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Peoples Stifles Thetford in D-III Semifinals

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Morrisville, Vt. — Scoring against quality opponents hindered the Thetford Academy girls soccer team throughout the season. Ultimately, that’s what kept the Panthers from a return trip to the Vermont Division III finals. Peoples Academy junior Charlotte Reining’s ninth-minute strike Wednesday was enough for the No. 5 Wolves in a 1-0 home win over the eighth-ranked Panthers. Thetford rallied for …

Rondo Back, C’s Win

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Boston — Rajon Rondo returned from a broken hand and had 13 points, 12 assists and seven rebounds in the season opener Wednesday night to …

Hanover Finds the Net in First-Round Win

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Hanover — If scoring was an issue for the Hanover High boys soccer team entering the defense of its NHIAA Division I championship this season, …

Hall, Novello Lead Big Field at CHaD Half Marathon

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Hanover — Upper Valley runners led their respective genders across the finish line for victories in Sunday’s CHaD Hero Half Marathon through Hanover and Norwich. Hanover’s Alex Hall represented the Upper Valley Running Club in taking the overall …

Local Roundup: Woodsville Tops Lisbon in Tourney Opener

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Woodsville — Three first-half goals was more than enough for the Woodsville high boys soccer team in the first round of the New Hampshire Division IV playoffs as the Engineers held on to beat visiting Lisbon 3-1 on …

Raiders Pull Away From Merrimack Valley

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Lebanon — Sometimes, you need a little help from the other team. No. 5 Lebanon High (12-4-1) was scoreless for the first 61 minutes of their game against No. 12 Merrimack Valley (6-10-1) during the first round of the New Hampshire Division II playoffs on Wednesday. On a …

Cards Bounce Back

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Claremont — When the Stevens High girls soccer team ended the regular season with a 3-1 loss to Hopkinton, coach Tom Belaire was more than a bit concerned. “We didn’t do anything right,” Belaire said. “We had a game plan and didn’t stick to it. We were just …

Brady Focused on More Than Manning

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — Fans get another chance to gauge the relative greatness of Tom Brady and Peyton Manning when the quarterbacks meet for the 16th time. Brady will be analyzing something more important. The New England Patriots star will have his eyes on an improved Denver Broncos defense …

Georgia Star Suspended Four Games by NCAA

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Athens, Ga. — Georgia was hoping to get Todd Gurley back on the field. Looks like the No. 9 Bulldogs will have to wait two more games. The NCAA announced Wednesday that Gurley, once a leading Heisman Trophy contender, must sit out until Nov. 15 for accepting more …

Report: Cubs to Hire Maddon

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Chicago — The offseason free agent period begins Thursday, and the Cubs appear on the verge of finalizing the first of what they hope are several impact acquisitions. The hiring of two-time American League manager of the year …

Men’s World Cup Could Play on Artificial Surface

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

London — The men’s World Cup could be played “sooner rather than later” on artificial pitches, FIFA said Wednesday in the latest defense of its decision not to stage the 2015 women’s tournament in Canada on grass. World soccer’s governing body is on the defensive after a discrimination …

NFL Team in UK Could Mean Big Bucks

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

London — An NFL franchise in London could generate more than $250 million a year for Britain, according to a study released Wednesday. The study by accountancy firm Deloitte, commissioned by the NFL and a London marketing agency, …

KUA Beats New Hampton

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Staff Reports Meriden — Kylie Shields scored all three goals as Kimball Union Academy’s field hockey team defeated New Hampton, 3-0, on Wednesday. KUA goalie Sofia DiAntonio made eight saves, backing the defense of Anna Parker, Taylor Dudek, Coreen Carley and Liz Colannino. The Wildcats play two more …