High School Sports

Hanover's Matti Hartman moves down the ice with Lebanon's Emma Forman behind her during their game on Dec. 23, 2014, in West Lebanon. N.H.
Valley News - Jennifer Hauck

High School Notes: Marauders Pack Trophy Case

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Hanover — Given the level of dominance the Hanover High girls hockey program enjoys in New Hampshire, this was bound to happen eventually. The Marauders claimed the two top postseason awards handed out by the New Hampshire High School Hockey Coaches Association last week. Northeastern-bound forward Matti Hartman drew the league’s player of the year honor, and John Dodds left …

EOD, Eventually: Oxbow’s French Wants Future in Bomb Disposal

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Maddie French has mapped out a career path, and she hasn’t even graduated from high school yet. She knows what she wants to be and what she wants to do. French wants to be a U.S. Marine, and she wants to disarm explosives. A few days after graduation from Oxbow …

The Original, and Best

Sunday, March 29, 2015

As one of the original high school girls hockey programs in New Hampshire, Hanover High has always thrived on its tradition. With every passing season comes a new chapter of excellence, including this winter’s 19-2-1 team that won the program’s sixth consecutive state championship. The achievement is nothing new for the Marauders, who …

Lakers Run the Table

Friday, March 27, 2015

Coach Tim LaTorra kept his Sunapee High girls basketball team focused on playing the game and not being worried about the outcome. The result was a lot of favorable outcomes as the Lakers went 24-0 overall and won …

Local Roundup: Unearned Runs Help Dartmouth Softball Split With Terps

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Staff Reports College Park, Md. — A pair of unearned runs in the top of the sixth inning broke a 5-5 tie and propelled the Dartmouth College softball team to an 8-5 win over Maryland on Wednesday and a split of their nonleague doubleheader. The Terrapins (20-13) dominated …

Indoor, Infield

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Above: Lebanon High School senior Jada Goodrich, 17, right, catches a throw from fellow senior Emily Courtemanche, 18, left, during softball practice at Lang Metcalf Gymnasium on Wednesday. Left: Sophomore Kayla Boisvert, 16, sends the ball back toward …

Longtime Assistant Takes Helm of Windsor High Baseball Program

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Windsor — Talk about a no-brainer. When Windsor High needed a replacement for its longtime baseball coach, it didn’t have to look long or far — if at all. Because right there sat the longtime assistant, Jamie Richardson. …

The Perfect Ending

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Connor Fegard, Nehemiah Wood and the rest of the seniors on the Woodstock Union High School boys basketball team couldn’t have come up with a more perfect scenario to cap their final winter on the hardwood. Taking the …

Pitching In: Thetford Students Construct Dugout for Baseball Team

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Thetford — Spring is here, but don’t look out the window for it. Take a walk down the hall to the timber framing class at Thetford Academy, where the warming season’s first signs are not the sweet telltale …

Clipper System Stops Lebanon

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Durham, n.h. — Lebanon burned a lot of fuel early, but just didn’t have enough to make it to the New Hampshire Division II basketball finals. The fourth-seeded Raiders had a quick start against No. 1 Portsmouth, building …

Golden Griffins Shine Over Big Green in CIT

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Buffalo, n.y. — Twenty-point comebacks in basketball games usually arrive with the frequency of unicorn sightings. Or Golden Griffins, for that matter. It was the latter mythical beast — or rather tall gentlemen bearing the eagle-lion hybrid as …

Cheer Championship Passes From Sunapee to Newport Through Act of Sportsmanship

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Newport — Picture this. You win a state championship, your program’s first in seven years. You jump for joy. You settle down, pose for a portrait. Fifteen minutes later, you begin to suspect that something isn’t right. The …

H.S. Notebook: Capital League Names TA’s Pomeroy Player of Year

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A visit to Saturday’s VBCA Senior All-Star Games put Eric Ward in a wistful mood. As Thetford Academy senior Michaela Pomeroy ran around the Windsor High School floor in her Division III-IV girls basketball finale, Ward thought about …