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High School Sports

Hartford's Nate Lemieux keeps Springfield's Dakota Bushey away from the ball during the game in Quechee, Vt., on August 30, 2014. Hartford won 5-0. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

Hartford Rolls in Opener

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Quechee — A senior veteran and several newcomers — including the head coach — combined to lift the Hartford High boys soccer team to a 5-0 blanking of Springfield in the Hurricanes’ season opener on Saturday. Senior Connor Brooks had three goals and an assist, while senior Justin Royce and freshman Kyle Prior earned their first varsity goals. Prior also …

Windsor Football Drops Opener

Sunday, August 31, 2014

North Clarendon, Vt. — Quarterback Mike Morgan was sensational in his debut running the Mill River offense and he piloted a second half surge by the Minutemen to overcome Windsor 27-20 in the season opener for both teams on Saturday. Morgan rushed for three touchdowns, threw for another and intercepted a pass, playing every down for the Minutemen. Morgan got the Minutemen on …

Local Roundup: Canes Coach a Winner in Debut

Friday, August 29, 2014

White River Junction — The Hartford High football team rumbled its way to a 28-20 win in Friday night’s season opener against Mount Anthony. Running backs Tarun Manthena (110 yards, touchdown), Jacob Perkins (105 yards, touchdown) and John Bielecki (100 yards, touchdown) all reached the century mark and found the end zone as …

Hanover Soccer Opens With Last-Minute Win

Friday, August 29, 2014

Hanover — After losing more than three-fourths of its total scoring production from last year’s undefeated state championship squad, one of the biggest questions facing the Hanover High boys soccer team this season is where its goals are …

Revamped Backfield Leads Woodstock in Opener

Friday, August 29, 2014

Woodstock — It’s inevitable that someone will stop what is now a 32-game winning streak for the Woodstock Union High football team. But only if someone catches the Wasps first. Unveiling a new backfield that makes up with …

N.H. Football Title Games Get New Home

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Concord — First-year NHIAA Executive Director Jeff Collins will have three big reasons to return to Cowell Stadium this fall. The former University of New Hampshire nose guard and defensive tackle will be back at his alma mater on Nov. 22, overseeing the state’s first “championship day” — …

One Week to Go

Thursday, August 28, 2014

While Vermont’s high school football season starts tonight, gridiron-hungry fans in New Hampshire will have to hold on for another week. Above: Lebanon High’s Cam Broughton carries the ball on a sweep at Mascoma on Wednesday during the …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Golfers Earn Sweep

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Lebanon — The Lebanon High golf team opened its season with a sweep of John Stark, Coe Brown and Bishop Brady at par-36 Carter Country Club. The Raiders’ T.J. Barber shot a 38 to earn the medal, beating …

Frowns Upside Down: Marauders Brimming With Optimism

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Hanover — The photograph that accompanied a Sept. 19, 2013 story in the Valley News about Hanover High football pretty much encapsulated the Marauders’ 1-8 season. The image showed longtime coach Mike Ivanoski with hands on hips, staring …

Sunapee Girls Soccer Looks to Defend Title

Friday, August 22, 2014

Sunapee — Taylor O’Mara, Kyle Hershey, Taylor Usko, Courtney Dunnells and Sammy Rosignoll are all seniors on a Sunapee High soccer team that won a New Hampshire Division IV state championship in 2013. That victory came against Woodsville, …

VPA Set to Add Ultimate Frisbee for 2015

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Montpelier — Ultimate Frisbee in Vermont is getting the ultimate reception: official recognition from the state’s governing body for high school athletics. The field sport that uses the trademarked disc for a ball and employs elements of football, soccer and basketball in its play will be an exhibition …

VPA Makes Revisions

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Montpelier — Students playing a specific high school sport may also play that sport for a club team during the season, but only if the high school team has the priority, Vermont Principals Association associate executive director Bob Johnson said on Thursday. The revision to the VPA’s non-school …

Counting Down the Days

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Above: Lebanon High girls soccer players, from left, Sierra Rogers, Georgia Houde, Emma Forman and Erika Moffitt run sprints at the end of their practice on Monday. Left: Lebanon High’s Bennett Newlove, right, dribbles away from James Heatherton …