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These Red Sox are actually likeable

Matt Perrault is the general manager of and talk show host on ESPN NH 900-AM. He writes an occasional column for nashuatelegraph.com Congrats Mr. Cherrington, you got me. “I’ve picked up my Red Sox life jacket, placed it squarely around my neck, and jumped back on board ...

Fisher Cats romp

Ten Fisher Cats came to the plate in the first inning on Monday night at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. Five of those players scored as the Fisher Cats (3-2) jumped out to a big early lead, and then outlasted the Trenton Thunder (2-2) for a 15-7 win. New Hamsphire’s first inning ...

For some, Boston Marathon is premier fund run

For many, the Boston Marathon is one of those challenges on a lifetime bucket list. But just being willing to attempt to run 26 miles and 385 yards in one afternoon is one thing, being an official entrant is something else. Adam Hawkes of Amherst, a former lacrosse and football player at ...

Angling from ashore is nice, but a boat makes it special

Growing up as a youthful adventurer in the mid-1950’s, I encountered all sorts of challenges and angling experiences lying in wait just beyond the back door of my home. A good sized swamp pond called Big Duck Pond beckoned to my younger brother and I out beyond our humble abode and ...

Souhegan alum an ace again for Franklin Pierce

Two years ago, Ryan Thompson pitched about as well as it’s possible to pitch at any level. In 13 starts for Franklin Pierce University, the former Souhegan High School pitcher went 11-1 with a 1.23 ERA. In 95 innings, he struck out 114 batters and surrendered just 63 hits and 13 ...

Nashua’s Kevin Nolan looks for home field edge with Double-A Fisher Cats

MANCHESTER – A cold wind whistled through Northeast Delta Dental Stadium on Tuesday, with ice under the stands making for a treacherous walk from the locker rooms to the dugouts. At one point, a few lonely snow flakes danced in the breeze and onto the field where the Fisher Cats will ...

Nashua’s Nolan to start season with Fisher Cats

MANCHESTER – Ever since Kevin Nolan signed with the Toronto Blue Jays four years ago after an outstanding college career at Winthrop University, it seemed inevitable that the former Nashua South standout would return to New Hampshire as a member of the Fisher Cats. The wait is over. ...

UMass Lowell heading to Frozen Four with 2-0 win over UNH

In a contest eerily reminiscent of the first time they met, the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team got off to a slow first period start against the University of Denver only to the rally in the second and third periods to win going away, 5-2.The big difference being ...

Building confidence one road race at a time

I put one more race in the books last Sunday, but now I’ve got a new one for which I need to prepare. And this time, I mean really prepare. After running the Millennium Mile on New Year’s Day, I signed up to run the Shamrock Shuffle, another race in the Millennium series ...

Daly’s roller coaster career makes him memorable

Dear Babe: I have an autographed Razorbacks golf ball signed by John Daly when he was at Oakmont for the U.S. Open. – Jan Garrett, Warren, Pa. Daly, who did compete for the University of Arkansas, has a roller coaster career with most of it being on the downside. He was a rising ...

First NH Running Festival set for October

For years the Santa Fund Run has been a successful way to kick off The Telegraph’s Christmas charity, annually attracting between 500 and 800 runners. This year it will be part of the New Hampshire Running Festival, a three-day event which could eventually make Nashua a weekend ...

UNH knows Denver has mile-high talent

DURHAM – The University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team knows it will have its hands full when it squares off against the University of Denver in the NCAA national championship regional playoffs Friday night in Manchester. The Wildcats defeated the Pioneers four months ...

Hollis’ Lorin Field thriving at Plymouth State

The honors just keep rolling in for Plymouth State University junior lacrosse goalie Lorin Field of Hollis. On Monday she was named Little East Conference Goalie of the Week. On Tuesday she was named ECAC Division III Women’s Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week after her ...

UNH ready to begin NCAA run in regionals

DURHAM – It’s been a tale of two seasons for the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team. After sprinting out of the gate winning 12 of their first 17 games, the Wildcats faltered in 2013, playing below .500 down the stretch and failing to advance past the ...