High School Sports

Chargers in NCAAs

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

New London — The Colby-Sawyer College men’s basketball team will meet Trinity in a first-round NCAA Division III tournament game on Friday evening. The Chargers (19-6), winners of the North Atlantic Conference tournament, will join Eastern Connecticut State and Salisbury (Md.) in a four-team pod at Trinity College. Winners on Friday meet in the regional final on Saturday. Colby-Sawyer’s NAC title was the program’s first since joining the league three …

King Of Pins: Stevens Bowler Celebrates State Title

Monday, March 2, 2015

Claremont — Stevens High senior Chase Hussey believes his role as a closer for the Lebanon Post 22 American Legion baseball team last summer was a major factor in his climb through 55 bowlers to win the state championship in the NHIAA individual competition on Saturday at Spare Time Lanes in Manchester. “It …

Sunapee Rallies Past Littleton to Reach Final

Monday, March 2, 2015

Holderness, n.h. — A frayed, yellow piece of polyester rope might seem like a strange thing for a basketball coach to remove from his pocket in the immediate aftermath of a pulsating playoff win, but consider the symbolism. “It’s like we’re hanging off a cliff and we’re all holding on, and all that’s …

Local Roundup: Woodstock Skiers Win District Titles

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Mendon, Vt. — The Woodstock Union High alpine ski team rode a series of top-10 individual finishes to sweep the Vermont Southern District meet on Thursday at Pico Mountain. The Wasp boys edged longtime nemesis Burr and Burton by one point and the girls won by four over …

Thetford Girls Return to D-III Final

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Barre, Vt. — Quicker, feistier and much more accurate than Enosburg, the top-ranked Thetford Academy girls basketball team rolled to a 53-34 win over the Hornets in Thursday night’s VPA Division III semifinal at Barre Auditorium. In a …

Silent Treatment: Whitcomb-Rochester Quieted at the Aud

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Barre, Vt. — Dennis Wood knew he’d be OK once he knew he could yell. If only he’d had much to yell about. MacKenzie Hickey and Abby McKearin silenced second-ranked Whitcomb-Rochester’s top two scorers and combined to produce …

Local Roundup: Hanover Hockey Clinches Playoff Berth

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Exeter, n.h. — Down for the count as the calendar turned from January to February, the suddenly surging Hanover High boys hockey team is emerging as the team no one wants to play. The Marauders’ eighth straight victory, …

Local Roundup: Newport Roars Past Franklin

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Newport — The Newport girls basketball team gave their fans something they hadn’t seen in a while — a home playoff game. Playing at home in the postseason for the first time in eight years, the Tigers edged …

Whitcomb Boys Feel Successful Despite Defeat

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

South Royalton — The last time Whitcomb and Arlington faced off in the VPA boys basketball playoffs, the Hornets enjoyed a runaway win in the 1997 Division III championship game. Second-year Whitcomb coach David Fisher doesn’t yet have …

Lebanon Loses Hockey Game, Earns Moral Victory

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

West Lebanon — By the sounds of the whooping and hollering escaping the locker room door afterward, the Lebanon High girls hockey team accomplished much of what it sought out of Tuesday night’s rematch with neighboring Hanover. Hold down the state’s top forward? Check. Play disciplined defense and …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Answer Cavalier Challenge

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Hollis, n.h. — Hanover High girls basketball coach Dan O’Rourke believes a third meeting with archrival Lebanon — this time in next week’s NHIAA Division II state tournament — could be in the offing. Both the Marauders and …

Lebanon Growls at Bears; Raiders Maintain Top-Four Position

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Lebanon — Last week, the Lebanon High boys basketball team lost a couple of games in a row. No need to panic, but the pair of little red Ls lit up like a warning light on the dashboard. …

Local Roundup: Snow Doubt About KUA Hockey Victory

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Hebron, Maine — A long hockey game and a long, snowy drive home can so much more enjoyable when a victory comes along with it. The Kimball Union Academy girls hockey team staked host Hebron to a two-goal lead on Saturday before rallying for a 3-2 overtime win. …