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Pats now look for a new plan without Gordon

Boston sports

Chris Hogan, Cordarelle Patterson and Phillip Dorsett suddenly may have more prominent roles in the New England Patriots offense. That's because time ran out Thursday on the team's Josh Gordon experiment after the news Thursday that Gordon first was taking a leave for mental health reasons ...

Cavaliers fend off another pesky opponent

High Schools

HOLLIS – If you look hard enough, you can spot it. We're talking about the bullseye on the backs of the Hollis Brookline girls basketball jerseys. The defending Division II champion Cavaliers know they are the hunted this season, but on Thursday night they responded well to the latest ...

Sabers win in a rout, BG picks up first hockey win

High Schools

BOYS BASKETBALL Souhegan 69, Manchester West 35 Souhegan closed out the pre-New Year's portion of the Division II schedule with a gate-to-wire win at West. Sophomore Matt McCool led all scorers with 32 points while Jeffrey Boehm added 13 for the 3-0 Sabers, who led 39-21 at the ...

Hanover puts the clamps down on South-Pelham, 8-1

High Schools

NASHUA - It was supposed to be a barometer for the Nashua High School South-Pelham hockey team. But the Kings' barometric pressure was way too low in their game Wednesday night against Hanover at Conway Arena, as the Marauders skated away with an easy 8-1 win. "I think we looked great in the ...

Alvirne wrestlers edge Nashua South

High Schools

HUDSON – Opportunity came knocking for an Alvirne High wrestling team that needed something to believe in during these early stages of coach Mike Gregory’s initial campaign. When some off-mat issues left Nashua South shorthanded, the host Broncos pounced in Wednesday night’s dual meet, ...

Panthers offense struggles in 44-26 loss to Bedford

High Schools

NASHUA – They've seemingly got the defensive part of the game down pat. Now all the Nashua High School South girls basketball players need is a little offense. That's what was lacking Tuesday night in a 44-26 loss at the hands of the Bedford Bulldogs at the Belanger Gym. “We are a work ...

Winners Dyer, Bertrand roll into winter

High Schools

HUDSON —They are walking, well running, advertisements for high school athletics. Coach’s dreams. Program cornerstones. And there’s no coincidence that in the resurgence of each school’s football team this past fall, Alvirne’s Jamie Bertrand and Merrimack’s Jared Dyer played ...

High School Highlights: Milford wrestlers dominate Winnacunnet

High Schools

Wrestling Milford 48, Winnacunnet 18 Dan DeBernardo, Deacon Currier and Rudy Snare and Trevor Bernier all posted wins by fall for the Spartans, who looked sharp in victory. Campbell 52, Conval 18 Only five weight classes were contestd on the mat, and Campbell High won them all. Tyler ...

Alvirne runs away from Merrimack in second half

High Schools

HUDSON — On opening night in Division I boys basketball both teams here came as advertised. Rebuilding Merrimack High showed flashes but remains a work in progress. Alvirne High, the choice by many around the Granite State to actually infiltrate the Seacoast’s stranglehold in the ...

Lowly Suns stun Celtics at TD Garden

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) – Devin Booker had 25 points and eight assists, and DeAndre Ayton added 23 points and 18 rebounds to lead the suddenly resurgent Phoenix Suns past the Boston Celtics 111-103 on Wednesday night. It was the fourth consecutive victory for the Suns since opening the season 4-24. ...

The holiday season means holiday tourneys

High Schools

It's time to get in the holiday spirit – or at least make plans to see a holiday high school tournament. Whie the high school basketball regular seasons get underway fully this week with boys and girls teams of all divisions playing, those regular seasons will take a holiday break for local ...

Spartans get stymied by Cougars’ defense

High Schools

GIRLS BASKETBALL ConVal 39, Milford 4 The Spartans fell to 1-3 as ConVal's Emma Hixson led a defensive effort. The Cougars are now 3-1 in Division II. SWIMMING Nashua South boys and girls seventh (Sunday) The Panther boys and girls were both seventh in the Icebreaker Invitational at the ...

Patriots certainly not looking like their old selves

Boston sports

Be angry about the present, and worry about the future. Should blame be assessed or is this just a natural downward progression for these New England Patriots? They've lost two straight winnable games on the road, and the real Patriots really won't be visible in the next couple of weeks. The ...

Halak, Bruins shut down Canadiens

Boston sports

MONTREAL (AP) — Jaroslav Halak stopped 22 shots for his third shutout of the season as the Boston Bruins beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-0 on Monday night. Joakim Nordstrom, Colby Cave, David Krejci and Brad Marchand scored for the Bruins, who snapped a two-game skid. Boston was on the second ...

Steelers slap down stumbling Patriots

Boston sports

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Ben Roethlisberger didn’t want to use the word “crossroads.” He did anyway. His team mired in a three-game losing streak and with Tom Brady and the New England Patriots on the other sideline Sunday – a sight that typically signals doom for Roethlisberger and the ...

Admirals give Milford players a ship to skate on

High Schools

NASHUA – Milford's Tracy Girouard was behind the glass at ice level at Conway Arena recently, doing something she had fought a couple of years go do: Watch her sons Zach, a senior, and sophomore Corey play high school hockey. “They've both been playing since they were five-years-old,” ...

Sabres top Bruins at Garden

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) – Jack Eichel fondly remembers sitting with his dad in the TD Garden stands, watching his favorite hockey players. The 22-year-old from nearby North Chelmsford was the star attraction Sunday night, and he didn’t disappoint. Eichel had two goals and two assists, including the ...

Astros manhandle North-Souhegan, 7-0

High Schools

NASHUA --- New Nashua High School North-Souhegan coach Josh Lavoie knows exactly what kind of hockey team he eventually wants the Saber-Titans to become under his watch. He saw it Saturday – from the Pinkerton Academy Astros, which handed his team a 7-0 loss at Conway Arena. “Pinkerton ...