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His game and life now in order, Gillis ready to shine

Could this be the time to shine for Brandon Gillis? It would be fun to see beginning today as we enter into the round of 64 match play in the 117th New Hampshire State Amateur Championship, wouldn't it? It would be fun for Gillis, too. He finished Tuesday with three birdies in his final five ...

Dupere’s three-run homer sparks Knights to first win

Finally, a taste of victory. On the road no less. And, in front of hardly any fans. But that didn't matter to the Nashua Silver Knights on Tuesday, as they scored seven runs over the first two innings and left Brockton's Campanelli Stadium with their first win of the season, 10-6 over the ...

Amherst, Merrimack post wins in NEIBL play

Here's Tuesday's local results in the New England Independent Baseball League: AMHERST 9, NASHUA 3 The Sabers got their first win of the year over their longtime rival, the Chiefs. Bobby Henline led the way offensively with three hits while Brandon Dufour, Dylan Dufour, Sean Brennan and ...

State Am history may be repeating itself after Day 1 at NCC

NASHUA – Nine years ago, a local Dartmouth College kid named James Pleat was the New Hampshire State Amateur medalist after the first two days of stroke play at Nashua Country Club. Fast forward to 2020, and there he is, in the driver's seat again, well out of college, of course. Pleat fired ...

Silver Knights Notebook: BG alum McLendon back on Holman mound

NASHUA – Stephen McLendon has always been a Silver Knights fan. “I've always wanted to play for this team since I was younger,” the Bishop Guertin alum from Nashua said. “I used to come to games all the time.” Now McLendon is doing more than just coming to Silver Knights games, he's ...

Red Sox to open up at Fenway vs. Orioles on July 24

BOSTON – The Boston Red Sox will open their abbreviated 2020 schedule at Fenway Park on Friday, July 24, in the first of a three-game series against the Baltimore Orioles. The shortened season has the club playing American League East and National League East opponents only, and includes 30 ...

Merrimack’s defensive woes lead to Seacoast win

Here's Monday night's local baseball results: NHCBL SEACOAST SILVER 3, MERRIMACK 2 Merrimack (3-4) couldn't overcome defensive lapses to lost its fourth straight. Blayne Laliberte had a good night on the mound, giving up three runs – zero earned – in six innings. Noah Sekula had two ...

Expect a little of everything as State Am set for NCC today

NASHUA – From medal to match. That's the beauty of the New Hampshire Golf Association's Men's Amateur Championship. It's two days of medal play with 156 golfers being paired down to 64. Then it will be four days of match play, with some days 36 holes for the match survivors. Thus, golf ...

Silver Knights suffer tough 6-5 loss vs. Bravehearts

NASHUA – The Holman Stadium short left field brick wall giveth, and it also taketh away. It gave the Worcester Bravehearts a 6-5 win and took away the Nashua Silver Knights' chances at their first win of the year Sunday before a sun splashed Holman Stadium crowd of 502. But it didn't ...

Tough weekend for local NEIBL and NHCBL teams

It was a tough weekend for the local New England Independent and New Hampshire COVID Baseball Leagues. Here's a look: NEIBL ST. THOMAS SWEEPS AMHERST The Sabers fell to 0-4 with 4-3 and 13-8 losses to the Saints. In Game 1, the Sabers got solid pitching from Sean Brennan and Jimmy Reel but ...

No sparks for Silver Knight bats again in 2-1 loss to Rox

NASHUA – There would usually be fireworks at Holman Stadium on the night before the Fourth. But, to help keep crowds down, the Silver Knights aren't putting them on this year. And thus far there's no spark at the plate, either. Nashua managed just four hits in a tough 2-1 loss Friday night ...

State Am returns to Nashua CC

It’s been a holiday weekend, but not the usual type of celebration we’re used to. That’s why it’s a good thing we can look for history to be made once again at Nashua Country Club. It’s a summer in which we need it. First we had the Nashua Silver Knights back to give us some ...

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 ...

Red Sox are among 31 MLB players with positive tests

NEW YORK (AP) — Thirty-one Major League Baseball players and seven staff members tested positive for COVID-19 during intake for the resumption of training, a rate of 1.2%. The Boston Red Sox, who began workouts Friday at Fenway Park, are included in that number. MLB and the players’ ...

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 ...