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ON THE OTHER HAND: Patriots capture 6th Super Bowl win

Local Sports

ATLANTA – Six rings. It’s the dead of winter, and all of New England will be celebrating like it’s the Fourth of July after the New England Patriots closed out the Los Angeles Rams, 13-3, to capture Super Bowl LIII Sunday night in front of 70,081 people at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. While ...

Patriots win a defensive Super Bowl struggle, 13-3

Boston sports

ATLANTA -- Six rings. It’s the dead of winter, and all of New England will be celebrating like it’s the Fourth of July after the New England Patriots closed out the Los Angeles Rams, 13-3, to capture Super Bowl LIII Sunday night in front of 70,081 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. While this ...

Patriots defense worthy of praise

Boston sports

Can an entire 11-man unit stand at the podium this morning with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to accept a Super Bowl MVP trophy? Evidently not, because New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman will be the one accepting the MVP honors from Goodell this morning. But really, the Patriots ...

Great performances at New Hampshire track championships

High Schools

Sunday’s spectacular Division I Indoor Track State Championship Meet absolutely deserves a second look. So here are some thoughts as anyone who made the trip to Hanover in the morning attempts to catch their collective breath. Nashua North boys coach Art Kobs summed up his team’s ...

Rams in shock after being held to a field goal

Boston sports

ATLANTA – The Los Angeles Rams were in shock on Sunday night. They came into Super Bowl LIII with the reputation of having a high powered offense. It sputtered, save for one field goal drive, and that opened the door for the Patriots to win their sixth Super Bowl title, 13-3. “I really ...

Recalling the Fenway Park Patriots (among others)

Local Sports Columnists

Finally there is an advantage for roaming through life on the far north of age 40: We can appreciate the New England Patriots being in their 11th Super Bowl. We remember the Fenway Park Patriots, not to mention the Boston University Patriots, the Boston College Patriots and the Harvard ...

Bishop Guertin girls claim championship

High Schools

HANOVER -- Around the halls of Bishop Guertin High School, these girls will always be considered a “perfect 10.” OK, so nobody is perfect, but what the Cardinals pulled off here at Leverone Fieldhouse on Sunday was nothing short of spectacular. With only 10 athletes competing, BG ...

North makes brilliant run for second place

High Schools

HANOVER -- The area boys track contingent had to be a tad angry coming up to Dartmouth. One local scribe, heading into Sunday’s Division I Indoor State Championship meet, noted that any boys titles won would be considered a “bit of an upset.” A resolute bunch of Nashua North Titans ...

Brown has been a welcome Patriots huge addition

Boston sports

ATLANTA – Trent Brown walked into the New England Patriots locker room after taking his physical. He had just been traded by the San Francisco 49ers, and he saw a familiar face. “You with us now?” fellow Patriots lineman Shaq Mason said, and Brown just laughed. “I was like, 'OK, they ...

Patriots have the intangibles to win Super Bowl

Local Sports Columnists

ATLANTA – Welcome to the Intangibles Bowl. Really, that's the only thing you can point your finger to when you wonder just what the heck are they doing here? This Patriots team was left for dead back in mid-December. Two straight losses, one seemingly outrageous gaff in Miami and then a ...

Patriots road to Super Bowl LIII filled with highs and lows

Boston sports

ATLANTA – How did they get here? For the New England Patriots, the Super Bowl this year was certainly no t a given. They started the season at 1-2, and by the middle of December they were looking at a possible Wild Card round game. But it all changed, and here they are in Super Bowl ...

A Super Bowl loss turned Pats Flores toward coaching

Boston sports

ATLANTA – Brian Flores sounds like a head coach. After Sunday, he will most likely be one. It’s no secret that Flores, the unofficial New England Patriots defensive coordinator, is the choice of the Miami Dolphins to be their next head coach. NFL rules obviously prohibit that from being ...

Murray, South run past Nashua North girls

High Schools

NASHUA – Round One of Battle of the Bridge Friday night went to the hosts, with the Panthers of Nashua South defeating Nashua North 70-57 in girls’ basketball action. The first half was a frenetic back-and-forth affair, with both squads feeding off the energy of the rivalry as neither ...

Super Bowl, Super Buzz.

Local Sports

ATLANTA – The low-flying helicopters that zoomed over the CNN Building and Mercedes-Benz Stadium could tell you Super Bowl LIII is just a day or two away. It was Friday of Super Bowl week and the joint was jumpin’. Temperatures got into the mid-50s. It was HotLanta once again. The ...

Nashua South boys win in defensive struggle

High Schools

By ANDREW SYLVIA For The Telegraph NASHUA – A Battle of the Bridge contest is always special, but it’s even more special during a nail-biting finish. Despite leading by just a pair of baskets for most of the final quarter, Nashua South managed to defeat Nashua North in a defensive ...

High School Highlights: Urda delivers 17 in Milford win

High Schools

Boys Basketball Milford 65, Merrimack Valley 45 The Spartans move to 6-5 with their dominant win Friday night. Gavin Urda had a team high 17 points with 11 in the first quarter alone. Milford held a 41-21 lead at halftime and were able to continue its ball pressure throughout the second ...

Gronkowski having fun with retirement hints

Boston sports

ATLANTA – Thursday was not only the last day of January, it may have also been the last time Rob Gronkowski hams it up with the media before a game. The Gronkowski Retirement question is looming over this Super Bowl, and at yesterday's media session at the team hotel, he was asked how many ...

Pats Flowers not in a rush to be a free agent

Boston sports

ATLANTA – He's about to possibly be an unresticted free agent, but New England Patriots defensive end Trey Flowers isn't ready to rush into the process like he is rushing quarterbacks. That being said, this Sunday's Super Bowl could certainly elevate his value. Maybe even force the Patriots ...