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Goodbye, 2016. Beat it. Kiss off. Take a hike. Don’t let the door hit you in the derriere.It’s going to be hard to top (bottom?) the recently...

The New England Collegiate Baseball League has had its fair share of umpiring issues. Last season, Upper Valley Nighthawks manager Nick Cenatiempo...

North Adams, Mass. — The Upper Valley Nighthawks capped their inaugural season in the New England Collegiate Baseball League with the inclusion of...

Rob Woodward and I had a slight disagreement last month. We were hammering it out on Lebanon High’s infield grass when the Post 22 senior...

Valley News sports reporter Josh Weinreb finishes the podcast right where he started it: an interview with Upper Valley Nighthawks general manager...

Massachusetts native and Saint Anselm pitcher Joe Levasseur talks baseball and regional accents on the latest episode of Hawks Talk, the Valley...

Sanford, Maine — The Upper Valley Nighthawks simply ran out of lives.The Nighthawks, playing their fourth elimination game in four days, fell to...

White River Junction — The Upper Valley Nighthawks stepped on the gas pedal late in Friday’s NECBL first-round playoff series game with the Sanford...

Two New Jersey natives go all-out talking about their favorite state in the nation on Episode 9 of Hawks Talk, as Marist College junior Mike Coss...

Hawks Crushed In Playoff Opener

8/4/16

Sanford, Maine — The Upper Valley Nighthawks were snapped violently back into reality on Thursday night, falling 12-2 to the No. 1-seeded Sanford...

White River Junction — Only the Upper Valley Nighthawks remained when the dust of NECBL Northern Division play-in game madness settled Wednesday...

White River Junction — The Upper Valley Nighthawks’ inaugural season continues. The New England Collegiate Baseball League expansion team hosts the...

White River Junction — The Upper Valley Nighthawks’ playoff push suffered a major blow Sunday afternoon amid the wind, rain and clouds at Maxfield...

White River Junction — Noah Crane still gets a thrill when Upper Valley locals recognize him around town and ask, “Is there a game tonight?” It...

White River Junction — It’s unclear whether Brian Lau can still be characterized as only a pitcher anymore for the Upper Valley Nighthawks. In the...

Sanford Clips Hawks

7/28/16

Sanford, Maine — The Upper Valley Nighthawks suffered one of their more disheartening losses of the New England Collegiate Baseball League...

Montpelier — If momentum leads the Upper Valley Nighthawks to a Northern Division playoff spot in the final week of the regular season, then St...

Devoid Filling a Void for Nighthawks

7/26/16

 White River Junction – It didn’t take long for Justin Devoid to feel right at home with the Upper Valley Nighthawks. Though...

Video: Hawks Earn a Big Win

7/25/16

White River Junction — Upper Valley Nighthawks manager Nick Cenatiempo knows that if his team will have any hope of making the NECBL postseason it...

Staff ReportHolyoke, Mass. — Alec Tuohy allowed five hits over seven innings as the Valley Blue Sox shut out the Upper Valley Nighthawks, 4-0, on...

Trent ‘Cooling Limes’ Leimkuehler is the latest guest on Valley News sports reporter Josh Weinreb’s podcast featuring the Upper Valley Nighthawks...

Mainers Derail Nighthawks’ Momentum

7/21/16

White River Junction — Time is running out the Upper Valley Nighthawks’ late-season playoff push. Thursday’s game certainly didn’t help their...

Hawks Get Back on Track

7/20/16

White River Junction — Upper Valley Nighthawks players and coaches have been saying for weeks that their team is due for something good to happen...

Keene, n.h. — Joey Denison could tell right away that it was going to be one of those days. On his first pitch faced, a fastball with one out in...

Mountaineers Sweep Away Nighthawks

7/15/16

Montpelier — Ryan Takacs was left standing in a flooded visitors dugout at Recreation Field searching for answers. His pitches were good, he...

Nighthawks Washed Away

7/14/16

White River Junction — Upper Valley Nighthawks players huddled in the home dugout at Maxfield Sports Complex, with water pouring down on their...

What’s going on in the Upper Valley Nighthawks group text? How hard can left field be? Do the Hawks have a win streak around the corner? Facebook...

Nighthawks’ Woes Drag On

7/12/16

 White River Junction — Many of the Upper Valley Nighthawks feel like they can’t catch a break. When things go wrong, like they...

Waves Wash Over Hawks

7/12/16

White River Junction – The Upper Valley Nighthawks’ top-ranked offense made skid marks coming to a halt Monday night against the NECBL-leading...

