Sports

While the North-South puck drops, the numbers don’t

Local Sports Columnists

The puck hardly ever drops on time for high school hockey games thanks to ice maintenance, warmups, events prior to, etc. But last Wednesday, if you're a fan/member of the Nashua hockey community, you didn't mind too much. The Nashua High School South-Pelham vs. Manchester Memorial game, ...

Athlete Q&A with Nashua’s Jasmine Sylvester

High Schools

At 2-8 through the first half of the season, the Nashua South High girls basketball team looked destined for a trip to the basement with another disappointing non-playoff campaign. Jasmine Sylvester would have none of it. Buoyed by the spunky senior, South has reeled off four wins in the ...

Cards pay the penalty in 5-4 loss to Concord

High Schools

Tynsborough, Mass. – The goal for the Bishop Guertin High School boys hockey team this year is simple: Get in the Division I tournament, and hopefully get a home preliminary round game. That got a little tougher to attain after Saturday night’s 5-4 loss to Concord at Skate 3 Arena, as BG ...

High School Highlights: North-Souhegan tops Manchester Memorial

High Schools

Boys hockey North-Souhegan 5, Memorial 2 The Saber Titans (3-13) snapped an 11-game losing streak as they got four third period goals, two by Evan Soucy. John Natale added a goal and two assists, while Jared Egersheim and Josh Constant also scored. Other assists went to Mike Dodge and ...

Panthers make sure Fright Night sequel has better ending

High Schools

NASHUA – There's nothing like watching a scary movie a few minutes before you're playing a high school basketball game against a rival to get you in the mood, right? Nashua High School South boys coach Nate Mazerolle thought so, so he had his players watch clips from their finals few minutes ...

Hollis Brookline wrestlers back atop DIvision II

High Schools

GOFFSTOWN – Okay, so perhaps the Hollis Brookline wrestling squad wasn’t seen as the absolute favorite to win the Division II state championship at Goffstown High School on Saturday. But coach Brian Bumpus’ Cavaliers were expected to be right at the center of the hunt for the crown. And ...

Bishop Guertin boys hockey falls to Concord

High Schools

TYNGSBOROUGH, Mass. – The goal for the Bishop Guertin High School boys hockey team this year is simple: Get in the Division I tournament, and hopefully get a home preliminary-round game. That got a little tougher to attain after Saturday night’s 5-4 loss to Concord at Skate 3 Arena, as ...

Major League Baseball bumbles long on path to strike

Local Sports Columnists

Major League Baseball has exposed itself. Again. How else do you explain the lack of movement in the big-money free-agent market this offseason? Look at the list of remaining free agents. This is a rock-solid lineup: Marwin Gonzalez 2B; Manny Machado SS; Mike Moustakas 3B; Adam Jones ...

Milford’s Dube battles at Ninja Worlds in Connecticut

Kids Sports

MILFORD – As far as athletes go, Mickayla Dube is not your average, run-of-the-mill middle school cheerleader. The 13-year-old seventh-grader at Milford Middle School has another side, a dark, cryptic side if you will. Dube is an aspiring American Ninja Warrior. And this ...

KidSports: Merrimack wrestlers excel

Kids Sports

he Merrimack Youth Wrestling Program had 11 wrestlers earn medals for finishing in the top four in their brackets in the recent Queen City Class Tournament at Manchester Central High School. Seventh grader Brendan Curley grabbed the championship in his division with one win by pin and one by ...

Spunky Tomahawks fall short of Astros, 48-32

High Schools

MERRIMACK – Their spunk is back. It may not have translated to a girls basketball win for the Merrimack High School Tomahawks on Thursday night, but their coach, Courtney Cheetham, saw some positive signs in a 48-32 defeat at the hands of Pinkerton Academy at the H. Dana Taylor ...

Cardinals earn second straight Division I alpine title

High Schools

Bishop Guertin continues to rule Divison I boys skiing. The Cardinals captured their second straight state championship on Thursday, holding off Bedford, 732-720. The Cards won the Giant Slalom with 363 points, and were second behind Bedford in the slalom, 374-369, but the GS race did the ...

Warriors get the lone local win in tough night

High Schools

TK THURSDAY NIGHT FEB. 14 NON SKIING ROUNDUP skiing in bout 10 minutes It was a tough night Thursday for several locals, except the Hollis Brookline-Derryfield boys hockey team. Here's a look: BOYS HOCKEY Salem 5, Nashua North-Souhegan 3 The Saber-Titans fell behind 4-1 after three ...

Kings rule Crusaders to keep tourney hopes alive

High Schools

NASHUA – Losing was not an option for the Nashua High School South-Pelham hockey team Wednesday night at Conway Arena. Not if the Kings want to at least equal last year’s feat of making the Division I tourney, as they are right on the bubble. But Wednesday’s 4-0 win over a struggling ...

Greater Nashua high school wrestlers set for division meets

High Schools

State titles go up for grabs on Saturday with area wrestlers charging for that gold in three different venues. The Division I State Meet at Londonderry High School will again be all about Timberlane Regional of Plaistow, the four-time defending state champion. But for both the Nashua South ...

Alex Cora says Mookie Betts will only get better

Boston sports

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) – Mookie Betts won a World Series in October, became a first-time dad nine days later, earned his first AL MVP award and was part of a team that won a professional bowling event. What can the 26-year-old do for an encore with the Boston Red Sox? “He can do whatever ...

The ice is always nice for Souhegan’s Paquette

High Schools

If you want to stir some emotion in Souhegan High School girls hockey coach Kelli Braley, just ask her about the program's leading scorer, senior Shannon Paquette. “You want to make me cry?” Braley said. That's the reality Braley faces after this season, as the Sabers' benchmark player ...

Bishop Guertin girls hoop now 15-0

High Schools

Girls basketball Bishop Guertin 63, Windham 40 Erin Carney’s phenomenal 25 point game keeps the Cardinals (15-0) perfect on the season. Bishop Guertin travels to Bishop Feehan on Friday. Winnacunnet 45, Nashua South 44 The Panthers (6-10) three game losing streak ended, after ...