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Betts, Red Sox come to terms on one-year, $27m deal

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) – Outfielder Mookie Betts agreed Friday to a $27 million contract with the Boston Red Sox, the largest one-year salary for an arbitration-eligible player. Outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. also agreed to an $11 million deal, ensuring Boston will avoid salary arbitration with two of ...

North, South skiers finish pretty close at Pat’s Peak

High Schools

Nashua North and South boys and girls skiers were pretty much neck-in-neck in multi team meets at Pat's Peak on Thursday, while it was a tough night for a couple of local girls basketball teams: SKIING SOUTH, NORTH BOYS TIE The Panthers and Titans finished tied for sixth with 304 points in ...

McDaniels, Browns have marathon discussion of coaching post

Boston sports

CLEVELAND (AP) – Josh McDaniels is back home. Maybe not just to visit. The Patriots offensive coordinator, whose first shot as an NFL coach didn’t go well, interviewed Friday for seven hours with the Cleveland Browns, the team he grew up watching as a kid in Canton. McDaniels and wife ...

Merrimack’s Dewar nears wrestling milestone

High Schools

MERRIMACK – Anson Dewar admits it. He was duped. “My dad (Jeff) told me we were going to the gym,” said the Merrimack High junior of his first encounter with the mat back in the third grade. “I had no idea it was a wrestling practice. But I liked it. I know that.” Eight years ...

Nashua BOE members make spending plans

High Schools

NASHUA – During the first Nashua Board of Education meeting of 2020 on Tuesday, members approved spending plans for $1 million of additional Operating Budget money that officials received as a result of the 2019 budget standoff involving Gov. Chris Sununu and the Democratic-controlled ...

Madden, Cardinals come to play in 4-1 win over Bedford

High Schools

GOFFSTOWN – Patrick Madden came to play on Wednesday night, and so did the rest of his Bishop Guertin High School teammates. And why not? A Divison I boys hockey showdown with rival Bedford is a game to get up for. Madden responded with two goals and two assists in a 4-1 Cardinals win at ...

Q&A with Nashua North cross country runner Yassine Jakib

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NASHUA – When his dad, a marathoner with a 3:14 at Boston on his resume, signed up Yassine Jakib for cross country before his freshman year at Nashua North, the kid went kicking and screaming. Now a senior, Jakib is still kicking but the screaming is done. “I love running,” said the ...

Patriots are gone, but plenty of football fun remains

Local Sports Columnists

The New England Patriots may be gone but heroes and villains remain in the NFL playoffs. Seriously, the most glorious football weekend of the year, and the awkwardness of the Pats’ exit aside, it’s time to enjoy. But who can you root for? And more importantly, who should you root ...

The Telegraph responds to Mosley statement

High Schools

The Telegraph would like to respond to concerns expressed by Jahmal Mosley, superintendent of the Nashua School District. Specifically, Mosley cited the article concerning the first Nashua School District Board of Education meeting of the year, during which new board members were sworn into ...

Sixers run down sinking Celtics

Boston sports

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Josh Richardson scored 29 points, Ben Simmons had 19 and the Philadelphia 76ers won without injured center Joel Embiid, beating the Boston Celtics 109-98 on Thursday night. Embiid will have surgery Friday for a torn ligament in a finger in his left hand and will be ...

Bruins take down Jets on Pastrnak’s hat trick

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BOSTON (AP) – David Pastrnak had a hat trick to extend his point streak to 12 games and Jake DeBrusk added two goals, including the go-ahead score in the third period, to help the Boston Bruins hold off the Winnipeg Jets 5-4 on Thursday night. It was Pastrnak’s third hat trick this season ...

Panthers’ defense vs. Keene doesn’t rest in 66-56 win

High Schools

NASHUA – Throughout his playing and coaching career, Nashua High School South boys basketball mentor Nate Mazerolle has always been about one thing: Defense. Thus, it was no surprise that after Keene scored 19 points in the first quarter Tuesday night, the Panthers were able to pretty much ...

Eleven to be inducted into Nashua Athletics Hall of Fame

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NASHUA – The return of the Nashua Athletics Hall of Fame inductions will include 11 former athletes, coaches and a contributors for a ceremony on May 9. The Hall of Fame was ressurrected after a near 20-year absence last year by Nashua athletic director Lisa Gingras, and a committee poured ...

Another new year, another new Nashua BOE

High Schools

NASHUA – Board of Education President Heather Raymond and Superintendent Jahmal Mosley hope for more productive meetings in the new school year. Still, new board members, who convened for the first time on Tuesday, face several challenges: • Reports of violent bullying at middle ...

High School Highlights: Merrimack hockey tips Coe-Brown

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Boys hockey MERRIMACK 2, COE-BROWN 1 Zach Stimeling scored twice while Dom Carozza had two assists as the Tomahawks improved to 2-1. Jason De Beaucourt and Evan Roy added an assist apiece while goalie Ben Hardy had 22 stops. ALVIRNE-MILFORD 4, SPAULDING 3 The Admirals won a thriller ...

Patriots have hurt themselves in NFL Draft

Local Sports Columnists

To be honest, all this Tom talk has me spinning. As much as the focus for the debacle that was the 2019 New England Patriots is on TB12 and his immediate future, Brady was not the reason the New England Patriots are on the outside looking in, losers to the Tennessee Titans on Saturday in the, ...

Spurs sail past frustrated Celtics

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BOSTON (AP) – DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points to lead San Antonio to a 129-114 victory over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night, when the Spurs scored 22 of the game’s first 25 points and held on through a slightly more competitive – and controversial – second half. Kemba Walker ...

A final look shows Patriots simply weren’t good enough

Boston sports

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – It was a tale of two seasons for the New England Patriots. There was the dominant, shutdown 8-0 start that made you not even worry about whether or not the team would be in Miami for Super Bowl LIV, but just wonder which NFC team they would play. That turned out to be ...

Milford boys hoop rips Oyster River

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MILFORD – Desperate for a victory on the young boys hoop season, 0-2 Milford High did not wait for an invitation. The Spartans just went out and snatched it. Following a 33-33 first half, Milford played a near-perfect third quarter in its home opener, outscoring Oyster River to the tune ...