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Lots of ingredients for 2018 high school golf season

High Schools

For some, there's a new scoring system in town. Area high school golf teams Souhegan, Hollis Brookline, Milford and Campbell will now be using the Stableford scoring system for regular season matches this year, as Divisions II, III and IV have adopted the new rule. The idea is to help ...

Merrimack’s Gasper powers way to Yankee promotion

Local Sports

It can be a test of nerves when the word is the coach wants to see you. Good news or bad news? For Merrimack's Mickey Gasper, the smiles gave it away after he played Monday night in a game for the Pulaski (Va.) Yankees, New York's Advanced Rookie team in the Appalachian League “The video ...

For Knight, 30 is a fun Panther number

High Schools

NASHUA – Turning 30 is never easy for a young adult, as it means for many a series of life changes. However, turning 30 not in age but in years coaching in the Nashua High School/Nashua High School South football program, the last 15 as the head coach, is a badge of honor. “I don't think ...

We’re taking over the Futures League for a day

Local Sports Columnists

It’s time for a change, if only for a day. Nothing personal, Chris Hall. You’ve gotten the Futures Collegiate Baseball League up and running, and it was really on its way a couple of years ago to becoming what was envisioned. But the FCBL has lost its way, as this past year showed. Bad ...

Indians upend Red Sox to open four-game series

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) — Greg Allen hit a tiebreaking homer right after Boston pitcher Rick Porcello was struck in the midsection by a line drive, and Corey Kluber tied for the major league wins lead as the Cleveland Indians beat the Red Sox 5-4 Monday night. Kluber (16-6) pitched into the seventh ...

Some football players are way ahead of their coaches

Local Sports Columnists

It may be suggested that we are lucky having gone this far in high school football training camps without reports of any health issues. Or, if luck is not the reason, we should commend area coaching staffs for heeding calls to ensure their players are well hydrated and well supervised. And, ...

Fisher Cats unfazed by brief dry spell

Local Sports

The Eastern League Playoffs are just around the corner and it looks like the playoffs are coming to New Hampshire. Still, did this week hold a playoff preview or just another regular season series between two of the league’s top contenders? Either way, here’s a recap of the past week and ...

Tampa Bay shuts down Red Sox

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) – Jalen Beeks made his major league debut at Fenway Park earlier this season, and it didn’t go well. Neither did his next appearance on that mound. Traded away by Boston last month, Beeks returned Sunday with the Tampa Bay Rays and fared a lot better. Beeks pitched four ...

Fisher Cats end slide against Trenton

Local Sports

TRENTON, N.J. -- Jon Berti hit a two-run home run and had two hits, and Jordan Romano allowed just three hits over 5-2/3 innings as the New Hampshire Fisher Cats topped the Trenton Thunder 12-1 on Sunday. The win snapped a three-game losing streak for the Fisher Cats and a three-game winning ...

Silver Knights set attendance mark but looking for new ideas

Local Sports

Fred Brown’s nine career games in the major leagues are merely a footnote in a life far more distinguished because of his political achievements. After two years at Dartmouth College, Brown made his major-league debut with the Boston Beaneaters in 1901 under Amherst-born Frank Selee, the ...

Patriots hope they’re up front with their success

Boston sports

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The wise old football philosophers have this saying, that football is all about two things: Blocking and tackling. There's a lot of analysis as to what will be important for the New England Patriots to get back to the Super Bowl this year. The quarterback, his receivers, ...

Red Sox put Sale back on disabled list

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) – Chris Sale understands it’s a perfect time for the Boston Red Sox to be cautious with his troublesome shoulder. He’s just frustrated that he’s back on the disabled list. Boston returned the ace lefty to the 10-day disabled list Saturday after just one healthy start. He ...

It’s not easy finding high school coaches these days

Local Sports Columnists

Here's a few Saturday tids and bits to get you going as high school sports are underway with practices/scrimmages and we already have NFL football every weekend now until February: What's it take to land a good, experienced high school coach these days? A lot, evidently. For instance, both ...

Price works seven innings, Red Sox top Rays

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) — David Price pitched seven solid innings, J.D. Martinez hit his major league-leading 38th homer after Boston jumped to a quick lead and the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-2 on Saturday night for their 17th victory in 20 games. Mitch Moreland added an RBI double during ...

Nashua Little Leaguers helping out Jimmy Fund

Kids Sports

Nashua Little Leaguers are stepping up to the plate in the fight against cancer. Greater Nashua Little League 10U All Stars have joined Jimmy Fund Little League, presented by Extra Innings and Franklin Sports. Jimmy Fund Little League, now in its 32nd season, provides thousands of New ...

Dr. Dionne nips Pine Street in Nashua Senior Softball

Local Sports

Dr. Dionne 10, Pine Street 9 Butch Dunham did it all as Dionne’s scored half of its 10 runs in the final two innings en route to a walk-off victory over a frustrated Pine Street team. Dunham got the scoring started after his first inning triple for the medics, scored three more times, ...

Tim Neverett’s ‘View From the Red Sox Radio Booth’

Boston sports

When Sandy Leon crouches behind the plate for the top team in Major League Baseball, it seems the Red Sox hardly ever lose. They don’t lose much these days anyway, but the success the Red Sox pitchers are having with the 29-year-old Venezuelan catching is uncanny and perhaps never seen before ...

Dukeshire thrilled to be back with South soccer

High Schools

NASHUA – Nashua High School South coach Joe Morgan saw one of his best players, then-sophomore Jacob Dukeshire, come off the field during a preseason jamboree in Bedford last August and thought nothing of it. “I told him 'You can go back in',” Morgan said. But what Morgan and even ...