×

Sports

Nashua boxer Fontanez takes New England crown

Local Sports Columnists

As far as steps to the 2020 Olympics go, this was a tiny one. Nonetheless, it was the first for Nashua’s Mike Fontanez, who captured the 165-pound title at the USA Boxing New England Regionals this past week. Fontanez, now 30-3, stopped his only opponent in Round 1, quickly, mercilessly and ...

Patriots tempering expectations for Josh Gordon

Boston sports

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – Josh Gordon arrived at a Patriots’ team facility that was abuzz with excitement about what he could potentially bring to their depleted receiving group. There was also just as strong a sentiment in the building to keep any lofty expectations in check – at least ...

CrossFit Tuff Row-a-Thon for Nashua Special Olympics

Local Sports

The second annual CrossFit Tuff Row-a-Thon, to benefit the Nashua Special Olympics, is scheduled for Saturday at the CrossFit Tuff facility, 14 Broad St. in Nashua. The competition is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. and run through 5 p.m. Teams of between five and 10 will row 26.2 miles. Rowers ...

Back-to-back shockers for Patriots: Loss and Gordon

Boston sports

In a few days, perhaps the shock will wear off. Not only about Sunday's New England Patriots loss at Jacksonville, but also the fact the Patriots surrendered a fifth round pick for an incredibly troubled – and yes, talented – receiver in former Cleveland Brown Josh Gordon. First, as far ...

High School Highlights: Nashua South boys soccer ices Pinkerton

High Schools

Boys soccer Nashua South 1, Pinkerton 0 Kody Lopez scored the game winning goal from an assist by CJ Dawe, to get the Panthers (5-2) past the Astros. Roe Hendrick made four saves on the day. South hosts Winnacunnet on Thursday. Girls soccer Merrimack 3, Memorial 2 The Tomahawks ...

Red Sox bullpen burned by Yankees in Bronx

Boston sports

NEW YORK (AP) – Neil Walker hit a three-run homer, Zach Britton started a game-ending double play on New York’s third try in the ninth inning and the Yankees kept the Boston Red Sox from a bubbly celebration in the Bronx for at least another night with a 3-2 victory Tuesday. Batting from ...

Titans come close to first win; HB volleyball stays unbeaten

High Schools

Here's a glance at Monday's local high school results: FIELD HOCKEY Manchester Memorial 5, Nashua North 3 The host Titans had set three scores as a goal, and hit it. The problem was, those were not enough as they fell to 0-7. Lauren Shaw had a pair of goals and Julia Gagnon had one. ...

Patriots pull off stunning trade for Browns’ Gordon

Boston sports

Eric Decker didn't work out, so how about Josh Gordon? The New England Patriots Monday traded for the former Cleveland Browns often-troubled wide receiver. Terms of the trade according to reports, are a 2019 fifth round pick goes to the Browns. The Patriots get back a 2019 seventh rounder if ...

Belden back and better than ever at Hollis Brookline

High Schools

HOLLIS – There was so much in Florida for Kyra Belden. Her grandparents, private school, Clearwater Beach and one of the most dynamic club volleyball programs in the nation, OTVA ... Nothing could replace her teammates and Hollis Brookline High School volleyball. “Honestly, It was ...

Hollis Brookline crushes ConVal

High Schools

HOLLIS – Following a tough loss last week in Hanover, the Cavaliers of Hollis-Brookline rediscovered their rhythm, easily defeating ConVal, 42-0. The Cavaliers finished the day with 490 total yards of offense, breaking ConVal tackles at-will as they scored in all but one of their first ...

Hollis Brookline’s Balfour posts 300th volleyball victory

High Schools

VOLLEYBALL Hollis Brookline 3, Keene 0 The Cavaliers locked down the program’s 300th win in 18 seasons of play, all under coach Becky Balfour, with a 25-10, 25-15, 25-14 victory Friday night in Keene. Hanna Close (five aces, five kills, five digs), Elizabeth Bonnette (five aces, one ...

Nashua South’s Coffin dominates Invitational

High Schools

Nashua South sophomore Cali Coffin (17 minutes, 21.3 seconds) crossed the finish line a minute before her closest competitor to secure first place in the Nashua North Invitational girls varsity race at Mine Falls Park. The Panthers girls placed sixth as a team with 139 points. The top five ...

Let’s not overreact too much in the NFL, OK?

Local Sports Columnists

Well over 25 years ago, former Nashua High School football coach Bob Aylward always had this comment when talking about an upcoming game: “It's critical,” he would say. Hey, it's the same in the NFL with fans. They think every contest is do or die. In September, even though teams are ...

Ouellette becoming a huge two-way Titan

High Schools

NASHUA – Austin Ouellette is said to be a big proponent of watching film on opponents the week of a Nashua North football game. But what does the opposition see when they check out clips on Ouellette? A movie star for sure. But Ouellette isn't acting when he gets 99-yard touchdowns, like ...

Loveless, Harris help North cruise past Memorial

High Schools

NASHUA – Don’t forget about Mike Loveless. The Nashua High School North quarterback may have stepped out of the spotlight that fellow Titans Curtis Harris and Austin Ouellette have basked in much of this early season. In one half on Friday night, Loveless rushed for 166 yards and two ...

Alvirne rallies from 21-7 down, stuns Souhegan

High Schools

AMHERST — Attempt No. 1 did not go well. The Alvirne High double pass disintegrated into the Souhegan turf late in the first half when receiver Jack Regan saw quarterback Kyle Gora’s overhand lateral slip right through his fingers for a lost fumble. Regan got a reprieve, and he made the ...

Titans now 5-0 after OT win over Londonderry

High Schools

NASHUA – It was the kind of game that left players pounding the turf in frustration. Yes, plenty of chances were missed by both the Nashua High School North and Londonderry boys soccer teams on Thursday night at Stellos Stadium But not by Titan Sami Dieu Merci. His rocket free kick from ...