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WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Danny Wirchansky has been watching the 2019 Major League Baseball Draft with anxious terror over the past two days, waiting...

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Keller Bradford leaned into the first-base dugout at the Maxfield Sports Complex, his Upper Valley Nighthawks packing up...

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The Upper Valley Nighthawks are going with youth over experience in their coaching staff for the upcoming summer season...

HANOVER — With rain in the forecast for this weekend, Dartmouth College has adjusted the schedule for this weekend’s home openers for the Big Green...

CASTLETON, Vt. — Davis Mikell has been busy on the baseball diamond for a long time.He played four years of varsity baseball with Champlain Valley...

White River Junction — Playing professional baseball is almost everything former Upper Valley Nighthawk catcher Ryan Jeffers thought it would be...

Do you read without turning the pages of a book? Shame on you if you do.The holidays have come and gone without my wife gifting me a Kindle or any...

White River Junction — The New England Collegiate Baseball League will have one less team when it begins the 2019 season next summer.The Plymouth...

Lebanon — Upper Valley Nighthawks general manager Noah Crane wants a do-over. His New England Collegiate Baseball League team was, for the second...

Hartford High graduate and Upper Valley Nighthawks pitcher Jordy Allard is searching for a new college home.The Bridgewater native de-committed...

White River Junction — For the first time in franchise history, the Upper Valley Nighthawks will not qualify for the New England Collegiate...

White River Junction — All the Upper Valley Nighthawks can do now is watch the scoreboard and hope things fall in their favor.The Nighthawks, in a...

The Upper Valley Nighthawks have found another gear in the regular season’s final stretch. It’s gotten the surging team back into playoff...

Keene, n.h. — Gary Derosier was taking in an Upper Valley Nighthawks game at the Maxfield Sports Complex last week when smiling team general...

White River Junction — The Upper Valley Nighthawks are probably fortunate. Chances are good they won’t have to face their in-state rivals again...

Local Roundup: Nighthawks Washed Out

7/27/18

Holyoke, Mass. — The Upper Valley Nighthawks’ NECBL game against the Valley Blue Sox on Friday at Mackenzie Stadium was cut short in the top of...

Keene, n.h. — Here come the Upper Valley Nighthawks, just in the nick of time.Levi Thomas turned in his best performance of the season in a seven...

DON’T: Try to watch a scary movie with Upper Valley Nighthawks pitcher Brian Weissert, especially if it involves dolls.DO: Hear him talk about his...

Sanford, Maine — There’s a reason why North Carolina-Greensboro infielder Greg Hardison will be representing the Upper Valley Nighthawks at the...

North Adams, Mass. — A lack of timely hitting has been something of a recurring theme for the Upper Valley Nighthawks this season, and so it was...

White River Junction — Ty Adcock’s successful seventh-inning dive home for the Upper Valley Nighthawks on Saturday was not graceful. The Elon (N.C....

Upper Valley Nighthawks outfielder Anthony Meduri sent the hit that produced his 11th RBI of the season screaming into left-center field against...

Veteran’s Park in Chatham, Mass., the home field of the Cape Cod League’s Chatham Anglers, is tucked away downtown between the Chatham Railroad...

It’s another solid episode of the Hawks Talk podcast, this time featuring picher A.J. Franklin, who hails from Lebanon of the Tennessee variety. He...

Hawks Pull It Off in Ninth

7/18/18

White River Junction — The Upper Valley Nighthawks waited until the last possible moment to keep their playoff hopes alive, getting a massive...

Hawks’ Hopes Take a Direct Hit

7/15/18

White River Junction — The Upper Valley Nighthawks’ New England Collegiate Baseball League playoff chances took another hit on Sunday afternoon...

Chris Berry watched his high fly ball sail over the right-field fence at Keene’s Alumni Field and bounce off the roof of the red building next to...

Summer seasons in the New England Collegiate Baseball League are a war of attrition. In most cases, champions are crowned based not on the...

Break out the Springsteen albums and start pumpin’ your fists, because it’s Jersey vs. Jersey on this week’s episode of Hawks Talk with Valley News...

Keene, n.h. — Jordan DiValerio proved to be a welcome salve for a banged-up group of Upper Valley Nighthawks. Making his first pitching start of...

Hanover — Concord’s Matthew Paradis wasted no time announcing his intent to go after his first New Hampshire Golf Association amateur championship...

White River Junction — Jim Murphy and his family are about as close to diehard fans of the Upper Valley Nighthawks as you can get.The family of...

