High School Sports

Riley Thomson, of Rivendell, left, cuts inside Jocelyn Hewitt, of South Royalton, right, during their Rivendell’s win in South Royalton, Vt. Thursday, February 11, 2016. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Place Second at D-II Ski Meet

Thursday, February 11, 2016

North Conway, n.h. — Hanover’s Laila Stevens placed sixth overall in the New Hampshire Girls Division II Alpine State Championships at Cranmore on Thursday morning, leading the way to Hanover’s second-place finish overall, 41.5 points behind champion Kennett. Stevens finished first overall in the giant slalom in just over 33 seconds on both runs. Margaret Kohl placed 13th in the …

Right Turn: Hartford Senior’s Decision to Run Track Pays Off

Thursday, February 11, 2016

White River Junction — Matthew Phipps’ decision came down to the wire. Three days before the Hartford High boys basketball team was set to begin its preseason, Phipps was still making up his mind. He was an avid runner, a label that had grown on him after years of outdoor track in the …

Man With the Golden Boot: Hanover Senior Wins Top Soccer Honor

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Hanover — It’s a good thing Hanover High senior Asa Berolzheimer is heading off to college soccer soon. He’s running out of high school awards to win. The Marauders’ attacking midfielder added to his trophy case on Thursday with the Gatorade Player of the Year award for New Hampshire boys soccer, the fifth …

Buzzkill: Wasps Snap Jacks’ Winning Streak

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Windsor — Somehow, even when Woodstock had a 10-point lead with less than six minutes to go, there was a feeling that Thursday’s boys basketball showdown at Windsor High was far from over. Sure enough, in a four-minute span, the lead was chewed down to 59-57 with 2:17 …

Local Roundup: Lebanon, Hanover Shine at State Nordic Meet

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Waterville Valley, n.h. — Wednesday was a banner day for the Lebanon High Nordic skiing teams, with the Raider girls placing second and the boys finishing third at the NHIAA Division II state championships at the Waterville Valley …

Marauders Come Through When It Counts

Thursday, February 11, 2016

West Lebanon — Seth Stadheim breathed a sigh of relief after the game. His Hanover High boys hockey teammates in the Campion Rink locker room were in the process of doing the same. A loss on Wednesday night …

Local Roundup: Sharon Girls End 10-Game Losing Streak

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Sharon — Victory at last. The Sharon Academy girls basketball team snapped a 10-game losing streak on Tuesday night when the Phoenix rode a strong third-quarter effort to a 47-43 victory over visiting Websterville Baptist. Sharon (4-12) broke …

A Raider Rout: Lebanon Boys Make Quick Work of Mascoma

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

West Canaan — Fun as they are to contemplate, and often to witness, Lebanon-Mascoma high school boys basketball games have rarely mattered over the years. They have usually occurred during a long-since-shuttered Lebanon holiday tournament, yet at the …

Local Roundup: Woodsville’s Bemis Scores 1,000th Point

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Wells River, Vt. — Waste not, want not. Efficiency was the name of the game for the Woodsville High boys basketball team in a 70-41 victory over visiting Blue Mountain on Monday night as the Engineers steamrolled to …

South Royalton Boys Hoop Still Learning to Win

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Bethel — There are games in which South Royalton High boys basketball coach Pete Howe paces the sideline. Others, he sits on the bench next to his assistant coaches. As Howe puts it, his sideline demeanor is usually …

The Merchants of Menace: Twin Sisters Guide Lebanon Girls to Third at State Meet

Monday, February 8, 2016

Hanover — Twin sisters Kath and Kim Merchant have always joined one another for many of the same extracurricular activities. The list of common accomplishments now includes significant contributions at an indoor track and field state championship meet. …

Local Roundup: Dartmouth Skiers Run Carnival Streak to Two

Monday, February 8, 2016

Craftsbury Common, Vt. — The Dartmouth College ski team won its second consecutive meet of the Northeast carnival season, earning 3-4-7 finishes from the men’s and women’s Nordic teams on Sunday to win the University of Vermont Carnival at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center. The Big Green’s efforts in …

Local Roundup: Last-Second Goal Lifts Lebanon Girls Hockey

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Nashua, n.h. — The Lebanon girls hockey team came out in the third period on a mission while down 4-1 on the road against Souhegan. It came down to a Grace Lindsay goal with one-tenth of a second …