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Bulldogs defense keeps South down, 42-0

High Schools

NASHUA – Break up the Bulldogs. Right now, the Bedford High School football team is looking like the class of the North-West Conference scheduling cluster – and perhaps all of Division I – as the ‘Dogs are now 6-0 after Friday night’s 42-0 win over Nashua South at Stellos ...

Let’s take a break before we size up Patriots

Local Sports Columnists

The Yankees-Red Sox rivalry is back, hitting a big stride with their first playoff matchup in 14 years. The high school menu is full as there's reaction to Friday night's football games and then a bunch more today. Sunday the NFL returns but there's no New England Patriots. Out of sight, out ...

Patriots pull away from pesky Colts, 38-24

Boston sports

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The gang was back together, and the New England Patriots celebrated Thursday night by pulling away for a 38-24 victory over the Indianapolis Colts at Gillette Stadium. With both Julian Edelman (back after a four-game suspension), and Rob Gronkowski (active despite sore ...

Red Sox survive shaky bullpen, take ALDS Game 1 over Yankees

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) – Chris Sale struck out eight for his first postseason win, J.D. Martinez hit a three-run homer and the Boston Red Sox sweated out their shaky bullpen to hold off the New York Yankees 5-4 on Friday night in Game 1 of the AL Division Series. One year after he was pounded by ...

Edelman’s return gives Patriots a good feeling in win

Boston sports

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. --- He’s baaaaaaack. Julian Edelman started and caught a 9-yard pass to start Thursday night’s 38-24 win for the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium vs. the Indianapolis Colts. He later dropped a wide open pass down the left sideline. But after a half in which the ...

Milford wallops Kennett for fifth win

High Schools

MILFORD – A week ago Milford High hung 47 points on rival Souhegan. Friday night, a dominant Spartans’ 34-6 victory over Kennett High of Conway was all about defense. No better evidence could be found than in the final minute of the first half. Kennett took over at the Spartans’ 31 with ...

Alvirne hammers Manchester West for fifth win

High Schools

HUDSON – The Alvirne Broncos scored a touchdown on all but one of their drives on Friday night, easily defeating the Blue Knights of Manchester West, 55-27. Each team scored on their first two drives, with only three straight incompletions on West’s third drive breaking the deadlock. A ...

High School Highlights: Merrimack girls soccer routs Spaulding

High Schools

Girls soccer Merrimack 5, Spaulding 0 The Tomahawks (7-4-1) saw five different goal scorers (Abby Morgan, Riley Streeper, Sam Page, Isabella LaFauci, Jenna Levasseur) on their way to a shutout victory. Morgan added two assists to her performance, as Siobhan McMakin and MaryKate McMakin had ...

Bruins bounce back to blank Buffalo

Boston sports

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) – Jaroslav Halak stopped 32 shots and the Boston Bruins rebounded from a season-opening shutout with a 4-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night. Brad Marchand set up all four goals, scored by captain Zdeno Chara, rookie Ryan Donato, David Pastrnak and Patrice ...

Cards making their tourney push with win over South

High Schools

NASHUA – The calendar has turned to October, and the Bishop Guertin High School field hockey team knows what that means: Time to get tourney ready. It starts in a couple of weeks, and the Cards have gone winless in the post season the last two years. “I think if we continue to do the ...

Nashua’s Gillis, Zimmerman prepped for Cities, States

High Schools

NASHUA – Competitors, rivals and friends ... TJ Gillis and Bryce Zimmerman hope to see plenty of each other in the next 10 days. The top guns from the Nashua South and Nashua North golf teams are each looking to close the 2018 golf season in style, first with this weekend’s Nashua City ...

Colts were a welcome Thursday sight for Patriots

Local Sports Columnists

The Indianapolis Colts and Thursday Night Football. What a potentially lousy combination. For the average football fan, anyway. But the Colts seemed like a welcome sight for the New England Patriots in a competitive but sloppy 38-24 Patriots victory. We know that quarterback Tom Brady, who ...

Patriots the easy pick over rebuilding Colts

Local Sports Columnists

Josh McDaniels gets to see first hand on Thursday night what he passed up a few days after the Super Bowl. Time to get excited for Thursday Night Football with the Indianapolis Colts coming to town, right? Besides the McDaniels drama, the other side story is the return of Julian Edelman to the ...

Suaza heating up for Nashua South girls soccer

High Schools

Here are the hightlights of Wednesday's high school action around the area: GIRLS SOCCER Nashua South 3, Windham 1 Red-hot Angie Suaza had three goals, giving her seven in the last three games as the Panthers vaulted over the .500 mark at 5-4-1. South got solid defense from Maya Rioux and ...

High School Highlights: Nashua South volleyball still perfect

High Schools

Volleyball Nashua South 3, Bedford 0 The Panthers (12-0) sweep an 11-1 Bedford team to remain undefeated (25-20, 25-22, 25-13). Anna Campbell reached the 1,000 career assist milestone in the second set, while ending the night with 31 assists. Brianna Henderson (four aces, 10 kills, six ...

Friday Football Feast: No poor picks allowed this week

High Schools

I simply have to be better. Professional gamblers would kill for a .667 win percentage. High school football prognosticators should be ashamed of it, and that’s where the big fella went last week, going a pedestrian 4-2 and tumbling to 31-7 on the season. And so we hit Week 6 with our ...

High School Football Capsule Previews: Week 6

High Schools

DIVISION I Bedford (5-0) at Nashua South (2-3) WHEN: Friday, 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Stellos Stadium. LAST WEEK: Bedford 45, Manchester Central 0; Nashua North 21, Nashua South 14 LAST YEAR: Did not play. FYI: The Bulldogs have established themselves, especially after bulldozing ...

Patterson out to blow the whistle on football concussions

High Schools

NASHUA – He'll be at a high school football game near you, likely around the entrance to the field or stadium, or the nearby parking lot. Perhaps even more than one on any given autumn weekend. If you see former Alvirne High School football assistant Jock Patterson, he's not trying to sell ...

Roundup: HB boys Basque in the glory of victory

High Schools

Boys Soccer Hollis Brookline 2, Kearsarge 1 Andy Basque, known for his defensive prowess, netted both goals, including the game winner in the 80th minute to deliver the win. Max Burns assisted on the game winner for HB, now 8-4. Ryan Coutu made nine saves to preserve the victory, while Felix ...