High School Sports

RenŽe Brandon of Sunapee was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia Dec. 6 while preparing for knee surgery after a successful volleyball season. Brandon, a three season athlete also playing basketball and running track, hopes to be back on the court in the fall. Brandon stands for a portrait with her father Bruce Brandon and mother Maureen Brandon at home in Sunapee Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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Recovering and Inspiring: Sunapee’s Brandon Progressing in Fight To Beat Leukemia

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Sunapee — At 15, Renee Brandon was loving life. She was a high honors student as a sophomore at Sunapee High School, playing three sports and enjoying the lifestyle of the lakes and mountains that the Lake Sunapee region provides. Then, during the fall volleyball season, she started complaining about her knee. She had some blood drawn, and it showed …

Local Roundup: Stevens Grabs Unified Hoop Victory

Monday, January 26, 2015

Claremont — Tyler Erickson had 24 points to lead the Stevens High unified basketball team over Hanover on Monday night, 38-32, at Carr Gymnasium. Walter Mosenthal had 16 points for Hanover (0-4), which also received eight from Brandon Gile and four from Kate Enneper. The Marauders host Hopkinton, to which Hanover lost by …

Win Eludes Windsor Girls Basketball

Monday, January 26, 2015

Windsor — The Windsor High girls basketball team has let possible victories slide away when it was unable to close out the opposition late in games on several occasions this season. It happened again Monday night as Springfield won the stretch battle for a 50-46 Marble Valley League win at Windsor High. “We’ve got to find a way to finish,” said Windsor coach …

Promise Kept, for a Friend: Former Mascoma, UVM Star Young Tries Coaching at Late Mentor’s Request

Monday, January 26, 2015

Lebanon — Ed Kehoe played matchmaker, right up to the end. In his younger brother Tim, Kehoe had someone who taught basketball the same way he did. In the most successful player he ever coached, Tonya Young, Kehoe …

Local Roundup: Pogue Sixth at NHCS Nordic Race

Monday, January 26, 2015

Whitefield, n.h. — There are certain allowances that have to be made when gathering hundreds of cross country skiers in one location, such as what happened on Saturday at the first of two New Hampshire Coaches Series high school races of the winter. For one, Lebanon coach Les …

Panthers Shine at Norwich U.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Northfield, Vt. — Up against the best competition in the state — no matter the division — the Thetford boys indoor track team finished second out of 20 teams in a meet at Norwich University. The Vermont D-II …

Local Roundup: Newport Girls Handle Kearsarge

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Newport — Never behind, but never comfortable. The Newport girls basketball team jumped in front of visiting Kearsarge early on Friday night and never trailed in a 47-39 victory over the Cougars. The Tigers were led by a …

Sharon Boys Earn A ‘Statement Win’

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Sharon — One miss led to an exhortation, a second to a plea. A third left Sharon Academy boys basketball coach Blake Fabrikant noshing on his tie. By the 19th miss, Fabrikant knew — his Phoenix wasn’t going to beat Rivendell on Friday night with its free-throw shooting. …

Local Roundup: Twinfield Nips South Royalton

Thursday, January 22, 2015

South Royalton — The South Royalton School girls basketball team lost more than a game when leading scorer Jacqueline Fulcher went down with a first-quarter ankle injury in Twinfield’s 34-31 win over Thursday night. Rachel Moore scored 11 …

Local Roundup: Woodstock Skiers Earn Sweep

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Peru, Vt. — Six-hundredths of a second was all that separated the Woodstock boys alpine skiing team from second place. Ian Clarke helped the Wasps emerge on the right side of the razor’s edge, taking first place in …

Hurricanes Use Defense to Shut Down Cosmos

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — Less than three weeks into the season, Hartford High boys basketball coach Steve Landon knew that if his youthful Hurricanes were going to have any success, they would have to make defense a priority. “When you play defense, you don’t have to score as many …

Windsor Rides 3-Point Barrage to Victory Over Newport

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Windsor — A starting lineup featuring three juniors and a freshman would ordinarily mean Windsor High boys basketball coach Harry Ladue has a lot to which he can look forward in the future … if it weren’t for …

Local Roundup: Hartford Girls Enter Win Column

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

White River Junction — There were grins and high-fives all around for the members of the Hartford High girls basketball team Tuesday night. The Hurricanes’ 33-26 victory over visiting Rutland (6-7) was their first of the season. “Basically, …