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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 ...

Area boys basketball teams face tough foes in playoffs

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 ...

Hudson’s Torres making impact at UNH

DURHAM – She’s had staying power. There have been a lot of things that could have pulled Hudson’s Amanda Torres away from being a University of New Hampshire standout basketball player. Maybe being cut from tryouts for the Hudson Memorial School team in the sixth and seventh grade. Or ...

Colleagues remember hoops coach Dan Murray

Tommy Ameen, former Manchester West High School boys basketball coach and well-known hoop aficionado, historian and official scorer, knows quality when he sees it. So, when he bumped into Milford High School boys basketball coach Dan Murray at a couple games, he struck up a conversation, and ...

Bernardini ready for Rivier baseball season to start

NASHUA – Louie Bernardini knows all about throwing a two-seam fastball. But his transition from pitching/associate head coach to taking over the Rivier University baseball program as its new head coach is basically seamless. When Bernerdini, the former Daniel Webster College head baseball ...

Murray dies suddenly

The Milford basketball community is in mourning today as Milford High School head boys basketball ball coach Dan Murray passed away unexpectedly this morning. Murray, who has been the Spartans head coach for the last 15 years, had been suffering from a brief illness and while hospitalized, ...

Former UNH, Nashua South quarterback helping local athletes

The quarterback is now a Quarterback Whisperer. Former University of New Hampshire and Nashua South – as well as Canadian Football League signal caller – Trevor Knight still is a talented quarterback, but right now, he’s a renowned QB guru who local high school athletes swear by. It ...

High school boys, girls basketball seasons kick off

We’re hoping for smooth sailing with the abbreviated local high school boys basketball season, but that will be a tall order amidst the pandemic. But it’s underway, and a lot of the unanswered questions we had with the tournament scrapped just before the quarterfinals could be ...

Bishop Guertin prep hockey teams off to a strong start in 2021

For the first week of the season, they’ve been the only hockey game in town. Yes, the Bishop Guertin High School boys and girls teams, thanks to virus concerns, etc. have been the only local hockey teams to be playing right now. Not bad for teams that just over a month ago were scrambling ...

Parker takes equipment manager post with NHL’s Capitals

The days are long. The nights can be, too. But Nashua’s Cameron Parker doesn’t mind one bit. The call came, and he’s made it to the bigs – as in the National Hockey League. “It’s a dream come true,” said Parker, who was promoted to the position as assistant equipment manager ...

First Rivier women’s hockey coach ready to get started

NASHUA – Hockey is in his blood. That’s the best explanation you can give for first-ever Rivier University women’s hockey coach Chris Czarnota’s involvement in the game. In fact, a family member he never knew can take the credit – Czarnota’s late grandfather, Joseph “Red” ...

Pandemic dominates sports headlines in 2020

The year 2020 will certainly send shudders through many years from now when the they look back on it. For the local sports community, it will go down in history for many reasons. But there was certainly some good things to remember with the bad. It’s pretty easy to choose the top story ...

Silver Knights have had busy off-season

NASHUA – Holman Stadium is currently covered with snow, but that’s no big deal. If the defending Futures Collegiate League Champions Nashua Silver Knights had to start the season today, they could field a team – and then some. The Knights have had a busy off-season in filling the ...

Kaleb Joseph in right place at right time

He saw the opportunity, even in a pandemic, to hop on a plane and head back over to Europe where he had spent much of the previous year. Last month, Nashua’s Kaleb Joseph was gambling on himself and his basketball talents. But that’s nothing new – he’s used to doing that. The ...

Great expectations: Souhegan High football team top-notch from start

AMHERST – The feeling was all along that this would be a good team. “Based on paper, and with experience, it’s not hard to say we’re going to be a very good team,” Souhegan High School football coach Robin Bowkett said back in early September, when teams were allowed to ...

Elisabeth Jacob leads way for Wilton-Lyndeborough soccer squad

It all began several years ago at the indoor sports center of the Souhegan Valley, Milford’s Hampshire Dome. Little did anyone know that when Elisabeth Jacob’s parents signed her up when she was 5 years old for a preschool indoor soccer program at the popular facility that a budding ...

Rivier sports teams adjusting to practice-only athletics

NASHUA – Practice makes perfect. The problem is, at Rivier University, that’s all their athletic teams can do this fall. But it’s better than what happened last spring, when all the seasons were scrapped and the campus shut down due to the pandemic. Now, there are students on ...

Twomey recalls Nashua Pride championship

NASHUA – There are all sorts of little details that get recalled here and there about a championship season that often get overlooked. There’s no one better than one of only two people still in the area from the Nashua Pride 2000 Atlantic League of Professional Baseball championship team ...

Former Nashua Pride standout recalls championship season

Sometimes, winning one championship in a season isn’t enough. Sometimes, you need two. That was James Lofton’s thinking back in the late summer of 2000, when, after winning a title with the Tri-City Posse of the independent Western League, he sought to do the same thing with the ...

Prep soccer underway

The games are few, so the expectations may be many. That’s the look of local high school boys soccer this fall. With a shorter preseason, fewer games and an open tournament, teams can use the time to work out the kinks with no pressure moving toward late October-early November. It’s a ...