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Hanover High catcher Ashley Elder looks for the call after tagging out Hartford runner Taylor Wilson during the teams’ Saturday game at Norwich’s Huntley Meadows. The visiting Hurricanes won, 6-4, despite leaving 10 runners on base. (Valley News - Tris Wykes)<p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Hartford Softball Outlasts Hanover

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Norwich — Too much softball in too little time makes for too many mistakes. Such was the discovery of the Hartford and Hanover High softball teams Saturday, when they clashed at Huntley Meadows, a contest won 6-4 by the visiting Hurricanes. The squads combined for eight physical errors, several mental blunders and left 15 runners on base. It was hardly …

Local Roundup: Thetford Baseball Leads, Trails, Wins

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Lyndon, Vt. — The Thetford Academy baseball team led until the fifth inning, when Lyndon grabbed a 6-5 lead, and the Panthers grabbed it back and this time held on, scoring two runs in the sixth and three in the seventh for a 10-7 victory. For Thetford, Matt Sonnhalter had two hits with three runs scored and an RBI, Finbar Curtin had two …

Local Roundup: Hanover Softball Inches Closer to Playoffs

Friday, May 22, 2015

Hanover — A dozen years. That’s how long it’s been since the Hanover High softball team last reached the playoffs. With Friday’s 15-3 defeat of arch-rival Lebanon, however, the Marauders’ participation in the upcoming postseason is looking more and more like a sure thing. “I think we’re in,” said fifth-year Hanover coach Mike …

Lebanon Gets a Lift From Defense in Win Over Hanover

Friday, May 22, 2015

Hanover — Longtime Lebanon High baseball coach Doug Ashey figured his Raiders could play defense. They just needed warmer weather and more practice repetitions. He couldn’t argue with the results on Friday. Lebanon turned in a handful of …

Post 22 Meeting Set

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Staff Reports Lebanon — Lebanon American Legion Post 22 will hold an organizational meeting for the upcoming New Hampshire American Legion baseball season on June 7 at 4 p.m. at Post 22’s home at 189 Mechanic Street in Lebanon. The meeting is for prospective players and their parents. …

Local Roundup: Hanover Softball Makes Playoff Push

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Norwich — “Win streak” and “state tournament” are two phrases that haven’t often been associated with Hanover High softball in the past. Coach Mike Landau is optimistic both are about to become part of the Marauders’ vocabulary. Amana …

Stevens Baseball Grounded by Hopkinton

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Claremont — It was a bad day for Stevens High baseball even before the game began. It didn’t get any better once play started. Brandon Bell, who was supposed to start at first base, suffered a concussion during …

Mount Anthony’s Comeback Deflates Woodstock

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Woodstock — Balloons attached to a chain link fence bobbed in the breeze Wednesday as part of the Woodstock High boys lacrosse’s team’s senior day festivities. By afternoon’s end, however, visiting Mount Anthony had let the air out …

‘A Good Run’: Longtime Hartford Coach Calls It a Career

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

White River Junction — After earning career win No. 300 last fall, 28-year Hartford High field hockey coach Heather Scudder was soon asked about her plans for retirement. She had none, but that changed at some point this …

Local Roundup: Hanover Baseball Wins in Extra Innings

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Hanover — Down by a run heading into the bottom of the eighth inning, the Hanover High baseball team rallied to win 8-7 in walk-off fashion over Manchester West on Tuesday afternoon. Trailing 7-6 after allowing a run …

Raptors Thrown a Curve: Off-Speed Pitching Serves South Royalton Baseball Well

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Orford — Things really worked for Dalton McDougall. For six innings against Rivendell, the sophomore pitcher for South Royalton High was in control of a nasty curveball that helped him and his hard-hitting teammates breeze to a 9-4 …

Local Roundup: Hartford Baseball Drops First of Season

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

White River Junction — Be careful for what you wish, as the Hartford High baseball team found out Monday during a 4-2 loss to Mount Anthony. The setback was the Hurricanes’ first of the season, dropping them to …

Jacks Honor 1975 Team, Bow to Rutland

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Windsor — Apparently, a loss at Hanover helped fuel Windsor’s drive to the Vermont state baseball championship in 1975. On Saturday, before Windsor’s game with visiting Rutland, the Yellowjackets’ state championship team of ’75 was honored, and there …