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Record season for Silver Knights’ Cook

NASHUA – A little over a month ago , Nashua Silver Knights third baseman Cam Cook was staring at teammate Kyle Bonicki in disbelief. “Early in the season, Bonicki said to me, ‘I think you’re going to break the record,” the Futures League all-time single season hit leader said. “I ...

Hollis Brookline’s Jack Byrne pumped for Shrine game

As Hollis Brookline graduate Jack Byrne was being dropped off last weekend to prepare for the 64th Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl, his father Lee Byrne – Cavaliers defensive coordinator and a former collegiate player – offered some words that stuck with his son. “He told me he’d do anything to ...

Silver Knights now in a playoff fight after loss to Worcester

NASHUA – It’s suddenly looking that if you’re a Nashua Silver Knights fan you may want to take a drive to Portsmouth on Sunday. The Knights are definitely in reverse, hoping not to back into the Futures Collegiate League playoffs. But after Friday night’s 12-4 debacle against Worcester ...

Vermont blanks New Hampshire in Shrine football

Make it two in a row for Vermont. Fair Haven’s Dylan Ellis scored a pair of touchdowns and Vermont stifled New Hampshire for a 19-0 victory in the 64th Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl on Saturday evening at Spartan Stadium in Castleton, Vt. It’s the second straight victory in the series for the ...

Greater Nashua Senior Softball results

Hanson’s 15, Dionne’s 9 Bob Lamontagne and Bob Lemieux were both 4 for 4 as Hanson’s scored five runs in the third and fourth innings. Dionne’s Roger Neild and Bill Simmons got three hits in a losing effort. Leathernecks 8, Art’s 1 The Leathernecks busted out to a 3-0 lead in the ...

Silver Knights’ home playoff hopes tarnished in 3-2 loss

NASHUA – The race for a home playoff game is taking a wrong turn for the Nashua Silver Knights. They just better be wary of dropping out of the playoff race altogether. They entered Thursday night’s game against Brockton in fifth place overall, and likely stayed there after a tough 3-2 loss ...

Merrimack’s Sedlar runs away with second straight NH Women’s Am title

GRANTHAM – There was never a doubt. Chelsea Sedlar fired a 2-over-par 71 to run away with her second straight New Hampshire Women’s Amateur golf championship on Wednesday at Eastman Golf Links. The 19-year-old Merrimack native cleared the field by 11 strokes and became the first golfer to ...

Merrimack’s Jason Theriault, Justin Weiser have more football ahead

Until his phone rang on Sunday, it seemed Jason Theriault’s football career was over. He’ll strap on the pads one more time, though, and he couldn’t be happier. Theriault will join fellow former Merrimack standout Justin Weiser in a New Hampshire uniform on Saturday for the 5:30 p.m. ...

Merrimack’s Gasper earns top Cape League honor

It’s been another successful summer on the baseball diamond for Merrimack’s Mickey Gasper. Gasper may have gone undrafted this past June, but he certainly will be on MLB teams’ radar next spring after he received the Cape Cod Baseball League’s John Claffey New England Top Prospect Award ...

Silver Knights lose first HR Derby at the Vineyard

It took 49 games but the Nashua Silver Knights finally got a taste midway through the final regular season week of the FCBL’s game-deciding Home Run Derby. However, they didn’t like the feeling as they fell 8-7 in the timed derby (three minutes each) to lose 11-10 to the Martha’s Vineyard ...

Sedlar doubles her NHWGA Championship lead

Merrimack’s Chelsea Sedlar is 18 holes away from her second straight New Hampshire Women’s Golf Association Amateur Championship. Sedlar shot a five-over 75 at Grantham’s Eastman Golf Links, doubling her lead to four shots on Tuesday. Beth Hamilton of Canterbury Woods Country Club fired a ...

Silver Knights top Worcester again, 4-2

The Nashua Silver Knights pushed closer to a Futures Collegiate League playoff berth on Tuesday night, topping the Worcester Bravehearts 4-2 at Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field for their third straight win. Nashua is now 25-23 with 50 points. The win was huge in that it kept the ...

Sedlar starts fast in NHWGA Championship

Day One was won by none other than defending champion Chelsea Sedlar. Really, did anyone expect anything different at the New Hampshire Women’s Golf Association’s Amateur Championship at Grantham’s Eastman Golf Links? Merrimack’s Sedlar, a Bishop Guertin alum playing out of Nashua ...

Silver Knights playoff push in final week

NASHUA – No days off. Monday was the last off day of the season for the Nashua Silver Knights to rest. Now the final push to make the playoffs can officially begin, and they hope next Monday won’t be a day off, too, the first day of the FCBL postseason. That would be the first of about 10 ...

Merrimack’s Chelsea Sedlar in command at Women’s State Am

Merrimack’s Chelsea Sedlar is 18 holes away from her second straight New Hampshire Women’s Golf Association Amateur Championship. Sedlar shot a five-over 75 at Grantham’s Eastman Golf Links, doubling her lead to four shots on Tuesday. Beth Hamilton of Canterbury Woods Country Club fired a ...

Silver Knights hold off Bravehearts, move above .500

The Nashua Silver Knights moved one step closer to a playoff spot on Sunday with a 10-7 victory over the Bravehearts at Worcester. Ryan Sullivan homered, Harry Roberson and Thomas Joyce each drove in three runs, and a four-run eighth inning proved vital as the Silver Knights held on for ...

Merrimack’s Sedlar seeks second straight NHWGA Amateur title

Years ago, Tara Watt remembers playing with an adolescent Chelsea Sedlar at a tournament. Even then, Watt recognized the young Merrimack girl was equipped with all the tools to be a successful golfer. “You could see that she had potential, but she hadn’t put it all together,” Watt ...

Retooled Patriots receiving corps brings early excitement

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The Patriots have had more than their share of luck when it comes to getting the most out of their receivers during the Bill Belichick era. Last season that guy was Chris Hogan, a modestly used player during his first four NFL seasons in Buffalo. Unsure of their long-term ...

Pittsfield Suns shut down Silver Knights

NASHUA – The Silver Knights couldn’t get over the hump Friday night. Pittsfield took advantage of a blunder for two-out damage early and cruised to an 8-2 win over Nashua at Holman Stadium. The setback in front of 2,045 fans snapped a three-game win streak for the Silver Knights (22-23) and ...

Alvirne’s new football coach determined to change attitudes

HUDSON – The helmet is now maroon, with a gold bronco as the side design. “I felt like I needed to do something different,” new Alvirne High School head football coach Tarek Rothe said. “It’s something I thought I’d always do. “I’m trying to change just about everything so the ...