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Clippers precision holds off Titans in 63-57 road win

High Schools

NASHUA – It was a lesson learned for the Nashua High School North boys basketball team on Tuesday night. Actually, a couple of them after Portsmouth came to town and left with a 63-57 win. “Good teams who make shots and execute are going to beat you,” North coach Steve Lane said. ...

Cavalier comeback falls just short vs. Hanover, 62-60

High Schools

HOLLIS – It was almost a comeback for the ages. Sure, the Hollis Brookline High School girls basketball team's stunning fourth-quarter rally against unbeaten Hanover fell short, 62-60, but it certainly gave the Cavaliers a good feeling that perhaps the third time vs. the 16-0 Marauders ...

Shorthanded Sabers can’t hold off Saints-Warriors

High Schools

NASHUA – A high school hockey girls goalie can be the key thing, but she doesn't have to be everything. That's the lesson the Souhegan Sabers learned Monday afternoon in a 7-1 loss at the hands of St. Thomas-Winnacunnet-Dover at Conway Arena. Souhegan was without ill starting goalie Elle ...

Nashua South boys hoop picks up 10th win

High Schools

Boys basketball Nashua South 55, Spaulding 42 Ivan Nyentenji and Andres Hulfachor collected 18 and 14 points apiece in the Panthers’ win. South, 10-6, visits Manchester Memorial on March 3. Alvirne 59, Pinkerton 50 The Broncos, move above .500 (8-7), with a big road win against the ...

Cards back on winning track; ‘Hawks lose heartbreaker

High Schools

It was one up, one down for the remaining high school games on the Monday of vacation week: GIRLS BASKETBALL BISHOP GUERTIN 71, PORTSMOUTH 26 The Cardinals (16-1) got back on the winning track behind Erin Carney's 19 points and 18 from Bri Wilcox. Addison Smith added nine for the Cards, ...

Bloom finds plenty of challenges as Red Sox baseball CEO

Boston sports

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) – This isn’t quite how Chaim Bloom imagined things would go, back when he dreamed of running a baseball team. Less than two months after taking over the Red Sox – and with the start of spring training looming – Boston’s new chief baseball officer needed to ...

Flames stymie Bruins at Garden

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) – Sean Monahan scored a pair of goals 1:12 apart in the second period and the Calgary Flames beat the Boston Bruins 5-2 on Tuesday night. Matthew Tkachuk had a goal and two assists for the Flames and Erik Gustafsson picked up an assist in his debut for Calgary after coming over ...

We celebrate The Miracle on Ice with a few fun facts

Local Sports Columnists

Do those of you, specifically fellow AARP card carrying folks, remember what you were doing in the late morning/early afternoon 40 years ago today? You were likely glued to your TV sets. It's gotten a lot of attention over the last week, the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Olympic men's hockey ...

Campbell girls 9-9 after win in regular season finale

High Schools

Here's a look at some weekend leftovers plus a rare Sunday high school game, as it was the last regular season day to play for Division III girls basketball: GIRLS BASKETBALL CAMPBELL 47, SOMERSWORTH 34 The visiting Cougars wrapped up a 9-9 regular season Sunday as junior Riley Gamache had ...

Bruins trade Heinen to Anaheim for Ritchie

Boston sports

Part of a flurry of trade deadline deals, the Boston Bruins acquired forward Nick Ritchie from the Anaheim Ducks for forward Danton Heinen. Ritchie, 24, has eight goals and 11 assists in 41 games this season. The 6-foot-2, 230-pound forward has 43 career goals and 66 assists since debuting ...

Lakers slip past Celtics

Boston sports

LOS ANGELES (AP) – LeBron James scored 29 points and put the Lakers ahead on a fallaway jumper with 30 seconds to play, and Los Angeles split its season series with the Boston Celtics with a 114-112 victory Sunday. James missed a tying free throw moments before he coolly nailed the shot the ...

North-Souhegan keeps tourney hopes alive, 3-1

High Schools

NASHUA – Playoffs. It's a foreign word for the players on the Nashua High School North-Souhegan hockey team, because they've never made them in Division I since the co-op was formed five years ago. But the Saber-Titans took a huge step toward making the state tourney with a 3-1 win Saturday ...

Red Sox fans finally learning how to protest

Local Sports Columnists

Finally, as that old New England saying goes, dawn breaks over Marblehead. Red Sox fans are protesting the only way fans can effectively protest: They aren’t buying tickets. Well, at least they aren’t buying as many tickets. It seems sales are down at the Fenway Park box office, ...

Dustin Prdroia back on 60-day injured list

Boston sports

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The Boston Red Sox placed second baseman Dustin Pedroia on the 60-day injured list Sunday, further putting in doubt whether the former AL MVP will play again. The Red Sox made the move while claiming right-hander Phillips Valdez off waivers from the Seattle ...

Cardinals keep forging ahead with 52-46 win over South

High Schools

NASHUA – No doubt you're rubbing your eyes if you take a quick gander at the high school Division I boys basketball standings. That's because you see next to Bishop Guertin the numbers 13-2. Hmmmm, did we overlook something before the season started? “I definitely think so,” Guertin ...

Scouting combine has hidden meaning in Indy

Local Sports Columnists

Got your 40 time where you want it? Working on that bench press/squat weight/reps? It's time to put that all to good use, as the National Football League's unofficial off-season convention, the NFL (Draft) Combine is set to begin this coming week in its usual home of Indianapolis. To the ...

Cards fall just short in battle of New England powers

High Schools

FRANKLIN, Mass. – One possession, one point. That's basically the negligible difference between New England girls high school basketball powers Bishop Guertin and Franklin, Mass., as Thursday's 47-46 Panthers win proved. “That's a really good team, and they made everything hard for us,” ...

Panthers, Cavaliers enjoy solid wins at home

High Schools

It was a good night Thursday in a light schedule for two area high school girls basketball teams: GIRLS BASKETBALL NASHUA SOUTH 46, WINDHAM 30 The Panthers celebrated their senior night with double-digit efforts by two seniors, Catherine Covert (13 points) and Kirsten McIntire (11). Senior ...

North-Souhegan, South-Pelham settle for 1-1 tie

High Schools

NASHUA – Should the Nashua High School North-Souhegan hockey team miss the Division I tournament, it will know who to blame. Should the rival South-Pelham Kings somehow survive their poor odds and make it, they'll also know who to credit. Kings goalie Nate Serrentino, take a bow. The ...

Franklin slips past Bishop Guertin girls hoop

High Schools

FRANKLIN, Mass. – One possession, one point. That’s basically the negligible difference between New England girls high school basketball powers Bishop Guertin and Franklin, Mass., as Thursday’s 47-46 Panthers win proved. “That’s a really good team, and they made everything hard ...