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Rasing Canes: A Bumper Crop of Young Talent Has Hartford in Title Contention

Thursday, May 21, 2015

White River Junction — The temperature was pushing 80 degrees Tuesday afternoon as the members of the Hartford High baseball team sat in a cluster on the left field grass and listened to coach Jarrod Grassi. The longtime bench boss, 42, bears the slightly stooped posture and rounded shoulders of a man who’s raked the infield thousands of times. He …

Local Roundup: Super Sub Leads South Royalton

Thursday, May 21, 2015

South Royalton — Not bad for a sophomore’s first time in the circle. Filling in for absent teammate Emily Ballou, Erin Kondi had her first …

Windsor Wins in Battle of Rebuilding Teams

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Windsor — It has not been a season full of victories for Windsor or Woodstock, but there was a bit of satisfaction for both teams …

Sox Hang On, Blast Past Rangers

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Boston — David Ortiz and Mike Napoli each homered and drove in two runs, Wade Miley pitched seven strong innings and the Boston Red Sox beat the Texas Rangers 4-3 on Tuesday night. Boston got a scare when …

Raptors Thrown a Curve: Off-Speed Pitching Serves South Royalton Baseball Well

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Orford — Things really worked for Dalton McDougall. For six innings against Rivendell, the sophomore pitcher for South Royalton High was in control of a nasty curveball that helped him and his hard-hitting teammates breeze to a 9-4 …

Local Roundup: Hartford Baseball Drops First of Season

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

White River Junction — Be careful for what you wish, as the Hartford High baseball team found out Monday during a 4-2 loss to Mount Anthony. The setback was the Hurricanes’ first of the season, dropping them to …

NFL Has Let QBs Become Masters of Inflation

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

When he played quarterback for the Vikings in the 1960s and ’70s, Fran Tarkenton never paid attention to whether the footballs he threw were too heavy, too light or just right. “Just grab the ball and throw it,” …

Brickyard Wipeouts Leaving IndyCar in Crisis

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Indianapolis — IndyCar had a crisis looming well before James Hinchcliffe was injured in another spectacular accident during preparations for the most esteemed race in motorsports. Three cars have gone airborne, and one of the series’ most popular …

Lightning Buzzes Rangers, Ties Series

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

New York — Tyler Johnson is carrying the Tampa Bay Lightning in the playoff and making more than a name for himself. The 24-year-old is becoming one of the front-runners to be the postseason MVP. Johnson scored shorthanded, even strength and on the power play in tallying the …

Kraft’s Relationship With Goodell on Rocks

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Foxborough, Mass. — Robert Kraft has repeatedly stood up for Roger Goodell, supporting the NFL commissioner’s high salary, playing a key role in ending the 2011 lockout, even vouching for his friend amid missteps in the Ray Rice …

Miami Falls in 13 for New Manager

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Miami — David Peralta hit a two-out RBI double in the 13th inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks spoiled Dan Jennings’ managerial debut by beating the Miami Marlins 3-2 Monday night. Jennings gave up his job as Marlins general …

A Dreamer Has Become a Doer: Neville Continues Long-Distances Runs to Inspire

Monday, May 18, 2015

White River Junction — Helene Neville is a two-time cancer survivor, motivational speaker, entrepreneur and bodybuilder. She’s also one heck of a runner. Neville, 54, is in the midst of a northerly route across the United States, having …

Go Run a Lake

Monday, May 18, 2015

Above: Janis Boulbol and her daughter, Sadie, 7, of Stockbridge, Vt., tie timing chips to their shoelaces before the start of the BarnArts Race Around the Lake 5K/10K in Barnard on Sunday. The race, in its second year …