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Whitcomb Girls United in OT Victory

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Bethel — The Whitcomb High girls soccer team’s cooperative with Rochester is working out tremendously well for the Hornets. Rochester products Phoebe Parrish, Brianna Hillier and Sierra Ostrow-Remy have been providing much of Whitcomb’s scoring all season, and it continued Wednesday in a come-from-behind, 2-1 overtime win over Twin Valley in the opening round of the Vermont Division IV tournament …

Local Roundup: No. 13 Hartford Pulls Off Playoff Shocker

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Manchester, Vt. — Up against a tough opponent on the road in the playoffs, it’s more about converting on scoring chances, no matter how limited …

Rivendell Girls Stifle Winooski

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Orford — Rivendell’s defense swarmed Winooski and allowed zero shots on goal for the final hour of the game. With some help from the high-powered …

Vermont Hoop Referee Certification Classes Offered

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

White River Junction — The Vermont IAABO Board 105 will be running its high school basketball referee certification classes in the Upper Valley area, starting on Oct. 27. Classes will run on Monday and Thursday evenings from 6-8:30 p.m. at Hartford High School. Classes will run through Nov. …

Royals Strike Back, Knot Series

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Kansas City, Mo. — Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single, Salvador Perez and Omar Infante drove in two runs each with big hits in a five-run sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants …

Windsor Girls End Nine-Year Drought

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Windsor — Windsor High scored two goals in the first 12 minutes of the second half, then held off a determined Hazen Union comeback for 2-1 win in a Vermont Division III girls soccer first-round game Wednesday at cool and damp MacLeay-Royce Field. It was the Yellowjackets’ first …

Celtics Defeat Nets in Preseason Finale

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Boston — Rookie Marcus Smart scored 16 points and Jared Sullinger had 15 with 17 rebounds to lead the Boston Celtics to a 100-86 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night in the final preseason game for both teams. Gerald Wallace had 12 points for Boston, which …

Probe Reveals UNC Fraud

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Chapel Hill, n.c. — A scandal involving bogus classes and inflated grades at the University of North Carolina was bigger than previously reported, encompassing about 1,500 athletes who got easy A’s and B’s over a span of nearly two decades, according to an investigation released Wednesday. At least …

Pats ‘D’ Feels Pressure

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — The “next man up” approach will be tested again after another injury to a key defender for the New England Patriots. Maybe this time they’ll do better. With top tackler Jerod Mayo missing his first game with a season-ending right knee injury, the New York …

’85 Royals Having a Ball

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Kansas City, Mo. — Bret Saberhagen was just 21 years old when the Kansas City Royals were last in the World Series. He pitched a Game 7 shutout to beat the St. Louis Cardinals. It took 29 years …

Big Green Picked 6th in Ivy League Poll

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Hanover — Dartmouth College’s men’s basketball team was picked to finish sixthin the Ivy League’s preseason poll on Wednesday. For the second straight year, Harvard was the unanimous pick to win the conference title. Yale was second in the poll, with Columbia third and Princeton fourth. Brown is …

MLB Aims For Domestic Violence Policy

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Kansas City, Mo. — On the day after the NHL suspended Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slaya Voynov after his arrest for alleged domestic violence, the incoming commissioner of Major League Baseball said his league hopes to have a policy in place to cover such incidents next year. Rob …

Flyers Rally Past Penguins

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Pittsburgh — R.J. Umberger and Matt Read scored 2 minutes apart in the third period to lift the Philadelphia Flyers past the Pittsburgh Penguins, 5-3 on Wednesday night. Umberger, a Pittsburgh native, beat Marc-Andre Fleury 6:50 into the third to break a tie and Read followed with a …