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Lebanon girls basketball coach Tonya Young talks with head coach Tim Kehoe during practice at Lebanon High School Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Young graduated from Mascoma Valley Regional High School in 2007 and from the University of Vermont in 2011 before spending several years playing basketball in Europe.(Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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Promise Kept, for a Friend: Former Mascoma, UVM Star Young Tries Coaching at Late Mentor’s Request

Monday, January 26, 2015

Lebanon — Ed Kehoe played matchmaker, right up to the end. In his younger brother Tim, Kehoe had someone who taught basketball the same way he did. In the most successful player he ever coached, Tonya Young, Kehoe saw someone who could be helpful both on the court and in life. So as the longtime high school girls basketball coach’s …

Local Roundup: Pogue Sixth at NHCS Nordic Race

Monday, January 26, 2015

Whitefield, n.h. — There are certain allowances that have to be made when gathering hundreds of cross country skiers in one location, such as what happened on Saturday at the first of two New Hampshire Coaches Series high school races of the winter. For one, Lebanon coach Les Lawrence noted, the competitors don’t line up in a mass start, as might happen in …

Panthers Shine at Norwich U.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Northfield, Vt. — Up against the best competition in the state — no matter the division — the Thetford boys indoor track team finished second out of 20 teams in a meet at Norwich University. The Vermont D-II Panthers finished behind only D-I power South Burlington on the boys side. The 4x200-meter relay …

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 …

Local Roundup: Sunapee Hangs On, Tops Pittsfield

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Pittsfield, n.h. — Just get the win. The Sunapee boys basketball team overcame a hot-shooting night by Pittsfield’s Xenthios Cyr to earn a 63-61 road victory on Wednesday night. Cyr finished with a game-high 32 points, including 17 …

Local Roundup: Mascoma Handles Fall Mountain

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

West Canaan — The Mascoma High boys basketball team used balanced scoring and strong defense to down visiting Fall Mountain, 53-39 in an NHIAA Division III game on Tuesday night. Mason Sweet had 13 points, Walt Hammond had …

Lighting a Fire: Sharon Boys Pull Away From Undefeated Craftsbury

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Sharon — For a guy with a mask wrapped around his face, Brandon Tracy sees things pretty clearly. The Sharon Academy boys basketball squad ripped through its first five games of the season with little difficulty, winning by …