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Hartford Softball Outlasts Hanover

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Norwich — Too much softball in too little time makes for too many mistakes. Such was the discovery of the Hartford and Hanover High softball teams Saturday, when they clashed at Huntley Meadows, a contest won 6-4 by the visiting Hurricanes. The squads combined for eight physical errors, several mental blunders and left 15 runners on base. It was hardly …

Lebanon Gets a Lift From Defense in Win Over Hanover

Friday, May 22, 2015

Hanover — Longtime Lebanon High baseball coach Doug Ashey figured his Raiders could play defense. They just needed warmer weather and more practice repetitions. He …

Local Roundup: Hanover Softball Inches Closer to Playoffs

Friday, May 22, 2015

Hanover — A dozen years. That’s how long it’s been since the Hanover High softball team last reached the playoffs. With Friday’s 15-3 defeat of …

Local Roundup: Hanover Softball Makes Playoff Push

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Norwich — “Win streak” and “state tournament” are two phrases that haven’t often been associated with Hanover High softball in the past. Coach Mike Landau is optimistic both are about to become part of the Marauders’ vocabulary. Amana …

Lightning Strike Rangers in Overtime

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Tampa, Fla. — Nikita Kucherov scored 3:33 into overtime to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 6-5 victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals. Ondrej Palat had two …

Recreation Briefs: Windsor Comets Heading to Ohio for AAU Nationals

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Essex Junction, Vt. — Riding big games from Olivia Rockwood and Hayley Fortin along with solid team shooting from the free-throw line, the Windsor Comets U13 girls basketball team swept through five foes to win its Vermont AAU state championship on May 2-3 at Essex High School. Windsor …

Amen Corner: Where Ball Lies Can Give Clues to Its Destination

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Let’s play a game of Clue. You’re the investigator. You’ve approached the scene. You’re supposed to approach your golf shot systematically and thoroughly, like any good detective. You determine you’re 150 yards from the green, so you pull …

Backhanded Compliment

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Plainfield’s Bennett Hewett digs a throw out of the dirt at first base during his team’s Lebanon Youth Baseball Association game on May 14 in Lebanon. Hewett, 8, plays for the Reds in the association’s minor league, which …

Post 22 Meeting Set

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Staff Reports Lebanon — Lebanon American Legion Post 22 will hold an organizational meeting for the upcoming New Hampshire American Legion baseball season on June 7 at 4 p.m. at Post 22’s home at 189 Mechanic Street in Lebanon. The meeting is for prospective players and their parents. …

College Roundup: Ex-Dartmouth Player Drafted by CFL Team

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Winnipeg, Manitoba — The Winnipeg Blue Bombers added to last week’s Canadian Football League draft haul on Wednesday, selecting former Dartmouth defensive back-linebacker Garrett Waggoner in the CFL supplemental draft. The 6-foot-1, 225-pound Waggoner was one of two players available in Wednesday’s draft, the other being defensive back …

Bruins Have a GM, but But Coach’s Future Not so Clear

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Boston — On his first day as general manager of the Boston Bruins, Don Sweeney met with Claude Julien and declined to give his Stanley Cup-winning coach more than a tepid endorsement. “He’s the coach of the Boston …

Astros Remain Hot

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Houston — Evan Gattis hit a two-run homer to help Dallas Keuchel earn his eighth straight win, and the Houston Astros kept rolling with a 6-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday. The Astros improved to an …

.500 Mark Remains Elusive for Red Sox

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Boston — Phil Klein allowed one run in his first major league start, Robinson Chirinos hit a solo homer and the Texas Rangers beat the Boston Red Sox 2-1 on Wednesday night. The Rangers took a 1-0 lead …