Sports

The World Is Within Hughes’ Reach; USA Rugby Puts Big Green Senior in Captain’s Role

Monday, March 30, 2015

Since his freshman season, Madison Hughes has been a leader on the Dartmouth College rugby team. Today, those qualities are reaching a whole new level. Hughes, 22, was selected by first-year USA Sevens coach Mike Friday to captain the unit despite being its youngest player. That role has made the Big Green senior the Eagles’ spokesman on the field for …

Blue Bloods Advance: Duke Returns To Final Four

Monday, March 30, 2015

Houston — A special group of freshmen is taking Duke and Coach K back to the NCAA Final Four. The Blue Devils and their trio …

Dartmouth’s Chodounsky Retains U.S. Slalom Crown

Monday, March 30, 2015

Carrabassett Valley, Maine — A broken ski pole didn’t discourage David Chodounsky in his first run. A few tiny bobbles up top couldn’t deter him …

Celts’ Hopes Take Hit

Monday, March 30, 2015

Boston — The Los Angeles Clippers have responded quite nicely to a pair of disappointing losses to Western Conference contenders. J.J. Redick scored 27 points, Chris Paul had 21 points and 10 assists, and the Clippers beat the …

Wild Win for RSL

Monday, March 30, 2015

Sandy, Utah — Jordan Allen scored in the 89th minute and Real Salt Lake won for the first time this season, beating Toronto FC 2-1 on Sunday. The 19-year-old’s header from close range came off a feed from Javier Morales from the right wing. It came just a …

Ready to Serve: Ex-Hanover Player Takes Long Road to Army

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Andrew O’Leary’s winding path to college hockey resulted in an unorthodox destination: the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. The Black Knights have a long history in the sport, but unfortunately it’s not a particularly successful one. Army …

Big Green’s Winless Start Continues

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Hanover — The Dartmouth College women’s lacrosse team plunged deeper into unfamiliar territory Saturday, its 9-7 loss to Southern California dropping its record to 0-8 and setting a program record of the same length for consecutive setbacks. The …

A Snowback Throwback: Biathlons Receive a Retro Makeover

Friday, March 27, 2015

Hanover — When wintertime comes, the Spencer family gets to party like it’s 1859. Stan Spencer, his wife, Lynn, and daughter, Sara, regularly participate in primitive biathlons, competitions featuring Civil War-era muzzleloaders and wooden snowshoes. With events staged …

The Original, and Best

Sunday, March 29, 2015

As one of the original high school girls hockey programs in New Hampshire, Hanover High has always thrived on its tradition. With every passing season comes a new chapter of excellence, including this winter’s 19-2-1 team that won …

Still Plenty of Time for Slopes

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Carve soft bumps and corn snow like butter. Cruise in the forgiving shade. Screech in the mashed potatoes on boards needling wax. Chill and grill on the hill. There is life to the ski season as many make …

Some of West’s Best Trails Accessible by Ferry Boat

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Visiting the San Juan Islands got a whole lot easier in January. Washington State Ferries now lets you make a reservation for the ferry you want to catch. I tested that recently with a hassle-free weekend getaway to Friday Harbor. It was beautiful and sunny, and I hit …

Biologists Eye Walleye Eggs

Sunday, March 29, 2015

It’s a memorable day when most Kansas anglers can scoop a limit of five walleye aboard with a dip net. Recently, Dave Spalsbury was scooping the fish up about 125,000 at a time. OK, so he was only using a quart-sized measuring cup, and the speck-sized eggs had …

College Notes: A Rundown of Who’s Done What and Where

Sunday, March 29, 2015

A look at other area athletes competing in varsity college sports: Baseball Holy Cross started 5-14 with sophomore pitcher Joe Cravero (Hanover) appearing once and allowing three hits and four earned runs. ... Ross Caswell (Randolph) is a …