Sports

Warm as the Weather: Hanover Girls Tennis Stretches Winning Ways

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Hanover — The Hanover girls tennis team won another one, extending its unbeaten streak to 24 matches with a 7-2 victory over previously unbeaten Bishop Brady on Monday. But this time the Marauders didn’t have to bundle up. “To hit the ball without ten layers of clothing was nice,” said senior Zoe Yu, who won her third singles match, 8-2, …

Newport Baseball Jumps on Sunapee Miscues

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Newport — Sunapee, which won three NHIAA Division IV state titles in the last four years by throwing strikes and picking up the ball on …

Hartford Baseball Improves to 7-0

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

White River Junction — Playing on a freshly remade infield, the Hartford High baseball team laid out visiting U-32 on Monday, 8-2. The victory pushed …

Twice as Nice: Dartmouth Repeats as Ivy Softball Champ

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Hanover — Saturday’s softball games at Dartmouth College began with an opponent’s home run hit so hard that it shattered a tree branch. They ended with Big Green coach Shannon Doepking happily fishing ice cubes out of her …

Are Olympians Rebuilding, or Reloading?

Sunday, May 3, 2015

With winter finally in the rearview mirror, area high school softball teams are at long last hitting the diamond. Some teams are gearing up for a potential championship run, while others are dealing with a common malady — …

Big Green Softball Gets Loud and Proud

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Hanover — The forecast for today’s start to the Ivy League softball championship series is sunny, 70 degrees and loud. That’s because when Dartmouth College and Pennsylvania clash in the series for the third consecutive season, they will …

Independent on the Water

Sunday, May 3, 2015

They came together as a team for the start of the rockfish season a year ago, more for the camaraderie and their long-standing love affair with fishing than for the competition itself and the opportunity to cash in …

Minnesota Man Knows N. Pike

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Walker, Minn. — Dallas Hudson might be the most interesting man in Minnesota. Maybe the world. I was thinking about this the other day as I watched Hudson and a researcher-in-common, Bruce Carlson, measure northern pike they caught in a trap net on a small private lake surrounded …

Fishing Helps Put Veteran on the Road Back From War

Sunday, May 3, 2015

When Joe Bragg caught a live well full of big crappies recently, it represented one more step on his road to recovery. Just two months ago, the Army veteran couldn’t imagine such moments would ever be enjoyed again. “I was totally stressed out,” said Bragg, 36, who served …

Rangers Hold Off Caps

Sunday, May 3, 2015

New York — Chris Kreider scored 38 seconds after the opening faceoff and the New York Rangers bounced back from a tough, last-second loss and defeated the Washington Capitals 3-2 Saturday. The series is tied 1-1. Game 3 …

Bulls Want Revenge

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Throughout his early years of postseason appearances, there was one team that always stood in LeBron James’ way. He eventually exacted some revenge against the Boston Celtics, but now the Chicago Bulls view James in a similar lens. No matter how hard they have tried, no matter what …

Veteran Gordon Races to 80th Career Pole

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Talladega, Ala. — In this farewell season for Jeff Gordon, he continues to seize every moment both on and off the track. Gordon won the 80th pole of his career Saturday with a blistering lap around Talladega Superspeedway, …

In Brief: McIlroy Advances at Match Play Championship

Sunday, May 3, 2015

San Francisco — Rory McIlroy finally got his game in order and made short work of Hideki Matsuyama to roll into the quarterfinals of the Match Play Championship on Saturday. McIlroy, who made only four birdies in narrowly getting out of group play, ran off four birdies in …