High School Sports

Bench Boss

Friday, November 28, 2014

First-year Woodsville girls basketball coach Russ Wilcox prefers to keep himself occupied. When it comes to his favorite game, he’ll get his wish and then some next month. Wilcox — who departed the Rivendell Academy girls hoops program after eight years in 2013 in part to become a Vermont high school official — will either coach or referee a total of 22 games in December. The former Raptors and Chelsea …

Tepid Response Toward Vt. Realignment

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

White River Junction — If all the moons could align, the Vermont Interscholastic Football League would like to see the state’s 33 football-playing schools divided into three 11-team divisions. At the VIFL fall meeting Monday at Hartford High School, a realignment committee headed by Spaulding’s Charlie Burnett offered that balanced proposal, which will …

Court Time

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Noah Wood, 16, of Newport, warms up before Newport High School’s varsity boys basketball tryouts at Wheeler Gym on Monday, the first day of workouts for several New Hampshire sports. Wood and the Tigers — with new coach Ed Tenney taking over for Steve Lavolpicelo — are hoping to improve on a 16-6 …

Fore for Two

Sunday, November 23, 2014

New Hampshire high school golf teams have the advantage of an entire summer to get their games tuned up for the fall season. Then it’s a one-month dash for a championship. Out of four NHIAA Divisions, Hanover and …

Injuries, Miscues Doom Newport Bid for State Crown

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Durham, n.h. — The Newport High football team did virtually everything it wanted against anyone not named Campbell this season. Unfortunately for the Tigers, it was another dose of heartache against the Cougars on Saturday in the NHIAA …

Newport, Campbell Already Familiar Foes

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Newport — Last Saturday, when Newport was beating Gilford to advance to today’s NHIAA Division III football championship game, the scores of Campbell’s semifinal visit to Bow were gradually relayed to the Maryn Field crowd over the public-address …

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 …

All-state and All-league Athletes

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Upper Valley fall high school athletes making all-state or all-league teams, as provided to the Valley News: Boys Soccer All-Marble Valley League A Division Hartford: Connor Brooks (first team). B Division Woodstock: Tom Avellino (coach of the year); Connor Fegard, Connor McCarthy, Alex Crompton, Cole Dalton (first team); …

Local Roundup: Ivy Soccer Coach of the Year Honors for Dartmouth’s Riley

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Staff Reports Princeton, n.j. — The Ivy League on Wednesday rewarded the Dartmouth College men’s soccer program for its return to the top of the league standings by naming Chad Riley its coach of the year and placing three members of the Big Green on the all-Ivy first …

Local Roundup: Shrine Game Confirms Castleton State Date

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Staff Reports Castleton, Vt. — As expected, the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl’s board of governors has confirmed the 2015 edition of the all-star high school football contest between Vermont and New Hampshire for Aug. 1 at Castleton State College’s Spartan Stadium. The 62nd edition of the game will …

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 …

A New Cook in the Kitchen

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Hartford High girls basketball coach Chris Cook, top, puts the Hurricanes through a dribbling drill during the first day of state-sanctioned workouts on Monday. A former boys hoop coach at Rivendell Academy, Cook is Hartford’s fourth coach in …

Marauders Back on Top

Sunday, November 16, 2014

The first decade of the new millennium belonged to the Hanover girls soccer team: five titles in the first eight years. However, since 2008, the title waterfall was shut down — boasting only a runner-up visit to the …