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Local Roundup: Woodsville’s Bemis Scores 1,000th Point

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Wells River, Vt. — Waste not, want not. Efficiency was the name of the game for the Woodsville High boys basketball team in a 70-41 victory over visiting Blue Mountain on Monday night as the Engineers steamrolled to a big early lead and senior Jaret Bemis crossed the career 1,000-point barrier. Bemis, averaging 18.1 points per game this season, needed 14 points coming in to reach the plateau. Woodsville led 23-8 after the first quarter as Bemis racked up 13 quick points. The Engineers’ defense then forced a turnover early in the second that Bemis converted into an easy layup for points 1,000 and 1,001. …

A Happy Return for Former Oxbow Player

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Bradford, Vt. — Playing in her former team’s home gym Thursday night was a strange experience for Thetford Academy junior Dahlia Klarich. Yet thanks to those around her on the Panthers’ girls basketball team, transitioning from Oxbow Union High to Thetford has been anything but awkward. Now the Panthers’ starting point guard, Klarich …

Local Roundup: Locals Split CVC Cross Country Ski Titles

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Strafford — The Lebanon High boys and Hanover High girls came home with Connecticut Valley Conference cross country skiing championships on Tuesday without the benefit of celebrating an individual victory. Instead, the Raiders and Marauders did a good job of packing their best skiers high up on the finish list to record their …

Norwich to End District Merger Talks

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Norwich — School officials in Norwich are likely to withdraw from talks of a merger with the Strafford, Sharon and Thetford educational districts under Act 46, the Vermont school consolidation law. Norwich School Board Chairman Neil Odell made the announcement during Thursday night’s board meeting, saying state officials …

Best ‘Fut’ Forward: Soccer Spinoff Off and Running in Thetford

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Thetford — When the weather turns cold, soccer players in the Upper Valley have the opportunity to get fut-loose. For the second straight winter, Thetford Elementary School is hosting weekly co-ed pickup games of futsal — a tighter, …

Local Roundup: Hanover Dives to Wins in 1st Home Meet

Monday, January 18, 2016

Hanover — The three members of Hanover High School’s nascent diving team recorded two wins and a runner-up finish on Sunday at the Dartmouth College pool in the program’s first home meet. Freshman Kai Renshaw defeated two rivals …

Thetford OKs Treatment Center

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Thetford — The Development Review Board unanimously granted a conditional use permit on Tuesday for Confluence Behavioral Health to open a wilderness therapy program for young men at the former Gove Hill Retreat. Operating as Confluence, brothers Patrick and William Brown hope to see the 125 acres off …

Olympians Sweep Raptors: Oxbow Handles Rebuilding Rivendell

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Orford — Rivendell’s Dametres Perry expected at least a few text messages from his Oxbow football teammates after Tuesday’s boys basketball game at Rivendell Academy. Given the result, chances are good none of them were encouraging. Perry, a …

TA Girls Basketball Pulls Out the Stops

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Thetford — The collection of state championship banners in the Thetford Academy gymnasium includes three for drama. There was little of that characteristic, however, during Monday night’s girls basketball game between the host Panthers and visiting Rivendell, which …

Local Roundup: Dartmouth Women, Men Take Relays

Monday, January 11, 2016

Hanover — Some things never change, at least from the perspective of the Dartmouth College track and field teams. Scoring more than half of their points from eight events, the Big Green women won their sixth consecutive Dartmouth Relays title and their 10th since 2003 at Leverone Field …

A Big Event Gets Bigger: Dartmouth Relays Grow, Change With the Times

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Hanover — Barry Harwick is going to be exhausted on Monday. He already knows it. Harwick, Dartmouth’s track and field coach, spent most of his time Saturday running from one thing to another, a notebook in his hand …

A Pair of Valley Cadets: Lebanon, TA Grads Reunite at Norwich

Friday, January 8, 2016

Northfield, Vt. — Prior to this winter, it had been eight years since Shyann Josler and Vanessa Fleury were teammates on an AAU outfit called the Lebanon Voltage. Now reunited on the Norwich University women’s basketball team, it’s …

High School Roundup: Senior Sharpshooter Leads Sunapee Boys

Friday, January 8, 2016

Hinsdale, n.h. — Thirty points from Matt Tenney, including 20 in the second half alone, sparked the Sunapee High boys basketball team to a 58-48 victory at Hinsdale on Friday night. The Lakers spread the floor all night …