Patrick DeCola

Patrick DeCola

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Div. III Softball Championship: White Mountains claims first title

White Mountains senior Mikala Bastian earned the right to go out on top, throwing the last pitch of the Division III softball championship to give her third-seeded Spartans their first title in the 13-4 victory over No. 3 Stevens of Claremont on Saturday at Plymouth State University.

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Div. II Wrestling: Hollis/Brookline takes first title since '07

What a day for Eric Cooper.
The Bedford High School senior began his day at the 2012 NHIAA Division II Wrestling Championships at Merrimack High School by pinning Winnacunnet of Hampton's John Carrigan in 1:28 in a quarterfinal bout to win his 100th career victory, the first Bulldog in school history to reach that milestone.

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Gilford's 13th volleyball title a memorable one

Looking to avenge its early-season shutout at the hands of St. Thomas of Dover and earn its second consecutive Division II championship, the Gilford girls' volleyball team came out firing.

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High school volleyball races seen as wide open

A preview of the 2012 NHIAA girls' volleyball season.

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Lind homers in Fisher Cats win

Toronto Blue Jays slugger Adam Lind, on rehab assignment as he recovers from a sore back, used his heavy bat at the top of the Fisher Cats' lineup to propel New Hampshire to a 4-2 victory.

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Longtime Nashua soccer coach Manfred Beyer dies

The Nashua sports scene lost a cherished member of its community when Manfred Beyer, a longtime Nashua high school soccer coach, died Tuesday morning.

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Nashua earns Babe Ruth 14s finals berth

JJ Dunn and DJ McCord led the way for Nashua in its 7-5 victory over Goffstown in the winners' bracket final of the New Hampshire Babe Ruth League 14-year-old state tournament at Allard Park.

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NHIAA boys' volleyball semis: Pinkerton wins thriller; Salem advances

Back on May 8, the Timberlane of Plaistow boys’ volleyball team won a back-and-forth matchup over Pinkerton’s Derry, 3-2.
Astros head coach Colin Walker made sure that didn’t happen again.

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NH runner leaves legacy of inspiration

Courtney Marshall spent much of last weekend doing one of the things he loved best: running among friends. On Saturday, the Grantham resident completed the Common to Common 30K, an 18.2-mile race in Essex, Vt. On Sunday, he was one of many runners who donned a kilt for the Halfway to St. Patrick's Day 5K in Manchester.

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Swimming seniors savor summer

The Manchester Swim Team Rapids hosted the Manchester LCM Invitational Swim Meet at Raco Theodore Pool this weekend, but for a group of the team's seniors, the event was about more than achieving personal best times.

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Teaching soccer and life in the inner city

A Manchester soccer camp gives inner-city refugees a chance at sports, but more importantly, at life.

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Union Leader Athlete of the Month: Chelso Barrett, Golfer

Any time a golfer's name — an amateur, no less— is mentioned in the same sentence as Tiger Woods, something has to be going right.

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Winnacunnet eyes third straight field hockey title | New Hampshire ...

A preview of the 2012 NHIAA field hockey season.