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A Plan for Success: First-Year Dartmouth Coach Used to Building Winners

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Hanover — There’s a sizable difference between coaching in the Big Ten and guiding the Big Green, but first-year Dartmouth College women’s soccer coach Ron Rainey appears to have little doubt he’s landed in the right spot. The 45-year-old’s April hiring seemed out of character, however, for athletic director Harry Sheehy, who has regularly brought in young, female coaches to …

Local Roundup: Sharon Girls Soccer Blanks Rivendell

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Sharon — Gretta Stack is getting good at this restart thing for the Sharon Academy girls soccer team. The junior midfielder served up second-half assists …

Lebanon Jumps Into the Fishing Derby

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Lebanon — Lebanon High is getting on board with the NHIAA bass fishing tournament. Raiders senior Jack Whitaker and freshman Joe Kibbie will set out …

Local Roundup: Mascoma Football Dashes to First Win

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Claremont — Mascoma senior running back Andrew Cashe ran for three touchdowns, including a zigzagging, 32-yard run to pay dirt in the final minute as the Royals won at Stevens on Friday night, 18-15. Cashe finished with 24 …

A Journey Curtained by Fog

Sunday, September 28, 2014

By Marty Basch Special to the Valley News They are craggy backwoods cliffs of granite towering hundreds of feet above the pine-needled grounds. To reach them, we scrambled steeply through a hodgepodge of crumbled boulders and trees swept …

Brokaw Talks Guns and Dogs

Sunday, September 28, 2014

By Dennis Anderson Star Tribune Tom Brokaw opened the back door of his pickup and invited Red, his yellow Labrador retriever, to jump in. This was on a recent day on Brokaw’s ranch, which lies nestled among undulating bunchgrass about a mile above sea level in central Montana, …

Futbol Fan Adjusts to Football

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Mark Waller has a passion for football. Tottenham Hotspur is his team. As for that other kind of football, he’s trying to work up a similar fervor for the American game around the world as the NFL’s executive vice president of international. Waller is back in his native …

Time for Receivers to Catch Some Glory

Sunday, September 28, 2014

New York — Yes, the NFL is a quarterback-driven league, and that’s pretty much the way the league wants it. In the past 20 years, quarterbacks have won The Associated Press Most Valuable Player award 14½ times — …

College Roundup: Dartmouth Men Extend Unbeaten Streak to Four

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Hanover — Goals by Nick Rooney and Robin Alnas aided the Dartmouth College men’s soccer team over Fordham, 2-0, in front of a near-capacity crowd at Burnham Field on Saturday afternoon. Dartmouth (3-2-1) are on a four-game unbeaten …

Ivy/New England Football: Yale Pulls Stunner on Army, 49-43

Sunday, September 28, 2014

New Haven, Conn. — Tyler Varga ran for five touchdowns including from 3-yards out in overtime to give Yale a 49-43 upset of Army in the renewal of a rivalry that dates back 121 years. Varga ran 28 times for 185 yards for the Bulldogs (2-0). His fourth …

In Brief: Four Dead in Softball Team’s Bus Crash

Sunday, September 28, 2014

A tractor-trailer veered across the median of a major interstate highway in Oklahoma late Friday and crashed into the side of a Texas women’s college softball team bus, killing four players and injuring a dozen other people. The …

High School Roundup: Hartford Girls Light Up the Scoreboard

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Wilder — The Hartford High girls soccer team finally began to see some of their offensive effort translate into production on Saturday. Heather Illingworth had a goal and an assist and freshman Emily Royce had two assists as …

Bradley, Lefty Sit

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Gleneagles, Scotland — The tee shots were in play, and Phil Mickelson strode down the first fairway in the Ryder Cup like he has done so many times before. He was in full uniform. He wore golf shoes. And he inserted earphones to listen to the radio coverage …