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Local Baseball Notebook: Pitchers are holding their own

The pitching seems to be on par with the hitting and ahead of the defense after the first two weeks of local summer baseball. For example, the Nashua Defenders of the New Hampshire COVID Baseball League (NHCBL) have gotten a couple of quality performances out of starter Henri Boudreau and ...

Local golfer Phil Pleat takes aim at NCC, crown

The stars-are-aligned feel is too good to resist. So, best to push the potential turning points, story twists and pivotal characters to the wings and jump straight to the main plot. Phil Pleat is playing at home – Nashua Country Club – in the 117th New Hampshire Amateur golf ...

New Hampshire Fisher Cats, Lowell Spinners season officially called off

What has been a foregone conclusion in the minds of many has now become official: Minor League Baseball, which in the nearby area includes the Double A New Hampshire Fisher Cats in Manchester and the Single A Lowell (Mass.) Spinners, will not have a 2020 season, thanks to COVID-19. That ...

Navigators spoil Silver Knights opener at Holman, 4-1

NASHUA – In Kyle Jackson's mind, everyone was a winner on Thursday night, even though his Nashua Silver Knights dropped a 4-1 season opener to the North Shore Navigators at Holman Stadium. “It's not the outcome they wanted,” the Silver Knights manager said of his players. “But for me ...

Amherst falls at Salem; Hudson settles for tie at Durham

The area went 0-1-1 in NEIBL baseball on Thursday night: SALEM 6, AMHERST 2 The Sabers fell to 0-2 and left the bases loaded despite Jimmy Reel's screaming line drive. Brady Mason had two hits and other key hits came from Zach Diamond and Joe Gutierrez. Amherst heads to Dover Saturday for a ...

Time to play ball as Silver Knights open today at Holman

NASHUA – The season many didn't think would ever happen in the wake of the pandemic begins today at 6 p.m. at Holman Stadium. The Nashua Silver Knights of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League will begin their 10th season when Bedford's Geoff Mosseau delivers the first pitch against the ...

Jackson and his Knights players prep for the challenge

NASHUA – It's game time for the new manager. The day first-year Nashua Silver Knights manager Kyle Jackson has been patiently waiting for is finally here. “I'm excited, very excited,” he said, talking about tonight's 10th season opener at Holman Stadium vs. North Shore, something which ...

Pandemic claims the annual NH-VT Shrine Football Game

The 66th Annual New Hampshire-Vermont Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl Game has been cancelled, Shrine officials announced Wednesday. Word began to filter out late Tuesday night that the Shrine Board of Governors had voted to make the move, but it did not become official until yesterday morning. The ...

Merrimack, Hollis Brookline fall in summer baseball

Mother Nature played a bit of a role in the local baseball schedule on Wednesday, but so did some good baseball players as well. Here's a look: NHCBL EXETER 3, MERRIMACK 2 Merrimack (3-2) dropped its second straight, despite a good performance on the mound and at the plate by Nick ...

Bedford’s Mosseau gets Knights Opening Night nod

NASHUA – Two years ago, Geoff Mosseau was starting to feel a twinge in his elbow on the mound at Holman Stadium, one that many pitchers experience. The 6-foot-6, 195 pound lefty had just graduated from Bedford High School, and suddenly found himself in the Nashua Silver Knights rotation to ...

Fisher Cats, Spinners seasons are officially cancelled

What has been a foregone conclusion in the minds of many has now become official: Minor League Baseball, which in the nearby area includes the Double A New Hampshire Fisher Cats in Manchester and the Single A Lowell (Mass.) Spinners, will not have a 2020 season, thanks to COVID-19. That ...

Scharn sharp in Hudson’s 6-0 NEIBL win over Amherst

HUDSON – Adam Scharn isn't planning on a baseball career at Southern New Hampshire University. But if someone from the Penmen coaching staff had been at Tuesday's 6-0 Hudson NEIBL win over Amherst, the SNHU braintrust might be talking to him now about giving it a shot. Scharn twirled a ...

City health officials give Silver Knights a COVID-19 first pitch

NASHUA – Two months ago, Nashua Director For the Division of Public Health and Community Services Bobbie D. Bagley never thought there'd be baseball this summer at Holman Stadium. But there was Bagley on Monday afternoon at Holman, standing behind home plate with two other city health ...

Nashua snaps two-game NHCBL skid with win over Dover

NASHUA – The Nashua Defenders of the New Hampshire COVID Baseball League need to work on one thing. You're not supposed to have a better Monday than your weekend. But that's exactly what the Defenders experienced, thanks to a 12-4 win over Dover yesterday after back-to-back losses Saturday ...

UNH gymnastics announces 2020 team awards

DURHAM, N.H. - The UNH gymnastics team formally put a bow on its 2020 season by announcing its team awards during a Zoom call featuring gymnasts, coaches, staff and family members Sunday, June 28. The Wildcats earned a share of the inaugural East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) ...

Sicard continues tiger dominance with victory in triple crown opener

WOODSTOCK – Barton, VT's Shane Sicard showed once again why he's the King of the Tigers at White Mountain Motorsports Park by winning the Jon Parks Tractor Triple Crown Series opener on Saturday, June 27. It was the second straight victory for Sicard in the Wells River Chevrolet Flying Tigers ...

MASCAC and Worcester State University planning for fall 2020 season

WESTFIELD, Mass. - The Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference announced Monday morning that plans are in the works for the Fall 2020 athletic season. The full statement from the MASCAC is below. "The MASCAC Conference and our eight member institutions are looking forward to the ...

Minor League Baseball, including Fisher Cats, Spinners, cancel season

Minor League Baseball,which in the nearby area includes the Double A New Hampshire Fisher Cats in Manchester and the Single A Lowell (Mass.) Spinners, will not have a 2020 season, thanks to COVID-19. That announcement was made late Tuesday afternoon. The Fisher Cats, the Toronto Blue Jays ...

Local teams gearing up for NEIBL season openers

Are you ready for some more baseball? After the New Hampshire COVID Baseball League (NHCBL) opened up last week, the second state summer baseball league, this one even more high school oriented, is set to start the season. Ready to go is the ever-expanded New England Independent Baseball ...

Merrimack off to 3-0 start in NHCBL; Nashua struggling

Here's a look at the local baseball weekend results in both the New Hampshire COVID Baseball League and the New England INdependent Baseball League: NHCBL MERRIMACK 6, DOVER 5 Leading 6-1, Merrimack (3-0) survived a Dover rally, thanks in part to its 10-hit output. Blayne Laliberte allowed ...