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Hudson, Nashua shift into NEIBL, NHCBL playoff mode

Playoffs? You bet. Just over six weeks ago, local youth baseball players and teams were out on fields – whatever fields were available – after nearly three months of inactivity. They were trying to get ready for what they hoped would be a summer season. Their hopes were fulfilled, and next ...

Keselowski uses fan support to help him win at Loudon

LOUDON (AP) — Brad Keselowski won at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday for his third victory of the NASCAR season and 33rd of his career. Keselowski and Denny Hamlin swapped stage wins and had the lead a combined 18 times before Keselowski, who is in a contract year for Team Penske, ...

Big money and bigger names coming to White Mountain for Midsummer Classic

Waterbury, VT - One of the largest and richest race weekends of the year in the Northeast is just around the corner. The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Pro All Star Series (PASS) are joining forces at North Woodstock, NH's White Mountain Motorsports Park for the Midsummer Classic this ...

Shaw dominates GSPSS at Monadnock

The Granite State Pro Stock Series invaded Monadnock Speedway for a mid summer affair and DJ Shaw finally conquered a track that had stymied him for several years. On a hot and sunny afternoon practice went smoothly for everyone except rookie Casey Call. At the end of the final practice ...

Silver Knights fall to Worcester to limp into mini break

The Nashua Silver Knights are limping into the Future Collegiate Baseball League's mini break. The locals are now 14-11 after suffering their second straight loss, 8-5 Saturday at the hands of the Worcester Bravehearts at Leominster's (Mass.) Doyle Field. Nashua is off until it takes on North ...

Hudson suffers sweep but set to host quarterfinal Monday

It appears Hudson will likely end up either as the third or fourth seed in the upcoming New England Independent Baseball League tournament after a 2-0, 6-0 doubleheader loss to Weare on Saturday at Alvirne High School. The locals, who finished at 12-3-2, still look like they'll host a ...

Loss of a true legend: Fagula remembered as a champion

NASHUA – Stephanie Kane introduced her son, Nate, currently a basketball standout at Nashua High School North, to legendary girls basketball coach John Fagula. “All those plays we would run and things I would teach you over the years? This is the guy I learned them from, this is my ...

Nashua North alum splits time between NHCBL and college ball in Toronto

NASHUA – A movie came out in the early 1970s titled, “A Man Without a Country.” Well, Nashua NHCBL catcher/designated hitter Will Brooks is a man with two countries. Brooks also is a Canadian citizen, and for the last two years, the Nashua North alum has played his college baseball at ...

Start to high school sports season pushed back; practice starts Sept. 8

NASHUA – The high school fall sports season is a go in New Hampshire, but on a delayed basis. The New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association made it official Thursday,formally announcing it is approving a fall high school sports season statewide. It was reportedly understood in the ...

Navigators walk off with a 7-6 win over Silver Knights

Hunter became the hunted, and he couldn't escape. Cam Climo managed a tiebreaking two-strike, two-out RBI single off Nashua Silver Knights reliever Hunter Owen in the bottom of the ninth inning on Friday night at Lynn's Fraser Field as the North Shore Navigators enjoyed a walk-off 7-6 ...

John McNamara, manager of ill-fated ‘86 Red Sox, dead

BOSTON (AP) – John McNamara, who managed the Boston Red Sox to within one strike of a World Series victory in 1986 before an unprecedented collapse on the field extended the team’s championship drought into the new millennium, has died. He was 88. McNamara died Tuesday at his home in ...

Kids Sports for August 2

Here’s the latest results from the Merrimack Valley Prospects baseball program, which includes several locals at the youth level: 10U PROSPECTS 11 GRANITE STATE THUNDER 8 The Prospects plate four in the first after a bases-loaded double from Jordyn Rodriguez (2 for 3, four RBIs, one ...

Nashua girls basketball coaching legend John Fagula has died

NASHUA – Local girls basketball coaching legend John Fagula, according to multiple sources, has passed away this morning at the age of 73. Fagula won 11 state championships in an illustrious 432-72 coaching career at Nashua High School, including 1987, when his Purple Panthers team was ...

Viera, Keegan pace Silver Knights’ big win over Brockton

NASHUA – Deuces were wild for Nashua Silver Knights shortstop Max Viera on Thursday night. The incoming Northeastern University freshman had two homers in, yes, two different uniforms. He was also charged with two errors, but no harm, no foul in a big 6-3 win over the Brockton Rox at Holman ...

Hudson tops Nashua for 13th win; Amherst also triumphs

The New England Independent Baseball League had a full night of local action, and once again Hudson was able to cruise to its 13th win. HUDSON 13, NASHUA CHIEFS 3 Hudson,which trailed 2-0 in the first, is now 13-1-2 after Kyle Boulanger's three hits, including a grand slam. Ty Baker pitched ...

Nashua Defenders clinch NHCBL playoff spot with win

NASHUA – The Nashua Defenders hope the sins of the past don't become the sins of the future. That's because after Wednesday's 8-4 win at Holman Stadium over the New Hampshire Prospects White, there actually is a future for the locals as they basically clinched a playoff berth in the league ...

Silver Knights let their bats do talking in 13-5 win in Lynn

Bad day at the ballpark? Just wait for the next game. It's bound to be better. That's been the Nashua Silver Knights' philosophy all season, and it was certainly evident on Wednesday night. They followed up a lackluster Tuesday loss Tuesday with a resounding Wednesday win, 13-5 over the North ...

No victory vibe for Silver Knights in 9-2 loss to Bravehearts

NASHUA – Kyle Jackson could feel it. Something was different about his Nashua Silver Knights team on Tuesday night, and not in a good way. And his instincts were correct, as the team looked sluggish until the last inning of a 9-2 loss at the hands of the Worcester Bravehearts at Holman ...