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Two N.H. youth baseball leagues prepping for a season

They're warming up in the bullpen, ready to come in and give local sports-starved fans relief. Take your pick between the relief help. You can choose between the newly expanded New England Independent Baseball League (NEIBL) or the basic one-year-only circuit, somewhat American Legion based, ...

NH baseball players lucky to have Lunn and Walker

It felt like a perpetual rainout. Tim Lunn got the word from State American Legion Baseball chairman Rick Harvey about three weeks ago. The state Legion season was cancelled, thanks to a directive from the National Organization. He tossed and turned that entire Sunday night. So he knew what ...

New Hampshire Free Fishing Day set for June 6

Take advantage of New Hampshire’s Free Fishing Day, Saturday, June 6. On Free Fishing Day, you can fish anywhere in the state – freshwater or saltwater – without a fishing license. Both state residents and nonresidents may participate. Plan to enjoy the day fishing with your immediate ...

Time Travel: Coffey Post has new coach for 1955

MAY 30, 1955 – “Ernest Berube, former Nashua High and Junior Legion baseball star, was named coach of the 1955 James E. Coffey Post American Legion baseball team. He succeeded Alan Thomaier. Also, the announcement of Ernest Maynard as the new Athletic Officer was made.” MAY 30, 1975 – ...

Greenwood: At least no managers are on the hot seat

There is one up-side, albeit tiny, to Major League Baseball’s pandemic hiatus: No managers have been fired. Well, at least not since the fallout from the great sign-stealing caper, which took down Houston’s A. J. Hinch and the Red Sox’ Alex Cora. It also ended Carlos Beltran’s ...

Division I college volleyball future bright for two HB standouts

HOLLIS – This dream came true, times two. It was a dream for both Hollis Brookline High School senior girls volleyball standouts Sammie Sheppard and Kaleigh Whalen to not just play Division I college volleyball, but to do it at certain schools. Sheppard, who is originally from California, ...

Finkelstein happy for chance to pitch in Nashua again

NASHUA – Score one for second chances. Zach Finkelstein remembers when he walked off the mound in despair at Holy Cross College's Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field on a steamy weekday afternoon last August. He figured he had thrown his last pitch for the local summer team he had played ...

NCC, NHGA gear up for State Am in Nashua on July 6

NASHUA – The State Am is coming to the city, and it may be a little bit different this summer. Nashua Country Club is in the midst of preparations with the New Hampshire Golf Association to host arguably the state's top golf event set for July 6-11. “We're ready to go, ready to host ...

Time Travel: Green Meadow opens

MAY 27, 1960 – From sports editor Mike Shalhoup's musings: “When this weekend rolls around and Phil Friel opens his Green Meadow golf course in Hudson, this section will be in the unique position of having four golf courses at its disposal. A position which puts the Nashua area in an ...

Virtual 7th-inning stretch brings Fenway feeling home

BOSTON (AP) — It's 3 o'clock, about the time they'd be getting ready for the seventh-inning stretch at an afternoon Red Sox game. Josh Kantor settles onto the bench of the Yamaha Electone organ in his living room and clicks on his wife's iPhone to begin another show. Each afternoon since ...

Nashua North softball team pays tribute to its seniors

NASHUA – The Nashua High School North varsity softball season basically was salvaged for just one day. The Titans recently said good-bye to their senior nucleus in style, with a parade of cars arriving at each senior's house, leaving a basket of gifts. Many high school teams have done ...

Time Travel: Nashua bowling showdown

MAY 26, 1945 – From Telegraph sports editor Frank Stawasz's column: “State candlepin champion Wilfred Noel is wondering whatever possessed him when he agreed with Bowlaway management to keep out of the men's singles championship match which will be rolled off this evening starting at ...

A year after the Stanley Cup Finals buzz, a new normal

A year ago Wednesday, the New England hockey world was buzzing. It was Memorial Day, a day for solemn honoring of heroes as well as backyard barbecues, was a day in 2019 for something else: The start of the Stanley Cup Finals at the TD Garden. The Boston Bruins vs. the St. Louis Blues, Game ...

Thoughts on Johnson’s return and a new hockey league

Here a some tids and barbecue bits left over from a different Memorial Day Weekend while joining the ranks of those chuckling that aspiring golfer Tom Brady should not give up his day job: – Welcome back to New Hampshire high school football, coach Tony Johnson. You've been missed. And he's ...

Time Travel for May 24

May 24, 1965 - "More than 400 athletes representing 23 schools around the state participated in the 20th annual Kiwanis track met, Nashua, under the coaching of Francis Tate, copped the team trophy beating the runner-up team by 15 points. Bill Faucher was the high scorer for the Panthers with ...

Tom Brady has new bad-guy image

You know what a mighty fall Tom Brady has taken in the hearts of New Englanders - well, at least some New Englanders - when wisecracks are lobbed in the direction of Tompa Bay from the pulpit. Thomas Tobin, a bishop in the diocese of Providence, R.I., got a sly dig in at TB12 via ...

Playing ball? FCBL likes its odds

NASHUA – It's beginning to look like there may be a Nashua Silver Knights and Futures Collegiate Baseball League season this summer after all. FCBL Commissioner Joe Paolucci told the Telegraph on Wednesday that perhaps there's a 70 percent chance that the league can begin play sometime in ...

Youth teams can practice

NASHUA – Play ball? Not yet, but at least youth and amateur teams in New Hampshire can practice it. New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu gave his go ahead to small group practices and workouts for amateur and youth sports on Friday with several stipulations. But don't expect any baseball ...