Local sports

Vickers' career night leads BBA

WOODSTOCK — Carter Vickers hit five 3-pointers in the first half en route to a 32-point night as BBA topped Woodstock, 62-46.Twenty-two of his points came in the first half as BBA built a big lead. Jake Nicholson added nine for the …

2017 football schedule released

BENNINGTON — The 2017 Vermont football schedule was recently released by the Vermont Interscholastic Football League and all three divisions will have an eight-team playoff.That's the same for Division I, but it doubles the number of teams in …

SVC dots Academic all-conference list

BENNINGTON — Twelve fall athletes at Southern Vermont College were recognized as Academic All-Conference honorees by the New England Collegiate Conference.To receive the honor, students need to be at least a sophomore and have a GPA of at …
Patriots

Pats not overlooking Texans

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The Houston Texans face an enormous challenge against the New England Patriots on Saturday night.The Texans are 1-7 against the Patriots. They are winless in New England all time, including a shutout loss earlier this …

Pats' defense a challenge for Texans

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — As well as Tom Brady and the Patriots' offense have played this season, much of New England's success over the last month has been directly tied to a defense that enters the playoffs as one of the NFL's stingiest.The …

Pats' McDaniels, Patricia return for Houston

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Patriots assistants Josh McDaniels and Matt Patricia said they were humbled to speak with NFL teams about head coaching vacancies over the weekend, but have turned their attention to preparing for Saturday's playoff matchup …
Bruins
Schmidt, Hockey Hall of Famer, dies at 98

BOSTON — Milt Schmidt, the hockey hall of famer who led Boston to two Stanley Cup championships as the center of the "Kraut Line," served Canada in World War II and returned to the NHL to win its MVP award and two more titles as the Bruins …

Hayes scores early, Rask shuts down Kings in Bruins' 1-0 win

Boston Bruins record 2-1 win over Florida Panthers

Celtics
Celtics recover after late Knicks rally to win Christmas matchup

NEW YORK — When the Knicks tried to make a Christmas comeback, the Celtics' response was strong and Smart.Isaiah Thomas scored 27 points, Marcus Smart made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 47 seconds left after Boston blew a late lead, and the …

Community sports
Red Sox
Red Sox trade Buchholz to Phillies

BOSTON — The Red Sox kept adding starting pitchers, and Clay Buchholz kept getting bumped further down in the rotation.There was David Price last offseason and Drew Pomeranz mid-year. By the time Chris Sale was acquired from the Chicago White …

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