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Cards set to take on Bedford for Division I girls tennis title

High Schools

Two programs that have been associated with Division I high school girls tennis success are colliding at Pinkerton Academy on Wednesday. The top seeded, 16-0 Bedford Bulldogs will take on No. 3 Bishop Guertin (15-1) at 4 p.m. in the Division I finals, and both programs are no stranger to ...

Five local players on NH All State Baseball teams

High Schools

The Baseball Coaches Association of New Hampshire recently released its divisional All-State Teams for the 2018 season. The Division I team is led by Player of the Year Grant Lavigne of Bedford, which is seeded No. 1 as the state playoffs begin today. Only five area athletes were among the ...

Red Sox sweep Blue Jays, head to showdown with Astros

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) – The Boston Red Sox are rolling into Houston for their first matchup against the champion Astros since getting bounced by them last postseason. J.D. Martinez hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer over the Green Monster and out of Fenway Park, and the Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue ...

Silver Knights’ Berardino has the right baseball bloodlines

Local Sports

NASHUA – Ah, there's nothing like having great baseball bloodlines. Just ask Nashua Silver Knights first baseman-outfielder Ryan Berardino. The Bentley University junior is the grandson of both noted former Red Sox right fielder Dwight Evans and former Sox coach/minor league coordinator ...

Sabers, Cavs set for Divison III boys tennis title bout

High Schools

High school sports are certainly hard to predict, but this forecast made back in early April by local tennis experts held true. As expected, it's the Hollis Brookline and Souhegan boys tennis teams tangling on Tuesday in the Division II finals at 4 p.m. at Bedford High School. “This is the ...

Red Sox roll over Blue Jays again

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) — Sandy Leon hit a home run and two doubles, Xander Bogaerts also homered and Rick Porcello took a three-hitter into the seventh inning, helping the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-3 on Tuesday night to match the second-best start in franchise history. J.D. Martinez ...

Celtics are out, but not (too) down after loss to Cavaliers

Boston sports

WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) – Danny Ainge tore apart the team that made the Eastern Conference finals last year, and then put together a new roster that came one victory from playing for an NBA title. This summer may present him with an even bigger challenge: standing pat. With Gordon Hayward and ...

Red Sox trounce Toronto Blue Jays

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) – Andrew Benintendi has continued the hot hitting out of the leadoff spot for injured star Mookie Betts. Benintendi hit a three-run homer to cap a five-run fourth inning, J.D. Martinez added a solo homer, and the Boston Red Sox coasted to an 8-3 victory over the Toronto Blue ...

Per usual, lots of new faces for 2018 Silver Knights roster

Local Sports

NASHUA – The Drive for Five will be without a lot of familiar names making up its engine. But don't mistake that as a sign that the Nashua Silver Knights won't be vying for a fifth Futures Collegiate League championship, and third straight, in their eight years of team and league ...

A sad note among your weekend tids and bits

Local Sports Columnists

Here's a few tids and bits for your holiday weekend, starting with, unfortunately, a sad note: The local baseball world is in mourning with the passing earlier this week of longtime coach/hitting guru Bobby Caswell, who fought a hard battle vs. cancer for the better part of the last four ...

Sheehy helps Cards down Derryfield to make girls tennis finals

High Schools

MANCHESTER – Natalie Sheehy wasn't used to this kind of attenion. The Bishop Guertin High School No. 6 singles player hadn't had the crowd of people around her court before Friday's Divison I semifinal match vs. Derryfield. But hers was the last singles match left, and if she could somehow ...

Betts, Martinez blasts spark Red Sox past Braves

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) – Mookie Betts hit his major-league leading 17th home run, J.D. Martinez slugged his 16th homer and the Boston Red Sox beat the Atlanta Braves 6-2 on Friday night hours after a surprising roster shakeup. Boston got its fifth win in six games shortly after announcing it had ...

Red Sox designate Hanley Ramirez for assignment

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) – Hanley Ramirez was designated for assignment by the Boston Red Sox, who are responsible for the $15.25 remaining on his contract but avoided him triggering a $22 million salary for 2019. Boston made the move Friday to clear a roster spot for All-Star second baseman Dustin ...

Nashua South girls place second in Division I track meet

High Schools

MERRIMACK – The Nashua South girls were hungry, and it showed brightly out on the track at Friday night’s Division I State Championship Meet. South had three girls earn the title of “state champion” and delivered amazing point-scoring performances and personal bests up and down the ...

BG girls tennis to face Bedford for title

High Schools

MANCHESTER – Natalie Sheehy wasn’t used to this kind of attenion. The Bishop Guertin High School No. 6 singles player hadn’t had the crowd of people around her court before Friday’s Divison I semifinal match vs. Derryfield. But hers was the last singles match left, and if she could ...

Cavaliers reach Division II boys tennis finals

High Schools

BOYS TENNIS DIVISION II SEMIFINALS No. 3 Hollis Brookline 9, No. 7 St. Thomas 0 The Cavaliers (15-1) will be playing in their first Division II title match ever, and they hope it goes as well as things went in Thursday's clean sweep of the Saints (10-6). Nic Vahe won 8-6 at No. 1 singles, ...

High School Highlights: Alvirne softball rips Bedford

High Schools

Softball Alvirne 12, Bedford 3 Liz Derosa was blistering at the plate, contributing four RBIs on three doubles for the Broncos. Adding an RBI each to the box score were Haley Peaslee, Alexis Charbonneau, Farrah Cestrone, Kiara Chase, and Kayli Boucher. Chase was the winning pitcher ...