Sports

Joyous Raptors: Rivendell Soars to Championship Game

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Barre, Vt. — While breaking away from any team huddle or timeout, the Rivendell Academy boys basketball team collectively shouts “All in!” — a phrase the Raptors say is indicative of their aggressive play and cohesiveness. During Thursday night’s 49-39 win over Lake Region in the VPA Division III semifinals, that all-in style has now given Rivendell the chance to …

Williamstown Thwarts Randolph’s Dramatic Comeback

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Barre, Vt. — Those Devils. They handed Randolph its only three losses last season, including a win in the state title game. And Thursday night, …

Local Roundup: Hanover Boys End Regular Season on High Note

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Hanover — The surging Hanover High boys basketball team closed its regular season with a 46-36 victory over visiting Goffstown on Thursday night. The Marauders …

Ryder Cup Task Force Damaging PGA Tour

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Doral, Fla. — Now that players on the task force have solved their Ryder Cup problems, the next job is to repair damage to their own tour. One week ago, Davis Love III was introduced as the next U.S. captain for the 2016 matches at Hazeltine. That was …

Lowly Rutgers Makes Terps Perspire

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Piscataway, n.j. — Dez Wells scored six straight points after Rutgers tied the game late in the second half and No. 10 Maryland won its sixth straight game, a much-harder than expected 60-50 victory over the Scarlet Knights on Tuesday night. Wells finished with 20 points and 10 …

James, Cavs Cap Celtics

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Cleveland — LeBron James doesn’t usually spend a lot of time talking about personal accomplishments, but he made an exception Tuesday night. James scored 27 points to move into 21st place on the NBA’s career list, and the …

Amid Six-Game Slide, Nuggets Fire Shaw

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Denver (ap) — The Nuggets fired coach Brian Shaw after 1½ seasons on Tuesday, with the team at 20-39 and on a six-game losing streak. Assistant coach Melvin Hunt will be the interim coach. The timing of the dismissal was somewhat surprising given that just last week general …

Devils Win to Keep Playoff Hopes Alive

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Newark, n.j. — Cory Schneider made 33 saves, and the playoff-hopeful New Jersey Devils beat NHL-leading Nashville 3-1 on Tuesday night, sending the Predators to their season-worst fourth straight loss. Adam Larsson and Eric Gelinas scored first-period goals …

Sabres Dip Into Minor Team

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Buffalo, n.y. (ap) — The Buffalo Sabres have recalled three forwards, including Mikhail Grigorenko, from the minors to fill their trade-depleted roster. Tim Schaller and Jerry D’Amigo were also called up from AHL Rochester on Tuesday before the Sabres play at Tampa Bay. The moves came a day …

Sunapee Rallies Past Littleton to Reach Final

Monday, March 2, 2015

Holderness, n.h. — A frayed, yellow piece of polyester rope might seem like a strange thing for a basketball coach to remove from his pocket in the immediate aftermath of a pulsating playoff win, but consider the symbolism. …

Everyone Pitches In as Wasps Reach Title Game

Monday, March 2, 2015

Barre, Vt. — The stranger showed up at Woodstock Union High School in the fall, trying to get used to a new rural setting after life on the east end of Long Island. Once aware of senior Kurt …

King Of Pins: Stevens Bowler Celebrates State Title

Monday, March 2, 2015

Claremont — Stevens High senior Chase Hussey believes his role as a closer for the Lebanon Post 22 American Legion baseball team last summer was a major factor in his climb through 55 bowlers to win the state …

Chargers in NCAAs

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

New London — The Colby-Sawyer College men’s basketball team will meet Trinity in a first-round NCAA Division III tournament game on Friday evening. The Chargers (19-6), winners of the North Atlantic Conference tournament, will join Eastern Connecticut State and Salisbury (Md.) in a four-team pod at Trinity College. …