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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 ...

When it comes to hoops, The Madness eludes New Englanders

ESPN NH 900-AM host Matt Perrault will write periodic columns for nashuatelegraph.com. He can be heard weekday afternoons on The Home Team. Welcome to March, the best sports month of the year in my opinion, or as New England sports fans call it, the third month on their Red Sox ...

Maine backcountry adventure offers plenty of fun

Greetings from Maine, where my sweetheart Marilyn and I are transitioning from several days of absolutely splendid Alpine skiing at Saddleback and Sugarloaf to what should be several days of exceptional backcountry Nordic skiing. We got up early and skied into Stratton Brook Hut, the ...

Housework equals calories burned

My better half and I are four months into the married life, and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked if things are different. To my delight – or I suppose for some, dismay – I can proudly say, married life isn’t that much different, ...

Experts agree – bat signatures aren’t real

Dear Babe: I am hoping you can help me with a mystery. I have a regular no name bat that is stamped “1962 Sportswriters Convention.” There are several signatures on the bat, but not long ways, but around the bat. The one signature that I believe was from the event is Casey ...

Late goal pulls UNH even with Massachusetts

DURHAM - The final minutes of hockey games don’t get much crazier than the 2-2 tie between the University of New Hampshire men’s team and Massachusetts Friday night at the Whittemore Center.After a somewhat pedestrian 58 minutes that had the teams knotted a goal apiece, ...

Bittersweet end for Zajac at RPI

The end was a heartbreaker, a 72-63 loss to Hobart in a Liberty League final that they were leading for most of the game. But senior Jamie Zajac can still look back as his senior season at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as the highlight of his college basketball career. Zajac was still ...

Cold yes, but Sweeney warms to shorter junior season in Ontario

Think it’s been a cold winter in New England? Here’s what the typical early morning temperature was this time of year in Iroquois Falls, Ontario: “Oh, about 40 below,” Hudson’s Phil Sweeney said. “It’s another world up here. ...