Star Shines on Nighthawks’ Denison

7/9/16

White River Junction — Joey Denison found out via Twitter on Saturday afternoon that he had been selected as a Northern Division starter for next...

What happens when a Jersey boy (Valley News sports reporter Josh Weinreb) and a Texas boy (Upper Valley Nighthawk Grayson Padgett) get together and...

White River Junction — Should you attend a Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park, you won’t see David Ortiz raking the pitcher’s...

Nighthawks’ Woes Continue

7/6/16

White River Junction — Luke Reilly said he needs to pitch better, that the loss was on him. Zack Canada said both fatigue and frustration are...

White River Junction — Houston Mabray stood motionless on the mound as Upper Valley Nighthawks manager Nick Cenatiempo took his shoulders.“We don’t...

White River Junction — Upper Valley Nighthawks players and coaches receive T-shirts with a Nighthawks alternate logo on the front and their name...

E’s Give Nighthawks an L

7/2/16

Laconia, n.h. — Upper Valley Nighthawks manager Nick Cenatiempo has relied on his team’s defense through 18 games in his team’s inaugural NECBL...

Florida boy Matt Lynch had an interesting, if not mildly scary, first night in the Upper Valley, but things have only gone up from there. Hear...

Omaha, Neb. — Hannah Cox’s run at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials is done.The 18-year-old from Hartland came up short on Tuesday in bids to...

Slam Satisfies, but Split Results

6/27/16

White River Junction — The Upper Valley Nighthawks’ offense has settled into an either-or routine: either an explosion of power-hitting that gives...

White River Junction — The comeback fell short for the Upper Valley Nighthawks for the second time in as many nights.Upper Valley began the rally...

Holyoke, Mass. — Charlie Concannon watched his deep fly ball sail over the head of Valley Blue Sox right fielder Brennan Washington. From his angle...

What’s your perfect playlist for pregame batting practice? During the latest episode of Valley News Hawks Talk with sports reporter Josh Weinreb...

White River Junction — The Upper Valley Nighthawks didn’t waste any time turning things around.After suffering its first skid of the season, a...

Keene, n.h. — All the Upper Valley Nighthawks needed, apparently, was a day off to collect themselves.Upper Valley’s offense exploded for 18 hits...

White River Junction – It wasn’t as loud or celebrated as his base hit to beat Winnepesaukee on Saturday night, but Erik Ostberg’s single in the...

Hits Not Coming For UV

6/19/16

White River Junction — Upper Valley’s offense has suddenly gone quiet, putting the Nighthawks at risk of getting swept in their second New England...

Nighthawks Reliever a Super Sub, Indeed

6/19/16

White River Junction — Nick Jones knows he doesn’t have much wiggle room when he gets the call from the dugout. When head coach Nick Cenatiempo...

One Bad Pitch Sinks Nighthawks

6/18/16

White River Junction — Luke Reilly said he knew almost immediately that it was a bad pitch. As Kyle Brennan’s shot to deep center field sailed over...

What’s it like to play baseball growing up in the Netherlands, where a “pitch” is a field and more players curve soccer balls than throw curveballs...

By Josh Weinreb Laconia, n.h. — Billy Layne pounded his glove as he turned and walked back to the visitor’s dugout at Robbie Mills Field. In his...

White River Junction — The pop felt good off of Upper Valley Nighthawks catcher A.J. Walden’s bat.As he watched the baseball bounce past New...

White River Junction — Grayson Padgett was getting a little worried that he wouldn’t have a place to play this summer. He had been assured by his...

Nighthawks’ Win a Walk in the Park

6/13/16

White River Junction — Bill Maier pounded his glove in the top of the seventh inning, watching Winnipesaukee Muskrats batter Jimmy Galusky’s deep...

White River Junction — Dylan Verdonk just wanted to slow things down. Down four runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, and everything going...

White River Junction — Nick Cenatiempo was looking for his next coaching opportunity. He thought he found it with Noah Crane’s Laconia Muskrats...

Valley News sports reporter Josh Weinreb is back with the second episode of Hawks Talk, the Upper Valley Nighthawks podcast. Recorded the morning...

Nighthawks Shut Out in Inaugural Game

6/9/16

Montpelier — Billy Layne Jr. was ready to go. Maybe too much so, admittedly.Layne, a sophomore from Seton Hall who redshirted last season with the...

White River Junction — Joey Denison was beginning to settle into his summer as a Troy University maintenance worker when he got the call from...

Download the first episode at our Soundcloud account here.

White River Junction — It’s 8:15 a.m. on a Wednesday, and Noah Crane is holding an iPhone in one hand and a small camera in the other while sitting...

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