Sports

20 and Out: Hanover Coach Ends Memorable Two-Decade Career

Monday, December 22, 2014

Hanover — Longtime Hanover High School athletic director Mike Jackson believes the ultimate compliment for football coach Mike Ivanoski comes from the number of former Marauders who keep in touch long after their playing days are done. Beginning next year, however, those reunions will have to occur beyond the confines of Merriman-Branch Field. Ivanoski, 47, wrapped up a 20-year run …

Thetford Girls Look to Prowl Again

Monday, December 22, 2014

Thetford — After losing seven seniors and more than 60 percent of the scoring from last season’s 22-1, Vermont Division III champion, Thetford Academy girls …

Patriots Escape With a Win and a Bye

Monday, December 22, 2014

East Rutherford, n.j. — Tom Brady and the Patriots will be resting at home for the start of the playoffs. The only question left is …

Presidential Flub: It’s Franco, Not Flacco

Friday, December 19, 2014

Baltimore — Call it a Presidential fumble: Barack Obama mistakenly used the last name of Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco when referring to actor James Franco in a speech Friday. Lashing out at Sony Pictures for its decision to halt the release of the movie The Interview, Obama …

Hopkinton Flies Over Stevens Boys

Friday, December 19, 2014

Claremont — Hopkinton, a team with 12 players who did not play varsity basketball before this season, might have not presented a crisp offensive game, but there was nothing wrong with its defense, as the Hawks kept the pressure on all night and came away with a 60-41 …

Better Late Than ... Mitola Comes Through for Big Green

Friday, December 19, 2014

Hanover — It hadn’t been Alex Mitola’s night. And then, suddenly, the Dartmouth College junior owned the evening, sinking a quartet of 3-point shots during overtime to send the Big Green past Northern Illinois, 58-55, on Friday night at Leede Arena. Mitola’s final trey was still sailing through …

Hanover Boys Hockey Turns the Page

Thursday, December 18, 2014

West Lebanon — They heard their names. They saw their history. Now it’s time to write a story of their own. The Hanover High boys hockey team, along with the Marauders’ female counterparts, received a significant honor in …

High School Hockey Preview: Marauders Hope to Add to Trophy Case

Thursday, December 18, 2014

It’s pretty good being a Hanover High hockey player these days. A program that has produced eight NHIAA boys state championships and another six for the girls received the ultimate compliment in October with formal recognition of the …

Local Roundup: Woodsville Coach Tops Old Team

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Woodsville — First-year Woodsville High girls basketball coach Russ Wilcox once again bettered a former team. The Engineers rallied to knock off visiting Rivendell, 43-35, in Wilcox’s first game against the Raptors since joining Woodsville this offseason. Wilcox …

Pump Fake Still an Old Standby Tool

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers had first-and-goal at Carolina, poised to break open that September game in the third quarter. Roethlisberger looked left, cocked his arm and completed his entire throwing motion, luring a Panthers linebacker toward …

In Brief: Niners’ Harbaugh Mum on Reported Offer

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Santa Clara, Calif. — San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is declining to respond to reports that he is weighing an offer from Michigan to become the new football coach at his alma mater. Harbaugh has one season …

Vonn May Condense Repertoire

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Val D’isere, France — Lindsey Vonn’s days of competing in all five ski disciplines may be behind her, since the four-time overall World Cup champion is seriously considering giving up slalom in her comeback from a career-threatening knee injury. The 30-year-old American racer thinks she is still somewhat …

Guard Gone: C’s Trade Star to Mavs

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Boston — The Boston Celtics traded point guard Rajon Rondo to Dallas on Thursday night, cutting ties with the last remnant of their last NBA championship while giving Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks a chance at another title. …