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There are many outdoor options for women

OK, guys, most of the time I’m writing for everyone. But this week, pass this column along to some woman in your life, and I’ll see you next week. Now, ladies, first of all, I know most of you read this column on your own without any encouragement from men. More than half ...

Coaches add value to ’47 NY Giants baseball yearbook

Dear Babe: My wife’s grandfather, Red Kress, was on numerous teams both as player and coach. Among the items we have come across, this one proved interesting to say the least. Attached is a picture of a 1947 N.Y. Giants baseball yearbook that is signed by the players and executives. ...

Nashua’s Hogan proves resilient for UNH

She’s had two major knee surgeries, a minor one and another scheduled when the season concludes, sometime in March. In November, Kelsey Hogan suffered a concussion that literally knocked her out of the lineup for two weeks. The brace is back on the battered right knee, but the ...

UNH fails to grab 1st in league by tying Providence

DURHAM – For the second weekend in a row, the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team took to home ice with a share of first place in Hockey East on the line. And for the second week in a row, the Wildcats couldn’t get the job done. Last Saturday against ...

FCBL tweaks things slightly heading into 3rd season

The 2013 Futures Collegiate Baseball League will look like the 2012 FCBL. Well, on the surface, anyway. Below the surface, the FCBL remains a league making progress. There are some subtle changes, but the league is basically returning this summer with the same nine franchises, although the ...

Front of food boxes doesn’t always match back labels

When in search of food that fits your healthy lifestyle, always remember to read over labels thoroughly. I was reminded of this lesson the other day. See, the missus loves her mac and cheese, so while I was doing some grocery shopping, I thought I might try to find some with whole wheat ...

Don’t use shellac to preserve autographed baseballs

Dear Babe: I have a signed baseball. About 10-15 years ago I placed it in a plastic baseball case, but it kept fading. Was that a mistake? How do I keep this baseball from fading any further? – Mike Reilly, Nashua For starters, every expert Da Babe checked with said the plastic ...

Breakthrough experience

It was 14 degrees when the ice gave way under my skis and I suddenly found myself in the water. Trust me, that wasn’t where I wanted to be. Five experienced backcountry skiers had left the Garnet Hill Lodge Nordic Center (www.garnet-hill.com) in North River, N.Y., for a half-day ...

Rivier women’s hoop hopes unity fuels title chase

NASHUA – Paul Williams got the phone call in late September and he knew that his biggest challenge as a coach loomed. The Rivier University women’s basketball coach had always preached that his team is a family. And that was put to the test earlier in the school year when ...

Milford’s Nelson blossoming at Colby Sawyer

It’s hard to believe a 6-foot-4-inch basketball player with the athletic skills and overall ability of Kyle Nelson could get lost in the shuffle on a New Hampshire high school team. But that’s how it seemed during his years at Milford High School. As the Spartans won ...

Pelham skier has Olympic dreams

In aerial skiing you conquer the fear factor in stages. The first back flip is an entry into the realm. The moment you land following two mid-air flips you’ve joined a very exclusive club. When you conquered the triple flip, like 17-year-old Eric Loughran of Pelham, you might get a ...

UNH falls 4-1 to Merrimack at The Whit

DURHAM – With a share of first place in Hockey East on the line, the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team couldn’t come up with a much-wanted win. After defeating Merrimack College twice in a week – once at Merrimack and once in a ...

Detox week big help in restarting fitness program

You’re doing this again. Why bother? You’re just going to go back to eating what you have been for the last few months when it’s done. You aren’t having a beer with dinner? And you haven’t had coffee for a week? Everything OK? You feel like ...

Not much value in anything O.J. Simpson related

Dear Babe: I have a plate that O.J. Simpson had made for all of his lineman and coaching staff when he ran for the record 2,003 yards. There were only about 40 that were made to commemorate the achievement and were never sold to the public – only given to teammates and staff. It was ...

UNH men down Northeastern, 3-1, on Friday

BOSTON – Casey DeSmith stopped a season-high 47 shots and Kevin Goumas had a pair of assists in the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team’s Friday night 3-1 win over Northeastern University at historic Matthews Arena in Hockey East action. UNH improves to ...

Who pays for search, rescue and recovery?

Pressure cookers that have been simmering slowly in Vermont and New Hampshire are beginning to boil overs and a real explosion may be on the way. The question at hand is how to pay for the increasing number of wilderness search and rescue operations these two states are having to conduct each ...

Souhegan hoop alum winning again at Bentley

There are always huge adjustments when an athlete moves from high school to college. It might be being away from home for the first time, and it might be the increased demands that college athletes, especially scholarship athletes, generally face. But one adjustment Souhegan High School ...

Winter camping equates to people playing in ‘The Freezer’

No sooner had the weather wonks started intoning phrases like “Arctic Blast,” “Deep Freeze,” “Coldest Weather of the Winter,” and “Dangerous Wind Chills,” than the emails started flying as my buddy David and I ...

UNH men’s hockey falls at Merrimack College

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Jeff Wyer (Reading Mass.) stopped a career-high 32 shots, but the fourth-ranked University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team dropped Friday night’s game, 3-2, at Merrimack College in Hockey East action at Lawler Arena. UNH falls to 14-6-2 ...