Sports

Wrecking Crew: KUA Star Evokes Memories of Famous Dad

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Meriden — You swore that was Danny Ainge flying around the court at Kimball Union Academy the other day. The blond kid? Directing traffic, spinning, dishing, scoring? Going full-throttle through that forest of bigger guys with a full tank of enthusiasm and an absence of fear? That wasn’t Danny? Nope. You’d need a time machine to see the Boston Celtics …

High School Roundup: No. 1 Woodstock Is Barre-Bound

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Woodstock — Make that a perfect 21-for-21. Playing for the first time in a week, the Woodstock Union High boys basketball team showed no hint …

Tennis Balls Fall, Green Soars

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Hanover — The Dartmouth College men’s hockey team’s five-month schedule has, for the moment, come down to the final game of the regular season. When …

Ghosts Junior Scares Up a Grand

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Randolph — Levi West will never forget the shot. It was Feb. 13 at Oxbow Union High, four minutes into the second quarter. A jumper from around the free-throw line. “I just dribbled away from the pressure and …

Local Roundup: Woodstock Skiers Win District Titles

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Mendon, Vt. — The Woodstock Union High alpine ski team rode a series of top-10 individual finishes to sweep the Vermont Southern District meet on Thursday at Pico Mountain. The Wasp boys edged longtime nemesis Burr and Burton by one point and the girls won by four over …

In Brief: Herman Grabs First-Round Lead in Florida

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. — Playing in America for the first time this year, Rory McIlroy hit a 2-iron out of play on his opening hole and made a double bogey. A wind with gusts that approached 35 mph provided a rude welcome to just about everyone Thursday …

Angels Await Decision Regarding Hamilton

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Los Angeles Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto, manager Mike Scioscia and players declined to discuss specifics of Josh Hamilton’s situation Thursday, but voiced concern and support for the veteran outfielder, who met with Major League Baseball officials the …

Star’s Ban Ends: Judge Rules for Peterson After Hearing

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Adrian Peterson’s suspension has been overturned, but his immediate career future remains cloudy. A federal judge sided with the NFL Players Association on Thursday, saying the league’s arbitrator improperly applied a new disciplinary policy retroactively to the Minnesota …

Baseball Teams Talk Domestic Violence

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Mesa, Ariz. — Reliever Dan Otero spoke up, as did many others, with a question on the topic of domestic violence that has been at the forefront of professional sports following the NFL’s recent troubles. The Oakland Athletics started Thursday morning in a makeshift clubhouse classroom, among the …

Panthers Add Veteran Scorer

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Sunrise, Fla. — Jaromir Jagr hasn’t won the Stanley Cup since 1992. The Florida Panthers have never hoisted hockey’s holiest grail, chasing it since their inception in 1993. And now their paths will surprisingly align, with hope of completing those quests. Chasing a playoff spot in the Eastern …

LeBron: Don’t Scout Kid

Thursday, February 26, 2015

As an Ohio teenage hoops sensation, LeBron James went through the craziness of being recruited by colleges across the country. Now, he’s living it as a dad. And he’s not enjoying it. James said there are already colleges …

Koufax Believes In Kershaw

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Glendale, Ariz. — Sandy Koufax is confident that Clayton Kershaw won’t be remembered for his playoff struggles. The 79-year-old Koufax was at the first full-squad workout for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday, and the Hall of Famer said he was certain Kershaw would have success in future …

Silent Treatment: Whitcomb-Rochester Quieted at the Aud

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Barre, Vt. — Dennis Wood knew he’d be OK once he knew he could yell. If only he’d had much to yell about. MacKenzie Hickey and Abby McKearin silenced second-ranked Whitcomb-Rochester’s top two scorers and combined to produce …