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

Local Sports

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 ...

Reports: Celtics agree to trade No. 1 pick to 76ers

Boston sports

Philadelphia and Boston have agreed in principle on a trade where the 76ers would acquire the chance to take Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press. The Celtics will get the No. 3 pick, plus an additional ...

Oh, what tales blow in during Draft Week

Local Sports Columnists

The Word of the Week is a simple one: Draft. It’s that time. Three of the four major sports use the month of June to conduct their player drafts, and of the three, basketball is the one that generally consumes us. Baseball? That draft probably more local flavor than anything else. Like ...

Reigning champs on pace to defend Decathlon/Heptathlon titles

High Schools

The 61st NH State Decathlon and 41st NH State Heptathlon kicked off Saturday at Nashua High School South. A high school graduation in the morning didn’t bother Nashua South’s Terrell Lewis, as the defending Decathlon champion is atop the standings after five of 10 events. Bow junior ...