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Man of the Mountains: Hanover Native Chronicled Accidents

Monday, October 20, 2014

Hanover — Jed Williamson’s resume is about as lengthy as some of the mountaineering expeditions he’s completed over the years. The 75-year-old Hanover resident has balanced a brilliant career in education and administration with a relentless eye toward community service and volunteerism. It all started in the early 1960s at the University of New Hampshire, where Williamson, a Pawling, N.Y., …

College Roundup: Big Green Runs at Wisconsin Invitational

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Madison, Wis. — The Dartmouth College women’s cross country team finished 19th in the University of Wisconsin’s invitational meet, led junior Dana Giordano and her …

Blown Call in ’85 Series Still Looms Large

Monday, October 20, 2014

Kansas City, Mo. — Of course Don Denkinger plans to watch the World Series. He always does. He’ll tune in to root for the umpires, …

Teaching Kids Outdoor Ropes

Sunday, October 19, 2014

By Theresa Harrington Contra Costa Times Richmond, Calif. — This weekend, more than two dozen DeJean Middle School students will explore Mount Diablo in California, hoping to see tarantulas and other natural wonders. Although the Richmond school is located in the same county as the state park, many …

Fishing Rod Creates Lifelong Bond

Sunday, October 19, 2014

By Collins Doughtie The Island Packet When I sat down this morning to write this column, it took me quite a while to type the first sentence. Car lag surely affected my ability to write. My wife, Karen, and I made the nine-hour drive back from Virginia where …

Any Hope for NFL’s Bottom-Feeders?

Sunday, October 19, 2014

For all the excitement over the rise of the Cowboys, improvement of the Browns and impressive performances by the Chargers, the NFL also is weighed down by some very weak teams. Sure, the Raiders and Jaguars weren’t expected …

Giants Visit Hot Cowboys

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Arlington, Texas — Tony Romo was in his first full season as a starter when the Dallas Cowboys last strung together enough wins to have one of the NFL’s best records. The franchise didn’t exist the only other time a running back started a season the way DeMarco …

Irish’s Four Horsemen Galloped Game to Forefront in ’24

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The U.S. Military Academy Band struck up a rousing John Philip Sousa march at one end the Polo Grounds, New York City’s eccentric stadium. As the musicians wheeled to their right and down one side of the football field, the first ranks of the Corps of Cadets emerged …

Desperation Time for Earnhardt, Others at Talladega

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Talladega, Ala. — This magical season for Dale Earnhardt Jr. comes down to one race to save his championship hopes. NASCAR’s most popular driver must win today at Talladega Superspeedway to continue his quest for his first career …

A City Reborn

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Kansas City, Mo. — An unprecedented playoff run has Kansas City baseball fans declaring it’s time to party like it’s 1985, the year the Royals beat the St. Louis Cardinals for their only World Series title. Given what was happening in Kansas City 29 years ago, would they …

Bochy Playing Down Notoriety for His Efforts

Sunday, October 19, 2014

San Francisco — He vowed to stick with his struggling leadoff man, and it worked. He let a rookie reliever challenge Bryce Harper and wasn’t daunted when the ball splashed into McCovey Cove. And he made the difficult …

U.S. Striker Morgan Out 4-6 Weeks

Sunday, October 19, 2014

United States women’s soccer star Alex Morgan will be sidelined for four to six weeks because of a left ankle sprain and will miss the remainder of the CONCACAF Women’s Championship. Morgan reinjured her left ankle in a group-stage victory over Guatemala on Friday night, just four months …

Penn Extends Columbia Misery

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Philadelphia — Alek Torgersen passed for one touchdown and ran for another as Pennsylvania set an Ivy League record with a 31-7 win over Columbia on Saturday. The loss for the Lions (0-5, 0-2) was their 16th in a row overall and 18th straight to the Quakers (1-4, …