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Fisher Cats trying to get their lineup fired up

As Red Sox Nation bemoans what seems like a championship hangover, here in New Hampshire it looks like there might be another baseball championship hangover, albeit a much milder one. Offensive Struggles (for the most part) One thing that would have been almost unthinkable in 2018: The ...

There should still be football in Knight’s future

Trevor Knight has just a couple of things to wrap up for his double political science/criminal justice major at the University of New Hampshire. But he's not ready for the real world just yet. He'd rather be paid for playing the sport he loves, football. “It's all I want to do,” said ...

Springfield ends Riv men’s volleyball season, 3-0

Revenge of the Pride. Springfield College, the top ranked NCAA Division III men's volleyball team in the country, showed Saturday how much it didn't like losing to Rivier University in straight sets back in late February at home. On that same floor in Springfield, Mass., the Pride (27-2) ...

Raiders win means an NCAA quarterfinal vs. Springfield

The Rivier University and Springfield College men's volleyball teams will have their deciding match on the biggest stage on Saturday – the NCAA Division III quarterfinals. The Raiders and Pride split during the regular season, but they will face each other with the winner advancing to the ...

Rivier set to begin NCAA volleyball tourney today

They always seem destined to face each other, and a third meeting between the Rivier University and Springfield College men's volleyball teams could take place in the Division III NCAA regionals in Springfield, Mass.on Saturday. But first for the No. 12 nationally ranked Raiders, there's a ...

Raiders set to move on to NCAA volleyball tourney

NASHUA – This morning some of the Rivier University men's volleyball players may be tempted to cut class. That's because the NCAA Division III Tournament Selection Show will be live on line at 10 a.m. The Raiders have a good reason to watch it after their 3-0 Great Northeast Athletic ...

Fisher Cats Journal: Logue shines in strong effort

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats finished their 2018 campaign with an Eastern League title, but what will 2019 bring? Here’s some highlights from their opening week and a half. Almost Perfect … Complete games are become rarer things in professional baseball, particularly in the minors ...

Neverett doing just fine in the land of Dodger Blue

Tim Neverett was sitting in the L.A. Dodgers television booth in Glendale, Az., calling a Dodger spring training game with his color analyst, former Dodger standout pitcher Orel Hershiser. Suddenly, someone walked in the booth, while he and Hersheiser were on the air, and put a brownie down in ...

Rivier wins ninth GNAC men’s volleyball title

NASHUA – Champions again. The Rivier University men's volleyball team captured it's ninth Great Northeast Athletic Conference championship Saturday night at the Muldoon Fitness Center, sweeping Wentworth Institute of Technology for the second straight season, 3-0, and will now be gearing up ...

Boston Marathon: Hollis’ Roy runs again for Dana-Farber

HOLLIS – As much as cancer, like most people, has affected her life, Carryl Roy had no idea of the magnitude of her quest until a water stop in last year’s Boston Marathon. “I stop at the station and the volunteer saw my singlet had “Dana-Farber on it,” said Roy, a 41-year-old ...

Nashua South runners off to sharp start

By HECTOR LONGO Staff Writer PELHAM – After finishing so fast in 2018, taking second in the Division I State Meet, the Nashua South girls picked up right where they left. The Panthers placed second among 15 teams, behind Bedford at the Pelham Invitational meet. UMass Lowell-bound ...

Saber Invitational: North girls, Merrimack boys speed home with titles

By MARC BRETON Staff Writer Familiar stars shined bright and fresh, new ones rose as Souhegan High School hosted the Saber Invitational Track Meet on Saturday. For an area track contingent just getting into the season, with the first major event of the year, many excellent performances ...

Roundup: Abladian, Cameron lead Guertin laxmen in opener

Boys Lacrosse Bishop Guertin 17, Bedford 8 The Division I runner-up from a year ago shook off a massive hit by graduation and knocked off a solid Bedford squad on its own turf. Ben Abladian led the winners in the opener with five goals and an assist. Sean Cameron flashed his skills with ...

Merrimack’s Mickey Gasper set for season as Yankees prospect

Baseball every day. A kid’s dream, for certain. But a second-year professional ballplayer’s challenge. It’s one that faces Merrimack’s Mickey Gasper as he prepares this week to begin his first full season in the New York Yankees system with the team he was promoted to at the end of ...

Raiders looking like an NCAA tourney team

NASHUA – March madness may turn into April gladness if you're talking about the Rivier University men's volleyball team. The Raiders certainly are looking like a team that could be NCAA tourney bound in a few weeks. The Raiders have gone 8-1 this month, are 17-7 overall and, more ...

Silver Knights revamp front office — again

NASHUA – The John Creedon, Jr. ownership era of the Nashua Silver Knights has begun to take full hold as the team has named a former Nashua Pride pitcher, Dave Pahucki, as its new general manager and former Silver Knight third baseman Cam Cook as team/stadium operations manager. Creedon, ...

Neverett being patient in building Silver Knights roster

NASHUA – Good things come to those who wait. That's the philosophy Nashua Silver Knights vice president of player personnel/field manager B.J. Neverett took this off-season, and he's hoping it pays off. “I've taken my time this year,” he said in procuring a roster for the upcoming 2019 ...

Rivier baseball looks to get a boost from locals

NASHUA – The Rivier University baseball coaching staff are using an old newspaper philosophy as they move ahead this season and beyond: Local leads. Thus the Raiders are trying to get more New Hampshire players into their program. This year's team has 10 freshmen, four from New Hampshire of ...

From no-chance to champs: Remembering the ’69 NHS basketball team

The same raucous contingent that had jammed the memorable Chestnut Street gym on many Tuesday and Friday nights now filled bleachers at UNH’s Lundholm gym in force, joined this time by reinforcements determined to push their beloved Purple and White over the finish line ahead of a sudden ...

Local high school alums ready to enter ring for hope

Mike O'Malley was out in his neighborhood jogging on New Year's Day, a sight that his neighbors weren't quite used to. One said to his wife, “Looks like Mike has a New Year's resolution.” To which she replied, “Not just any resolution – thinks he's a boxer.” Well, guess what – ...