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Rox rally falls short in Silver Knights’ 11-9 Game 1 win

BROCKTON, Mass. – For the Nashua Silver Knights, the wait was worth it. But they could do without the tension, thank you. Courtesy of rain, it took 48 hours to play Game 1 of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League semifinal series with the Brockton Rox, but the Silver Knights ...

Silver Knights headed to FCBL finals after holding off Rox

NASHUA – It’s August, the weather is nice, and its a perfect time to take a trip to the North Shore. The Nashua Silver Knights will do just that, but it will be all business. Their 3-2 nail biter of a win over Brockton at Holman Stadium gave defending-champions a 2-0 ...

Silver Knights, Rox weathering storm as Game 1 returns to Brockton

NASHUA – The rain this weekend certainly created havoc with the best laid plans of both the Nashua Silver Knights and Brockton Rox in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League semifinals. After two rainouts, the series is scheduled to finally start on Sunday at 5 p.m. in Brockton, ...

Londonderry’s Griffin wants to follow Reyes from UConn to NFL

Ryan Griffin had a one-word answer for how he made it to the University of Connecticut. “Luck,” the Huskies senior tight end said with a smile during Big East media day on July 31 in Newport, R.I. Any football player from New Hampshire is going to need some luck to stick ...

Creativity helped battle cravings for hot dogs, extended break from gym

Hot dogs are one of my many, many guilty pleasures. These days, the package of hot dogs in my refrigerator – and the backup package in the freezer – isn’t your regular old package of hot dogs. These days I get turkey dogs, and if I put them on a bun, ...

Banner year for NH golf

An extraordinary era of New Hampshire golf culminates on Monday in the opening round of the U.S. Amateur in Denver. A record five New Hampshire players will play in the tournament, including one – recent Dartmouth graduate Peter Williamson of Hanover – who is ranked among ...

Rain shifts Game 1 from Brockton to Nashua

BROCKTON, Mass. – Game 1 of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League semifinals between Nashua and Brockton, scheduled for Friday night in The City of Champions, was postponed due to heavy rain and tornado warnings. Now the dynamics of the series have changed. Game 1 will now be in ...

Neverett hopes to guide Silver Knights to FCBL title repeat

A week or so ago, Nashua Silver Knights manager B.J. Neverett paced in the dugout, fighting the urge to have a meeting on the pitchers mound to set his infield defense to protect a one-run lead. “I hadn’t done it all year,” he said. “My gut was telling ...

Harrity wins 15th Women’s State Am title

HANOVER – Dana Harrity says she remembers her first New Hampshire Women’s Golf Association Championship like it was yesterday, including a few words from a rival caddie that inspired her during the last few holes. That was 30 years ago, on her home course at Abenaqui ...

Silver Knights will open playoffs in Brockton

NASHUA – It’s official: The Nashua Silver Knights will face the Brockton Rox in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League semifinals. Game 1 will be Friday in Brockton, with Games 2 and 3 set for Saturday and Sunday in Nashua. The Rox are stuck finishing fourth as Torrington ...

12-year-old hangs tough on Day 2 of Women’s State Am

HANOVER – So now the truth can be told. That 13-year-old girl who was supposed to be playing in the 90th NHWGA Championship at Hanover Country Club? It was an exaggeration. She’s actually 12. And her ability to hold her own against the best woman golfers in the state at ...

Poore likely starter for Game 1 of Silver Knights’ title defense

NASHUA – It’s the home stretch for the Nashua Silver Knights with the playoffs beginning Friday. With that comes the anticipation of defending their Futures Collegiate League championship, as well as some key decisions – not the least of which is pitching. Even ...

Harrity takes charge after Round 1 of Women’s State Am

HANOVER – In a game where you are shooting for birdies and eagles it is better to be the hunted than the hunter. That irony will be working in Dana Harrity’s favor Wednesday when the Abenaqui Country Club standout takes a four-stroke lead into the second round of the ...

Harrity looking for storybook finish at Women’s State Amateur

HANOVER – Even a numerologist who wouldn’t know a three-wood from a three-iron might have to wonder if the stars are aligned this year for Dana Harrity in the New Hampshire Women’s State Amateur Championship, which runs Tuesday through Thursday at Hanover Country ...

New Hampshire’s bonds produced big Shrine win

HANOVER – The Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl was over and the New Hampshire players were about to scatter to all ends of Dartmouth College’s Memorial Field. Before that could happen, Mike Beliveau shouted to his New Hampshire players, asking for just a few more minutes. And the ...

New Hampshire clobbers Vermont 62-24 in Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl

HANOVER – All week, Mike Beliveau was worried about becoming known as the New Hampshire coach who couldn’t beat Vermont in the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl. No need to worry about that now. The Granite State team not only avenged Beliveau’s loss in the 2000 game; it ...

Rocha is Silver Knights late-inning weapon

It’s the ninth inning, the bases are loaded and the Nashua Silver Knights are in danger of blowing a two-run lead. Manager B.J. Neverett knew what he had to do in this situation: Call on Cody. Three pitches later, the batter struck out and the threat was over. Probably ...

Team NH hoping new recipe gets old result at Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl

Mike Beliveau is trying to avoid getting a reputation. In 2000, the Souhegan High School head football coach got his first shot at coaching the New Hampshire team in the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl. That year’s team set records for the number of yards it put up, and scored 40 points, a ...

Nashua Senior Softball Wrapup

Amherst Auto 10, Dr. Dionne’s Seniors 6 Ed Jaracz finished a strong week at the plate with a 3 for 3 outing to lead Amherst over the medics. The mechanics had a well-balanced effort with seven players putting together two-hit efforts, led by Don Kasper (single and double) and ...

NH Knights win GSBA 17U baseball tournament

The New Hampshire Knights Baseball Club won the Granite State Baseball Association Senior Division 17U Tournament at Academy Field in Hollis. The Knights won the single elimination tournament by defeating Concord, Mass., and the Hudson Black Sox to win the league title. Brad Deluca of Nashua ...