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Cowboys may be America’s Team, but not a champion

Local Sports Columnists

Enough of living in the past, New England Patriot fans. You all want Rob Gronkowski to unretire and the apologetic Antonio Brown to come back. Stop. They're both gonzo and are not walking through that door, even though the rumors persist, especially with Brown and his foolishness. One is ...

A little sports advice if four coaches are listening

Local Sports Columnists

I know the holidays are still a ways off, but today I am in the mood for giving. So to you, the four coaches of Boston’s meaningful sports teams – sorry, Revs fans – it’s time to impart some sage words to help improve the local sports scene. First up has to be the legend, the best ...

Motivala leads Rivier women’s hoop youth movement

Local Sports

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 ...

South’s Kelliher, Milford’s Monico earn POY honors

High Schools

It was not only a banner fall locally for high school girls volleyball on the court with Nashua South's Division I title, but in the New Hampshire High School Volleyball Coaches Association All-State selections as well. Several locals made teams in all three divisions, but two were named ...

Patriots are on the defensive as they move forward

Boston sports

Ignore all the complaints, Sunday's New England Patriots win in Philly was truly special. Why? Well, despite their offensive deficiencies and slow start on both sides of the ball, the Patriots showed some resiliency and grit in gutting out a physical win over a slightly better-than-average ...

Replays show NHIAA whiffs again on video board

Local Sports Columnists

They say hindsight is 20/20. I would beg to differ, at least as it pertains to the NHIAA. These folks severely dropped the ball a year ago when they made the decision not to allow replays on the “jumbotron” at UNH for the state championship football games. As someone who was there for ...

Local athletes sign on the dotted line for next year

High Schools

'Tis the season. Yes, but while it's holiday time, it's also the season for local high school athletes to sign National Letters of Intent to attend and play their sports for colleges and universities. There are always a lot during the second week of November, and here is just a sampling of ...

Patriots Journal: Brown offers apology; Gronk plans party

Boston sports

Antonio Brown has apologized to the Patriots and team owner Robert Kraft for any negative attention he brought to the team during his brief stint in New England. The four-time All-Pro receiver posted his apology on Instagram Tuesday, writing: “All I wanted to be was an asset to the ...

Pastrnak, Grzelcyk lead Bruins over Devils

Boston sports

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – David Pastrnak and Matt Grzelcyk scored two goals apiece, and Brad Marchand added three assists to lead the Boston Bruins over the New Jersey Devils 5-1 on Tuesday night. Tuukka Rask made 25 saves and New Jersey native Connor Clifton added a goal as the Bruins beat the ...

Once again, the West is not the best in Division I

Local Sports Columnists

Nobody wraps up a season like the Merrimack High School football team. Unfortunately, they've been wrapping them up after tough Division I semifinal losses the last few years. It was quite an emotional scene on Saturday after the Exeter Blue Hawks took just a sliver over two hours to ...

Patriots shut down Eagles for ninth win

Boston sports

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Julian Edelman threw a go-ahead 15-yard touchdown pass to Phillip Dorsett and the New England Patriots rallied for a 17-10 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Tom Brady threw for 216 yards, leading New England (9-1) back from a 10-0 deficit, but it was ...

Tomahawks can’t get untracked at Exeter in semis loss

High Schools

EXETER – There's always an adjustment period when you have to play the Exeter High School football team. You just had better not let it last too long, or fall too far behind. Unfortunately the Merrimack Tomahawks did both in Saturday's 34-14 Divison I semifinal loss at the hands of the Blue ...

High School Football: Hollis Brookline on to title game

High Schools

By HECTOR LONGO and TOM KING Staff Writers And then there was one. Once again, there won’t be a local in the Division I finals next Sunday at the University of New Hampshire’s Wildcat Stadium. But lo and behold, for the second straight season the area will have a Division II finalist, ...

Kings snap Celtics’ winning streak

Boston sports

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Buddy Hield scored a season-high 35 points, Richaun Holmes hit two free throws with 13.3 seconds remaining to give Sacramento the lead, and the Kings snapped the Boston Celtics’ 10-game winning streak with a 100-99 victory Sunday. Marcus Smart had a chance to win ...

Blazing Blake: Receiver catches on quick for Cavaliers

High Schools

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 ...

Hollis Brookline rolls on to Division II football finals

High Schools

By CHRIS PANTAZIS For The Telegraph BOW – Hollis Brookline football coach Chris Lones took stock of the fact that prior to the 2019 campaign numerous prognosticators looked at his squad as one which, at best, was on the proverbial “bubble” to even qualify for the Division II playoffs. ...