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Dartmouth Names New Soccer Coach

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hanover — Ron Rainey was named Dartmouth College’s new women’s soccer coach, Director of Athletics and Recreation Harry Sheehy announced Tuesday. Rainey spent the last eight seasons at the helm of the women’s soccer team at the University of Iowa. This past fall he guided the Hawkeyes to their third straight season of double-digit victories and claimed an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, the first invitation ever for Iowa …

Local Roundup: Dartmouth Softball 12-0 in Ivies

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Hanover — Sophomore Morgan McCalmon drove home four runs on Sunday, as the Dartmouth College softball team completed a four-game sweep over Yale, with a come-from-behind win in the second game of Sunday’s twinbill. Dartmouth (23-13, 12-0 Ivy) scored all five runs in the third inning of game one for a 5-1 win and then scored three times in the fifth to take …

49ers Linebacker Arrested

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Los Angeles — San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport after authorities said he became belligerent during a security screening and threatened that he had a bomb. The 24-year-old player was randomly selected for a secondary screening at Terminal 1 and became uncooperative with the process, airport police Sgt. Karla Ortiz said. She said he told …

Big Green Shows Some Grit, Takes Three of Four

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Hanover — The Dartmouth College baseball team passed a substantial gut check Sunday, displaying the necessary intestinal fortitude to tighten the Ivy League’s Rolfe Division race. After sweeping visiting Yale in a Saturday doubleheader, the Big Green fell, …

Dartmouth Softball Sweeps Yale, Is Undefeated in Ivies

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Hanover — The Dartmouth College softball team is halfway home in the Ivy League race and hasn’t lost yet. The latest steps came Saturday during a doubleheader sweep of Yale and courtesy of junior Kristen Rumley and freshman …

Big Green Earns Needed Sweep of Bulldogs

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Hanover — Entering the day three games back in the Rolfe Division standings, the Dartmouth College baseball team needed to make a move against Yale on Saturday to stay relevant in the race. With two strong starting performances …

NCAA Title Is Union-Made

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Philadelphia — Union College won its first NCAA hockey title Saturday night, scoring three times in a 1:54 span in the first period in a 7-4 victory over Minnesota on Saturday night. Mike Vecchione tied it at 2 …

A Big Impression: Dartmouth’s Bloom Has Left His Mark

Friday, April 11, 2014

Hanover For years, if not decades, Dartmouth College men’s lacrosse players have earned a reputation as the athletic department’s loose cannons. Nearly 20 are members of one of the school’s most macho and demonstrative fraternities, and they’ve had …

Dutchmen Carry ECAC Banner to Finals

Friday, April 11, 2014

Philadelphia — Daniel Ciampini and tiny Union College are thriving on college hockey’s biggest stage. Ciampini broke a third-period tie with the second of his three goals to help Union beat Boston College 5-4 in the NCAA hockey …

Ailing Girl Who Inspired Michigan State Dies

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Detroit — When Michigan State was fighting to stay afloat despite a succession of injuries to key players, Lacey Holsworth was there. When the team rebounded to win the Big Ten tournament, the 8-year-old from St. Johns, Mich., …

UMass Guard Gordon Comes Out as Gay

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Associated Press UMass guard Derrick Gordon hopes his decision to become the first openly gay player in Division I men’s basketball will inspire others. “There are a lot of kids out there in my situation, probably far …

Dartmouth Pitchers Put Clamps on BC

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Boston — Junior Chris England baffled the Boston College hitters for six innings, allowing one run, and two Dartmouth College baseball team relievers closed out a 2-1 victory over the host Eagles at Pellagrini Diamond at Shea Field. Dartmouth sophomore Joe Purritano provided the only Big Green runs …

Huskies Again Star in the Underdog Role

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Arlington, Texas — The Connecticut Huskies lost their coach, their teammates, their chance to play at the NCAA tournament for a year. They were castoffs, unwanted mutts without a home, told they had no chance. Well, look who’s woofing now. Playing with a chip-on-their-shoulder mentality and poise down …