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Lebanon Woman, 65, Discovers Weight Lifting at the Right Time

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Lebanon — Science tells us that gravity causes small objects to be captured by larger ones, caught to orbit. But that only scratches the surface of how Lebanon’s Jane Higgins has benefited from a chance encounter with Carl Wallin. Higgins met Wallin three years ago on her first day as a Carter Community Building Association member. Wallin invited Higgins — …

No Goalie, No Chance in NHL Playoffs

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The NHL playoffs have arrived, which means it’s time for the goalies to get going. As simplistic as the adage can be, predictions of the …

Dartmouth Names New Soccer Coach

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hanover — Ron Rainey was named Dartmouth College’s new women’s soccer coach, Director of Athletics and Recreation Harry Sheehy announced Tuesday. Rainey spent the last …

Teams Ready to Hit the Fields

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

When spring gets a late start in the Upper Valley, it means the same for local high school lacrosse teams. Sara Ecker, the 20th-year coach of the Lebanon High girls program, can’t recall a season where her team …

Paternity Fraternity

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tony Perez was on the road with the Cincinnati Reds in 1966 when he got the call that his first child was on the way. There was no discussion about leaving the team to attend Victor’s birth, no …

Phelps Diving Back Into Competition Without a Plan

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

With the 2016 Summer Olympics looming in the distance, swimmer Michael Phelps is planning to come out of retirement and compete this month for the first time since the London Games. In confirming the swimmer’s return to the pool, though, his longtime coach stopped short of saying Phelps …

Eyes Front and Center

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

South Royalton’s Nick Howe makes it home safe before Montpelier’s Nat Swyer can make the tag in the fourth inning the Royals’ 10-8 win on Monday. Howe had an RBI double in the victory. See Local Roundup, page …

Experience Sits in Bruins’ Corner

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Boston — The Boston Bruins had the NHL’s best record, allowed the second fewest goals and scored the third most. They have four strong lines, three solid defensive pairings and one of the best goalies. And they were …

Carter-Williams, Sixers Carve Celtics

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Philadelphia — Michael Carter-Williams had 21 points and 14 rebounds, Tony Wroten scored 20 points, and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Boston Celtics 113-108 Monday night. Chris Johnson appeared to hit the game-tying 3-pointer with 0.9 seconds remaining …

Sharp Orioles Dispatch Tampa, 7-1

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Baltimore — Wei-Yin Chen took a four-hitter into the seventh inning and the Baltimore Orioles got their offense back on track against Chris Archer in a 7-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night. Matt Wieters …

Big Green Shows Some Grit, Takes Three of Four

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Hanover — The Dartmouth College baseball team passed a substantial gut check Sunday, displaying the necessary intestinal fortitude to tighten the Ivy League’s Rolfe Division race. After sweeping visiting Yale in a Saturday doubleheader, the Big Green fell, …

Bubba, Times Two: Watson Takes Second Green Jacket

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Augusta, Ga. — One of golf’s most exciting players squeezed most of the drama out of the Masters on Sunday. That’s just fine with Bubba Watson. All he cared about was slipping into that green jacket. Instead of …

After Further Review, Yanks Drop Sox

Sunday, April 13, 2014

New York — Carlos Beltran hit a two-run homer, Ivan Nova rebounded from a rough outing and the New York Yankees beat Boston 3-2 Sunday night with the aid of another disputed replay ruling that led to the …