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Local Roundup: Dartmouth’s Whalen Wins 500th

Monday, April 21, 2014

Providence, r.i. — Bob Whalen picked up his 500th win as the head coach of the Dartmouth College baseball team on Sunday, reaching the milestone in the opening game of a doubleheader sweep of Brown at Murray Stadium. Freshman Mike Concato twirled a four-hit shutout as the Big Green won the opener, 7-0. Sophomore Joe Purritano then homered and rove in the final two runs to back a strong effort …

Dartmouth Women’s Golf Nips Hawks

Monday, April 21, 2014

Bloomfield, Conn. — Senior Sarah Knapp shot a 7-over-par 79 at Tumblebrook Country Club to lead the Dartmouth College women’s golf team to a three-stroke victory in a dual match against Hartford on Sunday. Jane Lee followed up with an 8-over 80 for Dartmouth. Savannah Grice and Tara Simmons (both 82) rounded out the scoring for the Big Green, which shot 323 as …

College Roundup: Dartmouth Softball Sweeps

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Providence, r.i. — The Dartmouth College softball team rolled to a doubleheader sweep of Brown, on Saturday afternoon to remain undefeated in Ivy League play. The Big Green took the opener, 7-1 and closed out the nightcap, 4-0. Dartmouth pitchers Kristen Rumley and Morgan McCalmon tossed a pair of complete games. Kelsey Miller, Chloe Madill and Karen Chaw belted solo home runs, with …

History, of the Most Unfortunate Sort: Dartmouth Baseball Swept at Home by Penn

Monday, April 7, 2014

Hanover — History was made inside Biondi Park at Red Rolfe Field on Sunday, but not the kind the Dartmouth College baseball team enjoyed. Spread around their dugout and the infield, the Big Green players watched the Penn …

UK’s Frosh Motto: Succeed, Proceed

Monday, April 7, 2014

Arlington, Texas — The Deal With It, America tournament tour concludes tonight for Kentucky. Three weeks of an all-freshmen team taking down more experienced squads reaches a climax at 9 p.m. when the Wildcats meet Connecticut for the NCAA championship. It’s not supposed to happen this way, winning …

Middlebury Spoils Woodstock Lax Opener

Monday, April 7, 2014

Staff Reports Middlebury, Vt. — The host Middlebury Union High School Tigers showed off the outdoor practice time they’ve had that the Wasps (0-1) haven’t in a season-opening 17-5 win on Saturday at Middlebury College. Middlebury has been outside on one of the college’s turf fields for at …

A Perfect Ending

Monday, April 7, 2014

Nashville, Tenn. — The Connecticut Huskies are back in a very familiar position, undefeated and playing for a national championship. They’ll be going for an unprecedented ninth national championship after Breanna Stewart scored 18 points and the Huskies advanced to another title game with a 75-56 win against …

A Shot Away

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Arlington, Texas — The doors to AT&T Stadium opened to reporters at 9 a.m. on Thursday and the first sounds that could be heard were Kevin Ollie’s voice, reverberating throughout the cavernous arena. From the distant concourse, UConn …

Women’s Final Four Loaded With Stars

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Nashville, Tenn. — The women’s basketball Final Four features Hall of Fame coaches, star players, fabulous freshmen and of course for the first time ever — two undefeated teams. Welcome to Music City, UConn, Notre Dame, Stanford, and Maryland. The Huskies have been on season-long quest to repeat …

Renewed Rivalry

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Minneapolis — The North Dakota-Minnesota hockey series was a significant casualty of the football-driven conference realignment that interrupted so many classic rivalries across the country. As if prearranged to mollify fans frustrated by the first regular season in 67 years without this border-state matchup, the rivalry will be …

Bringing Lacrosse to Life: Local Athletes Taking Part in Rescuing Lyndon Program

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Lyndonville, Vt. — Jeff Russell’s family members came up from South Royalton to watch their son play for the Lyndon State College lacrosse team last year. The zig-zagging of helmeted players wielding sticks and occasionally whacking each other …

Kentucky Awaits Next Wave

Sunday, April 6, 2014

A little more than a year ago, six high school seniors sat in a Chicago hotel room and talked about expectations. One by one, they spoke of a season full of victories — a season that would culminate in a national championship. A couple of them, unprompted, even …

Local Roundup: April 6, 2014

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Staff Reports Hanover — Sophomore Morgan McCalmon went 5-for-5 with six RBI and two home runs, as the Big Green continue to mow down Ivy foes with its fourth straight league sweep, defeating Penn 3-2 and 12-1 (5 innings) on Saturday afternoon at the Dartmouth Softball Park. McCalmon …