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Plymouth State baseball Coach McManus set to leave his team on his terms

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

After 31 years as a head coach, Dennis McManus knows how to create a game plan. For the past three years, the Concord native has been crafting a long-term plan for himself and his Plymouth State baseball program. McManus, who graduated from Bishop Brady in 1969, decided three years ago his run as the PSU head man was coming to …

’76 Hoosiers hoping Kentucky can pull off perfect quest

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS – Quinn Buckner says he and his 1976 Indiana teammates aren’t chilling any champagne to uncork in celebration of a Kentucky loss. Instead, the …

Winnisquam grad Wakefield signs professional baseball contract

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Former Plymouth State University baseball player Ryan Wakefield, a Sanbornton native, signed a professional contract with the Washington Wild Things of the Frontier League last …

Kaminsky, Wisconsin get past Arizona again to head to Final Four

Sunday, March 29, 2015

LOS ANGELES – Frank Kaminsky and the Wisconsin Badgers hung on to make the Final Four again. “Frank the Tank” scored 29 points, Sam Dekker added his second straight career high of 27 and the West Regional’s top …

No. 2 seed Tennessee beats No. 11 Gonzaga 73-69 in overtime

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Cierra Burdick scored 22, including four late free throws for the winning points, as Tennessee beat Gonzaga, 73-69, in overtime yesterday to advance to the Spokane Regional final of the NCAA Tournament. Burdick added 15 rebounds and Ariel …

Rodrigues plays the hero as Boston University punches ticket to Frozen Four

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Evan Rodrigues scored with 2:24 left in the third period and Boston University held on to beat Minnesota-Duluth, 3-2, yesterday at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester in the NCAA hockey tournament’s Northeast Regional championship, sending the Terriers home with a berth in the Frozen Four. Rodrigues had …

UNH’s Pesce turns pro, signs entry-level deal with Carolina Hurricanes

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Seven of the University of New Hampshire’s top eight scoring defensemen will be back in Durham next year. Brett Pesce, however, is moving on. Pesce, a third-round pick by the Carolina in 2013, will forego his senior year at UNH after signing a three-year entry-level deal with the …

Boston University beats Yale 3-2 in OT in NCAA opener

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Danny O’Regan was starting to wonder about his aim when every shot he took seemed to hit the post, miss or was smothered by Yale goalie Alex Lyon. O’Regan didn’t miss in overtime when a rebound bounced directly …

Gonzaga headed to Elite Eight for first time since 1999

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Przemek Karnowski had 18 points and nine rebounds and second-seeded Gonzaga used a big run early in the second half to pull away for a 74-62 win over No. 11 UCLA last night in the Houston Regional semifinals …

In the NCAAs, time doesn’t always fly when you’re having fun

Friday, March 27, 2015

CLEVELAND – The whistle sounds. The horn blows. And the madness grinds to a halt. Another stoppage in play. Another lengthy timeout. Another chance for folks at home to grab something from the fridge or be subjected to …

Top-seeded Wisconsin hangs to beat North Carolina, 79-72

Friday, March 27, 2015

Sam Dekker scored a career-high 23 points, Frank Kaminsky added 19 and top-seeded Wisconsin rallied in the final 10 minutes to hold off North Carolina, 79-72, last night and advance to the final eight of the NCAA Tournament. …

One-handed Tennessee-Martin pitcher Smith excels at Division I level

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Rick Robinson was settling into his new job as the baseball coach at Tennessee-Martin, moving some things around his office when he came across a few articles that had been written about the previous year’s team. He made …

Unbeaten Kentucky readies for West – or, ‘Press’ – Virginia

Thursday, March 26, 2015

CLEVELAND – Nothing has rattled Kentucky to this point. Unbeaten and unblemished, the Wildcats have handled every challenge this season. They’re 36-for-36 in their run at hoops immortality. An interesting test awaits. Big Blue is about to face …