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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 ...

Crossroads? McGowan sees wide-open track

There are people questioning how much longer Nashua's Kevin McGowan has to reach the majors before he's considered too old by prospect standards. The former Nashua High School North and Franklin Pierce University standout turned 25 on Oct. 18, so according to most projections, his reaching ...

Ford’s punts backing up Bentley foes

Trying to convince football fans that a punter can win a game is a hard sell. Punters everywhere should be hiring Amherst native Tyler Ford as their national pitch man. The Bentley University marketing major (minor in computer information systems) owns all of Bentley's punting records, ...

Local College Journal: Bisson gives Rivier hoop team early wake-up call

NASHUA – The basketballs began bouncing early Saturday over at Rivier University’s Muldoon Center. Try 7 a.m. early “I got ’em going after it early in the morning,” Raiders men’s basketball coach Lance Bisson said. Saturday, you see, ...

Dear NFL begging for tax dollars to fund stadiums: Gong!

The Raiders in Las Vegas is a natural fit. Sorry, Oakland residents, but the ghost of Al Davis is going to get his wish. Davis, who was envisioning such a move decades ago, died in 2011. Five years later his Raiders-in-Vegas scenario is all but guaranteed. Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and ...

UNH falls short

DURHAM - Sophomore Neil O'Connor caught a career-high 10 passes for a career-high 192 yards as No. 25 University of New Hampshire mounted a fierce fourth-quarter comeback that ultimately came up short in a 42-39 loss to No. 6 James Madison in front of 8,316 at Wildcat Stadium on Saturday ...

Silver Knights cashing in on third crown

What's the dollar, excitement and good will value of winning a wooden bat summer league championship? The Nashua Silver Knights, after recently winning their third title in the six years of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League, are hoping it's pretty high. "I think we saw huge ...

Records falling at KSC

Sami Smith may play coy almost as well as she scores goals for the Keene State College field hockey team. The forward, who was a four-year starter at Merrimack High School before graduating to college in 2013, has had a senior campaign full of milestones for the Owls. Not that she'd ever let ...