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Silent Treatment: Whitcomb-Rochester Quieted at the Aud

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Barre, Vt. — Dennis Wood knew he’d be OK once he knew he could yell. If only he’d had much to yell about. MacKenzie Hickey and Abby McKearin silenced second-ranked Whitcomb-Rochester’s top two scorers and combined to produce most of Proctor’s points in the Phantoms’ 34-26 Vermont Division IV girls basketball semifinal win on Wednesday night at Barre Auditorium. The …

Paintball Pioneer, Ex-New London Resident, Reflects

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Forced into bankruptcy by the financial strain of lawsuits, paintball co-founder Bob Gurnsey has been removed from the industry for nearly 20 years. Now 72, …

Local Roundup: Hanover Hockey Clinches Playoff Berth

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Exeter, n.h. — Down for the count as the calendar turned from January to February, the suddenly surging Hanover High boys hockey team is emerging …

Ex-Penn Coach Unretires ... At Columbia?

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

New York — To get an idea of how peculiar it is for Al Bagnoli to become Columbia football coach three months after retiring as the coach at Penn, think of it this way: What if Steve Spurrier, one of the most successful coaches in Southeastern Conference history, …

U.S. Ryder Cup Team Hires a Familiar Face

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. — Davis Love III was on his porch in Sea Island taking part in a conference call for the first Ryder Cup Task Force meeting, and he was shocked by what he heard. First, the PGA of America really was going to let the …

No. 6 Cats Crush Friars

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Villanova, Pa. — Darrun Hilliard scored 19 of his game-high 24 points in the second half, JayVaughn Pinkston had 16 points and eight rebounds, and No. 6 Villanova clinched at least a share of its second straight Big East regular-season title with an 89-61 rout of No. 25 …

Lebanon Growls at Bears; Raiders Maintain Top-Four Position

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Lebanon — Last week, the Lebanon High boys basketball team lost a couple of games in a row. No need to panic, but the pair of little red Ls lit up like a warning light on the dashboard. …

Alexander’s Season Likely Done

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Falun, Sweden — For all intents and purposes, Nick Alexander’s ski jumping season has come to a close. Barely 24 hours after sustaining a knee injury in a crash at the FIS Nordic World Championships, Alexander posted news …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Answer Cavalier Challenge

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Hollis, n.h. — Hanover High girls basketball coach Dan O’Rourke believes a third meeting with archrival Lebanon — this time in next week’s NHIAA Division II state tournament — could be in the offing. Both the Marauders and …

PawSox Sold, Moving to Providence

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Providence, r.i. — A group of investors headlined by Boston Red Sox president Larry Lucchino announced Monday they had purchased the Pawtucket Red Sox and would relocate the team to Rhode Island’s capital. Lucchino and several Rhode Island businessmen purchased the Triple-A baseball club for an undisclosed price …

A-Rod Back, Still Avoiding PED Details

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Tampa, Fla. — Alex Rodriguez reported to the New York Yankees three days ahead of schedule. He spoke for 8½ minutes about his season-long drug suspension. But on his first day back with the team since September 2013, he never said why he resumed the use of performance-enhancing …

Illegal Entry?

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Yoan Moncada is lucky he was not born in the United States. At least today, he is. The Boston Red Sox signed Moncada, a 19-year-old Cuban infielder with a powerful swing and pianist-quick hands, with a signing bonus …

Tiny Town Testing Europowers

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Guingamp, France — The coaches went to their club president with a modest request: Could he buy them a hut, locker or something to store their footballs and equipment? “No,” replied Bertrand Desplat, “it costs money.” With one …