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High School Sports

High School Notes: New Woodstock Athletic Director Settles In

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Woodstock — Jeff Thomas used to joke about it with Hartford High Athletic Director Joe James: It just didn’t seem to make sense that Justin Wardwell drove from Bridgewater to his job as Hartford Middle School AD, while Mike Jabour was going in the opposite direction for similar duties at Woodstock Middle School. But then fate took over, knocking down a bunch of dominoes to make Wardwell’s commute significantly shorter. …

New Oxbow Coach Looks to Spread the Fun

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — While waiting for coach Sean Murphy, delayed by road construction traffic, to arrive for the start of practice Tuesday afternoon, members of the Oxbow Union High football team conversed with friends inside Mona Garone Gym, listened to music or got in a few extra reps in the weight room. When …

Back in Orange and Black: Christensen Rejoins Newport Field Hockey

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Newport — Steve Christensen went to a couple of field hockey games in 2003. He’s been hooked ever since. He’s coached track and field as well as softball. But field hockey is a sports to which he’s become addicted, and it’s brought him back to the Newport High program after several years away. …

Going Green: Hanover’s Soccer Trip to Ireland Becomes an Education

Monday, August 18, 2014

On the first day, Rob Grabill nearly freaked out. In normal circumstances, the drive from Shannon Airport in Ireland’s County Clare to the west coast city of Galway takes a little over an hour. When Grabill, Hanover High’s …

Coming Soon: Autumn

Friday, August 15, 2014

Feel a little chill in the air this week? Don’t look now, but autumn and the high school sports season are right around the corner. Top: Woodstock High’s Cody Chase, right, successfully breaks up a pass intended for …

Lebanon High Athletes Go on Roundball Road Trip

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Lebanon — K.J. Matte and Austin Whaley will head back to Lebanon High School in a few weeks. Perhaps a teacher will assign them a what-I-did-for-summer essay. And both could use four words to sum up their collective …

Football Team Fronts Newport Hall

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Newport — Bob Underhill coached the Newport High football team on three different occasions, leaving each time for what he thought was a better opportunity. His accumulated experience, including some with a particularly special team, will land Underhill a permanent place this fall. He and seven others will …

Windsor Football Hopes to Continue Turnaround

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Windsor — From 2007-11, the Windsor High football team reached the Vermont Division III finals five straight times under coach under Jim Taft, winning the 2009 championship with a 19-8 win over Springfield in the pouring rain in …

Back on the Gridiron

Monday, August 11, 2014

Above: Hartford High football players run conditioning drills during the Hurricanes’ first day of practice at Hartford High School in White River Junction on Monday. Left: Sophomore Hunter Judd, left, and senior Tarun Manthena both reach for the …

Lebanon’s Central Supply Edges Touchline for Soccer Title

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Henniker, n.h. — A Hanover vs. Lebanon high school soccer game by any other name is still highly competitive, as proven Saturday during the squads’ meeting in the New Hampshire Soccer Conference’s Division IV title contest. Hanover, competing …

Windsor Mulls Adding Lacrosse Teams

Friday, August 8, 2014

Windsor — Bob Hingston knows a little about starting up a new sports program. In 1967 he was a junior at Fall Mountain Regional High School when football was introduced as a varsity sport. Hingston recalls many of the players on that first team did not even know …

Ed Kehoe, ‘An Amazing Coach,’ Dies

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Longtime Upper Valley basketball coach Ed Kehoe, recently honored with inclusion into the NHIAA coaches Hall of Fame, died at home with his family early Wednesday morning after a year-long bout with cancer. Kehoe was 50. Known around …

By Don’s Early Light: Time to Put Shrine Game in 21st Century

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

When it comes to the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl football game, the more things change, the more they stay the same. I’m here to tell you, things gotta change. After yet another New Hampshire blowout victory, the event …