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North coach relishes Reyes’ NFL debut

NASHUA – Students, don’t be too loud in Jason Robie’s classes on Tuesday. That’s because it might take Robie a little bit to get going. The Nashua North head football coach was going to do his best to stay up as late as possible on Monday night to ...

Rivard rolls to City Golf crown

A month after regaining his amateur status, Hudson golfer Chris Rivard has another trophy for his case. Rivard captured the Nashua City Golf Tournament on Sunday, and did it in style, shooting a 3-under 68 at Nashua Country Club. Coupled with his even par 72 on Saturday at Green Meadow, his ...

Rivard holds lead after Day 1 at City Golf Tournament

HUDSON – Chris Rivard, of Hudson, who regained his amateur status in August after six years as a professional, has a first round lead in the Nashua City Golf Tournament. Rivard shot at an even par 72 on Saturday in blustery conditions at Green Meadow’s Jungle Course, with ...

Working car wash after high school paid off for Merrimack reader

Dear Babe: Fresh out of high school, I worked at a car wash just a few miles from the old Boston Garden. Most of the Bruins would get their cars washed and detailed there. I got to know several of the players. Dallas Smith gave me one of his Victoriaville sticks signed by 19 members of the ...

Remember where you started

When my class finished the “90 Day Commit to Get Fit” program at Hampshire Hills, there was some concern amongst us on how participants would be able to stay disciplined without anyone checking up on them. I considered myself lucky because I had you and this column to keep ...

Paddling, pedaling, playing pedestrian in Quebec

Just before or just after Labor Day is prime road trip time for us – the weather’s a little cooler, kids are heading back to school, so many of the spots we like to explore are quieter, but “summer” activities (like kayaking and biking) are still in full ...

Merrimack’s DiStasio walks onto Big 12 roster at TCU

It didn’t take long for Chase DiStasio to realize he couldn’t just be a regular college student. The Merrimack High School graduate, who played multiple sports for the Tomahawks, wasn’t even halfway through his freshman year at Texas Christian University when it ...

’Cats on big stage in Minn.

DURHAM – For Dontra Peters, one of the perks of being moved from running back to cornerback this season was the ability to initiate contact. However, one of the drawbacks of the role reversal is the potential for a one-on-one confrontation with someone like MarQueis Gray, the ...

Strong field for City Golf Tourney

When Ryan Brogan was a student at Bishop Guertin High School a decade ago, the Nashua City Golf Tournament was still a big deal. When Brogan took over leadership of the event last summer he was determined to return it to prominence. He’s well on the way. It doesn’t hurt ...

Nashua’s Beyer made his mark in lengthy coaching career

It was a mild June evening in 1994, one on which history would be made. It wasn’t the history this scribe had expected. Pulling up to the building now known as Nashua High School South, there were a lot of cars in the parking lot. Hey, Board of Education meetings can be that way ...

Schedule gym time into daily routine

Summer comes to an unofficial end this weekend, and while there are plenty people out there who will bemoan that fact, I couldn’t be more grateful. In a normal year, I typically can’t wait for summer to end because fall is my favorite time. Football, cooler – but ...

Local Digest: Track and Field

Granite State Flash represent NH at USATF Junior Olympics Nationals Overlapping with the Olympics in London, the USATF Junior Olympics Track & Field National Championships were held July 23-29 in Baltimore. The Granite State Flash had 13 athletes compete in 16 events over the week, ...

Local Digest: Nashua Senior Softball

Art’s Painting 3, M&N Sports 2 M&N’s Chick Hamel pitched his team into the 7th inning with a 2-1 lead when he was bested by the painter’s offensive comeback. Art’s octogenarian standout, Harold Weisman, combined 2 safeties with an outstretched ...

Nashua’s Pleat keeps state Senior golf crown

NORTH SUTTON – The two top New Hampshire amateur golfers of their generation squared off in a one-hole playoff Wednesday for the NHGA Senior Championship, and Nashua’s Phil Pleat defeated Concord’s Bob Mielcarz to win his second straight title. Pleat, who won in ...

Boston College to tackle young Miami QB

Miami quarterback Stephen Morris resides in the same uncertain place that Boston College signal-caller Chase Rettig inhabited at this time last year. Both dynamic young quarterbacks are looking for a successful new beginning when the Eagles host the Hurricanes in the 2012 season opener ...

UMass Lowell holding Fall Prospect Camp

Registration for the sixth-annual UMass Lowell Baseball Fall Prospect Camp is now open, as announced by head coach Ken Harring on Wednesday. The annual event will take place on Oct. 14 at LeLacheur Park, home of the River Hawks and the Lowell Spinners. The camp is designed for high school ...

Silver Knights still on the rise

NASHUA – Nashua Silver Knights vice president/general manager Tim Bawmann was asked on a scale of one to 10 how he’d rate the franchise’s second year. “About an eight,” he said. “Of course, on the field the baseball (a second straight ...

Decision for post-workout snack is important

We all have our routines, even when we go to the gym. Whether it’s a workout or I’m on the stair machine or I’m out running, I always finish up my exercise by stretching. In the past, it was because I always worried about pulling something. These days, though, ...

Local Digest Golf

golf Nashua Cities tourney sign-ups underway Registration for the 2012 Nashua Cities Championship – scheduled for Sept. 8 at The Jungle and Sept. 9 at Nashua Country Club – is now underway. Entries will close on Aug. 31, or after the first 60 applications are ...

Local Digest Senior Softball

SOFTBALL NASHUA SENIOR SOFTBALL Art’s Painting 7, M&N Sports 4 Right fielder Rich Stockdale’s tumbling circus catch of slugger Rod Robuccio’s bases loaded line drive snuffed out a last inning M&N rally to seal the deal for Art’s. Stockdale ...