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Sharon, Oxbow Runners Shine at Vt. Championships

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Thetford — Even before setting foot on the soccer pitch Saturday, the Sharon Academy’s Chris Gish was a winner. While the dual-sport junior’s soccer teammates were preparing to host Whictomb in a Vermont Division IV quarterfinal Saturday afternoon, the speedy Gish captured his first D-III cross country individual championship at Thetford Academy. It was a dose of redemption for Gish, …

Dartmouth Huffs and Puffs Past Columbia

Sunday, October 26, 2014

New York — Columbia University football coach Pete Mangurian said before Saturday’s Ivy League game with Dartmouth that the visitors were the best of the …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Field Hockey Reaches Semis

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Lebanon — Wet, slippery conditions during Friday’s New Hampshire Division II field hockey quarterfinal between Lebanon High and Plymouth Regional weren’t conducive with the normally …

Hunting on a Two-Wheeler Is a Quieter, Efficient Alternative

Sunday, October 26, 2014

By Dennis Anderson Star Tribune Four-wheelers have become a big part of hunting, worldwide. In Minnesota, some deer hunters use the machines for transportation to their stands. Others employ four-wheelers to drag felled whitetails out of the woods. For the past week or so, I’ve tried a quieter, …

In Pursuit of the Perfect Bird Dog

Sunday, October 26, 2014

By Dennis Anderson Star Tribune Sandstone, Minn. — Were Jerry Kolter an accountant or an engineer, he could solve problems with mathematical precision. Instead, as a breeder of bird dogs, along with his wife, Betsy Danielson, he lives in a world of nuance and inferences, or what some …

Fall Delights on a Mountain Bike

Sunday, October 26, 2014

By Marty Basch Special to the Valley News It was an odd sight to behold on a North Country bridge. On the sturdy span by the mighty Androscoggin River in the gritty town of Gorham, N.H., a Skittles-colored line of mountain bikers rode slowly and single file while …

Building His Own Tradition

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Ithaca, n.y. — Sam Carney doesn’t have Touchdown Jesus. Instead, he has a gorgeous view. Tradition takes all forms in collegiate athletics. Some of it is for the good. Some brings honor; ask the person dotting the “i” …

Pats Try to Fend Off Road Warriors

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — It’s been a rough stretch for the Chicago Bears with three losses in four games, and a loud, emotional locker room after the latest one. Now they must play in strange surroundings and get booed by New England Patriots fans. But that actually may help …

Lions Loving Life in England

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Bagshot, England — Most of the NFL teams that have arrived early and spent a week practicing in England have praised the local facilities and the team-bonding environment of being overseas. The Detroit Lions and coach Jim Caldwell, however, are really, really loving their home away from home. …

Dartmouth Soccer Sweeps Columbia

Sunday, October 26, 2014

New York — Senior Tasha Wilkins scored the game’s lone goal off a free kick in the 19th minute to give the Dartmouth College women’s soccer team a 1-0 win over Columbia on Saturday at Rocco B. Commisso Soccer Stadium. The Big Green striker found the back of …

Shiffrin Shares GS Win in Season Opener

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Soelden, Austria — Mikaela Shiffrin wasted no time fulfilling her ambition to start winning giant slaloms this season. The 19-year-old American and former Lyme resident, already dominating the women’s slalom circuit for two years, clinched her first GS win Saturday, sharing victory with overall World Cup champion Anna …

UNH Hangs On to Defeat Stony Brook

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Durham, n.h. — Cam Shorey blocked Graham Ball’s potential game-tying extra point, Jimmy Owens broke a 51-yard touchdown run on the ensuing drive, and New Hampshire held on to beat Stony Brook 28-20 on Saturday. Trailing 21-14 late in the fourth, Stony Brook drove 43 yards on four …

Windsor Football Advances in D-III Tourney

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Windsor — Pick your poison. Running behind a line anchored by Peter Jaarsma and Nolan Schaeffer, the Windsor trio of Russell Simonds, Trevor Worrall and Hunter Patenaude combined for 447 rushing yards as Windsor blasted U-32 47-20 in a Vermont Division III quarterfinal game on Saturday at MacLeay-Royce …