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High School Sports

Survey Finds Sharp Increase in Teens Experimenting With HGH

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

New York — Experimentation with human growth hormones by America’s teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new, large-scale national survey. In a confidential 2013 survey of 3,705 high school students, being released today by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, 11 percent reported using synthetic HGH at least once — …

Local Roundup: Post 22 Secures Top Seed

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Lebanon — With Ben Bates throwing a complete-game shutout, Lebanon Post 22 locked down the No. 1 seed from its district for this week’s senior New Hampshire American Legion baseball tournament with a 2-0 blanking of Sweeney Post 2 at Lebanon High School on Saturday afternoon. Bates’ gem improved Post 22 to 14-2 …

Vermont Boys Keep the Offense Coming

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Castleton, Vt. — The Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl football game might be up for debate, but the boys’ half of the Lions Twin State Soccer Cup belongs squarely in the hands of the Green Mountain State. Vermont maintained its stranglehold over its Twin State brethren on Saturday at Castleton State College. Champlain Valley Union’s Joseph Castano scored two goals and Mount Abraham’s Cale …

Families Foremost In Beautiful Game

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Castleton, Vt. — BFA-St. Albans’ Dani Schreiner showed why she was selected to the Vermont team as a goalkeeper during Saturday’s Lions Twin State Soccer Cup. Taking the goal for the second half of the girls contest, Schreiner kept New Hampshire off the scoreboard and allowed Vermont to …

Small School, Big Boys: Mid Vermont’s Sayers Enjoys His Chance to Show Stuff

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Keene, n.h. — Austin Sayers says that the number of high school students at Mid Vermont Christian School is fewer than 60. That same number for Manchester Central’s Jon Martin? Add about 2,330 kids to the mix and …

Ex-Thetford Teammates Reunite at All-Star Event

Saturday, July 19, 2014

There isn’t much Shyann Josler and Erika Waterman could’ve done together that they didn’t eventually accomplish on their own. That fact doesn’t dissuade the occasional what-if, however. What if the four freshmen Eric Ward elevated to Thetford Academy’s …

Local Roundup: Dartmouth Alums Move On at N.H. Am

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Goffstown, n.h. — Hanover Country Club’s Nick MacDonald had a relatively easy time in winning his first-round match on Wednesday during the New Hampshire Golf Association amateur championship. But someone who also used to call the Dartmouth College course his home away from home had an even easier …

Local Roundup: MacDonald in Hunt at N.H. Amateur

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Goffstown, n.h. — It’s as if he’s never been away. Former champion Nick MacDonald, making his first appearance at the New Hampshire Golf Association amateur championship in three years, shot an even-par 72 on the first day of stroke-play qualifying at Stonebridge Country Club. MacDonald is among six …

Where Rubber Meets Road: Newport Begins Resurface Work on Town Track

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Newport — Weather permitting, the Newport Middle High School track will be repaved today and, in about a month, it could be open for use again. “They can’t wait for it to get done,” Newport Recreation Department director …

Lebanon Juniors Set for States

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Staff Reports Lebanon — Parker Thurston delivered an RBI single up the middle to score the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning as Lebanon Post 22 clinched a spot in the New Hampshire American Legion junior state tournament with a 5-4 defeat of Keene Post …

Hartford Legion Baseball Drops Pair to Lake Region

Monday, July 14, 2014

Rutland — Hartford (4-7) sustained a doubleheader sweep to Lake Region at St. Peter’s Field on Sunday, 5-4 and 8-4 losses that could end up determining the squad’s hopes for a bid in the Vermont Southern Division tournament in the coming weeks. Hartford got a gutsy effort in …

KUA Has Olympian Hopes From New Coach

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Each step of Molly Engstrom’s hockey career has flowed into the other without precise planning or detailed anticipation. From playing on the outdoor rink in her tiny hometown to enjoying a lengthy run on U.S. national teams, the …

Post 22 Seniors Beat Sweeney to Stay Undefeated

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Manchester — With the top five batters in the order reaching base and scoring in the first inning, Lebanon Post 22’s senior American Legion baseball team kept up its unbeaten ways in New Hampshire District A play with a 10-4 win over Sweeney Post 2 on Sunday night …