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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 ...

Knights GM chosen as FCBL Executive of the Year

NASHUA - Nashua Silver Knights general manager Ronnie Wallace faced all sorts of different challenges in his third season on the job. And he came through with flying colors - so much so, in fact, that he was named the Futures Collegiate League Executive of the Year on Wednesday. This was the ...

Rivier men’s soccer team progressing

It's been a long process, but the Rivier University men's soccer team is making strides. The Raiders (3-4-1), made up of a good mix of young players and upper classmen, have held their own in most games, and in his fifth season, head coach Bill Lawler along with assistant Greg Phillips are ...

Sad city college rivalry will end

The words over the microphone of Daniel Webster College assistant athletic director Ken Belbin had a sad ring of truth to them on Sunday. "Good afternoon, welcome to Eagle Field," Belbin told the fans who were on hand for the DWC-Rivier men's soccer game. "Today, ...

Nothing like a nature walk with four-legged friends

A gentle wind carries golden leaves down around you as you wend your way down a leaf-strewn path into another upland day somewhere beyond here. How many autumns have you visited this spot and reveled in the quiet of it's softly changing beauty? How many favored dogs have led the way to the ...

Merrimack’s Tim Schaller aims for big hit with Boston Bruins

This is the week Merrimack’s Tim Schaller has waited the last three months for.Heck, perhaps his entire hockey lifetime.Schaller begins his first Boston Bruins training camp on Thursday in Brighton, Mass. He’s spent the last three years in the Buffalo Sabres organization, ...

DWC’s athletic future remains cloudy

NASHUA – There is still a lot of unknown with regard to the rest of the athletic year involving Daniel Webster College as department officials reportedly are continuing to work on the plan for the remainder of its final academic year of operation.But some things are evident in the ...

Ruonala prevails for Cities crown

Sunday was over three decades in the making for Jody Ruonala. Ruonala shot a 1-under-par 70 at Nashua Country Club to claim his first Nashua Cities tournament title after competing in the event for 30-plus years. He shot a 75 in the first round at Green Meadow Golf Club's Jungle Course and ...

Hunting – the best time of year – is once again upon us

Early morning or late afternoon, the hollow length of the day's shadows have grown as daylight shrinks and summer's season begins to ebb into another autumn. Geese rally and pass overhead in preparation of their journey southward and suddenly there are new flocks of ducks gathering in small ...

Men’s College Soccer: Keene State blanks Daniel Webster, 4-0.

NASHUA – Before they broke up their post-game meeting, Daniel Webster College men’s soccer coach Matt Correia had one more message for his team. “Hey, I lost to Keene State 6-1 and 5-0,” said Correia, a former UMass-Dartmouth player. Hopefully the ...

Cities tourney tees off Saturday

Ryan Brogan is a big fan of the Nashua Cities golf tournament. Not only is he the tournament director, but he's also a former champion. He's really looking forward to the 57th annual tournament, with the first round teeing off Saturday, Sept. 10 at Green Meadow's Jungle Course in Hudson, and ...

Jok’s Auto Sales, M&N Sports in title game

Hanson's Automotive 10, Calvary Saints 6 Hanson's, fighting for its playoff life having dropped a game early on to Calvary, wanted some revenge and got it. Starting strong with seven runs in the first two innings, Hanson's carried a 7-4 lead into the fourth. Calvary rallied, getting doubles ...

Rivier aiming high

NASHUA - It wasn't long after his Rivier University women's volleyball team was upset at the Muldoon Center by Johnson & Wales in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference finals that Raiders coach Craig Kolek pondered the future. And it looked pretty good, despite the upcoming graduation ...

UNH’s starting QB still undecided

DURHAM - Both proved they can play at the college level. Now it comes down to who deserves to start at quarterback for the University of New Hampshire football team. Senior Adam Riese and sophomore Trevor Knight began making their case to replace Sean Goldrich last season. The competition ...

Pine Street Eatery, IMEC eliminated from playoffs

Deerfield Leathers 6, Pine Street Eatery 2 Deerfield scored five times in the home half of the second inning, and it paid off in the long run. From that point on, Pine Street pitcher Ted Theos didn't allow another run. Unfortunately for Theos, Deerfield's Steve Stitt pitched a bit better, ...

Sports Digest

Local golf Nashua Cities Sept. 10-11 The 57th annual Nashua Cities golf tournament will take place Sept. 10-11, with Green Meadow's Jungle Course in Hudson hosting the first round and Nashua Country Club the second. Defending champion Josh Kibbe will lead the field of 60 players into action, ...