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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 …

Fun in the Sun: Big Green Rolls in Home Opener

Friday, April 3, 2015

Hanover — The sun and warm weather finally arrived Friday, bathing the Dartmouth College campus in 65-degree temperatures and prompting some undergraduates to stroll about in T-shirts and shorts. A group of students played beer pong in the …

Panthers Top Chargers

Friday, April 3, 2015

New London — The Colby-Sawyer women’s lacrosse team lost a non-conference tilt to Plymouth State, 16-4, on Thursday. Amy MacDonald had five goals and four assists for the Panthers (5-3). Caitlyn Whearty scored a pair of goals for the Chargers (3-4), who visit Thomas on Saturday. …

Dartmouth Elevates Women’s Rugby to Varsity Status

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Hanover — The opportunity to bring women’s rugby aboard as Dartmouth College’s 35th varsity sport happened in somewhat sudden fashion, athletic director Harry Sheehy said this week. The possibility of elevating the club sport to the varsity level …

NCAA Copes With Dispute

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Indianapolis — NCAA President Mark Emmert made it clear the association wouldn’t tolerate discrimination and was willing to take its business out of Indiana if the state’s religious objections law wasn’t fixed to his satisfaction. Whether he and the NCAA’s leaders can take that stand in other states …

Coach K Adapts to ‘1-and-Done’ World

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Durham, n.c. — There was a time when Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski led Final Four teams built around players who stayed for years to grow into tournament-tested veterans. No longer, not in today’s one-and-done world in which top players rarely stick around long. The Blue Devils enter this week’s …

Kentucky’s 5-9 Guard Stands Tall

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Lexington, Ky. — Being Kentucky’s smallest player on the floor hasn’t prevented 5-foot-9 point guard Tyler Ulis from repeatedly coming up big for the Wildcats. He’ll likely need to do it again this weekend. Next up for Ulis …

Law May Cause Future Sports Events in Indiana to Move

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Indianapolis — As pressure builds for repeal or revision of Indiana’s new religious objection law, the NCAA faces a decision about whether to call for next year’s women’s Final Four to find a new venue. NCAA President Mark Emmert has indicated the Indianapolis-headquartered organization would consider relocating all …

Big Ten a Big Deal in Final Four

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Milwaukee — After Michigan State clinched a spot in the Final Four over the weekend, Wisconsin’s Sam Dekker wrote a short but pointed note on Twitter that packed as much of a punch as one of his slam …

FSU’s Winston Shows Off for NFL Bigwigs

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Tallahassee, Fla. — Jameis Winston dodged brooms and blocking pads. He threw over outstretched arms and tennis rackets. He completed passes from the pocket and on the run. Even when it was time for a brief break during …

Wildcats Giving Bookmakers Indigestion

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Nick Bogdanovich could use some antacid. Bogdanovich, the director of trading at sports book operator William Hill U.S., in July posted 50-1 odds the University of Kentucky would have a perfect season. As the Wildcats reached the men’s college basketball Final Four — sneaking by Notre Dame 68-66 …