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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 …

Blazers Burn Past Rockets

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Houston — Damian Lillard had 21 points and 10 assists to lead a balanced scoring attack and the Portland Trail Blazers built a big lead early and rolled to an easy 96-79 win over the Houston Rockets on Saturday. The Trail Blazers were up by 19 at halftime …

High School Roundup: Pysz Stop Helps Newport Go

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Newport — Sophomore Kennedy Pysz helped the Newport High girls basketball team get a last-second win on Friday night. But it wasn’t with a late basket. Pysz joined a double-team on a Winnisquam shooter, stole the basketball and …

College Roundup: Early Goals Sink Big Green Men’s Hockey

Saturday, February 6, 2016

New Haven, Conn. — Three first-period goals caused the majority of the damage Friday night at Ingalls Rink as Yale defeated the Dartmouth men’s hockey team, 5-1, in a battle of ranked programs. The 11th-ranked Bulldogs (13-5-4, 7-4-3) swept the season series with the 20th-ranked Big Green (11-10-1, …

QB Manziel’s Father Fears for Life of Son

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Cleveland — With Johnny Manziel’s professional career in doubt and his personal life crumbling, his father fears for his safety. The troubled quarterback was under investigation by two police departments following allegations that he hit his former girlfriend last weekend in Texas. Manziel was dropped by his agent …

Hahn Leads, Bradley 4 Shots Back

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Scottsdale, Ariz. — James Hahn shot a bogey-free 6-under 65 in breezy conditions Friday to take the lead in the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Hahn had a 10-under 132 total on TPC Scottsdale’s Stadium Course to enter the weekend a stroke ahead of Rickie Fowler and Danny Lee. …

Commentary: Officials Deserve Some Respect

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Usually, we come to criticize referees, umpires and those who officiate the games we play. Today, we come to give them props for the thankless job they do. And, more important, to plead for their protection. Unless you’ve …

Goodell Gets Tough: Commissioner Proposes Ejections for Multiple Flags

Saturday, February 6, 2016

San Francisco — Call it the Odell Beckham Jr. Rule. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is pushing to require the ejection of any player who is flagged for two personal fouls in a game. “We should take that out …

Louisville Hands Itself Postseason Ban

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Louisville, Ky. — The president of Louisville announced a one-year postseason ban Friday for the Cardinals men’s basketball team amid ongoing investigations into a sex scandal, a decision that stunned coach Rick Pitino. President James Ramsey said at …

Ivy Basketball: Yale Tops Columbia, Takes Over First

Saturday, February 6, 2016

New Haven, Conn. — Brandon Sherrod scored 25 — and set the Division I single-season record for consecutive field goals made — to help Yale beat Columbia 86-72 Friday and take over sole possession of first place in the Ivy League standings. Justin Sears added 27 points for …

C’s Win at Horn

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Cleveland — Avery Bradley made a corner jumper at the horn to give the Boston Celtics a stunning 104-103 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night. Bradley’s shot from just in front of Boston’s bench dropped through …