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HB’s Gillespie has that Cavalier spirit for CHaD Game

High Schools

MANCHESTER – Michael Gillespie is making history. The former Hollis Brookline High School wide receiver/defensive back was thrilled that in January he became , as he tells it, the school's first player to ever be chosen to play in the annual CHaD East-West All-Star Football Game. And he ...

Red Sox, Yankees prepare for showtime in London

Boston sports

LONDON (AP) – An array of retired All-Stars and Hall of Famers conducted a youth clinic. Workers put final touches on new clubhouses, batting cages and bullpens. No ducks on the pond quite yet – not so soon after flying across it. Having landed in London, the New York Yankees and Boston ...

US women’s soccer a team worth cheering for

Local Sports Columnists

The United States Women’s Soccer Team probably invited all this attention, this spotlight, all this heat, if you will. Good for them. If a soccer team can do anything to even the playing field on this planet for women everywhere, I’m behind them every step of the way. Paced by the ...

Silver Knights rally but can’t catch Suns

Local Sports

A late-inning resurgence fell short Thursday night for the Nashua Silver Knights in Pittsfield as the Suns held on for a 7-5 victory. Pittsfield built a 4-0 lead after three innings but Nashua began clawing back into the game with Benjamin Cowles’ RBI double in the sixth. A bases-loaded ...

Old Manchester Giant faced Veeck’s dwarf

Local Sports Columnists

In a sport replete with stories of success and failure, in which a handful of bad outings could doom your career before it ever really has a chance to get off the ground, Bob Cain would one day found himself in the role of straight man. A left-handed pitcher, Cain was the No. 2 starter for ...

CHaD All-Star Game now a Grondstra family tradition

High Schools

MANCHESTER – It's all in the family. Yes, Souhegan High School alum Ries Gronstra's opportunity to play for the West squad in this Saturday's annual CHaD East-West All-Star Football Game at the University of New Hampshire is almost like a family tradition. That's because his older brother ...

Starting pitching helping Silver Knights improve

Local Sports

NASHUA – If there's anything we can tell from the Nashua Silver Knights as they are approaching a month into their 2019 season, they are a streaky team. They started off the season 0-4, then 4-8, but then reeled off seven straight wins to get to 11-8. But now they're 11-10 after a tough-two ...

Chris Sale, Red Sox bullpen flop in loss to White Sox

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) – Boston starter Chris Sale won’t mind getting just about as far away from Fenway Park as he can. The Red Sox left-hander had yet another rough start at home against the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday, and by the time he returns it will be an entire year since he last won a ...

Upon further review, replay is becoming annoying

Local Sports Columnists

Warning: A back-in-the-day argument is bubbling to the surface. Anyone who is not inclined to endure an old grouch climbing onto his soap box should move along. The objection in question is the increasing use of video replay to determine if an official is right or wrong with the call he or ...

Nashua Silver Knights hammer Westfield

Local Sports

A four-run second inning propelled the Nashua Silver Knights to a 10-4 road win over Westfield on Wednesday night. Benjamin Cowles helped spark the Silver Knights’ assault on Westfield pitching with three hits and three runs batted in, including a home run. Noah Lucier also homered for the ...

Milford’s Taylor has strong ties to CHaD, community

High Schools

MANCHESTER – One day last January the postman rang twice for former Milford High School lineman Alex Taylor. In one envelope came his first college acceptance letter, this one from Plymouth State. The other? It was a notification that he had been selected to play in this Saturday's annual ...

Red Sox slide by White Sox at rainy Fenway

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) – Xander Bogaerts hit a two-run homer, David Price struck out nine and the Red Sox beat the White Sox 6-3 Tuesday on a rainy night at Fenway Park. The start of the game was delayed 24 minutes because of rain, which continued to fall – heavily at times – through the first ...

Red Sox could use a special jolt

Local Sports Columnists

Puzzling. Google it and the Boston Red Sox of 2019 are certainly one of the top entries, right? If Monday night’s “thrilling” walk-off win over the Chicago White Sox (quick, name three starters ... no chance) proved anything, it is that something just is not right for this $240 ...

Silver Knights riding a roller coaster

Local Sports

NASHUA – If there’s anything we can tell from the Nashua Silver Knights as they are approaching a month into their 2019 season, they are a streaky team. They started off the season 0-4, then 4-8, but then reeled off seven straight wins to get to 11-8. But now they’re 11-10 after a ...

Gedman following in his father’s footsteps – sort of

Local Sports

Question: What don't people know about managing a team in the Futures Collegiate League? Answer: Where do you want to start. If you want to get a good laugh out of Nashua Silver Knights manager B.J. Neverett, ask him just that. “It's tough,” Neverett said on Sunday. “This isn't like ...

Ninth-inning heroics lift Red Sox over White Sox

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) – Marco Hernández beat out an infield single with the bases loaded in the ninth and the Boston Red Sox rallied to beat the Chicago White Sox 6-5 on Monday night. It was the second straight walk-off victory at home for Boston, which has won nine of 12. Andrew Benintendi led ...

Bristol tops Nashua Silver Knights at Holman Stadium

Local Sports

Scoring pairs of runs in the sixth, seventh and ninth innings allowed the Bristol Blues to break away to a 7-2 win over the Nashua Silver Knights at Holman Stadium. A trio of Bristol pitchers limited the Silver Knights to four hits. Nashua’s two runs came off Blues starter James ...

Blue Jays silence Red Sox

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) – Lourdes Gurriel Jr. came strolling out of Toronto’s clubhouse to an interview area wearing a wrestling-belt lookalike with a big smile on his face. The Blue Jays give one to their position player of the game and another to their pitcher to wear. It’s easy to figure out who ...

Baseball becomes Knight Sandstrom’s travel guide

Local Sports

NASHUA – Kyle Sandstrom should really work for a travel agency. He's got a ton of tips for those who like to live life out of a suitcase from time to time. For example, he's found the best way to see the country: play college baseball, especially in the summer. Sandstrom, a native of ...