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Colby-Sawyer first baseman Justin Devoid, a 2013 Hartford High graduate, watches a pitch Sunday during the Chargers’ nonconference game at Norwich. Devoid is having a strong sophomore season but his team is x-xx with its final two games scheduled for today in New London.
Valley News — Tris Wykes

In Need of a Charge: Colby-Sawyer Baseball Finds Wins Elusive

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Colby-Sawyer College baseball players Matt McIntosh and Justin Devoid were loosening up with a game of catch Sunday alongside the first-base line at Norwich University as their team piled up several runs en route to sweeping a nonconference doubleheader. “Where has this been for the last 26 games?” joked McIntosh. Devoid, a first baseman and a former Hartford High standout, …

Local Roundup: Softball ILCS Set, Less So for Baseball

Monday, April 27, 2015

Hanover — The Dartmouth College softball team’s dates in the Ivy League Championship Series are all set. Big Green baseball knows when it will play, but not who quite yet. Having clinched the Ivies’ North Division title on Saturday, Dartmouth softball wrapped up its regular season with a doubleheader split against Harvard on …

College Roundup: Big Green Baseball Extends Win Streak

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Hanover — Freshmen stole the show in the first game on the Dartmouth College baseball team’s Senior Day, but the seniors grabbed the spotlight in the nightcap as the Big Green swept an Ivy League doubleheader from the visiting Harvard Crimson at Red Rolfe Field at Biondi Park on Saturday afternoon. Dartmouth (18-19, 14-4 Ivy) won the first game, 8-1, then rallied for …

Irish, Huskies Set for Championship

Monday, April 6, 2015

Tampa, Fla. — Notre Dame keeps finding ways to win. One more victory and the Irish will be national champions again. A young team that lost three starters from last year’s squad is back in the NCAA title …

UNO’s Blais Returns to Familiar Place With Different School

Monday, April 6, 2015

Omaha, Neb. — Back in the NCAA Frozen Four with a different school, Dean Blais has recaptured the sense of contentment he couldn’t find outside college hockey. Blais had won two national championships and was coming off his fifth 30-win season in 10 years when he gave into …

Terrapins Hope to Derail Huskies’ Mighty Dynasty

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Tampa, Fla. — Brenda Frese and her Maryland Terrapins aren’t just happy to be back in the Final Four for a second straight season. They plan on sticking around through the weekend and play on Tuesday night for …

Local Roundup: Big Green Baseball Settles for Split

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Hanover — After Brian McAfee twirled a two-hit shutout for a 1-0 Cornell win in the opening game of an Ivy League doubleheader at Red Rolfe Field at Biondi Park, the Dartmouth College baseball team got the bats going in the nightcap to salvage a split with an …

Big Green Lacrosse Earns First Win

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Hanover —There have been seasons when the Dartmouth College women’s lacrosse team’s defeat of Cornell produced applause, high-fives and a lot of smiling. The 2015 campaign, however, has not been typical. No, when the Big Green outlasted the …

Duke Back in Final

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Indianapolis — The latest Duke team to reach the national championship game got there behind a couple of freshmen and some of the trademark defense coach Mike Krzyzewski’s teams have long been known for. Justise Winslow scored 19 …

Wisconsin Ends Kentucky’s Perfect Dream

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Indianapolis — Nobody ever said they were perfect. Now, the Kentucky Wildcats aren’t undefeated, either. The hard-nosed Wisconsin Badgers did what nobody else could Saturday night — knocking off the Wildcats 71-64 behind 20 points and 11 rebounds from Frank Kaminsky and a clutch comeback down the stretch. …

Dartmouth Drops Ivy Opener

Saturday, April 4, 2015

New York — The No. 30 Dartmouth women’s tennis team opened Ivy League play with a 6-1 loss to No. 65 Columbia on Friday afternoon. This is the second time in less than two months that the teams have met. Dartmouth claimed the ECAC Indoor Championship title with …

Top Coach, Player Honored

Friday, April 3, 2015

Indianapolis — John Calipari has been dealing with detractors for years. They call him the embodiment of everything that’s wrong in the one-and-done world of college basketball. He’s a crook who landed two programs on probation, a snake-oil …

Time to Power Up: This Final Four Boasts Serious Star Wattage

Friday, April 3, 2015

Indianapolis — Indiana may be more Heartland than Hollywood, but on Saturday celebrity-level glamour will descend on the Hoosier State. The 2015 Final Four could light up the Las Vegas Strip with its star power. National Player of …