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Franklin Pierce baseball team ranked No. 1 in the country

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

For the first time ever, the Franklin Pierce University baseball team is holding the No. 1 spot in the country, as the Ravens were moved up to the top place in the Division II polls by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, which oversees the American Baseball Coaches Association’s national rankings. Franklin Pierce, a six-time regional champion, is 34-2 for the year. They …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

COLLEGE BASKETBALL Hill remembered at arena where she made layup CINCINNATI – Lauren Hill was remembered with her own music and words in the basketball …

Providence beats Boston University, 4-3, for NCAA hockey title

Sunday, April 12, 2015

BOSTON – Boston University goalie Matt O’Connor gave up a tying own goal in the third period, then Brandon Tanev scored with 6:17 left and …

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 week. The 2009 graduate of Winnisquam Regional High is the first Plymouth State …

Dennis McManus bio

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Born: Concord High school: Bishop Brady, 1969 graduate Colleges: Plymouth State, Indiana University Coach: Plymouth State, 1984-2015 Manager: Concord Quarry Dogs, 2001-03 …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Baseball Verlander to miss start Thursday, hopes to pitch April 8 LAKELAND, Fla. – Justin Verlander will miss his scheduled spring training start Thursday but hopes to take his first scheduled regular-season turn for the Detroit Tigers on …

Izzo, Michigan State roll to Final Four the year after they were expected to

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

DETROIT – Michigan State’s run to the Final Four came one season later than expected, and that’s part of the reason Coach Tom Izzo is enjoying it so much. “Last year we were picked by the president and …

Calipari’s scouting exhibitions pay off as another NBA-ready Kentucky team chases perfection

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

It could’ve easily been called the John Calipari Fantasy Camp. The Kentucky coach invited NBA scouts and GMs to a first-of-its-kind workout before the start of the season, so they could get a look at what all these …

UConn, Maryland march into women’s Final Four

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Getting to the Final Four never gets old for Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies. Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 27 points to help UConn beat Dayton, 91-70, last night to advance to the national semifinals for an eighth straight …

South Carolina earns 1st Final Four berth, beats FSU, 80-74

Sunday, March 29, 2015

GREENSBORO, N.C. – South Carolina Coach Dawn Staley climbed the ladder, snipped the final strand of net and raised it as thousands of garnet-clad fans cheered. Taking in the scene, she mouthed one word: “Unbelievable.” Believe it. Staley …

Spartans Final Four-bound after 76-70 OT win over Louisville

Sunday, March 29, 2015

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Travis Trice vowed a day earlier that he wasn’t going to cry should the Michigan State Spartans continue their improbable run to the Final Four. The senior guard’s vow lasted no more than 10 seconds …

Duke back in Final Four after 66-52 win over Gonzaga

Sunday, March 29, 2015

HOUSTON – Mike Krzyzewski is living in the moment with his youngest team ever, not thinking too much about the significance of his latest trip to the NCAA Final Four. With their trio of freshmen starting, the Blue …

Providence heads to first Frozen Four in 30 years

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Tom Parisi broke a tie on a power-play goal with 5:01 left and Providence beat Denver, 4-1, in yesterday’s East Regional final in Providence to reach the Frozen Four for the first time since 1985. The Friars will …