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Nashua area wrestling teams set for division meets

High Schools

While the Division I State Wrestling Championship remains just another “Timberlane Invitational,” Division II should deliver a day of drama Saturday at Con Val High School. “On paper, it looks like Windham has a slight advantage over the field. Hollis Brookline and Merrimack can’t be ...

Stapelfeld has cornered the rookie market at Endicott

Local Sports

Endicott College women’s basketball coach Brittany Hutchinson was helping out at a clinic for high school juniors and seniors at Lawrence Academy in Groton, Mass.a few years ago when she noticed a younger player shooting off to the side. “With her shot, she had great precision,” ...

Mookie Betts focused on job at hand with Red Sox

Boston sports

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) – Mookie Betts is still trying to figure out his niche in the Boston Red Sox clubhouse and his style of leadership. Entering his fifth big league season at age 25, the All-Star outfielder knows he lacks David Ortiz’s larger-than-life persona and Dustin Pedroia’s ...

Panther girls get a signature win over Warriors

High Schools

NASHUA – They’ve been studying hard all season, and on Tuesday night, the Nashua High School girls basketball team may have passed a huge test. The Panthers, instead of trying to figure out how to win, just simply did it, bursting past Winnacunnet 51-39 in a mild stunner at the Belanger ...

Bishop Guertin boys ski past Bedford for Division I crown

High Schools

The sports rivalry between Bishop Guertin and Bedford reached new heights on Tuesday as the Cards captured the Division I boys ski championship at Gunstock with 740 points. The Bulldogs finished second with 721. Concord was third with 712 points. “It was a great day to be a Cardinal,” ...

Cavs’ drive helps them survive in win over Pelham

High Schools

By TOM KING Staff Writer HOLLIS – The Hollis Brookline High School boys basketball team never met a layup it didn’t like. The problem on Monday night was, in the second half they weren’t making as many, but that’s OK as they held off the Pelham Pythons, 61-51, for their seventh straight ...

North skiers finish seventh in girls Division I State Meet

High Schools

GIRLS ALPINE SKIING Bedford wins Division I ski title; North, Bishop Guertin do well Nashua North was the top local team in Monday’s Division I girls State Meet at Gunstock, finishing seventh overall with 285 points in the Giant Slalom (seventh) and ninth in the Slalom with 266 for a ...

Milford boys basketball suffers tough loss to Windham

High Schools

WINDHAM — As each date clicks off the regular season schedule, the lessons learned get more and more painful to endure. Tuesday night here in Jaguar country, Milford High’s boys hoop team absorbed the message that yes, some leads are just too large to overcome. Spotting the hosts a 38-22 ...

Campbell boys basketball smothers Raymond

High Schools

Boys Basketball Campbell 86, Raymond 46 Jake Scafidi had a 26 point night leading the Cougars (12-3) to their sixth win a row. Campbell was down by one heading into the second quarter, but held down the fort to grab an easy victory. Spencer Stanium added 10 points on the night. Campbell heads ...

Alex Cora ready to begin tenure as Red Sox manager

Boston sports

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) – The first order of business this spring for new Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora was getting to know his players as more than just players. “You are human beings and if you only concentrate on baseball, it becomes a grind and it becomes a long season,” Cora said. ...

Red Sox pitcher David Price reflects on 2017 mistakes

Boston sports

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) – David Price says he’d rather stay in Boston to chase a title than opt out of his contract at the end of the season. The former Cy Young Award winner spoke to media at the team’s spring training facilities on Tuesday at Fenway South, the team’s spring training ...

Sizzling Bruins douse Flames

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) — Patrice Bergeron and Riley Nash scored two goals apiece, helping the Boston Bruins beat the Calgary Flames 5-2 on Tuesday night. David Backes had two assists for the Bruins, who won for the sixth time in seven games and won’t play at home again for two weeks. Zdeno Chara had ...

Cards keep pressure on Crusaders in 66-45 win

High Schools

MANCHESTER – Ah, a rainy Sunday afternoon, the perfect time to be lazy. No pressure, right? Not if you’re the Bishop Guertin High School girls basketball team. The Cardinals put plenty of defensive full court pressure on the Manchester Memorial Crusaders, and the result was a 66-45 matinee ...

The hunt for hardware is in full swing

Local Sports Columnists

Brad Kreick basically had a message for his team and local fans on Sunday as he was putting on his coat and getting ready to leave the Manchester Memorial High School gym after a solid 66-45 win. “If we can just continue to get better defensively, even beyond what we did today, I like our ...

North-Souhegan tops Alvirne for first win, 5-2

High Schools

BOYS HOCKEY Nashua North-Souhegan 5, Alvirne 2 Five different players scored to give the Saber-Titans their first win of the regular season (1-13) on Sunday at Skate 3. Griff Masseur and John Natale each had a goal and two assists, while the other goals were by Brandon Hughs, Chris Constant and ...

No. 34 in Garden rafters, Pierce’s Celtics career feted

Boston sports

Pierce joins Celtics legends as team retires his No. 34 By KYLE HIGHTOWER, AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — Paul Pierce used to walk onto the court at TD Garden and imagine seeing his number hanging from the rafters. “The Truth” doesn’t have to dream about that day anymore. The Celtics ...

McQuaid leads Bruins over Devils

Boston sports

McQuaid’s first goal gives Bruins win over Devils By TOM CANAVAN, AP Sports Writer NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Adam McQuaid got his first goal of the season with 8:05 to play, and the Boston Bruins extended their road point-scoring streak to 13 games with a 5-3 victory over the slumping New ...

Pratt’s OT goal gives BG 4-3 win over Concord

High Schools

TYNGSBOROUGH, Mass. – The Bishop Guertin High School boys hockey team finally got the quality win it was starving for on Friday night. And it came in dramatic fashion, with Aaron Pratt putting home a rebound during a rush inside of two minutes left in sudden death overtime for a 4-3 win over ...

Patriots used to post Super Bowl drama

Local Sports Columnists

Good grief, does anyone make news after a Super Bowl like the New England Patriots? It’s almost as if we went back in time to 1997, when Bill Parcells bolted for the Jets after the Super Bowl loss to the Packers. When yours truly got on a plane late Tuesday to return to New England, Josh ...