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Jana Fleury is surrounded by family and friends of her son, Lebanon High football player Michael Fleury, at Salt Hill Pub in Lebanon, N.H. to watch his appearance in the International Bowl Friday, February 5, 2016. Fleury joins high school football players from around the country to play a team from Ontario, Canada in Dallas, Texas.
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Star Turn: Lebanon High’s Fleury Part of All-Star Showcase

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Lebanon — Kerri Terwilliger sat closest to the projector screen, at the far end of a rectangular table in Salt hill Pub’s party room in downtown Lebanon. She was the first to notice Lebanon High sophomore Michael Fleury as ESPN3 began its coverage of the 2016 U-17 International Bowl between USA Football and Ontario on Friday night. “There he is,” …

High School Roundup: Pysz Stop Helps Newport Go

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Newport — Sophomore Kennedy Pysz helped the Newport High girls basketball team get a last-second win on Friday night. But it wasn’t with a late …

College Roundup: Early Goals Sink Big Green Men’s Hockey

Saturday, February 6, 2016

New Haven, Conn. — Three first-period goals caused the majority of the damage Friday night at Ingalls Rink as Yale defeated the Dartmouth men’s hockey …

Jack Riley, Dartmouth Grad and U.S. Olympic Coach, Dies

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Hanover — Jack Riley, a key contributor to the Dartmouth College men’s hockey program on either side of World War II who went on to a storied college and international hockey coaching career, died on Wednesday at the …

Hoop Teams Battle Cancer

Thursday, February 4, 2016

White River Junction — The Hartford High and Woodstock High boys basketball programs will unite for a common cause on Friday when they stage a Coaches vs. Cancer fundraiser during their doubleheader at Hartford High School. The teams will be accepting donations at the door and will also …

Recreation Briefs: Ford Sayre Crowns Champs at Oak Hill Jump Meet

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Hanover — Ford Sayre’s Aiden Cudhea nipped Hanover High’s Sam Strohbehn for the high school boys title to highlight Saturday’s Ford Sayre Ski Council ski jumping meet on the Oak Hill jumps at the Storrs Pond Recreation Area. …

Player Suspended 20 Games For Cross-Chekcing Official

Thursday, February 4, 2016

New York — The NHL suspended Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman 20 games on Wednesday for cross-checking a linesman last week during a game, the second-longest suspension in NHL history for abusing an official. Wideman was suspended for violating the league rule on physical abuse of officials after …

Commentary: Football’s Brain Issue Won’t Go Away

Thursday, February 4, 2016

San Francisco — For a guy who loved a good party, it’s hard to imagine Ken Stabler ever thought he’d be crashing one this week. Not at this Super Bowl, the 50th anniversary version that has been carefully …

C’s Hold Off Pistons

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Boston — Isaiah Thomas had 17 points and seven assists to help the Boston Celtics hold off the Detroit Pistons 102-95 on Wednesday night. Avery Bradley added 15 points for Boston, which has won six straight home games …

Windsor Boys Take a Thriller

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Windsor — Seth Balch hit eight 3-pointers as part of a 27-point night to keep Windsor in the game, then Michael Bradley hit another one at the buzzer to give the Yellowjackets a bite-your-nails 68-65 win over Hartford on Wednesday night. A lot of people must have anticipated …

Villanova Thumps Creighton

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Villanova, Pa. — Kris Jenkins scored 22 points, Jalen Brunson had 16 and No. 3 Villanova rolled past Creighton 83-58 on Wednesday night. Josh Hart added 13 points and nine rebounds for the Wildcats (19-3, 9-1 Big East), …

U.S. Soccer Federation Sues Women’s Union

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Chicago — The U.S. Soccer Federation sued the union of its world championship women’s soccer team on Wednesday, saying it fears players may attempt to strike ahead of this year’s Olympics. In a complaint filed in federal court in Chicago, the USSF said Richard Nichols, who became executive …

Local Roundup: Locals Split CVC Cross Country Ski Titles

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Strafford — The Lebanon High boys and Hanover High girls came home with Connecticut Valley Conference cross country skiing championships on Tuesday without the benefit of celebrating an individual victory. Instead, the Raiders and Marauders did a good …