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Rosen steps in, lifts Nashua Silver Knights

NASHUA – Aaron Rosen is normally a shortstop at Bowdoin College. But with the Nashua Silver Knights, he was told to be prepared to play just about anywhere. Thus Wednesday afternoon he was called upon midway through the game when Nashua outfielder Jimmy Ricoy was hurting from a ...

Nashua’s Knights feeling right at Holman

They were back home. Finally. Sean Lyons had been waiting for last Friday night’s scheduled opener for nine months, he said. But he and the other Nashua Silver Knights had to “settle” for an Education Day home opener at Holman Stadium on Wednesday morning. Not ...

BG’s lax dynasty one for the books

Here’s a few tids and bits off the local tournament and pro playoff world: • Has there been a much more dominant local high school sports program in recent history than Bishop Guertin boys lacrosse? The Cardinals wrapped up their fourth straight Division I title last ...

Rain can’t stop Silver Knights

Mother Nature has taken away from the Nashua Silver Knights, but it also has given back. Monday’s game in Pittsfield, Mass., against the Sun was called due to rain in the bottom of the eighth with Nashua leading 3-0, thus giving the Silver Knights their first win of the ...

Satisfaction of weight loss comes from hard work

There are so many different dieting and weight loss plans, that it would probably take all the space here to list them. Some of them sound crazy, and some don’t make sense, and some won’t work for everyone. For me, the plan laid out in the “90 Day Commit to Get ...

Nashua High North’s McGowan drafted by NY Mets

Nashua High School North can now celebrate two Titans standouts being drafted by Major League Baseball teams. Franklin Pierce University junior pitcher Kevin McGowan, a 2010 graduate of North, was selected by the New York Mets in the 13th round (pick 386 overall) on Saturday, the final day of ...

Fishing for answers under the bridge

The three H’s of summer – hazy, hot, humid – had been prevalent all week and the fishing had been nothing much to talk about. Low, warm water put a damper on the enthusiasm of the local fish to enjoin an angler in a bit of diversionary tug of war – a ...

Silver Knights drop season opener

p>BROCKTON, Mass. - It's been a tough couple of days for the Nashua Silver Knights. Not only did they have their home season opener rained out on Friday, the Knights had to begin the 2013 campaign on the road against the Brockton Rox on Saturday night and dropped a 9-6 decision at ...

Johnson’s words still ‘rain’ supreme

The Nashua Silver Knights’ opening night and all that was supposed to go with it was rained out Friday. Bummer. It brings back memories of former Nashua Pride general manager Billy Johnson, who fought many a battle while in the position. He won his share and lost some, but there was ...

Nashua Silver Knights’ Good still getting opening nod

NASHUA – The rain, though a pain, won’t change anything with the Nashua Silver Knights’ starting rotation. It just means after the season opener was postponed Friday thanks to Tropical Storm Andrea, they have to open the season in someone else’s park: ...

Silver Knights raise expectations on, off field

NASHUA – Chris Good had been in contact with Nashua Silver Knights management as far back as November. His quest: To get the team to send pictures of the 2012 Futures Collegiate Baseball League championship rings. “We posted it on Facebook and then we tagged ...

Silver Knights boast lots of fresh faces

NASHUA – Get ready to learn some new names for the 2013 Nashua Silver Knights season. The third year brings plenty of changes, including a new manager, J.P. Pyne, and only nine returnees from the repeat Futures Collegiate League champions. Among those nine, only two are position ...

For opener, Goode gets call

NASHUA – J.P. Pyne wasted no time on Monday in lining up his starting pitching for the first couple of games of the Nashua Silver Knights’ third season. Expect to see New Mexico product Chris Goode as the Opening Night starter on Friday after the team’s second ...

Senior Softball May 15 Jok’s Auto Sales 15, Calvary Lock & Key 8 Jok’s John Poulos led its 27-hit attack with a 5 for 5 day, closely followed by Eddie Gifford’s 4 for 4 (and a sacrifice fly) and Mark Zdankiewicz’s 3 for 5. Harold Murphy also ...

Burning desire to stay protected

It might have been the unofficial start of summer last weekend, but this weekend sure feels more like summer. If you’re like me, you’ve spent these warm days outside, dealing with the heat, which seems extreme considering how much different the weather was over Memorial Day ...

‘Who’s on First’ commemorated with card

With apologies to the Major League umpires, who are always good for a few laughs, when it comes to baseball humor nothing tops Abbott and Costello’s “Who’s on First” skit. In fact this is an anniversary of sorts for the ageless skit. In 1938, 75 years ...

Ferriter, Feehan enjoying UConn baseball’s ride

Billy Ferriter and Dan Feehan had heard it all heading into the Big East Championship. Their University of Connecticut baseball team had no shot at picking up one win in the tournament, especially opening up against top-seeded Louisville, which was ranked 10th nationally. They knew different. ...

Rejoice! Biking season finally arrives

Some people are much more hard-core pedal fanatics than we are, but my sweetheart Marilyn and I really enjoy riding together on our fat-tire tandem bicycle. Next to downhill skiing, it’s probably our favorite (outdoor) thing to do together. For my work (which sometimes sounds an ...