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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 ...

DWC men’s hockey opens final season at 1-8

Eric McCambly doesn’t mince words when it comes to the performance of the Daniel Webster College men’s hockey team he coaches. “It’s been a difficult first half,” McCambly said as the Eagles will be back on the Conway Arena ice on Friday night ...

UNH hopes for another successful ‘do-over’ vs. JMU

DURHAM - The upperclassmen and coaches with the University of New Hampshire football team had a message - a stern reminder, really - for the rest of the group. Remember last year. Remember it well, they stressed over and over as soon as it was announced that the Wildcats were to play Lehigh ...

Several locals sign letters of intent

The second half of pre-holiday November has been, as usual, a busy time for local student-athletes signing letters of intent to continue their careers on the field and in the classroom at various colleges beginning next fall. Here's a look at the reported recent events: Bishop Guertin held a ...

Forgotten farms are now covered by leaves, branches

The woods behind my home are stark and bare now. October's vivid colors a past memory of a mere few weeks ago. Most of yesterday's leaves now qualify as litter, anticipating tomorrow's compost and next springs mulch. Summer's lush thickness, once so adept at hiding woodland secrets, has left ...

New subdued style suits Migneault just fine

The figure sitting at the end of the Rivier University men's basketball bench looked out of place. It wasn't just because Jim Migneault was on the Raider bench in the Muldoon Center instead of at the Cardinal bench at the Bishop Guertin Colligidome. It was because he was sitting down. For the ...

UNH disposes of Lehigh, 64-21; Wildcats amass 637 yards of total offense

DURHAM - There was nothing unlucky about the University of New Hampshire's 13th consecutive postseason trip. The Wildcats piled up 637 yards of total offense and pounded Lehigh University 64-21 on Saturday in the first round of the FCS playoffs at Wildcat Stadium. UNH (8-4) moves on to play ...

UNH faces tough challenge vs. Lehigh’s offense

DURHAM - The University of New Hampshire defense will be under attack from all angles on Saturday afternoon in Wildcat Stadium. No. 21 New Hampshire and No. 15 Lehigh University, the Patriot League champion, square off at 2 p.m. in an NCAA Division I FCS first-round tournament game with ...

An odd holiday at Stellos

Stellos Stadium is a ghost town on Thanksgiving Day for the first time in the facility's existence. It's projected to be quiet place. A couple of years ago, it was bustling overnight and into Thanksgiving morning with coaches, students, volunteers and city workers trying to clean up from the ...

Thankful reflections on outdoor experiences

Thanksgiving. The quiet time is here. A time we set aside to reflect and take stock while counting all the myriad things that make up our own special and unique world. A time for understanding how fortunate we are to be able to look at our own personal lives and count the thank you's for a ...

2017 Silver Knights roster will be full of fresh young faces

There will be a lot of invited guests to Holman Stadium for the Nashua Silver Knights championship ring ceremony in early June. That's because the way the 2017 roster is shaping up, due to players moving on or loss of eligibility, there will be only a handful of returnees from the 2016 ...

Good news: No sale

It's status quo as far as the ownership of the Nashua Silver Knights is concerned. Holman Stadium was the site of the annual Futures Collegiate Baseball League Meetings on Nov. 10, and Commissioner Chris Hall said that he expects Drew Weber to still be the owner when the 2017 season ...

Milford’s Hembrow helps turn Husson volleyball program around in first year

One season down and Hannah Hembrow has already made a name for herself at Husson University in Bangor, Maine. The freshman from Milford earned plenty of playing time and league honors on the Eagles way to a North Atlantic Conference final four appearance. The 5-foot-8 setter/right side hitter ...

Amherst College eliminates DWC

It's over, but it was certainly fun while it lasted. One of the most successful programs in the history of Daniel Webster College athletics has come to a close, as the Eagles men's soccer team fell 3-0 to defending national champion and host Amherst College on Sunday in the second round of ...

DWC tops Regis for NECC three-peat in final season

NASHUA - Daniel Webster College men's soccer assistant coach Brad Hosey was a prophet on Sunday. He told Eagle junior midfielder Aaron Esparza that he would have a big assist in the team's New England Collegiate Conference Championship game versus Regis College, and he was right on the ...

Daniel Webster men’s soccer keeps on going

NASHUA - It wasn't going to end on Friday, no way, no how. The Daniel Webster College men's soccer team was not about to allow its program to come to a close at Eagle Field in the New England Collegiate Conference semifinals. Thus, the top-seeded, two-time defending champion Eagles (12-5-3, ...

Emotional ride for DWC tourney teams

By TOM KING Staff Writer NASHUA – It’s tournament time for the local colleges, too.And it could be an emotional time for two teams at Daniel Webster College while, for Rivier University, it is all business.The Daniel Webster men’s soccer team and women’s ...

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CONCORD – Two figures who have been synonomous with different levels of local hockey were inducted last weekend into the New Hampshire Hockey Hall of Fame. Nashua’s Jeff Giuliano, currently the Manchester Monarchs assistant coach who played with the team, as well as its NHL ...