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Roundup: Gentry pin locks down mat win for Nashua North

Wrestling Nashua North 36, Alvirne 30 Dominic Gentry’s first-period pin at 170 pounds locked up the tight victory for the Titans. Brian Mwangi and Andrew Tate each scored wins by fall for North, while Mickey Mathson and Matt Oliver had tight decision wins. Ayden Spencer scored a blazing ...

Admirals use a speedboat to skate past North-Souhegan

TYNGSBOROUGH, Mass. – The Admirals used a speedboat on Wednesday night. A fast start enabled the Alvirne-Milford hockey team to take control early and sail to a 7-1 win over a struggling Nashua High School North-Souhegan squad at Skate 3. The game was sloppy as the two teams combined for 17 ...

More prospective high school wrestlers needed

The results are constantly, in a word, deflating. And without trying to sound like an alarmist, it appears to the more-than-casual observer that high school wrestling in the state of New Hampshire now rests on a precarious precipice. Participation numbers in wrestling are down, way down in ...

Patriots offensive line winning battles in the trenches

What has been the secret the last few weeks for the New England Patriots' offensive line? If you want to pinpoint a big difference between the Patriots of the last month vs. the pre-holiday Patriots, it's the play of the offensive line. New England has rushed the ball for 735 yards in their ...

Spartans trying to keep the faith after loss to Cavaliers

HOLLIS – Milford High School girls basketball coach Len Kulikowski knew there'd be nights this season like Tuesday's 57-13 loss at the hands of local rival and defending Division II state champion Hollis Brookline. No one expected anything different from this game. It's keeping these types ...

NFL’s Final Four blemished by variety of issues

Two extraordinarily entertaining games made Sunday’s NFL Final Four exhibits No. 1-A and 1-B when the league next peddles the rights to telecast its games to all interested TV networks. Two games, two overtimes, lots of back-and-forth, lots of drama, lots of emotion. Somewhere in one ...

Patriots defense has hit its stride at perfect time

Patriots' defense back on track heading into Super Bowl By KYLE HIGHTOWER, AP Sports Writer FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — It took an entire regular season and some tough losses, but the Patriots defense finally likes where it is at heading into its Super Bowl matchup with the Los Angeles ...

Rozier leads Celtics in rout of Cavaliers

BOSTON (AP) – Terry Rozier scored 22 of his 26 points in the first half and the Boston Celtics coasted to their fifth straight victory with a 125-103 win over the struggling Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night. Jaylen Brown scored 23 points, Gordon Hayward 18 and Jayson Tatum 17 for ...

Patriots regain their edge just in time for Super Bowl

Tom Brady was finishing up his weekly Boston radio interview on Monday when he immediately did his best Bill Belichick rendition. Asked if the Patriots can top the Rams in two weeks in the Super Bowl, would it rank as one of his greatest accomplishments? “I'm not thinking about anything ...

Cards suffer tough 3-2 loss to Arlington Catholic

TYNGSBOROUGH, Mass. – The toughest games to lose are the ones you always think you should've won. And you can put the Bishop Guertin High School hockey team's 3-2 loss to Arlington (Mass.) Catholic Monday afternoon at Skate 3 Arena in that category. “Absolutely,” Guertin coach Gary ...

South-Pelham falls, Alvirne-Milford boys, Souegan girls win

Hockey was the high school sport of the day on Monday and here are the results: BOYS HOCKEY Concord 8, Nashua South-Pelham 1 The Kings fell to 3-6 as the 9-1 Tide won their second game in a week at Conway Arena. Josh Kinghorn got the Kings lone goal in the first period, a game-tying tally. ...

Milford boys basketball stops Hollis Brookline

MILFORD – At some point, the lessons and the battle scars will pay dividends. Tuesday night, it was Milford High putting its on-the-job training to proper use, playing a solid four quarters and knocking off a hungry Hollis Brookline boys squad, 55-49. The result further muddled the ...

Hollis Brookline edges Merrimack wrestlers for seventh win

Wrestling Hollis Brookline 37, Merrimack 36 The Cavaliers improved to 7-1 on the season with a win over the Tomahawks (8-4). Securing pins for the Cavaliers were Troy Moscatelli (120), Dan Delong (126), Robbie Dwyer (152), Scott Anneser (160) and Andrew Wink (195). Merrimack winners ...

This AFC title just adds to Kraft 25-year legacy

It's been quite a ride. Quite a story. Quite a run. And it's still, well, running. No matter how you describe it, there hasn't been as much of success story as Robert Kraft and his family have had in owning the New England Patriots, a purchase they made 25 years ago today. Just think, ...

Celtics have little trouble beating Heat

BOSTON (AP) – Kyrie Irving had 26 points and 10 assists, Al Horford added 16 points and 12 rebounds and the Boston Celtics beat the Miami Heat 107-99 Monday night for their fourth straight victory. Irving has had 20 or more points and 10 or more assists in 11 games, the first Celtics’ ...

Patriots chances vs. Chiefs really down to the basics

Yes, the moment of truth has arrived. The question is simple: Are these New England Patriots good enough to be considered a Super Bowl team? We're not talking about winning it, but just getting there. The answer through much of the season is likely no. Has it changed since? The best answer ...

Patriots take down Chiefs in OT, on to third straight Super Bowl

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The New England Patriots are headed to their third straight Super Bowl, once more thanks to Tom Brady’s brilliance. The five-time NFL champion guided the Patriots 75 yards after winning the overtime coin toss, and backup Rex Burkhead’s 2-yard TD lifted New ...

Kings fears come to fruition in 9-0 loss to Bulldogs

GOFFSTOWN – When you're the Nashua High School South-Pelham hockey team going up against a juggernaut like Bedford, you hope for the best. But the way the Kings have improved in the last year, you never expect the worst. Yet Saturday's 9-0 loss at the hands of the Bulldogs at Saint Anselm's ...