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Raiders set to move on to NCAA volleyball tourney

NASHUA – This morning some of the Rivier University men's volleyball players may be tempted to cut class. That's because the NCAA Division III Tournament Selection Show will be live on line at 10 a.m. The Raiders have a good reason to watch it after their 3-0 Great Northeast Athletic ...

Fisher Cats Journal: Logue shines in strong effort

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats finished their 2018 campaign with an Eastern League title, but what will 2019 bring? Here’s some highlights from their opening week and a half. Almost Perfect … Complete games are become rarer things in professional baseball, particularly in the minors ...

Neverett doing just fine in the land of Dodger Blue

Tim Neverett was sitting in the L.A. Dodgers television booth in Glendale, Az., calling a Dodger spring training game with his color analyst, former Dodger standout pitcher Orel Hershiser. Suddenly, someone walked in the booth, while he and Hersheiser were on the air, and put a brownie down in ...

Rivier wins ninth GNAC men’s volleyball title

NASHUA – Champions again. The Rivier University men's volleyball team captured it's ninth Great Northeast Athletic Conference championship Saturday night at the Muldoon Fitness Center, sweeping Wentworth Institute of Technology for the second straight season, 3-0, and will now be gearing up ...

Boston Marathon: Hollis’ Roy runs again for Dana-Farber

HOLLIS – As much as cancer, like most people, has affected her life, Carryl Roy had no idea of the magnitude of her quest until a water stop in last year’s Boston Marathon. “I stop at the station and the volunteer saw my singlet had “Dana-Farber on it,” said Roy, a 41-year-old ...

Nashua South runners off to sharp start

By HECTOR LONGO Staff Writer PELHAM – After finishing so fast in 2018, taking second in the Division I State Meet, the Nashua South girls picked up right where they left. The Panthers placed second among 15 teams, behind Bedford at the Pelham Invitational meet. UMass Lowell-bound ...

Saber Invitational: North girls, Merrimack boys speed home with titles

By MARC BRETON Staff Writer Familiar stars shined bright and fresh, new ones rose as Souhegan High School hosted the Saber Invitational Track Meet on Saturday. For an area track contingent just getting into the season, with the first major event of the year, many excellent performances ...

Roundup: Abladian, Cameron lead Guertin laxmen in opener

Boys Lacrosse Bishop Guertin 17, Bedford 8 The Division I runner-up from a year ago shook off a massive hit by graduation and knocked off a solid Bedford squad on its own turf. Ben Abladian led the winners in the opener with five goals and an assist. Sean Cameron flashed his skills with ...

Merrimack’s Mickey Gasper set for season as Yankees prospect

Baseball every day. A kid’s dream, for certain. But a second-year professional ballplayer’s challenge. It’s one that faces Merrimack’s Mickey Gasper as he prepares this week to begin his first full season in the New York Yankees system with the team he was promoted to at the end of ...

Raiders looking like an NCAA tourney team

NASHUA – March madness may turn into April gladness if you're talking about the Rivier University men's volleyball team. The Raiders certainly are looking like a team that could be NCAA tourney bound in a few weeks. The Raiders have gone 8-1 this month, are 17-7 overall and, more ...

Silver Knights revamp front office — again

NASHUA – The John Creedon, Jr. ownership era of the Nashua Silver Knights has begun to take full hold as the team has named a former Nashua Pride pitcher, Dave Pahucki, as its new general manager and former Silver Knight third baseman Cam Cook as team/stadium operations manager. Creedon, ...

Neverett being patient in building Silver Knights roster

NASHUA – Good things come to those who wait. That's the philosophy Nashua Silver Knights vice president of player personnel/field manager B.J. Neverett took this off-season, and he's hoping it pays off. “I've taken my time this year,” he said in procuring a roster for the upcoming 2019 ...

Rivier baseball looks to get a boost from locals

NASHUA – The Rivier University baseball coaching staff are using an old newspaper philosophy as they move ahead this season and beyond: Local leads. Thus the Raiders are trying to get more New Hampshire players into their program. This year's team has 10 freshmen, four from New Hampshire of ...

From no-chance to champs: Remembering the ’69 NHS basketball team

The same raucous contingent that had jammed the memorable Chestnut Street gym on many Tuesday and Friday nights now filled bleachers at UNH’s Lundholm gym in force, joined this time by reinforcements determined to push their beloved Purple and White over the finish line ahead of a sudden ...

Local high school alums ready to enter ring for hope

Mike O'Malley was out in his neighborhood jogging on New Year's Day, a sight that his neighbors weren't quite used to. One said to his wife, “Looks like Mike has a New Year's resolution.” To which she replied, “Not just any resolution – thinks he's a boxer.” Well, guess what – ...

Rivier’s Kacavas had a Raider career to remember

NASHUA --- When it comes to Kaylee Kacavas, Rivier University women's basketball coach Paul Williams doesn't mince words. “She's the best player who has ever played at Rivier,” Williams said. “Or at least she's in the conversation.” Williams is careful not to insult Hudson's (and ...

One man’s sports question-and-answer session

With the close of the 2019 winter high school season on Saturday (BTW, I like Salem in a Division I boys hoop upset over top-seeded, undefeated Exeter!), there is time to ponder some all-too-comical questions in sports. Well, sort of sports. It is a down time, leaving minds to wander. So ...

Q&A with Nashua boxer Jesse Batanda

Can you just imagine if he ever makes it, this Batanda from Uganda, who got into the fight game because of Evander? The promotion opportunities could be limitless. Of course, that is light years away, but for now, Nashua’s Jesse Batanda is off to a flying start. The 23-year-old, a native ...

New Silver Knights owner was seeking a second team

NASHUA – John Creedon, Jr. doesn't exactly who said what when and first. But he knows that the idea of him buying the Nashua Silver Knights from Drew Weber was something he and Weber had gone back and forth about for a few weeks, until they finally reached an agreement last week. And owning ...

Silver Knights to be sold

NASHUA – A Nashua Silver Knights off-season of upheaval has been hit with the ultimate new development, as owner Drew Weber said he is in the process of selling the Futures Collegiate League franchise to Worcester Bravehearts owner John Creedon Jr. The team, both Weber and Creedon said, will ...