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Red Sox still sizzling, rip Tigers

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) – Andrew Benintendi and Christian Vazquez each hit a solo homer and had an RBI double to back a strong start by Eduardo Rodriguez, carrying the Boston Red Sox to a 7-1 win over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night. Xander Bogaerts added a two-run double during a four-run third ...

Patriots’ Hightower happy to be on the field again

Boston sports

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – Dont’a Hightower is clearly thrilled to be back on the field after the frustration of having to sit and watch most of last season on the sidelines. After making one of the biggest sacks in New England franchise history when he separated Atlanta’s Matt Ryan ...

Portsmouth clips Hollis Brookline for girls lacrosse crown

High Schools

MANCHESTER – Trailing by three with 12:46 to play, Hollis Brookline midfielder CeCe Fetter intercepted a Portsmouth pass in the Cavaliers defensive zone and sprinted downfield for a goal on the other end. A clutch play by the Cavaliers lone senior that cut No. 2 Portsmouth’s lead to two ...

Brackett, Newton head local list for All-State Boys Volleyball

High Schools

Hollis Brookline's Jonathan Brackett and Bishop Guertin's Nate Newton were named to the First Team and Cavaliers coach Ed Leonard was named Coach of the Year as the All-State Boys Volleyball Team was announced. HB's Scott VanCoughnett was named to the second team along with Bishop Guertin's ...

Eagles enjoy great soccer weekend at Raider Field

Local Sports

NASHUA – The Eagles of the International Soccer Club of Nashua enjoyed a much better weekend at Rivier's Raider Field than they did in their home opener a month ago The 4-2-2 Eagles, instead of a tie in front of a handful of onlookers in rainy weather, got two wins in beautiful weather ...

Bishop Guertin boys lacrosse back in championship game

High Schools

EXETER – While Pinkerton Academy took its own sweet time, locking down its half of Saturday night’s dream Division I state final, top-seeded and unbeaten Bishop Guertin was much more expedient in its quest. The Cardinals busted out to a 7-0 lead through one quarter and hardly eased off ...

Bishop Guertin volleyball falls to Pinkerton in quarterfinals

High Schools

DERRY – Momentum can make you or break you. Bishop Guertin found that out on Tuesday night as the Cardinals couldn’t build enough of it mostly due to the outstanding play of Pinkerton Academy outside hitter Hunter Hazard and fell 25-17, 25-20 and 25-19 to the Astros in the semifinals of ...

Red Sox crush Tigers thanks to Martinez, Wright

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) — J.D. Martinez hit his 20th home run, Steven Wright pitched seven sharp innings in his first start of the season and the Boston Red Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 6-0 on Tuesday night. Xander Bogaerts also homered for the Red Sox, who have won six of eight and hold the best record ...

Silver Knights show their youth in 5-2 loss to Rox

Local Sports

NASHUA – Ah, the perils of youth. Normally a 5-2 loss like the one the Nashua Silver Knights suffered at the hands of the Brockton Rox on Sunday before a chilled Holman Stadium announced crowd of 1,009 would annoy the heck out of Nashua manager B.J. Neverett. But, as his team has started ...

Silver Knights’ eyes on this week’s MLB Draft

Local Sports

NASHUA – The odds are this week a former Nashua Silver Knight will be drafted by a Major League team. And definitely a, well, almost current Silver Knight. Bedford High School’s Grant Lavigne, whom the Knights were set to have on their roster courtesy of Wake Forest University, could even ...

Red Sox use their power to take down Astros

Boston sports

HOUSTON (AP) – Rick Porcello pitched well into the seventh, Mitch Moreland and Andrew Benintendi each homered and the Boston Red Sox beat the Houston Astros 9-3 Sunday night. Boston slugger J.D. Martinez was pinch hit for by Sam Travis in the ninth inning, and cameras showed him talking to ...

Nashua area stars shine at state track Meet of Champions

High Schools

It was a day to step up shine for the region’s track elite. And our athletes delivered Saturday in the Meet of Champions at Merrimack High School. Bishop Guertin Caroline Fischer had a Cardinals team high third place finish in the 800 meter run (2:16.71). Souhegan Elise Lambert came ...

Hollis Brookline girls lacrosse set for finals

High Schools

Perhaps, it served as incentive. Maybe, it made the Hollis Brookline girls lacrosse team work hard. Saturday night at Stellos Stadium, the Cavaliers wiped away every ugly memory from their May 17, 19-3, loss to Winnacunnet, stunning the top-seeded Warriors in the Division II state semifinals, ...

Astros end South’s season, Holland’s Panther career

High Schools

DERRY - The reality didn't hit Nashua High School South boys lacrosse senior Sean Holland until late in the Panthers' 17-7 Division I quarterfinal loss at the hands of powerful second seed Pinkerton Academy. He realized then that this game would be his last athletic event as a ...

Bishop Guertin girls lacrosse stuns Pinkerton

High Schools

EXETER – The NHIAA Division I Girls’ Lacrosse Tournament has its two championship combatants following a tremendous doubleheader at Bill Ball Stadium on Saturday. In the second semifinal of the night, fourth- seeded Bishop Guertin upset top-seeded Pinkerton, 13-4, avenging a one-goal loss ...

Clemens proves to be an ace in Red Sox radio booth

Boston sports

HOUSTON – ”The Rocket” was back at Minute Maid Park on Thursday night and his pitch came from the Red Sox radio booth, rather than the mound. Roger Clemens’ career included 354 wins, 4,672 strikeouts, eleven All Star Game appearances and is the only man ever to win seven Cy Young ...

New Hampshire’s Latham a baseball pioneer

Local Sports

It would be shortsighted to not acknowledge Walter Arlington “Arlie” Latham as one of the true pioneers of baseball. Latham, who was born in West Lebanon on March 15, 1860, was the first full-time coach in major-league history, and his propensity to run down the third-base line and ...