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Patriots hope health helps carry them going forward

Boston sports

By TOM KING Staff Writer When you have your health in the National Football League, you have everything. Pretty obvious, right? But it's something that teams and their fans always need to be reminded of. And when you have your health on offense, you are able to one, run the ball; two, ...

Merrimack leads locals on Division I-West football all stars

High Schools

The Division I West football coaches recently conferred and delivered their All-Star teams for the fall 2018 season. Conference champion Merrimack was, of course, well-represented in the awards, as were all the area schools in the conference. First team offense Merrimack: Eric Griffin, ...

Gronkowski’s, Michel’s timing perfect for Patriots

Boston sports

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – Entering their bye last week, the repeated refrain coming out of the Patriots’ locker room was a need for more balance and consistency on offense. New England struggled with both over a four-game stretch in late October and early November as tight end Rob ...

Some holiday weekend leftovers to chew on

Local Sports Columnists

Here's a few tids and bits to chew over as those Thanksgiving leftovers just live seemingly forever: Here's a hint that the Futures Collegiate Baseball League is a league that will have a lot of changes coming in 2019. You see, usually by now a schedule is pretty much out. But that hasn't ...

Irving carries Celtics past Pelicans

Boston sports

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Kyrie Irving closed out a 26-point, 10-assist performance with a 3-pointer and a tough baseline fade over Anthony Davis, and the Boston Celtics pulled away late for a 124-107 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night. Jayson Tatum, who scored 20, threw down a ...

Marner has three assists as Maple Leafs beat Bruins 4-2

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TORONTO (AP) — Mitch Marner had three assists and Patrick Marleau added another in his 1,600th NHL game as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Boston Bruins 4-2 on Monday night. Igor Ozhiganov scored his first career goal, Travis Dermott netted his second and Frederik Andersen made 38 saves ...

The Fall Tourny Trail had thrills, spills and chills

High Schools

It began with a bitter cold day at Stellos Stadium and ended with a cold, icy day at the University of New Hampshire. The Fall Tourney Trail shouldn't be like this. We're not supposed to have December in October and January in November. But that's how it was to wrap up this fall season. ...

It’s not too soon to look ahead to Football 2019

High Schools

NASHUA – Nashua High School North football coach Dante Laurendi was in relative warmth in the Titans team room at Stellos Stadium Wednesday night, performing a usual end-of-season ritual: collecting player uniforms and equipment. White pants, check. Helmet, check. Jersey, check. Practice ...

We wish the Jets would get their act together

Local Sports Columnists

It's Jets Week, and unfortunately, there really isn't much of a buzz. We so thought there would be after the first couple of weeks, when rookie QB Sam Darnold was lighting it up. Finally, a Jets team with a quarterback that could at least make use of the forward pass. Unfortunately for Jet ...

Hillard and Titans thankful for the Mom Team

High Schools

NASHUA – Garrett Hillard wore that clever grin after a recent Nashua High School North football practice that so many have come to expect. The question was simple: What is this year's best pre-game meal that the Titan Team Moms have whipped up this season? “The buffalo chicken dip has ...

Panthers, Titans ready to clash one more time

High Schools

NASHUA – The score certainly raised a few eyebrows. The Nashua High School South football team finished the regular season 4-5 with an incredible 77-52 win over Manchester Central on the road at Gill Stadium. This was a South team that had been shut out twice at home by state champion ...

Pacheco, Panthers run wild over North, 52-26

High Schools

NASHUA – The way they finished, the Nashua High School South football team and Jaylan Pacheco must have wondered what might have been. The senior Pacheco ran for 203 yards and five touchdowns as the Panthers, who were down 26-16 in the second quarter, romped past rival Nashua North in the ...

South’s Arnesen saying farewell to football

High Schools

NASHUA – It some ways, it certainly wasn't an easy decision. In others, it was. You see, Nashua High School South senior linebacker J.J. Arnesen knows he's not going to play in the NFL. And he also knows he's not going to be studying next year at a conventional college, he's just not a ...

Giving thanks for great Nashua area football coaches

Local Sports Columnists

So, in our first year of picking high school football games here for The Telegraph, the Big Fella turns in a solid, if not thoroughly unspectacular 58-22 mark, a .725 win percentage, which sinks below the Brees Line – as in Drew Brees’ current record-setting completion rate (.769) with the ...

Patriots face uphill climb to reach top of AFC

Boston sports

It raised eyebrows, for certain. We're talking about former Patriots front office member and former NFL general manager Mike Lombardi's podcast comments that were publicized late last week. Lombardi said matter of frankly that “This is not a good Patriots team. I have been saying it all ...

Steve Pearce stays with Red Sox for 2019

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) – World Series MVP Steve Pearce says it was a “no-brainer” to return to the Red Sox for another year. “This was the place that I wanted to be,” he said on a conference call Monday, three days after agreeing to a $6.5 million, one-year deal with the defending champions. ...

Cougars fall in final seconds in Division III title game

High Schools

DURHAM – Campbell High School football coach Glen Costello trusted his defense. The Monadnock Regional offensive unit trusted the process, as well as kicker Issac Jasinski. The Huskies' process and Jasinski won out, as the kicker's 27-yard field goal with one second left sent the Cougars ...