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Gretta Stack, of Sharon Academy, wipes away sweat during half time of the Phoenix game with Randolph in Sharon, Vt. Wednesday, September 2, 2015. Head Coach Blake Fabrikant read a weather report that marked the temerature at 86 degrees at game time and declared that the game would be played in 20 minute quarters with water breaks in between. (
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A Hot Topic: VPA’s Heat Policy Takes Toll on Fall Sports

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Hartford High School Athletic Director Joe James noticed the late summer sun shining down on his school’s soccer field Wednesday afternoon, not long before a scheduled Hartford-Woodstock girls match . By all accounts, it was perfect weather for soccer and even better weather to just be outside — the epitome of summer joy before the dull of winter. Then James …

Local Roundup: Mid Vermont Soccer Soars to First Win

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Quechee — If the Mid Vermont Christian boys soccer team had any trepidation about first-ever varsity contest, Eagles freshman John Sike certainly wasn’t showing it. …

So What’s Next in ‘Deflategate’ Mess?

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Foxborough, Mass. — Seven months. At least $3 million spent on lawyers — and probably twice that or more. Reports and responses and arbitration and …

Brady or No, Patriots Have Work to Do

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Foxborough, Mass. — No matter U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman’s ruling, the New England Patriots are prepared to move forward with or without star quarterback Tom Brady. Brady’s fate will be decided some time in the next …

USOC Endorses Los Angeles for 2024 Olympics

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Los Angeles — The U.S. Olympic Committee on Tuesday named Los Angeles as its candidate for the 2024 Games, replacing Boston’s soured bid and marking a comeback for LA’s dream of becoming a three-time Olympic host. The announcement …

U.S., Swiss Prosecutors Plan Joint FIFA Update

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Geneva — The American prosecutor who launched the bribery case that rocked FIFA is stepping on Sepp Blatter’s home turf. On Sept. 14 in Zurich, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch will join her counterpart from Switzerland, Michael Lauber, for a news conference about their separate investigations of corruption …

Murder Charge for WWF Legend

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Allentown, Pa. — Former professional wrestling star Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka was charged Tuesday with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in the death of his mistress more than three decades ago. Prosecutors in Lehigh County announced the results of a grand jury investigation into the death of Nancy Argentino, …

Local Roundup: Stevens Golf Sweeps First Match of Season

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Claremont — Stevens golfers recorded three of the top six scores to lead the Cardinals to a win in their season-opening high school golf match at par-34 Claremont Country Club on Tuesday. Cody Schoolcraft won the individual medal with an 8-over-par 42 and Ian MacDonald added an 11-over …

Yankees Edge Red Sox

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Boston — Brett Gardner homered and Stephen Drew hit a two-run double as the New York Yankees pieced together just enough offense to overcame Rick Porcello’s career-high 13 strikeouts and beat the Boston Red Sox, 3-1, on Tuesday …

Phillies Have a Blast at First-Place Mets’ Expense

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

New York — Darin Ruf homered and had a career-high six RBIs, powering the Philadelphia Phillies to a 14-8 blowout that emphatically ended their 10-game losing streak to the New York Mets. Leadoff batter Darnell Sweeney drove in three runs for the last-place Phillies, who won for the …

Traveling Band: Keegan Bradley and His Buddies Share Unique Bond

Monday, August 31, 2015

Woodstock — Jon Curran knew the new kid in town would have an effect on his golf game. He just didn’t realize at the time how vast that influence would become. Folks in Woodstock have become accustomed to …

Papi’s 495th Homer Lifts Sox Past Yanks

Monday, August 31, 2015

Boston — David Ortiz hit his 495th home run and Jackie Bradley Jr. had three hits and threw out a runner at the plate to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 4-3 victory over the New York Yankees on Monday night. Mookie Betts hit a two-run homer …

Local Roundup: Stevens Girls Soccer Earns First Victory

Monday, August 31, 2015

Claremont — The Stevens High girls soccer team answered an early Conant goal with four of their own as the Cardinals went on to defeat the Orioles 5-3 Monday afternoon, bringing their early-season record to 1-1. Jazmyn Griffin completed a hat trick for the Cardinals, while Jenna Pond …