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David Desaulniers, of Etna, N.H., is the new president of the University of New Hampshire men's rowing team. Desaulniers, a senior finance major, was a coxswain at Hanover High School and is coxing for the Upper Valley Rowing Foundation this summer. (Valley News - Sarah Shaw) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

The Best Seat on the Water: Etna’s Desaulniers Set to Power UNH Men’s Crew Team

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Hanover — When David Desaulniers needs to get things going, he will come up with some crazy stuff. “The legs feed the wolf, gentlemen!” he once bellowed in the heat of a race. There were no wolves out there on the water, just eight pairs of legs driving the University of New Hampshire crew team’s first varsity boat. And they …

Wisconsin’s Ryan Retiring After 2015-16 Campaign

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Bo Ryan has been the fire-breathing face of Wisconsin basketball for 14 seasons, pushing the Badgers to never-before-seen heights. After 14 NCAA tournament appearances, seven Sweet 16s, four Big Ten titles, two Final Fours and a berth in last year’s national championship game, the hard-charging 67-year-old has only one more season left in him. Ryan surprised the college basketball world Monday when he …

Virginia Wins First CWS Title

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Omaha, Neb. — Pavin Smith homered and drove in three runs and Brandon Waddell turned in another strong College World Series pitching performance, leading Virginia over Vanderbilt 4-2 on Wednesday night for the school’s first baseball national championship. The Cavaliers (44-24) prevailed in the CWS finals rematch against the defending champion Commodores and brought the Atlantic Coast Conference its first title in baseball …

Longtime Rivals Make History at CWS

Friday, June 12, 2015

Omaha, Neb. — Miami and Florida have met 241 times on the baseball diamond, but never at the College World Series. That changes Saturday night when the powerful programs from the Sunshine State square off at TD Ameritrade Park. The Hurricanes (49-15) are back in Omaha for the …

Some Tidbits About the College World Series Contenders

Friday, June 12, 2015

Omaha, Neb. — The College World Series field is full of pedigree. A record-tying four of the teams are from the powerful Southeastern Conference, and each of the eight has made it to Omaha at least three times in the last decade. As for individual talent, well, there’s …

Local Roundup: Dartmouth Names Rugby Coach

Friday, June 12, 2015

Hanover — Katie Dowty was named the new head coach for the Dartmouth College women’s rugby team, Dartmouth Director of Athletics and Recreation Harry Sheehy announced Wednesday. The women’s rugby program will be elevated to Division I status as the Big Green’s 35th varsity sport for the 2015-16 …

Warriors Hold Off Cavs in OT

Friday, June 5, 2015

Oakland, Calif. — Stephen Curry had 26 points and eight assists, and the Golden State Warriors held off LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers for a thrilling 108-100 overtime victory in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night. In the finals for the first time in …

Gators Win Again

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Oklahoma City — Florida won its second straight softball national championship behind Lauren Haeger’s complete game in a 4-1 victory over Michigan on Wednesday night. Haeger allowed five hits and struck out five. She reached base on all four of her plate appearances, earning most outstanding player honors. …

A Horse’s Best Friend: Canaan’s Ferneau Has Learned a Lot, and Applies It

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Etna — Nathalie Ferneau’s education in horses began long ago, when she found that they don’t always stay where people put them. The lesson unfolded in children’s storybook fashion with the wayward horse who lived next door. The …

Game Grows With Exposure

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Oklahoma City — Carol Hutchins remembers what coaching college softball was like when she began her run at Michigan three decades ago. She recalls facilities that weren’t much different than those at high schools, limited media coverage and …

Miami Crunches Columbia to Win Regional

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Coral Gables, Fla. — Willie Abreu drove in five runs, including a massive three-run homer to right field, and Miami routed Columbia 21-3 to win the Coral Gables NCAA regional Monday night. The top-seeded Hurricanes (47-15) advanced to …

Columbia Forces Winner-Take-All Finale

Monday, June 1, 2015

Coral Gables, Fla. — Bryce Barr pitched five shutout innings and third-seeded Columbia beat Miami 3-0 on Sunday night to set up a rematch for the Coral Gables Regional championship tonight. Miami, the No. 5 national seed, was …

‘Win for Gwynn’ Driving SDSU Into Nationals

Friday, May 29, 2015

San Diego — The San Diego State Aztecs are never far from reminders of their late coach, whether it’s the bobblehead in the dugout or the images of the Hall of Famer on the outfield wall at Tony Gwynn Stadium. Nearly a year after Gwynn died of cancer, …