Sports

Hanover Brings the Fun in Rout of Lebanon

Friday, April 24, 2015

Lebanon — There were plenty of days — heck, even weeks — in the not-so-distant past when the Hanover High softball team didn’t score double-digit runs. Not so Friday, as the visiting Marauders pounded arch-rival Lebanon, 17-5, at Kenneth Devins Memorial Field. Amara Nichols belted a three-run home run, two doubles and had five RBIs to lead Hanover, which improved …

Commentary: Shunned Stars Belong in Hall

Friday, April 24, 2015

Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens deserve their plaques in Cooperstown. While we’re at it, so does Pete Rose. Bonds’ criminal conviction stemming from baseball’s shameful …

Local Roundup: Woodstock Baseball Scores in Bunches

Friday, April 24, 2015

Manchester, Vt. — The Woodstock Union High and Burr & Burton Academy softball teams were immersed in a relatively low-scoring game on Friday — that …

NASCAR’s Harvick on a Historic Run

Friday, April 24, 2015

Washington — Even a mind honed to absolute focus from years of driving up to 200 mph for hours at a time can be blown. Even a heart conditioned to a sitting rate of 47 beats per minute …

Oilers Hire Familiar Face as GM

Friday, April 24, 2015

Edmonton, Alberta — The Edmonton Oilers made sweeping front-office changes Friday after another disappointing season. Patrick LaForge stepped down as president and chief operating officer while Craig MacTavish will move from general manager to a job yet to …

In Brief: Swafford, Weekley Atop Classic Leaderboard

Friday, April 24, 2015

Avondale, La. — Hudson Swafford shot a 6-under 66 for a share of the Zurich Classic lead with Boo Weekley when second-round play was suspended Friday because of the threat of severe weather. Swafford had an 11-under 133 total at TPC Louisiana. Weekley, the first-round leader after a …

Rockets Outlast Mavs

Friday, April 24, 2015

Dallas — James Harden scored a playoff career-high 42 points, Dwight Howard had his postseason best with 26 rebounds and the Houston Rockets beat the Dallas Mavericks 130-128 on Friday night for a 3-0 lead in their first-round …

Rangers Working on Hamilton Deal

Friday, April 24, 2015

Anaheim, Calif. — Two sources have confirmed that the Texas Rangers are working on a trade with the Los Angeles Angels that would bring Josh Hamilton back to Arlington. The deal isn’t complete and might not be until later this weekend. He could be introduced as soon as …

Yankees Pound Mets

Friday, April 24, 2015

New York — Mark Teixeira hit a pair of two-run homers and Michael Pineda pitched impressively into the eighth inning to help the New York Yankees end the crosstown Mets’ 11-game winning streak with a 6-1 victory Friday …

Holt’s Blast Sends Red Sox Past O’s

Friday, April 24, 2015

Baltimore — Brock Holt hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer off Darren O’Day in the eighth inning, and the Boston Red Sox beat Baltimore 7-5 Friday night to extend the Orioles’ losing streak to five games. David Ortiz and Hanley Ramirez also connected for the Red Sox, who have …

St. Johnsbury Mows Down Hartford

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Wilder — A loud and prolonged roaring emanated from the lot adjacent to the Dothan Brook School athletic field Thursday, the ruckus caused by a couple of gentlemen racing riding lawnmowers. On the field itself, the Hartford High …

Stevens Honors Coaching Legend

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Claremont — Ralph Silva may be best known for coaching Hall of Fame catcher Carlton Fisk at Charlestown High School. But Silva was much more than that, and such thoughts were in the mind of many who turned …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Lacrosse Senior Scores 200th Goal

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Concord — The milestones just keep on coming for Emily Perryman. The Lebanon High senior girls lacrosse attack scored her 200th career goal Thursday, an unassisted dagger early in the second half of an 11-1 win over the …