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Longo’s Friday Football Feast: North, South put Nashua back in game

Last Friday might have been as good a night for football in Nashua as we’ve seen in over a decade. Nashua North knocked off perennially monster Exeter High on Lucas Cunningham’s 33-yard field goal to remain unbeaten at 4-0. Nashua South took a major stride to the playoff hunt, dominating ...

Do not touch the World Series trophy

Are you ready for some baseball? Probably not. With the Red Sox disappointing season barely behind us, we are just 177 days out from the team opening its 2020 campaign in Toronto. There will be no World Series 2019 trophy tour in New Hampshire. That said, I had a chance to see the 2018 Tiffany ...

A historic step for Rivier baseball in works for this spring

NASHUA – Marika Lyzsczyk was told several times that she'd eventually strike out when it came to playing baseball. “Everybody told me when I was 10 that would be as far as I'd go in baseball,” said the 18-year-old athlete from the small Canadian town of Tsaswwassen in the Greater ...

Hollis Brookline tramples Manchester West

HOLLIS – It wasn’t quite a perfect game for the Hollis-Brookline Cavaliers, but it was about as close as one football team can get without being perfect. Hollis-Brookline made easy work of Manchester West on Saturday afternoon, finishing the day with a 49-0 victory that ultimately could ...

Former South/UNH standout Knight heading to CFL

Trevor Knight is starting his professional football career a little bit early. Knight, who was set to play in France beginning with training camp in January – and still may – is heading to Winnipeg, Manitoba on Monday to sign a two-year deal, plus a third-year option with the Winnipeg ...

Saint Thomas stuns Alvirne with late TD

DOVER - A successful extra point booted by a senior soccer standout playing in his first high school football game wound up being the margin of defeat for the Alvirne Broncos in a 13-12 decision in their first 2019 road contest at Saint Thomas Aquinas in Dover on Saturday afternoon. The ...

Milford dominates West from opening snap

MANCHESTER – Opening a football game with five straight scoring drives will generally result in a victory and that was the case for the Milford Spartans on Friday night, earning a solid 35-13 win over Manchester West. After starting their first drive on the West 30-yard line, the Spartans ...

Wimmer tosses 5 TD passes in Hollis Brookline win

HOLLIS – A week after stumbling against Milford, the Cavaliers of Hollis-Brookline made easy work against Hanover with a 48-14 victory on Saturday. The Cavaliers scored on each of their first six drives, beginning with a 38-yard strike from Sander Wimmer to Austin Johnson. Wimmer added ...

Morse lifts North boys soccer in overtime

Boys soccer Nashua North 3, Winnacunnet 2 (OT) Joe Morse converted a header by Joao Santana into the game winning goal 10 seconds into sudden death overtime as the Titans evened their record at 2-2. Colin McMahon and Makram Elkhach scored in regulation for North. Hanover 6, Merrimack ...

Mills, Campbell run away from Epping/Newmarket

EPPING - Keegan Mills rushed for 257 yards and three touchdowns on 31 carries to give Campbell High School its second 30-plus point victory in as many games this fall. The Cougars backfield - highlighted by Mills 8.3 yards per carry), Conor Sweeney (16 carries, 93 yards, one touchdown) and ...

Raiders begin another challenging quest for a GNAC title

Things are now in full swing for the fall season at Rivier University, and the Raider team to watch once again may be women's volleyball. Rivier has started out the season 5-4 after Tuesday's 3-0 win over Gordon College and is aiming to reclaim the Great Northeast Athletic Conference ...

‘Big Play AJ’ steps up his game at Hollis Brookline

HOLLIS – When Hollis Brookline football coach Chris Lones uses the word, “uncoverable,” you tend to listen. Here’s a guy who knows receivers who are “uncoverable.” Look at the recent list of his catching Cavaliers, including current all-stater Quinten Wimmer and past guys like ...

High School Football Matchups for the week

Division I SPAULDING (0-1) AT NASHUA NORTH (1-0) WHEN: Friday, 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Stellos Stadium. LAST YEAR: Did not play. LAST WEEK: Merrimack 33, Spaulding 28; North 35, Winnacunnet 8. FYI: The Red Raiders senior-centric team led by Logan Gadbois gave Merrimack a run for its ...

Sports betting to be on Nov. 5 ballot in Nashua

NASHUA — Voters will decide if sports gambling will be legal in Nashua during the Nov. 5 general election, thanks to the Tuesday 14-0 vote by members of the Board of Aldermen. With Alderman Ernest Jette absent, members passed Resolution 19-162, which is relative to a ballot referendum to ...

Souhegan opens with win at St. Thomas

DOVER - The Souhegan High School football squad faced a lot of challenges and tests in its season-opening contest at Saint Thomas Aquinas High in Dover on Saturday and did well enough with them to bring home a solid 34-25 victory. Coach Robin Bowkett's Sabers got important contributions ...

Jackson gets the nod as Silver Knights’ fifth manager

NASHUA – His training days are over. Kyle Jackson has felt he's been working the last few seasons as the Nashua Silver Knights pitching coach with the idea of eventually becoming the team's manager. Well, that came to fruition on Tuesday as the team announced Jackson will succeed the ...

Silver Knights GM move: Cook in, Pahucki out

NASHUA – There's another change at the top with the Nashua Silver Knights. Basically, it's this: Dave Pahucki out as general manager after one season, with operations manager/assistant GM Cam Cook promoted to the GM role. Silver Knights owner John Creedon, Jr. confirmed the move on Monday, ...

New Rivier outdoor athletic facility a game changer

NASHUA – Game changer. That's how Rivier University women's soccer coach Brooke Hutchinson refers to the new $4.5 million Rivier Athletic Pavilion that is nearly complete for the 2019-2020 academic/athletic year. “It's awesome,” Hutchinson said of the dual rennovated rectangular ...

Knight will continue his playing career in France in 2020

NASHUA – If you see Trevor Knight watching one of those self-taught language videos to learn French in the next few months, don't be shocked. That's because the former Nashua High School South and University of New Hampshire quarterback, who doesn't speak a word of French, has signed to play ...