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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 ...

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 ...