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High School Sports

Hanover's Adam Pikielny. (courtesy photograph)

Local Roundup: Lebanon Boys Shut Out Merrimack Valley

Friday, August 28, 2015

Lebanon — Four different goal-scorers led the Lebanon boys soccer team to a 5-0 victory to open the 2015 season against visiting Merrimack Valley on Friday afternoon. The Raiders (1-0) stormed to a 3-0 lead at halftime as Nate Gariepy started a three-point night with a goal at the 12:59 mark. Julian Stott assisted, laying out a long through ball to find Gariepy in prime position to beat the Merrimack Valley keeper for the score. Austin Whaley then tallied a one-timer goal off a rebound of a Luke Sandmann shot. Owen Johnstone scored his first varsity goal, converting on a cross from Bennett Newlove at …

Canes Run Over Colonels

Friday, August 28, 2015

Brattleboro, Vt. — Jacob Perkins ran for 230 yards and six touchdowns in 21 carries and the Hurricanes defeated Brattleboro, 41-21, in the teams’ season opener. Hartford trailed, 7-0, before scoring 41 consecutive points and giving its backers hope that last season’s 3-6 record won’t be repeated. “I haven’t seen our backs run …

Woodstock Football Lights the Night in Opener

Friday, August 28, 2015

Woodstock — Two times Woodstock Union High football public address announcer Jeff Thomas called for help with the lights at James T. McLaughlin Field. Two times athletic director Justin Wardwell responded. The artificial illumination finally took hold as a cool Friday evening shaded toward dusk, moments before the first quarter of Woodstock’s Vermont …

NHIAA Aims to Be Tech-Savvy

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Concord — At the start of each workday, NHIAA Executive Director Jeff Collins and assistant Dave Rozumek say they spend 30-45 minutes brainstorming ways to make the organization’s website, nhiaa.org, more informative and user-friendly. Some time during the 2015-16 school year, it hopes to reveal the best version …

Ready to Coach

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Macoma High soccer coach Ryan Limero gives instruction on corner kicks to his team during practice in West Canaan on Thursday before today’s season opener against Hillsboro-Deering. Limero, a third-grade teacher at Enfield Village School, is coaching his …

Local Roundup: Hanover Golfers Rule in Opener

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Hanover — The Hanover High golf team opened its season in spectacular fashion, as all eight Marauders shot a 41 or lower in a sweep of Windham, St. Thomas and Hollis-Brookline at Hanover Country Club’s par-35 back nine. …

Local Roundup: Medal Eludes Cox at World Juniors

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Singapore — Hartland’s Hannah Cox narrowly missed out on a medal on the first day of the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships on Monday, finishing fourth as a member of the United States 4x200 freestyle relay team. The …

Maximizing Maxfield

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Hartford High boys soccer team practices at the Maxfield Sports Complex in White River Junction on Tuesday. This is the first year that the team has access to the new facility. The Hurricanes begin their season next …

Canes Desire Better in Coach’s Second Year

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

White River Junction — The driveway and parking lots at Hartford High School feature cracked pavement, gaping potholes and fading paint. The battered surfaces could serve as a metaphor for the Hurricanes’ 2014 football season, when a 3-6 …

High Shgool Notes: VPA Tells Schools to Monitor Heat Levels

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

What was once a suggestion for avoiding heat-related health issues is now a requirement with the Vermont high school sports season on the horizon. Where the Vermont Principals Association recommended its schools keep an eye on the effects of heat on athletes, the governing body for high school …

Preseason Tune-Up

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Above: The Stevens High field hockey team warms up before their scrimmage with Hartford at Monadnock Park in Claremont on Monday. Left: The Hartford field hockey team cheers their teammates on the field during a scrimmage against Springfield …

Some Preseason Kicks

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Rivendell Academy’s Quenla Haehnel, left, battles a foe from Leland & Gray during a preseason jamboree in Orford on Saturday. The Raptors start their season on Sept. 3 against Thetford. Valley News — Tris Wykes …

Hanover Football Launches New Era Under New Coach

Friday, August 21, 2015

Hanover — No one knows how well the Hanover High football team will perform this season. But the Marauders will at least look snappy in new black helmets and jerseys. With a first-year head coach, a rejiggered offense …