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COLUMN: Nashua’s Levine gets call to Tewksbury High Hall of Fame

It’s an honor that is so well-deserved. Longtime Nashua resident Steve Levine will be inducted into the Tewksbury (Mass.) High School Athletic Hall of Fame in a ceremony this fall. A retired physical education teacher and coach, Levine retired back in 2011 after 38 years of service to the ...

The Stars came out for Holman and the Silver Knights

NASHUA – Some Nashua Silver Knights certainly knew how to shine on a starry night. Slugger Jake Lebel won the pre-game Futures Collegiate League All-Star Home Run Derby. He also had a homer and sacrifice fly in Team Dodgers 6-2 win over Team Nashua on Wednesday before an announced Holman ...

Silver Knights set to begin critical home stretch on the road

NASHUA – Road trip. The Nashua Silver Knights, now that the Futures Collegiate League All-Star Game is in the rear view mirror, are looking ahead – through the windows of a bus. Those windows will show them the way to, beinning tonight, to Pittsfield, then Worcester, Brockton, Bristol, ...

The Stars will finally shine at Holman Stadium

NASHUA – Finally, the day has arrived. And all indications are tonight's Futures Collegiate League All-Star Game coupled with the 80th Birthday Celebration of Holman Stadium should be worth the wait. Postponed from Tuesday thanks to the severe thunderstorm threat that the area was under, ...

Cal Ripken 12U Regionals postponed Tuesday

NASHUA – Due to the storms Tuesday, the Cal Ripken 12U New England Regional games were postponed and the tournament will now extend to Friday. On Wednesday at Murray Field, there will be an elimination game between Dover and Freetown-Lakeville at 4 p.m. Host Nashua will take on Hudson ...

Family recalls Silver Knights naming contest

My favorite Nashua Silver Knights memory involves the naming contest that was held when the team was being started. I read about it in The Telegraph and told my seventh-grade son, who had grown up going to the Pride and Defenders games, about the contest. He was so excited, he made lists of ...

Ushering in a new chapter in baseball

On a rainy afternoon in June 2010, I was able to welcome in a new era of baseball in the city of Nashua. Months earlier, I had seen an ad in the paper for a naming contest for a new baseball team. I came up with a list of names and sent them in. One of these names was the “Nashua Knights.” ...

Silver Knights game brings back many fond memories

I recently attended a Silver Knight’s baseball game with my husband’s company. It was a treat to be in a luxury suite, and we all had a great time. It was enjoyable seeing the kids of his employees having so much fun. It also brought back so many memories for me as I was sitting in the box ...

Seeing a future Hall of Famer

My favorite Holman memory was when the Nashua Pride hosted the Atlantic League All Star game. We got the treat of seeing the greatest lead-off hitter and stolen-base leader of all time in Major League Baseball, Rickey Henderson. He was representing the Newark Bears, where he was teammates with ...

Holman Stadium experiences last a lifetime

It’s never easy coming up with a Top 10 of anything, is it? Choosing often means losing. But for yours truly, Holman Stadium has so many modern memories over a 32-year span, that the choice is even more difficult. We came up with a Holman Top 10 (personal) Mements five years ago when the ...

Nashua’s Holman Stadium has rich history

NASHUA – The grand ol’ ballpark is turning 80, but she really only looks half her age. It all began for Holman Stadium in 1937 where, fittingly enough, a man named Charles Frank Holman contributed $55,000 to its construction, which he said was a tribute to his parents. Holman’s father, ...

Nashua looks to get to Cal Ripken finals

NASHUA – The Nashua Cal Ripken 12U All-Stars are one win away from playing in the finals of the New England Regionals at Murray Field. Nashua is 2-0 in the event and will take on Hudson, Mass.today at 6:30 p.m. at Murray Field. The winner of that game goes straight to Thursday's finals at 5 ...

FCBL All-Star Game/Holman celebration moved to Wednesday

NASHUA – Mother Nature is a party pooper. The Stars won't be shining at Holman Stadium on Tuesday night, which also means a change for the 80th Birthday Celebration of the facility as well. That's the bad news. The good news is the Birthday Party and Futures Collegiate League All-Star Game ...

Brown pitches Nashua stars to Regional victory

The host team, Nashua, remained perfect at 2-0 in the winners’ bracket of the Cal Ripken 12U New England Regional Tournament Sunday with a 13-2 win over Freetown-Lakeville of Massachusetts. Nashua got things going in the third inning, scoring seven runs. Ryan Haskell (three RBIs), Jordan ...

Holman has had a starring role in All-Star games

NASHUA – Jon Goode remembers sitting at a meeting in the spring of 2012, when Futures League Commissioner Chris Hall turned to him and said, “Goodie, we've got to get this All-Star Game off the ground, and you're going to do it. “I remember it was a hellish two months.” Goode, then ...

Another tough night for Silver Knights at Holman

NASHUA – The Mason Pelio Mystery is a novel the Nashua Silver Knights would rather not be reading. Pelio, a freshman out of San Diego, Cal. bound for Boston College, simply looks overmatched in a starting role for Nashua as the Worcester Bravehearts rolled to a 14-3 win on Friday night ...

Seven Silver Knights make Tuesday’s FCBL All-Star Game

NASHUA – Seven Nashua Silver Knights have been selected to the seventh annual Futures Collegiate League All-Star Game, set for this Tuesday at Holman Stadium at 6:45 p.m. It will be an all-day festive event, celebrating the 80th birthday of Holman, and the teams have been divided up as road ...

Paradis breaks through, wins State Amateur

Give Matt Paradis credit for grinding. Facing one of the toughest draws on the match-play tree, the Concord Country Club star plowed through some top names along the way to Friday’s final in the 115th New Hampshire State Amateur Championship at Hanover Country Club. He survived a 19-hole ...

Cal Ripken 12U Regional tourney set to start

It's tourney time. As in Cal Ripken New England Regional baseball tourney, that is. The time has finally arrived, and the best 12U teams in New England, including Nashua, begin their quest to get a spot in the 2018 Cal Ripken World Series, set for Branson, Missouri in August. Games begin ...

Families celebrate the end of soccer camp

NASHUA – Children and their families filled Lyons Field Friday evening to celebrate the end of a week-long soccer came, sponsored through a partnership with The Well Church and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. The soccer camp, which took place in the fields behind Dr. Norman W. Crisp ...