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Neverett’s Las Vegas journey one he never envisioned

It's become almost a daily ritual for Nashua's Matt Neverett, former Nashua Silver Knights/WSMN radio broadcaster. He leaves his Las Vegas apartment, located about four or five blocks from the famed Vegas Strip, and takes a drive up and down the Strip. Normally, it might take him a half hour ...

Nashua’s Fontanez itching for next bout

Mike Fontanez hasn’t swung in anger at anyone in weeks, and he is not happy. “I’m still working hard, still putting in the work. You can’t change it or control it,” said Nashua’s Fontanez, the reigning New England Golden Gloves 165-pound champion. “You just have to adjust and ...

Sudden closure: How Rivier dealt with spring season shutdown

NASHUA – It's a steep climb up the hill to the brand new Linda Robinson Pavilion on the campus of Rivier Univeristy, but two weeks ago on Friday the 13th, the walk seemed like a struggle up Mount Everest for some Raider baseball players. A.J. Mele, along with some of his Rivier teammates, ...

Petrocelli recalls the first time spring training was halted

It's happened before, but for an entirely different reason. When Major League Baseball basically shut down all of spring training due to COVID-19, it brought back memories for some to the first time the camps abruptly closed. One of those was former Boston Red Sox standout infielder and ...

Local college athletes are at a loss

The email came on Friday morning and by that afternoon, the Robinsons of Milford were on the road, headed for Birmingham, Ala. Their daughter, University of Alabama Birmingham freshman track standout Lauren had gotten the eviction notice that collegians from coast to coast have ...

Longo: Huge opportunity for horse racing right now

What are the folks who direct horse racing thinking of right now? Racing, an afterthought of a sport save for three Triple Crown Saturdays in the spring and Breeders Cup weekend in the fall, is the last man standing. Sports from coast to coast are on coronavirus hold indefinitely. Casinos ...

Merrimack’s Gasper waiting and hoping for a baseball season

The plan was in place. Merrimack's Mickey Gasper was going through one of his first workouts at the New York Yankees minor league complex in Tampa, Fla.last Friday when all of a sudden he fell into Plan C. Otherwise known as Yankees and MLB's COVID-19 plan. Which is no baseball. “We were ...

Nashua’s Gaudette earns invite from NFL

If you know Lauren Gaudette and how fiercely loyal this coach is to her players, you would never believe her leaving them, even for just a day or two. But this was the National Football League calling. Yes, THE NFL. And it was an opportunity, Gaudette, the Nashua South boys freshmen ...

Canucks deal Merrimack’s Schaller to L.A. Kings

Merrimack's Tim Schaller is now a Los Angeles King Word began filtering out late Monday that Schaller, the former Boston Bruin, was dealt by the Vancouver Canucks along with a prospect and a draft pick to Los Angeles in return for Kings scoring forward Tyler Toffoli. The Kings will also get ...

Greater Nashua YMCA brings cricket indoors

NASHUA – Much like baseball, cricket is a game enjoyed in the summer-time months, mainly in the British Commonwealth and here in Nashua as well. However, now Gate City cricket enthusiasts have found a way to get their wickets and sixes before the weather gets warmer. This winter, a ...

Guertin’s Rioux a maestro on the mat

PLAISTOW – A warning to insidious hecklers everywhere: Don’t ever mess with the Bishop Guertin High School band. You never know who you might bump into and rub the wrong way. Take junior Zach Rioux, for example. “Nobody usually tries to pick on me,” says Rioux, who plays with ...

Dewar, Ostrom, Gora win Capital Classic titles

Wrestling Capital City Classic Four local teams made their way up to Concord to compete in the 25 team Capital City Classic. Merrimack had the most success picking up two wins with Anson Dewar (152) and Griffin Ostrom (220). Gabriel Victal received fourth at 170 and Sid Dhanaraj placed ...

Nashua North boys take out Bishop Guertin

NASHUA – Sometimes the scoreboard doesn’t tell the whole story and the standings don’t either. Sometimes, one just has to throw expectations or reactions out the window and enjoy a good basketball game. Nashua North entered a high-energy intra-city rivalry game and took charge on ...

High School Highlights: Hulfachor, South drill Londonderry

Boys Basketball Nashua South 54, Londonderry 43 The Panthers take care of business at home and improve to 5-4. Andres Hulfachor led the offense with 11 points, Jeremiah Mitchell scored nine and Jaden Murphy collected eight. South hosts Dover on Tuesday. Milford 66, Kearsarge 53 Jake ...

Local basketball world in shock over Bryant’s death

NASHUA – Rivier University men's basketball coach Lance Bisson and assistant coach Troy Bowen were having a debate Saturday night about NBA legends LeBron James and Kobe Bryant. James had just passed Bryant's total of 33,643 career points to rank third all-time in the NBA in scoring. “He ...

ROUNDUP: South wrestlers edge Merrimack: BG sweeps quad

Wrestling Nashua South edges Merrimack The Panthers hosted Pinkerton Academy, Merrimack and Winnisquam for a quad on Saturday. South knocked off Merrimack, 42-37, in the matchup of the day. Pinkerton swept three wins. For South, Kyle O’Connor, Ryan Salemi, Kyle Salemi, Colby Spencer, ...

Chick-fil-A Girls tourney: Merrimack, Nashua South to play for title Saturday

NASHUA – It’s down to Merrimack and Nashua South as possible champions of this year’s Chick-fil-A Holiday Girls’ Basketball Tournament. South punched their ticket with a 44-38 victory over Alvirne in the day’s first semifinal matchup. The Panthers allowed just four points in ...