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High School Sports

Soaked with rain, Hannah Post, a junior, concentrates while preparing to throw the shot during track and field practice at South Royalton School in South Royalton, Vt., on April 15, 2014. 
Valley News - Sarah Priestap

No Rainouts Here

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Soaked with rain, South Royalton School junior Hannah Post concentrates while preparing to throw the shot put during track and field practice at the school on Tuesday. Valley News — Sarah Priestap …

Royals Find Plenty of Arms

Thursday, April 17, 2014

South Royalton — The South Royalton baseball team is still trying to find its batting stroke, but the Royals apparently don’t lack for pitching arms. Coach Mike Ballou sent five different hurlers to the mound, a group that backstopped a 13-7 win over Whitcomb at Alumni Field on Thursday. Leif Johnson grabbed his second win of the week with two innings of work …

Cosmos Handle Yellowjackets in Opener

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — The game went pretty much according to the script. Windsor High’s softball team, with freshmen dotting the roster, showed its youth while the veteran Springfield team exhibited why it has expectations for a big season. The result was a 14-2 Cosmos win at Bill Robinson Field in the first Marble Valley League game of the season for both teams. “I …

Lawrence Joining Mascoma Football

Thursday, April 10, 2014

West Canaan — Mascoma Valley Regional High School has handed over the keys of its football program to a coach whose roots go back to the long-defunct Connecticut Valley League. The Mascoma School Board confirmed Les Lawrence as head coach during a meeting late Tuesday night. Lawrence, 58, …

Hartford Boys Drop Tennis Opener

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

White River Junction — For the lack of two players, the Hartford High boys tennis team came up a match short in a season-opening 4-3 loss to Bellows Falls at Hartford High School on Monday. Tied 3-3 through five singles matches and one doubles affair, the Hurricanes (0-1) …

KUA Girls Lacrosse Tops Tilton, 12-4

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Meriden — The Kimball Union Academy girls lacrosse team opened its season with a convincing 12-4 win over Tilton School. KUA benefited from a balanced attack, with 7 different players scoring, led by Aurora Braswell (3 goals), Ellie Harrigan (2 goals, 2 assist), Alison Pollard (2 goals, 1 …

Never Fear, She’ll Bring the Cheer: Inspiration to Others, Stevens’ Berry Out to Inspire Donation to School

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Claremont — Like a lot of girls at Stevens High School, Emily Berry has a date for the junior prom and can’t wait for the grand occasion. Emily’s mom, Shelly, is sharing in the excitement. The two have …

Welcome to The Gun Show

Friday, April 4, 2014

Hartford High sophomore Morgan Furlong, a member of the Hurricanes’ girls lacrosse team, flexes her arms in jest during the squad’s picture day Wednesday at Dothan Brook School. The Canes will call the Wilder school their home this …

Double Fault, Mother Nature

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Apparently tired of waiting for the spring sports season to truly begin, Hartford High senior Loriston Fennell takes to shoveling slush from the school’s tennis courts in White River Junction on Wednesday afternoon. Fennell, a home-schooled senior, joined …

Guilbault Takes Over as Canes’ Soccer Coach

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

White River Junction — He’s played for Steve Sass. He’s worked for Steve Sass. He’s coached for Steve Sass. Now Kevin Guilbault is succeeding Sass with the Hartford High School boys soccer program. Hartford Athletic Director Joe James …

This Is Spring? Weather Forces High School Teams to Improvise

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The calendar says spring; the schedule says play ball. Mother Nature says fat chance. Welcome to the spring sports season in the Upper Valley — if you can call it that. Area teams on both sides of the …

Stevens Seniors Named to Pair of All-Star Games

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Claremont — Reaching the New Hampshire Division III football championship game last fall has had a trickle-down effect on a pair of Stevens High seniors. Catching the eye of coaches around the state, Cardinal standouts Donald Pellerin and …

Commentary: Lessons Learned After Player’s Profane Tweet

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

For the past few years, Pat Welch, a star basketball player at Pembroke Academy, has been giving tips to young players eager to learn from the best. And now, after officials stripped him of an award and banned him from two all-star games because of a tweet, Welch …