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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 ...

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, ...