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Nashua North boys take out Bishop Guertin

NASHUA – Sometimes the scoreboard doesn’t tell the whole story and the standings don’t either. Sometimes, one just has to throw expectations or reactions out the window and enjoy a good basketball game. Nashua North entered a high-energy intra-city rivalry game and took charge on ...

High School Highlights: Hulfachor, South drill Londonderry

Boys Basketball Nashua South 54, Londonderry 43 The Panthers take care of business at home and improve to 5-4. Andres Hulfachor led the offense with 11 points, Jeremiah Mitchell scored nine and Jaden Murphy collected eight. South hosts Dover on Tuesday. Milford 66, Kearsarge 53 Jake ...

Local basketball world in shock over Bryant’s death

NASHUA – Rivier University men's basketball coach Lance Bisson and assistant coach Troy Bowen were having a debate Saturday night about NBA legends LeBron James and Kobe Bryant. James had just passed Bryant's total of 33,643 career points to rank third all-time in the NBA in scoring. “He ...

ROUNDUP: South wrestlers edge Merrimack: BG sweeps quad

Wrestling Nashua South edges Merrimack The Panthers hosted Pinkerton Academy, Merrimack and Winnisquam for a quad on Saturday. South knocked off Merrimack, 42-37, in the matchup of the day. Pinkerton swept three wins. For South, Kyle O’Connor, Ryan Salemi, Kyle Salemi, Colby Spencer, ...

Chick-fil-A Girls tourney: Merrimack, Nashua South to play for title Saturday

NASHUA – It’s down to Merrimack and Nashua South as possible champions of this year’s Chick-fil-A Holiday Girls’ Basketball Tournament. South punched their ticket with a 44-38 victory over Alvirne in the day’s first semifinal matchup. The Panthers allowed just four points in ...

Chick-fil-A Boys tourney: Nashua North drops semifinal heartbreaker

NASHUA – Nashua North was less than a minute away from a shot at Saturday’s Chick-fil-A Holiday Basketball Tournament finals, but that final minute proved to be one minute too many for the Titans. North fell 43-40 to Thornton Academy in Friday’s first semi-final of the day despite ...

Girls Hoop: Chick-fil-A semifinals set

By MARC BRETON and MATHEW PLAMONDON For The Telegraph NASHUA – The Titans of Nashua North took every advantage they could on their home court hosting the Chick-fil-A Tournament. North had a hot start against the Milford Spartans, with quick offensive output and dominating ...

Nashua North, Alvirne reach boys semifinals

NASHUA – “And the stocking were hung by the baskets with care, with thoughts of the blowouts that would soon be there.” The Chick-fil-A Holiday Basketball Tournament returned to Nashua South High School on Thursday with four first-round games, although the victors in three of those ...

Alvirne football alum Yarmo signs to play with UAkron

Alvirne High School alum Brycen Yarmo has a new football home. Yarmo,a tight end, signed a letter of intent Wednesday – an allowed early signing day before the main one in February – with the University of Akron. Yarmo's football journey had been an interesting one. His career was delayed ...

Nashua’s LaPolice a head coach in the CFL once again

It's been quite a few weeks for Nashua's Paul LaPolice. The former Canadian Football League Coach of the Year, who just won a Grey Cup as the offensive coordinator of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, is a head coach in the CFL again. LaPolice was named earlier this week as the new coach of the ...

Motivala leads Rivier women’s hoop youth movement

NASHUA – Growing pains. It has started out the non-conference portion of their schedule, but there's plenty of reason to believe the Rivier University women's basketball team will be better in February than it is in November. “We have a lot of learning to do,” Raiders coach Paul ...

Blazing Blake: Receiver catches on quick for Cavaliers

HOLLIS – So how long does it take a seasoned, sizzling high school quarterback to trust a fresh, new, raw wide receiver? About 24 minutes ... 24 pointless, inept, painful minutes. Hollis Brookline’s Sander Wimmer simply paid little or no attention to junior receiver Blake Bergerson the ...

Improved Raiders set to have a much different season

NASHUA – There's a different feel around the Rivier University men's basketball team these days. Yes, as the Raider athletic program says good-bye to the fall season and hello to winter, it began by seeing an electric offensive player of their own, Issaiah Chappell, a six-foot senior from ...

Friday Football Feast: Playoff fever grips region

So it is playoff time in the Granite State, where every game from here on out is the “Game of the Week,” and prognosticators holding tenuous win percentages (57-12, .826) panic at the prospect of all these tough selections to make. The time to roll it up, or in my case most often, fall ...

Milford girls eliminated in overtime by Hanover

EXETER – After 80 scoreless minutes, it just took 32 seconds to end Milford’s dreams at a chance of winning a girls’ soccer title. Milford fell 1-0 in overtime to the Marauders of Hanover on Thursday night in the NHIAA Division II Semifinals. Neither team managed many significant ...

Guertin’s Fischer strolls in cross country Meet of Champions

NASHUA – About the only quiz Caroline Fischer has failed this fall was when the reporter asked her post-race on Saturday how many state or all-state championships she had won in four years at Bishop Guertin High School. She’s excused on that one. This is cross country, not calculus, and ...