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Local Roundup: Lebanon Field Hockey Reaches Semis

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Lebanon — Wet, slippery conditions during Friday’s New Hampshire Division II field hockey quarterfinal between Lebanon High and Plymouth Regional weren’t conducive with the normally speedy style of the Raiders. As she has all season, Emily Perryman adjusted. The senior dribbled across the field, shifting around defenders to deposit her 25th goal of the year in the first half of …

Arms, Gloves Put Royals in Control

Saturday, October 25, 2014

San Francisco — Jeremy Guthrie pitched shutout ball into the sixth inning, Lorenzo Cain drove in an early run off Tim Hudson and made a …

Kearsarge Sinks Lebanon Football

Saturday, October 25, 2014

North Sutton, n.h. — The stakes were piled high last night for Kearsarge Regional High. It was the last home game of the season, rival …

Big Green Picked 6th in Ivy League Poll

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Hanover — Dartmouth College’s men’s basketball team was picked to finish sixthin the Ivy League’s preseason poll on Wednesday. For the second straight year, Harvard was the unanimous pick to win the conference title. Yale was second in the poll, with Columbia third and Princeton fourth. Brown is …

MLB Aims For Domestic Violence Policy

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Kansas City, Mo. — On the day after the NHL suspended Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slaya Voynov after his arrest for alleged domestic violence, the incoming commissioner of Major League Baseball said his league hopes to have a policy in place to cover such incidents next year. Rob …

Flyers Rally Past Penguins

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Pittsburgh — R.J. Umberger and Matt Read scored 2 minutes apart in the third period to lift the Philadelphia Flyers past the Pittsburgh Penguins, 5-3 on Wednesday night. Umberger, a Pittsburgh native, beat Marc-Andre Fleury 6:50 into the third to break a tie and Read followed with a …

Boys Soccer Playoffs: Hazen Burns Rivendell in Opening Round

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Orford — Because of injuries, many players on the Rivendell Academy boys soccer team were forced to play more extensively or in unfamiliar positions this season. The end result is also unfamiliar for the Raptors — a loss …

Local Roundup: Whitcomb Flies in Playoff Opener

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Bethel — It was a tale of two halves in the opening round of the Vermont Division IV boys soccer playoffs. Whitcomb survived an uneven start, then controlled play after the break to beat visiting Danville 3-1 on …

Boys Soccer Playoffs: Thetford Wins First-Round Game

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Thetford — Thetford Academy goalie Brandon Gray yelled across the field early in their playoff matchup against Winooski High. “I think we can settle,” he said. Senior captain and leading scorer Matthew Perry yelled back, “I think we can put more in the net.” And they did, finishing …

Boys Soccer Playoffs: Green Mountain Pulls Away From S. Royalton

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Chester, Vt. — Alex Montano, the South Royalton School’s first-year boys soccer coach, thought he had his Royals all primed for the Vermont Division III tournament. “We finished the season pretty well and were arcing for the playoffs,” Montano said. But funny things happened to the best-laid plans. …

Cowboys Release Michael Sam From Practice Squad

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Irving, Texas — Michael Sam will have to wait for a third team to give the NFL’s first openly gay player a chance to appear in a regular-season game. The Dallas Cowboys released Sam from the practice squad Tuesday, dropping the rush end as they prepare for several …

Pistorius Sentenced to 5 Years for Killing

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Pretoria, South Africa — Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from an acclaimed sprinter at the 2012 Olympics to a convicted criminal led away in a …

Patriots Get Back To Work

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — A three-day break gave the New England Patriots time to savor three straight wins. Now they can focus on fixing the problems the winning streak couldn’t hide. A suspect run defense. A mediocre offensive line. Replacing injured players. The Patriots returned to practice Tuesday hoping …