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Kimball Union Academy's Crew Ainge passes the ball away from the MacDuffie defense in Meriden, N.H., on Jan. 14, 2015. MacDuffie won 76-66. (Valley News - Sarah Shaw) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Wrecking Crew: KUA Star Evokes Memories of Famous Dad

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Meriden — You swore that was Danny Ainge flying around the court at Kimball Union Academy the other day. The blond kid? Directing traffic, spinning, dishing, scoring? Going full-throttle through that forest of bigger guys with a full tank of enthusiasm and an absence of fear? That wasn’t Danny? Nope. You’d need a time machine to see the Boston Celtics …

Lakers Stun Top-Seeded Jacks

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Windsor — Stifled by a fourth-quarter man-to-man defense, the top-seeded Windsor High boys basketball team lost in a Vermont Division III quarterfinal game to Lake Region Friday night, 54-48. Leading 42-38 after three quarters, Windsor got just one field goal in the final eight minutes as the eighth-seeded Lakers pulled off the upset in front a large crowd in the Windsor gym. “I’ve …

High School Roundup: No. 1 Woodstock Is Barre-Bound

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Woodstock — Make that a perfect 21-for-21. Playing for the first time in a week, the Woodstock Union High boys basketball team showed no hint of rust in beating visiting Mill River 76-57 on Friday night in the Vermont Division II quarterfinals. Woodstock (21-0 overall) now advances to the Barre Auditorium on Monday …

Local Roundup: Snow Doubt About KUA Hockey Victory

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Hebron, Maine — A long hockey game and a long, snowy drive home can so much more enjoyable when a victory comes along with it. The Kimball Union Academy girls hockey team staked host Hebron to a two-goal lead on Saturday before rallying for a 3-2 overtime win. …

Local Roundup: ‘Whitchester’ Girls Win for Coach

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Woodstock — This one’s for the coach. With head coach Dennis Wood out of action due to emergency gall bladder surgery, the Whitcomb-Rochester girls basketball team fought off Craftsbury for a 50-38 victory in the Vermont Division IV quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon at Woodstock Union High School. The …

State Crown Eludes Stevens Bowling

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Manchester — In pursuit of a rare state championship, the Stevens High School bowling team saw a two-games-to-none lead in the semifinals get swallowed up by Rochester’s Spaulding High in the NHIAA state tournament Saturday at Spare Time Lanes. Stevens entered the tourney as the top seed as …

Back to Barre: Ailing Thetford Prevails Over Windsor

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Thetford — The Thetford Academy girls basketball team is facing plenty of adversity at the moment, but none of the drama is coming on the court. Combating injury, illness and familial issues as well as No. 9 Windsor …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Rallies Past South Royalton

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Orford — The Rivendell Academy and South Royalton School boys basketball teams closed the regular season Friday night with a back-and-forth battle that saw the host Raptors earn a 58-49 victory over the visiting Royals. South Royalton outscored …

Newport Boys Rule Widsor

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Newport — An aggressive defense and 10 baskets from 3-point land sent Newport to a 59-48 win over Windsor in an across-the-river rivalry game at nearly-packed Wheeler Gym on Friday night. When Newport athletic director Doug Beaupre found out that Windsor had two open dates after Stevens decided …

Union Steward: Assistant Coach Keeps KUA On an Even Keel

Friday, February 20, 2015

Meriden — Proctor was on the prowl, and Woody Redpath was nervous. The Kimball Union Academy assistant boys hockey coach and former Hanover High star didn’t like what he saw on Wednesday as the teams flew back and …

Local Roundup: Raiders, Marauders Win Easily

Friday, February 20, 2015

Manchester — Joslin “JoJo” Wainwright had a season-high 20 points and added 14 rebounds as the Lebanon High girls basketball team defeated Manchester West 52-15 on Thursday night. Vanessa Fleury added nine points for Lebanon (14-5 overall, 12-4 New Hampshire Division II), which led 40-13 at the half …

Triple Threat: Brother Act Takes Woodstock by Storm

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Woodstock — Woodstock Union High boys hockey coach Charlie Hancock can sit down in his living room on any Thursday night, grab his television remote, lock onto any CBS affiliate and dial up The McCarthys, a situational comedy …

Local Roundup: Marauders Continue Push Toward Playoff Berth

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

West Lebanon — It’s vengeance on ice for the streaking Hanover High boys hockey team. The Marauders beat visiting St. Thomas 2-1 on Wednesday night for their fifth consecutive win to pull ever closer to a New Hampshire …