Local Sports

A celebration of Holman: 80 years of fascinating history

NASHUA – The grand ol’ ballpark is turning 80, but she really only looks half her age. This spring and summer, the city will be celebrating the 80th birthday of Holman Stadium, home to several youth and high school baseball teams, and from June to August, the Nashua Silver Knights of the ...

Good times return for Rivier men’s volleyball

NASHUA – In a rarity, Craig Kolek had no certain answer. The Rivier University men’s volleyball coach sat down two months ago after the preseason with a curious Raider athletic director Joanne Merrill, who wanted to know what he thought of his season chances. “I told her, ‘I can’t ...

Amherst’s Bedard hopes to make a splash at NCAA Meet

Alex Bedard was a top swimmer for Souhegan High School. But did he ever envision swimming on a national stage? Probably not. Bedard, a junior at Bates College of Lewiston, Me., is competing Wednesday at Indianapolis, Ind. in the NCAA Men’s Division III Swimming Championships. Bedard is one ...

Choate, other locals enjoying the Madness of March

When she was at Nashua High School North, Taylor Choate enjoyed being in pressure-packed games. But now a junior at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Me., the pressure is at a much different level – try a national championship level. There are a few locals taking part in March Madness this week, ...

Nashua PAL boxers take Golden Gloves championships

PAL Boxing The Nashua Police Athletic League Boxing program just concluded its finest performance ever in the recent New England Golden Gloves Tournament. Three athletes each won the Central New England Golden Gloves Championship while two went on to capture the overall New England Title. Jesse ...

Silver Knights GM has lofty future goal for franchise

NASHUA – It wasn’t just the taste of spring the last couple of days that has new Nashua Silver Knights general manager Rick Muntean feeling optimistic about the future. It’s the local market in general, one after five weeks on the job Muntean is enamored with. “There’s a lot of very ...

Stapelfeld has cornered the rookie market at Endicott

Endicott College women’s basketball coach Brittany Hutchinson was helping out at a clinic for high school juniors and seniors at Lawrence Academy in Groton, Mass.a few years ago when she noticed a younger player shooting off to the side. “With her shot, she had great precision,” ...

Guertin alum Pearson skating to Yale

Justin Pearson had one dream come true when he helped lead the Bishop Guertin High School boys hockey team to a Division I championship three years ago. In the last week, another one has come true as well, as Pearson, a 2016 BG grad, agreed to attend and play hockey for Yale ...

Walk-on at UMass Lowell, Hudson’s Livingston tries pros in Europe

[NBA player]Tyler Livingston’s jumpshot has taken him from small town hoop heroics, to a Division I college scholarship, and now, a career as a professional basketball player. It all started on the bruised pavement of his parents’ driveway, where he learned to shoot. “I’d play all ...

Knight, UNH dominate playoff-opening win

DURHAM (AP) – Amherst’s Trevor Knight threw for 299 yards and a touchdown, Evan Gray scored on a short run with 1:04 remaining, and New Hampshire beat Central Connecticut 14-0 on Saturday in the first round of the FCS playoffs. CCSU’s Tajik Bagley intercepted a pass in the end zone and ...

Cougars host scrappy Stevens in state semifinals today

LITCHFIELD – The best football team Campbell High School has seen this year comes to town Saturday in the NHIAA Division III state semifinals. In last week’s quarterfinals, Stevens High of Claremont did exactly what Campbell did three weeks ago. The No. 6 Cardinals stormed into third-seeded ...

Souhegan girls win cross country crown

This a golden era for New Hampshire girls cross country. The Granite State went 1-2-3 at the New England Cross Country Championships a year ago, and two of those three – champ Jacqueline Gaughan of Exeter and third-place finisher Caroline Fischer of Bishop Guertin – are back this year, ...

Wallace, Lindner leaving Silver Knights front office

NASHUA – The Nashua Silver Knights front office has been hit by the perfect storm. Purely by coincidence in terms of timing, general manager Ronnie Wallace and assistant GM Cheryl Lindner have both resigned within days of each other. Wallace received an offer to be a merchandiser with a local ...

North golfer finishes second

North’s Fab Frosh Zimmerman second in state GREENLAND – Nashua North’s Bryce Zimmerman made an amazing charge Saturday morning, nearly pulling out a championship. With a 77-74 – 151 at Portsmouth Country Club, Zimmerman finished one stroke off the pace at the NHIAA Division I Golf ...

Hollis Brookline rolls to shutout win

HOLLIS – With every win, Hollis Brookline High School can taste a better playoff seed. The Cavaliers just continue to whet their appetite. Saturday, Hollis Brookline took out another opponent that it should have – 1-5 Manchester West – in business-like fashion, 50-0, moving to 5-1 taking ...

Merrimack native set for another season in NHL with Bruins

Tim Schaller knows the drill. He hears the skates behind him and that’s why he was so determined to report to Boston Bruins training camp late this past week in great shape. Not even the one-way, one-year contract the Merrimack native signed with the Bruins in the off-season gives the third ...

Nashua South’s Downing plays on after grandfather’s heart attack

NASHUA – Derek Downing was standing on the field and saw all the commotion in the stands last Friday night at Pinkerton Academy in Derry, and like many, was wondering what the heck was going on. “It was right after the National Anthem, and I heard our trainer, Jerry (Holland) say ‘We need ...

Battle of the Bridge starts on Saturday

NASHUA – The annual fall Nashua High School North-South Battle of the Bridge begins Saturday and goes through Sept. 28. It starts Saturday with boys and girls varsity and junior varsity cross country meets and finishes up on Thursday, Sept. 28 with varsity golf. Also, the two schools will ...

High School Highlights

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 ...