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Q&A with Souhegan alum – UNH soccer player Willis Griffith

The coaches of the America East Conference lit a fire under University New Hampshire soccer star Willis Griffith. They named Griffith, a graduate student out of Souhegan High School, All-America East Conference … Second Team. “I’d be lying if I told you I was happy with it,” said the ...

Challenges await Rivier men’s and women’s hoop teams

NASHUA – The annual challenge begins on Wednesday for the Rivier University men’s and women’s basketball teams. It’s the challenge to prove they can be competitive in the ever tough Great Northeast Athletic Conference. The Raider men were 2-23 overall last year, 1-17 in the conference, ...

Cougars host scrappy Stevens in state semifinals today

LITCHFIELD – The best football team Campbell High School has seen this year comes to town Saturday in the NHIAA Division III state semifinals. In last week’s quarterfinals, Stevens High of Claremont did exactly what Campbell did three weeks ago. The No. 6 Cardinals stormed into third-seeded ...

Souhegan girls win cross country crown

This a golden era for New Hampshire girls cross country. The Granite State went 1-2-3 at the New England Cross Country Championships a year ago, and two of those three – champ Jacqueline Gaughan of Exeter and third-place finisher Caroline Fischer of Bishop Guertin – are back this year, ...

Familiar local names carry Salem State to NCAAs

Matt Correia tried hard to get former Nashua South goalie Chris Jimenez in a Daniel Webster College uniform over a year ago. What stopped him? Correia, then the Daniel Webster College head men’s soccer coach, told the Panther alum he’d likely have to sit a year. And that didn’t sit well ...

Silver Knights schedule announced; FCBL down to seven

NASHUA – The Nashua Silver Knights/Futures Collegiate Baseball League schedule was announced on Wednesday, and prepare for a bit of a different summer at Holman Stadium. First, Nashua will have its Holman Stadium opener, as expected, on Friday, June 1 at 6:45 p.m., preceeded by the team’s ...

Q&A with Southern New Hampshire University basketball’s Dimitri Floras

Merrimack’s Dimitri Floras just opened his senior basketball season for Southern New Hampshire University in a “hoop holy land,” the Carrier Dome at Syracuse. He hopes to end it playing for a national title. In between, the Penmen tri-captain is looking to run the show for coach Stan ...

Quarterback Trevor Knight helping UNH make a playoff push

DURHAM – Trevor Knight may be a be a poli-sci major at the University of New Hampshire. He might consider a switch to psychology. After his dad, Scott, the head coach at Nashua South, watched his team absorb a brutal 42-14 playoff loss to Pinkerton Academy, Trevor came up with the perfect ...

Trevor Knight passes for 4-6 yards in UNH football win

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) – Trevor Knight passed for 406 yards and a career-tying four touchdowns and New Hampshire beat William and Mary 35-16 on Saturday. Knight, 25-of-35 passing with no interceptions, threw for three touchdowns in the first half when the Wildcats took a 21-10 lead. Neil ...

Wallace, Lindner leaving Silver Knights front office

NASHUA – The Nashua Silver Knights front office has been hit by the perfect storm. Purely by coincidence in terms of timing, general manager Ronnie Wallace and assistant GM Cheryl Lindner have both resigned within days of each other. Wallace received an offer to be a merchandiser with a local ...

North golfer finishes second

North’s Fab Frosh Zimmerman second in state GREENLAND – Nashua North’s Bryce Zimmerman made an amazing charge Saturday morning, nearly pulling out a championship. With a 77-74 – 151 at Portsmouth Country Club, Zimmerman finished one stroke off the pace at the NHIAA Division I Golf ...

Hollis Brookline rolls to shutout win

HOLLIS – With every win, Hollis Brookline High School can taste a better playoff seed. The Cavaliers just continue to whet their appetite. Saturday, Hollis Brookline took out another opponent that it should have – 1-5 Manchester West – in business-like fashion, 50-0, moving to 5-1 taking ...

Nashua’s James Pleat take state Mid-Am golf

Nashua Country Club’s James Pleat, who fell short in the quarterfinals of the New Hampshire State Amatuer tourney back in July, didn’t disappoint in the New Hampshire Mid-Amateur Championship on Oct. 7. Pleat edged Passaconaway’s John Devito by one stroke to win the title at Bald Peak ...

Goodspeed a goalie the Raiders will miss

NASHUA – Playing goal is never an easy position in the sport of soccer. But playing goal for the Rivier University women’s soccer team has certainly kept Merrimack’s Laura Goodspeed on her toes, in the air, and often diving to the ground. “It stressful, but I love it,” Goodspeed said. ...

Local baseball community remembers “Mr. Baseball”

NASHUA – He had the eye of the Tigers. Nothing more in baseball was more near and dear to longtime Nashua Babe Ruth coach and league/state official Jim Sanderson than the Tigers team he always mentored in the city Babe Ruth League. “It certainly was,” Duane Erickson, another longtime city ...

Locals set the pace for Simmons soccer success

NASHUA – College recruiting is often a case of connecting the dots. And when Simmons College coach Erica Schuling connected a few, she came up with three key players on her current team: Forward Kashka Gammon, a Hollis Brookline alum whose family is now in Nashua; Liz Donovan, a Nashua ...

One year after mishap, Eli Moskowitz running strong at NC State

It’s a moment of sheer terror, one Eli Moskowitz will never forget. The North Carolina State junior cross country star from Amherst is a better student, athlete, and for that matter a better person because of it. Competing in the NCAA National Cross Country Championships last fall for the ...

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 ...

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 ...