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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 ...

Nashua Silver Knights blank Pittsfield Suns

Nashua Silver Knights starter Justin Snyder worked six shutout innings and Dan Shaw backed him up with three more to give them a 4-0 win over the Pittsfield Suns at Waconah Park. Pittsfield managed just three hits off Snyder, who struck out three. Shaw allowed two hits and fanned a pair in ...

Nashua Silver Knights top North Shore Navigators

Building and maintaining a lead for most of the game, the Nashua Silver Knights posted a 5-3 win Monday night over the North Shore Navigators at Fraser Field in Lynn, Mass. Andrew Gorham led the way for the Silver Knights at the plate going 1 for 3 with a two-run double which ultimately made ...

Harvick uses bump-and-run to thwart Busch at Loudon

LOUDON (AP) – Kevin Harvick used a bump-and-run on Kyle Busch with seven laps left to win a thrilling battle of two of NASCAR’s dominant drivers Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Harvick aimed his Ford bumper at the right side of Busch’s Toyota and nudged the leader out of the way ...

Fisher Cats out to finish July on a high note

Early July wasn’t the best stretch for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, but since their recent return from Maine, things seem to be looking up once again. Without a doubt, the biggest story this week has been the return of Vladimir Guerrero Jr., the current No. 1 minor league prospect ...

Morissette making Nashua his second home with Knights

NASHUA – When you think about it, it's really fitting that Exeter's Cody Morissette is finally playing for a Nashua team. The Silver Knights shortstop and former Exeter High School three sport standout spent a lot of time as a youth in the city, being around his father Dave, the former ...

COLUMN: Nashua’s Levine gets call to Tewksbury High Hall of Fame

It’s an honor that is so well-deserved. Longtime Nashua resident Steve Levine will be inducted into the Tewksbury (Mass.) High School Athletic Hall of Fame in a ceremony this fall. A retired physical education teacher and coach, Levine retired back in 2011 after 38 years of service to the ...

The Stars came out for Holman and the Silver Knights

NASHUA – Some Nashua Silver Knights certainly knew how to shine on a starry night. Slugger Jake Lebel won the pre-game Futures Collegiate League All-Star Home Run Derby. He also had a homer and sacrifice fly in Team Dodgers 6-2 win over Team Nashua on Wednesday before an announced Holman ...

Silver Knights set to begin critical home stretch on the road

NASHUA – Road trip. The Nashua Silver Knights, now that the Futures Collegiate League All-Star Game is in the rear view mirror, are looking ahead – through the windows of a bus. Those windows will show them the way to, beinning tonight, to Pittsfield, then Worcester, Brockton, Bristol, ...

The Stars will finally shine at Holman Stadium

NASHUA – Finally, the day has arrived. And all indications are tonight's Futures Collegiate League All-Star Game coupled with the 80th Birthday Celebration of Holman Stadium should be worth the wait. Postponed from Tuesday thanks to the severe thunderstorm threat that the area was under, ...

Cal Ripken 12U Regionals postponed Tuesday

NASHUA – Due to the storms Tuesday, the Cal Ripken 12U New England Regional games were postponed and the tournament will now extend to Friday. On Wednesday at Murray Field, there will be an elimination game between Dover and Freetown-Lakeville at 4 p.m. Host Nashua will take on Hudson ...

Family recalls Silver Knights naming contest

My favorite Nashua Silver Knights memory involves the naming contest that was held when the team was being started. I read about it in The Telegraph and told my seventh-grade son, who had grown up going to the Pride and Defenders games, about the contest. He was so excited, he made lists of ...

Ushering in a new chapter in baseball

On a rainy afternoon in June 2010, I was able to welcome in a new era of baseball in the city of Nashua. Months earlier, I had seen an ad in the paper for a naming contest for a new baseball team. I came up with a list of names and sent them in. One of these names was the “Nashua Knights.” ...

Silver Knights game brings back many fond memories

I recently attended a Silver Knight’s baseball game with my husband’s company. It was a treat to be in a luxury suite, and we all had a great time. It was enjoyable seeing the kids of his employees having so much fun. It also brought back so many memories for me as I was sitting in the box ...

Seeing a future Hall of Famer

My favorite Holman memory was when the Nashua Pride hosted the Atlantic League All Star game. We got the treat of seeing the greatest lead-off hitter and stolen-base leader of all time in Major League Baseball, Rickey Henderson. He was representing the Newark Bears, where he was teammates with ...

Holman Stadium experiences last a lifetime

It’s never easy coming up with a Top 10 of anything, is it? Choosing often means losing. But for yours truly, Holman Stadium has so many modern memories over a 32-year span, that the choice is even more difficult. We came up with a Holman Top 10 (personal) Mements five years ago when the ...

Nashua’s Holman Stadium has rich history

NASHUA – The grand ol’ ballpark is turning 80, but she really only looks half her age. It all began for Holman Stadium in 1937 where, fittingly enough, a man named Charles Frank Holman contributed $55,000 to its construction, which he said was a tribute to his parents. Holman’s father, ...

Nashua looks to get to Cal Ripken finals

NASHUA – The Nashua Cal Ripken 12U All-Stars are one win away from playing in the finals of the New England Regionals at Murray Field. Nashua is 2-0 in the event and will take on Hudson, Mass.today at 6:30 p.m. at Murray Field. The winner of that game goes straight to Thursday's finals at 5 ...

FCBL All-Star Game/Holman celebration moved to Wednesday

NASHUA – Mother Nature is a party pooper. The Stars won't be shining at Holman Stadium on Tuesday night, which also means a change for the 80th Birthday Celebration of the facility as well. That's the bad news. The good news is the Birthday Party and Futures Collegiate League All-Star Game ...

Brown pitches Nashua stars to Regional victory

The host team, Nashua, remained perfect at 2-0 in the winners’ bracket of the Cal Ripken 12U New England Regional Tournament Sunday with a 13-2 win over Freetown-Lakeville of Massachusetts. Nashua got things going in the third inning, scoring seven runs. Ryan Haskell (three RBIs), Jordan ...