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Lady Pacers host quarterfinal tonight

HINSDALE, N.H. — The sixth-seeded Newmarket varsity girls basketball team will return to "the Stable" for a 7 p.m. quarterfinal Friday, just over a month after losing to the Pacers 50-14.No. 3 Hinsdale is riding a stingy, 2-3 zone defense that …

Twin Valley boys improve to 13-6

WHITINGHAM — In a couple of recent varsity boys basketball games, Twin Valley routed Arlington 57-33 on Wednesday and defeated Bellows Falls 51-46 (OT) on Monday.Brett Swanson went off for 25 points for the 13-6 Wildcats versus the Eagles. …

Brattleboro girls win relay

WOODSTOCK — Blue skies, warm temps and fast snow created a festive atmosphere for the final Marble Valley League Nordic ski race of this season. Monday's 4x2.5k freestyle relay solidified both Brattleboro girls and boys teams as MVL …

Rutland girls nip Colonels

RUTLAND — Alyssa Sabotka hit a clutch 3 late and the Rutland varsity girls basketball team edged Brattleboro, 39-38, on Tuesday."We picked up our defensive intensity in the third and it wasn't until the last minute that Rutland finally scored …

Colonel boys outscore rivals

BENNINGTON — If the Mount Anthony boys basketball team is poised to make a postseason run, they will have to get out of the blocks quicker.That slow start doomed MAU on Tuesday night, as they didn't score in the first six-and-a-half minutes, …
National Sports

NBA trade talks fizzle

MIAMI — Paul George stayed put. So did Jimmy Butler, Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose.And as the trade deadline passed Thursday, the NBA landscape seemed remarkably unchanged. In all, seven deadline-day trades were put together by the 3 p.m. …

Hamlin, Elliott win Daytona 500 qualifiers

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Denny Hamlin didn't need a Toyota teammate to grab another win at Daytona International Speedway.Hamlin charged past Dale Earnhardt Jr. with one lap remaining Thursday night to deny Earnhardt a victory in a 150-mile …

Perrantes hoping to break out of slump

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.— Virginia scoring leader London Perrantes is frustrated and searching for answers.The team's lone scholarship senior is in the midst of the worst shooting slump of his college career, and his offensive woes are the major …

Moreland has huge cleats to fill

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Mitch Moreland knows he's likely the only new player in Boston's lineup since David Ortiz retired at the end of last season.He's just not listening to those who say he needs to replace Big Papi's lofty production."I try not …

All-Star game lacked defense

NEW ORLEANS — It was the fourth quarter of the All-Star Game, and a few fans started yelling loudly enough for DeAndre Jordan to hear them from his spot on the Western Conference bench.Their cry: "De-fense! De-fense!"Jordan's shout back: "No, …
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