High School Sports

Lebanon's Corinne Kennedy attempts a jump for the high jump at the  NHIAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships in Hannover, N.H., on Feb. 7, 2016. Kennedy did not clear the bar on this jump.  (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck)
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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. The sophomore duo took the first two places in the shot put Sunday at Dartmouth College’s Leverone Field House, giving the Raider …

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 matching 10-kilometer classics at Craftsbury capped the two-weekend carnival with a winning tally of 972 …

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 remaining that gave the Raiders the 6-5 edge. For the first time all season, Lebanon …

Versatile Mascoma Prevails at Stevens’ Expense

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Claremont — Playing what coach Jim Barry thought was perhaps his team’s best game of the year, the Mascoma High boys basketball team — using backdoor passes and an in-your-face defense — led by as many as 19 points before settling for an impressive 64-55 win over Stevens …

Lebanon Boys Basketball Running On All Cylinders

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Lebanon — In the middle of the third quarter, with the game well in hand, Lebanon High’s Matthew Eylander took it upon himself to keep the pressure on Plymouth’s offense. Diving for a loose ball headed out of bounds, the Raider sophomore went crashing into the scorer’s table …

Local Roundup: Raiders Win at N.H. Track Tuneup

Monday, February 1, 2016

Durham, n.h. — Wins for Corrine Kennedy and Kath Merchant and Marcus Roper’s second-place finish in the boys shot put highlighted limited participation by the Lebanon and Hanover indoor track and field teams in Sunday’s visit to the final regular-season New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association meet, held at …

High School Roundup: Thetford Boys Sweep Oxbow

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Bradford, Vt. — Once again, a strong performance against rival Oxbow was the antidote to the Thetford Academy boys basketball team’s losing streak. Panthers junior Connor Brown scored a career-best 30 points as the Panthers won 70-58 at …

Marathon Meet: After Nine Hours, Oxbow Teams Settle for Second

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Northfield, Vt. — It came down to the wire for Oxbow High’s girls indoor track and field team on Saturday in its race for a state title against defending Vermont Division II state champion Rice Memorial. After nine …

High School Roundup: Hanover’s Stocken Rockin’ on the Slopes

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Waterville Valley, n.h. — David Stocken had a huge day on the slopes for the Hanover High ski team on Friday, winning both the boys slalom and giant slalom in a five-school race at Waterville Valley. Stocken dominated …

Raiders Lance Sabers: Lebanon Takes Key D-II Showdown

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Lebanon — Souhegan High girls basketball head coach Mike Heaney hadn’t seen anything like it in 12 years of coaching the game. Two points in the first quarter. That’s all the Sabers could muster through their first eight minutes. What was supposed to be a showdown of two …

Local Roundup: Hartford Boys Handle Springfield

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Springfield, Vt. — Entering the stretch run of the regular season, the Hartford High boys basketball team appears to be jelling at the right time. Playing cohesively on both sides of the floor, the Hurricanes dashed to a …

Local Roundup: Marauders Ground Hawks at the Last Second

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Exeter, n.h. — Seth Stadheim put the Hanover High boys hockey team in the win column at the last possible moment on Wednesday night. Intercepting a loose puck in the Marauders’ end, Stadheim went the length of the …

Mascoma Wrestling Hits the Mats: Royals Enjoying First Varsity Season

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

West Canaan — Willie Stone can’t imagine doing anything else in the winter. That’s not exactly something he saw himself saying four years ago. Stone was admittedly wary of Mascoma’s new club wrestling team, but the commitment to …