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Tough start to a unique season for UNH football team

DURHAM, N.H. – This one got away. Playing under historically unique circumstances in a cold and blustery Wildcat Stadium, the University of New Hampshire football team had a couple of chances late to sneak away with a victory, but was not able to pull off the comeback and fell to Colonial ...

River Hawks stun UMBC in America East hoop semis

For the first time in conference history, the No. 4 and No. 6 seeds will play for the America East men’s basketball title as No. 6 UMass Lowell and No. 4 Hartford spurred upset wins on Saturday in the America East semifinals. Both teams are seeking their first-ever conference title. The ...

Gasper looking ahead to 2021 season

The temperatures a couple of weeks ago in the Houston, Texas, area were below freezing. Snow or ice was starting to build up, just a bit. Former Merrimack High School and Nashua Silver Knight standout Mickey Gasper would look at his roommate and good friend, fellow Yankees farmhand and former ...

Nashua’s Lee off to a great start in goal at Becker College

LEICESTER, Mass. – Becker College Hawks sophomore women’s hockey goaltender Amber Lee of Nashua is reaping the rewards of her fine play in this early but abbreviated season. Lee made 25 saves last Friday night at New England College on her team’s way to a 1-0 win. Lee’s shutout, her ...

Daytona 500 winner takes hot streak to Las Vegas

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Michael McDowell was rolling along at Homestead-Miami Speedway when he saw another driver signal for a car to pass. When McDowell came upon the same driver, he wasn’t given the same courtesy. “I literally saw a driver wave another driver by, and then race me ...

Despite no combine, NFL releases its list of who merited invites

The last NFL event not impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic was the 2020 combine in Indianapolis. A year later, with the 2021 combine canceled, the league has released a list of players who would have merited invitations. From such high-profile quarterbacks as Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence, the ...

Wildcats fall to UAlbany, 24-20, in chilly spring opener

DURHAM, N.H. – Sophomore quarterback Max Brosmer and junior wide receiver Sean Coyne teamed up for a pair of passing touchdowns and the defense fueled a late comeback bid, but it was not enough and the University of New Hampshire football team fell to the University of Albany, 24-20, Friday ...

Heart problems may be rare in pro athletes after COVID-19

Heart inflammation is uncommon in pro athletes who’ve had mostly mild COVID-19 and most don’t need to be sidelined, a study conducted by major professional sports leagues suggests. The results are not definitive, outside experts say, and more independent research is needed. But the study ...

Football returns tonight at UNH with opener vs. UAlbany

DURHAM -- There won't be fans in the stands But there will be football. And that's good news at the University of New Hampshire as the Wildcats will open up a special six-game season, delayed from the fall due to the pandemic, vs. the University of Albany tonight at 7 p.m. at Wildcats ...

UNH football, McDonnell return Friday night in Durham

DURHAM – The first Friday in March is a day away, so are you ready for some football? In this strange COVID world, they are at the University of New Hampshire, which opens up an abbreviated six-game season Friday night at Wildcats Stadium vs. the University of Albany at 7 p.m. After ...

Nashua’s Lee off to a great start in goal at Becker College

LEICESTER, Mass. – Becker College Hawks sophomore women's hockey goaltender Amber Lee of Nashua is reaping the rewards of her fine play in this early but abbreviated season. Lee made 25 saves last Friday night at New England College on her team’s way to a 1-0 win. Lee’s shutout, her ...

UNH will host NCAA Skiing Championships March 10-13

DURHAM, N.H.— The University of New Hampshire athletic department announced Monday that it will host the 2021 NCAA Skiing Championships on March 10-13 at Jackson Ski Touring Center and Mittersill at Cannon Mountain. This will be the sixth time UNH has hosted NCAAs, and the first time since ...

UMass-Lowell holds off UNH in America East quarterfinals

DURHAM, NH – Junior Nick Guadarrama (Newington, Conn.) paced three University of New Hampshire men’s basketball players in double digits with 16 points, and the third-seeded Wildcats narrowed a 21-point deficit to three before dropping Sunday afternoon’s 72-64 matchup to No. 6 seed UMass ...

UNH Roundup: Women’s hoop, hockey seasons end

ALBANY, N.Y. -- The University of New Hampshire's first season under head coach and Nashua North/UNH alum Kelsey Hogan has come to an end. The 'Cats fell 49-43 in the America East quarterfinals on Sunday, ending their season at 5-16 overall. Adara Gorman led UNH with 13 points while Hudson's ...

UMass-Lowell rally sets up hoop quarterfinal with UNH

DURHAM, N.H. – Down by as many as 16, the No. 6 seeded UMass Lowell men’s basketball team (9-11) turned in an impressive, second-half performance on both sides of the ball to defeat No. 7 Stony Brook (9-14), 64-62, in the first round of the 2021 America East Playoffs on Saturday in ...

Local teams navigating way into playoffs

It’s different, new, and deemed a necessity in an open tournament due to the pandemic. But that doesn’t mean every local girls high school basketball coach has to like it. They just have to navigate their team’s way through it as things get underway on Tuesday with play-in games and ...

Boys hoops tournaments set to start on Monday

It’s not yet March, and already there was madness. High school boys head basketball coaches had the unusual feeling this past week of coaching games knowing in most cases exactly who their teams would face in the state tournaments that begin on Monday. “It is so strange knowing the ...

Bishop Guertin boys and girls, Merrimack, HB may make postseason waves

Their tournament ended just two days before the finals in 2020 with Concord and Bedford left in the lurch as co-champions. But in these next two weeks, like in basketball, schools are hoping for a champion. It’s just a matter of how it’s done. The Division I contenders are many of the ...

Kids Sports

NASHUA UMPIRES CLINIC: The Nashua Baseball Umpires Association (NBUA) is proud to offer its 12th Annual Umpire Training Academy starting on March 7. Due to ongoing pandemic concerns, this year’s classroom (rules) training will be conducted virtually. The seven week course will prepare all ...

Harper eager to get to postseason, end Phillies’ drought

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) – Bryce Harper’s first year in Philadelphia ended with his former team winning the World Series, and the Phillies suffered another September collapse in his second season. He says it’s time to end the team’s nine-year absence from postseason baseball. “I ...