Sports

Ready to Serve: Ex-Hanover Player Takes Long Road to Army

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Andrew O’Leary’s winding path to college hockey resulted in an unorthodox destination: the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. The Black Knights have a long history in the sport, but unfortunately it’s not a particularly successful one. Army has never qualified for the NCAA tournament, hasn’t had a winning season in seven years and is a combined 25–95-16 the past …

Big Green’s Winless Start Continues

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Hanover — The Dartmouth College women’s lacrosse team plunged deeper into unfamiliar territory Saturday, its 9-7 loss to Southern California dropping its record to 0-8 …

A Snowback Throwback: Biathlons Receive a Retro Makeover

Friday, March 27, 2015

Hanover — When wintertime comes, the Spencer family gets to party like it’s 1859. Stan Spencer, his wife, Lynn, and daughter, Sara, regularly participate in …

Commentary: Is Kentucky the Best Ever? Maybe

Friday, March 27, 2015

With every dominating win — we’re up to 37-0 — it becomes more and more apparent that Kentucky really isn’t competing against the remaining teams in the NCAA Tournament. History is the opponent now. Are these Wildcats better than the 1956 San Francisco Dons, featuring Bill Russell and …

Sox Suffer Rain-Shortened Loss

Friday, March 27, 2015

Kissimmee, Fla. — Julio Teheran labored through 5 2⁄ 3 innings, allowing only two runs, and the Atlanta Braves roughed up Clay Buchholz for 12 hits and four runs in a 4-2 win over the Boston Red Sox …

Celts Slip Past Knicks

Friday, March 27, 2015

New York — Isaiah Thomas scored 18 points and Jae Crowder had 17 points and nine rebounds as the Boston Celtics held off a late rally by the New York Knicks for a 96-92 win on Friday night. …

NCAA Women: No. 1 Seed Holds On To Win

Friday, March 27, 2015

Greensboro, n.c. — Tiffany Mitchell drove to the basket and scored with 4.2 seconds left and South Carolina edged North Carolina 67-65 on Friday night in the NCAA Tournament’s round of 16. Mitchell finished with 18 points for the No. 1-seeded Gamecocks (33-2), who had to fight the …

It’s Time to Get Started: As Kearney Moves On, Leigh Moves Up

Friday, March 27, 2015

When on a mountain, Brook Leigh prefers to ski a reasonably straight line. He’ll go as fast as he can. If he encounters a bump or mogul, he’ll try to launch himself into the air as high as …

Patriots, Jets Tampering With NFL’s Dumbest Rule

Friday, March 27, 2015

In the latest installment of mutual hair-pulling between the New York Jets and the New England Patriots, the Jets have filed tampering charges against Patriots owner Robert Kraft for comments he made about Darrelle Revis. If anything, let’s …

Net Gain

Friday, March 27, 2015

Dominick Da Cruz, right, spikes the ball over the reach of Nick Cameron, left, during a volleyball tournament at Hartford Middle School on Thursday. The tournament was a fundraiser, with each team paying an entry fee of $20, …

Lakers Run the Table

Friday, March 27, 2015

Coach Tim LaTorra kept his Sunapee High girls basketball team focused on playing the game and not being worried about the outcome. The result was a lot of favorable outcomes as the Lakers went 24-0 overall and won …

Marlins’ Cosart Is Subject of MLB Gambling Investigation

Friday, March 27, 2015

Jupiter, Fla. — Miami Marlins pitcher Jarred Cosart acknowledged Thursday he is under investigation by Major League Baseball for possible gambling, but could not give details. The 24-year-old is accused of exchanging direct messages through his Twitter account …

Ortiz, Napoli Return in Win

Friday, March 27, 2015

Fort Myers, Fla. — David Ortiz was 0 for 3 in his return to Boston’s lineup after a nine-day absence, and the Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 5-4 Thursday. Bothered by a cold and dehydration, Ortiz had not played since March 16. Ortiz struck out, grounded into …