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View from Red Sox Booth: Price seeks redemption

Boston sports

BOSTON – The questions have been plentiful since David Price’s early Game 2 ALDS meltdown against the Yankees. Price allowed two home runs, three runs total in only 1-2/3 innings before getting yanked taking yet another playoff loss. On Monday, before Game 3, Price walked into Red Sox ...

Who’s the better tight end? Or the better team?

Local Sports Columnists

It's the great debate: Who is the best tight end in the National Football League, Kansas City's Travis Kelce or New England's Rob Gronkowski? ESPN's Booger McFarland raised eyebrows a couple of weeks ago on the Monday Night broadcast when he declared it was Kelce. Of course, it plays right ...

Bruins pour it on Red Wings

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) — David Pastrnak got to the 100-goal mark and moved right past it. Pastrnak scored three times Saturday, giving him 101 goals for his career, and the Boston Bruins kept Detroit winless with an 8-2 victory over the Red Wings. “It’s been quick and I’m glad that I get to be ...

KidSports: Nashua PAL Force football teams strong

Kids Sports

Nashua 8U tops Salem Bentley Christman started Force off with a big tackle, followed by more hard hits by both Anthony Samaral and Gustavo Baldon to set the tone on defense. Back Yandel Valesquez behind a good offensive line scored the first TD, with Christman getting the extra point. Eli ...

Souhegan football rallies past Hollis Brookline

High Schools

AMHERST – Robin Bowkett and his staff could take a bow for their halftime adjustments to the Souhegan High defensive scheme. Or they could be honest and tell the truth. Friday night’s 35-28 comeback win over Hollis Brookline had a lot more to do with the players than any X’s and/or ...

Merrimack football rips Concord for sixth win

High Schools

CONCORD – Most teams want to win the field position battle. For Merrimack, it didn’t matter. The Tomahawks defense did its job all night and limited the Concord offense and two long touchdown runs and 203 yards on the ground from Ben Eichman and dropped the Crimson Tide 39-7 on ...

High School Highlights: Merrimack boys soccer tips North

High Schools

Boys soccer Merrimack 2, Nashua North 1 The Tomahawks (5-9) take the victory Friday night, with Carter Tess finding the upper left corner for the game winner. Jay Wozniak led off the scoring 28 minutes into the game, and a halftime score 1-0 Merrimack. The Titans (9-4-1) tied the game early ...

Red Sox’ Martinez not motivated to get revenge on Astros

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) – J.D. Martinez wants to thank the Houston Astros – not get back at them – for releasing him when he was struggling to make himself into a star. The Red Sox slugger credits his growing pains in Houston for teaching him “how to fail,” a lesson he credits with transforming ...

Red Sox aiming to protect home field against Astros

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) – The Red Sox hope home-field advantage makes a difference after consecutive Division Series eliminations. Boston began the postseason 0-2 on the road at Cleveland in 2016 and again at Houston last year. By winning a club-record 108 games this season, the Red Sox ensured ...

High School Football Week 7 Preview Capsules

High Schools

DIVISION I Keene (1-5) vs. Nashua North (5-1) WHEN: Friday, 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Stellos Stadium. LAST WEEK: Nashua North 41, Bishop Guertin 20; Merrimack 35, Keene 0. LAST YEAR: Nashua North 38, Keene 13. FYI: A clear example of two teams heading in different directions, the Titans ...

Red Sox are in ALCS despite Kimbrel’s meltdown

Local Sports Columnists

Statistics, particularly those that have been amended and re-amended into irrelevancy, should be taken with a shaker of salt. Consider the save with which Craig Kimbrel padded his resume Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium. Despite their closer’s ninth-inning buffoonery, the Red Sox are riding ...

Area teams struggle in Division I golf tourney

High Schools

The two local teams in the Division I golf tournament didn’t fare all that well in the rain on Thursday, but a few individuals did. Bishop Guertin’s Jack Fitzgerald finished tied for first in individual scores with a four-over 75 at the Oaks Golf Links in Somersworth. He was deadlocked ...

Bruins breeze past Oilers

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) — Brad Marchand and Joakim Nordstrom scored in a 36-second span in the first period and Jaroslav Halak stopped 25 shots to help the Boston Bruins beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-1 on Thursday night. David Pastrnak had his fourth goal of the season, and Patrice Bergeron added an ...

Red Sox stave off Yankees, head to ALCS

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Red Sox hold off Yanks in Game 4, face Astros in ALCS By RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Craig Kimbrel and the Boston Red Sox held off the Yankees' ninth-inning rally that ended with a video replay, eliminating New York with a 4-3 victory Tuesday night that set up a ...

Dieu Merci gives North a late win over BG

High Schools

NASHUA – Merci, Cardinals and officials. Rule of thumb when playing the Nashua High School North boys soccer team: Don’t give Titan Sami Dieu Merci a free kick late in a game, because he doesn’t miss. He boomed a 25 yarder just out of the reach of Bishop Guertin goalie Michael Poublon ...

Conrad’s save helps force 0-0 tie for North and BG girls

High Schools

NASHUA – You know, of course, the old saying about how a tie is like kissing your sister. Well, the entire Nashua High School North girls soccer team probably felt like planting one big smooch on Titans sophomore goalie Victoria Conrad after Tuesday night’s 0-0 double overtime deadlock ...

Sabers fifth, Cavaliers seventh in Divison II golf tourney

High Schools

Things went pretty much according to plan in Tuesday's Division II golf championship at Pease Golf Club in Portmouth. But Souhegan deviated from that plan just a little bit. The Sabers, who finished just 13-12 during the regular season and got the seventh and final tourney spot, finished ...