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New FCBL Commish will take a wait-and-see approach

By TOM KING Staff Writer Joe Paolucci realized the last few years that as the Cranberry League commissioner, he wasn't able to beat the Futures Collegiate Baseball League. So he decided to leave that young adult league, its franchises located primarily south of Boston, and join the FCBL ...

Londonderry Invitational Track: South’s Zhang leaps to double win

Warm weather equals opportunity, and local athletes took advantage Saturday at the Londonderry Invitational track meet. Nashua South came home with a combined five wins. Julia Zhang was a double winner taking down the long jump at 16-5.75 and the triple jump at 35-9.25. Vanessa Norton, Nadia ...

Hall’s late goal powers Souhegan lax win

Boys Lacrosse Souhegan 9, Timberlane 8 Tyler Hall (three goals) scored the game winning goal with under 30 seconds to play, to give the Sabers (8-5) their fourth straight victory. Nick Jordan led the offense with four goal and two assists. Curtis Redd and Will Boyle scored one goal each, ...

Roundup: Hudson’s homer powers Alvirne to comeback win

Compiled by Marc Breton Baseball Alvirne 9, Manchester Central 5 Grady Hudson blasted a three run home run, to give the Broncos (6-10) a 7-5 advantage and the eventual win. Alvirne's come back win started with a two out rally in the sixth scoring five runs. Jake Hobart had two hits and a ...

Ice finally melts on Manchester Monarchs

A chapter in New Hampshire's professional sports history has closed as the Manchester Monarchs of the ECHL announced Wednesday they are ceasing operations. The Monarchs arrived with great fanfare as an American Hockey League franchise, owned by the NHL's Los Angeles Kings/Anschutz ...

Manchester Monarchs shut down their operations

A chapter in New Hampshire’s professional sports history has closed as the Manchester Monarchs of the ECHL announced Wednesday they are ceasing operations. The Monarchs arrived with great fanfare as an American Hockey League franchise, owned by the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings/Anschutz ...

Lacrosse: Bunton lifts South girls over Londonderry

Girls Lacrosse Nashua South 9, Londonderry 7 Rileigh Bunton came up huge in the Panthers’ net with seven saves, and the defense of Izzy Bolduc, Emma Pucillo, Bailey Morin and Livvy Kingston combined for 13 Ground balls and nine forced turnovers to key the victory. Emily Colburn was strong ...

Goulet wants another level after breakout season

This weekend Josh Goulet will have his business diploma in hand from Plymouth State College. Time to enter the real world, right? Not so fast. Goulet,after a breakout senior season for the Wildcats, is hoping that maybe, just maybe, he can continue his career at the professional level. While ...

Cook hopes to return favor after another Knights rescue

NASHUA – The Nashua Silver Knights have had a habit of rescuing Cam Cook. Scooped up from a tough situation playing in a summer collegiate league in New York, he returned that favor a couple of years ago by becoming the Futures College League record holder for hits in a single season in 2017 ...

Banghart leaves Princeton for North Carolina job

Courtney Banghart is now a Tar Heel instead of a Tiger. The acclaimed Souhegan High School and Dartmouth College alum was hired on Tuesday to be the new women's head basketball coach at the University of North Carolina after 12 years guiding the program at Princeton University. Banghart, 40, ...

Raiders see great season end in GNAC semis

The best men's lacrosse season in the history of Rivier University came to an end on Tuesday as the Raiders fell 17-10 to Lasell in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference semifinals in Newton, Mass. The Raiders (12-4) fell behind 4-0 and that set the tone. They were led by Rob Fullerton's ...

Fisher Cats seeking consistency as May dawns

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats continue to hover around .500 a few weeks into the season. But is that really a problem? Depends on how you look at it. Taking Chances It is still April, so there’s still plenty of season left, but with the new split-season playoff format, the games will ...

Rivier gets first men’s lacrosse playoff win ever

NASHUA – Finally. The Rivier University men's lacrosse team won its first postseason game ever – in its first home playoff game ever – routing Anna Maria, 15-5, in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference quarterfinals on Saturday night at Raider Field. Riv led 6-1 after the first ...

Rivier men’s lacrosse posts first-ever playoff win

NASHUA – Finally. The Rivier University men’s lacrosse team has had something to celebrate in the last day. It won its first postseason game ever – in its first home playoff game ever – routing Anna Maria, 15-5, in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference quarterfinals on Saturday ...

Raider lacrosse seniors finally get their playoff wish

NASHUA – Rivier University athletic director Joanne Merrill's theme has always been “You win with seniors.” The Raiders' men's lacrosse team is proving her point. Head coach Jay Delanoy's team has the most seniors it's ever had – 10 – and for the first time ever the 11-3 Raiders will ...

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 ...