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Wilder Resident Returns to Guam to Join National Team

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Norwich — For years, Guam native Kristin Thompson has been working to promote and enhance girls soccer. Every once in a while, she still gets to play — at a very high level. Thompson, 28, is returning this summer to the Guam national women’s team to compete in an international tournament for the 10th time with the East Asian Football …

New Oxbow Coach Gets Assist From Spouse

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Donna Hatch never saw herself as a high school sports coach, but there she was Wednesday, not only leading the Oxbow Union …

Local Roundup: Raiders Match ’13 Win Total

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Lebanon — Freshmen Nate Perkins, Nate Gariepy and Caleb Broughton might not have known what they were getting themselves into when they landed spots on …

Hartford Lacrosse Not Panicking After Loss

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Wilder — Late in Tuesday’s boys lacrosse game between Hartford High and Rutland, the visiting Raiders scored their final goal in a 17-5 rout and Hurricanes coach Bill Elberty’s reaction was immediate. “Don’t worry about it,” he called …

MLB Suspends 4 After Brawl

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

New York — Major League Baseball suspended four players involved in last Sunday’s brawl between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Milwaukee Brewers. Milwaukee catcher Martin Maldonado was suspended five games while outfielder Carlos Gomez was suspended three games. Pittsburgh outfielder Travis Snider received a two-game penalty, with catcher …

Fabled Ballpark Crosses Paths With Tech Boom

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Chicago — During a recent game at Wrigley Field, John Weber was using a pencil and scorecard to expertly track the game between his hometown Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates. The 86-year-old retired transit worker figures he is an increasingly rare kind of baseball fan. “Look around, do …

Cosmos Stifle Hartford’s Bats

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — Springfield’s Heather Sanborn tossed a one-hitter as Springfield posted a 4-0 win over Hartford on Tuesday night in a Vermont Division II softball game at Bill Robinson Field. Hartford, playing in its first game and after only a couple of outside practices, could not get …

Raptors Top Nets to Knot Playoff Series

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Toronto — DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 15 points and 14 rebounds for his second straight playoff double-double and the Toronto Raptors beat the Brooklyn Nets 100-95 on Tuesday night, evening their first-round playoff series at one game apiece. Amir Johnson scored 16 points and …

Pujols Blasts No. 500

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Washington — Albert Pujols reached 500 homers in a hurry. The Angels first baseman became the first major leaguer to hit his 499th and 500th homers in the same game, driving in five runs to help Los Angeles …

Canadiens Sweep Out Lightning

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Montreal — Max Pacioretty lifted the Montreal Canadiens into the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs Tuesday night with a power-play goal with 43 seconds remaining for a 4-3 victory and a four-game sweep of Tampa Bay. …

Bruins Ground Red Wings Again

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Detroit — Tuukka Rask finished with a 23-save shutout to give the Boston Bruins a 3-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night for a 2-1 playoff series lead. Dougie Hamilton and Jordan Caron scored in …

Old Friend Sinks Sox

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Boston — Jacoby Ellsbury doubled, tripled, drove in two runs and made a sliding catch in his return to Fenway Park, helping the New York Yankees and Masahiro Tanaka beat the Boston Red Sox 9-3 on Tuesday night. Ellsbury received a mixed reception in his first game as …

From Sick to Superb: Lebanon’s Andrea Walkonen Among Top Women at Boston Marathon

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Boston — Even before the bombs exploded in Copley Square last April, Lebanon’s Andrea Walkonen couldn’t let herself imagine running the Boston Marathon a year later, let alone reaching the finish line 25th among the world’s fastest women …