High School Sports

Jacks Bring the Sting

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Poultney, Vt. — Fifty-four is a big number when it comes to a football score. It screams offense with a capital “O.” But just as impressive in Windsor High’s 54-0 season-opening victory over Poultney on Saturday was the defense. The Poultney backs slammed into the middle repeatedly and the Yellowjackets met this steady diet of the run with hard tackling. They clogged the middle and gave the Blue Devils little …

Local Roundup: Hartford Girls Soccer Upsets Mill River

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Brandon, Vt. — Hartford girls soccer coach Jeff Acker has noted it was a particularly strong preseason for the Hurricanes. It carried over to the regular season Saturday as the Canes knocked off two-time Marble Valley League-B champion Mill River, 1-0, on the road. Senior Rachel Seaver’s goal early in the second half …

Oxbow Overpowers Overmatched Winooski in Opener

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — On paper, the Oxbow Union High football team booked only one scrimmage this season. In reality, Saturday’s 48-6 demolition of shorthanded Winooski during the teams’ campaign opener served much the same purpose. The Olympians used their starters for the first half and part of the second. Running time was invoked …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Boys Shut Out Merrimack Valley

Friday, August 28, 2015

Lebanon — Four different goal-scorers led the Lebanon boys soccer team to a 5-0 victory to open the 2015 season against visiting Merrimack Valley on Friday afternoon. The Raiders (1-0) stormed to a 3-0 lead at halftime as …

Canes Run Over Colonels

Friday, August 28, 2015

Brattleboro, Vt. — Jacob Perkins ran for 230 yards and six touchdowns in 21 carries and the Hurricanes defeated Brattleboro, 41-21, in the teams’ season opener. Hartford trailed, 7-0, before scoring 41 consecutive points and giving its backers …

Woodstock Football Lights the Night in Opener

Friday, August 28, 2015

Woodstock — Two times Woodstock Union High football public address announcer Jeff Thomas called for help with the lights at James T. McLaughlin Field. Two times athletic director Justin Wardwell responded. The artificial illumination finally took hold as …

NHIAA Aims to Be Tech-Savvy

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Concord — At the start of each workday, NHIAA Executive Director Jeff Collins and assistant Dave Rozumek say they spend 30-45 minutes brainstorming ways to make the organization’s website, nhiaa.org, more informative and user-friendly. Some time during the 2015-16 school year, it hopes to reveal the best version …

Ready to Coach

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Macoma High soccer coach Ryan Limero gives instruction on corner kicks to his team during practice in West Canaan on Thursday before today’s season opener against Hillsboro-Deering. Limero, a third-grade teacher at Enfield Village School, is coaching his …

Local Roundup: Hanover Golfers Rule in Opener

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Hanover — The Hanover High golf team opened its season in spectacular fashion, as all eight Marauders shot a 41 or lower in a sweep of Windham, St. Thomas and Hollis-Brookline at Hanover Country Club’s par-35 back nine. …

Local Roundup: Medal Eludes Cox at World Juniors

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Singapore — Hartland’s Hannah Cox narrowly missed out on a medal on the first day of the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships on Monday, finishing fourth as a member of the United States 4x200 freestyle relay team. The …

Maximizing Maxfield

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Hartford High boys soccer team practices at the Maxfield Sports Complex in White River Junction on Tuesday. This is the first year that the team has access to the new facility. The Hurricanes begin their season next …

Canes Desire Better in Coach’s Second Year

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

White River Junction — The driveway and parking lots at Hartford High School feature cracked pavement, gaping potholes and fading paint. The battered surfaces could serve as a metaphor for the Hurricanes’ 2014 football season, when a 3-6 …

High Shgool Notes: VPA Tells Schools to Monitor Heat Levels

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

What was once a suggestion for avoiding heat-related health issues is now a requirement with the Vermont high school sports season on the horizon. Where the Vermont Principals Association recommended its schools keep an eye on the effects of heat on athletes, the governing body for high school …