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Rivier men’s volleyball rides win streak

NASHUA – Craig Kolek didn’t even realize it until he logged onto the Rivier University athletics website one day and saw the story. The Raiders men’s volleyball team he coaches is on a 24-match winning streak in the Great Northeast Athletic ...

Silver Knights plan special game of chicken

As the story goes, in 1946, local poultry farmer, Jack Fallgren of Nashua, offered a unique award to any player who hit a home run at Holman Stadium: 100 live baby chicks. At the time, the fence at Holman extended further than those in most professional parks, and the feat of hitting one out ...

DWC seeking new athletic director as Bosques gets Player of Year honor

It’s been a great winter, with an emotional ending to the season at the University of New Hampshire with the Division I boys basketball finals. That was a high profile day if you ever saw one. But meanwhile, here are some tids and bits about the winter that refuses to end and heading ...

Two Nashua high school seniors skating their way to Europe

Kate Bedinger was a 6-year-old watching figure skating during the 2002 Winter Olympics when she told her parents she wanted to try the sport. Rachel Weintraub started skating around the same time, when a friend from kindergarten signed up, and asked her to come along. Devon Dillon, who ...

Spahn, Sain autographed ball worth between $175-$250

Dear Babe: I have an autographed 1951 baseball from the Boston Braves. At one time (decades ago) all the signatures could be easily read; but not now. Most have faded away, but those of Warren Spahn and John Sain are clearly visible. – Mike Reilly, Nashua “First ...

Snow equals spring X-sta-C

My neighbor asked me why I was smiling and whistling as I shoveled out from this last snowstorm. Actually, I wasn’t as happy as I might have seemed. We only got a foot of snow and I would have been twice as happy with two feet. But that wasn’t what I told her. Instead, I ...

Nashua’s Silver Knights add lots of talent to 2013 lineup

When last year’s Nashua Silver Knights manager B.J. Neverett accepted his promotion to team VP in charge of player procurement, he knew it would be a big job. Thus, the Silver Knights team you see this summer will not resemble its predecessors. At first, you will need a scorecard ...

Merrimack High School Grad Pat Parker a big hit on UMass-Lowell baseball team

To put it simply, Pat Parker can hit. He hit for Merrimack High School when he moved to town as a junior from Wilmington, Mass., and he hit last spring at Northern Essex Community College, where he batted over .500 for a team that finished third in the country at the Junior College World ...

White, Bentley come up short in NCAA tournament

WALTHAM, Mass. – The basketball season didn’t quite end the way it usually does for Jane White. That was just one of a few changes for the former Souhegan High School star, who finished her freshman year with the Bentley University women’s basketball team Monday. ...

Baker-signed ball worth about $35

Dear Babe: I have a baseball signed by Dusty Baker in the spot between the two parallel seams with “1999” after it. – P.R., Palo Cedro Baker had a couple of solid 19-year careers – first as a player and now as a manager. He collected nearly 2,000 hits ...

UNH edged by Providence, 3-2

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Grayson Downing notched a goal and an assist, but the seventh-ranked and fifth-seeded University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team came up short 3-2 to the 17th-ranked and fourth-seeded Providence College Friars in game one of the best-of-three Hockey ...

Most of Mount Marcy on skis

Back in December, I wrote about my dream of standing on the highest peaks of New York and New England in winter. On Jan. 3, I checked Mount Greylock in Massachusetts off the list. Since then, when I’ve had time to climb, bad conditions have interfered, and when the weather and snow ...

NH Shrine Bowl roster set

Softball Merrimack seeks players The Merrimack Men’s Slo-Pitch Softball League is looking for players to fill out its team rosters for the upcoming 2013 season. The league plays on Monday and Wednesday evenings from late April through mid-September at Martel at Twardosky Fields in ...

Milford’s Stimson joins college coaching ranks

Jamee Stimson wasn’t looking for a college coaching position, but one came looking for her. The former Milford High School and Fordham University standout was content to coach volleyball at the high school level, because she liked her day job, as an allocation analyst at New ...

Silver Knights putting Scalabrine to work

The Nashua Silver Knights, two-time Futures Collegiate Baseball League Champions, have made their latest, and certainly tallest, hire for the 2013 season in announcing they will be putting NBA Champion and Boston Celtics fan-favorite Brian Scalabrine to work at Holman Stadium on Thursday, July ...

Racecar driving school topping Lee ballot articles

LEE – Voters will take to the polls Tuesday to weigh on each of the six warrant articles that prompted debate, discussion and some revision during a well-attended deliberative session last month. Prompting the most discussion was the racecar driving school, Article 3 on the warrant, ...

Please keep those yummy cookies hidden

The phone call took place late Monday night. I was on my way back to the office after a basketball game and decided to make a call home to say I wouldn’t be back until later in the night. And that’s when I got the news no one’s self-discipline wants to ...

Killebrew autograph worth $10 on sports bar napkin

Dear Babe: In 1994 my wife and I traveled to Washington D.C. for a vacation. A new sports bar, “Senators,” had just opened on the street level of our hotel. In the bar, we noticed a man that people were talking to, getting pictures of and signatures from. I was told it was ...

A New Adventure: Maine huts, trails

“Newton’s Revenge.” That’s the apt name of the trail you take to reach the Stratton Brook Hut, the newest gem in the Maine Huts and Trails system (www.mainehuts.org). Stratton Brook is spectacularly sited on the top of a hill with Sugarloaf Mountain to ...