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North, South get familiar field hockey style

High Schools

NASHUA – Perhaps the New England Patriots and the National Football League have started a trend. Just last week, while the Patriots were down in West Virginia working out with the Houston Texans, the Nashua High School North and South field hockey teams did the same thing for two days at ...

Football players, coaches fight war against concussions

Local Sports

The fear of concussions and the impact they have on athletes in all sports has taken on significant import, especially with parents of these potential stars. When Boston University’s recent study on CTE (chronic traumatic encephalothopy) was announced in the Journal of the American Medical ...

Holt’s error costs Red Sox in loss to Indians

Boston sports

CLEVELAND – Brandon Guyer scored when first baseman Brock Holt threw away Roberto Perez’s bunt in the 10th inning, lifting the Cleveland Indians over the Boston Red Sox 5-4 on Monday night in a matchup of first-place teams. After Guyer’s leadoff double against Brandon Workman (0-1), Holt ...

What if Braves had stayed in Boston?

Local Sports Columnists

As Tom Yawkey – the myth and the man – wanders back into the news, it is worth reconsidering the great what-if in Boston baseball history: What if the Braves had stayed? In the narrow scope of baseball, this question opens doors like few others. It is impossible for New England fans not to ...

Former Eagles have landed

Local Sports Columnists

Here’s a few tids and bits to munch on as we head down the home stretch of summer, beginning with, of all things, a solar eclipse. In fact, boys and girls soccer as well as golf start this week. Can you believe it? First, a couple of former Eagles have landed, and that’s good news. ...

Beliveau back where he belongs at Souhegan

Local Sports Columnists

He mills around on the year-old field turf at Saber Stadium during practice, smiling most of the time. We won’t mince words here. Mike Beliveau is back where he belongs – coaching football at Souhegan High School. He doesn’t hide it. He’s thrilled. Beliveau left the program some five ...

McGowan sent back to Las Vegas

Local Sports

As quickly as Kevin McGowan was called up to the majors by the New York Mets, the Nashua native was sent back to Triple-A Las Vegas. Added to the active roster Sunday, McGowan was in the bullpen ready to work in relief for the Mets for the first three games of the Subway Series against the New ...

Red Sox pushing Boston to rename Yawkey Way

Boston sports

BOSTON – The Boston Red Sox will ask the city to rename Yawkey Way, the street alongside Fenway Park, to erase what owner John Henry called a haunting reminder of the ballclub’s history of racial intolerance. Henry told the Boston Herald on Thursday that he welcomes changing the name of the ...

Betts saves Sox

Boston sports

BOSTON – Mookie Betts lined a two-run double off the left-field wall with two outs in the ninth inning, capping a three-run rally that lifted the Boston Red Sox to a 5-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night. Xander Bogaerts hit a solo homer for the AL East-leading Red Sox, who ...

Thompson wants to give North girls soccer a fair shake

High Schools

NASHUA – Jacqueline Thompson has one big rule – after every practice, players must go shake her hand to say good-bye for the day. “I think that’s something they should learn for the future,” the new Nashua High School girls soccer coach said. “They learn respect for the person (in ...

Neverett answered Silver Knights call

Local Sports

NASHUA – All three seasons that B.J. Neverett has been the Nashua Silver Knights field manager, the team has won a Futures Collegiate League championship, including this season. But Neverett’s constant job over the team’s seven seasons has been as Vice President of Player Personnel, ...

Titans are the toast of the pro level

Local Sports Columnists

Here’s a few local and regional tids and bits for you to munch on after following the Nashua Silver Knights all around New England for the better part of seven days: This is a special time for Nashua High School North, isn’t it? Is there another school right now that can say it has two ...

Red Sox run down Cardinals

Boston sports

BOSTON – Xander Bogaerts had three hits, Hanley Ramirez, Sandy Leon and Jackie Bradley Jr. all added two RBIs and the Boston Red Sox beat the St. Louis Cardinals 10-4 on Tuesday night. Boston blew the game open courtesy of a wild fifth inning, tallying eight hits and eight runs against ...

This time Texans are happy to see Patriots

Boston sports

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. – After missing 13 games last season after back surgery, J.J. Watt relishes any chance to compete. So Houston’s star defensive end was positively giddy on Tuesday after he and the Texans had the first of two joint practices with Tom Brady and the New England ...

UNH offense, led by Trevor Knight, looks good in scrimmage

Local Sports

DURHAM – One down, one to go. The University of New Hampshire football team went through drills and scrimmaged in Wildcat Stadium on Monday night. The Wildcats have one scrimmage remaining – the fall Blue-White game on Tuesday, Aug. 22 at noon – before they open the 2017 season. UNH opens ...

Nashua’s maligned pitching rose to occasion at perfect time

Local Sports

NASHUA – How did they do it? How did a Silver Knights team that won just 26 regular season games, seeded fifth, steamroll through the Futures League playoffs to successfully defend their 2016 FCBL title and win their fourth as a franchise in seven years? Worcester manager J.P. Pyne had the ...

Electric Holman atmosphere for Silver Knights

Local Sports Columnists

Electric. Once again, on a summer night, Holman Stadium was the place to be. There have been some great moments in this place; we’ve gone over a few of them here in this space many times. Even this summer, the Team USA-Japan game was something anyone who attended will never forget. Tough to ...

Anatomy of a fourth Silver Knights FCBL title

Local Sports

It was a memorable week for the Nashua Silver Knights from Sunday to Saturday, Aug. 6-12, beginning with win-or-go home nightcap of last Sunday’s doubleheader with Seacoast at Portsmouth’s Leary Field to this past Saturday night’s Futures League title clincher against Worcester. Here’s ...

Cleveland Indians cool down Red Sox at Fenway

Boston sports

BOSTON – Edwin Encarnacion homered twice to help the AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians earn their fourth straight victory, 7-3 over the East-leading Boston Red Sox on Monday night. In a rematch of last year’s ALDS, which Cleveland won in a three-game sweep, Trevor Bauer (11-8) struck out ...

Silver Knights win second straight FCBL crown, 2-0

Local Sports

NASHUA – Champions again. Ryan Sullivan said before the season started that the only way to top last year’s Futures Collegiate League title for the Nashua Silver Knights would be to win it at Holman Stadium this summer. They did just that on Saturday night, 2-0 over the Worcester ...