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Silver Knights hope pitching can take them to playoffs

NASHUA – Who are these Nashua Silver Knights? Certainly not the same team we saw through the Futures League All-Star break at the start of a week-long stretch away from home. That team had fallen two-plus games in back of the North Shore Navigators for the sixth and final playoff spot. And ...

FCBL takes away Knights’ rain-shortened win; game continued Wednesday

NASHUA – Mother Nature and two umpires giveth, and the Futures Collegiate League taketh away. Take a win off the Nashua Silver Knights total – for now. Futures League Commissioner Chris Hall announced on Monday he has upheld a protest by the Bristol Blues that umpires James Dion and ...

Ramirez grand slam powers Fisher Cats to win

Harold Ramirez hit a grand slam as part of a seven-run third inning, powering the New Hampshire Fisher Cats to an 11-5 win over the Richmond Flying Squirrels on Tuesday at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. Tayler Saucedo (3-1) worked six innings to pick up the win. He allowed eight hits, did ...

Merrimack battles into position to win American Legion baseball title

MANCHESTER – You can call them desperate. After another long, dramatic and dazzling day here at Gill Stadium, they’d need to be considered determined and extremely dangerous. Merrimack Post 98 ran the 14-inning gauntlet Monday, knocking off Concord, 3-2, and then Lebanon, 14-5, to ...

Red hot Silver Knights sweep Rox to land in sixth

NASHUA – The Cherry was clearly on top on Sunday – and so were the Nashua Silver Knights. Newcomer Justin Cherry, who pitched in a collegiate league in the Hamptons n Long Island for the first half of the summer, tossed a 4-1 complete-game gem for the Silver Knights to set the tone for a ...

Nashua Junior Legion baseball aiming for championship

PORTSMOUTH – Fundamentals and taking advantage of mistakes are important in any sport, but in baseball they are paramount. Both the Nashua Post 124 and Lebanon Post 22 Junior Legion baseball teams racked up 11 hits on Wednesday in the winners’ bracket final of the New Hampshire Junior ...

Silver Knights looking for one more high to mask the lows

It's been a strange summer at Holman Stadium, a few highs and many lows. None lower, of course, than the passing Bill Neverett, father of Silver Knights manger B.J. Neverett and Red Sox radio broadcaster Tim Neverett. He will be laid to rest early this week as the Silver Knights get set for ...

Fisher Cats could have offense to replace Guerrero Jr.

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats are well ensconced atop the Eastern League’s Eastern Division and seem primed for a playoff run this September if their recent play is any indication. Here’s a look back at some Fisher Cats news of note from the past few days. Vlad leaves, but it’s ...

Merrimack American Legion baseball comes alive in state tourney

MANCHESTER – It was a long Sunday at the ballyard for the Merrimack Post 98 Senior Legion baseball team. Grit, character and a flat-out nasty pitching performance from Jake Mainey assured that it wouldn’t be the players’ last day together. Dropping a brutal 7-4 decision in the morning ...

Nashua Senior Legion ousted by Concord

MANCHESTER – Nashua Post 124 needed a win to move forward in the New Hampshire American Legion State Final 8 Tournament, but that win did not materialize at Gill Stadium on Saturday. Post 124 was easily dispatched Concord Post 21, falling 12-0 in five innings. Nashua’s struggles ...

Nashua Junior Legion off to brilliant Final 8 start

PORTSMOUTH – For all the noise Newmarket Post 67 made a year ago at this tournament, its bats were every bit as quiet on Saturday. Defending state and regional champion Newmarket was held to just two hits, left a half-dozen runners on base in the first four innings and fell to Nashua, 9-0, ...

Nashua Post 124 drops State Final 8 Senior Legion opener

MANCHESTER – The bullpen was stirring, Lebanon’s Trey Parker was reeling, and Nashua Post 124 looked to be one big swing of the bat from an early knockout in Friday’s Senior American Legion State Final 8 opener. That clutch hit never came. Parker, spotting Nashua a 2-0 lead in the ...

Ten area stars head to Shrine Football Game this week

For some, it’s their final time in a football uniform. For others, it officially closes out their high school football careers. A total of 10 area athletes will make the trip to Vermont for the week in preparation for the 65th annual New Hampshire-Vermont Maple Sugar Shrine football game on ...

Merrimack Legion stuns Concord in Final 8 opener

MANCHESTER – Good pitching beats good hitting, but good pitching can’t beat bad weather. Only patience can. Merrimack Post 98 closed out a long Day 1 as the State Final 8, defeating Concord 3-0, after a significant rain and thunder delay in the fourth. Merrimack’s Patrick ...

City, Silver Knights lose ‘No. 1 Sports Fan’ Bill Neverett

NASHUA – The Nashua Silver Knights returned to Holman Stadium Friday night, but clearly something was missing. The loss wasn’t on the field, it was in their hearts as the team joined many in the city in mourning the loss of Bill Neverett, father of the team’s manager, BJ Neverett. Bill, ...

Nashua Silver Knights take down Martha’s Vineyard Sharks

NASHUA – There have been few bright spots this season for the Nashua Silver Knights, but Thursday night at Holman definitely qualifies as one of them. Nashua expanded their win streak to three games, earning a 7-6 walk-off victory against first-place Martha’s Vineyard Sharks. Five ...

Fisher Cats cruise over Yard Goats

HARTFORD, Conn. – Top Minor League prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and new trade acquisition Forrest Wall both homered as part of a 13-hit attack in the New Hampshire Fisher Cats’ 7-3 win over the Hartford Yard Goats in the opener of a four-game series Thursday night at Dunkin’ Donuts ...

Nashua, Merrimack set for NH American Legion Senior Baseball tourney

From opening night in Exeter, Nashua American Legion Post 124 manager Tim Lunn has been pounding out the message of a proper approach at the plate. Young hitters, with limited wooden-bat experience, have been pleaded with to go with the pitch, work counts into your favor and take good swings ...

Fisher Cats take down Fightin’ Phils

Powered by Cavan Biggio’s two-run homer and a three-run eighth inning, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats won the series finale over the Reading Fightin’ Phils 5-2 Wednesday afternoon at FirstEnergy Stadium. Reading took a 1-0 lead in the first inning with Damek Tomscha’s third homer in as ...

UNH quarterback Trevor Knight gets preseason praise

The award, albeit in July, is a pretty nice accolade. “It’s my goal this year,” said University of New Hampshire quarterback Trevor Knight of Amherst, who was named the Colonial Athletic Association Preseason Offensive Player of the Year on Tuesday. “I mean it’s nice. But I’ll ...