High School Sports

Lebanon head coach Michael Haxton celebrates with Terran Campbell, left, and Max Reed, right, after their doubles win against Oyster River 8 - 1 at the CCBA in Lebanon, N.H. Thursday, May 28, 2015. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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Raiders Reach Finals: Lebanon Boys Tennis Tops Oyster River for First N.H. Championship Visit

Friday, May 29, 2015

Lebanon — Max Reed was nervous, hadn’t slept much the night before. The Lebanon High senior had no idea what to expect in his No. 1 singles match against Oyster River freshman Henry Bulkley on Thursday as the Raiders sought their first-ever berth in the NHIAA Division II state finals. But Reed had heard that his young opponent’s textbook groundstrokes …

Local Roundup: Oxbow Softball Backs Bourgeois’ 100th K With Offense

Friday, May 29, 2015

Lyndonville, Vt. — The relentless offensive attack of the Oxbow softball team pounded out 23 hits en route to beating host Lyndon 19-4 on Thursday afternoon. Sophomore pitcher Mary Bourgeois scattered 12 hits but struck out five, including her 100th strikeout of the season, while allowing three earned runs to pick up the …

Hanover Hosting Alumni Game

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Hanover — The Hanover High baseball program is seeking former Marauders of all ages to take part in an alumni game scheduled for June 20 at 1 p.m. on the Dresden Athletic Fields diamond. A post-game cookout is also scheduled to be part of the day. The cost to participate is $20 to cover food and a commemorative T-shirt and $10 for those …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Tennis Left in the Dark

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Hanover — It’s not often that indoor tennis matches are halted on account of darkness, but that was the case Wednesday for the Hanover High and Windham girls teams, which were roughly 30 minutes into their NHIAA Division …

Just a Scouting Mission: Rivendell Second in Section, Returns to States

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Brattleboro, Vt. — Say this about Rivendell Academy golf coach Justin Bonnett: He’s no Dale Earnhardt. It isn’t about the wheels, a given since Bonnett’s preferred mode of transportation (a golf cart) would be laughable competition for the …

Raiders Romp on Falcons

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Bow, n.h. — It was a victorious but tired group of Lebanon High girls lacrosse players who boarded the bus for a ride home late Tuesday afternoon. An hour’s drive to play at Bow, followed by a lengthy …

Late-Charging Windsor Gets Big Assist From Simonds

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — Russell Simonds is an all-state football player, and that will always be his favorite sport. However, he has proved that he can also do a lot of damage on the baseball diamond as well. During …

Coronis Sends Tigers To 7-1 Defeat of Royals

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Staff Report Newport — Spencer Coronis limited Mascoma batters to just three hits and used an early offensive burst to guide the Newport High baseball team to a 7-1 win over the Royals in a Memorial Day contest at Billy Bates Field. Coronis cruised through a complete-game effort …

Newport Softball Gets Better of Mascoma

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Newport — During the fourth inning of Monday’s softball game between Newport and Mascoma, a coiled hose behind the visitors’ bench suddenly sprang a leak, spraying bystanders and prompting Tigers infielder Katrina Batista to jog over and turn …

Hartford Softball Outlasts Hanover

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Norwich — Too much softball in too little time makes for too many mistakes. Such was the discovery of the Hartford and Hanover High softball teams Saturday, when they clashed at Huntley Meadows, a contest won 6-4 by …

Local Roundup: Thetford Baseball Leads, Trails, Wins

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Lyndon, Vt. — The Thetford Academy baseball team led until the fifth inning, when Lyndon grabbed a 6-5 lead, and the Panthers grabbed it back and this time held on, scoring two runs in the sixth and three in the seventh for a 10-7 victory. For Thetford, Matt …

Local Roundup: Hanover Softball Inches Closer to Playoffs

Friday, May 22, 2015

Hanover — A dozen years. That’s how long it’s been since the Hanover High softball team last reached the playoffs. With Friday’s 15-3 defeat of arch-rival Lebanon, however, the Marauders’ participation in the upcoming postseason is looking more …

Lebanon Gets a Lift From Defense in Win Over Hanover

Friday, May 22, 2015

Hanover — Longtime Lebanon High baseball coach Doug Ashey figured his Raiders could play defense. They just needed warmer weather and more practice repetitions. He couldn’t argue with the results on Friday. Lebanon turned in a handful of …