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Petrocelli’s dream wasn’t so impossible after all

NASHUA – The Impossible Dream? When Rico Petrocelli was a rookie shortstop with the Red Sox two years before the Red Sox won their legendary pennant, he was on a team that lost 100 games. In his mind, anything was possible. “It wasn’t easy,” he said with a chuckle as he spoke to a joint ...

Impossible Dream?: Petrocelli a baseball legend

NASHUA – The Impossible Dream? When Rico Petrocelli was a rookie shortstop with the Red Sox two years before they won their legendary pennant, he was on a team that lost 100 games. In his mind, anything was possible. “It wasn’t easy,” he said with a chuckle as he spoke to a joint ...

Rivier’s Kolek earns historic national milestone

NASHUA – It’s been an amazing ride for Rivier University men’s and women’s volleyball coach Craig Kolek. Now it’s a historic one. In the first week of the Raiders’ season, Kolek became the first coach ever in NCAA history – Divisions I, II and III – to record 400 wins in both ...

Slattery slips past Sheedy for Nashua Cities Golf title

HUDSON – At some point early Sunday, the 2017 Nashua Cities Golf Championship morphed into the “Bishop Guertin Invitational.” In a Cardinals thriller, Jaron Slattery, alum, survived an 18th-hole scare from Cam Sheedy (Class of 2018) to win his first Cities title. Give the kid credit. ...

Merrimack native set for another season in NHL with Bruins

Tim Schaller knows the drill. He hears the skates behind him and that’s why he was so determined to report to Boston Bruins training camp late this past week in great shape. Not even the one-way, one-year contract the Merrimack native signed with the Bruins in the off-season gives the third ...

Nashua South’s Downing plays on after grandfather’s heart attack

NASHUA – Derek Downing was standing on the field and saw all the commotion in the stands last Friday night at Pinkerton Academy in Derry, and like many, was wondering what the heck was going on. “It was right after the National Anthem, and I heard our trainer, Jerry (Holland) say ‘We need ...

Pleat wins second straight NE Senior Am title

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. – Consistency and perseverance is what led to the first New England Senior Amateur Championship title for Nashua Country Club’s Phil Pleat one year ago. A similar game plan and perfect execution this week led to the same result and a second straight New England Senior ...

Battle of the Bridge starts on Saturday

NASHUA – The annual fall Nashua High School North-South Battle of the Bridge begins Saturday and goes through Sept. 28. It starts Saturday with boys and girls varsity and junior varsity cross country meets and finishes up on Thursday, Sept. 28 with varsity golf. Also, the two schools will ...

High School Highlights

Despite pummeling the Belmont goal with 25 shots – including a dozen on net – Campbell just could not find the range and fell to 3-4 on the season. Tyler Grant delivered a solid defensive game for the Cougars, who head to Mascenic Tuesday. girls soccer Exeter 3, Merrimack 1 Abby Morgan had ...

High School Football Capsules Week 3

DIVISION I Nashua South (0-2) at Merrimack (2-0) WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m. WHERE: MHS’s Student Memorial Field. LAST WEEK: Pinkerton 28, Nashua South 6; Merrimack 42, Bishop Guertin 19. LAST YEAR: Did not play. FYI: With two weeks done in the season, South is entering something it didn’t think ...

Silver Knights franchise has best year on field, financially

NASHUA – It was a banner 2017 season for the Nashua Silver Knights. On and off the field. You wonder just how much better things can get for the local Futures Collegiate League entry. With the two extra playoff games, which drew about a combined 3,500-plus, the team ended up drawing close to ...

Cougar defense leads the way

MEREDITH – Two weeks down, and Campbell High School’s football team is yet to be threatened or even scored upon. Campbell took the long bus ride and knocked off Inter-Lakes/Moultonborough on Saturday, 42-0, to make it 83-0 on the year in two victories. “I like the way our defense is ...

Milford’s Durham dominates at Coach Korcoulis Invite

HOLLIS – There were supposed to be treacherous hills and a deep field of runners standing in her way. All that Milford High’s Becca Durham saw for competition was history on Saturday. The senior dominated the 71-runner field in the varsity girls race of the Coach Korcoulis Invitational, ...

New Hampshire downs Ga. Southern

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Trevor Knight passed for two touchdowns, both to Neil O’Connor, and New Hampshire beat Georgia Southern 22-12 on Saturday in a game moved because of concerns about Hurricane Irma. The game was originally to be played on Georgia Southern’s home turf in Statesboro, ...

Football Week 2 Preview Capsules

DIVISION I Alvirne (0-1) at Nashua North (1-0) WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m. WHERE: Stellos Stadium. LAST WEEK: Nashua North 48, Timberlane 24; Pinkerton 48, Alvirne 0. LAST YEAR: Nashua North 42, Alvirne 20. FYI: The Broncos are extremely young with just 11 seniors led by back Hayden Callery, while a ...

MVHS defeats Sabers

In a physical game the Sabers (3-2) were outlasted in overtime by the Pride. The game finished with a melee inside the six yard box, when Souhegan had trouble clearing the ball. Valley’s Pedro Godoi smashed it in from close range to end the game. In the defensive effort Sabers goalie Matt ...

With Stellos Stadium occupied all day, Sept. 23 game slated for Elliott Field

The Bishop Guertin High School varsity football team is coming home. They’ve been away for a long time, at least three decades, perhaps longer. But for the first time in that span, since the Cardinals hosted a makeup of a postponed game with Exeter, Guertin will play a varsity football game ...

Everyone rebuilds eventually

NASHUA – It feels like a new era for Rivier University women’s volleyball. The Raiders past has been filled with Great Northeast Athletic Conference championship games, titles, and NCAA tournament appearances. And now? The Raiders usually don’t say rebuild, but with nine freshmen in a ...

Raiders enter a new women’s volleyball era

NASHUA – It feels like a new era for Rivier University women’s volleyball. The Raiders past has been filled with Great Northeast Athletic Converence championship games, titles, and NCAA tournament appearances. And now? The Raiders usually don’t say rebuild, but with nine freshmen in a ...

Rivier athletic program moves forward as city’s only option

NASHUA – The words stood out in a simple press release last week that announced the hiring of Hayden Barbosa as the new men’s soccer coach at Rivier University. “Barbosa brings his enthusiasm and experience to Nashua’s only four year university,” it said in the second paragraph. And ...