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’Cats’ eyes front

DURHAM – Some games take longer to get over than others. Last week’s 64-61 setback at Old Dominion tested the University of New Hampshire football team’s 24-hour rule. That’s the self-imposed time limit players are allowed to mourn a loss or celebrate a ...

Gervais out to finish strong in Durham

David Gervais has seen his cross country running career interrupted so many times, it’s a wonder he’s still running. In high school he was actually barred from competing for one season because school officials believed he transferred from Nashua North to Nashua South for ...

Milford’s Kilgore doing double duty for Daniel Webster

There’s one night every spring when Daniel Webster College athlete Eliot Kilgore has a decision to make. When he walks into the auditorium for the college’s annual sports awards night in early May, he has to decide where to sit, with the baseball team or men’s ...

Venerable Nashua stadium turns 75

As you drive by it in the next day or two, wave and sing Happy Birthday. Nashua’s center of all that is baseball, Historic Holman Stadium, is now officially 75 years young after opening on Sept. 23, 1937. It’s been the focal point of so many major stories and happenings ...

Kahne feeling good at NHMS

Sprint Cup Sylvania 300 After Friday qualifying; race Sunday At New Hampshire Motor Speedway Lap length: 1.058 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (24) J. Gordon, Chevy, 134.911. 2. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 134.753. 3. (14) T. Stewart, Chevy, 134.568. 4. (55) Brian Vickers, Toyota, ...

Wind, waves, whales in Quebec’s Saguenay Fjord

Two weeks ago I wrote from Parc National du Fjord du Saguenay near Rivere Eternite, Quebec. This week, I’m home. Frankly, I wish we were still in Quebec enjoying one of our best Active Outdoors getaways ever. Our goal on this trip was to paddle our sea kayaks on the spectacular ...

Nashua Senior Softball

Amherst Auto 11, Dr. Dionne’s Seniors 5 The medics rode the playoff wave a long way but all waves eventually break and it was Amherst that applied the force. Two bookend five-run innings were the key to the mechanics’ victory as they chased a quintet across the plate to ...

Joltin’ Joe’s autograph not worth as much on business card

Dear Babe: I have a business card with Joe DiMaggio’s signature on it. My late father-in-law was a rabid Yankees fan and one of his friends had the pleasure of sitting beside Mr. DiMaggio on an airplane back in the 1950s and got this autograph for my father-in-law. – Anita ...

Obesity stats linked to fruit, veggie intake

Earlier this month, the annual state-by-state obesity rankings were released by the Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Whether you pay attention to the rankings each year or not, you’ve probably heard somewhere before that the number of people in ...

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 ...