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Photo courtesy of SNHU Amherst;s Devin Gilligan, shown here in a game during his junior season,  is wrapping up his SNHU career in style with All-American honors.

Accolades for Amherst’s Gilligan keep pouring in

His Southern New Hampshire University men’s basketball career may be over, but Amherst’s Devin Gilligan still has some honors to collect and some basketball to play. The Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Year was recently named an All-American by the National Association of Basketball ...

Staff file photo by TOM KING The off-season has given Silver Knights general manager Ronnie Wallace plenty to smile about as the team opens the 2017 season in a little over two months.

Silver Knights look to be in seventh heaven

NASHUA – Could they be in Seventh Heaven? That’s a possibility for the Nashua Silver Knights. There is no longer a slow season for the city’s Holman Stadium tenant. If there were, now is the time it usually ends, as the team opens up the 2017 season – its seventh – in just a little ...

Telegraph file photo Milford's Morgan Andrews, who helped USC to an NCAA championship, was officially signed by the Boston Breakers on Thursday.

Milford’s Andrews signs on Breakers’ dotted line

A local soccer success story is officially returning close to home to continue her career. Milford’s Morgan Andrews, who capped off a successful collegiate career this past fall with a national championship at the University of Southern California, has been signed by the Boston Breakers ...

Staff photo by TOM KING Bishop Guertin's Meghan Donovan, left, and Rachel Marion lead the cheers after the Cards topped Bedford, 52-49, for their second straight Division I title on Saturday at the SNHU Fieldhouse.

Bishop Guertin girls defend D-I title, 52-49

MANCHESTER – Brad Kreick had preached it the entire tournament, probably the entire season. Without defense, there would be no Bishop Guertin glory. “If there was ever a real-life example of what it takes, you saw it today,” Kreick said after his Cardinals escaped with their second ...

Staff photo by Jason Orfao
Milford senior Weston Pare elevates to the hoop past John Stark senior Cooper Gorski (31) on Saturday night during the Spartans' 60-41 quarterfinal victory at Milford.

Milford rolls past John Stark for D-II semifinal berth

MILFORD – The Milford Spartans advanced to the Division II boys basketball semifinals following a convincing 60-41 quarterfinal victory over the John Stark Generals on Saturday night. John Stark kept the Spartans in check until midway through the second quarter where key 3-pointers from Ryan ...

Hollis Brookline reaches D-II semifinals with 51-35 win over West

HOLLIS – It’s been 12 years since the Hollis Brookline boys basketball team made the state finals. On Saturday, this year’s iteration of the squad got one step closer to breaking that streak. The No. 4 Cavaliers went on an epic surge between the second and third quarter and never looked ...

Staff photo by Jason Orfao
Hollis Brookline's Kali Simonds (4), Haley Modelski (15) and Brodie Kelley (13) make their way off the court as Lebanon celebrates its 44-35 triumph in the Division II championship on Friday night at SNHU.

Lebanon locks down Hollis Brookline for 44-35 victory in D-II final

MANCHESTER – For those who believe defense wins championships, Lebanon provided the blueprint Friday night at Southern New Hampshire University. Points were at a premium in the Division II championship and Hollis Brookline couldn’t generate enough of them in a 44-35 defeat to the ...

Photo courtesy of Salem State Former DWC men's soccer coach Matt Correia was named the new head men's coach at Salem State on Thrusday.

DWC’s Correia new Salem State men’s soccer coach

One of the most successful Eagles has landed. Matt Correia, who guided the Daniel Webster College men’s soccer team to three straight New England Collegiate Conference titles and NCAA tournament berths, was named the new head men’s soccer coach at Salem State on Thursday. “To be able to ...

Patriots add Gilmore, keep Branch and Harmon

The New England Patriots, usually in hibernation on the first official day of NFL free agency, were front and center on Thursday. The team reportedly inked free agent cornerback Stephon Gilmore, formerly of the Buffalo Bills, to a five-year deal, $65 million deal, with $40 million guaranteed. ...

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New York Mets pitcher Kevin McGowan, of Nashua, delivers a pitch during spring training action against the Houston Astros on March 3, 2017, at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

Nashua’s Kevin McGowan focused on preparation

Kevin McGowan served up four homers all of last year, so to look over his spring training statistics and see three homers allowed in four appearances is odd. “Yeah, if anybody was just looking at my numbers and not the overall picture, I’m pretty their first thought would be ‘What the ...

Patriots acquire TE Allen from Colts

The New England Patriots are apparently saying good-bye to unrestricted free agent tight end Martellus Bennett, because on Wednesday they reportedly said hello to former Indianapolis Colts tight Dwayne Allen. Allen, whose signing with the Colts last year ironically prompted a Rob Gronkowski ...

Nashua’s Kevin McGowan focused on his own work in Mets camp

Nothing like Tim Tebow to draw a crowd of reporters and fans. That was the biggest spring training news coming out of New York Mets camp in Port St. Lucie, Fla., at the end of February. In case you missed it, the Mets’ most famous minor leaguer hit nine batting practice home runs in his first ...

Merrimack scores 45-39 win over Memorial

MERRIMACK – For anyone that enjoyed defense, Merrimack was the place to be on Friday night. In the final game of the regular season for both teams, Merrimack beat Manchester Memorial, 45-39. Scoring was at a premium throughout most of the contest, with the teams combining for only 11 points ...

Milinazzo seeks spot on podium at New Englands

Alvirne senior Nick Milinazzo is the last Greater Nashuan standing at the New England Wrestling Championships in Providence, R.I. Milinazzo suffered a second-round setback, but is still alive for a podium appearance in the 126-pound bracket. He defeated Joe Sanchez, of Central Catholic, 9-5 in ...

Coaching shuffle at Souhegan, North

The Souhegan High School athletic department settled some family business before heading into the annual winter break. The school Friday announced the hiring of Robin Bowkett as its new football coach, replacing Mike Lochman, who resigned in December after four seasons on the job. Bowkett, a ...

Gilligan playing his best

Amherst’s Devin Gilligan is on top of the Northeast-10 men’s basketball world. Gilligan, the senior guard for the Southern New Hampshire University Penmen, was named the conference’s Player of the Year on Thursday. Gilligan had a breakout season, averaging 20.2 points a game, shooting ...

Wrestling Meet of Champs at Nashua South on Saturday

NASHUA – It’s the best against the best. The second phase of the state high school wrestling postseason takes place Saturday at Nashua High School South at 9 a.m. with the annual Meet of Champions. Top finishers from last week’s Division I, II and III championships compete for the right ...

Amherst’s Gilligan finishing strong for Southern New Hampshire

By TOM KING Staff Writer Amherst’s Devin Gilligan is on top of the Northeast-10 men’s basketball world. Gilligan, the senior guard for the Southern New Hampshire University Penmen, was named the conference’s Player of the Year on Thursday. Gilligan had a breakout ...