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CHAMPS! UNH wins third straight AE men’s soccer title

DURHAM, N.H. – Junior Chris Pinkham of Concord and senior Victor Menudier (Limoges, France) netted two goals as the No. 1 seed and No. 10 University of New Hampshire men's soccer team defeated No. 2 seed Vermont, 2-0, in the America East Championship on Saturday afternoon at Wildcat Stadium. ...

Rivier Roundup: Tough day for baseball, women’s lacrosse

The Rivier University baseball team was hoping to get its first win of the season on Saturday with two chances at St. Joseph's of Maine on Saturday. But the Raiders, despite outhitting the Monks in the nightcap, 6-5, bowed 4-0 and were swept. It's been a pretty one-sided series historically ...

Cook: Silver Knights ready for 2021 season

NASHUA – A year ago, they were the only game in town. Now, the Nashua Silver Knights are hoping to pick up where they left off – as a fun baseball destination, but hopefully with more normalcy. Remember, the Futures League was the only collegiate baseball league in New England, and one ...

Eagles will return to action on April 24

NASHUA – They’re back, and even better, they’ll feel right at home. Yes, the semi-pro Eagles of the International Soccer Club of Nashua are returning to action after a year’s absence, beginning with their United Premier Soccer League opener next Saturday, April 24, vs. Seacoast United ...

High School Schedule

MONDAY, APRIL 19 BASEBALL Nashua South at Alvirne, 4 p.m. Nashua North at Manchester Memorial, 4 p.m. (Gill Stadium) Londonderry at Merrimack, 4 p.m. (Mastricola Upper Field) Wilton-Lyndeborough at Hinsdale, 4 p.m. Pinkerton at Bishop Guertin, 5 p.m. (Holman ...

IndyCar opens season with rookie class chasing Dixon

Jimmie Johnson, Scott McLaughlin and Romain Grosjean, oh my! That’s quite the rookie class for IndyCar, which opens the season Sunday at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama stacked with storylines throughout the grid. Johnson brings seven NASCAR championships to Chip Ganassi Racing for a ...

UNH reaches America East men’s soccer finals with 2-0 win

DURHAM – Senior Victor Menudier (Limoges, France) scored two goals as the top-seeded and No. 10 University of New Hampshire men's soccer team shut out Hartford 2-0 in the America East Semifinals on Thursday afternoon at Wildcat Stadium. Menudier netted his first goal in the 43rd minute of ...

Silver Knights rival North Shore bolts FCBL for NECBL

NASHUA – The Futures Collegiate Baseball League may be gaining a franchise or two, but it's losing one of its long standing members. For the third straight year, an FCBL franchise is bolting to the New England Collegiate Baseball League. The North Shore Navigators of Lynn, Mass. are ...

Raiders endure a tough day vs. Norwich at Holman

NASHUA -- It's been a tough start to the season for the Rivier University baseball team. The Raiders dropped two doubleheaders over the weekend, both to Norwich, the second one coming Sunday at an empty Holman Stadium by 7-0 and 10-1 scores. In the four games over the weekend, the Raiders wee ...

Rivier softball improves to 5-1; baseball, women’s lax fall

Don't look now, but the Rivier University softball team is having a super spring. The Raiders are off to a 5-1 start, and their 9-4, 8-3 road sweep at Anna Maria on Saturday highlighted a busy day for Rivier teams. Baseball opened up its season by dropping a doubleheader to Norwich, 15-1 and ...

UNH women’s soccer team withdraws from AE tourney

DURHAM, N.H. – The UNH women’s soccer team has withdrawn from the Spring 2021 America East Women’s Soccer Championship in accordance with COVID-19 protocols within the program. The Wildcats (5-2, 2-2 America East) had qualified for the four-team tournament as the second-place finisher ...

Spring sports returns for high schools

Milford High School baseball coach Todd Robichaud recounted an extremely unpleasant experience he had a year ago. “I’m beyond happy to be back after a year away,” Robichaud said in an email. “To tell nine seniors last year that we were not going to have a season was probably one of ...

2021 season preview: A lot has changed in local high school softball

A lot has changed in high school softball since we last saw it two years ago. There are several new coaches in the area, with first-year mentors at Alvirne, Hollis Brookline, Souhegan, Milford and Wilton-Lyndeborough. This will be the first season in several years without longtime staples Jim ...

High School Sports Schedule

MONDAY, APRIL 12 BASEBALL Bishop Guertin at Londonderry, 4 p.m. Alvirne at Pinkerton, 4 p.m. Campbell at Souhegan, 4 p.m. Merrimack at Nashua North, 4:30 p.m. (Holman) SOFTBALL Nashua North at Merrimack, 4 p.m. Londonderry at Bishop Guertin, 4 p.m. Campbell at Souhegan, 4 ...

UNH clinches AE regular season men’s soccer title

BURLINGTON, Vt. – Graduate student Paul Mayer (Strasbourg, France) posted one goal and one assist for three points as the No. 11 University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team defeated Vermont, 2-1, on Friday at Virtue Field to win the America East Regular Season Championship. The ...

Prep baseball teams full of new faces this season

The names have changed in a big way. That’s because a year ago, they weren’t around on any baseball fields you could find. However, this is 2021, and high school baseball is back. But you may need a scorecard to tell the players. Remember, this year’s seniors, the last time they ...

Golf Notebook: Eithier Player of the Week; City Golf set

Here are a couple of noteworthy golf items of local interest: First, it looks like Bentley University senior Tommy Ethier of Nashua has picked up this spring where he left off last year. The Falcons co-captain and Bishop Guertin alum has been named the Northeast-10 Conference Men’s Golf ...

Eagles flying back into Nashua as UPSL returns for spring

NASHUA – They're back, and even better, they'll feel right at home. Yes, semi-pro the Eagles of the International Soccer Club of Nashua are returning to action after a year's absence, beginning with their United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) opener on Saturday, April 24 vs. Seacoast United ...

Wildcat football program has no choice but to look ahead

Sean McDonnell gathered his players in a midfield socially distant formation at Wildcat Stadium last Friday to tell them the game last Saturday that they had been practicing hard for, at the University of Rhode Island, would not be played due to COVID protocols. Then he saw the reaction – ...

Pair of former Nashua lax standouts help St. Joe’s top Rivier

NASHUA -- A pair of locals helped beat a local team on Wednesday night. Nashua South alum Shane Puelo scored a key fourth quarter go-ahead goal and assisted on the game-winner in overtime as St. Joseph's of Maine edged the Rivier University men's lacrosse team, 16-15 Wednesday night at Merrill ...