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Lyna getting into the swing of things for Merrimack

NASHUA – One little adjustment was all it took. That's what Merrmack's Mike Lyna did last season. After struggling for the high school varsity in the spring of 2019 a s sophomore, he tweaked his swing and became a much better hitter for the Merrimack Post 98 Senior Legion team. And now, he ...

Silver Knights: Position players have more D-1 experience

NASHUA – For their 10th season, the Nashua Silver Knights are going Division I heavy. The University of Maryland. Penn State. Kansas State. Harvard. UMass-Amherst. Fordham. St. Johns. “What I like, if you look at the league rosters this year, it’s more D-I than the league has seen ...

Plug pulled on this year’s CHaD East-West Football Game

The annual CHaD New Hampshire East-West All-Star Football Game, which had been rescheduled to Aug. 1 from this weekend, has been cancelled. CHaD officials made the announcement in an email release Thursday evening. "Dartmouth-Hitchcock's leadership team has made the difficult decision to ...

Stalman not on the fence about being a Silver Knight

NASHUA – How anxious are most of the Nashua Silver Knights players who have been trickling in from all over this week to get going? Consider the enthusiasm of Lucas Stalman, who will be a junior at Boston College this fall. He left his Bedford Hills, N.Y.home – about 35-40 minutes outside ...

Nashua miscues help Merrimack to 8-5 win in NHCBL opener

NASHUA – Mistakes are expected in this early season of local summer baseball – especially since there was no spring season for anyone. It's how teams either take advantage or overcome them that will make a difference. Merrimack early Wednesday evening did a better job of the former than ...

Silver Knights: Plenty of versatile pitching talent

NASHUA – The Nashua Silver Knights pitching staff is a mix of familiar names and new ones. And, it’ll be a mix of a few innings here and a few innings there. That’s because, well, they have a ton of arms. As many as 20 as they prepare to open the abbreviated Futures Collegiate League ...

Anderson makes the move from Green & Gold to Silver

NASHUA – Brett Anderson has learned to take the good with the bad this June. The bad: A second knee surgery (arthroscopic) at the beginning of the month to clear out some loose cartilage. The good: The long awaited Nashua Silver Knights season is almost here, and the former Bishop Guertin ...

Silver Knights, FCBL set to open 2020 season on July 2

NASHUA – The Nashua Silver Knights will have a 2020 season after all. The Futures Collegiate Baseball League announced on Monday after months of intense discussion that it will begin its 10th season on Thursday, July 2, with the Silver Knights hosting the North Shore Navigators at Holman ...

Finally, some happy Silver Knights activity at Holman

NASHUA – There was joy at Holman Stadium on Monday, not to mention activity. Nashua Silver Knights manager Kyle Jackson was able to hold a small morning workout with about 15 players for the first time. “Today,” Jackson said around noon,“was the first day I've been happy to go to ...

Nashua Cal Ripken League announces plans for a season

NASHUA – The city's largest youth baseball league will be having a competitive season after all. On hold since the pandemic ruined its spring season, the Nashua Cal Ripken League has announced it will hold a 2020 season for players ages 5 through 12 with tryouts next month and games ...

FCBL says Nashua Silver Knights will open season July 2

NASHUA – It appears the Nashua Silver Knights will have a 2020 season after all. The Futures Collegiate Baseball League announced this morning it will begin its 10th season on Thursday, July 2 with the Silver Knights hosting the North Shore Navigators at Holman Stadium. Also on July 2, ...

Nashua and Merrimack to square off Wednesday in NHCBL opener

NASHUA – Are you ready for some baseball? There are several teams around the state that are – 11, as a matter of fact that make up the New Hampshire COVID Baseball League (NHCBL). The league, made up of primarily former Senior Legion teams – the state and national Legion season was ...

New Hampshire Fish and Game Department news

Hunters with a current New Hampshire hunting license who want the chance to take additional antlerless deer in Wildlife Management Unit L in southeastern New Hampshire during the fall hunting season will soon be able to apply for a special permit online. These permits will be issued through ...

Andre Rabouin flourished as Nashua Pride pitching coach

Andre Rabouin remembers looking at the cast of castoffs, characters, but talented veteran ballplayers the Nashua Pride front office had assembled in mid-April of 2000 for spring training in Haines City, Fla., at the old Kansas City Royals complex. “When we went to spring training, I remember ...

Rabouin gladly accepts call from Nashua

What brought Andre Rabouin to the Nashua Pride in 2000? When popular manager Butch Hobson was hired in December of 1999 for the 2000 season, the next move was to figure out who would be the pitching coach. Rabouin came to the Pride at the recommendation of the late Atlantic League director ...

Lingadal ready to provide Nashua more relief this summer

NASHUA – It was a pitching performance Nashua manager Tim Lunn will likely never forget. “That's probably the most clutch performance I've seen from a pitcher on the mound in a big spot,” Lunn said, referring to Varun Lingadal's five scoreless innings of relief to get the win in extra ...

Many signs point to an FCBL season starting on July 1

NASHUA – The wheels are in motion for the Futures Collegiate Baseball League to make a final decision in the next day or two as to whether or not to play this summer. It would be a stunning reversal if the league cancels, multiple FCBL sources have indicated. FCBL owners are holding a ...

For Amherst’s Nick Wilson, baseball diamond is sweet spot

NASHUA – Baseball has always been his escape. Perhaps that's why the last couple of months have been so tough for Amherst's Nick Wilson. His junior baseball season at Souhegan got canceled, and he was left without his favorite pastime. But Wilson is invigorated now, as he'll play some ...

Local diamond teams set to ramp up practices in Phase 2

NASHUA – Get ready for Play Ball, Phase 2. Over the last two weeks, local teams in the New Hampshire COVID Baseball League (similar to Legion, with older high school and college players) and the New England Independent Baseball League (high school athletes only) have been limited to nine ...

Kyle Jackson anxious to make mark at Silver Knights manager

NASHUA – Whether it’s this summer or next, the new manager of the Nashua Silver Knights may be named Kyle Jackson, but what you will see in the dugout is someone who’s work is a combination of a lot of names. Jackson as a manager will be a conglomeration of all the coaches and managers ...