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Game 3 a long, frustrating affair for Red Sox

Local Sports Columnists

LOS ANGELES – As we head to Game 5 of the World Series tonight at Dodger Stadium one can only wonder if we would have had a game tonight at all and plans for the parade were being carried out. Friday night’s result guaranteed a longer series than some expected. The drama-filled contest that ...

KidSports: Playoff success for Nashua PAL football

Kids Sports

Nashua PAL 10U wins playoff Connor Johnston and Kobe Perry had two touchdowns while Adiran Cruz, Jedwin Lluveres and Jake Homsy had a TD apiece in a 47-13 win over the Junior Wildcats. Cruz , Aden Pimentel, Johnston, and Ryme O’Brien each had extra points while key tackles were made on ...

Panthers recover to spike Londonderry, 3-1 in prelims

High Schools

NASHUA – All for one and one for all. It's a noble theme for the Nashua High School girls volleyball team, but it may have prolonged what ended up being a 3-1 Division I preliminary round win over Londonderry on Thursday night. The Panthers had won the first two sets, 25-17, 25-21, and ...

Suaza, Michon help Panthers kick out Portsmouth, 3-0

High Schools

NASHUA - Freshmen aren't supposed to play big roles when it comes to the post season, right? Don't tell that to Nashua High School girls soccer newbie Camille Michon. She tossed that theory out the window on Thursday, scoring two goals in a 3-0 Panthers' preliminary round win over dangerous ...

Bedford slows down Merrimack football, stays unbeaten

High Schools

BEDFORD – Even at 8-0, the Granite State’s top team, Bedford High, still had a doubter or two. Folks wondered about the competition the Bulldogs face in Division I North. Wonder no longer. Friday night, Bedford High delivered a regular-season exclamation point, running, throwing and ...

Merrimack field hockey falls in semifinals

High Schools

EXETER – In an academic year where formerly Division II Windham High School will need to prove itself athletically with the state’s elite, the Jaguars field hockey team hasn’t wasted any time. Top-seeded Windham moved to 15-1 and closed to within a game of the school’s first Division I ...

Bedford ousts Bishop Guertin girls soccer

High Schools

BEDFORD – As important as the 1-0 mid-October upset of Bedford High was for the 13th-seeded Bishop Guertin girls soccer team, it had some serious ramifications. The No, 4 Bulldogs simply weren’t going to forget it when the two teams took the field Thursday in the Division I first-round ...

High School Highlights: North volleyball falls to Exeter

High Schools

Stretching No. 4 Exeter to five long games in the regular season, Nicole Fitzgibbons felt like her 13th-seeded Nashua North Titans might be ready to spring an upset in Thursday’s Division I volleyball state prelim. The host Blue Hawks would have none of it, ending North’s season at 8-11 ...

Tatum leads Celtics to rally past Thunder

Boston sports

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Jayson Tatum scored 24 points, and the Boston Celtics rallied from a 16-point halftime deficit to beat the winless Oklahoma City Thunder 101-95 on Thursday night. Marcus Morris added 21 points, Al Horford scored 19 and Kyrie Irving had 15 for the Celtics. Paul ...

Bruins take down Flyers

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) – Zdeno Chara scored twice, Jaroslav Halak stopped 26 shots and the Boston Bruins beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-0 on Thursday night. Jake DeBrusk also scored for the Bruins, who improved to 6-0-2 in their last eight against Philadelphia and 9-0-1 in the last 10 meetings in ...

Cavalier boys strike first, oust Pelham

High Schools

HOLLIS – Complacency never entered the equation. The Hollis Brookline boys soccer team, seeded No. 5, drilled Pelham in the regular season finale and came right back to choke out the Pythons again on Wednesday, this one a 3-0 whitewash in the Division II playoff opener. With the victory, the ...

Panthers suffer a stunning 2-1 tourney loss to Salem

High Schools

NASHUA – Yes, Wednesday's Nashua High School South-Salem Division I boys soccer preliminary round game came down to penalty kicks made and missed, just as everyone thought they would late in the second half. But just not the way the Panthers expected, and they left Stellos Stadium absolutely ...

Merrimack girls soccer wins in 2OT

High Schools

HAMPTON – They had the wind at their backs, figuratively and literally. Tess Rodgers’ second-half goal on a free kick staked the Winnacunnet High School girls soccer team to a lead on Merrimack in their Division I prelim on Thursday. With gusty winds off the marsh blowing her team’s ...

Cougars enjoy a 7-0 prelim round win

High Schools

LITCHFIELD – Perhaps it was a good idea after all that the Campbell High School girls soccer team had a to play a Division III preliminary round game. The Cougars didn't expect to, figuring they finished second in the regular season and would receive a bye into the quarterfinals. But their ...

Local soccer, volleyball teams begin their title quests

High Schools

Is it soccer-volleyball tourney time already? Are the leaves falling? Is Halloween a week away? Of course. The World Series may be the Fall Classic, but some of these high school soccer and volleyball tournaments can be classics in their own right. The local highlights include a Hollis ...

Patriots complimentary game moving in right direction

Boston sports

Compliments to the idea of complimentary football. The New England Patriots have always preached that theme as being important to their success: the offense, defense, and special teams all providing big reasons for a win. Or one bailing out the others. In the Patriots' case on Sunday, they ...

Pastrnak, Bergeron lift Burins over Ottawa

Boston sports

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) – David Pastrnak had two goals and two assists, Patrice Bergeron added a goal and two assists and the Boston Bruins beat the Ottawa Senators 4-1 on Tuesday night. The Bruins (5-2-2) snapped a three-game skid and beat the Senators for the second time this season. David ...