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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 ...

Newton could make Patriots preseason debut vs. former team

Could Cam Newton potentially see his first action as a New England Patriot against his former team, the Carolina Panthers? It's possible. Although no official announcement has been made, multiple reports have said the National Football League is cancelling two preseason games, likely due to ...

Boston Cannons, MLL to play short season in Annapolis

Add Major League Lacrosse and the Boston Cannons to the list of pro sports teams and leagues making their return this summer. But only in the blink of an eye. Major League Lacrosse announced Thursday that the 2020 season will be played in Annapolis, Md. beginning July 16 with a two-day ...

Pandemic baseball better than no baseball at Holman

Nashua Silver Knights season ticket holder Ray Smith of Nashua got to the Holman Stadium parking lot before 4 p.m. on Thursday. even though the gates for the team's season opener weren't opening til 4:30. “I'm 100 percent thrilled,” Smith said. “I really think this is great, I really ...

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 ...

Patriot fans are hoping Cam can as the buzz is back

Sunday night New England Patriot fans took the good with the bad. Either way,a lot of buzz. The good, in their minds, was the signing of free agent quarterback Cam Newton. Conveniently lost in most thoughts was the bad, the loss of a third round draft pick for a big oopsie on the part of the ...

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) ...

Patriots agree to terms with Newton; also lose third rounder

The New England Patriots apparently gained a quarterback but lost a draft pick late Sunday. The team last night agreed to terms with veteran quarterback Cam Newton to a one-year contract, according to multiple reports. The deal, which won't be made official until the former longtime Carolina ...