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Assistant captains Caroline Howell, left, and Grace Tecca hold the championship trophy during a celebration lap after the Hanover vs. Berlin-Gorham girls hockey NHIAA Division I championship at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, N.H., on March 15, 2014. Hanover won, 5-1. (Valley News - Will Parson)

The Call Of the Hall

Saturday, October 25, 2014

West Lebanon — Two of New Hampshire’s most historic and successful high school ice hockey programs are finally becoming legendary this weekend. The New Hampshire Legends of Hockey on Sunday will honor the Hanover High boys and girls hockey teams as part of its 13th annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony at Concord’s Grappone Center. Former Hanover defenseman Steve Shirreffs …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Field Hockey Reaches Semis

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Lebanon — Wet, slippery conditions during Friday’s New Hampshire Division II field hockey quarterfinal between Lebanon High and Plymouth Regional weren’t conducive with the normally speedy style of the Raiders. As she has all season, Emily Perryman adjusted. The senior dribbled across the field, shifting around defenders to deposit her 25th goal of …

Harwood Bumps Windsor Field Hockey

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Windsor — Harwood scored two late goals to knock Windsor out of the Vermont Division II field hockey tournament with a 3-1 Friday in the quarterfinals at MacLeay-Royce Field. It also brought an end to the 42nd season for Windsor Coach Sandy Clary, who said she was surprised how well her team did this season. “If someone told me that this team would …

Kearsarge Sinks Lebanon Football

Saturday, October 25, 2014

North Sutton, n.h. — The stakes were piled high last night for Kearsarge Regional High. It was the last home game of the season, rival Lebanon was in town, and staying alive in the playoff race required a win. The Cougars didn’t just rise to those challenges, they …

Rivendell Girls Stifle Winooski

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Orford — Rivendell’s defense swarmed Winooski and allowed zero shots on goal for the final hour of the game. With some help from the high-powered offense and the home-field crowd, the second-seeded Raptors (12-1-2) defeated the No. 15 Spartans (4-11), 5-0, in the first round of the Vermont …

Whitcomb Girls United in OT Victory

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Bethel — The Whitcomb High girls soccer team’s cooperative with Rochester is working out tremendously well for the Hornets. Rochester products Phoebe Parrish, Brianna Hillier and Sierra Ostrow-Remy have been providing much of Whitcomb’s scoring all season, and …

Windsor Girls End Nine-Year Drought

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Windsor — Windsor High scored two goals in the first 12 minutes of the second half, then held off a determined Hazen Union comeback for 2-1 win in a Vermont Division III girls soccer first-round game Wednesday at cool and damp MacLeay-Royce Field. It was the Yellowjackets’ first …

Local Roundup: No. 13 Hartford Pulls Off Playoff Shocker

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Manchester, Vt. — Up against a tough opponent on the road in the playoffs, it’s more about converting on scoring chances, no matter how limited they may be, than piling up shots on goal. Stephen Garcia’s game-winner in …

Boys Soccer Playoffs: Thetford Wins First-Round Game

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Thetford — Thetford Academy goalie Brandon Gray yelled across the field early in their playoff matchup against Winooski High. “I think we can settle,” he said. Senior captain and leading scorer Matthew Perry yelled back, “I think we can put more in the net.” And they did, finishing …

Boys Soccer Playoffs: Green Mountain Pulls Away From S. Royalton

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Chester, Vt. — Alex Montano, the South Royalton School’s first-year boys soccer coach, thought he had his Royals all primed for the Vermont Division III tournament. “We finished the season pretty well and were arcing for the playoffs,” Montano said. But funny things happened to the best-laid plans. …

Boys Soccer Playoffs: Hazen Burns Rivendell in Opening Round

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Orford — Because of injuries, many players on the Rivendell Academy boys soccer team were forced to play more extensively or in unfamiliar positions this season. The end result is also unfamiliar for the Raptors — a loss …

Local Roundup: Whitcomb Flies in Playoff Opener

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Bethel — It was a tale of two halves in the opening round of the Vermont Division IV boys soccer playoffs. Whitcomb survived an uneven start, then controlled play after the break to beat visiting Danville 3-1 on …

Royals Capture a Victory

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tilton, n.h. — As a rough season stretches, the opportunities for success become evident and, for some teams, the targets become reachable. The Mascoma Royals saw a chance to end a nine-match NHIAA Division III boys soccer losing streak once they saw Winnisquam waiting at the end of …