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Celtics outlast Clippers in double overtime

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum had 39 points and the Boston Celtics pulled away from the Los Angeles Clippers in the second overtime to win 141-133 on Thursday night. Marcus Smart added 31 points and Gordon Hayward finished with 21 points and 13 rebounds. Kemba Walker added 19 points and nine ...

Merrimack girls find themselves in comeback win

High Schools

MERRIMACK – Cancel the missing persons report. The Merrimack High School girls basketball team has been found safe and sound. The real Tomahawks – they of the tenacious defense and aggressive offense – finally showed up in a big way in the fourth quarter of a 47-46 thrilling triumph over ...

Nashua South’s Kyle Salemi posts 100th career win

High Schools

NASHUA -- For a wrestler who wondered if he would ever win a match four years ago, Wednesday’s “Senior Night” match against Londonderry was pretty darn emotional for Nashua South’s Kyle Salemi. “For a while, I wasn’t sure I would ever get a win,”said Salemi, whose initial ...

Nashua North wrestlers stop Bedford

High Schools

Wrestling Nashua North 42, Bedford 39 Andrew Tate, Bryan Mwangi, Spencer Whiting, Tyler Griffin, Dylan McIntyre and Max Ackerman, who clinched things at heavyweight, scored pins for the Titans to help pull out the thriller. Bishop Guertin 44, Merrimack 30 Anthony Fernandez, Connor ...

Betts will end up missing Fenway Park

Local Sports Columnists

Floating down a lonesome stream of consciousness, wondering if Marcus Smart really hasn’t figured out the fundamental problem with NBA officiating … Before anyone considers this a surrender to the tyranny of baseball analytics, be aware that this is not a statistical defense of the Red ...

Roenicke gets to work as Red Sox manager

Boston sports

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) – Ron Roenicke went to his usual locker in the Red Sox clubhouse at the team’s spring training complex Wednesday morning and found that his clothes were all gone. They had been moved to the manager’s office. On his first day since being promoted to interim ...

Boston sports

Pastrnak gets hat trick, Bruins beat Canadiens 4-1 By KYLE HIGHTOWER AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — David Pastrnak had his fourth hat trick of the season and the Boston Bruins rolled to their third straight win over the Montreal Canadiens, 4-1 on Wednesday night. Boston has won seven ...

Stapelfeld comes through in the clutch for Cavaliers

High Schools

HOLLIS – A name from the recent past helped rescue the Hollis Brookline High School girls basketball team on Monday night. Everyone remembers the shooting heroics of Cavaliers alum Cassandra Stapelfeld, who helped the team to the Division II finals in 2017 and is now at St. Joseph's College ...

Spartan boys even their record with win at MV

High Schools

It was a light Monday in the area for local high school games: BOYS BASKETBALL MILFORD 72, MERRIMACK VALLEY 48 Trailing 13-10 after the opening quarter, the Spartans (6-6) turned it on the rest of the way, leading 30-15 at the half and 57-31 after three. Milford had five scorers in double ...

Bishop Guertin skiers bring home state crown

High Schools

Skiing Bishop Guertin The Cardinals had a great showing at the Division I State Meet. Colin Rathbone and Colby Rathbone placed sixth and seventh respectively, to lead BG in the Giant Slalom event. BG would finish second overall as a team in the Giant Slalom. The Cardinals would go on to win ...

Nashua North’s Tori Conrad enjoys track triumph

Local Sports Columnists

We witnessed the raw power of Paul Marchand’s sprint double for Nashua South at the Division I State Indoor Track Meet on Sunday. And when Nashua North’s Rory Curran ripped up the backstretch with two laps to go in the 1500 meters, clinching his distance double, electricity surged through ...

Red Sox make it official, Roenicke is interim manager

Boston sports

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) – It took Ron Roenicke almost five years to get another chance as a major league manager. He’ll need to wait at least until next week for “permanency.” The Red Sox made Roenicke their interim manager Tuesday, promoting the former Brewers skipper to replace ...

Bloom opens Red Sox’ reign with resounding thud

Local Sports Columnists

As opening acts go, the first big-time show of Chaim Bloom’s Red Sox administration couldn’t have gone much worse. The Mookie Betts-David Price-$48 million package sent to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Alex Verdugo and Injured Twins Pitching Prospect has finally been completed. The Dodgers, ...

Red Sox finally finish deal with Dodgers

Boston sports

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) –Mookie Betts and David Price are Los Angeles Dodgers. The Boston Red Sox are tax dodgers. Boston and Los Angeles finalized the on-again, off-again deal that will send the AL MVP and AL Cy Young winner to the West Coast on Monday night – just hours before the Red ...

Greater Nashua YMCA brings cricket indoors

Local Sports

NASHUA – Much like baseball, cricket is a game enjoyed in the summer-time months, mainly in the British Commonwealth and here in Nashua as well. However, now Gate City cricket enthusiasts have found a way to get their wickets and sixes before the weather gets warmer. This winter, a ...

Hult, Scanlon lift Cardinals past Sabers, 6-2

High Schools

TYNGSBOROUGH, Mass. – Bishop Guertin High School girls hockey coach Scott Ciszek knows his team has a potential super hero. “In that movie the Avengers, they're talking about how the Avengers can't save the world,” Ciszek said. “Then Robert Downey, Jr. says 'We've got a ...

Guertin’s Rioux a maestro on the mat

High Schools

PLAISTOW – A warning to insidious hecklers everywhere: Don’t ever mess with the Bishop Guertin High School band. You never know who you might bump into and rub the wrong way. Take junior Zach Rioux, for example. “Nobody usually tries to pick on me,” says Rioux, who plays with ...

Nashua athletes excel at State Indoor Track Championships

High Schools

HANOVER – At one point in the Division I State Meet on Sunday night, NHIAA officials made the announcement to clear what had become a heavily congested infield. They told everyone to get out, but it might as well have been directed to the folks from Nashua. Area athletes repeatedly turned ...

Nashua area finishers in State Indoor Track Championships

High Schools

Division I Girls 55 meters: 2. Abby Coy, North 7.46; 4. Mary Vance, Merrimack 7.59; Ally O’Brien, Merrimack 7.67 300: 3. Adrienne Mckoy-Sophos, Alvirne, 43.72; 6. Grace Jones, BG, 44.45 600: Nadia Zhecheva, Jr., South; Elizabeth White, Soph., BG; Mariana Santos, Soph., North 1000: 4. ...

Greenwood: Red Sox losing grip on fans, reality

Local Sports Columnists

Bridge Year Fever’s Grip on Hub grew even stronger with the Brusdar Graterol fiasco. For those who are still wondering why there hasn’t been a press conference to announce the Mookie Betts-David Price to Los Angeles deal, it is because of the iffy physical status of the Minnesota pitching ...