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Merrimack football shuts down Timberlane

High Schools

Football Merrimack 14, Timberlane 0 Merrimack High hosted its senior night on Friday, but it was a sophomore, who stole the show. Ben Eichman ran for one score and threw for the other as the Tomahawks knocked off Timberlane Regional, 14-0. Merrimack moves to 4-4 with its season finale on Friday ...

Souhegan field hockey rolls past Portsmouth in tourney

High Schools

AMHERST – Top-seeded Souhegan’s first playoff step was taken cautiously, almost too cautiously for coach Kelli Braley. “Not our cleanest game,” said Braley after the No. 1 Sabers dispatched No, 9 Portsmouth, 3-1, in Friday afternoon’s Division II state quarterfinals. “We played a ...

Celtics overtake 76ers for first win of the season

Boston sports

PHILADELPHIA – Kyrie Irving scored 21 points, Al Horford had 15 and the Boston Celtics won for the first time since losing Gordon Hayward, 102-92 over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night. The Celtics lost their first two games after Hayward went down in the opener with a mangled ankle that ...

Bucks stop Celtics

Boston sports

BOSTON – Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 16 of his 37 points in the fourth quarter, and the Milwaukee Bucks opened their season with a 108-100 victory over Boston on Wednesday night to spoil the homecoming of a Celtics team coming off a late and emotional season opener. One night after a ...

Cougars prep for tourney with 3-1 win

High Schools

LITCHFIELD — It’s the time of year when the shade covers the Campbell High School soccer field fairly quickly into the second half of games. And that’s when the Cougars girls soccer team starts to take each game as if it’s crucial, with the Division III tournament starting next ...

Merrimack’s field hockey tourney cut short by Salem

High Schools

MERRIMACK – The Merrimack High School field hockey team didn’t play Salem during the regular season. Coach Ann MacLean figured that might be a problem. She was right. Ninth-seeded Salem made the trip to Merrimack a winning one in the opening round of the NHIAA Division I playoffs, knocking ...

Ready for another Celtics season on hold

Local Sports Columnists

Well, the discussion as to how far the Celtics might go this season has been definitively settled. They’ll win about 45 games, maybe a few more. They’ll win in the opening round of the playoffs. In Round 2, they are most likely going home for the summer. If it goes to Round 3, they will be ...

Choate’s 16 kills pace Titan sweep of Lancers

High Schools

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL Nashua North 3, Londonderry 0 The host Titans enjoyed a 25-22, 25-22, 25-9 sweep in their first of three matches in three nights to end the regular season, improving to 6-10 and hoping to secure a Division I tourney berth. Alana Choate had a big night with 16 kills and two ...

Cougars use skill and a little luck to rally past Brady

High Schools

CAMPBELL – Lucky and good. The Campbell High School boys soccer team was both in Tuesday’s dramatic 3-2 comeback win over Bishop Brady. But the Cougars, who scored three goals in the final 10:58, have used a lot more skill than chance eight wins in a row after a 3-4 start to the ...

Get ready for a busy couple of tournament weeks

Local Sports Columnists

Here’s a few tids and bits as we are in the time when all four major sports are in action as the NBA completed the crowd with Tuesday’s openers: First, fasten your seat belts for a busy high school tournament season. For the first time in a while, the area has title contenders in just about ...

Locals have high hopes in field hockey tourney

High Schools

It’s tourney time, field hockey style. Four local high school field hockey teams will be in post season action this week, and two of them – Souhegan and Bishop Guertin – have serious title chances and first-round byes in their respective divsions. The Division II top-ranked Sabers won’t ...

Inconsistent Patriots still a work in progress

Boston sports

Six weeks of the National Football League season are in the books. What do we know about the New England Patriots now that we didn’t know six weeks ago? Plenty, and not much. Plenty in as far as they aren’t the dynamic, dominant force that everyone felt they would be at the start of the ...

North golfer finishes second

High Schools

North’s Fab Frosh Zimmerman second in state GREENLAND – Nashua North’s Bryce Zimmerman made an amazing charge Saturday morning, nearly pulling out a championship. With a 77-74 – 151 at Portsmouth Country Club, Zimmerman finished one stroke off the pace at the NHIAA Division I Golf ...

Bishop Guertin mulling athletic classification

Local Sports Columnists

There’s some changes in store for New Hampshire high school football next year with schools like Windham trying to figure out what Division they want to be in. The Jaguars have already made that choice, publicizing this week they are moving up to Division I in most sports, including football. ...

Hollis Brookline rolls to shutout win

High Schools

HOLLIS – With every win, Hollis Brookline High School can taste a better playoff seed. The Cavaliers just continue to whet their appetite. Saturday, Hollis Brookline took out another opponent that it should have – 1-5 Manchester West – in business-like fashion, 50-0, moving to 5-1 taking ...

North’s incredible late rally stuns upset-minded Bishop Guertin

High Schools

NASHUA – On one end of the field, a huge sigh of relief, and certainly euphoria. On the other, disappointment on what could have been, but what wasn’t. The Nashua High School North football team avoided a major upset with an incredible two-touchdown rally in the final 3:30 Friday night to ...

North baseball job open again in wake of Gillis resignation

High Schools

NASHUA – Sometimes real life gets in the way of high school sports. That was the case in the resignation of Nashua High School North baseball coach Logan Gillis, who has informed his players and Nashua Athletic Director Lisa Gingras of his decision to step down. Gillis’s baseball-oriented ...

Bishop Guertin has a football decision to make

Local Sports Columnists

There’s some changes in store for New Hampshire high school football next year with schools like Windham trying to figure out what Division they want to be in. The Jaguars have already made that choice, publicizing this week they are moving up to Division I in most sports, including football. ...

Cavaliers finish a surprising third in Division II golf tourney

High Schools

All season long, after a tough start, Hollis Brookline High School golf coach Jim Turner was telling his players better days would come. They obviously listened, and Turner turned out to be 100 percent accurate as the Cavaliers finished a surprising third in Thursday’s Divsion II state team ...

Souhegan football stops Sanborn

High Schools

AMHERST – The Souhegan Sabers made their case for a post-season berth on Friday night, earning a 21-14 victory at home against the Indians of Sanborn. Even though Sanborn forced the Sabers to punt from deep in their own territory on the game’s second drive, Souhegan would recover the ball ...