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11th-inning error proves costly

NASHUA – New England Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski was booting balls into the Holman Stadium stands on Sunday. Unfortunately, the Nashua Silver Knights followed his lead and booted the ball – or threw it – all over the field, as an incredible eight errors ...

Patriots kicker loves NH fans

NASHUA – Stephen Gostkowski was fresh from the 18th green, sunglasses on, frantically signing footballs that he’d later be kicking/throwing into the Holman Stadium stands on Sunday. Just over four months ago, he was hoping to kick a Super Bowl winner, a chance ...

Tourney time offers glimpse at current, future stars

As summer dawns in New England the tournament season gets in full swing. Whether you are a spectator or a participant, there is something for everyone. From the spectator’s view, the coming week is U.S. Open week as the national championship returns to the Olympic Club in San ...

Silver Knights see success on opening night at Holman Stadium in Nashua

NASHUA – It was tough to sit behind home plate, or anywhere else, at Holman Stadium on Friday evening and consider opening night of the Nashua Silver Knights’ second season as something other than a success. There was a line at the gate when the stadium opened at 6 p.m. ...

Silver Knights’ Shaw choosing Boston College over NY Mets

NASHUA – Chris Shaw was certainly happy to have been drafted by the New York Mets in the 26th round of this week’s Major League Baseball Amateur Draft, don’t get him wrong. But don’t put the Nashua Silver Knights first baseman in a Mets ...

Knights ring in new year

The helicopter circled the Holman Stadium airspace early Friday evening and then made a B-line from the pine trees out beyond left field for the stadium turf. It eventually landed in the outfield grass just behind second base. A well-dressed man emerged carrying the hardware – ...

p>MANCHESTER - When the Alvirne softball team scored three times in the top of the first inning of Saturday's Division I softball final, including a towering home run by Chelsey Drew, you figured pitcher Alvirne pitcher Taylor Carbone had all the runs she would need. Certainly Carbone, ...

Knights drop season opener in Pittsfield, Mass.

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – The quest to repeat as FCBL champions got off to a rough start Thursday night at Wahconah Park as the Silver Knights came up short in an 8-6 loss to the Pittsfield Suns in front of 2,261. Trailing by four with two outs in the top of the ninth inning, Connor Lyons ...

FCBL title defense starts Thursday

The next step in the successful local baseball entity that is the Nashua Silver Knights begins Thursday, ironically in a land where a previous Nashua entity fled to. The Knights venture to face Pittsfield (Mass.) at old Waconah Park, the same park the now defunct American Defenders of New ...

Local Sports Digest: Golf, rowing, softball

ROWING IRC Open House set for Saturday The Independence Rowing Club, located at 75 Crown St. at the Merrimack River in Nashua, will hold an Open House on Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon. Participants will be introduced to rowing, learn about adult and youth summer programs and meet the ...

Silver Knights land hot prospect

NASHUA – There’s a bit of a buzz in baseball circles about the Nashua Silver Knights this summer, and it has nothing to do with one of the collegians on the team. No, it’s all about a kid who is graduating from high school – outgoing Lexington (Mass.) ...

Tough Final Four in Division I softball

Every year you hear about parity in a particular sport, and it was a lively discussion during the Division I softball season. But more often than not you get a semifinal lineup like the one we’ll see tonight at Southern New Hampshire University. In the first game at 5, defending ...

New role for Nashua baseball vet

NASHUA – Sometimes change is good, and B.J. Neverett was ready for a change. He had already decided his high school coaching days were over last September. Too much red tape and distractions, not enough baseball. Then along came a surprise offer to manage the Nashua Silver Knights ...

HB boys lacrosse coach looks to go out in style

Bob Zimmerman ended his first season as the Hollis Brookline High School varsity boys lacrosse coach with a Division III championship. The Cavaliers will try Tuesday to give their coach a title in his last season, too. Zimmerman, who has been a part of the HB program for eight years, including ...

Adrenaline flows for contenders

There is no rest for this year’s high school girls lacrosse finalists. The four teams that will compete for two championships on Tuesday had just one day to prepare for their title-game opponent. It’s a good thing they’re all very familiar with each ...

Believe it or not, tired, old Celts have shot

The Celtics were a desperate team when they took the floor on Friday night for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Maybe now it’s time for the Heat to sweat. The Celtics drew even Sunday night with a 93-91 overtime victory, and looking back at Miami’s narrow overtime ...

High School Tournaments: Baseball, Softball, Lacrosse, Track

BASEBALL DIVISION III Quarterfinals No. 3 Campbell 3, No. 11 Somersworth 0 In a rematch of last years Division III Championship, the Cougars would once again be victorious, as Connor Sahlin dominated the Somersworth lineup by throwing a two hit shutout that consisted of eight strikeouts and ...

North edges BG 1-0 in Division I baseball quarterfinal

NASHUA – The Nashua High School North baseball team certainly likes to live dangerously. But, if they can survive like they have been so far in the Division I baseball tournament, as they did in Sunday’s 1-0 quarterfinal win over Bishop Guertin at Holman Stadium, why ...

Learned leads Souhegan girls to Division I lacrosse final

MANCHESTER – History wasn’t on the minds of the members of the Souhegan High School girls lacrosse team. The Sabers were trying to win Sunday’s Division I semifinal no matter who they were playing. It just so happened Souhegan was facing three-time defending ...