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Mid-Vermont Christian athletic director Tom Alden strategizes with the boys soccer team at halftime during the Trinity Christian at Mid Vermont Christian boys soccer scrimmage in Quechee, Vt., on August 31, 2015. 
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Eagles Taking Flight: Mid Vermont Joins Vermont’s Varsity Boys Soccer Ranks

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Quechee — An emotion in between nervousness and excitement ran through the mind of eighth-grader Sam Twarog when he lined up for a penalty kick in the second half of his team’s preseason scrimmage against Trinity Christian on Monday, already trailing 4-0. Twarog impressively held his composure. He picked his spot and ran through the ball on the penalty spot, …

Marauders Living Up to Their Golfing Reputation

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Hanover — Last fall, the Hanover High golf team secured its third NHIAA Division II championship in four years thanks in large part to superior …

Local Roundup: Hanover, Concord Boys Soccer Deadlock

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Concord — Hanover’s Griffin Johnson was inches away from ending the game in double overtime, but the crossbar answered his header in the box in …

Papi’s 495th Homer Lifts Sox Past Yanks

Monday, August 31, 2015

Boston — David Ortiz hit his 495th home run and Jackie Bradley Jr. had three hits and threw out a runner at the plate to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 4-3 victory over the New York Yankees on Monday night. Mookie Betts hit a two-run homer …

Local Roundup: Stevens Girls Soccer Earns First Victory

Monday, August 31, 2015

Claremont — The Stevens High girls soccer team answered an early Conant goal with four of their own as the Cardinals went on to defeat the Orioles 5-3 Monday afternoon, bringing their early-season record to 1-1. Jazmyn Griffin completed a hat trick for the Cardinals, while Jenna Pond …

Patriots Plan to Be Flexible at Fullback

Monday, August 31, 2015

Foxborough, Mass. — The loss of James Develin to a broken right tibia left the New England Patriots without a fullback on the roster. Sort of. “Playing fullback sometimes you see the fullback line up at tight end (and) tight ends line up at fullback,” tight end Rob …

Judge Will Make Call in ‘Deflategate’

Monday, August 31, 2015

New York — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady attended last-minute settlement talks between the NFL and its players union Monday before a judge announced he would decide the dispute over deflated footballs …

Rays Knock Out O’s

Monday, August 31, 2015

Baltimore — Chris Archer pitched six shutout innings, and the Tampa Bay Rays hit three home runs in a 6-3 victory over the fading Baltimore Orioles on Monday night. Asdrubal Cabrera and Evan Longoria connected off Wei-Yin Chen …

RG III Heads To Bench

Monday, August 31, 2015

Ashburn, Va. — The Washington Redskins have made a quarterback change: Kirk Cousins will be the starter this season, not Robert Griffin III. “We feel like at this time, Kirk Cousins gives us the best chance to win,” coach Jay Gruden said, unseating Griffin, the 2012 Offensive Rookie …

Just Like That, Serena Breezes Into 2nd Round

Monday, August 31, 2015

New York — Even before Serena Williams set foot in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday night, her path through the U.S. Open to complete a true Grand Slam became a lot easier thanks to losses by other top …

Back to the Chalkboard: Undaunted, Clary Hopes For a Windsor Field Hockey Rebuild

Monday, August 31, 2015

Windsor — When you are 66 years old, have been doing the same thing that you love for the last 42 years and it’s taken away from you, maybe there should be some anger, some resentment. Sandy Clary …

Serena Williams Wouldn’t Change a Thing About Her Career

Monday, August 31, 2015

Serena Williams burst onto the professional tennis tour in Quebec City on Oct. 28, 1995, a powerful and precocious 14-year-old with a head full of beaded braids and dreams as big as her groundstrokes. Her older sister, Venus, …

Local Roundup: Bronze for Cox At World Juniors

Monday, August 31, 2015

Singapore — Hannah Cox is coming home with a FINA World Junior Swimming Championships medal. The 17-year-old member of the Upper Valley Aquatic Club swim team closed junior worlds on Sunday by winning a bronze medal in her women’s 200-meter freestyle specialty. After two near-miss podium efforts earlier …