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Silver Knights fall in 9th; Nashua Legion prevails

Local Sports

Trevor Jensen singled in a run in the bottom of the ninth as the Worcester Bravehearts walked off Fitton Field with a 4-3 win over the Nashua Silver Knights. Nashua (10-7) actually outhit the Bravehearts 6-5, and its runs came off a Kyle Bonicki double/outfield error in the first, and the ...

Finally, the NBA Draft insanity has stopped

Local Sports Columnists

Here are some early summertime thoughts to peruse over while out by the pool or at the beach: Stop the insanity. Thank goodness the NBA Draft and all the nonsense surrounding it is over. Yes, there, we said it: Pure nonsense. An old-fashioned scribe now stuck in the future ways with Twitter was ...

Parade of forwards lead NHL draft; Bruins take D-man at No. 18

Boston sports

CHICAGO – Cody Glass played in a youth hockey tournament in Las Vegas when he was 10. His Junior Steelers team finished a disappointing second. He is looking forward to many more games in Sin City. Glass was selected by the expansion Vegas Golden Knights with their first-ever pick Friday ...

A year later, Curtis finally a Silver Knights asset on the mound

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NASHUA – Mike Curtis has a little extra incentive to try to help pitch the Nashua Silver Knights to a possible second straight Futures Collegiate Baseball League title this summer. That’s because the 6-foot-3 righthander from Wilmington, Mass.and Assumption College missed out on the ...

Newcombe, Campanella, Alston named to Holman Hall

Local Sports

NASHUA – They call it “Historic” Holman Stadium, and this July 4 will serve as yet another reminder of the main reason why. The Nashua Lions Club is going deep into the rich Holman past for its annual selections for the Holman Stadium Sports Legends Hall of Fame. This year may be the ...

With third pick Celtics get their man – Jayson Tatum

Boston sports

BOSTON – The Boston Celtics made the first move of this year’s NBA draft days before it began when they traded the No. 1 overall pick to Philadelphia in a move to add to an already rich cache of future selections. On draft night, they still grabbed one of the most NBA-ready players ...

Silver Knights end Holman streaks with split

Local Sports

NASHUA – Thursday will be a much more pleasant off-day for the Nashua Silver Knights, who won’t have to dwell on a long home scoreless streak any longer. They ended a 25-inning drought (one run in their last 34) at Holman Stadium with a 7-5 win Wednesday night to earn a split of their ...

Boston kicks off Ortiz’s celebration by renaming street

Boston sports

BOSTON – Ted Williams waited 24 years after his last at-bat before the Boston Red Sox hung his No. 9 from the Fenway Park facade. Bobby Doerr and Joe Cronin waited 37 years, and Carlton Fisk and Jim Rice 20. David Ortiz’s No. 34 will join the others Friday night – 265 days after he walked ...

Here’s how baseball can save itself

Local Sports Columnists

Is it September yet? Yes, I already want the summer to be done. No, I don’t care that it only began (officially) Wednesday. The heat and humidity have already run their course. Enough with the MLB, NBA and NHL drafts. Heck, enough with the MLB altogether. I want hoodie weather and ...

Harris signing another Pats win over Jets

Boston sports

Once again, a New York Jet loss is a New England Patriots gain. The Patriots reportedly signed former Jet linebacker David Harris to a team friendly two year deal on Wednesday. Harris, 33, spent 10 seasons with the Jets but was suddenly released on June 6 after he and the Jets couldn’t work ...

Problems aside, local Legion baseball season in full swing

Local Sports

NASHUA – Rick Harvey had a player meeting for the Hudson American Legion Post 48 baseball junior and senior program back in December. After sending out at least 60 emails, seven players showed up – and only one was there for the senior Legion team. He waited a couple more months, but by ...

Sale sharp, Red Sox slide into 1st with 8-3 romp over Royals

Boston sports

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Chris Sale had just shut down one of the hottest teams in baseball, helping the banged-up Boston Red Sox take over sole possession of first place in the AL East for the first time all season. And he looked as if he wanted to punch a wall. Sale was two outs shy of his second ...

Silver Knights romp past North Shore

Local Sports

The Nashua Silver Knights once again had the bats working on the road as they pummeled the North Shore Navigators 11-6 on Tuesday night at Lynn’s Fraser Field. Kyle Bonicki led a 13-hit attack by going 3 for 4 while also making a key defensive play in the seventh inning. Nashua (9-5) scored ...

Royals sink Red Sox on Perez’s grand slam

Boston sports

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Salvador Perez borrowed a Miguel Cabrera bat from Kansas City Royals teammate Drew Butera for the first time Wednesday. “It’s a magic stick,” Butera said. It was magic for Perez, who hit his first career grand slam, connecting in the eighth inning to rally the Royals ...

Celtics, 76ers finalize trade for No. 1 pick

Boston sports

History will say the Boston Celtics passed on the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s NBA draft, not only trading it away but doing so in a deal with one of the team’s fiercest rivals. Danny Ainge isn’t worried. Philadelphia and Boston completed their trade of draft picks on Monday, the ...

Sidelined Kenney recalls The Crash

Local Sports

NASHUA – The play looked like it would be a simple foul fly ball out of play, certainly out of reach into the Holman Stadium right-field bullpen. But Nashua Silver Knights right fielder Ariel Kenney kept coming. And coming. He was racing full speed, and suddenly it looked like he’d somehow ...

Hammel stifles Red Sox in Royals’ 4-2 win

Boston sports

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The fortunes of Jason Hammel and the Kansas City Royals have taken similar turns this season. Both started with high expectations, endured a miserable first month that left many fans writing them off, then found a spark somewhere along the way. Hammel’s latest starring ...

Let the Granite State Games begin Year Three

High Schools

Let the Games begin. The third annual Granite State Games, that is. What began as an idea one January night a few years ago in the mind of Bishop Guertin High School girls soccer coach Patrick Mulcahy has turned into an annual mid-to-late June event that involves as many as 400 high school-age ...

Nashua South’s Lewis defends Decathlon title

High Schools

NASHUA – Terrell Lewis will end his high school track and field career on a high note, easily taking first place at the annual New Hampshire Decathlon Championships this weekend. This marks the second year in a row the Nashua South Panther standout won the event, as his 2016 victory marked ...