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Ricky Leclerc, of Amherst, holds a photograph of team members from the 1999 Manchester Central state championship team. From left are Joe Blair, Matt Gosselin, Leclerc and Dave Jenkerson. That team held off Memorial in the Thanksgiving Day game.

Turkey Bowls: Passion always on the menu

Fifteen years ago, the 1999 playoff tournament across the state was dubbed the “Year of the Upset” in high school football.

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Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is fond of saying the season starts on Thanksgiving, but in truth it's a team's record at Thanksgiving that says a lot about where it will finish.

Dave D'Onofrio's Patriots Notebook: Pats put selves in strong position

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It's an approach that's served the Patriots well through the years, given the way they tend to improve over the course of a campaign, and dominate come December.

Memorial head coach Peter Colcord prepares his team Tuesday night for today's annual Turkey Bowl in Manchester.

Manchester Turkey Bowl: Crusaders aim to rewrite history

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So far the legacy for the 2014 Manchester Memorial football team is a mixed bag of success and disappointment.

Manchester Turkey Bowl will go as scheduled

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The city highway director said the turf at Gill Stadium and the surrounding parking lots should be snow free for today's 10:15 a.m. Queen City Thanksgiving Day Turkey Bowl kickoff between Manchester...

A man in a panda costume greets new Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval after his introductory press conference at Fenway Park on Tuesday.

Red Sox think they got free agent signings right this time

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After a $296 million bender of only four years ago, how and why did a team that vowed it would adhere to a routine of self-discipline suddenly rediscover its appetite for red meat, hard liquor and...

High School Football: Lawrence, Mass., tops Salem

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John Cerratani threw two long touchdown passes but it wasn't enough as Lawrence, Mass., beat Salem, 26-14, Wednesday night high school football play in Lawrence.

Manchester says streets will be clear for Fisher Cats Thanksgiving 5K

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The city's highway director says streets should be plowed in time for Thursday morning's Fisher Cats Thanksgiving 5K.

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It was a day when everything seemed to go Campbell of Litchfield's way.

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DURHAM - Brendan McInnis threw a personal best five touchdown passes, and Joey Frake caught three of them, in a come from behind 38-28 victory over St. Thomas Aquinas in the NHIAA Division II football championship.

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The 2014 Granite State Baseball Dinner took place Saturday night at the Radisson Hotel Expo Center and the Fisher Cats once again expect to have raised around $155,000 to $165,000.

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What makes the Newport Tigers unique among high school football teams? Most teams don't have a former Division I college coach calling the shots on the sideline.

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Unheralded New England running back Jonas Gray scored four touchdowns to spark the Patriots to a 42-20 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.

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