Upper Valley Nighthawks right-handed pitcher Ty Adcock has always thrown the ball harder than his peers.Use a radar gun on one of the Elon...

Breeze, Breaks Favor Nighthawks

7/7/18

White River Junction — Even an unrelenting wind out of left field at the Maxfield Sports Complex could not sway the surging Upper Valley Nighthawks...

Hawks Go Batty on Bats

7/6/18

White River Junction — Timely hitting has finally returned for the Upper Valley Nighthawks.The Nighthawks finished a 12-4 victory over the Keene...

Upper Valley Nighthawk pitcher Ty Adcock chats with Valley News sports reporter Josh Weinreb and 94 ESPN Radio’s Brett Franklin in an episode...

Lefty Wirchansky Back in the Nest

6/30/18

White River Junction — Danny Wirchansky had a choice for the second straight summer: Stay home, or join the Upper Valley Nighthawks. The choice was...

Upper Valley Nighthawks head coach Jason Szafarski needed a way to rotate his three catchers into the lineup on a regular basis. Why not, he...

Lead Eludes Hawks Again

6/30/18

White River Junction — The Upper Valley Nighthawks lost their third consecutive game on Saturday at the Maxfield Sports Complex. Almost as...

Shortly after this episode was recorded, tonight’s Upper Valley Nighthawks game at Maxfield Sports Complex was officially canceled. So now you have...

Enfield — Nathan Subrahmanian scored a first-half goal and set up a second after the interval as Touchline V blanked Upper Valley United, 2-0, on...

Laconia, n.h. — Two days off for the Upper Valley Nighthawks apparently didn’t help solve the team’s recent problems. Upper Valley (9-7) made two...

Two former Upper Valley Nighthawks have made their ways through the Maxfield Sports Complex this week.The first was Frankie Gregoire on Wednesday...

Feliz Blasts Nighthawks Out of Funk

6/23/18

White River Junction — Boom. With one swing of the bat, Eric Feliz ended the Upper Valley Nighthawks’ three-game losing streak on Saturday night...

White River Junction — Brody Lawson wanted to focus on finding his game again with the Upper Valley Nighthawks.The right-handed pitcher redshirted...

White River Junction — Almost everything’s coming up roses for the Upper Valley Nighthawks at the moment. The third-year New England Collegiate...

Hawks Fall in Extras

6/22/18

White River Junction — Defensive mistakes and lost leads have become something of a habit for this season’s Upper Valley Nighthawks.Thursday’s 7-5,...

Bold predictions from Upper Valley Nighthawks head coach Jason Szafarski in episode 3 of this season’s Hawks Talks podcast, recorded with Valley...

White River Junction — As if the NECBL Northern Division rivalry between the Upper Valley Nighthawks and the Valley Blue Sox didn’t already have...

White River Junction — Anthony Quirion’s hometown of Dixville, Quebec lies about five miles north of the border between Vermont and Canada. Neither...

White River Junction — The Upper Valley Nighthawks’ 7-1 win over the New Bedford Bay Sox on Tuesday — against, at the time, the top team in the...

Mainers Snap Nighthawks’ Streak

6/14/18

White River Junction — Too many mistakes by the Upper Valley Nighthawks’ defensive newcomers and not enough juice from a previously reliable...

“Legs feed the wolves” and other life lessons from Castleton’s Mikell Davis, the second member of the Upper Valley Nighthawks sitting down in the...

Nighthawks’ Bats Stay Hot

6/14/18

White River Junction — Offense does not seem to a problem for this summer’s Upper Valley Nighthawks. Head coach Jason Szafarski’s squad has hit 10...

We’re ba-a-a-a-ack! It’s Season 3, Episode 1 of the Hawks Talk podcast, where Valley News sports reporter Josh Weinreb interviews members of the...

White River Junction — If Upper Valley Nighthawks head coach Jason Szafarski was excited about what his pitching staff looked like on paper before...

University of North Carolina-Wilmington catcher Ryan Jeffers, by nearly everyone’s standards, wasn’t supposed to be selected as early as he was in...

White River Junction — Upper Valley Nighthawks general manager Noah Crane, 40 days after his team’s 2017 season ended NECBL playoffs by the...

East Montpelier, Vt. — The Hartford High girls lacrosse program has plenty of reason for pride, even as its season closed with a 13-9 loss to U-32...

White River Junction — One thing’s for sure: It’ll be hard for the Upper Valley Nighthawks to match last year’s offensive firepower.This summer’s...

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