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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 ...

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 ...