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Hartford senior Matthew Phipps stretches with the Hartford High School track team in the gym before running the halls at Hartford High School in White River Junction, Vt., on Feb. 10, 2016. Phipps placed first in the 3200 meter race and third in the 1600 meter event in the 2016 Vermont Indoor State Championships on January 30 in Northfield, Vt.  
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Right Turn: Hartford Senior’s Decision to Run Track Pays Off

Thursday, February 11, 2016

White River Junction — Matthew Phipps’ decision came down to the wire. Three days before the Hartford High boys basketball team was set to begin its preseason, Phipps was still making up his mind. He was an avid runner, a label that had grown on him after years of outdoor track in the spring and, most recently, cross country in …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Place Second at D-II Ski Meet

Thursday, February 11, 2016

North Conway, n.h. — Hanover’s Laila Stevens placed sixth overall in the New Hampshire Girls Division II Alpine State Championships at Cranmore on Thursday morning, …

Man With the Golden Boot: Hanover Senior Wins Top Soccer Honor

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Hanover — It’s a good thing Hanover High senior Asa Berolzheimer is heading off to college soccer soon. He’s running out of high school awards …

A Raider Rout: Lebanon Boys Make Quick Work of Mascoma

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

West Canaan — Fun as they are to contemplate, and often to witness, Lebanon-Mascoma high school boys basketball games have rarely mattered over the years. They have usually occurred during a long-since-shuttered Lebanon holiday tournament, yet at the …

Local Roundup: Sharon Girls End 10-Game Losing Streak

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Sharon — Victory at last. The Sharon Academy girls basketball team snapped a 10-game losing streak on Tuesday night when the Phoenix rode a strong third-quarter effort to a 47-43 victory over visiting Websterville Baptist. Sharon (4-12) broke …

Lucic, Kings Crown Bruins in Boston Return

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Boston — Milan Lucic scored in his return to Boston, Drew Doughty had a power-play goal for his 300th career point and the Los Angeles Kings had nine goal scorers in a 9-2 rout of the Bruins on …

Leafs, Sens Make 9-Player Trade

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

General manager Lou Lamoriello plans to exhaust the alphabet from A to Z to improve the Toronto Maple Leafs. His latest move was trading the man who has worn the “C” on his chest for the past six …

In Brief: Newton Defends Actions

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Charlotte, n.c. — Cam Newton isn’t apologizing for acting like a “sore loser” after the Super Bowl. The league’s MVP has been widely criticized for walking out of a three-minute press conference after a 24-10 loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday in which he answered questions with …

C’s Comeback Falls Short

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Milwaukee — Khris Middleton made one of two free throws with 0.6 seconds left and the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Boston Celtics 112-111 in improbable fashion on Tuesday night. Middleton drew a foul on Avery Bradley to get …

Pitino Awaits NCAA Interview

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Louisville coach Rick Pitino said he is still waiting to be interviewed by the NCAA about allegations by an escort that a former Cardinals staffer hired her and other dancers for sex parties at the team’s dormitory. University President James Ramsey Friday announced a self-imposed one-year postseason ban …

Commentary: Grow Up, Cam

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The Face of the NFL was all but hidden under a hoodie after the Super Bowl. Its eyes stared down and its lips didn’t want to move. If looks could kill, everyone within 100 feet would have left …

Broncos Bask In Fans’ Adulation

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Denver — Will Peyton Manning be back? Can Denver keep this top-ranked defense together? Big questions loom over the Super Bowl-champion Broncos. But Tuesday wasn’t the time to think about that. Tuesday was parade day — an opportunity to bask in the spotlight of orange- and blue-clad fans …

South Royalton Boys Hoop Still Learning to Win

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Bethel — There are games in which South Royalton High boys basketball coach Pete Howe paces the sideline. Others, he sits on the bench next to his assistant coaches. As Howe puts it, his sideline demeanor is usually …