High School Sports

Hanover freshman Matti Hartman drives the puck forward during the game against Oyster River at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, N.H. on Saturday, March 9, 2013.
Valley News - Libby March

High School Hockey Preview: Marauders Hope to Add to Trophy Case

Thursday, December 18, 2014

It’s pretty good being a Hanover High hockey player these days. A program that has produced eight NHIAA boys state championships and another six for the girls received the ultimate compliment in October with formal recognition of the program’s heritage by the New Hampshire Legends of Hockey. The organization’s 13th hall of fame induction ceremony featured details the Marauders’ rich history, right down to the addition of 1994 graduate and former Princeton All-American defenseman Steve Shirreffs into the hall. Now it’s time to get back to work. The Hanover girls will again lead the conversation in NHIAA play, getting back most of their scoring from …

Local Roundup: Woodsville Coach Tops Old Team

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Woodsville — First-year Woodsville High girls basketball coach Russ Wilcox once again bettered a former team. The Engineers rallied to knock off visiting Rivendell, 43-35, in Wilcox’s first game against the Raptors since joining Woodsville this offseason. Wilcox coached the Raptors from 2005-13, going 130-38 in eight seasons with 10 playoff wins and …

Hanover Boys Hockey Turns the Page

Thursday, December 18, 2014

West Lebanon — They heard their names. They saw their history. Now it’s time to write a story of their own. The Hanover High boys hockey team, along with the Marauders’ female counterparts, received a significant honor in late October when the two programs were recognized for their collective achievements by the New …

Pool Party: Stevens High Gets Long-Waited Home Meet

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Claremont — Stevens High hosted the school’s first indoor swim meet Saturday at the new community center, and the reaction from coaches, officials and swimmers was as expected. “I love it,” said Kearsarge sophomore Kasey Lipscomb, a sentiment …

Local Roundup: Bishop Brady Spoils Lebanon Girls’ Home Opener

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Lebanon — It wasn’t the way the Lebanon High girls basketball team wanted to christen the new-look Lang Metcalf Gym. The Raiders shot poorly from both the floor and the free throw line in a season-opening 36-29 loss …

Junior Center’s 32-Point Night Leads Windsor Boys

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Windsor — When Michael Bradley was a freshman, there was evidence that his high school basketball career could be something special. Now Bradley is a junior and the 6-foot-5 center had a special game as he scored 32 points as Windsor overcame a barrage of 3-point shots to …

Hoop Neophyte Leads Yellowjackets to Easy Win

Friday, December 12, 2014

Windsor — Maddie Morse never played organized basketball until her freshman year. Then she realized after soccer season was over she did not have much to do. She’s doing a lot now. On Thursday night, the junior scored 18 points as Windsor rebounded from a less-than-dazzling performance in …

New Oxbow Hoop Coach Looks to Right the Ship

Friday, December 12, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The coach the Oxbow Union High School boys basketball team didn’t know it would have nearly saw the players he didn’t know he’d be coaching get a victory the Olympians didn’t appear to be in …

Local Roundup: Newport Girls Rally Past Hopkinton

Friday, December 12, 2014

Newport — Kaitlyn Batista’s 3-pointer — her only basket of the game — with 35 seconds left lifted the Newport High girls basketball team to a 39-38 win over Hopkinton on Thursday night. Batista’s basket was the Tigers’ third straight from long range in their late rally. Newport’s …

By Don’s Early Light: Stars Speak Out, and Young Athletes Should Take Notice

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

OK, boys and girls, today we are going to deviate a bit from our usual athletic chalk talk. Instead of the gymnasium, we are heading into the classroom for a discussion on civics. Specifically, we’re going to consider …

KUA Ties NMH

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Northfield, Mass. — Freshman Mia Brown’s goal with 46 second left in regulation lifted the Kimball Union Academy girls hockey team to a 1-1 tie with Northfield Mount Hermon on Wednesday. Brown’s tally came on the power play after a turnover by the Hoggers. Maddie Long was in …

Ainge, KUA Nip PA

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Staff Reports Meriden — With Crew Ainge pouring in a game-high 27 points, the Kimball Union Academy boys basketball team opened its home schedule with a tight 64-60 win over Proctor Academy on Monday. Ross Gerber aided the Wildcats (2-1) with 11 points, and Moses Toriola contributed down …

Local Roundup: Ghosts Scare Canes in Opener

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Randolph — Back and forth it went from the start in a season-opening duel between the Randolph and Hartford girls basketball teams. The Galloping Ghosts emerged in the end, beating the visiting Hurricanes 30-29 on Saturday afternoon. Hartford …