Sports

Local ‘Hoop Shoot’ hotshots end amazing run

Kids Sports

Nashua’s three 20l9 State Elks Hoop Shoot Champions, 9-year old Ryan Caruso, 11-year old Ebuka Okorie and 12-year old Joshua Caruso, finished third, third and fourth respectively in the New England Elks Hoop Shoot Regionals in Portland, Me. The six 2019 New England Regional champions ...

Raiders looking like an NCAA tourney team

Local Sports

NASHUA – March madness may turn into April gladness if you're talking about the Rivier University men's volleyball team. The Raiders certainly are looking like a team that could be NCAA tourney bound in a few weeks. The Raiders have gone 8-1 this month, are 17-7 overall and, more ...

Some thoughts on fame as we bid March farewell

Local Sports Columnists

We bid the final winter month good-bye with some good ol' tids and bits as we wait now for the weather to get warm and toasty: ---- Nashua athletic director Lisa Gingras deserves a huge round of applause for her taking the lead in helping to resurrrect the Nashua Hall of Fame, and there has ...

Merrimack baseball, softball get fresh starts

High Schools

MERRIMACK – Merrimack High School athletic director Mike Soucy is walking around during early spring season tryouts with a big grin. Why? Because he feels his baseball and softball programs are in great, not just good, hands. It was a tough off-season for both sports after a tough 2018 ...

Schiano bolts from Patriots coaching staff

Boston sports

The strange off-season for the New England Patriots got even more bizarre on Thursday with the resignation of presumed defensive coordinator Greg Schiano. Actually, Schiano's hiring and title were neve formally announced by the team, but they issued statements from both Schiano, the former ...

Silver Knights revamp front office — again

Local Sports

NASHUA – The John Creedon, Jr. ownership era of the Nashua Silver Knights has begun to take full hold as the team has named a former Nashua Pride pitcher, Dave Pahucki, as its new general manager and former Silver Knight third baseman Cam Cook as team/stadium operations manager. Creedon, ...

Mariners pound Sale, Red Sox in season opener

Boston sports

SEATTLE (AP) – Tim Beckham hit two of Seattle’s three home runs off Boston ace Chris Sale, and the Mariners improved to 3-0 with a 12-4 win over the World Series champion Red Sox on Thursday. The Mariners followed up their two wins over Oakland last week in Japan by rattling Sale (0-1) and ...

Opening Day … what a farce

Local Sports Columnists

Major League Baseball Opening Day! In a word, farcical. Sorry folks, but win or lose in Seattle this weekend, I’m not digging Opening Day, baseball or the defending world champs. Seriously, I’ve been pushed to this by the money in the game and lack of any fairness. I ask you in all ...

Gingras spearheads move to bring back Nashua Hall of Fame

High Schools

NASHUA – It took a mention in passing, a telephone conversation or two, and meeting between Nashua athletic director Lisa Gingras and former Nashua High School athlete George Tebbetts and local community leader Ed Lecius. With the switch turned on, the wheels were set in motion for the ...

Red Sox set to start title defense in Seattle

Boston sports

SEATTLE (AP) – Before J.D. Martinez and the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox take the field to begin the regular season, they’re already playing catch up in the American League race. No, really. The Red Sox are facing a two-game deficit in the AL standings heading into ...

Logic aside, Red Sox will do it again

Local Sports Columnists

Logic is an overrated tool when making these Opening Day predictions. Consider Opening Day, 2018. Not a soul made the completely illogical call that the Red Sox would win 108 games, then plow through the playoffs as the Yankees, Astros and Dodgers turned to dust in Boston’s wake. Now we ...

Bruins roll over Rangers

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) — David Pastrnak scored three goals and set up one that helped Jake DeBrusk set a career high with five points, sending the Boston Bruins to a 6-3 victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night. Coming off a 3-1 road trip but disappointed after blowing a two-goal lead ...

Price slotted at No. 5 in Red Sox rotation

Boston sports

MESA, Ariz. (AP) – David Price is set to be the No. 5 starter in the Boston Red Sox rotation, but the left-hander isn’t ruling out a relief appearance during the season’s opening weekend. Price pitched four innings Tuesday in Boston’s final exhibition game, a 16-7 loss to the Chicago ...

Boys tennis takes another hit; this time in Milford

High Schools

Tennis anyone? That call fell on deaf ears as far as any prospective boys players at Milford High School were concerned. The Spartans administration, seeing only three student-athletes having any interest in playing boys tennis, cancelled the season recently. The signs were there a year ago. ...

No one should be rooting for Duke in NCAA Tournament

Local Sports Columnists

“Anybody but Duke” is fine with me So the chaff has been sliced away from the wheat, and the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament field is now a Sweet 16. The committee obviously did its job. Who could argue with each of the top 12 teams moving on, a rare occurrence, and only 12th-seeded ...

Celtics top Cavaliers to end four-game losing streak

Boston sports

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jayson Tatum and Marcus Smart each scored 21 points, and the Boston Celtics broke away from a fourth-quarter tie to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 116-106 on Tuesday night. Kyrie Irving (rest) didn't play for Boston, but the Celtics snapped a four-game losing streak and are ...

Tampa Bay rallies to take down Bruins

Boston sports

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos scored twice and finished with four points, and the Tampa Bay Lightning became the fourth NHL team to win at least 59 games in a season, rallying from two goals down to beat the Boston Bruins 5-4 on Monday night. With five games remaining, Tampa Bay ...

David Price enjoying status as Red Sox hero

Boston sports

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) – It wasn’t an offseason weight-loss program, but pitcher David Price is entering the 2019 season much lighter. A tremendous burden has been lifted from his shoulders. The Boston Red Sox lefty has finally gotten rid of the postseason demons that had been haunting him ...