Thursday, May 9, 2013
From youth sports to adult leagues, and teams on their way to the playoffs to those reminiscent of the Bad News Bears, Patch wants to see athletes of all ages in action this spring!
Nashua Patch is looking for athletes, coaches, parents, booster club members and fans who are eager to share their team spirit with our online community. News about any team, from youth T-ball to middle and high school sports, recreational teams, adult leagues and more, it's all welcome. Here's how you can share news about your sports team this spring: 1. Start a blog about your sports team Share stats, recaps, photos and/or videos from the game in your own sports blog. Discuss the team, coaches and players with other fans in the community. You don't have to make it fancy or funny; just the facts will do, but feel free to add your own flair. First, you need to sign in and create an account. Or, if you're already a Patch user, update your …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
This YouTube video of Saturday's Boston Bruins' ceremony sums up the spirit of healing for Jeff Bauman Jr.
With the Foo Fighters high-energy "All My Life" blasting over the PA system, Jeff Bauman Jr., 27, who lost both legs in the Boston Marathon bombing, appeared on the ice at the TD Garden Saturday night, holding a "Boston Strong" banner in a surprise appearance before the Boston Bruins' hockey game. According to this Boston Globe story, Bauman, serving as honorary fan banner captain, was introduced with text projected on the ice that read, “By now you know his inspirational story. His perseverance in the face of great adversity represents all that is Boston Strong.” When the lights went up, Bauman was extending a Bruins banner in his right hand and pumping his left fist in the air, and the crowd went wild. Bauman didn't address the crowd, …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Members of the Greater Nashua area's popular running club reflect on the Boston Marathon bombing.
Dozens of runners, from seasoned racers to social joggers, gathered at Nashua High School South for the first Gate City Striders track practice of 2013. Before practice, an email was sent to runners encouraging them to stand together in solidarity, wearing any Boston Marathon attire they might have in their collection. For those who didn't have anything, Dave Salvas, who was at the finish line of the marathon on Monday when the bomb went off, brought about a dozen marathon jackets that he's collected over the years. Runners then stood around the track, paying silent tribute to the three spectators killed and the dozens wounded in Monday's bombing. Some wore black race-style bibs handed out before practice, printed with Monday's date above …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Patch editor gives a first-hand report from the Boston Marathon.
Monday, April 15 was my first time running the Boston Marathon. It was supposed to be a fun day focused on overcoming a strenuous 26.2-mile race, but once I reached the end, I was greeted with panic, caution and tears rather than high fives and celebrations. Monday was a perfect day for a runner and spectator – it was sunny and warm with a cool breeze. It would be hard to find an excuse why anyone with the day off from work wouldn’t be in town to either watch the race, the Sox game or to grab a bite at a restaurant. I was running this marathon as a bandit. I had no official number and was nervous security or someone from the Boston Athletic Association would kick me out. Once I reached the start line, it was smooth sailing. I was full of …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Good news is Triple H will live to chop block another day.
Wow, 25 Nashuans heading for Heartbreak Hill!
They run for all sorts of reasons: in memory of a loved one, to raise money for a cause ... and just to say, "I did it." The 117th annual Boston Marathon takes place on April 15 this year, taking runners through the course that threads from the Hopkinton starting line to Boston. As it states on the official website, "the Boston Marathon is the world's oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world's most prestigious road racing events. The Boston Athletic Association manages this American classic, which is sponsored by John Hancock Financial Services. The Boston Marathon has distinguished itself as the pinnacle event within the sport of road racing by virtue of its traditions, longevity and method of gaining entry into the race (via …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Former Nashua High School baseball player is first New Hampshire native to play for the home team.
Baseball season is in full swing across New England, for players and fans alike, from the truncated Little League T-ball diamonds to Boston's Fenway Park. Somewhere in between, Kevin Nolan is living the dream and making New Hampshire history. Nolan has gone from standout baseball player at Nashua High School South to starting short stop for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats – and already made Fisher Cats baseball history, as the first home grown New Hampshire kid to play for the home team in its 10-year history. His former high school coach, Will Henderson, has followed Nolan's progress for years. Long before he hit the Double-A big time, Nolan caught Henderson's eye with his above average junior high athleticism. "Back then we still had the …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Another great season of winter sports for the books.
Congratulations to the Nashua Spartans who took the city Biddy Bantam Basketball championship crown March 13 with a 76-52 win over the Braves. The team lost only two games along the way all season (13-2 regular season 16-2 total), coached by head coach Levy Thomas and assistant coach Jay Leatherman. Share your team successes on Nashua Patch by uploading information and photos directly to our site.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Here are several ways you can make sure your sports teams are highlighted on Nashua Patch this season.
Spring sports at Nashua high schools are in full swing with many teams looking to build on their success in 2012. Around Nashua, youth sports are also underway and we want to help share all the great moments and highlights from this spring with the community. We are looking for athletes, coaches, parents, booster club members and fans who are ready, willing and able to show their team spirit on Nashua Patch. News about any team -- high school, middle school, rec. teams, etc. – is welcome! Here's how you can share news about your sports team this fall: 1. Start a blog about your sports team: Share stats, recaps, photos and/or videos from the game in your own sports blog. Discuss the team, coaches and players with other fans in the community…
Monday, March 11, 2013
Nashua school board tonight to recognize notable wrestlers, scholars, swimmers.
The Nashua Board of Education, at its meeting tonight, will recognize high school wrestlers for a successful season – along with giving props to presidential scholars, merit scholars, the NHS South Math Team State Champions, and the NHS North Individual Swimming State Champions. The recognition is to come at the beginning of the meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. at NHS North. The district has noted the success of NHS North wrestlers earrlier this month. According to the district website, here are some of the recent wrestlers and their success: Meet of Champions New Englands For 2013 New Englands: New England Wrestling Final Results