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Manchester Monarchs shut down their operations

Local Sports

A chapter in New Hampshire’s professional sports history has closed as the Manchester Monarchs of the ECHL announced Wednesday they are ceasing operations. The Monarchs arrived with great fanfare as an American Hockey League franchise, owned by the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings/Anschutz ...

Chavis’ RBI single lifts Red Sox over Rockies in 10th

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) – J.D. Martinez homered in his third straight game, rookie Michael Chavis singled home the winning run in the 10th inning and the Boston Red Sox recovered after blowing a five-run lead to beat the Colorado Rockies 6-5 on Wednesday night. Martinez hit a two-run shot and Eduardo ...

Bruins push Hurricanes to brink with Game 3 win

Boston sports

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Chris Wagner and Brad Marchand scored 5:07 apart in the second period, and the Boston Bruins beat the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 on Tuesday night to take a 3-0 lead in the Eastern Conference final. Tuukka Rask stopped 35 shots for the Bruins, who have won six straight ...

Cardinals cruise past lost Blue Hawks, 16-7

High Schools

NASHUA – Rumor has it the bus driver bringing the Exeter High School boys lacrosse team to Stellos Stadium Monday evening took a wrong turn off Route 101, heading north instead of south. Maybe the Blue Hawks should have kept going, because it never seemed like they really arrived as they ...

Lacrosse: Bunton lifts South girls over Londonderry

High Schools

Girls Lacrosse Nashua South 9, Londonderry 7 Rileigh Bunton came up huge in the Panthers’ net with seven saves, and the defense of Izzy Bolduc, Emma Pucillo, Bailey Morin and Livvy Kingston combined for 13 Ground balls and nine forced turnovers to key the victory. Emily Colburn was strong ...

High School Highlights: Wilton’s Claire approaches milestone

High Schools

Softball WLC’S CLAIRE GOES FOR WIN NO. 500 Wilton-Lyndeborough coach Denny Claire can get his 500th career victory today if his team at home can avenge an earlier 2-0 loss to Farmington. On Monday the Warriors (12-1) got him No. 499 with a tight 9-8 win over Sunapee, after leading ...

PGA would be lots more fun with Woods sitting at home

Local Sports Columnists

For months, this seemed like a splendid idea: Make the PGA Championship the second golf major of the year, not the last. Fill that sports void in May. Why wait until nobody is paying attention in late July/August? And then “He” roared at Augusta at last month’s Masters, making this ...

Sale strike out 17 but Red Sox fall to Rockies

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox ace Chris Sale struck out a career-high 17 in just seven innings before getting pulled after 108 pitches on a chilly Tuesday night, and the Colorado Rockies rallied against Boston's bullpen to win 5-4 in the 11th. Sale became the first pitcher in major league history ...

What’s Bruin? A Stanley Cup title, that’s what

Local Sports Columnists

“We want the Cup.” Boston Bruins fans chanting that these days know a good thing when they see it. And a bad thing too. The good: Their team is destined to win their second Stanley Cup this decade. They know it, and they said it loud throughout the B’s 6-2 in Sunday’s Game 2 of the ...

Hollis Brookline volleyball tops Souhegan

High Schools

AMHERST – Don’t look now, but the Hollis Brookline boys volleyball team, once 1-2 to start the year, is coming. The Cavaliers rolled over Souhegan on Monday night, 25-10, 25-22 and 25-23, moving to 7-4 on the year. “We focused, we’re playing hard and we’re improving,” said ...

High School Highlights: Nashua North, South baseball post wins

High Schools

Baseball Nashua South 14, Salem 4 The Panthers (4-9) break a four game skid, winning in decisive fashion. Mason Matylewski led the offense with three hits, two RBIs and three runs including a home run. Roe Hendrick added three hits, two RBIs and two runs. Dante Young (two RBIs, two runs), ...

Hurricanes trying to find a way to stifle Bruins

Boston sports

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – It doesn’t matter which team goes on a power play. The Carolina Hurricanes rarely seem to wind up with the advantage. Of all the teams that made it out of the first round of the playoffs, the Hurricanes have been the league’s worst – when they’re up a man or ...

Bruins in command as Stanley Cup series shifts to Carolina

Boston sports

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – It doesn’t matter which team goes on a power play. The Carolina Hurricanes rarely seem to wind up with the advantage. Of all the teams that made it out of the first round of the playoffs, the Hurricanes have been the league’s worst – when they’re up a man or ...

Bruins take charge, lead Hurricanes 2-0 in playoff series

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) – With a five-goal, third-period lead and the Bruins still not done scoring, the crowd in the new Boston Garden began a throaty chant of “We want the Cup!” The next time they see their team, the NHL’s championship trophy might be on the line for real. Matt Grzelcyk ...

Titans get yet another softball win over Panthers

High Schools

NASHUA – There's something about the sight of the Nashua High School South softball team that brings out the best in the Nashua North Titans, even in a down year. Under third year head coach Jenna Giannelli, North is 5-0 against the Panthers, including Saturday's 12-6 win in the annual ...

Bishop Guertin baseball downs Nashua South

High Schools

NASHUA – Nashua High School South coach James Gaj has always maintained that high school baseball is a game of mistakes. The team that makes the most loses, and on Saturday night that was his Panthers, as five errors helped Bishop Guertin get back to its winning ways by a 10-2 count at ...

Red Sox drub Mariners

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) – J.D. Martinez made hitting look easy even in the lousy weather conditions by belting his first two home runs of the season at soggy Fenway Park. Martinez sent a pair of shots over the Green Monster, rookie Michael Chavis drove in five runs and the surging Boston Red Sox beat ...

Cardinals take advantage of South mistakes to bounce back

High Schools

NASHUA – Nashua High School South coach James Gaj has always maintained that high school baseball is a game of mistakes. The team that makes the most loses, and on Saturday night that was his Panthers, as five errors helped Bishop Guertin get back to its winning ways by a 10-2 count at ...

Track Bridge Battle: Nashua North, Nashua South split

High Schools

The Nashua North and Nashua South girls track teams came together Saturday as part of the Battle of the Bridge annual competition. Neither school picked up the upper-hand as the teams split. The Panther girls bested North 74-70. Sydney Lewis (100 hurdles, high jump) and Julia Zhang (long ...

Hollis Brookline, Milford triumph in track and field

High Schools

MILFORD - As the spring begins to wind down, dozens of track and field athletes from seven schools across southern New Hampshire gathered for a meet at Milford High School. On the boys’ side, Hollis Brookline earned bragging rights in the with 129 overall points, 13 ahead of second-place ...