The Big Green's undefeated 1970 football squad was the last Ivy
League team to be ranked in a season's final AP poll.
This is an article from the April 26, 2004 issue
The city of 12,500 is New Hampshire's SI Sportstown for having
the best community sports programs.
3 Colby-Sawyer College
The New London school has 41 All-American citations in skiing
4 Plymouth State
Running back Joe Dudek, who had 79 career touchdowns at this
Division III school, made SI's cover in December 1985 as our pick
for the Heisman Trophy.
5 New Hampshire International Speedway
The Loudon track hosts two NASCAR races a year.
6 Joe Pack
The freestyle skier from Hopkinton won a silver medal at the 2002
7 Matt Bonner
He led Concord High to three state titles before becoming a
standout at the University of Florida.
8 Bob Tewksbury
The former major league All-Star from Concord does Red Sox
pre-and postgame shows on the New England Sports Network.
9 Saint Anselm College
Alum Ray (Scooter) McLean of Concord played for four Chicago
Bears title teams in the 1940s.
10 Manchester Wolves
The Arena Football developmental league team began its inaugural
season this month.
11 Joanne Dow
The six-time U.S. racewalking champ (four indoor, two outdoor) is
12 Lynne Cox
The open-water swimmer and author of Swimming to Antarctica first
developed her taste for cold water as a child in Manchester.
13 Gill Stadium
Built by a textile company in 1913, the 4,100-seat brick ballpark
in Manchester, used over the years for youth, high school and
minor league sports, is home to the New Hampshire Fisher Cats,
the Double A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays. The Cats, who
made their home debut on April 15, will move next year to a new
6,500-seat stadium on the Merrimack River.
Roy Campanella and Don Newcombe played for the Brooklyn Dodgers'
farm team here in 1946, under Walter Alston; today's minor league
club is the Nashua Pride.
15 Laura Gerraughty
The North Carolina junior set a national high school record in
the shot put while at Nashua High in 2001.
The U.S. Masters Swimming association is based here.
17 Katie King
The forward from Salem starred on the 1998 gold medal Olympic
hockey team with teammates Tara Mounsey of Concord and Tricia
Dunn of Derry.
18 University of New Hampshire
Fans in Durham throw fish on the ice after the Wildcats hockey
team scores its first goal of the game.
To read an SI Flashback story about Granite State swimming great
Jenny Thompson, view a gallery of every Carlton Fisk cover or
peruse more New Hampshire sports trivia, go to si.com/50.