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Silver Knights fall to 0-2 as Brockton rallies for 5-4 win

The Nashua Silver Knights will be looking for their first win in their home opener on Friday night. They fell to the Brockton Rox, 5-4, in Brockton on Thursday to fall to 0-2 on the season. Two consecutive passed balls gave the Rox the tyng and go-ahead runs in the bottom of a three-run ...

Silver Knights open the season on the wrong foot in Worcester

The Nashua Silver Knights certainly didn't start the 2018 Futures Collegiate League season as planned on Wednesday night in Worcester. The Silver Knights gave up nine runs in the third inning en route to a 13-2 loss at the hands of the Bravehearts, the team they've beaten in the FCBL finals ...

Believe it or not, the Silver Knights set to begin 2018 season

NASHUA – Believe it or not, it's here already. To many it may seem like just yesterday when the Nashua Silver Knights celebrated their fourth Futures Collegiate League championshp at Holman Stadium, back in mid-August. But now, everyone in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League, a league ...

Silver Knights’ Berardino has the right baseball bloodlines

NASHUA – Ah, there's nothing like having great baseball bloodlines. Just ask Nashua Silver Knights first baseman-outfielder Ryan Berardino. The Bentley University junior is the grandson of both noted former Red Sox right fielder Dwight Evans and former Sox coach/minor league coordinator ...

Per usual, lots of new faces for 2018 Silver Knights roster

NASHUA – The Drive for Five will be without a lot of familiar names making up its engine. But don't mistake that as a sign that the Nashua Silver Knights won't be vying for a fifth Futures Collegiate League championship, and third straight, in their eight years of team and league ...

FCBL: A summer college baseball league with questions about the future

NASHUA – The Futures Collegiate Baseball League has been involved in a numbers game over its first seven year that its leader, Commissioner Chris Hall, has constantly fought to win. “I've always said, I don't know what the right number is,” Hall said, regarding the lineup of teams. “Is ...

High School Highlights

Compiled by MARC BRETON and TOM KING Baseball Nashua North 3, Winnacunnet 2 Zach Iannone hit a sac fly in the seventh inning to score John Hyland, for what would be the winning run for the Titans (9-6). Casey Lane went 1 for 2 with a solo home run and Will Brooks went 1 for 3 with a RBI. ...

New Silver Knights GM has used forward thinking in his baseball career

NASHUA - Sometime in the early 1970s, a Youngstown, Ohio, teenager had read that baseball great Jimmy Piersall, after he hit his 100th home run, turned and ran backwards around the bases. He thought it was fantastic, and always kept it in mind. A couple years later, after a stellar high ...

Eagles settle for 1-1 tie in soggy home opener

NASHUA – There can't be anything much worse than kissing your sister in the rain, right? Basically that's what the Eagles of the International Soccer Club of Nashua had to endure in their damp home opener on Saturday at Rivier University's Raider Field. The Eagles, who led most of the way, ...

Eagles soccer squad finally land in Nashua on Saturday

NASHUA – The Eagles are finally landing in their nest on Saturday. The Eagles of the International Soccer Club of Nashua will play their first home game at Rivier University's Raider Field on Saturday at 4 p.m. And, after going 2-1-1 on the road, they can't wait. “We're excited,” ...

Silver Knights gearing up for later this month as season draws near

NASHUA – Almost on cue, the warm weather and the first month when there will be Nashua Silver Knights game have arrived simultaneously. The team is set to open the season on the road four weeks from now at Worcester on Wednesday, May 30 and Brockton on May 31- with the long-awaited Holman ...

Brown making the most of his Northeastern opportunity

Tyler Brown truly believes in the old saying that when you have your health, you have everything. This is really the former Alvirne High School pitching standout’s first full year in the Northeastern University starting rotation after a couple of years of being eased into things thanks to ...

Raiders fall in NCAA volleyball tourney

Oh so close. The Rivier University men’s volleyball team was one set win away from advancing into the NCAA Division III quarterfinals on Friday. But the Raiders, who were up 2-1 over Lancaster (Pa.) Bible College in Springfield, Mass., dropped the final two sets for a 3-2 defeat. Lancaster ...

Raiders still seeking that home field edge

NASHUA – It remains the carrot at the end of a long lacrosse stick for the Rivier University men’s team: A Great Northeast Athletic Conference home playoff game. The Raiders have tried for the last few years, and have come close but no cigar. And even though they own a 5-1 record in the ...

Campbell’s Callinan reaches her Marathon goals on a memorable birthday

It was the happiest of birthdays Monday for Campbell High School senior distance running standout Caitlyn Callinan. And perhaps physically the toughest. Callinan reached her goal of finishing the Boston Marathon in under four hours, crossing the finish line in 3:49, with her grandfather, Wayne ...

GNAC volleyball champion Raiders set for NCAA tournament

NASHUA – Rivier University will have a team playing in an NCAA tournament this year after all. Is it a surprise it’s the Raider men’s volleyball team? Given its history, perhaps not really. But the program had gone three springs without a Great Northeast Conference championship until ...

Local Boston Marathon Finishers

(As posted at baa.org at 10 p.m.) NASHUA Stephen Chaloner, 2:45:16 Matthew Meagher, 2:58:29 Shane Gagnon, 3:02:34 Robert Campbell, 3:25:57 Rachel Picard, 3:26:15 Philip Collins, 3:26:17 Marcos De Sa, 3:29:07 Kevin Higgins, 3:33:22 Raniel Babala, 3:34:32 Amanda McCann, 3:39:31 Amanda Walker, ...

Nashua Eagles soccer team debuts with win

The Nashua Eagles of the International Soccer Club captured their UPSL season opener this past weekend with a 5-0 win over the New Hampshire Rapids at Veteran’s Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Mass. Mayele Hernandez had three goals while Quincy Appah (goal, assist) and Rivier University’s Ben ...

Dubois having a dream career for Penn State softball

Tori Dubois is living the dream. Her dream. As a junior for the Penn State University women’s softball team, the former Bishop Guertin standout from Mont competing at the highest collegiate level, which was always her goal. “Playing for Penn State is a dream come true for me,” Dubois ...

Season inching closer for Nashua Silver Knights

NASHUA – It’s almost time. April is the final month since the end of last season that the Nashua Silver Knights won’t be on the field competing. The season begins on May 30 for the defending Futures League Champions at Worcester, and the long awaited Holman Stadium opener is set for ...