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Lebanon's Corinne Kennedy attempts a jump for the high jump at the  NHIAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships in Hannover, N.H., on Feb. 7, 2016. Kennedy did not clear the bar on this jump.  (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck)
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The Merchants of Menace: Twin Sisters Guide Lebanon Girls to Third at State Meet

Monday, February 8, 2016

Hanover — Twin sisters Kath and Kim Merchant have always joined one another for many of the same extracurricular activities. The list of common accomplishments now includes significant contributions at an indoor track and field state championship meet. The sophomore duo took the first two places in the shot put Sunday at Dartmouth College’s Leverone Field House, giving the Raider …

Punked Panthers: Denver’s Defense Provides Manning Storybook Win in Likely Last Game

Monday, February 8, 2016

Santa Clara, Calif. — Peyton Manning got his second Super Bowl ring. Now he can ride off into the sunset a winner. But it was …

Local Roundup: Dartmouth Skiers Run Carnival Streak to Two

Monday, February 8, 2016

Craftsbury Common, Vt. — The Dartmouth College ski team won its second consecutive meet of the Northeast carnival season, earning 3-4-7 finishes from the men’s …

Ho, Hum: Chelsea, Man U Tie

Monday, February 8, 2016

London — A second stalemate of the season between Chelsea and Manchester United saw the fallen powers slip further from relevance in this unusual Premier League season. The 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge did little to help either …

What Else Is New? BU, BC in Beanpot Finale

Monday, February 8, 2016

Boston — Boston College and Boston University had tougher times than usual in reaching the Beanpot championship game. It didn’t matter, though. BU or BC have owned the Beanpot tournament in recent history. For the 22nd time in the event’s 64-year history, the schools meet in the title …

Just Passing Through

Monday, February 8, 2016

Britain’s Aaron Hadlow takes to the air during the King of the Air kiteboard competition on Sunday in Cape Town, South Africa. ap — Schalk van Zuydam …

NFL’s Goodell Still Defending the Indefensible

Monday, February 8, 2016

San Francisco — Hope you were careful Sunday sitting on your sofa watching the Super Bowl. As NFL commissioner Roger Goodell informed us at his annual state of the game address on Friday, football might be hazardous, but “there are risks in life. There are risks sitting on …

Overaggressiveness Costs Fowler a Win

Monday, February 8, 2016

Scottsdale, Ariz. — Rickie Fowler hit two balls into the water on the par-4 17th hole to give Hideki Matsuyama an unexpected victory Sunday in the Waste Management Phoenix Open. After blowing a two-shot lead on the 317-yard hole in regulation when he blasted a driver through the …

Another Ovechkin Record in Another Victory

Monday, February 8, 2016

Washington — Alex Ovechkin became the third player in NHL history to reach 30 goals in his first 11 seasons, and Braden Holtby made 33 saves as the Washington Capitals beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 in their traditional …

Celtics’ Attack Crowns Kings

Monday, February 8, 2016

Boston — The Boston Celtics enjoyed a season-high scoring day to keep their current winning stretch rolling along. Avery Bradley scored 25 points, Isiah Thomas had 22 and the Celtics held off the Kings 128-119 on Sunday for …

Jok’s on Unranked Illinois

Monday, February 8, 2016

Champaign, Ill. — Peter Jok scored 23 points and Jarrod Uthoff added 18 points and 12 rebounds to lead No. 5 Iowa past Illinois 77-65 on Sunday. Jok took over early in the second half, scoring seven of …

Carolina Will Remain a Force

Monday, February 8, 2016

Santa Clara, Calif. — The Carolina Panthers’ numbing defeat in Super Bowl 50 will be difficult to come back from. It was the kind of no-show performance that will haunt them throughout the offseason and when they arrive …

Seattle’s Lynch Tweets Of Possible Retirement

Monday, February 8, 2016

Seattle — Leave it to Marshawn Lynch to be at the center of attention in the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl. Except this time, Lynch may have given the surest sign he’s on the verge of retirement. …