Sports

Repeat Bid Ends: Rockets Fly High to Deny Top-Seeded Thetford

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Barre, Vt. — Vermont basketball followers, meet the rock ’em, shock ’em Rockets. Located on the Canadian border in remote Franklin County, not many outside the Richford High girls basketball team’s own Mountain Division were privy to their potential for dominance heading into the VPA Division III playoffs. They know all about them now. Blowing Saturday night’s championship game against …

Great Balls Of Fire: Area Bowlers Shine at Vt. Meet

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — It was a pretty good day for Wyatt Connor in the Vermont high school individual bowling tournament Saturday. The Hartford junior fought …

After Derailing Bobcats, Big Green Gets Ready for Tigers

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Hanover — The 10th-ranked Quinnipiac men’s hockey team came into Thompson Arena on Saturday night, looking to cap its regular season by pushing its unbeaten …

Paintball Pioneer, Ex-New London Resident, Reflects

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Forced into bankruptcy by the financial strain of lawsuits, paintball co-founder Bob Gurnsey has been removed from the industry for nearly 20 years. Now 72, the former New London resident has embarked on another business opportunity: selling original …

Local Roundup: Hanover Hockey Clinches Playoff Berth

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Exeter, n.h. — Down for the count as the calendar turned from January to February, the suddenly surging Hanover High boys hockey team is emerging as the team no one wants to play. The Marauders’ eighth straight victory, …

Ford Sayre Sets Qualifiers for NHARA Championship

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Lyme Center — The Ford Sayre Ski Council filled out its rosters for the upcoming New Hampshire Alpine Racing Association state championships by sending its skiers to a two-run Western Division qualifying slalom at Dartmouth Skiway on Sunday. FSSC athletes dominated the podium with wins from Eva Schiffman …

All Eyes on the Ball

Thursday, February 26, 2015

From left, William Scalese, 10, Travis McAllister, 10, Rodger Peterman, 10, and Tanner Moody, 8, compete for Windsor Recreation during a youth exhibition at halftime of Saturday’s Dartmouth-Penn men’s basketball game at Leede Arena in Hanover. All four …

Sox Star Not Thrilled With Speed-Up Rules

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Fort Myers, Fla. — David Ortiz has a deliberate routine at the plate. He sounded prepared to pay for it. “I might run out of money,” Ortiz said during a colorful rant Wednesday about the new pace-of-play rule …

Moncada Arrives At Red Sox Facility

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Fort Myers, Fla. — Yoan Moncada arrived Wednesday at the spring training headquarters of the Boston Red Sox, another step toward completion of a hefty contract for the 19-year-old Cuban. The Red Sox and Moncada’s agent reached an agreement earlier this week on a deal with a $31.5 …

Whither the Mid-Range Jumper? A Standard Part of College Hoop Playbook Is Vanishing

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Ames, Iowa — The mid-range jumper used to be a staple of college basketball playbooks. Now, the shot isn’t as essential as it used to be — it seems to be fading away. Many college teams, including Iowa …

Turner, C’s Rout Knicks

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Boston — Evan Turner had his first career triple-double with 10 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists and Boston pulled away with 20 unanswered points in the second half and extended New York’s losing streak to eight with …

Angels Star Meets With MLB

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Angels left fielder Josh Hamilton was meeting with Major League Baseball officials Wednesday about a disciplinary issue, and the team is bracing for possible penalties. General manager Jerry Dipoto confirmed that Hamilton was in New York, but he …

In Brief: Notable NFL Names Receive Their Pink Slips

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Owings Mills, Md. — Jacoby Jones was cut Tuesday by the Baltimore Ravens. The wide receiver and kicker returner was a major contributor to the Ravens’ Super Bowl championship. The 30-year-old Jones played three seasons with Baltimore after a five-year run with Houston. Jones’ most memorable plays with …