedule announced; FCBL down to seven

Local Sports

NASHUA – The Nashua Silver Knights/Futures Collegiate Baseball League schedule was announced on Wednesday, and prepare for a bit of a different summer at Holman Stadium. First, Nashua will have its Holman Stadium opener, as expected, on Friday, June 1 at 6:45 p.m., preceeded by the team’s ...

Nashua North boys cross country set for New Englands

High Schools

NASHUA – Maybe David Vorbach had hit the wall, leaving his best races in September. At least that was the sentiment after the Nashua High North senior cruised home in 10th at the New Hampshire Division I Cross Country Championships two weeks ago. That assessment was so way off. And Vorbach ...

Martellus Bennett returns to Patriots

Boston sports

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots claimed tight end Martellus Bennett off waivers on Thursday, a day after he was cut by the Green Bay Packers for “failing to disclose a physical condition.” He didn’t play in the Packers’ 30-17 loss on Monday to the Detroit Lions after ...

Collins: NHIAA Council will discuss, not rubber stamp changes

High Schools

There will be some changes in New Hampshire High School sports, especially in division alignment for many sports, not the least of which will be football. Will all of the changes go through as proposed and become final when the NHIAA Council has its annual meeting on Thursday? Probably, but not ...

It’s a long, hard road to a state title

Local Sports Columnists

There’s nothing quite like the high school tourney trail, no matter what the sport or the season. It’s filled with highs, lows, stunning surprises, or best laid plans coming to fruition. It’s fun, it’s challenging, it’s often hard to navigate, but the finish line always brings a ...

Moore steps down from Bishop Guertin football job

High Schools

NASHUA – Three years ago, Bishop Guertin High School football coach Jeff Moore seemed like a great fit when he was hired. But after three seasons, two of them playoff years, Moore has decided that is no longer the case and informed his players and the school he is walking away. “It’s a ...

Quarterback Trevor Knight helping UNH make a playoff push

Local Sports

DURHAM – Trevor Knight may be a be a poli-sci major at the University of New Hampshire. He might consider a switch to psychology. After his dad, Scott, the head coach at Nashua South, watched his team absorb a brutal 42-14 playoff loss to Pinkerton Academy, Trevor came up with the perfect ...

Patriots’ second half could be their better half

Boston sports

The New England Patriots and their fans say bye to the bye and hello to the season’s second half. It should,despite the limitations we’ve seen, be a fairly smooth ride. Remember the panic after the loss to Kansas City on Opening Night? After the loss a couple of weeks later, also at home, ...

Houston Texans owner Bob McNair swings and misses again

Local Sports Columnists

The answer: Bob McNair and Bill O’Brien. The question: Who are the only two men in Houston sports to swing and miss in the last month? The idiom-challenged Houston Texans owner and his coach had one sitting on the tee last week when disaster struck and their quarterback DeShaun Watson tore ...

Celtics hold off Hawks for ninth straight win

Boston sports

ATLANTA – Kyrie Irving scored 35 points, Jayson Tatum added 21 and the Boston Celtics held off the Atlanta Hawks 110-107 Monday night for their ninth straight victory. Irving’s 3 from the right wing put the Celtics up 104-103 — the game’s 25th lead change — with 1:37 remaining, and ...

Bruins manage to tame Wild

Boston sports

BOSTON – Jake DeBrusk and Frank Vatrano each scored a first-period goal, and the Boston Bruins held off Minnesota 5-3 on Monday night for their third victory in the last 11 games against the Wild. Sean Kuraly and Torey Krug both scored in the second for the Bruins, shut out in two matchups ...

Alex Cora says he is right at home as Red Sox manager

Boston sports

BOSTON – Alex Cora didn’t expect his first chance to manage in the major leagues to come this soon, but the new Boston Red Sox manager he says he’s ready to take on the challenge of leading one of its most storied franchises. Cora was introduced Monday at Fenway Park as the 47th manager ...

Top seeded Bow tops Souhegan for Division II girls soccer crown

High Schools

EXETER – Throughout the season, right into Sunday’s Division II state championship, the Souhegan High School girls soccer team pounced on their opportunities, no matter how limited. Top-seeded Bow had the response for the strategy, though. The Falcons just kept pouring the pressure on. With ...

Panthers turn things over to Pinkerton, 42-14

High Schools

NASHUA – The Nashua High School South broke two of head coach Scott Knight’s biggest commandments on Saturday: Thou shalt not turn the ball over, and thou shall always finish drives on offense. They turned the ball over a whopping seven times. And offensively in key moments, they didn’t ...

Hollis Brookline can now claim high school volleyball dynasty

High Schools

DERRY – The air surrounding the Hollis Brookline volleyball program is pretty darn rarified these days. When you win a third straight girls volleyball Division I state championship as the Cavaliers did here Saturday night – knocking off Bishop Guertin, 3-1 – the word “Dynasty” begins ...

Celtics rip Magic for eighth straight win

High Schools

And then there was one. There was so much anticipation to the local high school football season 10 weeks ago. But after eight or nine regular season games (depending on the Division), and one weekend of playoffs, there is only one local team left. Campbell Cougars, step right up. The Cougars, ...

Hollis Brookline volleyball fends of Guertin, retains crown

High Schools

DERRY — When Hollis Brookline got loose, Bishop Guertin High School, like the 20 Cavalier victims before it, just did not have an answer. Hollis Brookline, after losing the first game (25-23), cruised through three straight — 25-13, 25-10 and 25-20 — to claim the school’s third straight ...

Silver Knights losing a golden tandem

Local Sports Columnists

Yes, evidently it was really too good to be true. For now, anyway. The Nashua Silver Knights reached new heights just three months ago. They were the toast of the town with the height of a feel-good aura built over a period of seven seasons that really had never been associated with any other ...