Bill Ballou, Telegram & Gazette

Bill Ballou

Telegram & Gazette

Worcester, MA, United States

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Recent:
  • Telegram & Gazette
Past:
  • MetroWest Daily News
  • Milford Daily News
  • The Patriot Ledger
  • The Enterprise

Recent articles by Bill:

High school football: Rivalries take center stage and other assorted Gridbits

High school football expert Bill Ballou dives into some facts and information as teams gear up for Week 7 → Read More

High school football: Wachusett, Fitchburg continue rivalry and more Gridbits for Week 2

Bill Ballou discusses history and trends ahead of this week's high school football action. → Read More

Red Sox reliever Matt Barnes hoping stint with WooSox gets him back on right track

After missing time due to COVID-19, Red Sox closer Matt Barnes is in Worcester for a rehab stint. → Read More

How Central Mass. players are doing in pro baseball

Morgan McSweeney of Hudson chalked up his first Double-A victory, for Bowie of the Orioles' organization → Read More

Baseball: WooSox don't let call-ups to Boston get in the way of winning

Despite several players having to fill in for Boston, the Worcester Red Sox ran off an 11-1 road trip over the past two weeks → Read More

Northbridge coach Ken LaChapelle is reaching another milestone — Game No. 500

In Northbridge's season opener, Ken LaChapelle will become the second in state history to serve as head coach for 500 high school football games → Read More

Big weeks from Ryan Ward, Ian Seymour highlight top local pro baseball performances

Checking in on how the locals are doing around professional baseball. → Read More

Baseball is 'alive and well and thriving in Worcester'

The look of minor league baseball has changed, but that's not stopping fans from flocking to watch. → Read More

Is it the wind, rain? Is it the pitching? Fewer home runs are flying out of Polar Park

At season's start, baseballs sailed out of Polar Park at rapid pace, but that rate has slowed considerably → Read More

Is it the wind, rain? Is it the pitching? Fewer home runs are flying out of Polar Park

At season's start, baseballs sailed out of Polar Park at rapid pace, but that rate has slowed considerably → Read More

Yairo Muñoz remains versatile, valuable for Worcester Red Sox

Yairo Muñoz, now on a 19-game hitting streak, has played six positions in field and batted in eight spots in order → Read More

How locals are doing in pro ball: Millbury's Ryan Ward connects with Dodgers affiliate

Ryan Ward of Millbury had a solid week at the plate for Midland (Michigan) in the Dodgers' organization → Read More

Today's special: Sherwood's Diner on road back, headed for Polar Park

Plans are for the diner to be moved to Summit Street in mid-August. It will need some finishing touches, then will open to the public. The WooSox are hoping that will happen by Labor Day. → Read More

Former St. John's star Ian Seymour earns first win of season; update on how locals are doing in professional baseball

An update on how local baseball stars are faring around professional baseball. → Read More

Past Pawtucket Red Sox presidents are enamored with Polar Park

A trio of former Pawtucket Red Sox presidents recently took in a game at Polar Park and liked what they saw. → Read More

Past Pawtucket presidents enamored with Polar Park

A trio of former Pawtucket Red Sox presidents recently took in a game at Polar Park and liked what they saw. → Read More

WooSox in fine shape as season reaches midpoint

Bill Ballou takes a look at how the Worcester Red Sox shape up at the midpoint of the Triple A season. → Read More

Westborough's Jordan Lavallee-Smotherman is Railers' first signing for 2021-22 season

Worcester Railers bring in forward Jordan Lavallee-Smotherman, who grew up in Westboro, for his experience and as 'a good example for young players' → Read More

This season is turning out to be a good one for the Worcester Red Sox

The weather may have been lousy this past weekend, but the Worcester Red Sox pleased the Polar Park fans this season. → Read More

More fun at Polar Park: Success continued last week at home for the Worcester Red Sox

The weather may have been lousy this past weekend, but the Worcester Red Sox pleased the Polar Park fans while winning three of five from the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders → Read More