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North’s Curtis Harris frustrated on sidelines with injury

High Schools

He wore the top half of his jersey, No. 21. He had the same calm demeanor on the sidelines that he has during games. But you have to know inside, Nashua High School North football standout Curtis Harris was dying, watching his team fall to Merrimack in the Division I quarterfinals Saturday ...

Flyers slip past Bruins in Garden shootout

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) – Joel Farabee scored in the shootout to give the Philadelphia Flyers a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins on Sunday night. Travis Konecny had a goal and an assist, and Phillipe Myers also scored in regulation for the Flyers. Carter Hart finished with 26 saves to help Philadelphia ...

Cavaliers win, Sabers bow in Division II quarterfinals

High Schools

It was one up and one down for the two Division II football teams that had to leave the area today for quarterfinal games. Here's a look: DIVISION II QUARTERFINALS NO. 5 HOLLIS BROOKLINE 49, NO. 4 KENNETT 21 The visiting Cavaliers (8-2) jumped out to an early lead 21-0 after one quarter and ...

Cougars go for second straight soccer crown in Laconia

High Schools

They've had plenty of success in the last year, but there was a good reason at the start of this season to think the Campbell High School boys soccer team wouldn't have a chance to defend its title: Youth. The Cougars roster is filled with freshmen and sophomores, yet with a little dash of ...

Nashua South tops Dover for volleyball championship

High Schools

DERRY – After surrendering the first two sets of the postseason and tenuously hanging on, just three points from quarterfinal extinction, the Nashua South girls volleyball team took no prisoners and left no doubt. Nine straight flawless sets later, they are the undefeated (21-0), undisputed ...

We’re looking for a bounce-back bye week with picks

Local Sports Columnists

t's the bye week, and we are in desperate need of some self scouting. Why? A 3-4 week last week is certainly reason enough. A bad week for the New England Patriots was a bad week here. What's ahead for the Patriots, who have a foursome of potentially tough opponents beginning a week from now ...

Exeter eliminates Nashua South in football quarterfinals

High Schools

EXETER – For 48 minutes in Saturday’s Division I state football quarterfinal, it felt like Nashua South was running uphill. Despite the Panthers’ showing, grit and skill and will offensively all day long, led by juniors Chris Keefe and Jason Compoh, they simply couldn’t catch up with ...

Alvirne football stymies Milford, reaches Division II semifinals

High Schools

MILFORD – Five big first-half pass connections between Kyle Gora and Kyle Boucher and some excellent defense sat at the center of the Alvirne Broncos’ pleasing 20-7 victory over the host Milford Spartans in Division II quarterfinal-round playoff action on Saturday. Just a little more than ...

Campbell falls in Division III football quarterfinals

High Schools

By VINCE RODEMER Staff Writer LITCHFIELD – As with most November postseason football, defense and tough yards were the name of the game Saturday at Campbell High School. Stevens got two huge stops on fourth downs and converted one of their own to knock off Campbell 20-8 in the ...

Campbell boys soccer out to defend championship

High Schools

By TOM KING Staff Writer They’ve had plenty of success in the last year, but there was a good reason at the start of this season to think the Campbell High School boys soccer team wouldn’t have a chance to defend its title: Youth. The Cougars roster is filled with freshmen and ...

Brown scores 30, Celtics run down Spurs

Boston sports

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Jaylen Brown scored 30 points and the Boston Celtics routed the San Antonio Spurs 135-115 on Saturday in a victory that was tempered by the loss of Gordon Hayward, who broke his left hand late in the first half. Kemba Walker add 26 points as Boston (7-1) won its seventh ...

Cardinals can’t cash in on chances in 1-0 semis loss

High Schools

NASHUA – The Bishop Guertin High School girls soccer team saved its best for last during Thursday's Division I semifinal. The problem was, it wasn't enough. The No. 3 Cardinals dropped a heartbreaking 1-0 decision at the hands of No. 2 Londonderry in a soggy semifinal at Stellos Stadium, ...

Friday Football Feast: Playoff fever grips region

High Schools

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 ...

Hollis Brookline girls fall short in semis

High Schools

EXETER – Most folks learn early in life – and then get reminded in later years – that missed opportunities can truly hang you up. And the Hollis Brookline girls’ soccer team got stung significantly by missed opportunities in its 2-0, Division II semifinal-round tournament loss to ...

Milford girls eliminated in overtime by Hanover

High Schools

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 ...

Cougars back in the finals with 2-0 semifinal win

High Schools

LACONIA – They didn't need penalty kicks this time. No, the way the 17-0-2 Campbell High School Cougars are playing in this Division III boys soccer season, it's tough to wager against them. They used PKs last year in the semis and finals to capture a championship, but this year seem so ...

Milford volleyball upended in semifinals

High Schools

DERRY – For one fleeting span, the second game of Wednesday night’s Division II state volleyball semifinals, we saw the real Milford High volleyball team. Coe-Brown Northwood Academy made life difficult for the Spartans the rest of the night here at Hackler Gymnasium. Sixth-seeded ...

Campbell volleyball falls to Mascenic in semifinals

Local Sports Columnists

HOLDERNESS – The Campbell Cougars saw their girls volleyball season end on Wednesday night, falling in three sets to Mascenic in the NHIAA Division III semifinals at Plymouth State University. Mascenic did not trail in the first set, taking it 25-15, but the Cougars did bounce back in the ...

Several locals named to All-State Field Hockey Team

High Schools

Several locals were named to the Divison I and II New Hampshire Field Hockey Coaches Association All-State Field Hockey teams. First-team locals in Divison I were Bishop Guertin's BrookeYabroudy and Sarah Coyle, Merrimack's Erin Knauer and Dimetria Gonzalez, Nashua North's Lizzie Dack and ...