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Sox brass have little enough to say

Local Sports Columnists

If Wednesday’s press conference at Fenway Park was meant to somehow punctuate this chapter of the sign-stealing mess, it failed – unless a stubborn question mark was its aim. This isn’t surprising. There really is no fire hose available that could douse a scandal that will blaze through ...

Panthers use a strong finish to top Broncos, 42-30

High Schools

NASHUA – You can bet that Nashua High School girls basketball coach John Bourgeois had one message for his team Tuesday night after a horrendous first quarter: It's not how you start, it's how you finish. That's because the Panthers couldn't have started any worse in spotting Alvirne a 15-3 ...

High School Highlights: Guertin boys hockey routs Memorial

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Boys hockey BISHOP GUERTIN 7,MEMORIAL 0 The Cardinals got two goals and an assist from Patrick Madden plus two goals from Aaron Pratt as they won their sixth straight (6-1) at JFK Coliseum. Other goals were scored by Declan Wilkie, Derek Amaral and Sean Kelley. Mike Schaaf and Mike ...

Celtics fall flat against Pistons

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) — Sekou Doumbouya scored a season-high 24 points and the Detroit Pistons snapped a three-game losing streak with a 116-103 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. Markieff Morris matched his season best with 23 points. Derrick Rose added 22 points and Sviatoslav ...

Red Sox fire Alex Cora amid sign-stealing scandal

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox fired manager Alex Cora on Tuesday, a day after baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred implicated him in the sport's sign-stealing scandal. Cora was the bench coach for the Houston Astros when they illicitly stole signs and won the 2017 World Series. Baseball ...

Winners never cheat … or do they?

Local Sports Columnists

Mark McGwire goes from a large to a double-XL. Barry Bonds’ hat size goes from seven-and-a-half, to “I’m sorry, sir. You’ll need to order one custom made.” And nobody in baseball blinks. Alex Cora strikes up the band and starts playing his garbage can drum as the bench coach with ...

Tenacious Tomahawks following Soucy’s system

High Schools

Theresa Twardosky was waxing poetic about the attributes of her new Merrimack High School girls basketball head coach. And then came this startling admission: “Honestly, we didn't even know Mike Soucy was a coach before,” Twardosky said with a chuckle. “No one even knew. But he's a ...

South’s Kelliher wins Gatorade Player of the Year

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NASHUA – The honors keep coming in for Nashua High School South girls volleyball senior Kara Kelliher. But this one is the highest, as Kelliher was named the New Hampshire Gatorade Player of the Year on Monday. Kelliher was an explosive net player for the Panthers the last two years, ...

High School Highlights: North boys hoop stops Alvirne

High Schools

Boys basketball Nashua South 73, Alvirne 68 Ivan Nyantenji and Andres Hulfachor both had career nights for the Panthers (2-3) finding the basket for 27 and 24 points. Meshack Mugariri scored 18 points for the Broncos (1-4) in their third straight loss. South welcomes Pinkerton on ...

Blue Jackets blank Bruins

Boston sports

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Elvis Merzlikins recorded his second consecutive shutout and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Atlantic Division-leading Boston Bruins 3-0 Tuesday night for their fourth win in five games. Alexander Wennberg, Kevin Stenlund and Riley Nash scored for ...

Patriots safety Chung’s case in Meredith dismissed

Boston sports

While one New England Patriot veteran, Julian Edelman faces an off-season court date, another appears to be off the hook. Patriots veteran safety Patrick Chung has had his charges of cocaine possession, stemming from an Aug. 8 indictment conditionally dismissed, Belnap County Attorney Andrew ...

Tejeda puts his smiles all over South weight room

Local Sports Columnists

The new year is only almost two weeks old, but we already have a leader in the clubhouse for the best Feel Good Moment of 2020. If you were at the weight room dedication at Nashua High School South early last week, you know what we mean. Has there ever been a more popular athlete at the ...

Alex Cora’s fate with Red Sox is all-but sealed

Local Sports Columnists

That gulp heard ’round New England on Monday afternoon was in reply to Major League Baseball’s heaviest hammer dropping on the Houston Astros. Commissioner Rob Manfred announced sentences Monday for the Astros’ sign-stealing escapades in 2017 and 2018. He made Roger Goodell look like ...

Nashua North, South Unified hoop teams in action

High Schools

UNIFIED BASKETALL OYSTER RIVER 36, NASHUA SOUTH 16 Scoring for the Panthers in their season opener were Jason Boudle, Ashton Henry-Brown, Shrikari Bachriaju, Kyra Harrington, Jordan Unthank and Yadiel Morales. LONDONDERRY 35, NASHUA NORTH 24 Connor Handspicker had six points and two ...

Marchand’s mistake sinks Bruins in shootout

Boston sports

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Bruins star Brad Marchand overskated the puck at center ice on a shootout attempt, clinching the Philadelphia Flyers’ 6-5 victory over Boston on Monday night. Travis Konecny scored in the fifth round of the shootout for Philadelphia, and Marchand lined up for his ...

Tatum, Brown lead Celtics past Bulls

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) – Jayson Tatum scored 21 points, Jaylen Brown 19 and the Boston Celtics coasted to a 113-101 victory over the Chicago Bulls Monday night. Enes Kanter had 15 points and nine rebounds, Kemba Walker added 14 points and Marcus Smart had 12 points for Boston, which won its second ...

Guertin wrestlers roll to Nashua tourney title

High Schools

Bishop Guertin blitzed a rugged field, taking home the title at the Nashua Hall of Fame Classic on Saturday. Zach Rioux (145) and Andrew Ha (170) stood atop the podium, taking home titles for the Cardinals. Connor McDonald (132), Jesse Brochu (138), James Murphy (152) and Matt Frechette (160) ...

Cardinals get the jump on sluggish Kings, 10-0

High Schools

TYNGSBOROUGH, Mass. – The first day of work back from a long, two-week break is never fun. That was especially the case for the Nashua High School South-Pelham boys hockey team, which was no match for Bishop Guertin in a 10-0 result at Skate 3, the Kings' first game since the Conway Arena ...

High School Highlights: Local track athletes shine

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Saturday was all about the relays and Sunday the individuals took center stage at the Dartmouth Relays in Hanover, where top track athletes from all over New England, Canada and the Mid-Atlantic states convened. The region was well-represented. On the boys side, Nashua South’s Paul ...