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Windsor’s Gilbert Returns to Ring

Friday, April 18, 2014

Windsor — Having gone seven months since his last fight, Windsor boxer Chris Gilbert is highly anticipating tonight’s scheduled bout against Rhode Island’s Eddie Soto. That the 29-year-old welterweight will be able to do so in his home ring will only make it more enjoyable. Gilbert-vs.-Soto is the main in event in a pro-am card beginning at 8 p.m. at …

Local Roundup: Cardinals Soar in Opener

Friday, April 18, 2014

Claremont — Spring arrived on Friday afternoon for the Stevens High softball team — Opening Day at last. The Cardinals beat visiting Hillsboro-Deering 8-1, on …

Red Wings Win a Squeaker

Friday, April 18, 2014

Boston — Pavel Datsyuk scored at 16:59 of the third period, moments after Jimmy Howard’s best save of the game, and the Detroit Red Wings …

Marlins End Slide

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Miami — Giancarlo Stanton tied a career high with five RBIs, including a three-run homer off Stephen Strasburg, and the Miami Marlins broke an eight-game losing streak by beating the Washington Nationals 11-2 Tuesday night. Strasburg (1-2) endured …

Wizards Coach Finally in Playoffs

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Washington — No one in NBA history has coached more games with less success than Randy Wittman. He’s been in charge for 519 of them. Won only 190. That winning percentage of .366 makes him the sole owner of last place among the 90 men who have coached …

Robinson Honored

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

New York — Marking the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier, the Rev. Jesse Jackson praised Commissioner Bud Selig for the strides the sport has taken in minority opportunities over the past two decades. Jackson traveled to baseball’s 1992 winter meetings to criticize …

Hanover Hits Numbers Crunch: Shorthanded Squad Slowed in Opener

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hanover — Backs bent, shoulders drooped and expressions were grim Monday as the Hanover High boys lacrosse team gathered at halftime of its season opener. A squad expected to possibly contend for a state title found itself trailing …

No Saying No This Time for Tigers’ Spanos

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Newport — After seven years serving as a devoted assistant to Rob Woodward on the Lebanon Post 22 American Legion baseball team, Newport High social studies teacher Tim Spanos was finally ready to walk away from the game. …

South Royalton Shows Early-Season Form in Victory

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

South Royalton — Typical of spring, the South Royalton High baseball team did a few things that happen to a team with minimal outdoor practice time. Typical of a defending state champion, the Royals did plenty right in …

Teams Ready to Hit the Fields

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

When spring gets a late start in the Upper Valley, it means the same for local high school lacrosse teams. Sara Ecker, the 20th-year coach of the Lebanon High girls program, can’t recall a season where her team …

Paternity Fraternity

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tony Perez was on the road with the Cincinnati Reds in 1966 when he got the call that his first child was on the way. There was no discussion about leaving the team to attend Victor’s birth, no …

Phelps Diving Back Into Competition Without a Plan

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

With the 2016 Summer Olympics looming in the distance, swimmer Michael Phelps is planning to come out of retirement and compete this month for the first time since the London Games. In confirming the swimmer’s return to the pool, though, his longtime coach stopped short of saying Phelps …

Eyes Front and Center

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

South Royalton’s Nick Howe makes it home safe before Montpelier’s Nat Swyer can make the tag in the fourth inning the Royals’ 10-8 win on Monday. Howe had an RBI double in the victory. See Local Roundup, page …