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Lebanon Woman, 65, Discovers Weight Lifting at the Right Time

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Lebanon — Science tells us that gravity causes small objects to be captured by larger ones, caught to orbit. But that only scratches the surface of how Lebanon’s Jane Higgins has benefited from a chance encounter with Carl Wallin. Higgins met Wallin three years ago on her first day as a Carter Community Building Association member. Wallin invited Higgins — …

No Goalie, No Chance in NHL Playoffs

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The NHL playoffs have arrived, which means it’s time for the goalies to get going. As simplistic as the adage can be, predictions of the …

Dartmouth Names New Soccer Coach

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hanover — Ron Rainey was named Dartmouth College’s new women’s soccer coach, Director of Athletics and Recreation Harry Sheehy announced Tuesday. Rainey spent the last …

Entering Third Season, Upper Valley Vixens Have Higher Goals

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Woodstock — The Upper Valley Vixens are back for another go-round of roller derby. More than ever, they’re playing for real. With a complete roster of dedicated skaters, the Vixens are determined not only to improve upon last …

Sox Give Ace Some Support

Saturday, April 12, 2014

New York — Grady Sizemore hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning and the Boston Red Sox finally gave Jon Lester enough run support for his first win of the year, 4-2 over the New York Yankees …

Fly-Fishing in Utah: Big Bites, Big Fun

Saturday, April 12, 2014

The sage stood still as the cry echoed by the bend in the Provo River. “Fish on,” I screamed. Ken and Jen Mihal swiftly sprung into action as I quickly forgot nearly everything the husband and wife guides …

Researchers Use New Methods to Track Sharks

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Baltimore — When a shark tagged off the Eastern Shore as part of a marine-life tracking project took off on an unprecedented monthlong journey, researchers quite literally watched its every move. Thanks to cutting-edge satellite tags, scientists at the Guy Harvey Research Institute plotted and analyzed the Mid-Atlantic …

Big Green Earns Needed Sweep of Bulldogs

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Hanover — Entering the day three games back in the Rolfe Division standings, the Dartmouth College baseball team needed to make a move against Yale on Saturday to stay relevant in the race. With two strong starting performances …

B’s Have Top Record, But Cup’s the Goal

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Boston — Cheering fans stood and waved gold and black towels as the Boston Bruins claimed the Presidents’ Trophy for the NHL’s best regular-season record. The celebration will be a lot bigger if the Bruins achieve their ultimate goal, winning the Stanley Cup. “We’ve still got to do …

Yankees Tee Off on Lackey

Saturday, April 12, 2014

New York — With every pitch John Lackey threw, that short right-field porch at Yankee Stadium seemed to move closer and closer. Lackey was tagged for a career-high four home runs Saturday, with Brian McCann connecting twice to …

Harvick Prevails in a Darlington Marathon

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Darlington, s.c. — Kevin Harvick capped his biggest weekend at Darlington Raceway with his first Southern 500 victory Saturday night, passing Dale Earnhardt Jr. two laps from the end of the longest race in the track’s 65-year NASCAR history. Harvick earned his first pole here Friday night and …

20-Year-Old Draws Even With Bubba at Masters

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Augusta, Ga. — In a Masters longing for star power, 20-year-old Jordan Spieth put himself atop the leaderboard and 18 holes away from replacing Tiger Woods as the youngest player with a green jacket. Spieth kept his poise …

Rays Squeak Past Reds

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Cincinnati — Alex Cobb went seven innings on Saturday, extending Tampa Bay’s run of solid starting pitching, and James Loney homered for a 1-0 victory over the slumping Cincinnati Reds. The Rays came into the interleague series with …