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Kohler wins NH Stroke Play title

HUDSON – New London’s D.J. Lantz has a welt just above his waist, a painful reminder of just how close he came to winning the New Hampshire Stroke Play Tournament, which concluded Thursday at Green Meadow Golf Course. James Pleat has the painful memory of two short putts, ...

Kohler conquers Green Meadow in Stroke Play tourney

HUDSON – The Ryan Kohler legend continues to grow. The 28-year-old Spofford golfer, who didn’t take up the sport until four years ago and has never had a lesson, gave one Wednesday, shooting a 6-under 66 in the second round of the Stroke Play Championship at Green Meadow ...

Silver Knights nail down playoff spot

NASHUA – There wasn’t much drama in the Nashua Silver Knights clinching a Futures Collegiate League playoff spot on Wednesday night. No, not with a 34-11 record following their 4-2 win over the Wachusett Dirt Dawgs before an announced Holman Stadium crowd of 868. The fun, ...

Kohler grabs early Stroke Play lead

HUDSON– Ryan Kohler of Spofford didn’t take golf seriously until four years ago, when he was 24. Nashua’s James Pleat was practically born with a golf club in his hand. The duo played in the same threesome in Tuesday’s opening round of the New Hampshire ...

Concord wins two for American Legion state title

NASHUA – The baseball team with the most pitching wins double elimination tournaments more often than not. Concord Post 21 showed why on Tuesday. Needing to beat Goffstown Post 16 twice to take the American Legion state senior title, Post 21 wore out its opponent’s ...

American Jr. Legion: Nashua finishes 2nd in state tournament

The Nashua Junior Legion Post 3 baseball team finished second in the Junior Legion State Tournament held this week in Manchester. The team was made up of 17 players from the three high schools in Nashua – Brendan Barrett, Jacob Burbank, Jacob Butler, Chris Cruz, Tim Donovan, Alex ...

Big East tries to stay strong in year of transition

Skip Holtz had a stat to share with reporters at Tuesday’s Big East football media day. In 2011, according to the South Florida coach, the Big East conference ranked second in the nation in margin of victory in conference games, behind only the SEC. If this is true or not, I ...

Nashua South ready to host Cal Ripken 11 Regionals

11 Year Old Cal Ripken Regional All Star Tournament Nashua South Cal Ripken is hosting the 2012 11-year-old Cal Ripken New England Regional Tournament from Aug. 4-9 at Dube Field on Harris Road. Nashua will be represented by two teams, Nashua South (as the hosts) and Nashua North, the state ...

Goffstown one win away from Legion state title after beating Londonderry

NASHUA - The Goffstown Post 16 baseball team met early Monday to discuss that night's game against Londonderry Post 27. During that conversation, the coaches and players tried to figure out who was going to pitch. "I only really have four pitchers," Goffstown coach Nick ...

Concord beats Goffstown to force final game at Legion tourney

Autrey Gates pitched 6 1/3 solid innings of relief and Concord Post 21 broke open a tie game with four runs in the sixth inning to beat Goffstown Post 16 7-4 and force a winner-take-all game in the American Legion senior tournament at Holman Stadium. Gates allowed two runs - one earned - on ...

Babe Ruth U14 Regionals: Nashua All Stars suffer first loss

The Nashua U14 baseball team makes its first trip to the loser’s bracket with a 10-3 loss to Pomperaug, Conn., in the Babe Ruth Regional Tournament in Winooski, Vt. Ricky Constant got the start for Nashua and struggled, allowing four runs in just 1 1? 3 innings before being ...

Portsmouth’s Corey no-hits Salem

NASHUA - Kyle DiCesare threw a no-hitter to lead Portsmouth Post 6 to a 3-1 victory Sunday over Salem Post 63 in the American Legion senior tournament at Holman Stadium. It was the second time Salem was no-hit in the tournament, as Manchester Post 79’s Carmen Giampetruzzi did the ...

Concord offense wakes up, eliminates Portsmouth from Legion tourney

NASHUA - Bryan Caruso knew his Concord Post 21 baseball team could hit better than it had through its first three games of the American Legion senior tournament. Faced with elimination, Post 21 did just what its coach expected on Monday, pounding out 10 hits and taking advantage of 12 walks to ...

Coffee might add years to one’s life

I wrote this week’s entry with something tall, dark and – to some – handsome sitting next to me. In fact, I do that pretty much every week. It’s not a stretch to say that this column is powered by coffee. To some, I probably drink a lot of coffee; to ...

NCC opens new short-game area

In a well-attended ceremony last week, the Nashua Country Club cut the ribbon on their new three-acre short game practice facility. Club President Dick Singleton presided over the event that included the ceremonial hitting of the first ball by sixteen past club champions who represented sixty ...

Sabean happy for NH return as Merrimack’s AD

Timing is everything in athletics and for new Merrimack High School athletic director Eric Sabean, the opening of the position this summer couldn’t have come at a better time. Sabean, who grew up in Candia and attended Manchester West High School and Keene State College, was hoping ...

Goffstown rallies to beat Post 79 in Legion tourney

Goffstown Post 16 scored three runs in the top of the eighth and added the game-winning run in the ninth to take a 5-4 win over Manchester Post 79 on Sunday in the American Legion senior tournament at Holman Stadium. Jake Glauser, Ryan Beal and Ryan Smith each drove in a run for Goffstown, ...

Portsmouth’s DiCesare no-hits Salem in Legion tourney

Kyle DiCesare threw a no-hitter to lead Portsmouth Post 6 to a 3-1 victory Sunday over Salem Post 63 in the American Legion senior tournament at Holman Stadium. It was the second time Salem was no-hit in the tournament, as Manchester Post 79's Carmen Giampetruzzi did the same Friday night, and ...