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March 2021 offers some real hope

Welcome, March. It’s always the light of spring at the end of a long winter tunnel. Of course, a year ago, it’s when it felt like the world ended, the night of March 11 when the NBA and NCAA paused or cancelled their seasons or post seasons, hockey soon after, and MLB closed camps a ...

Time Travel for Feb. 27-March 5

FEB. 27, 1971: “After jumping out to a 20-2 lead over Winnacunnet in the first four minutes of play, Nashua High sailed to an easy 87-59 win over the Warriors last night at the Panther gym. “Despite being hampered by fouls early in the second half, Dave Clark pumped in 27 points to lead ...

College sports should be on the way

One more week to go before all the Madness of March, sports fans. And it will be a wild month we’ll take a look at next week. But for now, much on these late February tids and bits: • There should be no reason for colleges in New Hampshire not to have spring sports. In the summer, ...

Time Travel

FEB. 20, 1956: “Two Nashuans, Johnny Joyce, middleweight, and Burleigh Briggs Jr., heavyweight, were crowned New Hampshire Golden Gloves champions and they will appear in the New England finals at Lowell, Mass. “Briggs won the state title without having to don a glove, having drawn ...

Now we all discover there’s more to life than just football

So how'd that first Sunday without NFL football go? We're here to tell you it can be excruciating, but at least yesterday was perhaps the only day this week we won't have something frozen coming out the sky. OK, maybe Wednesday will be good. It likely will be a night doubling up on the high ...

Colleagues remember Dan Murray

Tommy Ameen, former Manchester West High School boys basketball coach and well-known hoop aficionado, historian and official scorer, knows quality when he sees it. So, when he bumped into Milford High School boys basketball coach Dan Murray at a couple games, he struck up a conversation, and ...