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This weekend’s UNH-Merrimack hockey games cancelled

The University of New Hampshire men's hockey team finally opened its season last Friday and Saturday after two weekends of cancellations. Well, add another weekend series that won't be played to the list. Hockey East announced on Thursday night that the Saturday-Sunday UNH games with ...

NE-10, SNHU officially pull plug on winter sports season

MANCHESTER – Southern New Hampshire University has officially pulled the plug on its winter sports season after its conference, the Northeast-10, did the same on Tuesday. Given the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic across the region, the Northeast-10 Conference Council of Presidents ...

UNH pulls away in third period for season’s first win, 6-2

DURHAM -- Junior forward Angus Crookshank (North Vancouver, British Columbia) scored two goals to lead the University of New Hampshire men's hockey team to a 6-2 victory over Maine on Saturday at the Whittemore Center. The Wildcats improve to 1-0-1 (1-0-1 HEA) and the Black Bears fall to 0-1-1 ...

New Rivier ice hockey coach ready to build program

NASHUA – His hero was Dominik Hasek. Why? Because for Eric Sorenson, growing up in the Rochester, New York, area, near Buffalo, anyone who followed hockey followed the team iconic goaltender Hasek was most associated with, the Buffalo Sabres. And he wanted to be a goalie. “I really ...

Winter high school sports practice will get underway on Monday

The basketballs will likely be bouncing, and the sound of skates on the ice could be heard all around the area on Monday. The 2021 local high school winter sports preseason, as of this past week, will be allowed to get underway, with strict safety protocols in place. And, in a month, the ...

Maine tops UNH in shootout after 1-1 season-opening tie

DURHAM - Sophomore Kalle Eriksson (Leksand, Sweden) scored his first collegiate goal for the Wildcats as the University of New Hampshire men's hockey team skated to a 1-1 tie with Maine on Friday at the Whittemore Center in the season opener for both teams. The Black Bears earned a second ...

UNH men’s hockey finally opening season vs. UMaine

DURHAM – The University of New Hampshire men's hockey team finally, after two weekend cancellations, will start the 92nd season in program history when it takes on Maine in a two-game series tonight and Saturday at the Whittemore Center at 7 p.m. (NESN+)as part of the Border Battle. The ...

Hogan’s Wildcats get tamed by UMass, 74-55

DURHAM - Freshman Adara Groman (Hopkinton, Mass.) led the Wildcats with a career-best 16 points as she went 4-of-5 from 3-point range but the University of New Hampshire women's basketball team fell to UMass on Thursday night, 74-55, at Lundholm Gymnasium. The Wildcats are now 1-4 overall, ...

Spinners’ loss of Sox affiliation part of changing landscape

The regional baseball landscape is changing for 2021 and perhaps beyond. Not only will Worcester, Mass. be the home of the Boston Red Sox Triple A affiliate beginning this summer, but Wednesday the news broke that the nearby Lowell Spinners will not be a Boston Red Sox affiliate for the 2021 ...

Merrimack kicker Lopez does well in national showcase

MERRIMACK – It was definitely worth the trip. Merrimack High School sophomore placekicker Reese Lopez had a good showing last weekend in the Kicking World National Showcase in Austin, Tex. “It was amazing,” said Lopez, who finished in the top 30 in field goals and the top 20 (16th ...

Rivier tabs Norwich’s Czarnota to coach women’s hockey

NASHUA – Rivier University can now go full steam ahead with its historic plans for hockey for next season. A couple of weeks ago the school hired Eric Sorenson to coach its first-ever men's program, and on Tuesday named Norwich assistant Chris Czarnota to guide its inaugural women's ...

This weekend’s UNH-NJIT men’s hoop games postponed

The University of New Hampshire men's basketball team will have this weekend off. The America East Conference has announced a pair of adjustments to its men's basketball conference schedule to allow teams to complete COVID-19 protocols. The New Hampshire at NJIT series scheduled for this ...

Lowell Spinners will not be a Red Sox affiliate in 2021

The nearby Lowell Spinners will not be a Boston Red Sox affiliate for the 2021 season, but the Sox haven't ruled out having the Spinners in the fold for 2022. The Red Sox announced their four affiliates under the new minor league baseball format on Wednesday – Salem, Va. (Class A), ...

Hudson’s Torres named America East Player of the Week

DURHAM – It's been a good couple of days for Hudson's Amanda Torres. The University of New Hampshire women's basketball standout not only led the Wildcats to their first win of the season on Sunday, but on Monday she was named the America East Women's Basketball Player of the Week. In the ...

First career win for Hogan as UNH tops NJIT, 59-53

DURHAM – University of New Hampshire women's basketball coach Kelsey Hogan of Nashua had silly string dangling from her hair late Sunday afternoon at Lundholm Gym. And why not? It was a time to get not just silly, but festive, as Hogan's Wildcats not only rallied for their first win of the ...

UNH women still seeking first win after falling to NJIT

DURHAM – The wait continues. Nashua's Kelsey Hogan knows it will come, but she and the University of New Hampshire women's basketball team she coaches are still seeking their first win of the young season. Junior forward Ivy Gogolin (Hopkinton, Mass.) led the Wildcats with 15 points and ...

A look back at the fall 2020 tournament season

The Trail had gone cold. Yes, with high school state tournaments cut short last winter due to the pandemic and the spring sports season eliminated entirely, the Tourney Trail went from an abrupt stop to disappearing altogether. But thanks to the resumption of high school athletics this ...

Patriots vs. Chargers

NEW ENGLAND (5-6) at LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (3-8) WHEN – Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE – Chargers by 1 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD – Patriots 5-6; Chargers 5-6 SERIES RECORD – Patriots lead 25-15-2 LAST MEETING – Patriots beat Chargers 41-28, Jan. 13, 2019, at New ...

Merrimack’s Lopez hopes to get his kicks this weekend

MERRIMACK – Reese Lopez was listed on the Merrimack High School football roster as a lineman, which the sophomore says he does to help out his team and stay on the field. But that's not how he really gets his football kicks. No, Lopez considers himself a placekicker, and to prove it he'll ...

Nashua’s Pleat, Zimmerman capture top NHGA awards

NASHUA – A pair of Nashua golfers took top New Hampshire Golf Association honors for the year. State Amateur champion James Pleat was named the Thomas J. Leonard Jr. Player of the Year, while Bryce Zimmerman was named the Kirk Hanefeld Junior Player of the Year. Zimmerman was the 2020 Four ...