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Despite pummeling the Belmont goal with 25 shots – including a dozen on net – Campbell just could not find the range and fell to 3-4 on the season. Tyler Grant delivered a solid defensive game for the Cougars, who head to Mascenic Tuesday. girls soccer Exeter 3, Merrimack 1 Abby Morgan had ...

High School Football Capsules Week 3

DIVISION I Nashua South (0-2) at Merrimack (2-0) WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m. WHERE: MHS’s Student Memorial Field. LAST WEEK: Pinkerton 28, Nashua South 6; Merrimack 42, Bishop Guertin 19. LAST YEAR: Did not play. FYI: With two weeks done in the season, South is entering something it didn’t think ...

Silver Knights franchise has best year on field, financially

NASHUA – It was a banner 2017 season for the Nashua Silver Knights. On and off the field. You wonder just how much better things can get for the local Futures Collegiate League entry. With the two extra playoff games, which drew about a combined 3,500-plus, the team ended up drawing close to ...

Cougar defense leads the way

MEREDITH – Two weeks down, and Campbell High School’s football team is yet to be threatened or even scored upon. Campbell took the long bus ride and knocked off Inter-Lakes/Moultonborough on Saturday, 42-0, to make it 83-0 on the year in two victories. “I like the way our defense is ...

Milford’s Durham dominates at Coach Korcoulis Invite

HOLLIS – There were supposed to be treacherous hills and a deep field of runners standing in her way. All that Milford High’s Becca Durham saw for competition was history on Saturday. The senior dominated the 71-runner field in the varsity girls race of the Coach Korcoulis Invitational, ...

New Hampshire downs Ga. Southern

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Trevor Knight passed for two touchdowns, both to Neil O’Connor, and New Hampshire beat Georgia Southern 22-12 on Saturday in a game moved because of concerns about Hurricane Irma. The game was originally to be played on Georgia Southern’s home turf in Statesboro, ...

Football Week 2 Preview Capsules

DIVISION I Alvirne (0-1) at Nashua North (1-0) WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m. WHERE: Stellos Stadium. LAST WEEK: Nashua North 48, Timberlane 24; Pinkerton 48, Alvirne 0. LAST YEAR: Nashua North 42, Alvirne 20. FYI: The Broncos are extremely young with just 11 seniors led by back Hayden Callery, while a ...

MVHS defeats Sabers

In a physical game the Sabers (3-2) were outlasted in overtime by the Pride. The game finished with a melee inside the six yard box, when Souhegan had trouble clearing the ball. Valley’s Pedro Godoi smashed it in from close range to end the game. In the defensive effort Sabers goalie Matt ...

With Stellos Stadium occupied all day, Sept. 23 game slated for Elliott Field

The Bishop Guertin High School varsity football team is coming home. They’ve been away for a long time, at least three decades, perhaps longer. But for the first time in that span, since the Cardinals hosted a makeup of a postponed game with Exeter, Guertin will play a varsity football game ...

Everyone rebuilds eventually

NASHUA – It feels like a new era for Rivier University women’s volleyball. The Raiders past has been filled with Great Northeast Athletic Conference championship games, titles, and NCAA tournament appearances. And now? The Raiders usually don’t say rebuild, but with nine freshmen in a ...

Football players, coaches fight war against concussions

The fear of concussions and the impact they have on athletes in all sports has taken on significant import, especially with parents of these potential stars. When Boston University’s recent study on CTE (chronic traumatic encephalothopy) was announced in the Journal of the American Medical ...

Lebanon locks down Hollis Brookline for 44-35 victory in D-II final

MANCHESTER – For those who believe defense wins championships, Lebanon provided the blueprint Friday night at Southern New Hampshire University. Points were at a premium in the Division II championship and Hollis Brookline couldn’t generate enough of them in a 44-35 defeat to the ...

Nashua’s Kevin McGowan focused on his own work in Mets camp

Nothing like Tim Tebow to draw a crowd of reporters and fans. That was the biggest spring training news coming out of New York Mets camp in Port St. Lucie, Fla., at the end of February. In case you missed it, the Mets’ most famous minor leaguer hit nine batting practice home runs in his first ...

Merrimack scores 45-39 win over Memorial

MERRIMACK – For anyone that enjoyed defense, Merrimack was the place to be on Friday night. In the final game of the regular season for both teams, Merrimack beat Manchester Memorial, 45-39. Scoring was at a premium throughout most of the contest, with the teams combining for only 11 points ...

Milinazzo seeks spot on podium at New Englands

Alvirne senior Nick Milinazzo is the last Greater Nashuan standing at the New England Wrestling Championships in Providence, R.I. Milinazzo suffered a second-round setback, but is still alive for a podium appearance in the 126-pound bracket. He defeated Joe Sanchez, of Central Catholic, 9-5 in ...

Coaching shuffle at Souhegan, North

The Souhegan High School athletic department settled some family business before heading into the annual winter break. The school Friday announced the hiring of Robin Bowkett as its new football coach, replacing Mike Lochman, who resigned in December after four seasons on the job. Bowkett, a ...

Gilligan playing his best

Amherst’s Devin Gilligan is on top of the Northeast-10 men’s basketball world. Gilligan, the senior guard for the Southern New Hampshire University Penmen, was named the conference’s Player of the Year on Thursday. Gilligan had a breakout season, averaging 20.2 points a game, shooting ...

Wrestling Meet of Champs at Nashua South on Saturday

NASHUA – It’s the best against the best. The second phase of the state high school wrestling postseason takes place Saturday at Nashua High School South at 9 a.m. with the annual Meet of Champions. Top finishers from last week’s Division I, II and III championships compete for the right ...

Amherst’s Gilligan finishing strong for Southern New Hampshire

By TOM KING Staff Writer Amherst’s Devin Gilligan is on top of the Northeast-10 men’s basketball world. Gilligan, the senior guard for the Southern New Hampshire University Penmen, was named the conference’s Player of the Year on Thursday. Gilligan had a breakout ...