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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 …

High-Scoring Contests Becoming the Norm

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The pitchers’ duels that once dominated college softball are less common with teams across the country scoring runs and hitting homers at unprecedented levels. As the Women’s College World Series gets ready to start Thursday in Oklahoma City, …

Pioneers Take Title

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Philadelphia — When Bill Tierney left Princeton for the University of Denver, he knew and understood he would face some criticism. Tierney won six titles in men’s lacrosse with the Tigers, but he left to build something with …

College Roundup: Ex-Dartmouth Player Drafted by CFL Team

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Winnipeg, Manitoba — The Winnipeg Blue Bombers added to last week’s Canadian Football League draft haul on Wednesday, selecting former Dartmouth defensive back-linebacker Garrett Waggoner in the CFL supplemental draft. The 6-foot-1, 225-pound Waggoner was one of two players available in Wednesday’s draft, the other being defensive back …

On a Winning Cycle: Norwich Resident Adds College Title to Resume

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

West Lebanon — The road to cycling success may seem an uphill climb, but Brendan Rhim has been riding lately as if cruising a downhill slope. Two weekends ago, the 19-year-old Hanover High School graduate helped his Furman …

Two and Through: Big Hit Evades Dartmouth Again, Season Ends

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Tallahassee, Fla. — The Dartmouth College softball team’s 2015 season came to an end on Saturday, as the Big Green dropped a 3-1 contest to the South Carolina Gamecocks in an elimination game at the NCAA’s Tallahassee regional. …

Seminoles Get Best of Big Green in NCAA Opener

Friday, May 15, 2015

Tallahassee, Fla. — The Dartmouth College softball team opened its second consecutive year of NCAA Tournament play on Friday, traveling south to take on the nation’s ninth-seeded Florida State Seminoles, the hosts of the Tallahassee Regional. In an …

Hanover Lacrosse Has Reason to Party Despite Loss

Friday, May 15, 2015

Hanover — In the wake of the Hanover High boys lacrosse team’s 12-5 loss to Pinkerton on Friday, the Marauders gathered on the sideline and celebrated the joint birthday of 37-year old coach Ryan Gardner and his 5-year …

Dartmouth Softball Ready for NCAA Re-do

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Hanover — The skies unleashed a deluge early in the Dartmouth College softball team’s practice Tuesday, soaking the NCAA tournament-bound squad as it prepared for Friday’s NCAA regional playoff game at No. 10 Florida State. The Big Green …

Local Roundup: Big Green Draws FSU for NCAA Tourney

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Indianapolis — The Dartmouth College softball team take on ninth-seeded Florida State on Friday in the opening round of the NCAA tournament, it was announced Sunday night. South Carolina and Central Florida will join Dartmouth in the double-elimination pod. Dartmouth swept Penn in the Ivy League Championship Series …

Chart-Toppers: Lions Use Big Bats to Stop Big Green Again

Sunday, May 10, 2015

New York — With a strong breeze blowing northward toward the Harlem River, with one game left in one team’s season and a long trip to the NCAA tournament awaiting the other, the Dartmouth and Columbia baseball teams …