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Prep soccer underway in Greater Nashua

The games are few, so the expectations may be many. That’s the look of local high school boys soccer this fall. With a shorter preseason, fewer games and an open tournament, teams can use the time to work out the kinks with no pressure moving toward late October-early November. It’s a ...

Championship contenders abound in area girls soccer ranks

Contenders aplenty. If there’s one thing the area doesn’t lack, it’s talented high school girls soccer players, and that translates into several contending teams in all divisions. Last year the Bishop Guertin Cardinals and Hollis Brookline Cavaliers took things the furthest, to the ...

From England to the Granite State: New BG coach set for debut

NASHUA – It’s a long way across the pond. But for one local coach, it was a trip worth taking. Some 20 years ago, a former soccer standout in England made a life-changing decision. Then, a young Winston Haughton, convinced by a couple of UK colleagues who would become business partners, ...

Front Door Agency collaborates with Events For A Cause

NASHUA – With a driving principle to give back to the community, Events For A Cause, a newly founded group of Nashua business leaders with more than 10 years of nonprofit governing and event experience, is presenting its first ever fundraising event. The Brewer’s 18 Golf Tournament will ...

Original Silver Knights owner Weber heads FCBL Fame inductees

NASHUA – Fame is calling several who had an impact in the early days of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League – including a few with the Nashua Silver Knights. The FCBL has announced its inaugural inductees into its newly formed Hall of Fame. Locally, the group of 13 includes original and ...

Former Nashua North star looking to make impact Albany

Steve Lambert was making the scenic but somewhat long and lonely drive through southern Vermont, and slowed down when he saw something out of the corner of his eye. Across the road, climbing out of a stream, he saw, for the first time in his young life, a bear. Fitting. Because that’s ...

Altered practices due to virus could lead to sloppy games

The coronavirus pandemic wiped out most spring practices and disrupted the rhythm of college football’s preseason, with player quarantines, uncertainty about playing games — or both. It also prompted some coaches to make a decision about how much live blocking and tackling there would be ...

Several Silver Knights named to All-Futures League team

NASHUA – The Stars are still shining for the Nashua Silver Knights. The Knights, who recently captured their fifth Futures Collegiate Baseball League championship, had several players named to the All-FCBL First and Second Teams, which were announced on Tuesday. The Knights tied Brockton ...

Despite pandemic, baseball had great summer in New Hampshire

If there was any lesson learned in local sports this past summer, it’s that baseball is indeed back. The New Hampshire COVID Baseball League and the New England Independent Baseball League had close to 750 high school and early college athletes playing this pandemic summer, when in May ...

Might be too soon to count out Belichick, Pats in AFC East

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s tempting to pick against the New England Patriots this year. It really is. The up-and-coming Buffalo Bills have emerged as a popular pick to dethrone Bill Belichick’s bunch atop the AFC East. And, on paper, it certainly seems reasonable. Tom Brady is gone — and ...

Silver Knights persevere during ‘Improbable Season’

NASHUA – Cam Cook and Kyle Jackson were sitting in Cook’s Holman Stadium office back in April. The pandemic was raging. Things were being canceled right and left. But there they were, Cook, the first-year Nashua Silver Knights general manager and Jackson, their first-year manager, going ...

Silver Knights championship had plenty of drama and key decisions

NASHUA – Brandon Dufault got his wish, but not without some drama. There was plenty of it in the ninth inning that the Nashua Silver Knights had to go through before winning their unprecedented fifth Futures Collegiate League championship on Saturday night. A week ago, Silver Knights ...

Champions! Silver Knights capture fifth FCBL crown over Worcester, 5-3

NASHUA – They plead the fifth. Actually, they celebrate the fifth. The Nashua Silver Knights successfully concluded the Drive For Five on Saturday night, taking their fifth Futures Collegiate Baseball League crown in the circuit's 10 years with a 5-3 deciding Game 3 victory over their ...

Bishop Guertin facility becomes outdoor basketball mecca

NASHUA – Bishop Guertin alum and former basketball standout Caroline Hoffer couldn’t believe it when she pulled into the school parking lot. The tennis courts to the right had been transformed into a temporary, but very noticeable, basketball complex. “I was just shocked, honestly,” ...

Silver Knights force deciding Game 3 in FCBL Finals with 5-1 win

NASHUA – Nick Guarino is gold. That has to be the feeling the Nashua Silver Knights and their fans have after the Clark University lefty tossed six innings of one-run ball on Friday night. His effort was a huge key in helping to force a winner-take all vs. Worcester with a 5-1 win in Game 2 ...

Nashua Silver Knights capture fifth FCBL title with 5-3 win

NASHUA – The Nashua Silver Knights are champions of the Futures Collegiate League for the fifth time in 10 years. The Knights took a three-run first inning home run by Dylan Jones and parlayed that into a 5-3 win in the deciding Game 3 over the Worcester Bravehearts before a lively crowd at ...

Nashua Board of Education OK’s high school, middle school sports plan

NASHUA – There will be a full menu of fall high school and middle school sports in the city, barring any change for the worse in the current pandemic. The Nashua Board of Education, by a 7-1 vote, formally approved a plan presented by Nashua Athletics Director Lisa Gingras to compete in all ...

Kids Sports

MERRIMACK VALLEY PROPECTS WIN EBL CHAMPIONSHIP The locally-based Merrimack Valley Prospects youth baseball team won the Elite 10U Baseball League championship, beating Londonderry in the title game held in Manchester. Before that they topped the Merrimack Valley Commodores in the ...

Bravehearts take Game 1 of FCBL Finals from Silver Knights, 3-2

NASHUA – Round One to Worcester. The problem is, if you're the Nashua Silver Knights, you can't afford to lose Round Two, because then it's over. That's because the Bravehearts Thursday night took Game 1 of the best-of-three Futures Collegiate Baseball League Finals by a 3-2 tally before a ...

Silver Knights begin Drive for Five in FCBL Finals tonight

NASHUA – The last lap of the Nashua Silver Knights' Drive for Five is finally here. The long-awaited best-of-three Futures Collegiate Baseball League Finals series between the second seed Knights and top seed Worcester Bravehearts begins tonight at 7 at Holman Stadium. Worcester will be the ...