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Twice as Nice: Dartmouth Repeats as Ivy Softball Champ

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Hanover — Saturday’s softball games at Dartmouth College began with an opponent’s home run hit so hard that it shattered a tree branch. They ended with Big Green coach Shannon Doepking happily fishing ice cubes out of her shorts. In between, the hosts won the Ivy League championship series for a second consecutive season, clinching a berth in the 64-team …

Are Olympians Rebuilding, or Reloading?

Sunday, May 3, 2015

With winter finally in the rearview mirror, area high school softball teams are at long last hitting the diamond. Some teams are gearing up for …

Big Green Softball Gets Loud and Proud

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Hanover — The forecast for today’s start to the Ivy League softball championship series is sunny, 70 degrees and loud. That’s because when Dartmouth College …

Touted Catcher Debuts, But Sox Lose to Yanks

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Boston — Highly touted catching prospect Blake Swihart is probably going to be around the Boston Red Sox for a while. Swihart went 1 for 3 with a single and scored a run in his major-league debut Saturday …

College Roundup: Big Green Wraps Spring Football Session

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Hanover — Freshman linebacker Ian Hanselman returned an interception for a long touchdown, and scooped and scored on an option pitch batted by David Caldwell for another tally as Dartmouth concluded spring practice with the annual Green-White game Saturday morning. Starting quarterback Dalyn Williams scrambled and completed an …

New Lacrosse Coach Gives Wasps Some Sting

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Woodstock — Twenty-nine goals, five ties, five lead changes, 50 minutes of regulation, six minutes of overtime — it added up to a sunny afternoon of suspense. Woodstock and Mount Anthony’s girls lacrosse nail-biter supplied just about everything, …

Pats Draft Line Reinforcements

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Foxborough, Mass. — New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick again traded down to get an extra pick Saturday, and the Pats bolstered their offensive and defensive lines by picking linemen with five of their first six picks. New …

American Pharoah Rallies to Take Derby

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Louisville, Ky. — Brilliant but untested, American Pharoah was put to a fight in the Kentucky Derby and won. Sent off as the 5-2 favorite by the record crowd of 170,513, the brown colt rallied in the stretch …

Cardinals Win in 11

Sunday, May 3, 2015

St. Louis — Matt Carpenter hit a sacrifice fly in the 11th inning Saturday and the St. Louis Cardinals once again beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 in extra innings. The Cardinals have won five in a row. They …

Yanks Say They Won’t Pay HR Bonus

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Boston — New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman says the team doesn’t plan to pay a $6 million bonus to Alex Rodriguez for his 660th home run. Cashman spoke Saturday before the Yankees played at Boston. On Friday night, Rodriguez hit No. 660, tying Willie Mays for …

Clippers Win Thrilling Game 7

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Los Angeles — Chris Paul banked in a shot over Tim Duncan with a second left to lift the Los Angeles Clippers to a 111-109 victory over the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs in Game 7 on Saturday night for a wild finish to an entertaining first-round …

Saving the Moose: Hanover Conservancy Raising Money to Preserve Trail

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Hanover — One goal of the Hanover Conservancy’s “2020 Vision” initiative is to protect the entire seven-mile ridgeline of Moose Mountain. Thanks to a new pair of pending conservation easements, the organization is closer to doing just that. …

Local Roundup: Late Home Run Lifts Hurricanes

Saturday, May 2, 2015

White River Junction — Brooke Hurd slugged a two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning to lift the Hartford softball team to a 2-1 win over defending Vermont Division II state champion Otter Valley on …