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BASKETBALL Nashua Catholic hoop teams each place 1st The Nashua Catholic boys and girls basketball teams both won first place in the recent New Hampshire Catholic Schools Basketball Tournament. The boys team, led by coach Paul Williams, defeated Presentation of Mary Academy, 54-49 in the finals ...

Coaching shuffle at Souhegan, North

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The Souhegan High School athletic department settled some family business before heading into the annual winter break. The school Friday announced the hiring of Robin Bowkett as its new football coach, replacing Mike Lochman, who resigned in December after four seasons on the job. Bowkett, a ...

Year to forget for local hockey

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Here we go again. The Nashua High School North-Souhegan and South-Pelham boys hockey teams meet on Saturday at 4:30 at Conway Arena, and once again it’s the finale to a not-so-grand local regular season for both teams. But this year, they’re not alone. It’s been a downright lousy year ...

Gilligan playing his best

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Amherst’s Devin Gilligan is on top of the Northeast-10 men’s basketball world. Gilligan, the senior guard for the Southern New Hampshire University Penmen, was named the conference’s Player of the Year on Thursday. Gilligan had a breakout season, averaging 20.2 points a game, shooting ...

Wrestling Meet of Champs at Nashua South on Saturday

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NASHUA – It’s the best against the best. The second phase of the state high school wrestling postseason takes place Saturday at Nashua High School South at 9 a.m. with the annual Meet of Champions. Top finishers from last week’s Division I, II and III championships compete for the right ...

Reluctant farewell to Vagge Gym

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It looks like an old airplane hanger from the outside. But inside, the Mario Vagge Gymnasium on the campus of Daniel Webster College is filled with history and memories. Saturday will be another emotional day for Daniel Webster College athletics - perhaps the saddest next to whatever the last ...

Brawl forces DWC forfeit

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NASHUA – The Daniel Webster College men’s basketball program’s finale was ruined by mayhem on Saturday at the school’s Mario Vagge Gym. A brawl broke out between the Eagle and Southern Vermont players with 14:34 remaining, and two Eagle players, ...

Nashua manager not sold on HR derby

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NASHUA - Fans, players and managers love home runs. But when it comes to having home runs solely deciding an extra-inning game, Nashua Silver Knights manager B.J. Neverett would rather find a better way. The Futures Collegiate League announced last month that it was instituting a new rule in ...

Father of DWC hockey bids farewell

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Paul LaBarre walked through the doors of Conway Arena late Saturday not exactly knowing how he would feel. His wife, Beverly, said she couldn't come. A big sigh. "She said, 'I'll just cry the whole game,'" LaBarre explained. That's because the final men's hockey game in the ...

Nashua Hoop Shoot champs on to regionals

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Two Greater Nashua Elks Hoop Shoot Champions and state Southwest District champions, 12-year-old Ariana Soloa and 11-year-old Ryan Haskell, won their respective divisions in the New Hampshire State Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw Championship in Epsom. The Nashua Elks' other three Southwest ...

Showdown in CYO boys Mites basketball

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CYO BASKETBALL St. Christopher 39, St. Patrick 35 In a battle between two undefeated teams in the CYO Boys Mites division, St. Pat's outscored St. Chris 10-3 in the fourth quarter, but St. Chris' Trevor Labrecque (team-high 20 points) sealed the victory with two free throws in the final ...

Guertin girls clinch top seed in D-I

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Girls Basketball Bishop Guertin 72, Pinkerton 30 In a game that determined the No. 1 seed in the Division I tournament, the Cardinals (16-1) flexed their muscles against the short-handed Astros (16-2), who were without injured standout guard Amanda Lemire. Meghan Cramb and Erin Carney were the ...

DWC women save best for last

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NASHUA - They know there's only about a month left in not only their season, but their existence. Thus, the Daniel Webster College women's basketball team may be saving its best for last after a horrendous start to the 2016-17 season. The Eagles beat New England Collegiate Conference foe ...

Elm Street girls win Nashua Middle School Tournament

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The Elm Street Middle School girls basketball team topped Fairgrounds, 45-40, to win the second annual Nashua Middle School Basketball Tournament. Katie Loranger had 16 points to lead the winners while Aryanna Murray (11) and Maya Rioux (eight) also contributed. Fairgrounds top scorers ...

Tied after 10? FCBL will try HR derby

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NASHUA - Late-night, extra-inning marathons for the Nashua Silver Knight at Holman Stadium will be a thing of the past. That's because of a historic rule created by the Futures Collegiate League in which regular season games tied after 10 innings decided by a timed home run derby. The change ...

Merrimack wrestlers excel in Mass. tourney

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WRESTLING MYA team has four titles, four seconds The Merrimack Youth Wrestling Program did well in both the Natick Youth Ed Deeley Tournament and the Big Red Tournament. At Natick, kindergartners Andrew Schuster and Grayson Chestnut battled their way to fourth and third place, ...

Good, bad and ugly of local sports

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All around us are stories waiting to be told - good ones, bad ones and, unfortunately, others that are more on the ugly side of life. Over the last couple of weeks Greater Nashua has witnessed a few of the first two, and one prime example of the latter. As is customary when asked to choose, ...