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Hello, August

August is in the midst of arriving this weekend, which usually makes yours truly wince as it means the summer is well more than half over. But after the mainly lousy July we’ve had weather-wise, forcing all sorts of game reschedulings, etc., maybe a fresh month is a welcome site. So ...

Time Travel for July 30-Aug. 5

JULY 30, 1966: “A bases-loaded double by Jack Fortier in the eighth inning pushed two runs home for the Nashua Babe Ruth League All Stars to give them a 5-3 come-from-behind win over Dover yesterday afternoon at Holman Stadium in the New Hampshire BR Tournament. “… Dean Palanski won his ...

Patriots camp set to kick off Wednesday

Believe it or not, as we enter the last week of July, it really means one thing: the National Football League training camp season is about to start, and that includes your New England Patriots. As we do every year, let’s try to answer a few questions as camp will be a lot different from ...

Time Travel for July 24-30

JULY 24, 1956: “The Gold Sox trampled the Green Sox, 21-8, and the Blue Sox overpowered the Red Sox, 22-9, in two Nashua Girls Softball League games last night. “At Atherton, Ave., the Gold Sox, led by Vigneault and Deschenes, pounded out 27 hits for the 21 runs. Both girls went 5 for 5. ...

Home Run Derby always enjoyable, especially for the fans

There are three words that can cause a discussion in baseball: “Home Run Derby.” Especially in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League. It seems as if this was Derby Week. Sunday began with the first Nashua Silver Knights Home Run Derby of the season, and then, of course, we had the ...

Time Travel for July 16-22

JULY 16, 1951: “Like Old Man River, who rolls on forever, Nashua’s king of the golfing fairways, Tommy Leonard Jr., masterfully disposed of the only logical contender of the Granite State amateur crown yesterday at Manchester Country Club, blasting Portsmouth’s Art Butler into submission ...