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Woodsville’s Offense Breaks Out in First-Round Win

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Woodsville — After losing on penalty kicks to Sunapee in last season’s NHIAA Division IV state championship game, the undefeated Woodsville High girls soccer team feels it has work to finish this postseason. First, the Engineers need to finish more of their scoring opportunities. Unbeaten Woodsville took care of No. 16 Hinsdale in Thursday’s first-round game at home, 5-0, setting …

Dartmouth’s Stadium Ready for a Facelift

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hanover — When thousands of spectators crowd into Memorial Field for Saturday’s football game between Dartmouth College and Harvard, they will be witness not only …

Hanover Girls in Cruise Control in Playoff Opener

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hanover — A member of the crowd said, “the goals have been superlative.” He could only have been talking about Hanover’s goals, as it blanked …

KUA Beats New Hampton

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Staff Reports Meriden — Kylie Shields scored all three goals as Kimball Union Academy’s field hockey team defeated New Hampton, 3-0, on Wednesday. KUA goalie Sofia DiAntonio made eight saves, backing the defense of Anna Parker, Taylor Dudek, Coreen Carley and Liz Colannino. The Wildcats play two more …

Heat Torch Wizards

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Miami — Chris Bosh had 26 points and 15 rebounds, Norris Cole scored a career-high 23 points after winning Miami’s starting point-guard job, and the Heat opened the post-LeBron James era with a 107-95 win over the Washington …

A Giant Dynasty: Bumgarner, San Francisco Stifle Royals

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Kansas City, Mo. — Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief and the San Francisco Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 of the World Series for their third championship in …

Lebanon Field Hockey Rolls to Final

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Exeter, n.h. — There was a time when Emily Perryman didn’t know which fall sport she wanted to play. The Lebanon High field hockey team is sure glad she went with sticks over kicks. The shifty, speedy senior …

TSA Barks Loudest In Soccer Semifinal Win

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sharon — The members of the Sharon Academy boys soccer team don’t talk a good game so much as scream one. It’s never enough that the Phoenix players usually know where each other are or need only a …

Woodstock Pieces It Together, Reaches Final

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Montpelier — Woodstock’s Connor and Cullen McCarthy may be brothers, but they’re certainly not the same. Connor is Woodstock’s captain and leading scorer with 12 goals this season. Cullen, a freshman, had one goal heading into Tuesday’s Vermont Division II semifinals against U-32. Yet it was Cullen who …

Local Roundup: Dartmouth Sixth In Ivy Hoop Poll

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Princeton, n.j. — Penn and Princeton each garnered 123 points in the Ivy League women’s basketball preseason poll on Tuesday, but the Tigers had the edge in first-place votes, receiving nine to the Quakers’ seven. It is the first tie in the history of the preseason voting, since …

In Brief: Mississippi State, Florida State Top Inaugural Playoff List

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Grapevine, Texas — The College Football Playoff selection committee has spoken — and it likes the SEC. At least for now. Mississippi State, Florida State, Auburn and Mississippi are the top four teams in the first College Football Playoff rankings. The first of seven Top 25 rankings compiled …

Pats Shower Praise Upon Manning

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia didn’t hesitate Tuesday when asked about Peyton Manning’s arm strength three years after major neck surgery. “I think Peyton Manning’s arm strength is just fine,” Patricia said on a conference call, as the Patriots began to prepare for …

Rondo a Naptime Decision for C’s Opener

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Waltham, Mass. — If Rajon Rondo knows whether he will play in the Boston Celtics opener tonight, he isn’t saying. The star point guard, who has missed most of training camp with a broken bone in his hand, told reporters that he will make up his mind after …