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North edges BG 1-0 in Division I baseball quarterfinal

NASHUA – The Nashua High School North baseball team certainly likes to live dangerously. But, if they can survive like they have been so far in the Division I baseball tournament, as they did in Sunday’s 1-0 quarterfinal win over Bishop Guertin at Holman Stadium, why ...

Learned leads Souhegan girls to Division I lacrosse final

MANCHESTER – History wasn’t on the minds of the members of the Souhegan High School girls lacrosse team. The Sabers were trying to win Sunday’s Division I semifinal no matter who they were playing. It just so happened Souhegan was facing three-time defending ...

Yes, yard work burns calories, too

It’s tough when something keeps you from getting to the gym. Instead of working out, you end up sitting around at work, or a middle school awards ceremony, or listening to an inebriated relative say things you never wanted to know. But I found one thing that kept me from the gym that ...

Local Digest

GOLF Souhegan Woods qualifier produces 12 locals for State Am Twelve local players were among 20 who advanced to the 2012 State Amateur Golf Championship at a State Am qualifier on Tuesday at Souhegan Woods. Charles Konkowski of Pine Grove Springs in Spofford shot an even par 72 to post the ...

Course architect’s legacy guaranteed to live on

The world of golf lost one of its finest gentlemen and most accomplished architects in February when Geoffrey S. Cornish, 97, died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Amherst, Mass. A man of extraordinary energy, vision, generosity and kindness, Cornish designed over 200 golf courses in ...

Carbone leads Alvirne into Division I softball semis

HUDSON – Concord High School softball coach Duke Sawyer respects the pitching ability of Alvirne senior Taylor Carbone. How could he not, after Carbone shut out his Crimson Tide 6-0 in last year’s Division I final and shut them out again Sunday afternoon in the Broncos 4-0 ...

Special day for New Hampshire athletes

The Merrimack Tigers enter the opening ceremonies Friday morning at the New Hampshire Special Olympics at the University of New Hampshire in Durham. The 43rd edition of the Special Olympics New Hampshire Summer Games kicked off at 3 p.m. Thursday at the tennis courts at the University of New ...

Wait is over for Silver Knights’ Jann

TOPPER TO SILVER KNIGHTS JOURNAL FOR WEB with quotes By TOM KING Staff Writer NASHUA - The wait is over for TJ Jann. Jann, who has struggled through a year-long rehab from Tommy John surgery, picked up his first mound win in well over a year on Tuesday night as the Nashua Silver Knights ...

Nashua World Cup plays friendly match with German soccer club VfB Wiesloch

Players with the Nashua World Cup U13 and U14 played a friendly game with members of the German soccer club of VfB Wiesloch Thursday evening on the campus of Rivier College. The German team is staying at the college as part of an exchange program. The team arrived May 28 and will stay until ...

Campbell’s McNulla verbally declares her loyalty to Virginia for 2014

Like many high school students, Campbell’s Brittany McNulla has been thinking a lot about where she wants to go to college. After looking at a lot of school’s she made a decision. She visited close to a dozen schools, liked a lot of them and loved Fordham. In the end she ...

Golf offers peace for one American Hero

One of the great things about golf is you get to meet all kinds of people from all different kinds of backgrounds. Doctors and lawyers play with plumbers and carpenters, kids with retirees, rich with poor and the game of golf humbles us all equally. Usually people play golf as a diversion and ...

Unwelcome critters can ruin outdoor enjoyment

The arrival of warm weather and the migration to get outdoors after the winter is over is an annual ritual long enjoyed by the people of New Hampshire. Extended daylight hours, milder weather and an atmosphere that begs for cooking on the grill is finally here after the darkness and cold chill ...

Milford firemen enjoying workouts

It’s been years since I’ve watched the movie “Backdraft,” but when I picture firefighters, I still see Kurt Russell and William Baldwin. But that’s not accurate, just like 99 percent of everything that comes out of Hollywood. Firefighters ...

Sudden impact: Nashua underclassmen are difference-makers in track and field

If the Nashua High School North boys track team finds a way to upset Pinkerton Academy on Friday night and repeat as Division I track champions, it will be one of the greatest reloading efforts in state track history. Last spring the Titans graduated 75 of the 85 points they needed to win the ...

Milford’s Morgan Andrews named Gatorade girls soccer player of the year

MILFORD – Cyberbullying is a hot topic in schools these days. It’s so hot that Milford High School was to have a schoolwide assembly Thursday to discuss it. At least, that’s what Morgan Andrews was told. When Andrews, a junior on the Spartans girls soccer team, ...

Hollis Brookline softball aims for state title

HOLLIS – The game was postponed and a steady rain continued to fall on Tuesday afternoon at Hollis Brookline High School. The school’s undefeated softball team will be busy this week, with two tough games against Con-Val of Peterborough on Wednesday and a make-up contest ...

Daniel Webster College baseball program turns corner

J.P. Pyne had already started reflecting on just how monumental a spring it’s been Daniel Webster College baseball, a program he built from scratch. “It’s tough now but eventually you have to take a step back and look at everything,” Pyne said a little ...

Rico traded in bats for clubs, diamonds for links

Today, the Boston Red Sox are a sports marketing juggernaut, boasting over 730 consecutive sellouts at 100-year-old Fenway Park – which annually attracts over three million paid admissions. Including NESN, a regional sports television network, and other subsidiaries, the Red Sox are ...