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South’s Downing shines in the wake of adversity

High Schools

NASHUA – Derek Downing was standing on the field and saw all the commotion in the stands last Friday night at Pinkerton Academy in Derry, and like many, was wondering what the heck was going on. “It was right after the National Anthem, and I heard our trainer, Jerry (Holland) say ‘We need ...

Pleat wins second straight NE Senior Am title

Local Sports

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. – Consistency and perseverance is what led to the first New England Senior Amateur Championship title for Nashua Country Club’s Phil Pleat one year ago. A similar game plan and perfect execution this week led to the same result and a second straight New England Senior ...

Battle of the Bridge starts on Saturday

Local Sports

NASHUA – The annual fall Nashua High School North-South Battle of the Bridge begins Saturday and goes through Sept. 28. It starts Saturday with boys and girls varsity and junior varsity cross country meets and finishes up on Thursday, Sept. 28 with varsity golf. Also, the two schools will ...

High School Highlights

Local Sports

Despite pummeling the Belmont goal with 25 shots – including a dozen on net – Campbell just could not find the range and fell to 3-4 on the season. Tyler Grant delivered a solid defensive game for the Cougars, who head to Mascenic Tuesday. girls soccer Exeter 3, Merrimack 1 Abby Morgan had ...

High School Football Capsules Week 3

Local Sports

DIVISION I Nashua South (0-2) at Merrimack (2-0) WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m. WHERE: MHS’s Student Memorial Field. LAST WEEK: Pinkerton 28, Nashua South 6; Merrimack 42, Bishop Guertin 19. LAST YEAR: Did not play. FYI: With two weeks done in the season, South is entering something it didn’t think ...

South boys soccer raises the intensity level

High Schools

Things have a different feel around the Nashua High School South boys soccer team this season. The Panthers, looking to improve off last year’s 8-7-1 season, have won four of their first five, and confidence is through and through. Indeed, they haven’t had a game against, say, local rival ...

Cardinals win battle of volleyball unbeatens vs. South

High Schools

VOLLEYBALL Bishop Guertin 3, Nashua South 0 The Cardinals (4-0) won the battle of unbeatens at the Coligadome with an incredibly tight sweep of set scores of 33-31, 25-23, 25-21. Leading the way for Guertin was Julia Pascucci (three aces, six kills, 13 assists) as well as Elizabeth Knapp (eight ...

Ramirez, South run past BG, 3-0

High Schools

NASHUA – Can one player make a huge difference for a high school soccer team? It would be hard to argue against anything but the affirmative after watching Nashua South’s Alvaro Ramirez score all three Panther goals in Tuesday’s 3-0 win over rival Bishop Guertin at Stellos Stadium on ...

South’s Suaza outduels Guertin’s Hoffer, 3-1

High Schools

NASHUA — Almost the entire Nashua South-Bishop Guertin High School girls soccer game was a duel between the teams’ best players: Guertin goalie Caroline Hoffer and Nashua South midfielder/forward Angie Suaza. This time, advantage Suaza, whose scored two goals, including the game-winner, in ...

Tom Brady isn’t looking back at opening night debacle

Boston sports

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – It’s not often that teams catch Tom Brady having an off game throwing the football. He had such a night during the Patriots’ season-opening 42-27 loss to Kansas City, and afterward it prompted the quarterback to call for a complete reset of his team’s mental approach ...

Matt Olson, Jed Lowrie lift A’s past Red Sox

Boston sports

BOSTON – Matt Olson hit a two-run homer, Jed Lowrie drove in two runs and the Oakland Athletics rebounded for a 7-3 victory over the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox for their sixth win in seven games Wednesday night. The loss sliced Boston’s division lead to three games over the second-place ...

Time to take a first-hand look at local soccer

Local Sports Columnists

The busy fall season is underway in a big way, and here’s a few tids and bits to take in as we go full speed ahead: Some eyes are looking ahead to the big Battle of the Bridge (Nashua North vs. South) events in about 10 days, but Tuesday is the first big local high school soccer doubleheader ...

Patriots now need to look ahead, especially on defense

Boston sports

Time to take that finger off the panic button, New England Patriots fans. Players, coaches, fans, commentators, etc. have had a few days to chew over what went wrong in the team’s season opener last Thursday against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Patriots gave up 21 points in the fourth quarter, ...

Unbeaten Cavaliers cruise past Nashua North

High Schools

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL Hollis Brookline 3, Nashua North 0 The visiting Cavaliers (3-0) cruised in the first two games, 25-7, 25-4 and then clinched the win, 25-18. Hollis Brookline was paced by Maddie Norris (12 kills, eight aces), Kyra Belden (10 aces, 28 assists), and Elizabeth Atkinson (10 kills, ...

Two interesting weeks down,many more surprises to go

Local Sports Columnists

What to make after two weeks of the current high school football season? A few surprises, and business as usual for some. Two of the suprises will be on a big stage at Merrimack High School’s Student Memorial Field on Friday night – Merrimack and Nashua South. They’re surprises for two ...

Silver Knights franchise has best year on field, financially

Local Sports

NASHUA – It was a banner 2017 season for the Nashua Silver Knights. On and off the field. You wonder just how much better things can get for the local Futures Collegiate League entry. With the two extra playoff games, which drew about a combined 3,500-plus, the team ended up drawing close to ...

Cougar defense leads the way

Local Sports

MEREDITH – Two weeks down, and Campbell High School’s football team is yet to be threatened or even scored upon. Campbell took the long bus ride and knocked off Inter-Lakes/Moultonborough on Saturday, 42-0, to make it 83-0 on the year in two victories. “I like the way our defense is ...

Milford’s Durham dominates at Coach Korcoulis Invite

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HOLLIS – There were supposed to be treacherous hills and a deep field of runners standing in her way. All that Milford High’s Becca Durham saw for competition was history on Saturday. The senior dominated the 71-runner field in the varsity girls race of the Coach Korcoulis Invitational, ...

New Hampshire downs Ga. Southern

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Trevor Knight passed for two touchdowns, both to Neil O’Connor, and New Hampshire beat Georgia Southern 22-12 on Saturday in a game moved because of concerns about Hurricane Irma. The game was originally to be played on Georgia Southern’s home turf in Statesboro, ...

Patriots opener an utter mess

Local Sports Columnists

Until Friday morning, it looked like the Red Sox’ Apple Watch Caper would stand as the dumbest act of the week, if not the month, if not the decade. Then the Patriots got pantsed in their season opener against the Chiefs, which had the drums in thousands of mothers’ basements beating a ...