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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 ...

All of Division I volleyball still chasing Cavaliers

At what point is the word “Dynasty” in play? When you are talking New Hampshire high school girls volleyball and Hollis Brookline High School, that question is old news. The Cavalier girls open the 2018 season riding a 33-match win streak. The seniors in the program have never “not ...

Yard Goats fend off Fisher Cats

Evan Grills tossed six scoreless innings, leading the Hartford Yard Goats over the New Hampshire Fisher Cats on Friday. Matt Pierpont got Juan Kelly to ground out with runners on second and third to end the game for his 31st save of the season. Grills (4-5) picked up the win after he struck ...

Weber, Silver Knights part ways with GM Muntean

NASHUA – Despite a season of record paid attendance, the Rick Muntean Era is one and done. Nashua Silver Knights owner Drew Weber announced that Muntean will not return as the team's general manager, despite the success at the gate. The parting, at least in Weber's eyes, was mutual. ...

Fisher Cats keep it in high gear as playoffs approach

It’s been a near certainty for weeks, but now the Eastern League playoffs are an absolute certainty this fall in Manchester. The regular season’s almost over, here’s a look back at recent events in the world of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. Now it’s official ... With Saturday’s ...

Greater Nashua Senior Softball

Jok’s 5, IMEC 2 Jok’s defeated IMEC for the fourth and final time in the regular season, sweeping the series with them.  Led by Gerry Vye (3 for 3) and Del Patton (2 for 3), the Car Guys jumped to a 3-0 lead, then held a normally productive IMEC lineup scoreless for six innings.  ...

Hollis Brookline’s Norris will play college volleyball at North Florida

HOLLIS – A native of Tampa, Maddie Norris had her original volleyball roots sprout in the state of Florida. The Hollis Brookline High School senior is banking that a return to the Sunshine State will bring out the best in her already magnificent game. Over the summer, Norris, the reigning ...

Portland Sea Dogs blank New Hampshire Fisher Cats

MANCHESTER (AP) – Luke Tendler hit a two-run home run and had two hits, driving in three, and Matthew Kent hurled seven strong innings as the Portland Sea Dogs topped the New Hampshire Fisher Cats 6-0 on Thursday. Kent (10-8) picked up the win after he struck out eight while allowing seven ...

Merrimack’s Gasper powers way to Yankee promotion

It can be a test of nerves when the word is the coach wants to see you. Good news or bad news? For Merrimack's Mickey Gasper, the smiles gave it away after he played Monday night in a game for the Pulaski (Va.) Yankees, New York's Advanced Rookie team in the Appalachian League “The video ...