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High School Sports

High Schools: Sharon Boys Sink Cabot

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Sharon — The Sharon Academy boys basketball team came out pressing and running, soared to a 27-7 first-quarter lead and glided to a 78-32 win over Cabot in the quarterfinals of Vermont’s Division IV tournament on Saturday night. Sharon, seeded third, plays Twinfield in the next round in Barre on Wednesday night. “We had a heck of a first quarter,” said Sharon coach Blake Fabrikant, whose team improved to 19-3 …

Great Balls Of Fire: Area Bowlers Shine at Vt. Meet

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — It was a pretty good day for Wyatt Connor in the Vermont high school individual bowling tournament Saturday. The Hartford junior fought his way from the field of 32 into the round of four, nabbing some sweet satisfaction along the way. He rolled seven strikes in the elite eight, beating …

Repeat Bid Ends: Rockets Fly High to Deny Top-Seeded Thetford

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Barre, Vt. — Vermont basketball followers, meet the rock ’em, shock ’em Rockets. Located on the Canadian border in remote Franklin County, not many outside the Richford High girls basketball team’s own Mountain Division were privy to their potential for dominance heading into the VPA Division III playoffs. They know all about them …

Wrecking Crew: KUA Star Evokes Memories of Famous Dad

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Meriden — You swore that was Danny Ainge flying around the court at Kimball Union Academy the other day. The blond kid? Directing traffic, spinning, dishing, scoring? Going full-throttle through that forest of bigger guys with a full …

Lakers Stun Top-Seeded Jacks

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Windsor — Stifled by a fourth-quarter man-to-man defense, the top-seeded Windsor High boys basketball team lost in a Vermont Division III quarterfinal game to Lake Region Friday night, 54-48. Leading 42-38 after three quarters, Windsor got just one field goal in the final eight minutes as the eighth-seeded …

High School Roundup: No. 1 Woodstock Is Barre-Bound

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Woodstock — Make that a perfect 21-for-21. Playing for the first time in a week, the Woodstock Union High boys basketball team showed no hint of rust in beating visiting Mill River 76-57 on Friday night in the …

Ghosts Junior Scares Up a Grand

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Randolph — Levi West will never forget the shot. It was Feb. 13 at Oxbow Union High, four minutes into the second quarter. A jumper from around the free-throw line. “I just dribbled away from the pressure and …

Local Roundup: Woodstock Skiers Win District Titles

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Mendon, Vt. — The Woodstock Union High alpine ski team rode a series of top-10 individual finishes to sweep the Vermont Southern District meet on Thursday at Pico Mountain. The Wasp boys edged longtime nemesis Burr and Burton by one point and the girls won by four over …

Thetford Girls Return to D-III Final

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Barre, Vt. — Quicker, feistier and much more accurate than Enosburg, the top-ranked Thetford Academy girls basketball team rolled to a 53-34 win over the Hornets in Thursday night’s VPA Division III semifinal at Barre Auditorium. In a …

Silent Treatment: Whitcomb-Rochester Quieted at the Aud

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Barre, Vt. — Dennis Wood knew he’d be OK once he knew he could yell. If only he’d had much to yell about. MacKenzie Hickey and Abby McKearin silenced second-ranked Whitcomb-Rochester’s top two scorers and combined to produce …

Local Roundup: Hanover Hockey Clinches Playoff Berth

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Exeter, n.h. — Down for the count as the calendar turned from January to February, the suddenly surging Hanover High boys hockey team is emerging as the team no one wants to play. The Marauders’ eighth straight victory, …

Local Roundup: Newport Roars Past Franklin

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Newport — The Newport girls basketball team gave their fans something they hadn’t seen in a while — a home playoff game. Playing at home in the postseason for the first time in eight years, the Tigers edged …

Whitcomb Boys Feel Successful Despite Defeat

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

South Royalton — The last time Whitcomb and Arlington faced off in the VPA boys basketball playoffs, the Hornets enjoyed a runaway win in the 1997 Division III championship game. Second-year Whitcomb coach David Fisher doesn’t yet have …