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Reluctant farewell to Vagge Gym

It looks like an old airplane hanger from the outside. But inside, the Mario Vagge Gymnasium on the campus of Daniel Webster College is filled with history and memories. Saturday will be another emotional day for Daniel Webster College athletics - perhaps the saddest next to whatever the last ...

Brawl forces DWC forfeit

NASHUA – The Daniel Webster College men’s basketball program’s finale was ruined by mayhem on Saturday at the school’s Mario Vagge Gym. A brawl broke out between the Eagle and Southern Vermont players with 14:34 remaining, and two Eagle players, ...

Nashua manager not sold on HR derby

NASHUA - Fans, players and managers love home runs. But when it comes to having home runs solely deciding an extra-inning game, Nashua Silver Knights manager B.J. Neverett would rather find a better way. The Futures Collegiate League announced last month that it was instituting a new rule in ...

Father of DWC hockey bids farewell

Paul LaBarre walked through the doors of Conway Arena late Saturday not exactly knowing how he would feel. His wife, Beverly, said she couldn't come. A big sigh. "She said, 'I'll just cry the whole game,'" LaBarre explained. That's because the final men's hockey game in the ...

DWC women save best for last

NASHUA - They know there's only about a month left in not only their season, but their existence. Thus, the Daniel Webster College women's basketball team may be saving its best for last after a horrendous start to the 2016-17 season. The Eagles beat New England Collegiate Conference foe ...

Tied after 10? FCBL will try HR derby

NASHUA - Late-night, extra-inning marathons for the Nashua Silver Knight at Holman Stadium will be a thing of the past. That's because of a historic rule created by the Futures Collegiate League in which regular season games tied after 10 innings decided by a timed home run derby. The change ...

Good, bad and ugly of local sports

All around us are stories waiting to be told - good ones, bad ones and, unfortunately, others that are more on the ugly side of life. Over the last couple of weeks Greater Nashua has witnessed a few of the first two, and one prime example of the latter. As is customary when asked to choose, ...

Top 10 of 2016; remembering the best of year in local sports

Every year has its own special moments; some carry over, some don't. Some stand out right away; some you have to discover in the memory vault. Trying to isolate 10 top local sports moments for any January-to-December period is almost impossible, but we attempt it every year. Remember, these ...

Greatest gift: Being able to continue outdoor pursuits

Well, here we are on the eve of one of mankind's greatest holidays. Children are getting all snuggled in their beds with thoughts of computer games and hi-tech gadgetry whirling about in their heads. The past several weeks has seen the crowds of parent "elves" bustling eager ...

FCBL loses team, Silver Knights start June 1

NASHUA – It’s official: The Futures Collegiate League will be down to nine teams for the 2017 season. The Torrington Titans, for at least this summer, will go dark and as a result one team will be off each night during the seventh FCBL campaign as the schedule was released ...

Pros as role models? Those roles should be reversed

In case anyone needs a reminder that youth is not always wasted on the young, consider the following story out of the most rabid football state in the country. (That would be Texas. Any state that spends tens of millions of dollars on high school football stadiums merits the title.) As ...

True outdoorsman leaves behind meaningful legacy

In pondering this week's column I was at an impasse about a topic to concentrate on and put into words. While there is still some hunting to be enjoyed for the hardier among us, it is not true for those devotees of the hole in the ice gang. A tad too early for ice augers and tip-ups. ...

Vendituoli getting her due

Receiving awards and accolades was the norm throughout Erica Vendituoli's high school career. After two years of fighting for playing time at Bryant University, the Nashua North graduate and 2013 New Hampshire Volleyball Coaches Association Division I Player of the Year is finally starting to ...

DWC men’s basketball team sets high goal for final season

Just how good can the Daniel Webster College men’s basketball team be in its final season? “I think they’re good enough where they can compete to get into the NCAA tournament,” Eagles coach Donald Morris, Jr. said. “If they stay together, do ...

UNH moves on after loss to JMU

DURHAM - UNH football coach Sean McDonnell and two of his senior standouts - defensive end Cam Shorey and running back Dalton Crossan - took the long walk across the field at Bridgeforth Stadium late on Saturday afternoon. They walked under the stadium stands and rode the elevator to the ...

Clauss remains positive through injury

Bentley University sophomore cornerback Jesse Clauss faced one of the biggest challenges of his collegiate career this fall. It had nothing to do with attempting to cover the Northeast-10's top receivers. Clauss was only on the field for five games thanks to a pulled hamstring. Despite ...

James Madison eliminates UNH

HARRISONBURG, Va. - University of New Hampshire sophomore Trevor Knight returned from injury to start at quarterback for the Wildcats on Saturday, but the James Madison Univeristy defense made sure it wasn't a pleasant experience for the Nashua South graduate and Amherst native. Bryan Schor ...

UNH, JMU set to reunite in 2nd round

HARRISONBURG, Va. -The last time the University of New Hampshire football team faced a same-season rematch with a Colonial Athletic Association rival, things worked out quite well for coach Sean McDonnell's crew. Saturday, the Wildcats will see if they can duplicate some of their success from ...

UNH to start Knight if he is ‘100 percent’

The quarterback picture for the University of New Hampshire was made clearer on Wednesday by coach Sean McDonnell, but it's still not definite. "If Trevor (Knight) is 100 percent ready to go, he'll be the starting quarterback," McDonnell said. If Knight is not 100 percent ...