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Hartford senior Matthew Phipps stretches with the Hartford High School track team in the gym before running the halls at Hartford High School in White River Junction, Vt., on Feb. 10, 2016. Phipps placed first in the 3200 meter race and third in the 1600 meter event in the 2016 Vermont Indoor State Championships on January 30 in Northfield, Vt.  
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Right Turn: Hartford Senior’s Decision to Run Track Pays Off

Thursday, February 11, 2016

White River Junction — Matthew Phipps’ decision came down to the wire. Three days before the Hartford High boys basketball team was set to begin its preseason, Phipps was still making up his mind. He was an avid runner, a label that had grown on him after years of outdoor track in the spring and, most recently, cross country in …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Place Second at D-II Ski Meet

Thursday, February 11, 2016

North Conway, n.h. — Hanover’s Laila Stevens placed sixth overall in the New Hampshire Girls Division II Alpine State Championships at Cranmore on Thursday morning, …

Man With the Golden Boot: Hanover Senior Wins Top Soccer Honor

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Hanover — It’s a good thing Hanover High senior Asa Berolzheimer is heading off to college soccer soon. He’s running out of high school awards …

Sports on TV

Friday, February 12, 2016

•••Sports on TV••• AUTO RACING 5 p.m. NASCAR, Sprint Cup Series, Sprint Unlimited, practice, at Daytona Beach, Fla., FS1 6:30 p.m. NASCAR, Sprint Cup Series, Sprint Unlimited, final practice, at Daytona Beach, Fla., FS1 men’s COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6 p.m. Princeton at Cornell, NESN 7 p.m. Dayton at Rhode Island, ESPN2 Ohio at …

In Brief: Raiders Return to Oakland for 2016

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Oakland, Calif. — With the Oakland Raiders’ long-term plans still up in the air, team officials announced Thursday afternoon that the team had agreed to a one-year lease extension to remain at the O.Co Coliseum for the 2016 NFL season. The deal also includes options for the 2017 …

Union Head Pitches for More Jobs

Thursday, February 11, 2016

New York — With spring training approaching and dozens of players still seeking jobs, union leader Tony Clark concluded baseball’s current system needs change. Among those still on the free-agent market are pitcher Yovani Gallardo, shortstop Ian Desmond and outfielder Dexter Fowler, who all turned down $15.8 million, …

IOC Doc Allays Zika Fears

Thursday, February 11, 2016

London — Seeking to calm fears over the Zika outbreak, the IOC medical director said “everything that can be done is being done” to combat the virus in Brazil and provide safe conditions for athletes at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. In an interview with The Associated …

Minus 2 Biggest Stars, NASCAR Soldiers On

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Daytona Beach, Fla. — Jeff Gordon will be in the booth and Tony Stewart in a bed when the NASCAR season begins. Neither NASCAR star will be in a car when Daytona International Speedway opens today for preparations …

NBA All-Star Game Heads North

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Toronto — Of all the goodies Kobe Bryant collects in his farewell season, one this weekend might be particularly useful. After all, you need a good winter coat in Canada. Though Bryant probably wouldn’t be too unhappy walking away another All-Star Game MVP trophy. The final NBA showcase …

Sox, Yanks Bosses Talk Shop

Thursday, February 11, 2016

New York — Now that he’s with the Boston Red Sox, Dave Dombrowski doesn’t expect to be making a lot of trades with Yankees general manager Brian Cashman. During Dombrowski’s 13 1/2 seasons as Detroit’s GM, the pair …

Buzzkill: Wasps Snap Jacks’ Winning Streak

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Windsor — Somehow, even when Woodstock had a 10-point lead with less than six minutes to go, there was a feeling that Thursday’s boys basketball showdown at Windsor High was far from over. Sure enough, in a four-minute span, the lead was chewed down to 59-57 with 2:17 …

Cats Edge Danes

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Durham, n.h. — Tanner Leissner’s 3-point play gave New Hampshire the lead with 15.4 seconds left and the Wildcats held on Thursday night to beat Albany 69-68. Evan Singletary pulled up for a contested 3-point attempt that missed long as time expired for Albany (20-7, 9-3 America East). …

Bergeron, Bruins Roll

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Winnipeg, Manitoba — Patrice Bergeron scored twice, Brett Connolly had three assists and the Boston Bruins beat the Winnipeg Jets 6-2 on Thursday night Brad Marchand had a goal and two assists and Loui Eriksson and Jimmy Hayes …