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UNH gives Nashua’s Hogan the permanent women’s hoop job

It's official: Nashua's Kelsey Hogan is the permanent University of New Hampshire women's basketball coach. Hogan, who was named the Wildcats interim coach back in April, had that tag removed on Monday, the school announced. Hogan, who was Nashua High School North's first 1,000-point career ...

Rox recover from Knights rally to snap Nashua win streak

NASHUA – All good things must come to an end. Unfortunately, that was the case for the Nashua Silver Knights on Sunday as they fell to the Brockton Rox, 10-9 at a steamy Holman Stadium, snapping a four-game winning streak. Hey, that's what can happen on Sundays when nothing seems routine in ...

Sunday was a day for Legends at Holman Stadium

NASHUA – Al Savage remembers the first state high school Decathlon that he helped organize at Holman Stadium. “My wife made cake, sandwiches and lemonade for the athletes,” said Savage, who was inducted into the Nashua Lions Club Sports Legends of Holman Hall of Fame along with former ...

Nashua Defenders edge Concord, 4-3, to advance to semis

NASHUA – The same thing that caused the Nashua Defenders to have a sub-par regular season enabled them Saturday to pull off a major playoff upset in the NHCBL quarterfinals. Yes, the error of their ways spread to the opposition when Concord shortstop Adrian Siravo couldn't handle a sharp ...

Silver Knights keep rolling on Shumski’s walk-off hit

NASHUA – Break up the Silver Knights. On second thought, if you're a fan of winning baseball, don't. The Knights captured their fourth straight win on Saturday night in dramatic fashion, as Nick Shumski's second home walk-off hit of the summer produced a 3-2 win over the New Britain Bees in ...

Silver Knights firing on all cylinders in 18-1 rout of Rox

NASHUA – Jared Dupere had a big smile on his face on Friday night. “Things are really clicking,” he said. “We're really coming together.” He was, of course, talking about the Nashua Silver Knights team he, along with several others, helped pace to an 18-1 rout of Brockton at Holman ...

Fagula remembered as coach, mentor friend and more

NASHUA – It was something that John Fagula would always smile about, with immense pride. And why not? It’s not often – in fact, hardly ever – a high school team from New Hampshire in any sport would be labeled as the best in the nation. But that’s exactly what the Nashua High ...

Nashua Defenders top Concord, 3-2, in series opener

Don't look now, but the eighth seed Nashua Defenders are just one win away from the New Hampshire COVID Baseball League semifinals. They edged top seed Concord 3-2 Friday at Concord's Memorial Field, and can clinch the best-of-three quarterfinal series with a win over the Cannons in Game 2 ...

NHIAA announces dates – Sept. 10, 18, 25 – for high school sports start

Mark these dates on your high school sports calendar: Sept. 10, 18 and 25. The New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association announced those as the first days for the different high school fall sports to play actual games and begin their seasons. Last week the NHIAA marked Sept. 8 as ...

Kids Sports

Nashua’s Max Demers tossed a no-hitter for the Merrimack Valley Prospects to highlight this week’s results. Several other locals also had a great week: ––– 10U PROSPECTS 6 CONCORD CANNONS 0 Max Demers pitched a complete game no hitter as he was hot from the start, finishing ...

SNHU’s Arvanitis, Watt both claim golf crowns

MANCHESTER – Southern New Hampshire University men’s and women’s golf head coach Matt Arvanitis captured the New Hampshire Professional Golfers’ Association of America Championship last week, with women’s assistant coach Tara Watt claiming the New Hampshire Women’s Golf Association ...

Nashua Defenders start NHCBL playoffs today at Concord

And then there was one. The last local summer youth baseball team still playing gets back in action today in Concord, as the New Hampshire Covid Baseball League (NHCBL) playoffs get underway. The Nashua defenders, who finished the season 8-11-1 and grabbed the eighth seed, will take on the ...

Goode’s dream of Girls Hockey All-Star Game comes true Saturday

It didn't look as if it could take place a couple of months ago, but persistence has paid off for Nashua businessman Jon Goode and the first ever NHGA New Hampshire Girls High School Hockey Invitational is set for Saturday at 7 p.m. at Tri-Town Arena in Hooksett. Several local players are ...

Keegan wins another HR Derby as Knights top Navs again

Dom's Bombs did it again for the Nashua Silver Knights. Dom Keegan outhomered North Shore's Cam Climo in the tiebreaking Home Run Derby by a whopping 13-3 to give Nashua a 4-3 comeback win over the Navigators at Lynn's Fraser Field on Thursday night. With their win, the Silver Knights (16-11) ...

Modified schedule for Motorcycle Week at NHMS

LOUDON, N.H. - New Hampshire Motor Speedway will host plenty of on-track action during the 97th annual Laconia Motorcycle Week Rally, Aug. 22-30, with a modified schedule of activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Charity rides, select competition events and limited camping will take place at ...

ACT, PASS reach agreement to promote multiple events at Thompson Speedway

Waterbury, VT and Naples, ME - The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) have reached an agreement with Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park to promote multiple events at the Thompson, CT oval track this season. The events will be the first held on the historic 5/8-mile ...

Nashua Athletics Hall of Fame inductions now set for May

NASHUA – Fame can be a fleeting thing, especially during a pandemic. The return of the Nashua Athletics Hall of Fame inductions has been put on hold for a second time due to COVID-19 concerns. Due to the pandemic, the event, originally scheduled for early last May and then first rescheduled ...

Young’s pitching, Dupere’s return spark Silver Knights win

The Nashua Silver Knights are off to a good start as they begin the two-week home stretch to the FCBL season. The Knights topped North Shore, 5-1 on Wednesday at Fraser Field in Lynn, Mass., thanks to a superb start by pitcher Griffin Young. Young, making just his second start of the season, ...

Silver Knights analysis: Starting pitching a big stretch key

NASHUA – It was a solid pitching performance, five shutout innings in which the Nashua Silver Knights could not touch Worcester starter Eric Chavarria in what eventually became a 9-2 Bravehearts win a week ago Tuesday. That's the kind of starting mound performance the Silver Knights would ...