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College Sports

Local Roundup: Russell Trails at N.E. Am

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Winchester, Mass. — Evan Russell’s defense of his New England Amateur championship got off to a rough start, but not so much that the Grantham resident can’t still compete for a repeat. Russell shot a 3-over-par 74 to open the three-day, 72-hole tournament at Winchester Country Club on Tuesday. The score left him within range of making the cut following today’s second round but well behind leader John Gratton, who …

Ex-UNH Coach Faces Assault Charge

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Associated Press Durham, n.h. — Former University of New Hampshire women’s hockey coach Brian McCloskey has been charged with assault in an encounter during a game last year. The Strafford County Superior Court Clerk’s office says McCloskey, a former Dartmouth College men’s hockey player and assistant coach — is charged with putting “his body on top” of a player’s body and threatening …

Local Roundup: Area Golfers Advance at N.H. Am

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Goffstown, n.h. — Six golfers with Upper Valley connections who put themselves in position to advance to match play at the New Hampshire Golf Association amateur championship will be joined by a seventh who had a big second round on Tuesday. Matches start this morning at Stonebridge Country Club. Andy Hunnewell, of Lebanon’s Carter Country Club, carded a 2-under-par 70 — one of …

American Rugby Team Handles Celebrated English Foe

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Hanover — Score round one to the Americans. In the first of a two-game series against a vaunted Cambridge (England) University on Saturday, the U.S. Collegiate All-American rugby team withstood a second-half rally by its British counterparts and …

Virginia Advances to Title Series

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Omaha, Neb. — Robbie Coman’s two-run, bases-loaded single gave Virginia the lead, and Josh Sborz and two relievers limited Mississippi to six singles in a 4-1 victory Saturday that sent the Cavaliers to the College World Series finals. Virginia (52-14), in the CWS for the third time, will …

High-Profile Rugby Clubs Come to Dartmouth

Friday, June 20, 2014

Hanover — For a team-bonding exercise this week, members of the U.S. Collegiate All-American rugby team took to the Connecticut River for some canoe paddling. Coach Matt Sherman didn’t dare join them, and the decision to stay on land might very well have kept him from going swimming. …

College Notes: The Latest on Former Upper Valley Athletes

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Here’s a look at how Upper Valley athletes have fared in the college ranks recently: Baseball Holy Cross was 13-31 with freshman pitcher Joe Cravero (Hanover) appearing five times, including four starts. He had a 5.40 ERA and …

No Time to Rest for Windsor Grad

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The only reason Amber Heath didn’t play softball at Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vt., this spring was that the Eagles discontinued the sport. That’s about what it takes to keep the junior out of active competition. This …

NECBL On Hold; Thetford On Deck: Entrepreneur Agrees To Be Panthers’ AD

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Lebanon — Noah Crane is having an up-and-down month. Down: The Lebanon resident’s efforts to bring a New England Collegiate Baseball League team to the Upper Valley have hit another snag. Unable to raise the necessary money required to upgrade his desired home field, his pet project is …

Current River Combines Mild, Wild Side

Sunday, June 15, 2014

By Brent Frazee The Kansas City Star Eminence, Mo. — Moments after launching his johnboat on the Current River, Billy Smith took a few seconds to admire his surroundings. There are ugly places to cast a line, where you can catch fish like crazy. And there are beautiful …

D’Agostino Settles for Third in Finale

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Eugene, Ore. — It’s all over. The career of the most prolific track & field athlete in Ivy League history ended Saturday afternoon at Hayward Field. And not in the fashion many saw coming. Dartmouth senior Abbey D’Agostino …

UC Irvine Rallies Past Texas

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Omaha, Neb. — Taylor Sparks hit his nation-leading ninth triple of the season to fuel UC Irvine’s three-run eighth inning Saturday in the Anteaters’ 3-1 victory over Texas in the opening game of the College World Series. The Anteaters had been shut out for seven innings before they …

Griffith Savors Hall Induction

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Knoxville, Tenn. — Yolanda Griffith savored a crowning achievement that she’d never anticipated. “Never ever in my wildest dreams did I see my journey leading me to the doorsteps of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame,” the two-time Olympic gold medal winner said Saturday during an emotional induction …