High School Sports

Friday, September 4, 2015

NEWPORT Coach: Larry McElreavy (2). Last Year: 9-2, lost to Campbell in Division III championship game, 20-6. League: New Hampshire Division III North. Returnees: Senior — Steve Nix (WR/DB), C.J. Lawrence (FB/LB), Noah Wade (RB/DB), Christian Lawrence (OL/DL), Branten McFadden (OL/DL), Tyler Maheu (LS/DB), Cody Gibbs (WR/OLB), Hunter Ellingwood (OL/DL). Juniors — John Hogan (TE/LB), Tyler Hall (OL/DL), Dylan McNamara (QB/DB), Mike Tremblay (LB), Tyler Sharron (RB/LB), Riley Clayton (OL/DL), …

A Hot Topic: VPA’s Heat Policy Takes Toll on Fall Sports

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Hartford High School Athletic Director Joe James noticed the late summer sun shining down on his school’s soccer field Wednesday afternoon, not long before a scheduled Hartford-Woodstock girls match . By all accounts, it was perfect weather for soccer and even better weather to just be outside — the epitome of summer joy …

Local Roundup: Mid Vermont Soccer Soars to First Win

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Quechee — If the Mid Vermont Christian boys soccer team had any trepidation about first-ever varsity contest, Eagles freshman John Sike certainly wasn’t showing it. Sike netted five goals for Mid Vermont, which rolled against visiting Chelsea, 5-2. The Eagles (1-0) joined VPA Division IV this season. “It’s great,” Mid Vermont coach Zach …

Bounce-Back Time: Lebanon Football Looks to Regain Lost Momentum

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Lebanon — Early excitement and late disappointment marked the Lebanon High football team’s 2014 season. The resurgent Raiders and their fans hope that this year’s jubilation will extend into November. “We peaked about week three last year and …

Local Roundup: Sharon Girls Win Season Opener

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Sharon — The Sharon Academy girls soccer team won its season opener in commanding fashion with a 6-0 win over Randolph on Wednesday afternoon. Due to new Vermont Principals Association regulations, the teams were forced to play four …

Eagles Taking Flight: Mid Vermont Joins Vermont’s Varsity Boys Soccer Ranks

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Quechee — An emotion in between nervousness and excitement ran through the mind of eighth-grader Sam Twarog when he lined up for a penalty kick in the second half of his team’s preseason scrimmage against Trinity Christian on …

Local Roundup: Hanover, Concord Boys Soccer Deadlock

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Concord — Hanover’s Griffin Johnson was inches away from ending the game in double overtime, but the crossbar answered his header in the box in what proved to be the best last chance of the Marauders’ 2-2 double-overtime boys soccer draw with Concord on Tuesday. Hanover senior captain …

Marauders Living Up to Their Golfing Reputation

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Hanover — Last fall, the Hanover High golf team secured its third NHIAA Division II championship in four years thanks in large part to superior depth. Despite several graduation losses, the Marauders could be even deeper this year. …

Local Roundup: Stevens Golf Sweeps First Match of Season

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Claremont — Stevens golfers recorded three of the top six scores to lead the Cardinals to a win in their season-opening high school golf match at par-34 Claremont Country Club on Tuesday. Cody Schoolcraft won the individual medal with an 8-over-par 42 and Ian MacDonald added an 11-over …

Local Roundup: Stevens Girls Soccer Earns First Victory

Monday, August 31, 2015

Claremont — The Stevens High girls soccer team answered an early Conant goal with four of their own as the Cardinals went on to defeat the Orioles 5-3 Monday afternoon, bringing their early-season record to 1-1. Jazmyn Griffin completed a hat trick for the Cardinals, while Jenna Pond …

Back to the Chalkboard: Undaunted, Clary Hopes For a Windsor Field Hockey Rebuild

Monday, August 31, 2015

Windsor — When you are 66 years old, have been doing the same thing that you love for the last 42 years and it’s taken away from you, maybe there should be some anger, some resentment. Sandy Clary …

Local Roundup: Bronze for Cox At World Juniors

Monday, August 31, 2015

Singapore — Hannah Cox is coming home with a FINA World Junior Swimming Championships medal. The 17-year-old member of the Upper Valley Aquatic Club swim team closed junior worlds on Sunday by winning a bronze medal in her women’s 200-meter freestyle specialty. After two near-miss podium efforts earlier …

Jacks Bring the Sting

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Poultney, Vt. — Fifty-four is a big number when it comes to a football score. It screams offense with a capital “O.” But just as impressive in Windsor High’s 54-0 season-opening victory over Poultney on Saturday was the defense. The Poultney backs slammed into the middle repeatedly and …