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DAVE D'ONOFRIO
The easy assumption would be that New England was lacking big plays on its Sunday visit to MetLife Stadium. Except big plays are exactly what won the Pats a 17-16 decision, a first-round postseason...
DAVE D'ONOFRIO
TODAY'S MEETING at MetLife Stadium is almost certain to be the last time Rex Ryan will face the Patriots as head coach of the Jets, an aspect to an otherwise unspectacular game that has been played...
EDITORIAL
The Manchester Memorial boys' hockey team blanked Trinity 4-0 on Saturday night at Sullivan Arena in Goffstown to improve to 2-0.
DAVE D'ONOFRIO
AFTER TOPPING the 40-point plateau for the fifth time this season on Sunday, not only have the Patriots scored a league-high 442 points, but they're once again on an historic pace.
DAVE D'ONOFRIO
When the doors opened to the Patriots' locker room after Sunday's 41-13 thumping of the Dolphins, arguably the two most important players in franchise history stood in the middle of the room, deep in...
DAVE D'ONOFRIO
It's long been thought a tenet of team building at Gillette Stadium that the more a player can do, the more important he is. The idea is that there's value in versatility — which at an...
BY DAVE D'ONOFRIO UNION LEADER SPORTS
AS THE Patriots and Dolphins readied for this afternoon's divisional showdown at Gillette Stadium, the teams each had 13 games worth of video to review while devising their strategies, maybe none of...
ROGER BROWN NEW HAMPSHIRE UNION LEADER
While senior Nico Steriti will likely get most of the carries that would have went to Owens on Friday night, Crossan gives the Wildcats some versatility in the offensive backfield. Crossan,...
New England Patriots running back Brandon Bolden leaps over New York Jets cornerback Marcus Williams (22) during the fourth quarter of Sunday's game at MetLife Stadium.

Dave D'Onfrio's Patriots Notebook: Finding a way to win

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The easy assumption would be that New England was lacking big plays on its Sunday visit to MetLife Stadium. Except big plays are exactly what won the Pats a 17-16 decision, a first-round postseason...

For Rex Ryan, another close loss to Pats

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Running back Jonas Gray scored a one-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter Sunday and defensive lineman Vince Wilfork blocked a field goal with 5:21 left as the Patriots hung on to edge the Jets...

Illinois State defensive back Mike Banks reacts after breaking up a pass for University of New Hampshire reciever R.J. Harris(15) in the fourth quarter of the FCS semifinal game in Durham Saturday. Illinois State won, 21-18.

UNH defense comes up big against Redbirds

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The University of New Hampshire defense certainly did its part in Saturday night's 21-18 loss to Illinois State.

University of New Hampshire players, including quarterback Andy Vailas of Bedford (14), receiver R.J. Harris (15), tight end Harold Spears (89), defensive end Cam Shorey (80) and safety David Rowe (20), walk off the field after losing to Illinois State, 21-18, in an FCS semifinal game in Durham on Saturday.

Redbirds get two fourth-quarter TDs, end Wildcats' championship dreams

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There will be no trip to Texas for the University of New Hampshire football team. Not this season anyway.

University of New Hampshire's Nico Steriti(22) follows the block by teammate Mike Coccia(70) on Illinois State defender Meehan Pat in the second quarter of the FCS semifinal game in Durham Saturday.

UNH loses to Illinois State

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UNH came up short in its attempt to reach the FCS national championship game, falling to Illinois State 21-18 Saturday night in the semifinal round. It's the second consecutive year UNH's season has...

UNH's Matt Kaplan is shown during Friday's game in Durham.

Granite Staters are front and center for UNH

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While many New Hampshire natives have played for the University of New Hampshire football team over the years, not one can say they led the Wildcats to an FCS championship game.

College Football: These Redbirds can run and pass

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Running the football isn't the only thing the Illinois State offense does well, but it appears to be what the Redbirds do best.

Grid coach Cote, BG go their separate ways

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Bishop Guertin athletic director Peter Paladino confirmed Thursday night that the school has parted ways with Travis Cote, BG's football coach for the last four seasons, but refused to say whether...

Dave D'Onfrio's Patriots Notebook: Finding a way to win

Dave D'Onfrio's Patriots Notebook: Finding a way to win

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The easy assumption would be that New England was lacking big plays on its Sunday visit to MetLife Stadium. Except big plays are exactly what won the Pats a 17-16 decision, a first-round postseason bye, and moved them within a victory of clinching...

For Rex Ryan, another close loss to Pats

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Running back Jonas Gray scored a one-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter Sunday and defensive lineman Vince Wilfork blocked a field goal with 5:21 left as the Patriots hung on to edge the Jets 17-16 at MetLife Stadium.

UNH defense comes up big against Redbirds

UNH defense comes up big against Redbirds

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The University of New Hampshire defense certainly did its part in Saturday night's 21-18 loss to Illinois State.

Redbirds get two fourth-quarter TDs, end Wildcats' championship dreams

Redbirds get two fourth-quarter TDs, end Wildcats' championship dreams

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There will be no trip to Texas for the University of New Hampshire football team. Not this season anyway.

UNH loses to Illinois State

UNH loses to Illinois State

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UNH came up short in its attempt to reach the FCS national championship game, falling to Illinois State 21-18 Saturday night in the semifinal round. It's the second consecutive year UNH's season has ended in the semis.

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Dover's Parratto a national champion

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Dover product Jessica Parratto captured the women's 10-meter gold medal saturday at the USA Diving Winter National Championships in Columbus, Ohio.

UNH’s Sean McDonnell says he learned a lot coaching at Memorial, then West.

John Habib's City Sports: McDonnell remembers his coaching roots

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WHEN Sean McDonnell received his second Eddie Robinson Award this week as the Football Championship Subdivision national coach of the year, it only validated what many in our city already knew about him for many years. And that is, this man is truly one of the top college football coaches in the nation.

NHIAA Boys' Basketball: Brown paces Pelham victory

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The Pelham boys' basketball team looked good in its home opener and first Division III game, winning 56-45 over Campbell of Litchfield on Tuesday night.

FCS recruiting

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Participating in the FCS playoffs isn't all good for the schools involved. There is at least one drawback, and that's recruiting.

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