Sports

Cat-astrophe: Stunning Collapse Sinks UNH’s Dream Season

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Durham, n.h. — They led by nine at halftime. They were up 12 going into the fourth quarter. And even after their 21-18 semifinal loss on Saturday, the Wildcats had a hard time believing they let those leads, and their chance at a national championship, slip away. “I still feel like we have another game to play, and it’s just …

Boys Basketball Preview: Progress Is the Name of the Game

Sunday, December 21, 2014

For most boys basketball teams in the Upper Valley, the 2014-15 season will be about rebuilding or looking to improve on progress made last season. …

Lebanon Cruises to Doubleheader Sweep of Hanover

Friday, December 19, 2014

Hanover — Given the various options for a ballhandling guard during a three-on-one break, Lebanon High sophomore K.J. Matte chose the one on Friday night …

Fish-Tagging Program Saving Sport data, engage anglers

Sunday, December 21, 2014

By Sue Cocking Miami Herald With more and more fisheries being closed or restricted worldwide in the name of conservation, Bill Dobbelaer, general manager of Gray Taxidermy in Pompano Beach, Fla., saw a negative impact on his business …

Get the Younger Generation Outdoors, Along With Parents

Sunday, December 21, 2014

By Dennis Anderson Star Tribune Challenges facing outdoors enthusiasts in many cases are the same challenges, on a grander scale, the world faces. Example: North American hunters and anglers have led the charge over the past century and a half to conserve the continent’s water, habitat and wildlife. …

Winter Sports & Winter Gifts

Sunday, December 21, 2014

By Marty Basch Special to the Valley News Whether you’re still in the shopping mood or waiting to spend some holiday cash, there are all sorts of gifts for skiers and riders. Last month’s visit to the Boston Ski and Snowboard Expo, provided a glimpse of glorious goodies. …

Jets Try To Play Grinch On Pats

Sunday, December 21, 2014

East Rutherford, n.j. — Rex Ryan still isn’t backing down. Sure, his future with the New York Jets appears dim. But the coach is conceding nothing, and that means he has every intention of beating the New England …

Women’s Basketball: Big Green Pulls Away From Loyola in OT

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Hanover — Junior Lakin Roland and sophomore Fanni Szabo combined for 42 points as the Dartmouth College women’s basketball team defeated Loyola University Chicago, 70-58, in overtime on Saturday afternoon at Leede Arena. Dartmouth (6-5) snapped a four-game losing streak after playing the last four games away from …

Russian-Based Hockey League Feels the Pinch

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Moscow — The Russia-based Kontinental Hockey League saw itself as the oil-rich rival to the NHL, offering a tempting, if less prestigious, alternative to playing in North America. As the league planned to expand as far as Britain, the money on offer even attracted Russian stars like Ilya …

In Brief: Victorious Vonn on Verge of History

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Val D’isere, France — Just four races back into her skiing career, Lindsey Vonn is on the verge of World Cup history. After clinching a second straight win — and third consecutive podium — with a victory in …

Dodgers Chart New Course

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Los Angeles — Andrew Friedman has thoroughly overhauled a 94-win team in his first two months running the Los Angeles Dodgers. None of his myriad moves made a bigger, more baffling splash than his trade of popular slugger …

Women’s Basketball: Tennessee Wins 5th Straight

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Knoxville, Tenn. — Ariel Massengale scored 14 of her 18 points in the second half and No. 10 Tennessee beat No. 7 Stanford 59-40 on Saturday for its fifth consecutive victory. Tennessee (9-2) led from start to finish and was never seriously threatened as it ended a three-game …

Men’s Basketball: Kentucky Crushes UCLA

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Chicago — Devin Booker had 19 points and No. 1 Kentucky scored the game’s first 24 points in an 83-42 victory over UCLA on Saturday. Aaron Harrison added 15 points, and the Wildcats (12-0) handed the Bruins (8-4) …