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Silver Knights set for a new beginning after so much change

NASHUA – It was a daily habit. Ray Smith, a season ticket holder since Day One of the Nashua Silver Knights, would open up the paper every morning and look specifically to see what the next turn of events was with the team. “It was disconcerting,” Smith said, “because every time ...

Milford girls, Hollis Brookline boys dynamite at State Meet

DURHAM – After two years of having to be satisfied with runner-up trophies, the Milford High girls track and field squad strode confidently into the 2019 Division II Track and Field Championships at the University of New Hampshire on Saturday feeling like it just might be able to outdistance ...

Track: Campbell’s Jeffrey Allen triples in Division III State Track Meet

Riding a huge day from Jeffrey Allen, Campbell High’s boys placed second Saturday at the Division III State Track Meet. The senior Allen was a mad man for the Cougars taking home three wins. He won the 1600 at 4:37.36, the 800 at 2:01.84 and the 3200 at 9:55.12. Tori Allen took home the ...

Division I Track: BG’s Fischer wins 3; South’s Lewis doubles up

DURHAM – Exeter High School’s boys and girls outdoor track and field squads both proved unbeatable at the Division I Championships at the University of New Hampshire on Friday night. But much of the way it looked as though the Bishop Guertin girls were going to give the defending D-I ...

Milford’s Robinson sets sights on States Saturday

If you’ve had any kind of contact with the Milford High track program over the past two seasons, one statement leaps off the page: “Lauren Robinson equals warrior.” The senior distance sensation leads the Spartans and top track and field performers from both Souhegan High and Hollis ...

Roundup: Wilson hit lifts Souhegan

Baseball Souhegan 4, ConVal 3 Nick Wilson’s game winning single scoring Dylan Dufour, puts the Sabers in the playoffs. Wilson was stellar on the mound giving up one run and striking out five in six innings. Dylan Trzepacz recorded a double and a RBI to lead the offensive unit. Sam ...

New FCBL Commish will take a wait-and-see approach

By TOM KING Staff Writer Joe Paolucci realized the last few years that as the Cranberry League commissioner, he wasn't able to beat the Futures Collegiate Baseball League. So he decided to leave that young adult league, its franchises located primarily south of Boston, and join the FCBL ...

Londonderry Invitational Track: South’s Zhang leaps to double win

Warm weather equals opportunity, and local athletes took advantage Saturday at the Londonderry Invitational track meet. Nashua South came home with a combined five wins. Julia Zhang was a double winner taking down the long jump at 16-5.75 and the triple jump at 35-9.25. Vanessa Norton, Nadia ...

Hall’s late goal powers Souhegan lax win

Boys Lacrosse Souhegan 9, Timberlane 8 Tyler Hall (three goals) scored the game winning goal with under 30 seconds to play, to give the Sabers (8-5) their fourth straight victory. Nick Jordan led the offense with four goal and two assists. Curtis Redd and Will Boyle scored one goal each, ...

Roundup: Hudson’s homer powers Alvirne to comeback win

Compiled by Marc Breton Baseball Alvirne 9, Manchester Central 5 Grady Hudson blasted a three run home run, to give the Broncos (6-10) a 7-5 advantage and the eventual win. Alvirne's come back win started with a two out rally in the sixth scoring five runs. Jake Hobart had two hits and a ...

Ice finally melts on Manchester Monarchs

A chapter in New Hampshire's professional sports history has closed as the Manchester Monarchs of the ECHL announced Wednesday they are ceasing operations. The Monarchs arrived with great fanfare as an American Hockey League franchise, owned by the NHL's Los Angeles Kings/Anschutz ...

Manchester Monarchs shut down their operations

A chapter in New Hampshire’s professional sports history has closed as the Manchester Monarchs of the ECHL announced Wednesday they are ceasing operations. The Monarchs arrived with great fanfare as an American Hockey League franchise, owned by the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings/Anschutz ...

Lacrosse: Bunton lifts South girls over Londonderry

Girls Lacrosse Nashua South 9, Londonderry 7 Rileigh Bunton came up huge in the Panthers’ net with seven saves, and the defense of Izzy Bolduc, Emma Pucillo, Bailey Morin and Livvy Kingston combined for 13 Ground balls and nine forced turnovers to key the victory. Emily Colburn was strong ...

Goulet wants another level after breakout season

This weekend Josh Goulet will have his business diploma in hand from Plymouth State College. Time to enter the real world, right? Not so fast. Goulet,after a breakout senior season for the Wildcats, is hoping that maybe, just maybe, he can continue his career at the professional level. While ...

Cook hopes to return favor after another Knights rescue

NASHUA – The Nashua Silver Knights have had a habit of rescuing Cam Cook. Scooped up from a tough situation playing in a summer collegiate league in New York, he returned that favor a couple of years ago by becoming the Futures College League record holder for hits in a single season in 2017 ...

Banghart leaves Princeton for North Carolina job

Courtney Banghart is now a Tar Heel instead of a Tiger. The acclaimed Souhegan High School and Dartmouth College alum was hired on Tuesday to be the new women's head basketball coach at the University of North Carolina after 12 years guiding the program at Princeton University. Banghart, 40, ...

Raiders see great season end in GNAC semis

The best men's lacrosse season in the history of Rivier University came to an end on Tuesday as the Raiders fell 17-10 to Lasell in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference semifinals in Newton, Mass. The Raiders (12-4) fell behind 4-0 and that set the tone. They were led by Rob Fullerton's ...

Fisher Cats seeking consistency as May dawns

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats continue to hover around .500 a few weeks into the season. But is that really a problem? Depends on how you look at it. Taking Chances It is still April, so there’s still plenty of season left, but with the new split-season playoff format, the games will ...

Rivier gets first men’s lacrosse playoff win ever

NASHUA – Finally. The Rivier University men's lacrosse team won its first postseason game ever – in its first home playoff game ever – routing Anna Maria, 15-5, in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference quarterfinals on Saturday night at Raider Field. Riv led 6-1 after the first ...

Rivier men’s lacrosse posts first-ever playoff win

NASHUA – Finally. The Rivier University men’s lacrosse team has had something to celebrate in the last day. It won its first postseason game ever – in its first home playoff game ever – routing Anna Maria, 15-5, in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference quarterfinals on Saturday ...