High School Sports

Pinkerton's Steve Leonard slips and falls while trying to steal the puck from Hanover's Ben Acker during the game at Campion Rink in West Lebanon, N.H., on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015.  (Valley News - Sarah Shaw) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

High School Roundup: Mascoma Basketball Wins Fifth Straight

Sunday, February 1, 2015

West Canaan — Against a much taller opponent in New Hampshire Division III rival Kearsarge, the Mascoma High boys basketball team had all of the answers. More specifically, it was guards Andrew Cashe and Alex Schwarz who responded to the Cougars’ interior pressure, combing for 31 points in the Royals’ 51-41 win. It was the fifth straight victory for Mascoma …

Freshman Rises for Big Green Hockey

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College hockey player Carl Hesler didn’t look like a freshman Saturday night. Not with a Union defender in hot pursuit and another angling over to cut the Big Green forward off before he could reach the Dutchmen’s net at Thompson Arena. Nope, despite there being little more than a minute …

Local Roundup: Hanover Skiers Shine

Friday, January 30, 2015

Waterville Valley, n.h. — The Hanover High boys and girls alpine ski teams each triumphed Friday during three-way meets at Waterville Valley Resort. Only the giant slalom event was held because of poor conditions. Hanover’s Conner Austin won the boys competition, followed by teammates David Stocken in second, Allessandro Vastoni in fourth and …

Stevens Girls Crush Hillsboro

Friday, January 30, 2015

Claremont — Girls basketball at Hillsboro-Deering High School has been going through a transition period that has seen the school go from a state champion in 2007-08 to a team that took the floor at Carr Gym on Friday night that for the eighth time this season scored …

Local Roundup: Raptors Take Royals to Boarding School

Thursday, January 29, 2015

South Royalton — A loss at Sharon Academy last week, influenced by a 44-33 rebounding discrepancy, awoke the Rivendell Academy boys basketball team to the importance of its play under the basket, particularly when it comes to turning …

Local Roundup: Hartford Hockey Spreads the Wealth

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

White River Junction — Contributions up and down the roster helped the Hartford High girls hockey team to a 6-2 victory over visiting Woodstock on Wednesday night. Courtney Murray led five different Hurricane goal-scorers, denting the back of …

Recovering and Inspiring: Sunapee’s Brandon Progressing in Fight To Beat Leukemia

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Sunapee — At 15, Renee Brandon was loving life. She was a high honors student as a sophomore at Sunapee High School, playing three sports and enjoying the lifestyle of the lakes and mountains that the Lake Sunapee …

Local Roundup: Stevens Grabs Unified Hoop Victory

Monday, January 26, 2015

Claremont — Tyler Erickson had 24 points to lead the Stevens High unified basketball team over Hanover on Monday night, 38-32, at Carr Gymnasium. Walter Mosenthal had 16 points for Hanover (0-4), which also received eight from Brandon …

Win Eludes Windsor Girls Basketball

Monday, January 26, 2015

Windsor — The Windsor High girls basketball team has let possible victories slide away when it was unable to close out the opposition late in games on several occasions this season. It happened again Monday night as Springfield won the stretch battle for a 50-46 Marble Valley League …

Promise Kept, for a Friend: Former Mascoma, UVM Star Young Tries Coaching at Late Mentor’s Request

Monday, January 26, 2015

Lebanon — Ed Kehoe played matchmaker, right up to the end. In his younger brother Tim, Kehoe had someone who taught basketball the same way he did. In the most successful player he ever coached, Tonya Young, Kehoe …

Local Roundup: Pogue Sixth at NHCS Nordic Race

Monday, January 26, 2015

Whitefield, n.h. — There are certain allowances that have to be made when gathering hundreds of cross country skiers in one location, such as what happened on Saturday at the first of two New Hampshire Coaches Series high school races of the winter. For one, Lebanon coach Les …

Panthers Shine at Norwich U.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Northfield, Vt. — Up against the best competition in the state — no matter the division — the Thetford boys indoor track team finished second out of 20 teams in a meet at Norwich University. The Vermont D-II …

Local Roundup: Newport Girls Handle Kearsarge

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Newport — Never behind, but never comfortable. The Newport girls basketball team jumped in front of visiting Kearsarge early on Friday night and never trailed in a 47-39 victory over the Cougars. The Tigers were led by a …