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Tournament season full of memorable moments

The twists, turns, highs, lows and eventful emotion of the high school tourney trail in any season are always many. But this winter, given the change in the wrestling format, the regionalization of all the tournaments (like the fall), resulted in some great performances and some memorable ...

Playmakers wanted: Tide replacing big stars

Nick Saban and Alabama opened spring practice with an immediate goal. Along with winning another national championship, that is. For now, they need to find replacements for three of college football’s top offensive weapons. The good news for the Crimson Tide is that, as usual, there are ...

Roger Penske bullish on large crowd for Indianapolis 500

A fully vaccinated Roger Penske is hard at work at Indianapolis Motor Speedway preparing for a full season of racing that will include spectators at his showcase event. There will be fans at this year’s Indianapolis 500, Penske said, but how many remains a moving target based on COVID-19 ...

They’re back! Rivier spring teams begin play on Saturday

NASHUA – Athletic competiton finally returns to Rivier University on Saturday, after a year's absence. The Raiders will have four teams in action, two at home, two away. The Rivier men's lacrosse team will play at Joanne Merrill Field at 1 p.m. vs. St. Joseph's of Connecticut, and the Raider ...

College Notebook: A North-South combo at St. Joseph’s

It's been a great North-South connection up in Maine. Two former Nashua high school lacrosse players are enjoying the start to the college men's season after a year away from competition. Nashua North alum Brendan Martin was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference's Men's Lacrosse ...

The long, hard wait continues for UNH football team

DURHAM – The waiting is the hardest part. Actually, there are a bunch of difficult parts. There’s not being able to hang out in the locker room before and after practice or games. Not getting to be with your buddies in the cafeteria. Having to communicate through Zoom meetings. There’s ...

It’s full speed ahead for Nashua youth sprinter Perry

NASHUA – He was announced “In Lane Four, Kobe Perry, U.S. No. 9.” Reggie Perry was shocked, when at the AAU Track and Field Nationals earlier this month at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, his 13-year-old son Kobe of Nashua was introduced prior to the first heat in the 60 meter as ...

UNH Notebook: Gymnasts qualify for NCAAs, Mayer honored

DURHAM -- University of New Hampshire gymnasts Kylie Gorgenyim Robyn Kelley, Hailey Lui and Alyssa Worthington each qualified for the 2021 NCAA Gymnastics Morgantown Regional, hosted April 1-3 by West Virginia University, the NCAA announced. The four Wildcats will compete as individual event ...

Banghart’s Tar Heels can’t overcome Lewis, Alabama

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Former Souhegan and Dartmouth College basketball standout Courtney Banghart's first NCAA tournament game as the head coach of the North Carolina Tar Heels didn't go the way she wanted. But that's because Alabama had Jordan Lewis and the Tar Heels didn't. Jordan Lewis had ...

It’s all about connections for Rivier’s first hockey recruit

Recruiting is all about connections, and that's what new Rivier University men's hockey coach Eric Sorenson enjoyed in recently landing his first of 17 new recruits. United States Premier Hockey League player Jon Tavella has committed to Rivier University for the 2021-22 season. He's currently ...

UNH women’s soccer gets OT win; field hockey tops UC Davis

DURHAM, N.H. -- Freshman Keegan Mayer (Summit, N.J.) scored her first collegiate goal in double overtime to lift the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team to Sunday afternoon’s 2-1 victory against the University of Vermont at Wildcat Stadium. Junior goalkeeper Cat Sheppard ...

UNH football’s pause continues as Villanova game off

The University of New Hampshire football team's pandemic pause continues. CAA Football has announced that the March 27 game between New Hampshire and Villanova in Villanova, Pa. has been postponed due to "COVID-19 related protocols within the New Hampshire program." It's the second straight ...

Minutemen end UMass-Lowell’s Hockey East title bid

AMHERST, Mass. – The No. 7 seeded UMass Lowell hockey team (10-9-1) fell, 1-0, at No. 3 Massachusetts (16-5-4) in the Hockey East Championship game on Saturday evening. “I’m proud of the guys inside that locker room,” said Head Coach Norm Bazin. “I thought they battled throughout the ...

Cardinals reflect on state title win

NASHUA – Bishop Guertin High School boys basketball coach John Fisher remembers every word, every detail. The Cardinals had just lost a tough overtime game to city rival Nashua North in the regular season finale. It was a wake-up call, in a way, but it left a very grouchy, determined ...

Cohesive approach and hard work leads to BG hockey crown

If you’re wondering about the origins of this winter’s Bishop Guertin girls hockey Division I state championship, you need to go back a little over a year ago, to just before the pandemic began. There was a team dinner a mere couple of hours after the Cardinals had taken state title ...

What some advanced stats may tell us about the NCAA field

Two years ago, before the start of the last NCAA Tournament, we presented a system that could help narrow down the bracket, using advanced stats from recent seasons. It worked – barely. Virginia, one of six teams that passed all of our statistical tests, did in fact win the national ...

UNH Roundup: Men’s soccer wins; Metzler swims well

STONY BROOK, N.Y. – With the game tied at 1-1, graduate student Paul Mayer scored the game-winning goal in the 47th minute as the No. 17 University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team defeated Stony Brook, 2-1, on Friday afternoon at LaValle Stadium in America East action. Senior Victor ...