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Campbell boys soccer out to defend championship

High Schools

By TOM KING Staff Writer They’ve had plenty of success in the last year, but there was a good reason at the start of this season to think the Campbell High School boys soccer team wouldn’t have a chance to defend its title: Youth. The Cougars roster is filled with freshmen and ...

Brown scores 30, Celtics run down Spurs

Boston sports

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Jaylen Brown scored 30 points and the Boston Celtics routed the San Antonio Spurs 135-115 on Saturday in a victory that was tempered by the loss of Gordon Hayward, who broke his left hand late in the first half. Kemba Walker add 26 points as Boston (7-1) won its seventh ...

Cardinals can’t cash in on chances in 1-0 semis loss

High Schools

NASHUA – The Bishop Guertin High School girls soccer team saved its best for last during Thursday's Division I semifinal. The problem was, it wasn't enough. The No. 3 Cardinals dropped a heartbreaking 1-0 decision at the hands of No. 2 Londonderry in a soggy semifinal at Stellos Stadium, ...

Friday Football Feast: Playoff fever grips region

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So it is playoff time in the Granite State, where every game from here on out is the “Game of the Week,” and prognosticators holding tenuous win percentages (57-12, .826) panic at the prospect of all these tough selections to make. The time to roll it up, or in my case most often, fall ...

Hollis Brookline girls fall short in semis

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EXETER – Most folks learn early in life – and then get reminded in later years – that missed opportunities can truly hang you up. And the Hollis Brookline girls’ soccer team got stung significantly by missed opportunities in its 2-0, Division II semifinal-round tournament loss to ...

Milford girls eliminated in overtime by Hanover

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EXETER – After 80 scoreless minutes, it just took 32 seconds to end Milford’s dreams at a chance of winning a girls’ soccer title. Milford fell 1-0 in overtime to the Marauders of Hanover on Thursday night in the NHIAA Division II Semifinals. Neither team managed many significant ...

Cougars back in the finals with 2-0 semifinal win

High Schools

LACONIA – They didn't need penalty kicks this time. No, the way the 17-0-2 Campbell High School Cougars are playing in this Division III boys soccer season, it's tough to wager against them. They used PKs last year in the semis and finals to capture a championship, but this year seem so ...

Milford volleyball upended in semifinals

High Schools

DERRY – For one fleeting span, the second game of Wednesday night’s Division II state volleyball semifinals, we saw the real Milford High volleyball team. Coe-Brown Northwood Academy made life difficult for the Spartans the rest of the night here at Hackler Gymnasium. Sixth-seeded ...

Campbell volleyball falls to Mascenic in semifinals

Local Sports Columnists

HOLDERNESS – The Campbell Cougars saw their girls volleyball season end on Wednesday night, falling in three sets to Mascenic in the NHIAA Division III semifinals at Plymouth State University. Mascenic did not trail in the first set, taking it 25-15, but the Cougars did bounce back in the ...

Several locals named to All-State Field Hockey Team

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Several locals were named to the Divison I and II New Hampshire Field Hockey Coaches Association All-State Field Hockey teams. First-team locals in Divison I were Bishop Guertin's BrookeYabroudy and Sarah Coyle, Merrimack's Erin Knauer and Dimetria Gonzalez, Nashua North's Lizzie Dack and ...

Odds are Nashua sports betting foes are misinformed

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By a margin of 65 votes, Nashuans on Tuesday rejected the concept of sports books in the city. To those who voted against the measure, odds are you associate gambling on sporting events with evils such as drugs, prostitution, violence and any other seedy mayhem and misadventures that invade ...

Patriots loss to Ravens a mere bump in a long road

Boston sports

Reality or just a bad night? Sunday's 37-20 road loss at the hands of the Baltimore Ravens was probably a little of both. New England was victimized by a superb Ravens rushing attack highlighted by QB Lamar Jackson and running back Mark Ingram. That appears to be no fluke, as it was beaten ...

Nashua South ices Winnacunnet to reach volleyball finals

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DERRY – The Nashua South volleyball program that was ousted early in back to back years on Halloween night simply does not exist anymore. These are the Panthers of 2019, focused on perfection and refusing to ever relent as evidenced Saturday night in their marathon quarterfinal survival ...

High school tourneys, joined by football, hit a big week

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There were no apparent surprises on Monday when the NHIAA announced its football pairings. And now, while we say good-bye to field hockey for another year, football officially steps in to join the tournament fray in Week Three of the postseason. Soon, it will be all that's left. Here's what's ...

Nashua area players take All-State Field Hockey honors

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Several locals were named to the Division I and II New Hampshire Field Hockey Coaches Association All-State Field Hockey teams. First-team locals in Division I were Bishop Guertin’s Brooke Yabroudy and Sarah Coyle, Merrimack’s Erin Knauer and Dimetria Gonzalez, Nashua North’s Lizzie ...

Bright future for Bishop Guertin’s Fischer

Local Sports Columnists

Bad things come in threes, right? Well, this morning we choose to take the glass half-full approach and salute three of the great ones from the region, who have made news recently. The first is Bishop Guertin senior Caroline Fischer, last seen tuning up for this weekend’s New England Cross ...

Hayward scores 39, Celtics top Cavaliers

Boston sports

CLEVELAND (AP) – Gordon Hayward tied a career high with 39 points, making all 16 of his 2-point attempts, and the Boston Celtics won their fifth straight game by holding off the Cleveland Cavaliers 119-113 on Tuesday night. Hayward put in Kemba Walker’s miss with 22 seconds left to give ...

Mete lifts Canadiens over Bruins

Boston sports

MONTREAL (AP) – Defenseman Victor Mete scored twice and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Boston Bruins 5-4 on Tuesday night. Ben Chiarot scored the winner in the third period and Tomas Tatar and Paul Byron also scored for the Canadiens (8-5-2), who have won four of five. Jeff Petry had two ...

Cards survive a Division I quarterfinal joust with Central

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NASHUA – They had two goals disallowed for goaltender interference. Their coach received a yellow card out of frustration at the officials' calls. Their opponent had a free kick from some 20 yards out with 30 seconds to play, seeking the game-tying goal. Yet somehow, some way, the Bishop ...