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Red hot Silver Knights sweep Rox to land in sixth

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NASHUA – The Cherry was clearly on top on Sunday – and so were the Nashua Silver Knights. Newcomer Justin Cherry, who pitched in a collegiate league in the Hamptons n Long Island for the first half of the summer, tossed a 4-1 complete-game gem for the Silver Knights to set the tone for a ...

Nashua Junior Legion baseball aiming for championship

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PORTSMOUTH – Fundamentals and taking advantage of mistakes are important in any sport, but in baseball they are paramount. Both the Nashua Post 124 and Lebanon Post 22 Junior Legion baseball teams racked up 11 hits on Wednesday in the winners’ bracket final of the New Hampshire Junior ...

Silver Knights looking for one more high to mask the lows

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It's been a strange summer at Holman Stadium, a few highs and many lows. None lower, of course, than the passing Bill Neverett, father of Silver Knights manger B.J. Neverett and Red Sox radio broadcaster Tim Neverett. He will be laid to rest early this week as the Silver Knights get set for ...

Blake Swihart double lifts Red Sox past Phillies in 13th inning

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BOSTON (AP) — Blake Swihart doubled into the Red Sox bullpen to score Eduardo Nunez in the 13th inning and Boston beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 on Monday night to move a season-high six games ahead of the New York Yankees in the AL East. Hector Velazquez (7-0) pitched a scoreless ...

Fisher Cats could have offense to replace Guerrero Jr.

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The New Hampshire Fisher Cats are well ensconced atop the Eastern League’s Eastern Division and seem primed for a playoff run this September if their recent play is any indication. Here’s a look back at some Fisher Cats news of note from the past few days. Vlad leaves, but it’s ...

Merrimack American Legion baseball comes alive in state tourney

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MANCHESTER – It was a long Sunday at the ballyard for the Merrimack Post 98 Senior Legion baseball team. Grit, character and a flat-out nasty pitching performance from Jake Mainey assured that it wouldn’t be the players’ last day together. Dropping a brutal 7-4 decision in the morning ...

Don’t sleep on Eovaldi deal, it’s a good one

Local Sports Columnists

Sometimes the best trades in baseball are the ones that are not made. With only two days to go to the July 31st non-waiver trading deadline, Red Sox President of Baseball Operations, Dave Dombrowski has already made two impactful deals as I write this and is not sitting on his hands. If there ...

Nashua Senior Legion ousted by Concord

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MANCHESTER – Nashua Post 124 needed a win to move forward in the New Hampshire American Legion State Final 8 Tournament, but that win did not materialize at Gill Stadium on Saturday. Post 124 was easily dispatched Concord Post 21, falling 12-0 in five innings. Nashua’s struggles ...

Nashua Junior Legion off to brilliant Final 8 start

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PORTSMOUTH – For all the noise Newmarket Post 67 made a year ago at this tournament, its bats were every bit as quiet on Saturday. Defending state and regional champion Newmarket was held to just two hits, left a half-dozen runners on base in the first four innings and fell to Nashua, 9-0, ...

Eovaldi comes up aces in Red Sox pitching debut

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BOSTON (AP) – Nathan Eovaldi is ready to be back in the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry. He knows he’ll have the fans on his side in Fenway Park, too, especially after his debut with Boston. Eovaldi pitched seven impressive innings, J.D. Martinez drove in all three runs to increase his major ...

Nashua Post 124 drops State Final 8 Senior Legion opener

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MANCHESTER – The bullpen was stirring, Lebanon’s Trey Parker was reeling, and Nashua Post 124 looked to be one big swing of the bat from an early knockout in Friday’s Senior American Legion State Final 8 opener. That clutch hit never came. Parker, spotting Nashua a 2-0 lead in the ...

Ten area stars head to Shrine Football Game this week

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For some, it’s their final time in a football uniform. For others, it officially closes out their high school football careers. A total of 10 area athletes will make the trip to Vermont for the week in preparation for the 65th annual New Hampshire-Vermont Maple Sugar Shrine football game on ...

Merrimack Legion stuns Concord in Final 8 opener

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MANCHESTER – Good pitching beats good hitting, but good pitching can’t beat bad weather. Only patience can. Merrimack Post 98 closed out a long Day 1 as the State Final 8, defeating Concord 3-0, after a significant rain and thunder delay in the fourth. Merrimack’s Patrick ...

City, Silver Knights lose ‘No. 1 Sports Fan’ Bill Neverett

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NASHUA – The Nashua Silver Knights returned to Holman Stadium Friday night, but clearly something was missing. The loss wasn’t on the field, it was in their hearts as the team joined many in the city in mourning the loss of Bill Neverett, father of the team’s manager, BJ Neverett. Bill, ...

Nashua Silver Knights take down Martha’s Vineyard Sharks

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NASHUA – There have been few bright spots this season for the Nashua Silver Knights, but Thursday night at Holman definitely qualifies as one of them. Nashua expanded their win streak to three games, earning a 7-6 walk-off victory against first-place Martha’s Vineyard Sharks. Five ...

Patriots doing a defensive make-over

Boston sports

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – The Patriots are sporting a new look on defense and an attitude of leaving behind their lack of defense in the Super Bowl. Former defensive coordinator Matt Patricia is now head coach in Detroit. Longtime assistant Brian Flores is running the defense in New England ...