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April 26, 2004
New Hampshirites weigh in on sports*
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April 26, 2004

The Poll

New Hampshirites weigh in on sports*

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NCAA hockey finals New Hampshire has reached in the last six years; it made two other Frozen Fours in that span.

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Years coach George O'Leary's resume said he lettered in football at New Hampshire; the lie, detected by Manchester Union Leader reporter Jim Fennell, led to O'Leary's resigning from Notre Dame.

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Seconds separating goals scored by Durham native Deron Quint of the Winnipeg Jets in a 1995 game, tying an NHL record.

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Career rushing yards for New Hampshire's Jerry Azumah from 1995 to '98, then a Division I-AA record.

MEMORABLE QUOTE

"Man, that's a cool belt buckle."
—A NATIONAL GUARDSMAN. COMMENTING ON ONE OF EASTON VALLEY SKIER BODE MILLER'S SILVER MEDALS AS IT WENT THROUGH A SECURITY CHECKPOINT AT LAS VEGAS'S McCARRAN AIRPORT AFTER THE 2002 OLYMPICS

ALLTIME BEST
For New Hampshire's top 50 homegrown sports figures, go to SI.com/50

Carlton Fisk, Baseball player
The Hall of Famer from Charlestown set a standard for durability behind the plate, catching a record 2,226 major league games. He hit 376 home runs, including 351 as a catcher, and played 24 seasons for the Boston Red Sox and the Chicago White Sox.

Jenny Thompson, Swimmer
Her eight Olympic golds, won between 1992 and 2000, are the most for a U.S. woman. A freestyle and butterfly specialist, she also has a record 14 world-championship medals. At 31, the Dover native is taking time off from Columbia Medical School to train for the 2004 Games.

Mike Flanagan, Baseball player
The lefthanded pitcher from Manchester won the Cy Young Award in 1979, when he went 23-9 for the Baltimore Orioles. He also pitched in two World Series with the Orioles, for whom he now works as vice president of baseball operations.

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