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ImPACT test made diagnosing concussion easier

Three winters ago, then Souhegan High School freshman Elizabeth White was diagnosed with a concussion after a fall on her second day of downhill ski practice. She went through all the normal medical assessments at the time. Further evaluation identified a serious head injury, one that would ...

UNH takes, gives and takes back win over Richmond

DURHAM – With the game on the line, Chris Setian trusted his offensive line. Not much of a factor over the first three and a half quarters, the junior running back bulled his way into the end zone from 5 yards out late in the fourth quarter behind a powerful push from the big guys up ...

Specialists give care to injured athletes

The reason sports medicine has become such a booming business is pretty simple: There are more sports and more athletes playing them. Gone are the days when coaches would tape up an injury, have the athlete take two aspirin and check back with him or her at practice the next day. Now there ...

School districts take steps to protect athletes

Before taking the field this fall, athletes from Nashua High School North and South were required to complete a take-home test. The only way to pass this exam was if their parents did the bulk of the work – signing forms to allow their child to participate and waiving the public ...

Collegiate redshirt regulations strict

The folders are hidden somewhere in Daniel Webster College athletic director Robin Seidman’s office, and also are deep in his computer. They contain valuable information – names, dates, places. No, it’s nothing incriminating or secretive. The information is ...

ACL tear gives Bosques 1 more year

A couple of years ago, after a stellar sophomore season, Daniel Webster College women’s basketball standout Vanessa Bosques was named the New England Collegiate Conference’s Player of the Year. In her junior year, she helped guide the Eagles to their first NCAA tournament ...

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 ...