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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 with a 6-2 win in the first round of the Vermont Division III playoffs. With home-field advantage, the seventh-seeded Panthers (9-6) overwhelmed …

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. Green Mountain Union didn’t care what South Royalton’s plans were as the Chieftains laid a …

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 in the first round of the Vermont Division III playoffs. Speedy Hazen sophomore Jacob Gilcris …

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 …

Hanover Girls Soccer’s Defense Not About to Rest

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Hanover — The Hanover High girls soccer team entered the season facing uncertainty on defense. Now the only uncertainty is coming from the opposition. A first-half own goal Saturday was enough for the Marauders in a 1-0 homecoming …

Local Roundup: Stevens Girls Soccer Rides Late Belaire Goal to Win

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Staff Reports Claremont — Katelyn Belaire scored the game’s only goal with 7:02 to play as the Stevens High girls soccer team nipped Fall Mountain, 1-0, at Monadnock Park in the rivals’ annual Charity Cup match. Pia Schuster provided the assist on Belaire’s tally, her team-best 14th goal …

High School Roundup: Hanover Hands Timberlane First Loss

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Hanover — Ian Caldwell volleyed in an Avery Kravitz corner kick with two minutes remaining in the first overtime Friday and the Hanover High boys soccer team pinned a 1-0 loss on Timberlane, which entered undefeated and top-ranked …

Kings of Sting: Windsor Football Tops Woodstock

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Woodstock — The Windsor Yellowjackets used last week’s bye to recharge their batteries and burn a few calculator batteries. Confident in knowing what they needed to secure home field in next week’s Vermont Division III football playoffs, the …

Kennett Rules Lebanon in Battle of Playoff Contenders

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Lebanon — Enthused for senior night, Lebanon High’s student section roared loudly from behind the north end zone during the Raiders’ regular season home finale against Kennett on Friday night. Unfortunately for Lebanon, Kennett’s performance on the field was the most resonating statement. Both physically and on the …

Newport Football Rolls Past Stevens

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Claremont — When a team wins a championship in Major League Baseball, it’s tradition for the fans to just linger and enjoy the moment long after the game is over. Newport’s 34-0 win over Stevens on Friday night at Barnes Park was not a very big game on …

Local Roundup: Oxbow Girls Roll in Season Finale

Friday, October 17, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Wren Smith scored two goals as the Oxbow Union High girls soccer team ended its regular season with a 4-0 shutout of Winooski on Thursday. Amanda Wheeler had a goal and an assist for the …

By Don’s Early Light: Shrine Game Survives, but Questions Remain

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Lebanon — Game on! The 2015 Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl football game got the OK Tuesday night at the Shrine Board of Governor s meeting in Lebanon. The game is set for Aug. 1 and will be played at Castleton State College’s Spartan Stadium, with the game time …