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Ariel Clachar signs the acceptance letter for her full scholarship to the University of Maine, Orono, for track and field. The university also awarded her a merit scholarship for her academic achievement and invited her to be part of the high honors college. She will be studying mechanical engineering in the fall. Pictured: back row: (l-r) Coach Dan O’Rourke, Athletic Director Matt Skidds, Coach David Zink-Mailloux, Coach Tim Cox, Coach Brent Tkaczyk. front row: Ariel’s grandmother, Hilary Feldstein; mother Sarah Clachar; Ariel Clachar; father Cassius Clachar; brother Orion Clachar.

Coe-Brown’s Clachar accepts full scholarship to compete in track and field at University of Maine

Thursday, November 20, 2014

NORTHWOOD – When it comes to track and field, Ariel Clachar thrives in the pressure and pandemonium of major meets. Like at last year’s New England championships when she recorded the winning long jump on her third and final attempt after tripping on the first jump, fouling on the second and running back-and-forth between the long jump pit and the …

Bass leads Celtics past winless Sixers, 101-90

Thursday, November 20, 2014

PHILADELPHIA – Brandon Bass and the Boston Celtics didn’t take the winless 76ers lightly. Bass scored 23 points, Jared Sullinger added 22 and Boston sent Philadelphia to its 11th straight loss to start the season with a 101-90 victory last night. “We know Philadelphia’s desperate for a win, and we knew they were …

Brady likely to have increased role against Lions

Thursday, November 20, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady didn’t have to throw much or especially well for the New England Patriots to get their sixth straight win. He figures to play a bigger role when they go for their seventh. One week after they relied on the running game – 37 carries for 201 yards and …

DeSmith off UNH hockey roster; former Wildcat van Riemsdyk out 3-4 weeks

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Casey DeSmith’s status with the University of New Hampshire hockey team has taken another turn – and likely a final one. According to a statement released Monday by the university, DeSmith, who had been suspended from the team indefinitely, is no longer enrolled at the school. The statement …

High school soccer All-State teams

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Twin State Lions Cup soccer games will have a distinctly local feel next summer, with eight girls and four boys from the area competing for New Hampshire when it takes on its counterparts from Vermont. Pembroke’s Kristin Kezar and Molly Hamilton, Bow’s Lilly Naimie and Lauren Scarpetti, …

Division III high school golf All-State

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Three area high school golfers earned First Team All-State status in Division III, in a vote by the D-III coaches. Doug Champagne and Tyler Cole, from D-III champion Bow, and Kearsarge’s Andrew Arnold earned First Team honors. Division III All-State Player of the Year Pat McGinley, Derryfield First …

Top tight ends use size to pile up receptions

Thursday, November 20, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Rob Gronkowski makes a twisting, leaping, one-handed catch. The super-sized tight end swats away would-be tacklers. He celebrates touchdowns with a powerful spike that, somehow, doesn’t knock the air out of the ball. “Imagine trying …

Massive snow storm has Bills – and fans – scrambling to get field ready

Thursday, November 20, 2014

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Buffalo Bills are looking for anyone with a snow shovel and plenty of spare time. With 4 feet of snow having fallen at Ralph Wilson Stadium over the past two days, the Bills are …

Redskins Coach Gruden backs off on criticism of Griffin III

Thursday, November 20, 2014

ASHBURN, Va. – Jay Gruden said he shouldn’t have been so brutally candid about Robert Griffin III’s play. The Washington Redskins coach also took the blame for allowing the Washington Redskins to become “too much about one guy.” …

Back in the fold, Gordon feels ready to help Browns’ playoff push

Thursday, November 20, 2014

BEREA, Ohio – Josh Gordon can’t do anything to change his past. He knows there are doubters who believe it’s just a matter of time before he slips up again. Gordon is looking forward. Straight ahead. “The only …

Earnhardt wants more success in ’15 with new chief

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Dale Earnhardt Jr. imagined his Nationwide Series trophy was a chalice, tipped it back and acted like he was taking a big swig of champagne or beer – the beverages of choice for NASCAR winners and champions. Earnhardt …

Collins, NBA’s first openly gay player, to retire

Thursday, November 20, 2014

NEW YORK – Jason Collins, the first openly gay player in one of the four major North American professional leagues, announced his retirement yesterday after 13 years in the NBA. “It’s time and I’m very much looking forward …

Red Sox claim Juan Francisco off waivers from Jays

Thursday, November 20, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Red Sox claimed infielder Juan Francisco off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays yesterday. Francisco played 106 games for the Blue Jays last season, batting .220 with 16 home runs and 43 RBI. He has played both first and third base in a major …