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Glossary of Injuries

Broken Athletes: Glossary of Injuries There are two general types of injuries suffered by athletes, young and old alike. The first type is an acute traumatic injury. Acute traumatic injuries usually involve a single blow from a single application of force – like getting a ...

UNH offense humming with strong mix

DURHAM – Most football teams strive to mix the run and the pass. Offensive balance can keep opposing defenses off balance. Few clubs have done that better this season than the University of New Hampshire, which is the only team in the FCS averaging more than 245 yards a game each ...

UNH hockey team: Good times will return

DURHAM -- For a program accustomed to winning, last season was a major disappointment for the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team. The Wildcats struggled defensively out of the gate, the goaltending was erratic and the offense spotty. The Wildcats didn’t score ...

Merrimack’s Duggan flying high for Salve Regina

It’s easy to fall in love with the campus at Salve Regina University in Newport, R.I. The Oceanside venue is set among Newport’s historic mansions. Merrimack sophomore Jen Duggan has also fallen in love with the school’s volleyball program. The former Tomahawks ...

UNH goalie DeSmith quickly rose to starting role

DURHAM – Going into last season the goaltending hierarchy on the University of New Hampshire hockey team was set. After leading the nation in saves and minutes played the previous year, senior Matt Di Girolamo was the clear No. 1. Sophomore Jeff Wyer was the backup and freshman Casey ...

Pyne adds Knights to day job

NASHUA – J.P. Pyne has an interesting year in collegiate baseball ahead of him. “I look at the next 12 months and I not only have one, but I have two championships to defend,” he said. “I think I’m pretty fortunate. It’ll put my ...

The Columbus Day Soccer Tournament

The Columbus Day Soccer Tournament, hosted by Nashua World Cup Soccer for the 30th year, concluded Monday. A total of 220 clubs from around New England and even Canada, participated.

Coffee chain diet just another fad to ignore

Not sure if I’ve mentioned this before, but I love coffee. Drink it every day, usually from the same place. When I heard that there was a woman who claimed to have lost 85 pounds on what has been called the “Starbucks diet,” I thought, at last, someone has figured ...

Wilderness first aid skills save lives

This column is about getting active outdoors, trying new places and things and doing it safely. There’s absolutely no reason to take unnecessary risks to enjoy outdoor adventures. Generally, it’s the people who don’t consider their own abilities and limitations ...

McDonnell locks up 100th victory

ATLANTA – Andy Vailas threw for four touchdowns, Nico Steriti scored three times and University of New Hampshire head football coach Sean McDonnell earned his 100th career victory as the No. 14/17 Wildcats defeated Georgia State, 44-21, in CAA action Saturday at the Georgia Dome. ...

Mixed reviews on value of Harry Agganis autograph

Dear Babe: I have a signed baseball my father obtained. I believe he got it in 1947. The signatures include Ted Williams, Ted Lipcio, Mel Parnell, Ellis Kinder, Bill Goodman, Sam White, Charlie Maxwell, Floyd Baker and Mickey Owens. – Paul Dean, Nashua Actually it looks a 1954 ...

Wildcats are in a Georgia State of mind

DURHAM – The University of New Hampshire football team avoided a potentially fatal 0-2 start in the Colonial Athletic Association with last week’s win over previously undefeated Delaware. “In my mind you’re not going to win the league with two ...

Silver Knights promote Neverett, Pyne

The idea of a baseball team having three managers in three years initially gives an impression of instability. But with the two-time defending champion Nashua Silver Knights of the Futures Collegiate baseball league, nothing could be further from the truth. The Silver Knights promoted manager ...

“Sprint football” fits former South, Merrimack players

At 5-foot-7, 155 pounds, playing high school football was a challenge for former Nashua South player Connor Rogowsky. The thought of playing college football, like his father had at a small school in Western Massachusetts, seemed impossible. Former South teammate Sean DeCost says he began ...

Heart surgery no match for Erik Rozzi’s love of baseball

Baseball, Erik Rozzi says, has always been in his blood. But almost tragically for him, something else was, too. It nearly cost him his life, and for a while took him away from the game he loves. Today, Rozzi has made up for lost time. At 30 years old, the Nashua native is back on the ...

’Cats rip Blue Hens after sluggish start

DURHAM – After taking a knee to end a forgettable first half, the University of New Hampshire football team brought Delaware to its knees in the second. Taking advantage of the gloom and doom of the Dungeon, where they’ve been nearly unbeatable over the past five years, the ...

Only thing to fear is ‘making fool of myself’

The time has come for me to find out if I really can climb a rope. On Saturday, I will take part in the Renegade Playground Challenge – self-described as not “your ordinary 5K” – at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, my first time running an ...

Envelopes with baseball stamps not valuable collectible

Dear Babe: I have a set of 20 envelopes with stamps of baseball stars. Each one has a 2000 postmark that is tied to the player’s name or nickname. The envelopes (with postmarks) include: Roberto Clemente, Robert LA; Mickey Cochrane, Cochrane WI; Ty Cobb, Cobb GA; Eddie Collins, ...

Autumn offers great escape from everyday life

I have lived a lifetime of hunting, fishing and exploring the great outdoors. Autumn, I think, may be the best time of the year with the arrival of the hunting season in all its myriad forms. Tart, juicy apples and bright orange pumpkins light up an inner part of me that takes me back to other ...

Paddling rivers during foliage season the way to go

Most people equate paddlesports with summer, but fall is the best time of the year for paddling. There is nothing more beautiful than a river when the leaves are all aflame on its banks and the surrounding hillsides. It’s magic, pure magic. If you own your own canoe, kayak, or SUP, ...