Sports

Thetford Hits a Perfect 10

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Bradford, Vt. ­— After a sluggish start to the season, the Thetford Academy baseball team has turned to slugging for the remedy. The Panthers cranked a season-high 16 hits in a 10-6 win at Oxbow on Tuesday, their second straight win after an 0-3 start. It was the home opener for Oxbow (2-2), which played its first game in 10 …

Despite Setbacks, Hartford Sees Future in Lacrosse

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Wilder — Moments before the second half’s opening faceoff between the Hartford High and Woodstock’s boys lacrosse teams Tuesday, Hurricanes coach Bill Elberty called across …

SoRo Outlasts Hornets

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

South Royalton ­— South Royalton won a slugfest over Whitcomb, 14-11, on Tuesday as Sam Berk went 4-for-5 with one RBI and four runs scored, …

Warm as the Weather: Hanover Girls Tennis Stretches Winning Ways

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Hanover — The Hanover girls tennis team won another one, extending its unbeaten streak to 24 matches with a 7-2 victory over previously unbeaten Bishop Brady on Monday. But this time the Marauders didn’t have to bundle up. …

Newport Baseball Jumps on Sunapee Miscues

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Newport — Sunapee, which won three NHIAA Division IV state titles in the last four years by throwing strikes and picking up the ball on defense, got away from the script Monday afternoon. Laker pitchers walked eight and the defense made six errors, making it easy for Newport …

Hartford Baseball Improves to 7-0

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

White River Junction — Playing on a freshly remade infield, the Hartford High baseball team laid out visiting U-32 on Monday, 8-2. The victory pushed the Hurricanes’ record to 7-0, with upcoming road games at Windsor today, at …

Expectations Rise for American Pharoah

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Louisville, Ky. — Trainer Bob Baffert barely had 14 hours to digest his Kentucky Derby victory with American Pharoah before hearing the inevitable question. Does his horse have what it takes to win the Triple Crown? “Well, we’ve …

Embattled Griner Opts Out of U.S. Women’s Camp

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Las Vegas — Brittney Griner opted out of the U.S. women’s national basketball team training camp that began Monday. The 6-foot-8 star of the Phoenix Mercury was arrested April 22 on suspicion of assault after a fight with her fiancee, fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson. Griner, who was …

‘Junior’ Reflecting at 40

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Charlotte, n.c. — There was a nearly five-year period for Dale Earnhardt Jr. when being a famous race car driver wasn’t all glitz and glamour. He was a nonfactor on the race track, barely even contended at Daytona …

Brewers Toss Counsell Into Managerial Void

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Milwaukee — Craig Counsell enjoyed a solid but unspectacular major league career, hitting .255 over 16 seasons. He is confident he will have more success as a manager. “It’s an honor, and it’s humbling, but I feel like …

Holtby, Caps Blank NYR

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Washington — Braden Holtby made 30 saves Monday night for his second career playoff shutout and Jay Beagle scored his first goal of this postseason, giving the Washington Capitals a 1-0 victory over the New York Rangers. Washington …

Bulls Open With Victory

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Cleveland — Derrick Rose scored 25 points and Pau Gasol added 21, leading the Chicago Bulls to a 99-92 victory over the shorthanded Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Monday night. Looking like the MVP he was before being slowed by knee injuries, …

Texas Rearranges Astros

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Houston — Robinson Chirinos hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the ninth inning, and the Texas Rangers snapped Houston’s 10-game winning streak with a 2-1 win over the Astros on Monday night. Chirinos’ sacrifice fly to center scored …