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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 …

Marauders Come Through When It Counts

Thursday, February 11, 2016

West Lebanon — Seth Stadheim breathed a sigh of relief after the game. His Hanover High boys hockey teammates in the Campion Rink locker room were in the process of doing the same. A loss on Wednesday night …

A Second Career On the Ice: Former U.S. Skater Finds New Life as an Instructor

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

After myriad issues forced former United States figure skater Sarah Jo Damron-Brown to leave the ice at age 16, for more than a decade she thought she’d never return. Lured back several years ago as an instructor, Damron-Brown, …

Local Roundup: Lebanon, Hanover Shine at State Nordic Meet

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Waterville Valley, n.h. — Wednesday was a banner day for the Lebanon High Nordic skiing teams, with the Raider girls placing second and the boys finishing third at the NHIAA Division II state championships at the Waterville Valley …

Analysis: Pats Won’t Go Away

Thursday, February 11, 2016

The football-watching world’s obsession with the New England Patriots was put on hold after their elimination from the playoffs with their near-miss defeat to the Denver Broncos in the AFC title game. There has been a temporary cessation …

Concentration Matters

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Norwich’s Jaime Martin awaits a pass as Hartford’s Madison Willey defends during the teams’ girls youth basketball game at the Ottauquechee School gym in Quechee last Thursday. Hartford edged the visitors, 17-16.Gloria Towne photograph …

Recreation Briefs: Hanover Peewees Lock Down First Place in Tier III

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Hanover — A win and a tie in two league games over the weekend enabled the Hanover Peewee Green youth hockey team to clinch first place in the New Hampshire Tier III standings with the state championship tournament looming. The win came on Sunday, a 3-1 decision over …

C’s Prevail in Overtime

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Boston — Isaiah Thomas had 36 points and 11 assists, including a fade away jumper that sent the game to an extra period, to help the Boston Celtics overtake the Los Angeles Clippers 139-134 in overtime on Wednesday …

In Brief: U.S. Women Win Qualifying Opener

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Frisco, Texas — Alex Morgan scored 12 seconds in and added another goal in the 62nd minute and the U.S. women’s team opened CONCACAF qualifying for the Rio Olympics with a 5-0 victory over Costa Rica on Wednesday night. Morgan’s goal was the fastest in CONCACAF Olympic qualifying …

Tide Edge Aggies

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Tuscaloosa, Ala. — Retin Obasohan scored 16 points and Alabama held off a big rally from No. 15 Texas A&M for a 63-62 victory Wednesday night, the Aggies’ third straight loss. The Crimson Tide (14-9, 5-6 SEC) beat its fourth ranked opponent of Avery Johnson’s debut season despite …

Rangers Blank Pens

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Pittsburgh — Henrik Lundqvist stopped 34 shots for his third shutout of the season and 58th of his career, leading the New York Rangers past the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-0 on Wednesday night. Lundqvist, who recorded his 27th win of the season, passed Martin Brodeur for most wins by …