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High School Sports

Boys Soccer Playoffs: Thetford Wins First-Round Game

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Thetford — Thetford Academy goalie Brandon Gray yelled across the field early in their playoff matchup against Winooski High. “I think we can settle,” he said. Senior captain and leading scorer Matthew Perry yelled back, “I think we can put more in the net.” And they did, finishing with a 6-2 win in the first round of the Vermont Division III playoffs. With home-field advantage, the seventh-seeded Panthers (9-6) overwhelmed …

Boys Soccer Playoffs: Green Mountain Pulls Away From S. Royalton

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Chester, Vt. — Alex Montano, the South Royalton School’s first-year boys soccer coach, thought he had his Royals all primed for the Vermont Division III tournament. “We finished the season pretty well and were arcing for the playoffs,” Montano said. But funny things happened to the best-laid plans. Green Mountain Union didn’t care what South Royalton’s plans were as the Chieftains laid a …

Boys Soccer Playoffs: Hazen Burns Rivendell in Opening Round

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Orford — Because of injuries, many players on the Rivendell Academy boys soccer team were forced to play more extensively or in unfamiliar positions this season. The end result is also unfamiliar for the Raptors — a loss in the first round of the Vermont Division III playoffs. Speedy Hazen sophomore Jacob Gilcris …

Local Roundup: Windsor Boys Win in OT

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Chester, Vt. — Heavy rain in the second half dampened the Green Mountain Union boys soccer team’s senior-day game against Windsor on Wednesday. The Yellowjackets were the real spoiler. Jacks sophomore Tristan Robi son redirected Connor Gould’s 40-yard …

Windsor Senior Following Her Mom’s Cleats

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Windsor — Haley Wood is a field hockey player. She also plays basketball and softball, which gives her something to do between the fall and her on-the-road field hockey sojourns in the summer. All that field hockey paid …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Soccer Earns Another Shutout

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

South Royalton — At long last, the Rivendell Academy girls soccer team broke through a stingy South Royalton defense. The Raptors converted a trio of chances late to beat the host Royals 3-0 on Tuesday afternoon. Scoreless through …

Hollis-Brookline Upends Lebanon Soccer

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Lebanon — In a game in which the first goal was likely to be the winner, Hollis-Brookline’s Zac Crooks picked an opportune time for his first career tally. The junior made the most of his limited time on …

Woodstock Rules Regional X-C Meet

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

North Springfield, Vt. — Katherine Bassette is more than just a two-time state champion pole vaulter. On Tuesday, the Woodstock senior added the Southern Vermont cross country title to her growing list of accomplishments as the Wasps dominated the boys’ and girls’ meet held at the picturesque North …

Local Roundup: Sharon Improves to 13-0

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Sharon — The regular season has provided little difficulty for the Sharon Academy boys soccer team this fall. But the Phoenix is waiting until the postseason starts before worrying about any difficulty that may be waiting. Tanner James …

Yellowjackets Getting Used to Saving Best for Last

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Windsor — The mental part of sports is sometimes just as important as the physical performance. On Monday, the Windsor High girls soccer team trailed Leland & Gray, 3-1, and the Yellowjackets looked like they didn’t belong on …

Newport Runs Past Fall Mountain

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Newport — CJ Lawrence ran for 118 yards and four first-half touchdowns as Newport had an easy time with Fall Mountain on Saturday night, 46-6. The junior scored on runs of 1, 3, 10 and 46 yards as the Tigers remained tied with Gilford for first place in …

By Don’s Early Light: Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl ‘Not Dying’

Friday, October 10, 2014

Lebanon — Reports of the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl’s demise in the wake of one Shrine temple’s apparent departure seem to be greatly exaggerated. Rick Ellis, president of the game’s board of directors, on Friday shot down concerns that a recent decision by the Concord-based Bektash Shriners to …

Local Roundup: Mascoma Field Hockey Edges Littleton

Friday, October 10, 2014

West Canaan — Julia Fox’s first varsity goal was a crucial one for the Mascoma High field hockey team Friday, the freshman’s strike with 16 minutes to play, lifting her squad to a 3-2 victory over Littleton. Fox …