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Rasing Canes: A Bumper Crop of Young Talent Has Hartford in Title Contention

Thursday, May 21, 2015

White River Junction — The temperature was pushing 80 degrees Tuesday afternoon as the members of the Hartford High baseball team sat in a cluster on the left field grass and listened to coach Jarrod Grassi. The longtime bench boss, 42, bears the slightly stooped posture and rounded shoulders of a man who’s raked the infield thousands of times. He …

Local Roundup: Super Sub Leads South Royalton

Thursday, May 21, 2015

South Royalton — Not bad for a sophomore’s first time in the circle. Filling in for absent teammate Emily Ballou, Erin Kondi had her first …

Windsor Wins in Battle of Rebuilding Teams

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Windsor — It has not been a season full of victories for Windsor or Woodstock, but there was a bit of satisfaction for both teams …

Two and Through: Big Hit Evades Dartmouth Again, Season Ends

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Tallahassee, Fla. — The Dartmouth College softball team’s 2015 season came to an end on Saturday, as the Big Green dropped a 3-1 contest to the South Carolina Gamecocks in an elimination game at the NCAA’s Tallahassee regional. …

Keepers of the Flame: Private School Outduels Hanover for Top Prize

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Hanover — The Fullington Flame is staying with Tabor Academy. In the 10th annual regatta between Hanover High and Tabor, a private school located on Massachusetts’ south coast, the Seawolves swept five boys races and won one of …

Lebanon Lacrosse Bugged Out by Kearsarge

Sunday, May 17, 2015

North Sutton — The Lebanon High girls lacrosse team suffered a significant setback before Saturday’s opening faceoff at Kearsarge when attacker Erika Moffitt sprained her ankle and was lost for the evening. Once the game began, the Raiders …

Sunsets, Springtime and Smelt

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Superior, Wis. — A stunningly beautiful sunset has painted the sky above Lake Superior pink and orange as if leaping from the palette of an Impressionist, but that’s not why Jake Mohr and his 9-year-old son Canyon are …

Mystery Moose Takes Up Residence in Colo.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

How she ended up in Colorado’s Black Forest is a mystery. But she sure seems intent on staying. For the past four years, a female adult moose has prowled the wooded hills north of Colorado Springs — surviving a major wildfire in 2013 and spurning a chance to …

Soul Survivors: Cubs’ Rizzo, Lester Will Have Lifelong Bond

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Chicago — They’ll never forget that encounter in Boston, a lengthy meeting between Jon Lester, a cancer survivor, and 18-year-old Anthony Rizzo, who had just been diagnosed with the disease. It’s a moment that created a special bond …

Patience Key For Nats Star

Sunday, May 17, 2015

San Diego — Baseball marvels at what Bryce Harper is doing this season: his growing patience at the plate, his power and on-going maturation into one of the game’s best hitters. In a superhuman display last week, the …

Braves Could Soon Look for Help From Prospects

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Lawrenceville, Ga. — The closer the Braves fall to the bottom of the NL East, the more their focus will shift to prospects acquired in a barrage of offseason trades. One of the top prospects is right-hander Matt Wisler, who came to Atlanta in the trade that sent …

Jacks Honor 1975 Team, Bow to Rutland

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Windsor — Apparently, a loss at Hanover helped fuel Windsor’s drive to the Vermont state baseball championship in 1975. On Saturday, before Windsor’s game with visiting Rutland, the Yellowjackets’ state championship team of ’75 was honored, and there …

In Brief: Hamlin Edges Harvick for All-Star Victory

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Concord, n.c. — Denny Hamlin gave Joe Gibbs Racing its first victory in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star race by using clean air to hold off Kevin Harvick at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Hamlin won the pole for Saturday night’s race, and was decent through the first four 25-lap segments. …