High School Sports

Hartford's Brooke Hurd catches a foul ball for an out against Otter Valley at Hartford High School in White River Junction, Vt. Friday, May 1, 2015. Hartford won 2 - 1.  (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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Are Olympians Rebuilding, or Reloading?

Sunday, May 3, 2015

With winter finally in the rearview mirror, area high school softball teams are at long last hitting the diamond. Some teams are gearing up for a potential championship run, while others are dealing with a common malady — a low number of athletes playing softball due to increased participation in other spring sports. Longtime Oxbow coach Robin Wozny oversees an …

High School Roundup: Marauders Earn Crucial Win

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Portsmouth, n.h. — Senior JJ Daniell netted the game-winner with 9 minutes, 30 seconds remaining and the Hanover High girls lacrosse team played outstanding defensively throughout a 7-6 road win over Portsmouth on Saturday. The result avenges last week’s 12-8 home loss to the Clippers and improves the Marauders to 6-2, a half-game …

New Lacrosse Coach Gives Wasps Some Sting

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Woodstock — Twenty-nine goals, five ties, five lead changes, 50 minutes of regulation, six minutes of overtime — it added up to a sunny afternoon of suspense. Woodstock and Mount Anthony’s girls lacrosse nail-biter supplied just about everything, including — finally — a winner. Woodstock junior midfielder Lauren Kaija had seen some close …

Local Roundup: Late Home Run Lifts Hurricanes

Saturday, May 2, 2015

White River Junction — Brooke Hurd slugged a two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning to lift the Hartford softball team to a 2-1 win over defending Vermont Division II state champion Otter Valley on …

High School Baseball: Lakers Look to Assemble Another Champion

Friday, May 1, 2015

The 2014 Upper Valley high school baseball season finished as it has three of the past four years, with Sunapee High hoisting an NHIAA Division IV state championship plaque. Where 2015 will end is anyone’s guess. Since last …

Local Roundup: Whitcomb Senior Hits for Cycle

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Orford — Prior to this season, Tulie McCrory had never been one of the Whitcomb High softball team’s top players. Now a senior, McCrory is finally making the rounds — especially on the base paths. McCrory went 4-for-4 …

Canes Let It Rip(ken): Hartford High Reaping Benefits of Stellar Youth Program

Thursday, April 30, 2015

White River Junction — Now that he’s done coaching youth baseball, Chris Hamilton can sit behind the backstop at a Hartford High School game and do what he does best — coach … under his breath. Of the …

Personal Glory: Phys Ed Classes Go Beyond Team Sports

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Lebanon — Across the Upper Valley, traditional team sports models within public high school physical education curriculums are being replaced by fitness and personal-growth initiatives. At Lebanon High, longtime PE teacher Tim Kehoe teaches personal fitness courses that …

Local Roundup: Plymouth Surges Past Lebanon

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Lebanon — The Lebanon High baseball team surrendered six unearned runs during the fourth inning Wednesday, tumbling to a 7-3 loss against Plymouth. Raiders coach Doug Ashey didn’t attempt to spin the result. “We didn’t hit the ball …

Local Roundup: Big Green Tennis Earns NCAA Berth

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Hanover — There’s a first time for everything, and the Dartmouth College women’s tennis team will enjoy its big first the weekend after next. The Big Green received the program’s first invitation to the NCAA Division I tournament …

A Young Man’s Game: Underclassmen Look to Keep South Royalton in Contention

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

South Royalton — With five sophomores and a freshman in its starting lineup, the perennially strong South Royalton School baseball team is in a period of transition. As Tuesday’s 3-0 win over Thetford Academy showed, that doesn’t necessarily …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Lacrosse Nixes John Stark

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Hanover — To turn fortunes around following its first loss of the season, the Hanover High girls lacrosse team knew it would need to cut down on turnovers. The Marauders did just that against John Stark on Monday, …

High School Track Preview: Athletes on a Race for More Titles

Sunday, April 26, 2015

In her 20th season coaching the Hartford High track and field program, Heather Scudder finally feels as though she has the numbers to compete for team accolades. The Hurricanes have 37 athletes this season, about double the typical …