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Longtime Windsor field hockey coach Sandy Clary doesn't blame anybody for the program's suspension this fall because of low numbers.
Valley News file — Tris Wykes

Back to the Chalkboard: Undaunted, Clary Hopes For a Windsor Field Hockey Rebuild

Monday, August 31, 2015

Windsor — When you are 66 years old, have been doing the same thing that you love for the last 42 years and it’s taken away from you, maybe there should be some anger, some resentment. Sandy Clary isn’t feeling it, however, even in the face of not having a field hockey team to coach for the first time since …

Serena Williams Wouldn’t Change a Thing About Her Career

Monday, August 31, 2015

Serena Williams burst onto the professional tennis tour in Quebec City on Oct. 28, 1995, a powerful and precocious 14-year-old with a head full of …

Local Roundup: Bronze for Cox At World Juniors

Monday, August 31, 2015

Singapore — Hannah Cox is coming home with a FINA World Junior Swimming Championships medal. The 17-year-old member of the Upper Valley Aquatic Club swim …

Jacks Bring the Sting

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Poultney, Vt. — Fifty-four is a big number when it comes to a football score. It screams offense with a capital “O.” But just as impressive in Windsor High’s 54-0 season-opening victory over Poultney on Saturday was the defense. The Poultney backs slammed into the middle repeatedly and …

In Brief: One More Gold Medal for Bolt at Worlds

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Beijing — Usain Bolt’s final gold medal at the Bird’s Nest came gift-wrapped. With a red-white-and-blue bow, too. The World’s Fastest Man made it 3 for 3 in Beijing again, leading the Jamaicans to a runaway win Saturday in the 4x100-meter relay that came easy thanks to an …

Scully: ’16 Will Be Final Season

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Los Angeles — Vin Scully said Saturday that 2016 will be his last season in the broadcast booth for the Los Angeles Dodgers, which would mark the end of his record 67-year tenure with the same franchise. The Hall of Fame announcer turns 88 in November. The team …

Jets Win Battle of N.Y.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

East Rutherford, n.j. — Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick threw two touchdown passes and Antonio Cromartie scored on a 59-yard interception return in the waning seconds of the first half in a 28-18 win over the Giants on Saturday in …

American Pharoah Iced Out at Travers

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Saratoga Springs, n.y. — The day after American Pharoah won the Belmont Stakes and became the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, trainer Bob Baffert already was leery of Saratoga in the summer. He had every reason to be and now, American Pharoah may have run his …

Blue Jays Blast Off

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Toronto — Edwin Encarnacion hit three home runs and tied a Toronto record with nine RBIs as the AL East-leading Blue Jays routed the Detroit Tigers 15-1 Saturday. Encarnacion extended his hitting streak to 24 games, the longest …

Red Sox’ Kelly Shines Again

Saturday, August 29, 2015

New York — In one month, Joe Kelly has gone from total disappointment to the top of the rotation. Kelly won his sixth straight outing, recovering nicely from a rocky start to outpitch Jacob deGrom and lead the Boston Red Sox over the New York Mets 3-1 Saturday. …

Late Drama Sends Pennsylvania to Title Game

Saturday, August 29, 2015

South Williamsport, Pa. — It’s safe to say 12-year-old Chayton Krauss had never before caused 46,000 people around him to erupt into screams of euphoria. Krauss hit an RBI single to right field in the bottom of the …

Woodstock Football Lights the Night in Opener

Friday, August 28, 2015

Woodstock — Two times Woodstock Union High football public address announcer Jeff Thomas called for help with the lights at James T. McLaughlin Field. Two times athletic director Justin Wardwell responded. The artificial illumination finally took hold as …

Canes Run Over Colonels

Friday, August 28, 2015

Brattleboro, Vt. — Jacob Perkins ran for 230 yards and six touchdowns in 21 carries and the Hurricanes defeated Brattleboro, 41-21, in the teams’ season opener. Hartford trailed, 7-0, before scoring 41 consecutive points and giving its backers …