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High School Sports

Hanover's Adam Pikielny. (courtesy photograph)

Local Roundup: Lebanon Boys Shut Out Merrimack Valley

Friday, August 28, 2015

Lebanon — Four different goal-scorers led the Lebanon boys soccer team to a 5-0 victory to open the 2015 season against visiting Merrimack Valley on Friday afternoon. The Raiders (1-0) stormed to a 3-0 lead at halftime as Nate Gariepy started a three-point night with a goal at the 12:59 mark. Julian Stott assisted, laying out a long through ball to find Gariepy in prime position to beat the Merrimack Valley keeper for the score. Austin Whaley then tallied a one-timer goal off a rebound of a Luke Sandmann shot. Owen Johnstone scored his first varsity goal, converting on a cross from Bennett Newlove at …

Canes Run Over Colonels

Friday, August 28, 2015

Brattleboro, Vt. — Jacob Perkins ran for 230 yards and six touchdowns in 21 carries and the Hurricanes defeated Brattleboro, 41-21, in the teams’ season opener. Hartford trailed, 7-0, before scoring 41 consecutive points and giving its backers hope that last season’s 3-6 record won’t be repeated. “I haven’t seen our backs run …

Woodstock Football Lights the Night in Opener

Friday, August 28, 2015

Woodstock — Two times Woodstock Union High football public address announcer Jeff Thomas called for help with the lights at James T. McLaughlin Field. Two times athletic director Justin Wardwell responded. The artificial illumination finally took hold as a cool Friday evening shaded toward dusk, moments before the first quarter of Woodstock’s Vermont …

Double Option: Olympians Have Willing Replacements at Quarterback

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Since his time playing in the Bradford Bulldogs youth football program, Dametres Perry had been friend and quarterback Tristan Longmoore’s favorite target. This fall, Perry will take his best crack at replacing him. Longmoore — …

Low Numbers Means No Field Hockey in Windsor

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Windsor — Windsor High School suspended its field hockey program for the coming season on Thursday, citing low numbers and a lack of success in finding new recruits. Jim Taft, Windsor’s first-year athletic director, confirmed the decision. He …

Short-Handed Cardinals Look to End Title Drought

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Claremont — Every year at this time, high school teams take the field with legs pumping, lungs bursting and dreams of pointing the index finger at the camera dancing in their heads. Every team today is undefeated. It …

From HHS to USA: Marauders’ Hartman Named to U18 Team

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Hanover — A person faced with the knowledge of coming up short of a desired goal can react one of two ways. She can accept the decision and move on. Or she follow Matti Hartman’s example over the …

It’s Growing on Him: Worrell Hopes Wasps Are Back to Usual Strength

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Woodstock — Ramsey Worrell stroked his salt-and-pepper beard after a Woodstock High football practice last week. He’s been working on the facial growth since last winter and is aiming to keep it for at least a year. The …

Hanover’s Hartman Gets U.S. Hockey Call

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Staff Reports Lake Placid, n.y. — Hanover High senior Matti Hartman has landed a spot on the United States under-18 select women’s hockey team thanks to her play in a USA Hockey festival in Lake Placid that ended on Sunday. A 5-foot-8, 140-pound center from Etna, Hartman was …

Geared Up: Mascoma Football Hopes to Work Smoothly

Friday, August 14, 2015

West Canaan — A day’s worth of practice was over and the underlying feeling was upbeat when Mascoma High’s football players filed off the field Wednesday. The first hints of dusk were in the sky and even the …

One More Time: New Hartford Coach Gives Field Hockey Another Shot

Thursday, August 13, 2015

White River Junction — There’s an appropriate phrase for this situation: Be careful what you wish for, because you might just get it. Heath Haskell had coached field hockey in three different places and was not sure he …

Gridiron Goodness

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

It’s only August, but the sounds of pads crashing are already beginning to reverberate around the Upper Valley. Yes, football season is right around the corner. In one photo, the Lebanon High football team works in drills during …

Local Roundup: Hartland’s Cox Swimming on World Stage

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

White River Junction — Hartland’s Hannah Cox is headed to the FINA World Junior Championships. And her Upper Valley Aquatic Club coach is going along for the ride. Cox this week accepted an invitation from USA Swimming to join the national junior team at worlds, which will run …