Sports

Yankees scuffling as they arrive at Fenway to face Red Sox

Boston sports

Exasperated, caller Joe from Fair Lawn seemed to speak for every New York Yankees fan on the No. 1 topic in town. “He is awful!” Joe hollered on WFAN radio. Not that Giancarlo Stanton needed to listen to the powerhouse sports talk station Monday to figure out how the masses felt. The ...

Local high school softball teams challenged to repeat

High Schools

It was a week to remember for local high school softball. The second week of last June, the area had five teams reach their respective semfinals in all four divisions, culminating in two championships with Bishop Guertin (Division I) winning its first and Milford (Division II) taking its second ...

Nashua football not on chopping block

High Schools

NASHUA – There are no proposed changes to the Nashua football program, largely, in part, thanks to an outpouring of student support for the program at a recent Board of Education policy committee meeting. BOE member Howard Coffman suggested a change in the district’s football program, ...

Cards start off hot in the bone-chilling cold vs. North

High Schools

NASHUA – The Bishop Guertin High School girls tennis team had a plan on Thursday. First, try to stay warm in the bitter cold and wind. Second, heat up against Nashua North, which the Cardinals did to the tune of a 9-0 win at North in the season opener for both. “It was very tough,” ...

Panther girls start off strong at Keene

High Schools

GIRLS TENNIS Nashua South 9, Keene 0 The Panthers cruised in their season opener, with singles wins all the way down the ladder order by Kaitlin Fitzgibbons (8-0), Meghana Avvaru (8-3), Pallavi Ravada (8-1), Shrijaa Mohan (8-4), Nora Goldenberg (8-0) and Priva Shoksheen (8-0). The doubles teams ...

Nashua North track out for more golden moments

High Schools

It is rare these days to find a high school, maybe outside of the Pacific Northwest, where outdoor track is the true, “King of Spring.” Somebody might want to tell that to Nashua north boys coach Art Kobs, who is absolutely turning track into a must-compete sport for the Titans. Once again ...

Season inching closer for Nashua Silver Knights

Local Sports

NASHUA – It’s almost time. April is the final month since the end of last season that the Nashua Silver Knights won’t be on the field competing. The season begins on May 30 for the defending Futures League Champions at Worcester, and the long awaited Holman Stadium opener is set for ...

Celtics’ Kyrie Irving out until next season

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) – The Boston Celtics have spent most of the season adjusting on the fly. Now they will have to go through the playoffs without Kyrie Irving. The star point guard will need surgery on his left knee and is done for season. The team on Thursday put his recovery time at four to five ...

Red Sox top Rays in Fenway season opener

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) – Thirteen innings on the road. Twelve at home. Last year, this year – it doesn’t matter how long it takes for the Boston Red Sox. They just keep winning in extra innings. Hanley Ramirez blooped a bases-loaded fly ball over the drawn-in outfield in right to break a 12th-inning ...

Florida Panthers shut down Bruins

Boston sports

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) – Jared McCann scored with 5:37 left and Roberto Luongo got the win in his 1,000th career game, helping the Florida Panthers stay in contention for the playoffs with a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night. The Panthers trail the Philadelphia Flyers by four ...

Souhegan out for another girls lacrosse crown

High Schools

If seasoning, devotion to the game and championship experience matter – and they all do – Souhegan High School will again be pretty darn tough on the girls lacrosse field this spring. The defending Division I state champion Sabers return a bundle in a senior class that is high on all three ...

Raptors dominate showdown with Celtics

Boston sports

TORONTO (AP) – DeMar DeRozan scored 16 points, Fred VanVleet and Serge Ibaka each had 15 and the Toronto Raptors moved closer to clinching the top seed in the Eastern Conference by beating the Boston Celtics 96-78 on Wednesday night. Toronto increased its lead over second-place Boston to ...

Patriots deal Cooks to Rams for 23rd overall pick

Boston sports

The New England Patriots reportedly on Tuesday grabbed themselves another first round pick in this month’s National Football League Draft. The cost? Wide receiver Brandin Cooks, whom the Patriots had dealt for last year to be their main deep threat. New England, according to ESPN, dealt Cooks ...

Local boys volleyball teams feeling optimistic

High Schools

Hollis Brookline coach Ed Leonard calls it “a sport that is growing stronger every year.” And that means that if boys volleyball is growing stronger, then so is the competition. The area, though, with just three teams, has been well represented, and this year could be no exception. Hollis ...

Be free, be happy Gronk, but stop the nonsense

Local Sports Columnists

Hey….over here…shhhh….I’ve got a secret, let me drop you a couple of hints…. And so it continues. All these planted stories, social media posts, tweets, etc. regarding the New England Patriots – more specificially Rob Gronkowski and Tom Brady. Enough is enough. They’re not ...

Patriots trade Cooks to Rams for first-round pick

Boston sports

The New England Patriots reportedly on Tuesday grabbed themselves another first-round pick in this month’s National Football League Draft. The cost? Wide receiver Brandin Cooks, whom the Patriots had dealt for last year to be their main deep threat. New England, according to ESPN, dealt Cooks ...

Red Sox top Marlins in 13 innings

Boston sports

MIAMI (AP) – Hanley Ramirez hit a two-run double with two out in the 13th inning, and another night of stingy pitching helped the Boston Red Sox extend their winning streak to five games by beating the Miami Marlins 4-2 Tuesday. Mookie Betts singled with one out in the 13th off Tayron ...

Bucks slow down Celtics

Boston sports

MILWAUKEE (AP) -Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 29 points and had a key block with 53 seconds left, Khris Middleton added 20 points and the Milwaukee Bucks held off the short-handed Boston Celtics for a 106-102 win on Tuesday night. Eric Bledsoe added 18 points on 8-of-9 shooting for the Bucks, ...

Saber girls start out strong with blanking of West

High Schools

GIRLS TENNIS Souhegan 9, Manchester West 0 The visiting Sabers had a perferct season opener, with singles winners one through six including Lila Morgan (8-3), Abby Tesconi (8-6), Lexi Weisberg (8-3), Lily Hipp (9-7), Anna Goyette (8-6) and Izzy Blume (8-0). The doubles teams of Morgan/Tesconi ...