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Local Roundup: Woodsville Tops Lisbon in Tourney Opener

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Woodsville — Three first-half goals was more than enough for the Woodsville high boys soccer team in the first round of the New Hampshire Division IV playoffs as the Engineers held on to beat visiting Lisbon 3-1 on Wednesday afternoon. Mike Dennis got the No. 8 seed Engineers an early lead, scoring with an assist to Chris Sarkis. Jamie LoCascio and Adam Cataldo also scored. Sarkis added another helper and Brandon Brown also had an assist. Goalie Ty Brown (two saves) and sweeper Skylar Clough each had a strong game, according to coach Mike Ackerman. The teams were far from strangers as Woodsville had beaten …

Raiders Pull Away From Merrimack Valley

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Lebanon — Sometimes, you need a little help from the other team. No. 5 Lebanon High (12-4-1) was scoreless for the first 61 minutes of their game against No. 12 Merrimack Valley (6-10-1) during the first round of the New Hampshire Division II playoffs on Wednesday. On a throw-in from Will Merchant, the wet ball skipped off MV back Griffin Bastian’s head and …

Cards Bounce Back

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Claremont — When the Stevens High girls soccer team ended the regular season with a 3-1 loss to Hopkinton, coach Tom Belaire was more than a bit concerned. “We didn’t do anything right,” Belaire said. “We had a game plan and didn’t stick to it. We were just not very good that game.” While the Cardinals didn’t do anything right in the Hopkinton …

Sharon Boys Storm Into D-IV Semifinals

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Sharon — Another game, another dominant showing for the Sharon Academy boys soccer team. The host Phoenix erupted with six goals in the first half and cruised to a 6-1 victory over Whitcomb on Saturday afternoon in the …

The Call Of the Hall

Saturday, October 25, 2014

West Lebanon — Two of New Hampshire’s most historic and successful high school ice hockey programs are finally becoming legendary this weekend. The New Hampshire Legends of Hockey on Sunday will honor the Hanover High boys and girls …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Field Hockey Reaches Semis

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Lebanon — Wet, slippery conditions during Friday’s New Hampshire Division II field hockey quarterfinal between Lebanon High and Plymouth Regional weren’t conducive with the normally speedy style of the Raiders. As she has all season, Emily Perryman adjusted. …

Harwood Bumps Windsor Field Hockey

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Windsor — Harwood scored two late goals to knock Windsor out of the Vermont Division II field hockey tournament with a 3-1 Friday in the quarterfinals at MacLeay-Royce Field. It also brought an end to the 42nd season for Windsor Coach Sandy Clary, who said she was surprised …

Kearsarge Sinks Lebanon Football

Saturday, October 25, 2014

North Sutton, n.h. — The stakes were piled high last night for Kearsarge Regional High. It was the last home game of the season, rival Lebanon was in town, and staying alive in the playoff race required a win. The Cougars didn’t just rise to those challenges, they …

Rivendell Girls Stifle Winooski

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Orford — Rivendell’s defense swarmed Winooski and allowed zero shots on goal for the final hour of the game. With some help from the high-powered offense and the home-field crowd, the second-seeded Raptors (12-1-2) defeated the No. 15 Spartans (4-11), 5-0, in the first round of the Vermont …

Whitcomb Girls United in OT Victory

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Bethel — The Whitcomb High girls soccer team’s cooperative with Rochester is working out tremendously well for the Hornets. Rochester products Phoebe Parrish, Brianna Hillier and Sierra Ostrow-Remy have been providing much of Whitcomb’s scoring all season, and …

Windsor Girls End Nine-Year Drought

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Windsor — Windsor High scored two goals in the first 12 minutes of the second half, then held off a determined Hazen Union comeback for 2-1 win in a Vermont Division III girls soccer first-round game Wednesday at cool and damp MacLeay-Royce Field. It was the Yellowjackets’ first …

Local Roundup: No. 13 Hartford Pulls Off Playoff Shocker

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Manchester, Vt. — Up against a tough opponent on the road in the playoffs, it’s more about converting on scoring chances, no matter how limited they may be, than piling up shots on goal. Stephen Garcia’s game-winner in …

Boys Soccer Playoffs: Thetford Wins First-Round Game

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Thetford — Thetford Academy goalie Brandon Gray yelled across the field early in their playoff matchup against Winooski High. “I think we can settle,” he said. Senior captain and leading scorer Matthew Perry yelled back, “I think we can put more in the net.” And they did, finishing …