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Amherst College a good fir for Jellison

Football is important at Amherst College, but academics are more important. So if you’re an established player and there’s a time conflict between practicing or attending a class or lab, you could pick the latter and not worry about losing your place on the team. As a ...

Rivier College volleyball counts on Kenna for the kill

NASHUA – For the Rivier University women’s volleyball team this season, it’s been Kenna for the kill. As in senior Kenna Finlayson of Derry, who a few years ago was an unpolished, undiscovered talent at Pinkerton Academy. Well, Rivier head coach Craig Kolek ...

UNH doubles up on Rhode Island

KINGSTON, R.I. – Dontra Peters forced a fumble and notched an interception that sparked scoring drives, Chris Setian scored both a rushing and receiving touchdown and the 12th-ranked University of New Hampshire football team spoiled Saturday’s Homecoming game at Rhode ...

Foliage viewing best outside cars

Editor’s note: This is the second of a two part series on Tim Jones’ fall foliage trip to Maine. Driving south down Interstate 93 at the start of Columbus Day weekend, my sweetheart Marilyn and I saw thousands of cars streaming north. Most were probably looking for great ...

NH offers hidden dangers for hunters

The vast majority of hunters now engaged in the pursuit of their favorite bird, fowl or game are very conscientious and observant of the common sense that goes into a safe and enjoyable day afield. The unexpected and unusual awaits those who venture from the routine of familiarity of our day ...

UNH plays Northeastern to scoreless draw

BOSTON – Casey DeSmith stopped all 34 shots he faced to guide the 11th-ranked University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team to Saturday night’s 0-0 scoreless tie against 15th-ranked Northeastern University at Matthews Arena. Huskies senior netminder Bryan Mountain ...

North prepped Hemond for WPI

Meghan Hemond played four season of soccer at Nashua High School North and never experienced what it was like to play in the postseason. So the Worcester Polytechnic Institute sophomore has been following with interest the improvements the team has made this fall, culminating in the first ...

UNH rallies to keep win streak alive

DURHAM – It came down to the final 20 minutes against Northeastern University to decide if the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team would extend its early season winning streak to four games while going 2-0 in Hockey East. And in dramatic fashion John Henrion ...

UNH tops Northeastern 4-3

DURHAM - It came down to the final 20 minutes against Northeastern University to decide if the University of New Hampshire men's hockey team would extend its early season winning streak to four games while going 2-0 in Hockey East. And in dramatic fashion when John Henrion scored with 52 ...

Wildcats hold off Bears in Maine

ORONO, Maine – The University of New Hampshire football team was able to hold on to a late lead Saturday. So as a reward, it gets to hold on to the Brice-Cowell Musket for at least another year. Shaking of a slow start in which they fell behind by two touchdowns early in the second ...

1932 or 1933 Yankees baseball, that is the question

Dear Babe: I would appreciate any information that you could give me on a baseball my deceased father had. I am not sure of the year. I think that I remember my Dad saying it was the complete team that signed it. The signatures include: Babe Ruth (signed on the space between the two seams), ...

Fall foliage tours in ‘The Pine Tree State’ – you betcha

Editor’s note: This is the part one of a two part series on Tim Jones’ fall foliage trip to Maine. Part two will run Oct. 28. “Top Of Mind” is a key concept in the world of advertising. Basically, advertisers are hoping they can make the name of their ...

Pumpkins aren’t just for carving jack-o-lanterns anymore

There are several reasons that fall is my favorite season. Football, Halloween and fall foliage, are just a few things that sum up the many things I like about this time of year. And let’s add fall beers to that list, too. I could have any brewer’s Octoberfest all day long, ...

UNH hockey team wants revenge on BU

DURHAM – The University of New Hampshire hockey team’s worst season in years ended in one of the worst possible ways: double overtime. Nemesis Boston University rallied from a three-goal deficit to capture the best-of-three quarterfinal playoff series at Agganis Arena and ...

Wildcats taking dead aim on retaining musket

DURHAM – When current co-captain Chris Zarkoskie was being recruited by the University of New Hampshire football team one of the first things he was shown was the Brice-Cowell Musket, which goes the winner of the annual UNH-Maine game. The Black Bears didn’t have the same ...

Broken Athletes: Boykin sits out with ‘thrower’s shoulder’

Clyde Boykin looked out of place on the Bishop Guertin High School football sidelines early this season. He stood in jeans and sneakers right near the area where a year earlier he caught a pass in the flat in the 2011 Division II semifinals and raced in front of his teammates down the ...

Solid year for Nashua’s Gustavson at Saint A’s

They say being a college athlete is like having a full-time job. Saint Anselm junior volleyball player Kyla Gustavson would certainly agree. But volleyball is just one of Gustavson’s jobs. The nursing major works in Concord Hospital’s oncology department from 6:45 a.m. to ...

Mental fight for injured players

When Dan O’Neill, a physician specializing in sports medicine, hears about an athlete who is reeling emotionally after a serious injury, it’s like a call to action. Several times each week, he drives down to Boston from the Plymouth area to help broken athletes heal their ...

Sports medicine’s education payoff

It’s all about education. If you’re looking for reasons why sports medicine has become an athlete’s best friend today, it’s simply because those in the field know more than they did years ago. “What we’ve gotten better at is ...

Expert: Ease up on ‘tough it out’

Laura Decoster doesn’t care about being popular. Her new school thoughts on sports injury prevention certainly will clash with old school ideas. “It’s certainly true that there are players out there who are Cal Ripken,” said Decoster, executive ...