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Great games all over

Here’s some tids and bits as we get deeper and deeper into the month of May, hoping that Mother Nature will finally get the hint that it’s spring: – Who says the spring season isn’t all that special? In the last two weeks, we’ve seen three of the more exciting games of the entire ...

Time Travel: Milford bowlers win state crown

MAY 6, 1952 – “The Milford Knights of Columbus bowling team topped more than 30 other teams at Manchester to win the first annual state K of C bowling tournament. “Roy Proctor rolled the three-string high with 342, and the average for the Milford bowlers was more than 96 pins per ...

Late Saturday afternoon, Merrill Field was the place to be

Jay Delanoy stood in the sunshine at Joanne Merrill Field late Saturday afternoon with the look of a sense of satisfaction on his face. “This,” he said, “is what lacrosse is supposed to be like in college. Doesn't matter Division I, II or III. It's great to see it, and the kids enjoy ...

May Beckons: That means it’s time to get down to serious business

May Day already? May 1 is here this weekend, and we always say once we get beyond Presidents Day in February, the time just flies, especially in the sports world locally with the high school tournaments. The NCAA hoop tourneys fill the time leading into the high school spring season, and once ...

Time Travel: NHS gets break from Bay State rules

APRIL 29, 1952 – “Shorthanded last week when edged in an evenly matched dual meet at Fitchburg High School, Nashua High’s track squad travels to Lawrence today at full strength for a second test, this one with Lawrence Central Catholic High. “The Purple’s ace shot putter, Roger ...

Draft Surprise: Yes, it was a Strange Pats decision indeed

Trader Bill strikes again, and hit us with a double whammy. Bill Belichick managed to drive New England Patriots fans crazy on another National Football League Draft night, not once, but twice. First, he dealt the No. 21 pick to the Kansas City Chiefs in the name of value to pick at No. 29, ...