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High School Sports

Survey Finds Sharp Increase in Teens Experimenting With HGH

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

New York — Experimentation with human growth hormones by America’s teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new, large-scale national survey. In a confidential 2013 survey of 3,705 high school students, being released today by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, 11 percent reported using synthetic HGH at least once — …

Local Roundup: Post 22 Secures Top Seed

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Lebanon — With Ben Bates throwing a complete-game shutout, Lebanon Post 22 locked down the No. 1 seed from its district for this week’s senior New Hampshire American Legion baseball tournament with a 2-0 blanking of Sweeney Post 2 at Lebanon High School on Saturday afternoon. Bates’ gem improved Post 22 to 14-2 …

Vermont Boys Keep the Offense Coming

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Castleton, Vt. — The Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl football game might be up for debate, but the boys’ half of the Lions Twin State Soccer Cup belongs squarely in the hands of the Green Mountain State. Vermont maintained its stranglehold over its Twin State brethren on Saturday at Castleton State College. Champlain Valley Union’s Joseph Castano scored two goals and Mount Abraham’s Cale …

Touchline Sweeps Twinbill

Monday, July 7, 2014

Norwich — Robbie Murdza converted a pass from Jonas Taezner with 10 seconds to play for the match-winning strike to give Touchline Boys SC a 2-1 win over Lebanon Central Supply in a New Hampshire Soccer Conference contest at Huntley Meadow on Sunday. The winning connection reversed the …

Lebanon Juniors on the Rise Again

Monday, July 7, 2014

Lebanon — The Lebanon Post 22 junior American Legion baseball team made quick work of two foes Sunday, routing Alton, 14-4, and New London, 10-0, each in only five innings. Despite a new head coach and numerous new …

High School Notes: Julian Cup Has Played Its Final Round

Thursday, July 3, 2014

West Lebanon — Try as he might, Scott Peters wasn’t going to win a battle against teenage intransigence. That, ultimately, spelled the end of the Julian Cup. Peters, the president of Golf & Ski Warehouse in West Lebanon, …

McElreavy Back Into Trenches

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Newport — The fire still burns. Larry McElreavy took his first football coaching job as an assistant to Bob Underhill at Newport High School in 1971. Forty-three years later, he is back at the place he started after …

Bulldogs Nip Touchline; Post 22 Remains Perfect

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Staff Reports Bedford, n.h. — Host Bulldogs IV scored on either side of halftime to nullify a Jamie Dinulous goal and give Touchline Boys SC a 2-1 loss in a New Hampshire Soccer Conference Division IV match on Tuesday night at Bedford High School. Trailing 1-0 at the …

Hanover Grad Makes Quick Recovery in CHaD Football Game

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Manchester — Shawn Cavallaro didn’t receive the most valuable player award after Saturday’s third annual New Hampshire East-West High School All-Star football game at St. Anselm College. However, a solid case could have been made that No. 4 …

Granite State Has a Blast at Make-a-Wish Hockey Game

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Burlington — “I had a blast. Oh my gosh, what a great experience.” Lebanon’s Micaela Schones may have been talking about her own personal experience in Saturday afternoon’s Make-A-Wish hockey Classic between New Hampshire and Vermont, but she …

Field Hockey Coaches See Strength, Vitality Growing in Sport

Saturday, June 28, 2014

By Poody Walsh Valley News Correspondent Castleton, Vt. — There was a time when there was a concern for the future of field hockey on high school campuses. There was a time when it looked like the sport …

Newport High Hires Three New Coaches

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Newport — The School Board on Thursday night approved the selection of three veteran coaches to run athletic programs at Newport High School starting this fall. Larry McElreavy was selected to replace Larry Carle as the Tigers’ football coach. McElreavy has a long history of college coaching, but …

Lebanon High Sprinter a Rookie in Name Only

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Lebanon — Having shown signs of brilliance since the third grade, sprinter Corinne Kennedy had long been on the radars of Lebanon High track and field coaches. Now that she’s grown to compete for the Raiders, her performances …