Sports

A Snowback Throwback: Biathlons Receive a Retro Makeover

Friday, March 27, 2015

Hanover — When wintertime comes, the Spencer family gets to party like it’s 1859. Stan Spencer, his wife, Lynn, and daughter, Sara, regularly participate in primitive biathlons, competitions featuring Civil War-era muzzleloaders and wooden snowshoes. With events staged in locales throughout the Northeast — there aren’t any in the Upper Valley yet — primitive biathlons attract 19th-century period enthusiasts and …

NCAA Men: Zags Zoom to Spot In the Elite Eight

Friday, March 27, 2015

Houston — Przemek Karnowski had 18 points and nine rebounds and second-seeded Gonzaga used a big run early in the second half to pull away …

Local Roundup: Kearney on Top at U.S. Championships

Friday, March 27, 2015

Steamboat Springs, Colo. — The final weekend of Hannah Kearney’s competitive career got off to the expected start on Friday as the Norwich native, two-time …

Sharon Rec All in Family: Potter, Relatives Settling Into New Youth Sports Committee

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Sharon — Brenda Potter is determined to make youth sports in Sharon much more functional. She’ll get plenty of help from her own family. Potter, 50, is the president of the newly appointed Sharon Recreation Committee, approved by voice vote at Town Meeting on March 4. She’ll be …

Local Roundup: Unearned Runs Help Dartmouth Softball Split With Terps

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Staff Reports College Park, Md. — A pair of unearned runs in the top of the sixth inning broke a 5-5 tie and propelled the Dartmouth College softball team to an 8-5 win over Maryland on Wednesday and a split of their nonleague doubleheader. The Terrapins (20-13) dominated …

Bedford Accumulates More N.E. Masters Records

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Boston — He’s doing it again. Etna’s Fritz Bedford added to his already impressive swimming resume by adding two more national age-group records as part of a five-win performance at the New England Masters Short-Course Championships last weekend …

Indoor, Infield

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Above: Lebanon High School senior Jada Goodrich, 17, right, catches a throw from fellow senior Emily Courtemanche, 18, left, during softball practice at Lang Metcalf Gymnasium on Wednesday. Left: Sophomore Kayla Boisvert, 16, sends the ball back toward …

Sabres Fans Embrace Race to Basement

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Buffalo, n.y. — The Buffalo Sabres are in last place. And many of their fans are openly rooting for the standings to stay that way. “Lose!” yelled Doug Borsuk, a 10-year season-ticket holder from the upper level during a recent Sabres’ home game. “Of course, it’s weird. But …

U.S. Fades Yet Again

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The pattern since last spring is familiar: The United States does well in the first half and fades as the final whistle approaches. Nicklas Bendtner took advantage of a defense that gave up two more late goals to …

Minnesota Selected for MLS Franchise

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Associated Press Minneapolis — Major League Soccer has committed to Minnesota, awarding an expansion franchise to start playing in 2018 with the expectation an outdoor stadium will be built before then. Bill McGuire, the former health care executive and current owner of the Minnesota United club in …

Today’s Fearless Prediction: Kentucky Fails in Final Four

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Villanova being the first No. 1 seed to fall? Check. The Big 12 struggling? Check. Cinderella’s slipper not fitting Stephen F. Austin this year? Check. Those were just some of the predictions yours truly made before the NCAA …

Blue Collar First Before Greenbacks: Seasonal Jobs Essential for Baseball’s Low-Pay Prospects

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Fort Myers, Fla. — Long before any of that major league money starts landing in their bank accounts, most players are in a similar predicament as everyone else in the regular workforce. Between baseball seasons there are no …

What’s in A Name? Trouble

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Coach Craig Price’s phone won’t stop ringing. Everyone from reporters to award committee announcers want to know if it’s true what they say about his star basketball player. No one’s wondering about the kid’s skill. He’s good. All-Canadian good. He just helped take Price’s squad, the Medicine Hat …