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BOSTON (AP) – Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart each scored 21 points, and the Boston Celtics beat Brooklyn 112-104 on Monday night to snap the injury-riddled Nets’ six-game winning streak. Aron Baynes had 16 points, Marcus Morris 15, and Al Horford and Terry Rozier each had 14 for Boston, ...

For Nashua’s Ayi, this Super Bowl brings back memories

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NASHUA – He was a Ram. And then he was a Patriot. And eventually, a Super Bowl champion. It was early November of 2001, and former Nashua High School and University of Massachusetts football standout Kole Ayi had to get his luggage off the Newark Airport conveyer ramp before it left to go ...

Calhoun: First you don’t see him, then you do

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They came, but they did not see. That’s why midway through the first half of Saturday’s men’s basketball game at a packed Rivier Univeristy’s Muldoon Center, during a ridiculous delay with an officiating issue, the fans began to shout, “Where’s Calhoun?” Good question. The ...

Nashua South’s Cali Coffin back on track

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With the state meet looming on Super Bowl Sunday, several area track athletes took the Sweet Oval at UNH for one final tuneup. The final “qualifiers” meet for Division I athletes came in the afternoon. The great news was that spectacular sophomore Cali Coffin of Nashua South was back on ...

Titans ride second half wave to top BG, 55-46

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NASHUA – Usually, Hawaii is a pretty nice place to visit. But the way the crowd at the Bishop Guertin High School Colligadome made the atmosphere on Hawaiian Night Friday for the Nashua High School boys basketball team, it was anything but paradise. Loud, raucous. Perhaps that made it all ...

Here are some Super tids and bits to chew on

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Here's a few Super Bowl tids and bits to ponder as the week leading up to LIII begins on Sunday with the Patriots 10 a.m. rally and departure for Atlanta that afternoon: ---- Fellow New York Giants fans know the McVay name and cringe. Rams head coach Sean McVay's grandfather, John, was the ...

Schedule finally out: Silver Knights open at Holman May 29

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NASHUA – They now know when and where, and so do their fans. The Futures Collegiate Baseball League, after months of uncertainty whether it would go with seven or eight teams, released its 2019 schedule on Thursday. And, for the first time in their nine year history, the Nashua Silver ...

Cardinal girls outlast fearless Titans to stay unbeaten

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NASHUA – They had no fear. Against the Bishop Guertin High School girls basketball team, sometimes that's half the battle. But that's all the Nashua North Titans could use that approach, one half in a 70-41 loss at the hands of the unbeaten Cardinals. “The first half was fun to watch,” ...

A coaching legend visiting Rivier on Saturday

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NASHUA --- Rivier University men's basketball coach Lance Bisson remembers watching UConn basketball when he was 12. “UConn was one of my favorite teams,” Bisson said. “And Jim Calhoun coached some of my favorite players.” And now, Bisson will look down the sideline on Saturday and ...

Reyes joins UNH football staff as assistant

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Although he hasn't officially retired from the National Football League, former Nashua High School North football standout Kendall Reyes will be on someone's sidelines for the 2019 season – the University of New Hampshire Wildcats. UNH announced the hiring of Reyes as an assistant coach ...

Rookie back Michel’s physical style a Patriots fit

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By TOM KING Staff Writer How valuable has rookie running back Sony Michel been to the New England Patriots this season? His ability to fit in has been key, according to Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. “He's got a good run style that's really allowed us to be a physical ...

Roundup: Gentry pin locks down mat win for Nashua North

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Wrestling Nashua North 36, Alvirne 30 Dominic Gentry’s first-period pin at 170 pounds locked up the tight victory for the Titans. Brian Mwangi and Andrew Tate each scored wins by fall for North, while Mickey Mathson and Matt Oliver had tight decision wins. Ayden Spencer scored a blazing ...

Admirals use a speedboat to skate past North-Souhegan

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TYNGSBOROUGH, Mass. – The Admirals used a speedboat on Wednesday night. A fast start enabled the Alvirne-Milford hockey team to take control early and sail to a 7-1 win over a struggling Nashua High School North-Souhegan squad at Skate 3. The game was sloppy as the two teams combined for 17 ...

More prospective high school wrestlers needed

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The results are constantly, in a word, deflating. And without trying to sound like an alarmist, it appears to the more-than-casual observer that high school wrestling in the state of New Hampshire now rests on a precarious precipice. Participation numbers in wrestling are down, way down in ...

Patriots offensive line winning battles in the trenches

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What has been the secret the last few weeks for the New England Patriots' offensive line? If you want to pinpoint a big difference between the Patriots of the last month vs. the pre-holiday Patriots, it's the play of the offensive line. New England has rushed the ball for 735 yards in their ...

Spartans trying to keep the faith after loss to Cavaliers

High Schools

HOLLIS – Milford High School girls basketball coach Len Kulikowski knew there'd be nights this season like Tuesday's 57-13 loss at the hands of local rival and defending Division II state champion Hollis Brookline. No one expected anything different from this game. It's keeping these types ...

NFL’s Final Four blemished by variety of issues

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Two extraordinarily entertaining games made Sunday’s NFL Final Four exhibits No. 1-A and 1-B when the league next peddles the rights to telecast its games to all interested TV networks. Two games, two overtimes, lots of back-and-forth, lots of drama, lots of emotion. Somewhere in one ...

Patriots defense has hit its stride at perfect time

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Patriots' defense back on track heading into Super Bowl By KYLE HIGHTOWER, AP Sports Writer FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — It took an entire regular season and some tough losses, but the Patriots defense finally likes where it is at heading into its Super Bowl matchup with the Los Angeles ...

Rozier leads Celtics in rout of Cavaliers

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BOSTON (AP) – Terry Rozier scored 22 of his 26 points in the first half and the Boston Celtics coasted to their fifth straight victory with a 125-103 win over the struggling Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night. Jaylen Brown scored 23 points, Gordon Hayward 18 and Jayson Tatum 17 for ...