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High School Highlights: Nashua South boys soccer clips Portsmouth

High Schools

Boys soccer Nashua South 2, Portsmouth 1 The Panthers (1-0) start the season strong with a close victory. Jake Dukeshire and Patrick Hyde were the goal scorers, with Kody Lopez and Emmanuel Orozco adding assists. Roe Hendrick made seven saves between the pipes. Bedford 7, Merrimack 1 The ...

Former Silver Knight Shaw makes the Majors

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The Nashua Silver Knights have their first Major Leaguer. Former Silver Knight first baseman Chris Shaw, a Lexington, Mass. Native who went on to play for Boston College, was promoted to the Majors on Friday by the San Francisco Giants. That was ahead of the usual September 1 roster expansion ...

Some items of interest as September arrives

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It's a wrap. Summer is unofficially over with the arrival of September, Labor Day Weekend and the start of high school football. But August certainly went out with a bang, locally and regionally. So it's time to itemize: ITEM: Alvirne principal Steve Beals takes over varsity girls soccer ...

All of Division I volleyball still chasing Cavaliers

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At what point is the word “Dynasty” in play? When you are talking New Hampshire high school girls volleyball and Hollis Brookline High School, that question is old news. The Cavalier girls open the 2018 season riding a 33-match win streak. The seniors in the program have never “not ...

Who will reach the top in high school football?

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Last fall, it was three divisions, one local high school football champion. And this year? New Hampshire now has four divisions (no locals in Division IV), and right now you'd have to say Campbell could have the same success in Division III that it had a year ago in beating Monadnock for the ...

Patriots add incentives to Gronkowski contract — again

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A few months ago, after he looked somewhat foolish at a press conference for a motocross event at Gillette Stadium, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick summoned Rob Gronkowski and agent Drew Rosenhaus to his office. The message: Cut out the nonsense and we'll eventually take care of ...

Alvirne principal takes over coaching girls soccer team

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Alvirne High School principal Steve Beals saw a group of Bronco girls soccer players completely despondent when they were told on Wednesday by their second coach in a week that she, too, was stepping down. So he stepped in. The former Bronco soccer player and boys soccer coach (1991-95) is ...

Red Sox’ Price may miss next start; no timetable for Sale

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CHICAGO (AP) – Boston Red Sox left-hander David Price likely won’t make his next scheduled start, and the team remains unsure when ace lefty Chris Sale will return to the rotation. Manager Alex Cora said Price “most likely” will not take his turn in the rotation next week at Atlanta. ...

Yard Goats fend off Fisher Cats

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Evan Grills tossed six scoreless innings, leading the Hartford Yard Goats over the New Hampshire Fisher Cats on Friday. Matt Pierpont got Juan Kelly to ground out with runners on second and third to end the game for his 31st save of the season. Grills (4-5) picked up the win after he struck ...

Dover’s OT goal cools down O’Brien, Titans

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NASHUA – She was the hottest player on the steamy Motta Field turf at Stellos Stadium on Wednesday evening, both literally and figuratively. But took a shot nearly five minutes into sudden death overtime by Dover sophomore Jeannine Turgeon to cool off Nashua High School North field hockey ...

Heat is on and it’s thrown high school schedules off

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The heat is on, and most high school fall sports teams are off. Or at least their games are. Most high school athletic events in the area, with a few exceptions, were postponed due to the extreme heat and humidity on Tuesday. And the same may happen today. “We've faced this extreme ...

Weber, Silver Knights part ways with GM Muntean

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NASHUA – Despite a season of record paid attendance, the Rick Muntean Era is one and done. Nashua Silver Knights owner Drew Weber announced that Muntean will not return as the team's general manager, despite the success at the gate. The parting, at least in Weber's eyes, was mutual. ...

Cavaliers in cruise control in 8-0 win over West

High Schools

HOLLIS – They're nice to have but the hardest games to coach. For example, Hollis Brookline High School girls soccer coach Peter Clarke will have the spend the next couple of days impressing upon his players that the rest of this season's games will likely be nothing like Monday's 8-0 ...

Area field hockey teams looking to make progress

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Area field hockey teams are hungry to make a statewide impact this fall, especially in Division I. Bishop Guertin returns five starters for coach Steve Duprat on a team that won 11 games a year ago and advance farther than any other local DI team, hitting the quarterfinals. Among the ...

Fisher Cats keep it in high gear as playoffs approach

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It’s been a near certainty for weeks, but now the Eastern League playoffs are an absolute certainty this fall in Manchester. The regular season’s almost over, here’s a look back at recent events in the world of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. Now it’s official ... With Saturday’s ...

Bishop Guertin’s Holt can play some offense, too

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NASHUA – New Bishop Guertin High School football coach John Trisciani walked up to junior linebacker Ethan Holt at the start of camp with a surprising comment. “I was talking to Coach and he said, ‘You’re going to play some offense this year,’” Holt said. “I was like, ‘You ...

Tampa Bay Rays extend Red Sox woes, finish series sweep

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Blake Snell had his best fastball and that was more than enough against baseball’s best team. The All-Star lefty pitched two-hit ball over six innings and the Tampa Bay Rays won their eighth straight game Sunday, beating Boston 9-1 to hand the major ...

What’s Up at Local High Schools

High Schools

Monday Girls soccer Manchester West at Hollis Brookline, 4 p.m. Golf Alvirne, Keene at Londonderry, 3:30 p.m. (Passaconaway) Merrimack, Winnacunnet at Exeter, 3:30 p.m. (Exeter CC) Tuesday Boys soccer Bishop Guertin at Merrimack, 3:45 p.m.(GPS Fields) Alvirne at ...

Nashua South’s Pacheco poised for football season

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NASHUA – Introducing the New Jaylan Pacheco. You might not recognize him these days. The Nashua High School South running back/linebacker underwent a complete physical transformation into a slimmer, even more athletic body than his 2017 predecessor. Gone is the old 5-foot-9, 235 pound ...