Nick Mallard, The Lowell Sun

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The Lowell Sun

Fitchburg, MA, United States

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Past articles by Nick:

Willett’s week ends on high note – Lowell Sun

Conner Willett’s run at the Mass Amateur after the unexpected passing of his father is the kind of thing normally reserved for Holllywood. But this story had a real-life happy ending, as the … → Read More

North Middlesex 9U team repeats as champs

Even in youth baseball, experience matters. Just ask North Middlesex. After winning the 2021 state Cal Ripken title as an 8U team, the Patriots claimed the 9U crown this year, with multiple players… → Read More

Hurricanes blow by Bruins again

By Aaron Beard Sports Writer RALEIGH, N.C. — Sebastian Aho and Nino Niederreiter each scored twice and the Carolina Hurricanes overcame the early loss of goalie Antti Raanta to beat the Boston Brui… → Read More

Pastrnak, Bruins storm past Rangers

By Ken Powtak Associated Press BOSTON — David Pastrnak scored his team-leading 39th goal after missing the previous eight games with an undisclosed injury, helping the Boston Bruins beat the New Yo… → Read More

Defenseman Cardona commits to play for UMass Lowell

LOWELL – A promising 18-year-old defenseman from Canada has committed to attend UMass Lowell. Adam Cardona, a 6-foot-2, 190-pound skater for the United States Hockey League’s Waterloo Black H… → Read More

River Hawks look to return to form

LOWELL — They still sit atop the Hockey East standings. But the view is precarious: UMass Lowell has played more league games than many of the teams below so the standings will likely look a lot di… → Read More

Groton-Dunstable girls win Mid-Wach B meet

The Groton-Dunstable girls indoor track and field team utilized its depth on Saturday to capture its second straight Mid-Wach B League Championship Meet. The Crusaders compiled 123 points, outrunni… → Read More

Tatum, Celtics rally past Pelicans

By Ken Powtak Associated Press BOSTON — Jayson Tatum scored 27 points and the Boston Celtics erased an 18-point first-half deficit with a 104-92 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday. Tat… → Read More

Unique homecoming for Murphy, Dellasanta at North Middlesex

TOWNSEND — Pat Murphy stood on the sidelines, hands bouncing from play-calling motion to resting across his chest or on his hips. He barked commands to the basketball players on the court at North … → Read More

Grey Ghosts come up big at all-state meet

WRENTHAM — It’s been a pretty magical season for the Westford Academy boys cross country team and Saturday was the cherry on top. At the MIAA all-state meet held at the Wrentham Development Center,… → Read More

Bergeron, Bruins sneak past Senators

By Doug Alden Associated Press BOSTON — Patrice Bergeron scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period and the Boston Bruins held on to beat the short-handed Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Tuesday … → Read More

Celtics beat the Heat in Miami

By Tim Reynolds AP Basketball Writer MIAMI — Jaylen Brown scored 17 points to lead six Boston players in double figures, and the Celtics played airtight defense for a second consecutive night on th… → Read More

Raptors spoil Celtics’ home opener – Lowell Sun

By Jimmy Golen AP Sports Writer BOSTON — Scottie Barnes had 25 points and 13 rebounds, Gary Trent Jr. scored 12 of his 20 points in the third quarter and the Toronto Raptors beat Boston 115-83 on … → Read More

Atkinson, Flyers double up Bruins

By Dan Gelston AP Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA — Cam Atkinson scored two goals, including the go-ahead score that sent him tumbling into the boards, in the Philadelphia Flyers’ 6-3 victory over… → Read More

Sullivan, Tewksbury fend off Billerica

TEWKSBURY — Throughout the entire night, the Tewksbury defense came up with big play after big play, so it wasn’t so much of a surprise when it happened again in the final minute of Friday night’s … → Read More

Araúz lifts Red Sox to win over Indians

By Tom Withers AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND — Jonathan Araúz hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning after being recalled before the game due to Boston’s COVID-19 case, sending the Red Sox t… → Read More

Patriots honor the late Denise Dawson

TOWNSEND — After weeks of seemingly endless rain, the clouds parted at North Middlesex Regional High School. The timing couldn’t have been any better if it were written as a Hollywood screenp… → Read More

Red Sox cruise past Yankees

By Jake Seiner AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK — Eduardo Rodriguez shut down the short-handed Yankees into the sixth inning, Christian Arroyo and J.D. Martinez homered, and the Boston Red Sox beat thei… → Read More

St. Gelais leads Tyngsboro past Blue Knights

LUNENBURG — Having lost a pair of one-run game to Lunenburg High during the regular season, the Tyngsboro baseball team knew it would have a shot against the Blue Knights in the third meeting betwe… → Read More

Patriots fend off Tigers

TOWNSEND — One team holding on. One team just running out of time. However you word it, Monday afternoon’s boys lacrosse matchup between Littleton High and North Middlesex Regional came down … → Read More