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New Hampshire Fisher Cats top Portland Sea Dogs

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K.C. Hobson, Dalton Pompey, and Andy Burns all homered to help the Fisher Cats beat the Portland Sea Dogs, 7-4, on Friday night in Manchester. Hobson’s blast came as part of a four-run first inning, which helped pave the way for the Fisher Cats’ (46-52) second straight win ...

Lowell Spinners drub Batavia Muckdogs

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Every member of the Lowell Spinners offense reached base at least once, as the Spinners scored five in the second and five more in the fourth en route to an 11-2 win over the Batavia Muckdogs on Friday night at Dwyer Stadium. Lowell (15-19) broke the game open in the top half of the second ...

Nashua Silver Knights drub Worcester Bravehearts, 10-2

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NASHUA – Wednesday was a day of firsts for the Nashua Silver Knights and pitcher Tom Hudon. The lefty from Merrimack and St. Anselm College checked the Worcester Bravehearts on just two hits over 61?3 innings, giving him his first win of the summer (1-4). The 10-2 Nashua triumph was ...

Note to Red Sox: Keep Jon Lester

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If the Red Sox lose Jon Lester in free agency, they have no one to blame but themselves. Of course, that’s assuming that Lester, whose contract is up at the end of the year, remains in Boston for the duration of the 2014 season. I can’t imagine what another team would have ...

Ryan Kohler pacesetter at NH State Am golf in Goffstown

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GOFFSTOWN – Ryan Kohler was at it again Wednesday. After earning medalist honors and the top seed during the 36-hole qualifying, the Hooper Golf Club member made things look relatively easy when he teed off at 8 a.m. in the 111th State Amateur Championship’s Round of 64 at ...

Walpole golfer takes medalist honors at State Am in Goffstown

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GOFFSTOWN – Ryan Kohler knew five- or six-under par was a possibility, slow greens and all. A pair of golfers confirmed that in the opening round, with scores of 66 and 67. Round Two of the 111th State Am’s 36-hole medal qualifying was Kohler’s turn to conquer ...

Nashua Silver Knights need to get hot in FCBL

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It’s a hot, event-filled week in the middle of July. In particular, it’s a big week for the Nashua Silver Knights. This is their time. This is when they need to make a push on the field to get back to where we’re all used to them being, at or near the top of the ...

Portland Sea Dogs sail past New Hampshire Fisher Cats

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Andy Fermin smacked his third homer of the season, but the Fisher Cats couldn’t overcome an early 2-0 deficit in a 6-2 loss to Portland in the final game before the Eastern League All-Star break. Casey Lawrence took the loss as New Hampshire dropped four of five in the series against ...

Sweeney Post 2 tops Milford Post 23 in Legion baseball

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MILFORD – Any question of whether the Milford Post 23 baseball team belonged among the top teams in the state was answered in the team’s last two games. Whether Post 23 advances to the American Legion Senior state tournament for the first time still remains up in the ...

Lowell Spinners bounce back, top Mahoning Valley

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A day after a heart breaking loss at Fenway Park, the Spinners rebounded with a big win, topping the Mahoning Valley Scrappers on the back of two Nick Moore home runs, 8-5, Monday night at LeLacheur Park. The win snapped the Spinners six-game losing streak and allowed the team to salvage a win ...

Nashua Silver Knights fall to Worcester Bravehearts

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WORCESTER, Mass. – Another opportunity missed. That seems to be the theme of the Nashua Silver Knights season, and Tuesday was yet another example as they couldn’t hold a 5-2 lead en route to a rain-delayed, 7-5 loss at the hands of the West Division-leading Worcester ...

Age not what matters on track

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NASCAR has always had a large following. It’s one of few sports an Average Joe can actually relate to. Drivers piloting cars as fast as possible – trying to get to the final destination faster than the vehicles behind, along side and in front of them. Sounds familiar ...

Nashua Senior Softball League results

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IMEC 10, Amherst Autoworks 9 This thriller wasn’t decided until the top of the seventh when Amherst, down by a run, loaded the bases with a walk and 2 hits with 2 outs. You could hear the collective sigh of relief from the IMEC team when the next man up grounded to second to end ...

Angling experience forms memories for future replay

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Last week I stood at the edge of a small beaver pond watching the surface being dimpled by the steady feeding trout. Standing there in complete frustration, I tried one fly pattern after another in the hopes of finding just the right selection to match the bugs that were so obviously ringing ...

Some ‘skinny’ foods aren’t really that healthy

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I learned a new word this week. It doesn’t really look like a word, though, more like something you might find at the bottom of a chemist’s latest experiment. The word is azodicarbonamide, and it’s a chemical compound that can be somewhere between yellow and ...

LeBron’s return to Cleveland was a business decision

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So, His Highness is returning to Euclid Avenue, having fallen not one, not two, not three, but at least four championships short of what he vowed to bestow upon his South Beach subjects. Only his loyal court jesters know precisely how and why he made the decision to return whence he came. ...