High School Sports

Lebanon's Nicholas Haidari fights to keep the puck away from Somersworth's Ryan Bailey during the game at Campion Rink in West Lebanon, N.H., on Sunday, March 1, 2015. Lebanon won 5-2. (Valley News - Sarah Shaw) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Local Roundup: Raiders Roll Into Playoffs on 8-0-1 Run

Monday, March 2, 2015

West Lebanon — Take your pick of which is the most impressive: ∎ Going unbeaten in the last nine games of the season? ∎ Having to play five games in eight days — and winning all of them? ∎ Not losing a single contest away from home all winter? ∎ Having all six seniors play key roles in the last …

Home Cooking, One Last Time

Monday, March 2, 2015

Above: Lebanon High School boys hockey jerseys hang from the south-end glass as the Raiders’ Cal Garland and Somersworth/Coe-Brown’s Dylan Andrews compete for the puck during Lebanon’s Senior Night game at Campion Rink on Sunday. The game — a makeup of a postponed contest that was played on the last NHIAA-mandated day for …

High Schools: Sharon Boys Sink Cabot

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Sharon — The Sharon Academy boys basketball team came out pressing and running, soared to a 27-7 first-quarter lead and glided to a 78-32 win over Cabot in the quarterfinals of Vermont’s Division IV tournament on Saturday night. Sharon, seeded third, plays Twinfield in the next round in Barre on Wednesday night. “We had a heck of a first quarter,” said Sharon coach …

Great Balls Of Fire: Area Bowlers Shine at Vt. Meet

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — It was a pretty good day for Wyatt Connor in the Vermont high school individual bowling tournament Saturday. The Hartford junior fought his way from the field of 32 into the round of four, nabbing …

Repeat Bid Ends: Rockets Fly High to Deny Top-Seeded Thetford

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Barre, Vt. — Vermont basketball followers, meet the rock ’em, shock ’em Rockets. Located on the Canadian border in remote Franklin County, not many outside the Richford High girls basketball team’s own Mountain Division were privy to their …

Wrecking Crew: KUA Star Evokes Memories of Famous Dad

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Meriden — You swore that was Danny Ainge flying around the court at Kimball Union Academy the other day. The blond kid? Directing traffic, spinning, dishing, scoring? Going full-throttle through that forest of bigger guys with a full …

Lakers Stun Top-Seeded Jacks

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Windsor — Stifled by a fourth-quarter man-to-man defense, the top-seeded Windsor High boys basketball team lost in a Vermont Division III quarterfinal game to Lake Region Friday night, 54-48. Leading 42-38 after three quarters, Windsor got just one field goal in the final eight minutes as the eighth-seeded …

High School Roundup: No. 1 Woodstock Is Barre-Bound

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Woodstock — Make that a perfect 21-for-21. Playing for the first time in a week, the Woodstock Union High boys basketball team showed no hint of rust in beating visiting Mill River 76-57 on Friday night in the …

Ghosts Junior Scares Up a Grand

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Randolph — Levi West will never forget the shot. It was Feb. 13 at Oxbow Union High, four minutes into the second quarter. A jumper from around the free-throw line. “I just dribbled away from the pressure and …

Local Roundup: Woodstock Skiers Win District Titles

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Mendon, Vt. — The Woodstock Union High alpine ski team rode a series of top-10 individual finishes to sweep the Vermont Southern District meet on Thursday at Pico Mountain. The Wasp boys edged longtime nemesis Burr and Burton by one point and the girls won by four over …

Thetford Girls Return to D-III Final

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Barre, Vt. — Quicker, feistier and much more accurate than Enosburg, the top-ranked Thetford Academy girls basketball team rolled to a 53-34 win over the Hornets in Thursday night’s VPA Division III semifinal at Barre Auditorium. In a …

Silent Treatment: Whitcomb-Rochester Quieted at the Aud

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Barre, Vt. — Dennis Wood knew he’d be OK once he knew he could yell. If only he’d had much to yell about. MacKenzie Hickey and Abby McKearin silenced second-ranked Whitcomb-Rochester’s top two scorers and combined to produce …

Local Roundup: Hanover Hockey Clinches Playoff Berth

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Exeter, n.h. — Down for the count as the calendar turned from January to February, the suddenly surging Hanover High boys hockey team is emerging as the team no one wants to play. The Marauders’ eighth straight victory, …