Sports

Cat-astrophe: Stunning Collapse Sinks UNH’s Dream Season

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Durham, n.h. — They led by nine at halftime. They were up 12 going into the fourth quarter. And even after their 21-18 semifinal loss on Saturday, the Wildcats had a hard time believing they let those leads, and their chance at a national championship, slip away. “I still feel like we have another game to play, and it’s just …

Boys Basketball Preview: Progress Is the Name of the Game

Sunday, December 21, 2014

For most boys basketball teams in the Upper Valley, the 2014-15 season will be about rebuilding or looking to improve on progress made last season. …

Lebanon Cruises to Doubleheader Sweep of Hanover

Friday, December 19, 2014

Hanover — Given the various options for a ballhandling guard during a three-on-one break, Lebanon High sophomore K.J. Matte chose the one on Friday night …

College Bowls: 23rd-Ranked Utah Wins Big in Las Vegas

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Las Vegas — Utah quarterback Travis Wilson ran for three touchdowns and passed for another Saturday, leading the No. 23 Utes to a 45-10 rout of Colorado State in the Las Vegas Bowl. Wilson rushed for a season-high …

Eagles On the Brink

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Landover, Md. — The Philadelphia Eagles are just about done in the playoff race, and they’re in no position to argue that they deserve any better. Penalties, missed field goals, two more turnovers by Mark Sanchez and an inability to keep track of former teammate DeSean Jackson when …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Girls Rally Past Division III Champs

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Thetford — The Rivendell Academy girls basketball team picked the right time to begin executing well Saturday night against Thetford —the end of the game. The Raptors outscored the Panthers 15-3 in the fourth quarter to overcome a …

A Look at the NFL’s Most Underappreciated and Overblown

Friday, December 19, 2014

Tony Romo, Dez Bryant and the rest of the Dallas Cowboys head into Sunday’s game against the Colts leading the NFC East and on the verge of a playoff berth. A ton of the credit for that should …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Hockey Wins in Empire State

Friday, December 19, 2014

Massena, n.y. — A day that started by reliving a miracle ended with the Hanover High girls hockey team earning a 6-0 win over BFA-St. Albans at the Massena Tournament on Friday night. The Marauders held a morning …

Ranking the Bowl Games, From No. 38 to No. 1

Saturday, December 20, 2014

The postseason is one “Kokomo Bowl” from becoming the next verse in a Beach Boys song: “Miami, Bahamas, come on pretty mama, Camellia, and Boca, this is not a joke-a.” Four new bowl games, plus the extra championship game means the process of picking winners has become a …

For UNH Football, Delight in the Dungeon

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Durham, n.h. — Last year they reached the FCS semifinals for the first time ever. Last week they hosted a quarterfinal game for just the second time in school history. Today’s game will be a mashup of those …

In Brief: Padres Trade for Star Outfielder

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Atlanta — Landing another of baseball’s top power hitters, the San Diego Padres acquired Atlanta outfielder Justin Upton on Friday in a trade that sent four prospects to the Braves. The Padres already made two huge trades in …

Ainge Explains Trade

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Boston — Rajon Rondo wanted to avoid rush-hour city traffic, so he met at the Boston Celtics suburban practice facility with the man who traded him. “I shared with him how much I appreciated all he had done …

Second-Period Goal Sends Jets Past Bruins

Friday, December 19, 2014

Winnipeg, Manitoba — Michael Hutchinson made 30 saves and Dustin Byfuglien broke a tie with 23 seconds left in the second period in the Winnipeg Jets’ 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins on Friday night. Evander Kane also scored for Winnipeg. Defenseman Jay Harrison, acquired by the Jets …