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Raiders fall in NCAA volleyball tourney

Oh so close. The Rivier University men’s volleyball team was one set win away from advancing into the NCAA Division III quarterfinals on Friday. But the Raiders, who were up 2-1 over Lancaster (Pa.) Bible College in Springfield, Mass., dropped the final two sets for a 3-2 defeat. Lancaster ...

Raiders still seeking that home field edge

NASHUA – It remains the carrot at the end of a long lacrosse stick for the Rivier University men’s team: A Great Northeast Athletic Conference home playoff game. The Raiders have tried for the last few years, and have come close but no cigar. And even though they own a 5-1 record in the ...

Campbell’s Callinan reaches her Marathon goals on a memorable birthday

It was the happiest of birthdays Monday for Campbell High School senior distance running standout Caitlyn Callinan. And perhaps physically the toughest. Callinan reached her goal of finishing the Boston Marathon in under four hours, crossing the finish line in 3:49, with her grandfather, Wayne ...

GNAC volleyball champion Raiders set for NCAA tournament

NASHUA – Rivier University will have a team playing in an NCAA tournament this year after all. Is it a surprise it’s the Raider men’s volleyball team? Given its history, perhaps not really. But the program had gone three springs without a Great Northeast Conference championship until ...

Local Boston Marathon Finishers

(As posted at baa.org at 10 p.m.) NASHUA Stephen Chaloner, 2:45:16 Matthew Meagher, 2:58:29 Shane Gagnon, 3:02:34 Robert Campbell, 3:25:57 Rachel Picard, 3:26:15 Philip Collins, 3:26:17 Marcos De Sa, 3:29:07 Kevin Higgins, 3:33:22 Raniel Babala, 3:34:32 Amanda McCann, 3:39:31 Amanda Walker, ...

Nashua Eagles soccer team debuts with win

The Nashua Eagles of the International Soccer Club captured their UPSL season opener this past weekend with a 5-0 win over the New Hampshire Rapids at Veteran’s Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Mass. Mayele Hernandez had three goals while Quincy Appah (goal, assist) and Rivier University’s Ben ...

Dubois having a dream career for Penn State softball

Tori Dubois is living the dream. Her dream. As a junior for the Penn State University women’s softball team, the former Bishop Guertin standout from Mont competing at the highest collegiate level, which was always her goal. “Playing for Penn State is a dream come true for me,” Dubois ...

Season inching closer for Nashua Silver Knights

NASHUA – It’s almost time. April is the final month since the end of last season that the Nashua Silver Knights won’t be on the field competing. The season begins on May 30 for the defending Futures League Champions at Worcester, and the long awaited Holman Stadium opener is set for ...

A celebration of Holman: 80 years of fascinating history

NASHUA – The grand ol’ ballpark is turning 80, but she really only looks half her age. This spring and summer, the city will be celebrating the 80th birthday of Holman Stadium, home to several youth and high school baseball teams, and from June to August, the Nashua Silver Knights of the ...

Good times return for Rivier men’s volleyball

NASHUA – In a rarity, Craig Kolek had no certain answer. The Rivier University men’s volleyball coach sat down two months ago after the preseason with a curious Raider athletic director Joanne Merrill, who wanted to know what he thought of his season chances. “I told her, ‘I can’t ...

Amherst’s Bedard hopes to make a splash at NCAA Meet

Alex Bedard was a top swimmer for Souhegan High School. But did he ever envision swimming on a national stage? Probably not. Bedard, a junior at Bates College of Lewiston, Me., is competing Wednesday at Indianapolis, Ind. in the NCAA Men’s Division III Swimming Championships. Bedard is one ...

Choate, other locals enjoying the Madness of March

When she was at Nashua High School North, Taylor Choate enjoyed being in pressure-packed games. But now a junior at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Me., the pressure is at a much different level – try a national championship level. There are a few locals taking part in March Madness this week, ...

Nashua PAL boxers take Golden Gloves championships

PAL Boxing The Nashua Police Athletic League Boxing program just concluded its finest performance ever in the recent New England Golden Gloves Tournament. Three athletes each won the Central New England Golden Gloves Championship while two went on to capture the overall New England Title. Jesse ...

Silver Knights GM has lofty future goal for franchise

NASHUA – It wasn’t just the taste of spring the last couple of days that has new Nashua Silver Knights general manager Rick Muntean feeling optimistic about the future. It’s the local market in general, one after five weeks on the job Muntean is enamored with. “There’s a lot of very ...

Stapelfeld has cornered the rookie market at Endicott

Endicott College women’s basketball coach Brittany Hutchinson was helping out at a clinic for high school juniors and seniors at Lawrence Academy in Groton, Mass.a few years ago when she noticed a younger player shooting off to the side. “With her shot, she had great precision,” ...

Guertin alum Pearson skating to Yale

Justin Pearson had one dream come true when he helped lead the Bishop Guertin High School boys hockey team to a Division I championship three years ago. In the last week, another one has come true as well, as Pearson, a 2016 BG grad, agreed to attend and play hockey for Yale ...

Walk-on at UMass Lowell, Hudson’s Livingston tries pros in Europe

[NBA player]Tyler Livingston’s jumpshot has taken him from small town hoop heroics, to a Division I college scholarship, and now, a career as a professional basketball player. It all started on the bruised pavement of his parents’ driveway, where he learned to shoot. “I’d play all ...

Knight, UNH dominate playoff-opening win

DURHAM (AP) – Amherst’s Trevor Knight threw for 299 yards and a touchdown, Evan Gray scored on a short run with 1:04 remaining, and New Hampshire beat Central Connecticut 14-0 on Saturday in the first round of the FCS playoffs. CCSU’s Tajik Bagley intercepted a pass in the end zone and ...

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, ...