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Nashua’s LaPolice a head coach in the CFL once again

It's been quite a few weeks for Nashua's Paul LaPolice. The former Canadian Football League Coach of the Year, who just won a Grey Cup as the offensive coordinator of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, is a head coach in the CFL again. LaPolice was named earlier this week as the new coach of the ...

Motivala leads Rivier women’s hoop youth movement

NASHUA – Growing pains. It has started out the non-conference portion of their schedule, but there's plenty of reason to believe the Rivier University women's basketball team will be better in February than it is in November. “We have a lot of learning to do,” Raiders coach Paul ...

Blazing Blake: Receiver catches on quick for Cavaliers

HOLLIS – So how long does it take a seasoned, sizzling high school quarterback to trust a fresh, new, raw wide receiver? About 24 minutes ... 24 pointless, inept, painful minutes. Hollis Brookline’s Sander Wimmer simply paid little or no attention to junior receiver Blake Bergerson the ...

Improved Raiders set to have a much different season

NASHUA – There's a different feel around the Rivier University men's basketball team these days. Yes, as the Raider athletic program says good-bye to the fall season and hello to winter, it began by seeing an electric offensive player of their own, Issaiah Chappell, a six-foot senior from ...

Friday Football Feast: Playoff fever grips region

So it is playoff time in the Granite State, where every game from here on out is the “Game of the Week,” and prognosticators holding tenuous win percentages (57-12, .826) panic at the prospect of all these tough selections to make. The time to roll it up, or in my case most often, fall ...

Milford girls eliminated in overtime by Hanover

EXETER – After 80 scoreless minutes, it just took 32 seconds to end Milford’s dreams at a chance of winning a girls’ soccer title. Milford fell 1-0 in overtime to the Marauders of Hanover on Thursday night in the NHIAA Division II Semifinals. Neither team managed many significant ...

Guertin’s Fischer strolls in cross country Meet of Champions

NASHUA – About the only quiz Caroline Fischer has failed this fall was when the reporter asked her post-race on Saturday how many state or all-state championships she had won in four years at Bishop Guertin High School. She’s excused on that one. This is cross country, not calculus, and ...

South girls nearly stunned, rally to win in five

NASHUA – The look on Nashua South volleyball coach Wayne Siejkowski’s face told so much about his squad’s Division I quarterfinal-round tournament match with tough-as-nails Bedford on Saturday night. It was a look of relief, near-emotional exhaustion, and a desperate need for a handful of ...

South boys soccer eliminated on penalty kicks

WINDHAM – In a game like this one, it was only fitting that a goalkeeper scored the winning goal. The Nashua South boys’ soccer team saw its season end on Saturday in the NHIAA Division I boys soccer quarterfinals, falling to Windham 5-4 in a penalty shootout. Windham junior Landon ...

Wimmer hits 2,000 yards passing; Cavaliers bury Saint Thomas

The Hollis Brookline football team put the finishing touches on a dominant regular season, drilling Saint Thomas, 56-14. Sander Wimmer capped off his third straight monster season, hitting 16 of 20 passes for 275 yards and three touchdowns. Wimmer, who also ran for a TD, now has 2,152 yards ...

Silver Knights 2020 Holman opener set for May 28

NASHUA – The Nashua Silver Knights Holman Stadium opener is set in stone for the 2020 season, earlier than it ever has. The Futures Collegiate League team will entertain its home fans on Thursday, May 28 at Holman vs. the North Shore Navigators. The Knights will open the season on the road ...

Silver Knights’ 2020 schedule released

NASHUA – The Nashua Silver Knights’ Holman Stadium opener is set in stone for the 2020 season, earlier than it has ever been. The Futures Collegiate League team will entertain its home fans on Thursday, May 28 at Holman vs. the North Shore Navigators. The Knights will open the season on ...

Mills scores 5 TDs; Campbell rallies to win

LITCHFIELD – When things got rough in the second half on Saturday, Campbell High did what it does best, feed Keegan Mills. The reliable senior helped his team survive a giant scare, rushing for 259 yards and five touchdowns on 27 carries as Campbell defeated defending Division III state ...

Guertin’s Fischer rolls to Division I state cross country title

MANCHESTER - A slew of local high school cross-country runners stood tall at the state cross-country championships in Manchester’s Derryfield Park on Saturday. But nobody hit higher heights than the Souhegan High girl harriers and Bishop Guertin senior star Caroline Fischer. In the Division ...

Trudel, Souhegan girls dominate Division II cross country

The Souhegan Sabers returned to the very top of the Division II cross-country mountain after a year away by winning the state title by six points over the defending champions from Coe-Brown. The Sabers won state crowns in 2016 and 2017 but were then topped by the Northwood-based Coe-Brown bunch ...

Longo’s Friday Football Feast: Upset brewing at Stellos?

There is a time in every football season where urgency flips to desperation. That time is now. Who wants to win? And who needs to win? If you can differentiate and separate, you will find the victor as things get tight in these parts on the gridiron as teams play for their playoff lives ...

Hollis Brookline closes in on playoffs, raps Souhegan

HOLLIS – The Hollis Brookline football squad faced an absolutely massive test against the Souhegan Sabers on its home field on Saturday. And it was a test which the Cavaliers passed with flashing neon colors. Cavs’ coach Chris Lones had warned his players after their 50-0 blowout of ...

Merrimack sends message with win over Clipper Cats

MERRIMACK – Handed a cookie a week ago when Dover High shocked Portsmouth-Oyster River, the Merrimack High football team salivated with the notion of the Division I playoffs now a distinct possibility. The Tomahawks showed just how eager they were to prove they belong, blitzing the ...

Alvirne football posts fifth straight win

HUDSON – Friday night’s Division II game between the Alvirne and John Stark of Weare high school football teams was a tale of two teams going in vastly different directions. And after the Broncos’ 34-7 victory – the fifth straight for Alvirne (6-1) – the dichotomy continued ...