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A Plan for Success: First-Year Dartmouth Coach Used to Building Winners

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Hanover — There’s a sizable difference between coaching in the Big Ten and guiding the Big Green, but first-year Dartmouth College women’s soccer coach Ron Rainey appears to have little doubt he’s landed in the right spot. The 45-year-old’s April hiring seemed out of character, however, for athletic director Harry Sheehy, who has regularly brought in young, female coaches to …

Local Roundup: Sharon Girls Soccer Blanks Rivendell

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Sharon — Gretta Stack is getting good at this restart thing for the Sharon Academy girls soccer team. The junior midfielder served up second-half assists …

Lebanon Jumps Into the Fishing Derby

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Lebanon — Lebanon High is getting on board with the NHIAA bass fishing tournament. Raiders senior Jack Whitaker and freshman Joe Kibbie will set out …

Murray’s Legs Give Cowboys an Edge

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Associated Press Scoreboard standouts from Week 4. STARS Passing ∎ Andrew Luck, Colts, was 29 for 41 for 393 yards and four touchdown passes and an interception in Indianapolis’ 44-17 victory over Tennessee. He is the first …

Awards Season Invites Debate

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

By Mike Fitzpatrick AP Sports Writer New York — When it comes to baseball’s MVP debate, sometimes the names change from year to year more than the arguments do. For instance, take a look at the top contenders …

Twins Fire Gardenhire

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Associated Press Minneapolis — The Minnesota Twins fired manager Ron Gardenhire on Monday, saying it was time for a new voice after his 13-season tenure concluded with at least 92 losses in each of the last four years. The move was made with one season left on …

Stewart Never Considered Retiring

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Kannapolis, n.c. (ap) — Tony Stewart never considered retiring from racing following the death of Kevin Ward Jr. The three-time NASCAR champion talked with reporters Monday at his first news conference since a grand jury decided last week not to charge him in Ward’s death. The 20-year-old driver …

Trout, Strasburg Giving Baseball Playoffs an Exciting Look

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

By Ben Walker AP Baseball Writer So, is this the year of Buck Showalter, Bryce Harper and a Beltway Series? Or perhaps Albert Pujols, Yasiel Puig and a Freeway Series? Maybe a Bay Area matchup or something from the Show Me State. Plenty of World Series possibilities this …

Taking Stock

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

By Jimmy Golen AP Sports Writer Boston — To Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell, it hardly seems possible that just 11 months ago his team was celebrating the World Series championship on the field at Fenway Park. Since then, the ballclub has plummeted to the bottom of …

Rondo: ‘I Want to Remain a Celtic’

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

By Howard Ulman AP Sports Writer Boston — Rajon Rondo wore a black sling on his left arm to help protect the surgically repaired bone in his hand. His relationship with the Boston Celtics appears healthy. Entering the final season of his contract, the only star on the …

Dartmouth Lets Victory Get Away

Monday, September 29, 2014

By Tris Wykes Valley News Staff Writer Hanover — During recent years, it’s taken a minimum of five Ivy League victories to claim the Ancient Eight women’s soccer championship. Dartmouth College’s margin for error became slimmer Sunday after …

Patriots Prep For KC

Monday, September 29, 2014

By Matthew Carroll Associated Press Foxborough, Mass. — Vince Wilfork has played only two career games in Kansas City. That’s more than enough for New England’s All-Pro nose tackle to know exactly how loud Arrowhead Stadium will get on Monday night. “They’re probably one of the loudest, between …

Green Field Hockey Beats Bryant in OT

Monday, September 29, 2014

Hanover — Freshman Julia Donald tied the game with 1:31 left in regulation and senior Ali Savage scored 5:50 into overtime to give the Dartmouth field hockey team a 3-2 win Sunday afternoon over visiting non-conference Bryant at Chase Field. With the triumph, the Big Green move to …