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Rain shifts Game 1 from Brockton to Nashua

BROCKTON, Mass. – Game 1 of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League semifinals between Nashua and Brockton, scheduled for Friday night in The City of Champions, was postponed due to heavy rain and tornado warnings. Now the dynamics of the series have changed. Game 1 will now be in ...

Neverett hopes to guide Silver Knights to FCBL title repeat

A week or so ago, Nashua Silver Knights manager B.J. Neverett paced in the dugout, fighting the urge to have a meeting on the pitchers mound to set his infield defense to protect a one-run lead. “I hadn’t done it all year,” he said. “My gut was telling ...

Harrity wins 15th Women’s State Am title

HANOVER – Dana Harrity says she remembers her first New Hampshire Women’s Golf Association Championship like it was yesterday, including a few words from a rival caddie that inspired her during the last few holes. That was 30 years ago, on her home course at Abenaqui ...

Silver Knights will open playoffs in Brockton

NASHUA – It’s official: The Nashua Silver Knights will face the Brockton Rox in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League semifinals. Game 1 will be Friday in Brockton, with Games 2 and 3 set for Saturday and Sunday in Nashua. The Rox are stuck finishing fourth as Torrington ...

12-year-old hangs tough on Day 2 of Women’s State Am

HANOVER – So now the truth can be told. That 13-year-old girl who was supposed to be playing in the 90th NHWGA Championship at Hanover Country Club? It was an exaggeration. She’s actually 12. And her ability to hold her own against the best woman golfers in the state at ...

Poore likely starter for Game 1 of Silver Knights’ title defense

NASHUA – It’s the home stretch for the Nashua Silver Knights with the playoffs beginning Friday. With that comes the anticipation of defending their Futures Collegiate League championship, as well as some key decisions – not the least of which is pitching. Even ...

Harrity takes charge after Round 1 of Women’s State Am

HANOVER – In a game where you are shooting for birdies and eagles it is better to be the hunted than the hunter. That irony will be working in Dana Harrity’s favor Wednesday when the Abenaqui Country Club standout takes a four-stroke lead into the second round of the ...

Harrity looking for storybook finish at Women’s State Amateur

HANOVER – Even a numerologist who wouldn’t know a three-wood from a three-iron might have to wonder if the stars are aligned this year for Dana Harrity in the New Hampshire Women’s State Amateur Championship, which runs Tuesday through Thursday at Hanover Country ...

New Hampshire’s bonds produced big Shrine win

HANOVER – The Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl was over and the New Hampshire players were about to scatter to all ends of Dartmouth College’s Memorial Field. Before that could happen, Mike Beliveau shouted to his New Hampshire players, asking for just a few more minutes. And the ...

New Hampshire clobbers Vermont 62-24 in Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl

HANOVER – All week, Mike Beliveau was worried about becoming known as the New Hampshire coach who couldn’t beat Vermont in the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl. No need to worry about that now. The Granite State team not only avenged Beliveau’s loss in the 2000 game; it ...

Rocha is Silver Knights late-inning weapon

It’s the ninth inning, the bases are loaded and the Nashua Silver Knights are in danger of blowing a two-run lead. Manager B.J. Neverett knew what he had to do in this situation: Call on Cody. Three pitches later, the batter struck out and the threat was over. Probably ...

Team NH hoping new recipe gets old result at Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl

Mike Beliveau is trying to avoid getting a reputation. In 2000, the Souhegan High School head football coach got his first shot at coaching the New Hampshire team in the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl. That year’s team set records for the number of yards it put up, and scored 40 points, a ...

Nashua Senior Softball Wrapup

Amherst Auto 10, Dr. Dionne’s Seniors 6 Ed Jaracz finished a strong week at the plate with a 3 for 3 outing to lead Amherst over the medics. The mechanics had a well-balanced effort with seven players putting together two-hit efforts, led by Don Kasper (single and double) and ...

NH Knights win GSBA 17U baseball tournament

The New Hampshire Knights Baseball Club won the Granite State Baseball Association Senior Division 17U Tournament at Academy Field in Hollis. The Knights won the single elimination tournament by defeating Concord, Mass., and the Hudson Black Sox to win the league title. Brad Deluca of Nashua ...

Gate City Wrestling Club has strong summer

The Gate City Wrestling Club, an off-season high school wrestling club sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Nashua, continued its summer session at various regional events. Nashua High School South 152-pounder Tyler Ellwood placed first at the Bay State Games at UMass Boston, while ...

Nashua Nightmares finish second in 18U softball showcase

The Nashua Nightmares 18U girls softball team had a strong second place finish in the Bow Turn 2 Invitational Showcase. The first year squad dropped its first game to a talented New England Diamond Gems team, but bounced back on Day 2 to beat the NH Comets Blue, 7-4. This game featured timely ...

Shrine Bowl a final game for Beliveaus

The Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl annually marks the final time a class of football players from New Hampshire and Vermont will be representing their respective high schools. This year’s game will also signal the end of a special duo from Souhegan High School. When New Hampshire takes the ...

Kohler wins NH Stroke Play title

HUDSON – New London’s D.J. Lantz has a welt just above his waist, a painful reminder of just how close he came to winning the New Hampshire Stroke Play Tournament, which concluded Thursday at Green Meadow Golf Course. James Pleat has the painful memory of two short putts, ...

Kohler conquers Green Meadow in Stroke Play tourney

HUDSON – The Ryan Kohler legend continues to grow. The 28-year-old Spofford golfer, who didn’t take up the sport until four years ago and has never had a lesson, gave one Wednesday, shooting a 6-under 66 in the second round of the Stroke Play Championship at Green Meadow ...

Silver Knights nail down playoff spot

NASHUA – There wasn’t much drama in the Nashua Silver Knights clinching a Futures Collegiate League playoff spot on Wednesday night. No, not with a 34-11 record following their 4-2 win over the Wachusett Dirt Dawgs before an announced Holman Stadium crowd of 868. The fun, ...