Sports

A Good Hike Spoiled? Not at All: Storrs Pond Opens 18-Hole Disc Golf Course

Monday, May 25, 2015

Hanover — Pars and birdies were rare on the first day of league play Thursday, but you know what’s said about a bad day of golf. It’s better than a good day of most anything else, and that’s not the only terminology applicable to both traditional golf and disc golf. Tees, fairways, approach shots, hazards — they’re all part of …

Juan, For the Ages: Montoya Wins Indy 15 Years After First

Monday, May 25, 2015

Indianapolis — His career at a crossroads, his confidence shot, Juan Pablo Montoya received a lifeline from The Captain. Roger Penske called the driver in …

Napoli Takes Another Star Turn

Monday, May 25, 2015

Boston — Mike Napoli might want to find that child that autographed his bat a couple of days ago and have him sign a few …

The Ups … and the Downs

Monday, May 25, 2015

Above: Chelsea’s Didier Drogba dons the crown from the top of the English Premier League championship trophy following Sunday’s 3-1 win over Sunderland in London on the final day of the EPL season. Chelsea officially got to celebrate …

Lapse Has Federer Fuming

Monday, May 25, 2015

Paris — Roger Federer was not amused. As Federer finished an interview after his first-round French Open victory Sunday, an overzealous fan left his seat and approached the 17-time major champion right there on the main stadium court in search of the most modern of mementos — a …

The Last Word on ‘DeflateGate’ Sent In Woman’s Obit

Monday, May 25, 2015

Boston — A Massachusetts woman has used her own obituary to convey a final message on Tom Brady and the “Deflategate” scandal. Boston.com reported that Patricia M. Shong, of Auburn, Mass., died on Monday, surrounded by family. Her obituary said the 72-year-old enjoyed scrapbooking, weekly card night and …

Upton, Padres Pound L.A.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Los Angeles — Justin Upton hit a grand slam and drove in six runs and the San Diego Padres broke loose Sunday, backing unbeaten James Shields in an 11-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Padres had …

Edwards Takes Longest Race

Monday, May 25, 2015

Concord, n.c. — Carl Edwards cruised to victory in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Coca-Cola 600 Sunday night. Edwards took the lead with 21 laps to go when a group led by Denny Hamlin went to the pits. By the time it all settled out, Edwards was in first, …

Lightning Puts NYR on Brink

Monday, May 25, 2015

New York — Steven Stamkos set up Valtteri Filppula’s go-ahead goal and scored another and the Tampa Bay Lightning pushed the New York Rangers to the brink of playoff elimination with 2-0 victory Sunday night in Game 5 …

Hartford Softball Outlasts Hanover

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Norwich — Too much softball in too little time makes for too many mistakes. Such was the discovery of the Hartford and Hanover High softball teams Saturday, when they clashed at Huntley Meadows, a contest won 6-4 by …

Lebanon Gets a Lift From Defense in Win Over Hanover

Friday, May 22, 2015

Hanover — Longtime Lebanon High baseball coach Doug Ashey figured his Raiders could play defense. They just needed warmer weather and more practice repetitions. He couldn’t argue with the results on Friday. Lebanon turned in a handful of …

Local Roundup: Hanover Softball Inches Closer to Playoffs

Friday, May 22, 2015

Hanover — A dozen years. That’s how long it’s been since the Hanover High softball team last reached the playoffs. With Friday’s 15-3 defeat of arch-rival Lebanon, however, the Marauders’ participation in the upcoming postseason is looking more …

‘A Different Mud Season’

Sunday, May 24, 2015

They’re motivated by mud. Both physical and mental toughness are tested as contestants “muck it up” while going over wooden walls, crawling on their stomachs under barbed wire and trying to negotiate various other daunting obstacles. It’s also …