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Nashua South girls hoop ends losing streak

High Schools

GIRLS BASKETBALL Nashua South 63, Exeter 53 The host Panthers, thanks to Kirsten McIntyre’s career high 23 points, snapped a five-game skid to improve to 5-9. Ariana Murray added 14 for the Panthers, who used a press most of the night. South, holding on to the final playoff spot with a ...

Panther girls snap skid with win over Exeter

High Schools

GIRLS BASKETBALL Nashua South 63, Exeter 53 The host Panthers, thanks to Kirsten McIntyre’s career high 23 points, snapped a five-game skid to improve to 5-9. Ariana Murray added 14 for the Panthers, who used a press most of the night. South, holding on to the final playoff spot with a couple ...

Celtics manage to tip Wizards in OT

Boston sports

Irving, Brown lead Celtics to 110-104 OT win over Wizards By IAN QUILLEN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving scored 12 of Boston’s last 17 points and finished with 28 to help the Celtics remain in sole possession of the Eastern Conference lead with a 110-104 overtime victory ...

Merrimack’s Cummings scores 1,000th as Tomahawks beat Salem

High Schools

MERRIMACK – Needing just one point to become the eighth Merrimack High School member of the 1,000-point club, Ian Cummings let visiting Salem know early just exactly to whom this night belonged. Even if he had no idea. Cummings swished a three from the top-left with his first shot of the ...

Belichick assumes starring role in Patriots soap opera

Local Sports Columnists

As entertainment goes, big-league soap operas are light years ahead of anything TV has ever offered. There are several common threads – heroes and villains, innocent victims and heartless scoundrels who occasionally get precisely what they deserve. All of these assigned roles are, of course, ...

Merrimack’s Joe Eichman heading to UNH

High Schools

MERRIMACK – The University of New Hampshire football program has certainly gone national, recruiting from all over the nation. One of the things that makes coach Sean McDonnell’s program so special is that it continues to keep the Granite State’s top talent at home. Wednesday on National ...

Bruins stay hot in trouncing Rangers

Boston sports

NEW YORK (AP) – Riley Nash and Zdeno Chara scored first-period goals and Patrice Bergeron added two in the second to help the surging Boston Bruins swamp the New York Rangers 6-1 on Wednesday night. The Bruins won for the 18th time in their last 23 games, getting 21 saves from backup ...

Patriots ended the season the way they started

Boston sports

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – The season began with the New England Patriots defense giving up a plethora of yards and points – 537 and 42to be exact – to an offense very similar to that of the now Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles – that of the Kansas City Chiefs. They ended it giving up ...

A strange Monday morning Super Bowl image

Local Sports Columnists

What a strange image. Patriots fans, cover your eyes. It wasn’t Tom Brady up on the stage at the usual morning after Super Bowl MVP and winning coach press conference. What would you have said if we told you back in,say, early November that Eagles Nick Foles would be the MVP of Super Bowl ...

High Schools

Boys Basketball Nashua North 75, Pinkerton 59 The Titans (2-8) snapped a three- game losing streak by defeating the Astros on Tuesday night. Curtis Harris and Casey Lane led the team with 19 and 16 points respectively. CJ Barrett had 10 and Ryan Lynn added nine. North will travel to Spaulding ...

Patriots have some interesting questions for the future

Boston sports

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Ah, what does the future hold? No one likes to answer those questions when you’ve just lost the Super Bowl. But they centered around New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, tight end Rob Gronkowsi, and even head coach Bill Belichick. Belichick bristled at the ...

McDaniels spurns Colts, opts to stay with Patriots

Boston sports

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Josh McDaniels has backed out of a deal to become the Indianapolis’ Colts new coach, a decision that shocked the franchise hours after it announced his hiring. The Colts confirmed McDaniels’ decision in a statement Tuesday night after reports emerged that the ...

Bedford boys basketball fends off Nashua South

High Schools

BEDFORD – Bedford’s Nolan Anderson was a match up issue all night. The Bulldogs’ center showcased all the skills needed for an offensive player to score a game-high 22 points that included a separating sequence at the end of the third quarter into the fourth. That stretch included a drive ...

High School Highlights: Hollis Brookline girls hoop beats Bow

High Schools

Girls basketball HB 39, Bow 34 Hollis Brookline moved to 12-1. Christina Balsamo netted a game-high 15 points. Joanna Balsamo had eight points and eight rebounds. Brady 73, Milford 55 Milford fell to Brady despite Bree deGroot’s 23 points and Elizabeth Paul’s 14. Concord 41, Alvirne 39 The ...

Patriots Super magic runs out as Eagles prevail, 41-33

Boston sports

MINNEAPOLIS – This time, the late game heroics belonged to the other team. The New England Patriots saw their recent Super Bowl magic evaporate on Sunday in a heart-stomping 41-33 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII before 67,612 at U.S. Bank Stadium. It basically came apart ...

Butler’s benching remains a Super Bowl mystery

Boston sports

The Malcolm Butler mystery is hanging over the Patriots heads like a sharp sword ready to drop. Three years ago he was a Super Bowl hero, then he turned that into a starting role at cornerback. But in the New England Patriots’ 41-33 loss at the hands of the Philadelphia Eagles, he was ...

Patriots Super ghosts spread success

Local Sports Columnists

Ivan Fears has a ghost story to tell. He’s been a New England Patriots assistant coach for 19 years. He knows what has turned the New England Patriots dynasty from one decade into another. He feels it every time he walks into the locker room. The Patriots won three out of four Super Bowls a ...

Coach and QB should give Patriots the edge

Boston sports

MINNEAPOLIS – Second-year head coach in his first Super Bowl vs. sure Hall of Fame coach who has seven rings, five as a head man. Backup quarterback who has bounced around the last couple of years vs. perhaps the greatest quarterback of all time. Lamb vs. Goat. Will there be a slaughter on ...