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Silver Knights continue to see former players drafted

By TOM KING Staff Writer NASHUA – The Major League Amateur Draft has come and gone, but once again, the Nashua Silver Knights were not ignored as three of their former players were selected. Pitchers Gavin Hollowell (sixth round, No. 189 overall, Colorado Rockies), Sean Mooney (12th round, ...

Batchelder is hoping to bounce back with Silver Knights

NASHUA – The road back from injury is always a bumpy one, as Amherst's Owen Batchelder is finding out. A summer with the Nashua Silver Knights might make that road a bit smoother. At least that's what the soon-to-be Northeastern University junior hopes. “I tried to get back into the swing ...

Silver Knights fall short at Brockton, 10-8

The bats came alive for the Nashua Silver Knights on Wednesday, but just a bit too late as a ninth inning rally fell short in a 10-8 morning game loss to the host Brockton Rox at Campanelli Stadium. The Knights (4-8) had 12 hits, but the problem was they gave up 13, including four in a ...

Pick a number, any number. The domination of New Hampshire Division I that has grown in the Pinkerton Academy-Bishop Guertin boys lacrosse rivalry resumes Saturday night (7:30 p.m.) as expected as the two teams collide on the turf at Exeter High’s Bill Ball Stadium. It is the seventh ...

Greater Nashua Senior Softball results

Newburgh 8, M&N 7 Newburgh had a seven-run lead that it almost squandered and eked out a one-run win. Newburgh scored four runs in the sixth to go ahead 8-1. In the sixth, George Abood doubled in a run and Joe Lamy doubled in two more runs and scored on a single by Paul Valdanbrini. ...

Silver Knights win second straight, 9-6 over Navigators

The Nashua Silver Knights used a five-run seventh inning to snap a 4-4 tie at North Shore en route to their second straight win, 9-6 over the Navigators in a morning game at Lynn's Fraser Field before 2,145. Dylan Jones led the way going 3 for 5 while knocking in five runs, including two with ...

Silver Knights take first win

Silver Knights 8, Blues 5 Tuesday’s mid-day game at Holman Stadium against the Bristol Blues drew the Silver Knights best crowd of the season and its first victory. The 1,303 fans – most of them students and faculty from local schools celebrating annual Education Day – saw the ...

Greater Nashua Senior Softball results

Joks 16, Pine Street 2 Joks featured the long ball as they whacked four home runs in overwhelming Pine Street. Gary Johnson’s opposite field three-run homer capped a five-run second inning. Greg Gougian (2 for 3) flared a gapper to right field for a two-run homer in the third. He hit ...

Silver Knights have tough start to season vs. Rox

NASHUA – The Nashua Silver Knights began the 2019 Futures Collegiate Baseball League season the same way they ended the 2018 campaign – losing to the Brockton Rox. Wednesday night’s 9-6 season opening night loss before an announced paid crowd of 915 at Holman Stadium more or less fit ...

For the Silver Knights, it’s finally time to play ball

NASHUA – The ledgers are being pushed aside. The legal papers put away. The sales contracts given a day off, for now. Why? In the world of the Nashua Silver Knights, it's time for baseball, not franchise sales, hirings and firings. Finally. After a tumultuous off season of front office ...

Silver Knights set for a new beginning after so much change

NASHUA – It was a daily habit. Ray Smith, a season ticket holder since Day One of the Nashua Silver Knights, would open up the paper every morning and look specifically to see what the next turn of events was with the team. “It was disconcerting,” Smith said, “because every time ...

Milford girls, Hollis Brookline boys dynamite at State Meet

DURHAM – After two years of having to be satisfied with runner-up trophies, the Milford High girls track and field squad strode confidently into the 2019 Division II Track and Field Championships at the University of New Hampshire on Saturday feeling like it just might be able to outdistance ...

Track: Campbell’s Jeffrey Allen triples in Division III State Track Meet

Riding a huge day from Jeffrey Allen, Campbell High’s boys placed second Saturday at the Division III State Track Meet. The senior Allen was a mad man for the Cougars taking home three wins. He won the 1600 at 4:37.36, the 800 at 2:01.84 and the 3200 at 9:55.12. Tori Allen took home the ...

Division I Track: BG’s Fischer wins 3; South’s Lewis doubles up

DURHAM – Exeter High School’s boys and girls outdoor track and field squads both proved unbeatable at the Division I Championships at the University of New Hampshire on Friday night. But much of the way it looked as though the Bishop Guertin girls were going to give the defending D-I ...

Milford’s Robinson sets sights on States Saturday

If you’ve had any kind of contact with the Milford High track program over the past two seasons, one statement leaps off the page: “Lauren Robinson equals warrior.” The senior distance sensation leads the Spartans and top track and field performers from both Souhegan High and Hollis ...

Roundup: Wilson hit lifts Souhegan

Baseball Souhegan 4, ConVal 3 Nick Wilson’s game winning single scoring Dylan Dufour, puts the Sabers in the playoffs. Wilson was stellar on the mound giving up one run and striking out five in six innings. Dylan Trzepacz recorded a double and a RBI to lead the offensive unit. Sam ...

New FCBL Commish will take a wait-and-see approach

By TOM KING Staff Writer Joe Paolucci realized the last few years that as the Cranberry League commissioner, he wasn't able to beat the Futures Collegiate Baseball League. So he decided to leave that young adult league, its franchises located primarily south of Boston, and join the FCBL ...

Londonderry Invitational Track: South’s Zhang leaps to double win

Warm weather equals opportunity, and local athletes took advantage Saturday at the Londonderry Invitational track meet. Nashua South came home with a combined five wins. Julia Zhang was a double winner taking down the long jump at 16-5.75 and the triple jump at 35-9.25. Vanessa Norton, Nadia ...

Hall’s late goal powers Souhegan lax win

Boys Lacrosse Souhegan 9, Timberlane 8 Tyler Hall (three goals) scored the game winning goal with under 30 seconds to play, to give the Sabers (8-5) their fourth straight victory. Nick Jordan led the offense with four goal and two assists. Curtis Redd and Will Boyle scored one goal each, ...