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Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Tennis Left in the Dark

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Hanover — It’s not often that indoor tennis matches are halted on account of darkness, but that was the case Wednesday for the Hanover High and Windham girls teams, which were roughly 30 minutes into their NHIAA Division II quarterfinal match when Dartmouth College’s Boss Tennis Center lost power. “Everyone was wondering what happened and then some emergency floodlights came on,” said Hanover coach Liz Murray, whose second-seeded Marauders are 14-0, but lost a tiebreaker to equally-undefeated Portsmouth for the draw’s top slot. “We told the girls to stay on the court at first, but after 10 minutes, we had them come upstairs to hang …

Just a Scouting Mission: Rivendell Second in Section, Returns to States

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Brattleboro, Vt. — Say this about Rivendell Academy golf coach Justin Bonnett: He’s no Dale Earnhardt. It isn’t about the wheels, a given since Bonnett’s preferred mode of transportation (a golf cart) would be laughable competition for the late Intimidator’s NASCAR Chevrolets. What Bonnett gets that Earnhardt sometimes didn’t is context: Earnhardt considered …

Raiders Romp on Falcons

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Bow, n.h. — It was a victorious but tired group of Lebanon High girls lacrosse players who boarded the bus for a ride home late Tuesday afternoon. An hour’s drive to play at Bow, followed by a lengthy NHIAA Division III contest featuring 32 goals and hot and humid conditions added up to …

Mount Anthony’s Comeback Deflates Woodstock

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Woodstock — Balloons attached to a chain link fence bobbed in the breeze Wednesday as part of the Woodstock High boys lacrosse’s team’s senior day festivities. By afternoon’s end, however, visiting Mount Anthony had let the air out …

‘A Good Run’: Longtime Hartford Coach Calls It a Career

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

White River Junction — After earning career win No. 300 last fall, 28-year Hartford High field hockey coach Heather Scudder was soon asked about her plans for retirement. She had none, but that changed at some point this …

Local Roundup: Hanover Baseball Wins in Extra Innings

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Hanover — Down by a run heading into the bottom of the eighth inning, the Hanover High baseball team rallied to win 8-7 in walk-off fashion over Manchester West on Tuesday afternoon. Trailing 7-6 after allowing a run …

Raptors Thrown a Curve: Off-Speed Pitching Serves South Royalton Baseball Well

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Orford — Things really worked for Dalton McDougall. For six innings against Rivendell, the sophomore pitcher for South Royalton High was in control of a nasty curveball that helped him and his hard-hitting teammates breeze to a 9-4 …

Local Roundup: Hartford Baseball Drops First of Season

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

White River Junction — Be careful for what you wish, as the Hartford High baseball team found out Monday during a 4-2 loss to Mount Anthony. The setback was the Hurricanes’ first of the season, dropping them to …

Jacks Honor 1975 Team, Bow to Rutland

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Windsor — Apparently, a loss at Hanover helped fuel Windsor’s drive to the Vermont state baseball championship in 1975. On Saturday, before Windsor’s game with visiting Rutland, the Yellowjackets’ state championship team of ’75 was honored, and there …

Keepers of the Flame: Private School Outduels Hanover for Top Prize

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Hanover — The Fullington Flame is staying with Tabor Academy. In the 10th annual regatta between Hanover High and Tabor, a private school located on Massachusetts’ south coast, the Seawolves swept five boys races and won one of …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Boys Roll to CVC Championship

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Langdon, n.h. — The Lebanon High boys track and field team cruised to a victory over a field of 16 teams in the CVC Championship meet hosted by Fall Mountain on Saturday. The Raider girls trailed only Monadnock …

Lebanon Lacrosse Bugged Out by Kearsarge

Sunday, May 17, 2015

North Sutton — The Lebanon High girls lacrosse team suffered a significant setback before Saturday’s opening faceoff at Kearsarge when attacker Erika Moffitt sprained her ankle and was lost for the evening. Once the game began, the Raiders …

Having a Net-Together: Hurricanes Make Do With Co-Op Unit

Friday, May 15, 2015

White River Junction — Iris Berezin has seen a lot of things in 32 years of coaching Hartford High tennis, but nothing like what this spring has brought. Out of necessity, the school combined its boys and girls …