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Maine, New Hampshire & Massachusetts Fishing Report

It’s hot, but don’t tell the fish that. They don’t seem to know it. What should be a slightly slower time for many seems to be banner fishing for almost everyone. Mid-summer is a time when many species seek solitude of deeper cooler water and are generally less active, but many anglers ...

UNH fall sports season postponed due to COVID-19

DURHAM, N.H. - In conjunction with its league partners the America East Conference and the Colonial Athletic Association, the University of New Hampshire Department of Athletics announced Friday that no Wildcat fall sports teams will compete in intercollegiate athletics in the upcoming semester ...

Stalman, Rounds lead Knights rally past New Britain

It's been a long climb but the Nashua Silver Knights have finally gotten there. To the top of the above .500 mountain, that is. Nashua finally has a winning record after 11 games, improving to 6-5 with a thrilling 5-4 win over the New Britain (Conn.) Bees Wednesday night at New Britain ...

Tough day for locals as Nashua, Merrimack, Amherst fall

It wasn't a good night for the area Wednesday on the youth baseball front. Here's a look: NHCBL SEACOAST NAVY 5, NASHUA 2 The visiting defenders took a 2-0 lead in the first inning on the road but couldn't push across any more runs, stranding 10 runners, including six in scoring ...

Carbone named to 2019-20 NAVC Honor Court

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The National Association of Basketball Coaches recognized UNH men's basketball alumnus Mark Carbone '20 (Wethersfield, Conn.) as a member of its 2019-20 NABC Honors Court for excelling in academics this past season. The NABC Honors Court annually honors juniors and seniors ...

Silver Knights use Keegan’s Derby power to edge Brockton

NASHUA – They loved Dom's bombs. There's nothing more polarizing in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League than its use of the Home Run Derby to prevent extra innings. One night you hate it, like the Nashua Silver Knights did this past Sunday, losing to Worcester. Two nights later, you may ...

Hudson wins a thriller over Concord to stay unbeaten

Once again, rain dampened the local baseball schedule, but one game was played on Tuesday. Hudson moved to 8-0-1 in the New England Independent Baseball League with a 2-1 walk-off win over Concord, thanks to Josh MacDonald's sac fly. MacDonald had five hits, and Hudson also got a complete ...

Riverside Leavitt Memorial 150 rescheduled for August 15

Waterbury, VT - The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Riverside Speedway announced Tuesday that the Gardiner & June Leavitt Memorial 150 has been rescheduled for Saturday, August 15 at 6:00pm. The event was originally scheduled for July 11 before being postponed due to weather uncertainty ...

Plymouth State football: Zeman promoted to co-head coach

PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Plymouth State University has promoted Devin Zeman to co-head coach of the Panthers’ football program as announced by Director of Athletics Kim Bownes and head coach Paul Castonia on Tuesday. Zeman has been associated with the program for the last 17 years and has filled ...

Helliwell, Kuhn among invaders looking to take Vermont Governor’s Cup home

Ryan Kuhn (#72MA) will try to snatch the VT Governor's Cup while also getting ready for multiple upcoming ACT visits to Thunder Road. (Daniel Holben photo)>> Barre, VT - Two of the biggest stars in Northeast Late Model racing have thrown their hat into the ring for the Vermont Governor's Cup ...

White Mountain Midsummer Classic now doubleheader weekend

The Pro All Stars Series Super Late Models have joined Midsummer Classic Weekend with a 150-lap showdown on Sunday, August 9. (Mark Alan Sumner photo)>> N. Woodstock, NH - An already-big summer of racing at White Mountain Motorsports Park has gotten even bigger. White Mountain Motorsports ...

Silver Knights’ big rival this year may be North Shore

NASHUA – His teammates surrounded Nick Shumski and took the celebration all the way to the outfield at the end of Saturday night's classic encounter with the North Shore Navigators at Holman Stadium. Why? Because Shumski's single gave Nashua a walk-off win to hand a team the Silver Knights ...

Local baseball: Rain rules Monday, Nashua rules Sunday

Rain continues to wreck havoc with the local summer baseball schedule. The Nashua Defenders of the New Hampshire COVID Baseball League had their game at Exeter postponed on Monday due to the threat of storms in the seacoast area. Merrimack also had the night off. On Sunday, in the completion ...

Belsito finally comes through with Gate City Classic win

HUDSON – Angelo Belsito finally sealed the deal in the recently held Gate City Classic at Hudson International Speedway. The Auburn, Mass. driver had lead many laps and contended for the win in both of the first two Granite State Pro Stock Series races of 2020, only to watch victory slip ...

NCC was the other big winner of the 117th NH State Am

NASHUA – The big winner of last week's 117th State Amateur Golf Championship, obviously, was James Pleat, who added to his family's rich golf legacy with his first Am victory. The other winner? Nashua Country Club, which was hosting the event for the 14th time, dating back to 1917. As New ...

Weekend Roundup: Hudson improves to 7-0-1 in NEIBL

The Hudson NEIBL varsity squad is having quite a summer so far. The locals raised their record to 7-0-1 with a doubleheader sweep of Merrimack on Sunday. Here's a look at the local weekend action: HUDSON 13-9, MERRIMACK 1-3 In the first game at Alvirne High School, Hudson's Alex Bouley ...

Silver Knights lose deciding HR Derby to Bravehearts

The Nashua Silver Knights have never been a big fan of the FCBL's Home Run Derby as a way of deciding games after 10 innings. Sunday was just another example why. Nashua's Troy Schreffler, Jr. hit 10 of the team's 11 homers in its half of the derby, but Worcester's Ben Rice of Dartmouth ...

Pleat holds off Sheedy to win historic State Am title

NASHUA – It was his course, his week, his day, his tournament. Nashua Country Club's James Pleat was the story of the 117th New Hampshire State Amateur Golf Championship from start to finish. He started the tourney Monday and Tuesday by being the runaway medalist after the first two days, ...

Silver Knights rally in ninth to hand Navigators first loss

NASHUA – The celebration Saturday night extended all the way to the Holman Stadium outfield. The Nashua Silver Knights have a signature win for their season after rallying in the bottom of the ninth for a 5-4 walk-off win over the North Shore Navigators. Why was it so special that it had ...

It’s Sheedy vs. Pleat in the State Am finals at NCC

NASHUA – It'll be a Panther vs. a Cardinal in Saturday's 36-hole final of the 117th New Hampshire State Amateur Championship at Nashua Country Club. You see, NCC's own James Pleat is a Nashua High School South alum. And his opponent today will be none other than former Bishop Guertin golfer ...