Bill Ballou, Telegram & Gazette

Bill Ballou

Telegram & Gazette

Worcester, MA, United States

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Recent articles by Bill:

Manny Ramirez, Alex Rodriguez deemed worthy of Hall of Fame picks by Bill Ballou

In light of what he refers to a weak Baseball Hall of Fame class, Bill Ballou went with a short ballot this time around. → Read More

High school football Grid Bits: South High set to snap Doherty streak of Inter-High titles

High school football historian Bill Ballou is back for his final Grid Bits of the season, looking at stats, streaks and other factoids for area schools. → Read More

High school football Grid Bits: Leominster approaches 800-victory milestone

Bill Ballou's latest high school football Grid Bits looks at Leominster nearing a notable milestone to highlight a week games featuring historic rivalries. → Read More

Grid Bits: Gardner, Murdoch clash in oldest rivalry; Leominster, Wachusett meet at 5-1

Leominster, Wachusett square off with 5-1 records; 'Triborough' meeting also on tap → Read More

Grid Bits: This is the right time for Oxford, West Boylston football teams to meet

Former rivals finally gather, both with 5-0 records, while Lions eye scoring milestone → Read More

High school football Gridbits: Marlborough, Sutton take over lead of longest win streaks

Bill Ballou's latest high school football Gridbits looks at the new leaders on the Central Mass. winning steak leaderboard, some old foes meeting up and more. → Read More

Collegian sports editor delivered UMass nickname that's still a winner 50 years later

As sports editor of The Collegian, Bill Ballou delivered the nickname to a committee meeting, and the rest is history → Read More

High school football gridbits: Undefeated squads Uxbridge, Oxford set for 50th meeting

Bill Ballou's latest Gridbits includes notes on a milestone meeting between Uxbridge and Oxford, South High setting a school record for points and more. → Read More

High school football gridbits: Leominster looks for 800th win in school history

With the football season starting Thursday, high school football historian Bill Ballou takes a look at some milestones approaching for area teams. → Read More

Think you can skate a few shifts? As COVID cases rise, Railers get creative with roster

With COVID cases rising throughout the professional hockey world, the Worcester Railers have been getting creative when assembling the roster recently. → Read More

Bill Ballou offers top-10 list of Worcester pro hockey's graduates who thrived best in NHL

Exactly how that is defined is a matter of discussion, but to open the discussion, here’s one opinion of the top-10 graduates in Worcester hockey history. → Read More

Making adjustments: Railers' Karl Boudrias is getting used to pro game — and new language

'I think he can be a really good player,' Railers coach David Cunniff says of 21-year-old Quebec native → Read More

Worcester native Julia Snow thrives as Railers trainer, first woman to hold post

Upbeat Worcester native thrives in her new position → Read More

Grid Bits: CMass falls short of Gillette berths; coach Mark Allen is a winner at Algonquin

Fourteen of 16 state finalists are from Eastern Mass.; Bartlett's record is all even → Read More

'That play changed everything,' Late first-half score propels Northbridge past Uxbridge

A late score in the first half sparked the Northbridge offense and helped the Rams get past Uxbridge. → Read More

High school football Gridbits: North-South remains one of oldest continuous series

Bill Ballou serves up some facts and tidbits going into Thanksgiving football → Read More

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