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Bishop Brady graduate Brendan Johnson fires a pass out of a clean pocket during New Hampshire’s victory over Vermont in the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl in Castleton, Vt., on Saturday. Johnson tossed three TD passes, helping the Granite State win its 15th straight game in the series. 

(Valley News - Kristen Zeis)

Gutsy trick play helps New Hampshire overcome Vermont for 15th straight Shrine Game victory

Sunday, August 2, 2015

CASTLETON, Vt. – The New Hampshire team was about to run the play that would change the course of the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl, and as he lined up at his wide receiver position, Kyle Gaudet had one thought: Catch the ball. He had already gone through what happened when he didn’t. “I was thinking ‘I’ve got to catch this,’ …

Shaw’s big day carries Red Sox past Rays, 11-7

Sunday, August 2, 2015

BOSTON – Travis Shaw’s teammates teased him about going for the cycle in his last at-bat. He finished with an even better hit by belting his second homer of the day. Shaw hit his first two major league homers and went 4-for-4 with five runs scored and four RBI to lead the Boston …

Mum Brady sharp in Patriots’ first padded practice

Sunday, August 2, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Two things were certain Saturday when the New England Patriots put on pads for the first time at training camp: The home fans sure do love Tom Brady, and the quarterback’s suspension and court case haven’t affected his accuracy. In between raucous cheers that started when he ran onto the …

John Stark Regional wins sportsmanship award

Saturday, August 1, 2015

John Stark Regional High was awarded the NHIAA/National Federation of State High School Associations Award of Excellence on Friday. The award was given to John Stark for exhibiting outstanding sportsmanship during the past school year. The award will be formally presented at the NHIAA annual meeting on Sept. …

Fisher Cats come up short against Fightin Phils

Saturday, August 1, 2015

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats battled back with single runs in the seventh and eighth innings but couldn’t complete the comeback Friday night, losing to the Reading Fightin Phils, 5-3. Shane Opitz (2-for-4, run) and Jorge Flores (2-for-3, walk, run) paced New Hampshire’s nine-hit attack, which included a …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Saturday, August 1, 2015

GOLF Trump lies low at Women’s British Open, Pettersen leads TURNBERRY, Scotland – If the first day of the Women’s British Open was all about Donald Trump, the second day belonged to Suzann Pettersen. The Norwegian took a …

What’s new in NFL? Plenty

Saturday, August 1, 2015

NEW YORK – Bob Dylan sang about them. So did David Bowie. For 2015, the NFL is embracing the message from those musical giants. Yes, the most successful of American sports leagues is into changes. Extra-point attempts have …

Kyle Busch starts quest for fourth straight win from pole

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Busch stays hot K yle Busch will start his drive for his fourth straight NASCAR Sprint Cup victory from the pole. Busch turned a lap of 178.416 mph Friday at Pocono Raceway to take the top spot for …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Golf result Colin Plumb won the Junior Club Championship at the Concord Country Club, shooting a 10-over round of 80 to win the title by four strokes over Caitlyn Lutinski, who finished second with an 84. Sean McDonough took third place with a round of 88, followed by …

New Hampshire brings fast-paced spread attack to annual Shrine game

Friday, July 31, 2015

Even before he could worry about the Vermont defense, Greg Gush was concerning himself with his own state – its geography, to be more specific. The coach for the New Hampshire team in Saturday’s Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl …

Patriots open camp, try to ignore ‘Deflategate’ noise

Friday, July 31, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Fans drove to Gillette Stadium past a booth selling “Free Tom Brady” T-shirts. Then, when they arrived for the New England Patriots’ first training camp practice on Thursday, they let the star quarterback know how …

Will Tom Brady, NFLPA prevail in court? Legal experts say it’s a long shot

Friday, July 31, 2015

The NFL and the players’ union have become so accustomed to facing one another in court that a single lawsuit wasn’t enough for them in the Tom Brady case. Instead, the league and union filed dueling lawsuits in federal courts in New York and Minnesota over Brady’s four-game …

Red Sox rock Sale, win 8-2 to salvage final game of series

Friday, July 31, 2015

BOSTON – Steven Wright and the slumping Red Sox looked like a long shot against Chris Sale and the surging White Sox on Thursday night. Then Wright’s knuckleball came alive, Sale had his worst start since April, and …