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Ethier tops Brown in battle of Nashua CC members for NHGA Junior title

GOFFSTOWN – Nashua Country Club members Tommy Ethier and Jack Brown have played countless rounds of golf together. Next time the friends tee off, Ethier will own the bragging rights – and a bigger trophy to prove it. Ethier, a recent Bishop Guertin graduate, took control early and closed ...

Silver Knights welcome Roberson back

NASHUA – The Nashua Silver Knights are wild about Harry again. And the good thing is, he’s wild about them as well. Last year’s starting shortstop, Harry Roberson, is back on the Silver Knights roster after things didn’t work out for him in a tryout down in Wareham, Mass., in the Cape ...

Rox hand Silver Knights 4-1 defeat

The Brockton Rox held the Nashua Silver Knights scoreless over the final eight innings and held on for a 4-1 victory on Sunday at Campanelli Stadium. Nashua generated 10 hits in the loss, but only Thomas Joyce’s triple went for extra bases. Joyce finished going 2 for 4 with an RBI, while Ted ...

Silver Knights not in Christmas spirit after 9-6 loss

NASHUA – On a night when the Nashua Silver Knights organization was celebrating “Halfway to Christmas” with a Holman Stadium crowd of 2,373, the team on the field had this reaction: Bah humbug. That’s because they suffered through a tough 9-6 setback to the Wachusett Dirt Dawgs, wasting ...

Injuries testing Silver Knights pitching depth

NASHUA – Another day, another injury for the Nashua Silver Knights. Nashua starting pitcher Tom Githens looked into the dugout in the sixth inning of Friday night’s 4-3 loss at Worcester after throwing a couple of pitches in the dirt. Out to the mound went manager B.J. Neverett and the ...

Silver Knights fall in 9th; Nashua Legion prevails

Trevor Jensen singled in a run in the bottom of the ninth as the Worcester Bravehearts walked off Fitton Field with a 4-3 win over the Nashua Silver Knights. Nashua (10-7) actually outhit the Bravehearts 6-5, and its runs came off a Kyle Bonicki double/outfield error in the first, and the ...

A year later, Curtis finally a Silver Knights asset on the mound

NASHUA – Mike Curtis has a little extra incentive to try to help pitch the Nashua Silver Knights to a possible second straight Futures Collegiate Baseball League title this summer. That’s because the 6-foot-3 righthander from Wilmington, Mass.and Assumption College missed out on the ...

Silver Knights end Holman streaks with split

NASHUA – Thursday will be a much more pleasant off-day for the Nashua Silver Knights, who won’t have to dwell on a long home scoreless streak any longer. They ended a 25-inning drought (one run in their last 34) at Holman Stadium with a 7-5 win Wednesday night to earn a split of their ...

Lebanon locks down Hollis Brookline for 44-35 victory in D-II final

MANCHESTER – For those who believe defense wins championships, Lebanon provided the blueprint Friday night at Southern New Hampshire University. Points were at a premium in the Division II championship and Hollis Brookline couldn’t generate enough of them in a 44-35 defeat to the ...

Nashua’s Kevin McGowan focused on his own work in Mets camp

Nothing like Tim Tebow to draw a crowd of reporters and fans. That was the biggest spring training news coming out of New York Mets camp in Port St. Lucie, Fla., at the end of February. In case you missed it, the Mets’ most famous minor leaguer hit nine batting practice home runs in his first ...

Merrimack scores 45-39 win over Memorial

MERRIMACK – For anyone that enjoyed defense, Merrimack was the place to be on Friday night. In the final game of the regular season for both teams, Merrimack beat Manchester Memorial, 45-39. Scoring was at a premium throughout most of the contest, with the teams combining for only 11 points ...

Milinazzo seeks spot on podium at New Englands

Alvirne senior Nick Milinazzo is the last Greater Nashuan standing at the New England Wrestling Championships in Providence, R.I. Milinazzo suffered a second-round setback, but is still alive for a podium appearance in the 126-pound bracket. He defeated Joe Sanchez, of Central Catholic, 9-5 in ...

Coaching shuffle at Souhegan, North

The Souhegan High School athletic department settled some family business before heading into the annual winter break. The school Friday announced the hiring of Robin Bowkett as its new football coach, replacing Mike Lochman, who resigned in December after four seasons on the job. Bowkett, a ...

Gilligan playing his best

Amherst’s Devin Gilligan is on top of the Northeast-10 men’s basketball world. Gilligan, the senior guard for the Southern New Hampshire University Penmen, was named the conference’s Player of the Year on Thursday. Gilligan had a breakout season, averaging 20.2 points a game, shooting ...

Wrestling Meet of Champs at Nashua South on Saturday

NASHUA – It’s the best against the best. The second phase of the state high school wrestling postseason takes place Saturday at Nashua High School South at 9 a.m. with the annual Meet of Champions. Top finishers from last week’s Division I, II and III championships compete for the right ...

Amherst’s Gilligan finishing strong for Southern New Hampshire

By TOM KING Staff Writer Amherst’s Devin Gilligan is on top of the Northeast-10 men’s basketball world. Gilligan, the senior guard for the Southern New Hampshire University Penmen, was named the conference’s Player of the Year on Thursday. Gilligan had a breakout ...

Reluctant farewell to Vagge Gym

It looks like an old airplane hanger from the outside. But inside, the Mario Vagge Gymnasium on the campus of Daniel Webster College is filled with history and memories. Saturday will be another emotional day for Daniel Webster College athletics - perhaps the saddest next to whatever the last ...

Brawl forces DWC forfeit

NASHUA – The Daniel Webster College men’s basketball program’s finale was ruined by mayhem on Saturday at the school’s Mario Vagge Gym. A brawl broke out between the Eagle and Southern Vermont players with 14:34 remaining, and two Eagle players, ...