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Crusaders 8th-graders shut out Man. West on gridiron

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FOOTBALL Nashua Elks 8th Grade: Crusaders 28, Manchester West 0 The Nashua Crusaders Eighth grade football team came back strong after a first week loss with a resounding victory, led by a solid offensive running game. Zack Gauthier rushed for two touch downs and two extra points, while ...

Guertin stomps on Central

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NASHUA - Fasten your seat belts, Bishop Guertin High School football fans. Judging from the Cardinals' opening night offensive prowess, it could be one wild ride. Guertin, with its up-tempo, no-huddle attack, stormed out to a 20-0 first quarter lead en route to a 54- 13 season opening rout ...

South pours it on

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MANCHESTER - Nash­ua South scored the last 28 points to turn a second-quarter deficit into a 36-18 win over Manchester Me­morial. The youthful Panthers played like it was opening night. South jumped out to an 8-0 lead before Memo­rial's size up front took over much of the second quarter. ...

Bedford rolls over North

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BEDFORD - It didn't take long for Dante Laurendi to see that Friday night's season opener for the Nashua High School North football team wasn't going to go the way he'd envisioned. The Titans lost a fumble on their second play from scrim­mage, and six plays after that, Bedford's Nick Leahy ...

Merrimack opens by routing Portsmouth

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MERRIMACK - It wasn't that Ports­mouth High School's team defense didn't make a play or two in its season opener against Merrimack on Friday. Christian Peete thwarted two drives with interceptions. Beau Arsenault crashed through for a red-zone sack be­fore halftime and Joey Auger collected ...

Keene fends off Alvirne

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KEENE - The Keene High football team didn't get its first win a season ago until the ninth and final game. This year, it didn't take quite so long. The Blackbirds knocked off Alvirne 23-15 in their season opener Friday night at Alumni Field in front of a ram­bunctious crowd. A 33-yard ...

UNH football thumped in opener

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Here's the best way to look at the University of New Hampshire foot­ball team's rough 43-13 loss at San Jose State on Thursday night: The 2014 season started out in much the same fashion. That season, Wildcat fans recall, worked out quite nicely for coach Sean McDonnell's group. But looking ...

Lowell Spinners, Nashua Silver Knights up for sale

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The Nashua Silver Knights, of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League are up for sale. Team owner Drew Weber confirmed social media rumors early Saturday evening, and said he is packaging the Knights, along with their sister club, the Lowell Spinners, for prospective buyers. The Spinners, who ...

Campbell has clear shot at keeping its crown

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With the 2015 high school foot­ball season opening Friday night, there are plenty of questions regarding Greater Nashua's contingent. In Division I: Will the hiring of Dante Laurendi as coach have a major impact on Nashua North's win-loss record? Can a young Nashua South squad rebound from a ...

Pats learned quite a lot during preseason

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - When the New England Patriots took the Gillette Stadium field on Thursday night to wrap up the pre­season against the New York Giants, what did they already know about their team? Besides finally being assured that their starting quarterback, Tom Brady, will be able to ...

Nashua PAL Force opens football season with multiple wins

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Fifth-grade: PAL Force 33, Bedford Jaguars 0 The Nashua Pal Force fifth-graders were fired up for their season-opening game against the Bedford Jaguars on Aug. 23, starting things off with a solid kick off by Andrew Wallace and thrilling touchdowns by Amaury Almonte and Derek Finlay en route ...

Summer’s final round of tids, bits

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Time to head into the final week-plus before Labor Day with a few tids and bits to get us there: What prompted Jeff Giuliano's retirement from playing and his new foray into coaching as the Manchester Monarchs new assistant coach? Simple: He suffered a concussion during last season in ...

Sound advice: Don’t believe everything you see, fans

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Careful, fans. Don't be fooled. There are a couple of potential mirages out there for diehard sports fans. They deal with both the New England Patriots and the Boston Red Sox. First, we'll delve into the Patriots. They have added veteran receiver Reggie Wayne to a depleted pass catching corps ...

Nashua Crusaders seek donations

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The Nashua Elks Crusaders, a non-profit youth football and cheer organization, is seeking help from the community in purchasing new equipment and uniforms. Donations can be made to Nashua Crusaders P.O. Box 7248 Nashua, NH 03063. Also, for more information on sponsorship opportunities, email ...

Merrimack Youth Baseball Elections

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Merrimack Youth Baseball will hold its annual meeting and election on Thurs. Sept. 3 at 7 p.m. at the MYA Building. All are welcome to attend the annual state of the program address. There will also be board member elections for the following positions: president, vice president, secretary, ...

Nashua Babe Ruth fall league starting

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The Nashua Parks and Recreation Department will be sponsoring a Fall Babe Ruth Baseball Program starting in September. All current Babe Ruth players age 13 and 14 are eligible to play. There will be practices during the week and games on the weekend. The cost is $20. Registration forms are ...

Fisher Cats choose kids to run the show

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A few area youths were winners of the Double A New Hampshire Fisher Cats "Kids Run the Show" drawing and were slated to do the actual jobs regular team employees do on Friday as the Fisher Cats were scheduled to host the Binghamton Mets at Manchester's Northeast Delta Dental ...

Six locals earn Elks Gr. Nashua Soccer Shoot titles

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Six area youths won their respective age divisions at the 15th annual Elks Greater Nashua Soccer Shoot held recently at the Main Dunstable Road Soccer Fields in Nashua. Joey Morse, 13, of Nashua won the Boys U-14 Grid Division Soccer Shoot scoring 32 points. Twelve-year-old Jesse Hantula of ...

Nashua’s Giuliano returns to NH in new role

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Jeff Giuliano is coming home. The former Manchester Monarchs and Los Angeles Kings forward, who has played the last seven years in Europe, has put a halt to his playing career and has been named a Monarchs assistant coach. Giuliano, 36, played with the Monarchs from 2002 to 2008, and began ...