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High School Sports

Hartford's Nate Lemieux keeps Springfield's Dakota Bushey away from the ball during the game in Quechee, Vt., on August 30, 2014. Hartford won 5-0. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

Hartford Rolls in Opener

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Quechee — A senior veteran and several newcomers — including the head coach — combined to lift the Hartford High boys soccer team to a 5-0 blanking of Springfield in the Hurricanes’ season opener on Saturday. Senior Connor Brooks had three goals and an assist, while senior Justin Royce and freshman Kyle Prior earned their first varsity goals. Prior also …

Windsor Football Drops Opener

Sunday, August 31, 2014

North Clarendon, Vt. — Quarterback Mike Morgan was sensational in his debut running the Mill River offense and he piloted a second half surge by the Minutemen to overcome Windsor 27-20 in the season opener for both teams on Saturday. Morgan rushed for three touchdowns, threw for another and intercepted a pass, playing every down for the Minutemen. Morgan got the Minutemen on …

Local Roundup: Canes Coach a Winner in Debut

Friday, August 29, 2014

White River Junction — The Hartford High football team rumbled its way to a 28-20 win in Friday night’s season opener against Mount Anthony. Running backs Tarun Manthena (110 yards, touchdown), Jacob Perkins (105 yards, touchdown) and John Bielecki (100 yards, touchdown) all reached the century mark and found the end zone as …

High School Notes: New Woodstock Athletic Director Settles In

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Woodstock — Jeff Thomas used to joke about it with Hartford High Athletic Director Joe James: It just didn’t seem to make sense that Justin Wardwell drove from Bridgewater to his job as Hartford Middle School AD, while Mike Jabour was going in the opposite direction for similar …

New Oxbow Coach Looks to Spread the Fun

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — While waiting for coach Sean Murphy, delayed by road construction traffic, to arrive for the start of practice Tuesday afternoon, members of the Oxbow Union High football team conversed with friends inside Mona Garone Gym, …

Back in Orange and Black: Christensen Rejoins Newport Field Hockey

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Newport — Steve Christensen went to a couple of field hockey games in 2003. He’s been hooked ever since. He’s coached track and field as well as softball. But field hockey is a sports to which he’s become …

Going Green: Hanover’s Soccer Trip to Ireland Becomes an Education

Monday, August 18, 2014

On the first day, Rob Grabill nearly freaked out. In normal circumstances, the drive from Shannon Airport in Ireland’s County Clare to the west coast city of Galway takes a little over an hour. When Grabill, Hanover High’s …

Coming Soon: Autumn

Friday, August 15, 2014

Feel a little chill in the air this week? Don’t look now, but autumn and the high school sports season are right around the corner. Top: Woodstock High’s Cody Chase, right, successfully breaks up a pass intended for …

Lebanon High Athletes Go on Roundball Road Trip

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Lebanon — K.J. Matte and Austin Whaley will head back to Lebanon High School in a few weeks. Perhaps a teacher will assign them a what-I-did-for-summer essay. And both could use four words to sum up their collective …

Football Team Fronts Newport Hall

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Newport — Bob Underhill coached the Newport High football team on three different occasions, leaving each time for what he thought was a better opportunity. His accumulated experience, including some with a particularly special team, will land Underhill a permanent place this fall. He and seven others will …

Windsor Football Hopes to Continue Turnaround

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Windsor — From 2007-11, the Windsor High football team reached the Vermont Division III finals five straight times under coach under Jim Taft, winning the 2009 championship with a 19-8 win over Springfield in the pouring rain in …

Back on the Gridiron

Monday, August 11, 2014

Above: Hartford High football players run conditioning drills during the Hurricanes’ first day of practice at Hartford High School in White River Junction on Monday. Left: Sophomore Hunter Judd, left, and senior Tarun Manthena both reach for the …

Lebanon’s Central Supply Edges Touchline for Soccer Title

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Henniker, n.h. — A Hanover vs. Lebanon high school soccer game by any other name is still highly competitive, as proven Saturday during the squads’ meeting in the New Hampshire Soccer Conference’s Division IV title contest. Hanover, competing …