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High School Sports

RenŽe Brandon of Sunapee was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia Dec. 6 while preparing for knee surgery after a successful volleyball season. Brandon, a three season athlete also playing basketball and running track, hopes to be back on the court in the fall. Brandon stands for a portrait with her father Bruce Brandon and mother Maureen Brandon at home in Sunapee Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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Recovering and Inspiring: Sunapee’s Brandon Progressing in Fight To Beat Leukemia

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Sunapee — At 15, Renee Brandon was loving life. She was a high honors student as a sophomore at Sunapee High School, playing three sports and enjoying the lifestyle of the lakes and mountains that the Lake Sunapee region provides. Then, during the fall volleyball season, she started complaining about her knee. She had some blood drawn, and it showed …

Local Roundup: Stevens Grabs Unified Hoop Victory

Monday, January 26, 2015

Claremont — Tyler Erickson had 24 points to lead the Stevens High unified basketball team over Hanover on Monday night, 38-32, at Carr Gymnasium. Walter Mosenthal had 16 points for Hanover (0-4), which also received eight from Brandon Gile and four from Kate Enneper. The Marauders host Hopkinton, to which Hanover lost by …

Win Eludes Windsor Girls Basketball

Monday, January 26, 2015

Windsor — The Windsor High girls basketball team has let possible victories slide away when it was unable to close out the opposition late in games on several occasions this season. It happened again Monday night as Springfield won the stretch battle for a 50-46 Marble Valley League win at Windsor High. “We’ve got to find a way to finish,” said Windsor coach …

Tigers Rely on Depth to Hold Off Yellowjackets

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Newport — Getting a big lift from the reserves, Newport was able to hold off a late charge by Windsor to post a 59-52 win Tuesday night in a cross-state girls basketball game at Wheeler Gym. Newport went into the fourth quarter with a 45-35 lead, but as …

Big Loss Becomes Big Gain: Surgery, Changes Helping Windsor’s Atwood

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Windsor — Sarah Atwood has done a lot of things in the 37 years she has been around. She played on a Windsor High School girls basketball team that not only won a state championship, but 47 consecutive …

Wasps Beat Sin Bin, Bulldogs

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Woodstock — There isn’t a whole lot stopping the Woodstock High boys hockey team lately. Even when the Wasps try to stop themselves, someone steps up to save the day. The honor belonged to sophomore goaltender Connor Black …

High School Roundup: Lebanon Nordic Teams Earn Narrow Sweep

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Plainfield — The Lebanon girls and boys Nordic skiing teams made every point count on a cold, clear Saturday at the Plainfield School to earn narrow victories over Hanover and Plymouth. Emily Perryman paced the field in the …

Windsor Boys Cruise Past Bellows Falls

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Westminster, Vt. — Windsor, the top-seeded team in the Division III standings, jumped out to an early lead and dispatched Bellows Falls 56-39 at Holland Gym on Saturday. When these teams met on Dec. 19, the Yellowjackets were 84-48 winners, and while the win was comfortable on Saturday, …

Local Roundup: Whitcomb-Rochester Rolls Past Chelsea, Improves to 8-2

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Rochester, Vt. — As would befit a cooperative varsity girls basketball team, Whitcomb-Rochester splits its home games between two gyms. And the Hornets appear as comfortable at the Rochester School as they do on the hardwood in Bethel. …

Oxbow Basketball Looking for a Proper Endgame

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Under first-year coach Steve Carson, the Oxbow Union High boys basketball team has already surpassed last season’s win total. Now the Olympians just need to figure out how to finish close games — especially against Capital Division rival Lyndon Institute. For the second time in …

Coach Banned After 161-2 Win

Saturday, January 17, 2015

San Bernardino, Calif. — A Southern California high school basketball coach was suspended and faces accusations of mercilessly running up the score after his team won a game 161-2, one of the most lopsided scores in state history. Arroyo Valley High girls coach Michael Anderson was suspended for …

Local Roundup: Windsor Boys Pull Away

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Fair Haven, Vt. — The Windsor High boys basketball team outscored Fair Haven 27-14 in the second half for an easy 55-37 victory on Thursday night. “The defense was very good, especially in the second half, and we …

They Do Their Jobs: Raiders Concentrate on Wins, Not Style Points

Thursday, January 15, 2015

West Lebanon — The Lebanon High boys hockey team could be a bunch of high-flying skating types, but that wouldn’t reflect what coach Gary Smith’s players are all about this winter. Instead, the Raiders regularly show up for …