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Myles Cooney, head coach of Sunapee girls soccer, conditions his team to defend their 2013 state championship title during practice in Sunapee, N.H. Thursday, August 21, 2014.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Sunapee Girls Soccer Looks to Defend Title

Friday, August 22, 2014

Sunapee — Taylor O’Mara, Kyle Hershey, Taylor Usko, Courtney Dunnells and Sammy Rosignoll are all seniors on a Sunapee High soccer team that won a New Hampshire Division IV state championship in 2013. That victory came against Woodsville, but all five girls agreed the semifinal win over Derryfield was the most important triumph. “It’s always Derryfield,” said Rossignol, who not …

VPA Set to Add Ultimate Frisbee for 2015

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Montpelier — Ultimate Frisbee in Vermont is getting the ultimate reception: official recognition from the state’s governing body for high school athletics. The field sport that uses the trademarked disc for a ball and employs elements of football, soccer and basketball in its play will be an exhibition sport for the next two years, starting next spring, Vermont Principals Association associate executive director …

VPA Makes Revisions

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Montpelier — Students playing a specific high school sport may also play that sport for a club team during the season, but only if the high school team has the priority, Vermont Principals Association associate executive director Bob Johnson said on Thursday. The revision to the VPA’s non-school competition policy came after a presentation by supporters of a Burlington-area club soccer program and …

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 …

Windsor Mulls Adding Lacrosse Teams

Friday, August 8, 2014

Windsor — Bob Hingston knows a little about starting up a new sports program. In 1967 he was a junior at Fall Mountain Regional High School when football was introduced as a varsity sport. Hingston recalls many of the players on that first team did not even know …

Ed Kehoe, ‘An Amazing Coach,’ Dies

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Longtime Upper Valley basketball coach Ed Kehoe, recently honored with inclusion into the NHIAA coaches Hall of Fame, died at home with his family early Wednesday morning after a year-long bout with cancer. Kehoe was 50. Known around …

By Don’s Early Light: Time to Put Shrine Game in 21st Century

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

When it comes to the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl football game, the more things change, the more they stay the same. I’m here to tell you, things gotta change. After yet another New Hampshire blowout victory, the event …

New Oxbow Football Coach Wants to Spread It Out

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The director of guidance at St. Johnsbury Academy will now be guiding the football team at Oxbow Union High. Sean Murphy — who will remain the guidance director and a dormitory proctor at St. Johnsbury …

Local Roundup: Hartford U11 Ripken Wins at New England Regionals

Monday, August 4, 2014

Staff Reports Skowhegan, Maine — Hartford piled all of its offense into the bottom of the fifth inning to get its first win of the Cal Ripkin U11 Regional baseball tournament on Sunday, beating Oxford (Conn.), 5-1. Hartford (1-1) surrendered its only run in the top of the …

Canes Hire Coaches

Sunday, August 3, 2014

White River Junction — Hartford High announced the hiring of a pair of new varsity coaches recently. Matt Trombly will coach the Hurricanes’ football team this fall, and Chirs Cook will take over the girls basketball team. Trombly, a part of the Hurricane program since 2002, has been …

New Hampshire Rolls to Another Shrine Game Win

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Hanover — By their own admission, the members of Vermont’s Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl team, coaches and players alike, enjoyed something of a goofy week together. Defensive coordinator Vince Redding embodied that off-the-cuff approach on Friday, when Vermont …

Players Not the Only Ones Who Raise Money

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Hanover — Stevens High School was well represented at Saturday’s Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl, with Cardinals Donald Pellerin and Kai Kleyensteuber earning starting positions on the field. Stevens was also widely present amid the Twin State all-star cheerleading …

It’s Game Time for Shrine Bowl Teams

Friday, August 1, 2014

Hanover — This week’s Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl training camp involved three grueling practices per day for both Vermont and New Hampshire in the summer sun at Castleton State College. The teams also fit in plenty of fun …