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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 ...

Raiders enter a new women’s volleyball era

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

Rivier athletic program moves forward as city’s only option

NASHUA – The words stood out in a simple press release last week that announced the hiring of Hayden Barbosa as the new men’s soccer coach at Rivier University. “Barbosa brings his enthusiasm and experience to Nashua’s only four year university,” it said in the second paragraph. And ...

Since when does loyalty trump winning in sports?

Loyalty is the most overused, least relevant word in sports. Note the absence of the word “professional” in that declaration. In any competition, on any level, loyalty does not trump winning. It never has. It is silly to suggest otherwise. Let’s say a kid on the preschool tiddlywinks team ...

Rivier chooses Hayden Barbosa to lead soccer program

NASHUA – Rivier University men’s soccer has struggled over the years, and now the Raiders are turning to a former rival once again to help solve that problem. But a local one at that. Rivier has chosen former Daniel Webster College assistant and Nashua High School standout Hayden Barbosa as ...

Rivier men’s soccer turns to Nashua’s Barbosa

NASHUA – Rivier Univeristy men’s soccer has struggled over the years, and now the Raiders are turning to a former rival once again to help solve that problem. But a local one at that. Rivier late Tuesday named former Daniel Webster College assistant and Nashua High School standout Hayden ...

Nashua’s Kevin McGowan makes big-league debut

Nashua’s Kevin McGowan made his Tuesday morning return trip to the Big Apple count. The 25-year-old right-handed reliever made his Major League Baseball debut for the New York Mets Tuesday night against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citi Field in New York. McGowan entered the game in relief of ...

Trevor Knight settled in as UNH quarterback

DURHAM – Quarterback Trevor Knight is entrenched. For the first time, these are Knight’s UNH Wildcats. And the 6-foot, 206-pound Nashua South High School product from Amherst spent the last nine months exhausting every ounce of energy to ensure things stay that way. Tuesday afternoon, the ...

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 ...

Sedlar starts fast in NHWGA Championship

Day One was won by none other than defending champion Chelsea Sedlar. Really, did anyone expect anything different at the New Hampshire Women’s Golf Association’s Amateur Championship at Grantham’s Eastman Golf Links? Merrimack’s Sedlar, a Bishop Guertin alum playing out of Nashua ...

Silver Knights playoff push in final week

NASHUA – No days off. Monday was the last off day of the season for the Nashua Silver Knights to rest. Now the final push to make the playoffs can officially begin, and they hope next Monday won’t be a day off, too, the first day of the FCBL postseason. That would be the first of about 10 ...

Silver Knights hold off Bravehearts, move above .500

The Nashua Silver Knights moved one step closer to a playoff spot on Sunday with a 10-7 victory over the Bravehearts at Worcester. Ryan Sullivan homered, Harry Roberson and Thomas Joyce each drove in three runs, and a four-run eighth inning proved vital as the Silver Knights held on for ...

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 ...