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Whitcomb's Marcus Sheldon (21) passes through South Royalton's double-team defense by Nicholas Howe and Mackinley George (22) in the fourth quarter in Bethel, Vt., on February 8, 2016. At right is South Royalton's William Wuttke. South Royalton won, 56-43. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen)<p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

South Royalton Boys Hoop Still Learning to Win

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Bethel — There are games in which South Royalton High boys basketball coach Pete Howe paces the sideline. Others, he sits on the bench next to his assistant coaches. As Howe puts it, his sideline demeanor is usually dictated by where his team is emotionally on that given night. Monday’s game against Whitcomb, a 56-43 win, was a little bit …

Go While Getting Is Still Good: Manning Should Retire

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Santa Clara, Calif. — The football fates gave an NFL legend a sendoff here Sunday befitting his all-time greatness. Now it’s up to Peyton Manning …

Group Picks Up Work on 2nd Campion Rink

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Hanover — Efforts to build a second Campion Rink have resurfaced. The Campion Sports and Recreation Project — a nonprofit formerly known as the Lebanon …

A Super Legacy? Manning’s Reputation Could Hinge on Tonight’s Game

Sunday, February 7, 2016

San Francisco — Peyton Manning will walk off a field for the 293rd and perhaps final time tonight as an active NFL quarterback. The confetti will be falling and someone, whether it’s Manning’s Denver Broncos or Cam Newton’s …

The Super All-Analytics Team

Sunday, February 7, 2016

The Pro Football Hall of Fame Board of Selectors created their “Super Bowl 50 Golden Team.” And now you will see the all-analytics Super Bowl 50 team. Analytical data isn’t as pervasive in football as it is in the other pro sports, and there is even less analytical …

Plenty of Cameras to Go Around at Super Bowl

Sunday, February 7, 2016

San Francisco — With some 70 cameras located from the pylons in the end zone to those isolated on single players, the ability to show plays from a 360-degree perspective and tracking technology that determines how fast and far players run, almost no aspect of the Super Bowl …

Gold-Plated: Super Bowl Filled With Intriguing Storylines

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Santa Clara, Calif. — Peyton Manning’s last game? Cam Newton’s finest moment? For all the golden tinge the NFL is placing on Super Bowl 50, this one just might come down to how the two star quarterbacks deal …

Local Roundup: Last-Second Goal Lifts Lebanon Girls Hockey

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Nashua, n.h. — The Lebanon girls hockey team came out in the third period on a mission while down 4-1 on the road against Souhegan. It came down to a Grace Lindsay goal with one-tenth of a second …

College Roundup: Dartmouth Women End Winless Skid

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Hanover — The Dartmouth College women’s hockey team closed out its home slate with a 5-0 win over Brown on Saturday at Thompson Arena. The Big Green (5-16-3, 5-10-3 ECAC) ended a 15-game winless streak. The Bears fell to 3-19-3, 1-14-3. Brown’s loss came the night after a …

In Brief: Favre, Stabler Lead Hall of Fame Class

Sunday, February 7, 2016

San Francisco — Brett Favre and the late Ken Stabler, a pair of kindred-spirit QBs who each won a Super Bowl, were elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. Also voted in for the class of 2016 a day before the Super Bowl were modern-day …

B’s Win on Penalty Shot

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Boston — Brad Marchand scored on a penalty shot midway through overtime to lift the Boston Bruins to a 2-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night. Loui Eriksson also scored while the Bruins improved to 7-2-1 …

College Basketball: K-State Stuns Oklahoma

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Manhattan, Kan. — Wesley Iwundu scored 22 points, freshman reserve Dean Wade had 17 and Kansas State upset top-ranked Oklahoma 80-69 on Saturday night to shake up the Big 12 race once again. D.J. Johnson added 12 points and Justin Edwards 11 for the Wildcats (14-9, 3-7), who …

Ivy League Men’s Basketball: Columbia Edges Brown

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Providence, r.i. — Grant Mullins scored 25 points, including two free throws with six seconds left to help Columbia bounce back from its first Ivy League loss Friday to earn a 77-73 win over Brown on Saturday. Columbia took a 37-31 lead into the break, but the lead …