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Hartford High’s Connor Brooks (19) competes against a Colchester defender during the Hurricane’s Vermont Division I boys soccer semifinal against the Lakers on Oct. 29, 2013. Brooks was recently honored as the state’s top male scholar-athlete by the Vermont State Athletic Directors Association.
Valley News file — Greg Fennell

H.S. Notebook: Hartford’s Brooks Is Vermont’s Top Scholar-Athlete

Thursday, November 20, 2014

White River Junction — Given his own work rarely intersects with Connor Brooks’ academic pursuits, Hartford High boys soccer coach Kevin Guilbault still finds himself impressed with what he hears about his senior striker. Others have been left with that notion as well. Brooks recently received a dual honor from the Vermont State Athletic Directors Association. The VSADA named him …

Carol Schoenig

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Norwich, Vt. — Carol Schoenig, 65, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at home surrounded by family. A memorial service will be celebrated Saturday, Dec. 6 at 2 p.m. at the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon, N.H. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition of the Valley News. …

Veteran Coach Warnken Still Going Strong

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Newport — Bill Warnken has been coaching basketball for 37 consecutive years. He has coached high school boys and girls, collegiate boys and girls and is so enamored by the sport that for two years he traveled 176 miles a day just to coach. “It keeps the rust off,” said the 66-year-old Warnken, …

Pinkerton Eliminates Hanover Boys in PKs

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Exeter, n.h. — Nervous about his team’s chances entering penalty kicks at the end of Wednesday’s NHIAA Division II semifinal against Hanover, longtime Pinkerton Academy boys soccer coach Kerry Boles used a simple philosophy to find peace of …

Buxton Leading Ainsworth

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Windsor-Orange 1 Incumbent State Rep. Sarah Buxton, D-Tunbridge, appeared to have fended off former seat-holder David Ainsworth, a Royalton Republican, as the clock ticked toward midnight. According to figures released by the Secretary of State, Buxton took Tunbridge, …

Life Here: How Can a Person Be So Frail, So Hardy?

Monday, November 3, 2014

Back when I moved to Norwich, in 1986, my brother lived in town as well, and sometimes I would see him in his beat-up blue Toyota truck, which he had rolled and then pounded back into shape, so that it had a warped, wavery appearance, like something viewed …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Kick Oyster River Out

Monday, November 3, 2014

Hanover — Calm in the eye of a postseason storm, Hanover goalkeeper Ashley Levesque followed eight saves in regular play with two more in a penalty-kick tiebreaker as the Marauders advanced past Oyster River in an NHIAA Division II girls soccer quarterfinal at Merriman-Branch Field on a blustery …

Independent Vies for Norwich-Area Seat

Friday, October 31, 2014

Norwich — Though the race for the two Vermont House seats covering Norwich, Sharon, Strafford and Thetford has quieted down since a four-way Democratic primary in August, state Rep. Jim Masland, D-Thetford, and independent opponent John Freitag had …

Hanover Girls in Cruise Control in Playoff Opener

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hanover — A member of the crowd said, “the goals have been superlative.” He could only have been talking about Hanover’s goals, as it blanked Kennett, 7-0, in the first round of the New Hampshire Division II playoffs on Thursday. They were superlative from the get-go, as midfielder …

William (Bill) Ambrose McGrath

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Park City, Utah — William Ambrose McGrath, familiarly known as “Bill,” gracefully accepted the fate that awaits all of us, dying peacefully at his home in Park City surrounded by his loving family and close relatives on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. In what can only be described as …

Hanover Finds the Net in First-Round Win

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Hanover — If scoring was an issue for the Hanover High boys soccer team entering the defense of its NHIAA Division I championship this season, it appears to be no longer. The third-seeded Marauders swarmed 14th-ranked Manchester Memorial for two early goals, dominated possession and left soggy, foggy …

Second Police Chief Choice Rejects Thetford

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Thetford — The Selectboard and members of the police chief search committee Monday night revealed that the town had formally offered the position of police chief to two candidates, and both of them turned it down, at least in part, because of the compensation package. “A lot of …

A Path for Every Student

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Hanover — Kelsey Smith already was serving in student government at Hanover High School. Playing the saxophone. Distance-running for the girls cross-country and track-and-field teams. Agonizing over which Advanced Placement courses to take, and from which teachers to …