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Milford drops wild shootout with St. Thomas, 41-40

MILFORD – His team galloping down the field to take the lead deep in the fourth quarter, Milford High football coach Keith Jones cranked the mental calculator into overdrive. Could his Spartans punch in the game-winning touchdown and drain the rest of the clock? “We just scored too ...

Football roundup: HB, Alvirne, Campbell roll to victories

Hollis Brookline 34, Manchester West 14 Hollis Brookline moved to 3-1 as it sprinted to a 28-7 halftime lead and did not look back. Sander Wimmer threw a pair of TD passes, including a 60-yarder to Connor Zorn. Brandon Iodice ran for two touchdowns. Defensively, Ben Lindsay moved over to ...

Area roundup: Birthday girl Campbell leads Nashua South to volleyball victory

VOLLEYBALL Nashua South 3, Winnacunnet 0 The Panthers rolled 25-17,25-15 and 25-20. Anna Campbell celebrated her birthday by putting up 31 assists. Kara Kelliher led the team with 10 kills, and Catherine Covert added eight kills with a pair of blocks. Brianna Henderson pitched in five kills ...

CrossFit Tuff Row-a-Thon for Nashua Special Olympics

The second annual CrossFit Tuff Row-a-Thon, to benefit the Nashua Special Olympics, is scheduled for Saturday at the CrossFit Tuff facility, 14 Broad St. in Nashua. The competition is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. and run through 5 p.m. Teams of between five and 10 will row 26.2 miles. Rowers ...

Belden back and better than ever at Hollis Brookline

HOLLIS – There was so much in Florida for Kyra Belden. Her grandparents, private school, Clearwater Beach and one of the most dynamic club volleyball programs in the nation, OTVA ... Nothing could replace her teammates and Hollis Brookline High School volleyball. “Honestly, It was ...

Hollis Brookline crushes ConVal

HOLLIS – Following a tough loss last week in Hanover, the Cavaliers of Hollis-Brookline rediscovered their rhythm, easily defeating ConVal, 42-0. The Cavaliers finished the day with 490 total yards of offense, breaking ConVal tackles at-will as they scored in all but one of their first ...

Hollis Brookline’s Balfour posts 300th volleyball victory

VOLLEYBALL Hollis Brookline 3, Keene 0 The Cavaliers locked down the program’s 300th win in 18 seasons of play, all under coach Becky Balfour, with a 25-10, 25-15, 25-14 victory Friday night in Keene. Hanna Close (five aces, five kills, five digs), Elizabeth Bonnette (five aces, one ...

Nashua South’s Coffin dominates Invitational

Nashua South sophomore Cali Coffin (17 minutes, 21.3 seconds) crossed the finish line a minute before her closest competitor to secure first place in the Nashua North Invitational girls varsity race at Mine Falls Park. The Panthers girls placed sixth as a team with 139 points. The top five ...

High school picks: Merrimack footballers prepared for this major exam

Another week, another near-perfect performance, dropping only my upset special in a heart-breaker as St. Thomas nipped Alvirne. Hey, Broncos, shout out to you guys. I give it up to you after that bid. All heart, all out. Good things are going to happen to you this season. I just don’t know ...

Alvirne rallies from 21-7 down, stuns Souhegan

AMHERST — Attempt No. 1 did not go well. The Alvirne High double pass disintegrated into the Souhegan turf late in the first half when receiver Jack Regan saw quarterback Kyle Gora’s overhand lateral slip right through his fingers for a lost fumble. Regan got a reprieve, and he made the ...

Rivier University embarks on major athletic facility upgrades

NASHUA – It is said to be the highest point in the city. “That’s what someone has told me,” Rivier University athletic director Joanne Merrill said of the complex atop the hill above the Muldoon Center, Raider Field. Merrill and the rest of the Raider athletic department hope that a ...

Fisher Cats edge closer to Eastern League crown

AKRON, Ohio – With a 6-1 win in Game 2 of the Eastern League Championship Series, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats took a 2-0 series lead on the Akron RubberDucks, and can clinch the title with a win at home in Game 3 on Friday. Jon Harris (W) made the most of his first playoff appearance ...

Fisher Cats win Game 1 of Eastern League finals

AKRON, Ohio – Forrest Wall broke a 1-1 tie with a two-run single in the top of the 10th inning to lead the New Hampshire Fisher Cats to a dramatic 3-1 win over the Akron RubberDucks in Game 1 of the Eastern League Championship Series on Tuesday night at Canal Park. After T.J. Zeuch (six ...

Captain Keegan leading culture change at Alvirne

HUDSON — If football had ratings like ski trails, Alvirne’s Tom Keegan would most certainly choose the “double black diamond” every time. Every time! It’s simply the Bronco junior two-way lineman’s nature. He works shoveling snow in the winter and landscaped his way through the ...

Friday Football Feast: Nashua South to speed past Bishop Guertin

So the big fella, on his maiden voyage, rips off a 7-1 in Week 1. For that quality work, I give myself the old “Barry Horowitz pat on the back.” (Google it, kids). But we’re on to Cincinnati – OK, Stellos Stadium – and a whole new set of games here in Week 2. Let’s ...

Raiders getting used to being GNAC underdog

NASHUA – Suddenly, they aren't the envy of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference any longer. No, the Rivier University women's volleyball team hasn't been to the NCAA tournament in nearly three years. There's a new GNAC sherrif in town, Johnson & Wales, with two straight conference ...

Fisher Cats romp in playoff opener

MANCHESTER – Cavan Biggio, Bo Bichette and Jon Berti each knocked in two runs and the New Hampshire Fisher Cats topped the Trenton Thunder 8-0 to win the first game of the Eastern Division Championship Series on Wednesday night at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. Four New Hampshire pitchers ...

Fisher Cats set for Eastern League playoffs

The regular season is over and the New Hampshire Fisher Cats are ready for their first playoff appearance in six years. Here’s a quick recap of where things stand after Labor Day weekend at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium A season of potentv offense If Vladimir Guerrero Jr. stayed in New ...

Reyes an NFL free agent again after Jets release

The Kendall Reyes Watch is back on again. The former Nashua High School North standout was among the many cuts this weekend by the New York Jets, and now the question is will he get picked up by another team for the start of the 2018 NFL season? It's very possible. The Jets released Reyes ...

Former Silver Knight Shaw makes the Majors

The Nashua Silver Knights have their first Major Leaguer. Former Silver Knight first baseman Chris Shaw, a Lexington, Mass. Native who went on to play for Boston College, was promoted to the Majors on Friday by the San Francisco Giants. That was ahead of the usual September 1 roster expansion ...