Sports

H.S. Notebook: Hartford’s Brooks Is Vermont’s Top Scholar-Athlete

Thursday, November 20, 2014

White River Junction — Given his own work rarely intersects with Connor Brooks’ academic pursuits, Hartford High boys soccer coach Kevin Guilbault still finds himself impressed with what he hears about his senior striker. Others have been left with that notion as well. Brooks recently received a dual honor from the Vermont State Athletic Directors Association. The VSADA named him …

Robust Ottauquechee Section Keeps Green Mountain Club Busy

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Wilder — With a membership base more than 300 strong, the Ottauquechee section of the Green Mountain Club is the GMC’s third-largest of 14 regional …

Local Roundup: Ivy Soccer Coach of the Year Honors for Dartmouth’s Riley

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Staff Reports Princeton, n.j. — The Ivy League on Wednesday rewarded the Dartmouth College men’s soccer program for its return to the top of the …

C’s Drop Hapless 76ers

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Philadelphia — Brandon Bass scored 23 points, Jared Sullinger added 22 and the Boston Celtics sent Philadelphia to its 11th straight loss to start the season with a 101-90 victory over the 76ers on Wednesday night. Rajon Rondo …

Talbot Blanks Flyers

Thursday, November 20, 2014

New York — Cam Talbot made 31 saves for his first win of the season and fourth career NHL shutout, and the New York Rangers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 2-0 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night. New York beat the Flyers for the …

Brown, Princeton Fall in Nonleague Contests

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Worcester, Mass. — Eric Green scored 16 points and three other Crusaders were in double figures in Holy Cross’ 80-65 victory over Brown on Wednesday night. Anthony Thompson added 15 points and Justin Burrell and Malachi Alexander 14 …

Harvard Shuts Door on Dartmouth Hockey

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Hanover — The year was 1953. A postage stamp cost 3 cents, while a U.S. citizen’s average annual income was $4,011. The Korean War ended, the first polio vaccine was developed and, on Jan. 10, Dartmouth College was …

Adrian Peterson Ban Conditional; Vikings Back Could Return Soon

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The NFL brought some clarity to Adrian Peterson’s playing status by announcing Tuesday morning it had suspended the standout running back for the Minnesota Vikings without pay for at least the remainder of the 2014 season. But the …

A One-Time Comic, Pats’ Gray No Joke

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — Have you heard the one about the little-known running back who went from stand-up comic in college to sudden sensation for the AFC’s best team? Please welcome to the stage Jonas Gray. “Back in the day,” he said, “I called myself a funny guy.” Now …

Local Roundup: Shrine Game Confirms Castleton State Date

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Staff Reports Castleton, Vt. — As expected, the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl’s board of governors has confirmed the 2015 edition of the all-star high school football contest between Vermont and New Hampshire for Aug. 1 at Castleton State College’s Spartan Stadium. The 62nd edition of the game will …

U.S. Fate Changed With Flick of Caligiuri’s Foot

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Paul Caligiuri changed the direction of American soccer 25 years ago. The U.S. had failed to qualify for nine straight World Cups since 1950. The North American Soccer League had folded after the 1984 season, and the U.S. …

Champ Bailey Retires After 15 Years

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Englewood, Colo. — Champ Bailey said goodbye to the NFL on Tuesday after signing a ceremonial one-day contract with his beloved Denver Broncos. Bailey retired at age 36 with a cornerback-record dozen Pro Bowl selections, more interceptions (52) …

U.S. Ends With Thud

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Dublin — The United States’ winless streak stretched to four games Tuesday night with a year-ending 4-1 loss to a second-string Ireland team. Ireland changed all 11 starters from Friday’s 1-0 loss at Scotland in European Championship qualifying …