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New Silver Knights owner was seeking a second team

NASHUA – John Creedon, Jr. doesn't exactly who said what when and first. But he knows that the idea of him buying the Nashua Silver Knights from Drew Weber was something he and Weber had gone back and forth about for a few weeks, until they finally reached an agreement last week. And owning ...

Silver Knights to be sold

NASHUA – A Nashua Silver Knights off-season of upheaval has been hit with the ultimate new development, as owner Drew Weber said he is in the process of selling the Futures Collegiate League franchise to Worcester Bravehearts owner John Creedon Jr. The team, both Weber and Creedon said, will ...

Don Newcombe cherished memories of Nashua Dodgers days

His eyes widened and a beautiful smile pursed his lips as he made his way toward the expanse of green. It had been more than 50 years since he’d been here, yet it seemed comfortingly familiar. Sure, the pine trees ringing the outfield were probably 60 feet taller than they were in 1946, and ...

Nashua PAL boxing shines at Golden Gloves

The Nashua PAL Boxing Club attacked the recent Central New England Golden Gloves in Lowell without its cleanup hitter, Olympic hopeful Mike Fontanez. The club still wreaked havoc. Three Nashua PAL fighters took home titles and was probably robbed of a fourth with a brutal 3-2 decision loss ...

ON THE OTHER HAND: Patriots capture 6th Super Bowl win

ATLANTA – Six rings. It’s the dead of winter, and all of New England will be celebrating like it’s the Fourth of July after the New England Patriots closed out the Los Angeles Rams, 13-3, to capture Super Bowl LIII Sunday night in front of 70,081 people at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. While ...

Super Bowl, Super Buzz.

ATLANTA – The low-flying helicopters that zoomed over the CNN Building and Mercedes-Benz Stadium could tell you Super Bowl LIII is just a day or two away. It was Friday of Super Bowl week and the joint was jumpin’. Temperatures got into the mid-50s. It was HotLanta once again. The ...

Futures League names new commissioner

The Futures League has replaced former commissioner Chris Hall with two people. Joe Paolucci of Weymouth, Mass.was named the new FCBL commissioner, while Joe Malkin of Milford,Mass., was named as the league's administrator. Paolucci, wo played college baseball in the mid 1990s at ...

Belichick, McVay to match wits on Sunday

ATLANTA – Bummer. Maroon 5 backed out of doing the annual Super Bowl halftime entertainment press conference this week, something to do with all the Colin Kaepernick never ending controversies. That’s OK. They wouldn’t have been on par with Madonna, Lady Gaga, etc. NFL Commissioner ...

For Nashua’s Ayi, this Super Bowl brings back memories

NASHUA – He was a Ram. And then he was a Patriot. And eventually, a Super Bowl champion. It was early November of 2001, and former Nashua High School and University of Massachusetts football standout Kole Ayi had to get his luggage off the Newark Airport conveyer ramp before it left to go ...

Schedule finally out: Silver Knights open at Holman May 29

NASHUA – They now know when and where, and so do their fans. The Futures Collegiate Baseball League, after months of uncertainty whether it would go with seven or eight teams, released its 2019 schedule on Thursday. And, for the first time in their nine year history, the Nashua Silver ...

A coaching legend visiting Rivier on Saturday

NASHUA --- Rivier University men's basketball coach Lance Bisson remembers watching UConn basketball when he was 12. “UConn was one of my favorite teams,” Bisson said. “And Jim Calhoun coached some of my favorite players.” And now, Bisson will look down the sideline on Saturday and ...

Reyes joins UNH football staff as assistant

Although he hasn't officially retired from the National Football League, former Nashua High School North football standout Kendall Reyes will be on someone's sidelines for the 2019 season – the University of New Hampshire Wildcats. UNH announced the hiring of Reyes as an assistant coach ...

Roundup: Gentry pin locks down mat win for Nashua North

Wrestling Nashua North 36, Alvirne 30 Dominic Gentry’s first-period pin at 170 pounds locked up the tight victory for the Titans. Brian Mwangi and Andrew Tate each scored wins by fall for North, while Mickey Mathson and Matt Oliver had tight decision wins. Ayden Spencer scored a blazing ...

Sharks officially swim away from FCBL for NECBL

It appears it will be a straight one-for-one swap on the 2019 Futures Collegiate Baseball League. Hello, Westfield. Good-bye, Martha's Vineyard. The New England Collegiate Baseball League announced Saturday morning that the Martha's Vineyard Sharks, who were in court disupte with the FCBL ...

Nashua’s Reyes still has a lot of Charger left in him

Kendall Reyes remembers his first day at the then-San Diego Chargers headquarters, a day or two after being drafted by them in the second round of the NFL draft back in 2012 out of the University of Connecticut. The first player he saw was quarterback Philip Rivers. “That's the biggest ...

Weber fully focused on Silver Knights

NASHUA – He now wears the title “majority owner” rather than just owner of giving up a portion of his team. But make no mistake about it – the Nashua Silver Knights are Drew Weber's team now more than ever. That's because this current off-season he's more involved than he has been ...

Futures League officially adds new Westfield franchise

The Nashua Silver Knights will be spending a little more time on the Massachusetts Turnpike this summer as the Futures Collegiate Baseball League has gone west – as in Westfield, Mass. The FCBL, in a move rumored for the last month, announced on Wednesday that it is adding a team in ...

Time to grapple with some high school wrestling thoughts

It is time to wrestle with some post-holiday mat thoughts as the high school grappling season turns the corner toward the heart of the campaign, states and ultimately New England’s. First and foremost, the title by Alvirne’s Kyle Gora at the prestigious George Bossi Lowell (Mass.) Holiday ...