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Hamlin puts heat on himself at Loudon

LOUDON – Denny Hamlin spoke. Now his competitors are responding. Hamlin, the leader going into the Chase for the Sprint Cup, made waves in the NASCAR community following his disappointing 16th-place finish in the first Chase race at Chicagoland. Hamlin felt his fans needed a ...

Nashua’s Lajoie among pre-game honorees at Fenway

BOSTON – Fred Lajoie stood on the warning track behind the batting cage on the field at Fenway Park, watching the Red Sox take batting practice Friday afternoon. “Oh, this is great,” said Lajoie. “I’m having so much fun.” Lajoie was ...

Wildcats wary of ODU’s offense

DURHAM – How fast is Old Dominion’s pace of play? Even the chain gang has trouble keeping up. That’s one of the challenges facing the University of New Hampshire football team, whose ability to get players on and off the field on defense and in the right spots ...

Vailas, Wildcats drop heartbreaker at Old Dominion

NORFOLK, Va. – Andy Vailas passed for 336 yards and five touchdowns Saturday afternoon at S.B. Ballard Stadium, but Old Dominion QB Taylor Heinicke set an NCAA Division I record by amassing 730 passing yards as the fifth-ranked Monarchs outlasted the No. 18/19 University of New ...

Nashua’s Pleat rallies to win state Mid-Am crown

NEW DURHAM - Considering all he’s won over the years, you can’t really say Nashua golfer Phil Pleat is getting better with age. What you can say is that at 56, he hasn’t lost much of his game. Less than a month after winning his second of back-to-back New ...

Merrimack’s Smith continues family legacy at Plymouth State

For Merrimack’s Chris Smith, attending school at the Plymouth State University is a family tradition. Three older brothers have diplomas from the school and one actually preceded him on the football team. Justin Smith was a defensive end on one of Plymouth’s best teams in ...

Eagles women’s soccer in healing phase

The players were hanging their heads a little on the field, doing more than their share of huffing and puffing. There’s no doubt the Daniel Webster College women soccer players were totally exhausted. After all, they had suffered a couple of injuries in the game, depleting their ...

Steckowych holds lead at NHGA Mid-Am

NEW DURHAM – If you’re looking for staying power in New Hamphire amateur golf, look no further than the leader board in this week’s New Hampshire Golf Association Mid-Am Tournament at Lake Winnipesaukee Golf Club. The leader is two-time winner Craig Steckowych of ...

Vailas, ’Cats shred Devils

DURHAM – The University of New Hampshire football team has been money in home openers the last eight years. The Wildcats made another deposit Saturday afternoon with a 43-10 win over Central Connecticut State before 7,784 at Cowell Stadium. They rushed for 331 yards and the defense ...

Nashua Senior Softball Results

Art’s Painting 6, Dr. Dionne’s Seniors 4 Barry Palmer paced the Painters with three hits and Bill Flanagan, Dan Birck, Murph Albert, and Ray Floryan each added a pair of hits. The medics made the most of their seven hits, scoring four runs. The Seniors were led by Ron ...

Another round of ‘Commit to Get Fit’ set to begin

Kim Clifton had a text message. After Clifton and fellow fitness instructor Maureen Malloy spent the better part of the last hour informing a group of people at Hampshire Hills about the “90 Day Commit to Get Fit” program, she remembered there was a message from a former ...

Archery hunting season for deer, turkey officially under way

Now, I’m not meaning to rush the summer season along, but a quick peek at the calendar will surprise you to learn that the hunting season for upland game, as well as archery for deer, is upon us. I’m sure that this comes as not such great news for the deer, grouse, pheasant ...

First signs of ski season starting are here

Okay, I now know for a fact I’m the only one thinking that there’s going to be snow on our mountains soon (but not nearly soon enough). I have two incontrovertible pieces of evidence supporting this idea. First, on Aug. 31, while most of us were preparing to paddle, pedal, ...

Nashuan’s Splendid Splinter autographed photo worth roughly $500

Dear Babe: I have an 8-by-10-inch Navy baseball team black-and-white photo that was given to me by my father. The team included Ted Williams. It has three signatures, including Ted’s. My father was given the picture because two of his high school friends were also on the team. There ...

BG’s Vailas gets nod at QB for UNH

DURHAM – University of New Hampshire backup quarterback Andy Vailas was signaling in the next play from the sideline when he suddenly realized he was going to have to run it himself. The sophomore entered the game after starter Sean Goldrich came off the field in the middle of the ...

Nashua’s Gosselin a vital option

During his four years at the Merchant Marine Academy, Nashua’s John-Leon Gosselin has crisscrossed the globe. During the year at sea that is part of the curriculum; he’s had stopovers in Egypt, the Philippines, Italy, Singapore and the South of France. But when it comes to ...

Hamlin vowing to win one for NH troops

CONCORD – Denny Hamlin received his orders from headquarters last week regarding his role in NASCAR’s “Chase Across America” promotional tour. Visiting the Granite State works just fine for him. He’s already planning a celebration for Sept. 23, ...

North coach relishes Reyes’ NFL debut

NASHUA – Students, don’t be too loud in Jason Robie’s classes on Tuesday. That’s because it might take Robie a little bit to get going. The Nashua North head football coach was going to do his best to stay up as late as possible on Monday night to ...

Rivard rolls to City Golf crown

A month after regaining his amateur status, Hudson golfer Chris Rivard has another trophy for his case. Rivard captured the Nashua City Golf Tournament on Sunday, and did it in style, shooting a 3-under 68 at Nashua Country Club. Coupled with his even par 72 on Saturday at Green Meadow, his ...

Rivard holds lead after Day 1 at City Golf Tournament

HUDSON – Chris Rivard, of Hudson, who regained his amateur status in August after six years as a professional, has a first round lead in the Nashua City Golf Tournament. Rivard shot at an even par 72 on Saturday in blustery conditions at Green Meadow’s Jungle Course, with ...