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Moving Up the Ladder: Hartford Field Hockey Coach Scudder Joins 300-Win Club

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

White River Junction — The Hartford High field hockey team departed its home field with a 5-0 Marble Valley League win over Brattleboro on Monday. But the number that counted more to the Hurricanes was 300. Over the years — 27 of them now — Hartford coach Heather Scudder’s players have taken to call her strictly by her last name. …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Soccer Remains Unbeaten

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Plymouth, n.h. — It took about 20 minutes for the Hanover High girls soccer team to get warmed up Monday, but once the Marauders shook …

Euro Chemistry Stuck in a Suit

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Gleneagles, Scotland — European captain Paul McGinley is having second thoughts about a Rory McIlroy-Graeme McDowell partnership in the Ryder Cup. Attribute that to an …

Patriots’ Offense Remains Work in Need of Progress

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — The New England Patriots have plenty of time to get their offense rolling. The question is: Do they have the players? The offensive line is struggling to protect quarterback Tom Brady and open holes for …

Penske Duo in Command of the Chase

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Charlotte, n.c. — As Brad Keselowski flaunted his fast car by leading session after session at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Joey Logano took a good-natured swipe at his teammate by asking him via Twitter to slow down. The …

Tyson Helps With Accident Victim

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Las Vegas — Retired boxer Mike Tyson may be famous for his aggressiveness, but he showed his compassionate side last week when he came to the rescue of an injured motorcyclist who had crashed on a Las Vegas interstate. Attorney Stephen Stubbs said his client, 29-year-old Ryan Chesley, …

With Playoffs Gone, Braves Fire Wren

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Atlanta — For nearly a quarter-century, the Atlanta Braves have been all about stability. That changed Monday. In their first major off-the-field firing since 1990, the Braves dismissed general manager Frank Wren less than 24 hours after being eliminated from the NL playoff race. The move came with …

Owner: ‘No Misinformation’ by Ravens on Rice

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Owings Mills, Md. (ap) — Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti refuted a report suggesting he and other team officials tried to persuade the NFL to be lenient on Ray Rice after the running back was arrested in February for knocking out his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City elevator. …

K.C. Gains on Detroit

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Cleveland — Danny Duffy pitched six shutout innings for his first win in more than a month as the Kansas City Royals moved closer to the top of the AL Central and kept some distance over Cleveland in …

It’s Just a Shot Away: Enfield Outing Club Gives Kids a Safe and Sporting Outlet

Monday, September 22, 2014

By Jared Pendak Valley News Staff Writer Now in their fourth year providing a marksmanship outlet for young shooting enthusiasts, the Granite State Sharp Shooters’ sights remain right on target. The Enfield-based club practices weekly behind the Enfield …

Big Green Gets in Gear: Dartmouth Rallies, Wins Football Opener

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Hanover — The Dartmouth College football team was supposed to enter Memorial Field to a snappy introduction video on the year-old scoreboard behind the south end zone Saturday. However, the season opener’s overture fell a bit flat when …

‘You Knew It Was Going to Be a Good Day’: Friends Run for Denning

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Hanover — Saturday’s Lost A Lot trail race in Lebanon concluded another successful season of the Western New Hampshire Trail Running Series. When it was over, members of the endurance community paid homage to how much they lost …

U.S. Women’s Hoop Upset By France, 76-72

Monday, September 22, 2014

The Associated Press Paris — Sandrine Gruda had 26 points and 15 rebounds to help France stun the U.S. women’s national team 76-72 in an exhibition game on Sunday. It’s the first loss by the Americans in an international game since falling to a team from the Czech …