Sports

Windsor Boys Upend Hartford

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

White River Junction — As a Windsor High graduate, Hartford boys basketball coach Steve Landon learned the art of press-and-run while playing for Yellowjackets coach Harry Ladue in the 1980s. Landon and the Hurricanes used that method to nearly erase a double digit Windsor lead in the fourth quarter Tuesday night, but Jacks freshman Page Dakota partially blocked a potential …

NFL Quarterbacks Feel the Pain

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

These quarterback audibles aren’t about deception. They’re about desperation. With the clock winding down on the NFL regular season, several teams are being forced to …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Boys Ride Hot Second Quarter Past Oxbow

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Orford — Tim Stimson scored 19 points and Kolin Huntington added 17 as the Rivendell Academy boys basketball team defeated Oxbow, 66-58. The score by …

KUA Hoopsters Roll

Monday, December 15, 2014

Staff Reports Babson Park, Mass. — The Kimball Union Academy boys basketball team wrapped up a successful weekend in suburban Boston by toppling Phillips Andover, 62-29, at the Babson College Showcase on Sunday. Crew Ainge put up a game-high 21 points for the Wildcats (4-2), with 19 of …

Girlfriend: Auburn Player Killed After Argument

Monday, December 15, 2014

Auburn, Ala. — The girlfriend of a slain Auburn football player said he was arguing with a man at a party when a third man pulled a handgun and opened fire. Redshirted freshman football player Jakell Lenard Mitchell, 18, died after being shot in the chest early Sunday …

U.S. Continues Struggles at Brazil Tourney

Monday, December 15, 2014

Brasilia, Brazil — Five-time world player of the year Marta scored three goals to lead Brazil to a 3-2 come-from-behind win over the U.S. women’s soccer team in the International Tournament of Brasilia on Sunday. Carli Lloyd and …

Pens’ Crosby Has Mumps

Monday, December 15, 2014

Pittsburgh (ap) — Add Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby to the growing list of NHL players dealing with the mumps. The Penguins announced the diagnosis Sunday after holding the two-time MVP out of games over the weekend as a precaution when swelling developed on the right side of …

Bryant Passes Jordan

Monday, December 15, 2014

Minneapolis — Kobe Bryant passed Michael Jordan for third place on the NBA scoring list and had 10 points in the final five minutes to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 100-94 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves …

Pool Party: Stevens High Gets Long-Waited Home Meet

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Claremont — Stevens High hosted the school’s first indoor swim meet Saturday at the new community center, and the reaction from coaches, officials and swimmers was as expected. “I love it,” said Kearsarge sophomore Kasey Lipscomb, a sentiment …

Girls Basketball Preview: Sunapee Appears Poised for Another Deep Playoff Run

Sunday, December 14, 2014

The Sunapee High School girls basketball team nearly brought home hardware last winter. Even with a loss to undefeated Hinsdale in the NHIAA Division IV championship game, the Lakers could at least go into the offseason knowing that …

Local Roundup: Bishop Brady Spoils Lebanon Girls’ Home Opener

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Lebanon — It wasn’t the way the Lebanon High girls basketball team wanted to christen the new-look Lang Metcalf Gym. The Raiders shot poorly from both the floor and the free throw line in a season-opening 36-29 loss …

Holiday Gifts for Outdoors Enthusiasts

Sunday, December 14, 2014

By Mark Yuasa The Seattle Times The holiday shopping spree is starting to ramp up, and here are some nifty ideas for the outdoor enthusiast on your gift list. ∎ Under Armour Eyewear has a wide range of items that are perfect stocking-stuffers. The UA Men’s Igniter 2.0 …

Don’t Hibernate, Enjoy the Winter

Sunday, December 14, 2014

By Roger Phillips The Idaho Statesman Winter is fast approaching, and it’s a season that some people savor and others endure like a bad cold. For most outdoors folks, we look forward to what winter offers. Skiers, snowboarders and snowmobilers get a few months of snow sliding, gliding …