High School Sports

Hanover High catcher Ashley Elder looks for the call after tagging out Hartford runner Taylor Wilson during the teams’ Saturday game at Norwich’s Huntley Meadows. The visiting Hurricanes won, 6-4, despite leaving 10 runners on base. (Valley News - Tris Wykes)<p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Hartford Softball Outlasts Hanover

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Norwich — Too much softball in too little time makes for too many mistakes. Such was the discovery of the Hartford and Hanover High softball teams Saturday, when they clashed at Huntley Meadows, a contest won 6-4 by the visiting Hurricanes. The squads combined for eight physical errors, several mental blunders and left 15 runners on base. It was hardly …

Local Roundup: Thetford Baseball Leads, Trails, Wins

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Lyndon, Vt. — The Thetford Academy baseball team led until the fifth inning, when Lyndon grabbed a 6-5 lead, and the Panthers grabbed it back and this time held on, scoring two runs in the sixth and three in the seventh for a 10-7 victory. For Thetford, Matt Sonnhalter had two hits with three runs scored and an RBI, Finbar Curtin had two …

Local Roundup: Hanover Softball Inches Closer to Playoffs

Friday, May 22, 2015

Hanover — A dozen years. That’s how long it’s been since the Hanover High softball team last reached the playoffs. With Friday’s 15-3 defeat of arch-rival Lebanon, however, the Marauders’ participation in the upcoming postseason is looking more and more like a sure thing. “I think we’re in,” said fifth-year Hanover coach Mike …

Keepers of the Flame: Private School Outduels Hanover for Top Prize

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Hanover — The Fullington Flame is staying with Tabor Academy. In the 10th annual regatta between Hanover High and Tabor, a private school located on Massachusetts’ south coast, the Seawolves swept five boys races and won one of …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Boys Roll to CVC Championship

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Langdon, n.h. — The Lebanon High boys track and field team cruised to a victory over a field of 16 teams in the CVC Championship meet hosted by Fall Mountain on Saturday. The Raider girls trailed only Monadnock …

Lebanon Lacrosse Bugged Out by Kearsarge

Sunday, May 17, 2015

North Sutton — The Lebanon High girls lacrosse team suffered a significant setback before Saturday’s opening faceoff at Kearsarge when attacker Erika Moffitt sprained her ankle and was lost for the evening. Once the game began, the Raiders …

Having a Net-Together: Hurricanes Make Do With Co-Op Unit

Friday, May 15, 2015

White River Junction — Iris Berezin has seen a lot of things in 32 years of coaching Hartford High tennis, but nothing like what this spring has brought. Out of necessity, the school combined its boys and girls …

Local Roundup: Lakers Top Rams in Eight Innings

Friday, May 15, 2015

Sunapee — The Sunapee High softball team improved to 10-2 with a 6-5 win over Nute as Rachel Malanga delivered the winning run with a base hit in the bottom of the eighth inning. The Lakers grabbed an …

Learning on the Job: Rebuilding Wasps Receive a Tough Lesson From Mounties

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Woodstock — It was just one of those days for Woodstock High baseball — another one of those days. Lack of experience, a lack of concentration at times that led to errors and missed plays, and a hot …

Local Roundup: Woodstock Junior Scores 100th Goal

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Manchester, Vt. — Lauren Kaija struck for her 100th career goal to help the Woodstock Union High girls lacrosse team to a dominant second-half showing in a 14-10 victory at Burr & Burton on Thursday afternoon. Kaija, a …

Local Roundup: Whitcomb Softball Rallies Past Black River

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Bethel — The Whitcomb High softball team trailed, 8-5, going into the bottom of the seventh inning and turned what was shaping up to be a disappointing loss into a thrilling 9-8 win over Black River on Wednesday. …

The Swing Is the Thing in Stevens’ Win

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Newport — When Ryan Napsey was a freshman and the late Ralph Silva was an assistant coach on the Stevens High baseball team, the veteran mentor took one look at Napsey’s swing and said: “Don’t change a thing. …

Local Roundup: Kennedy, Raiders Solid at CVC North Track Meet

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Windsor — Local athletes made their marks on Tuesday when 10 schools converged on Windsor High’s Murphy-Morse Oval for the Connecticut Valley Conference North track and field meet. In the girls 200-meter dash, Lebanon’s Corinne Kennedy was first …