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Local Roundup: Raiders Match ’13 Win Total

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Lebanon — Freshmen Nate Perkins, Nate Gariepy and Caleb Broughton might not have known what they were getting themselves into when they landed spots on the Lebanon High baseball roster this spring. But they — and coach Doug Ashey — certainly do now. Perkins put out a seventh-inning fire on the mound aided by a diving Gariepy catch and Broughton contributed a pair of runs batted in as the Raiders squeezed out a 4-3 win over John Stark on Wednesday at Lebanon High School. Perkins picked up the save, inducing three fly-ball outs after junior Noah Mayes tired in the final frame of an otherwise …

New Oxbow Coach Gets Assist From Spouse

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Donna Hatch never saw herself as a high school sports coach, but there she was Wednesday, not only leading the Oxbow Union High girls lacrosse team, but coming in contact with her boisterous assistant during a disagreement on the sidelines. “Coach, do we have enough on defense?” bellowed her husband, …

Lebanon Baseball Looking Ahead After ‘Ugly’ 2013

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Lebanon — The next beautiful car wreck Doug Ashey sees will be his first. The nice thing about a new baseball season is the freshness of a new start. Ashey, the 14th-year head coach of the Lebanon High baseball team and a 21-year veteran of the coaching realm, could use a new beginning, …

Local Roundup: Royals Find Plenty of Arms

Thursday, April 17, 2014

South Royalton — The South Royalton baseball team is still trying to find its batting stroke, but the Royals apparently don’t lack for pitching arms. Coach Mike Ballou sent five different hurlers to the mound, a group that backstopped a 13-7 win over Whitcomb at Alumni Field on …

Cosmos Handle Yellowjackets in Opener

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — The game went pretty much according to the script. Windsor High’s softball team, with freshmen dotting the roster, showed its youth while the veteran Springfield team exhibited why it has expectations for a big season. The result was a 14-2 Cosmos win at Bill Robinson …

Local Roundup: Engineers Start Strong

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Haverhill — The Woodsville High softball team found no shortage of stars in a season-opening 13-1 rout of Gorham on Wednesday. The game was limited to five innings because of the mercy rule. Ally O’Shana led the offense …

No Saying No This Time for Tigers’ Spanos

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Newport — After seven years serving as a devoted assistant to Rob Woodward on the Lebanon Post 22 American Legion baseball team, Newport High social studies teacher Tim Spanos was finally ready to walk away from the game. …

Teams Ready to Hit the Fields

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

When spring gets a late start in the Upper Valley, it means the same for local high school lacrosse teams. Sara Ecker, the 20th-year coach of the Lebanon High girls program, can’t recall a season where her team …

Hanover Hits Numbers Crunch: Shorthanded Squad Slowed in Opener

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hanover — Backs bent, shoulders drooped and expressions were grim Monday as the Hanover High boys lacrosse team gathered at halftime of its season opener. A squad expected to possibly contend for a state title found itself trailing …

Eyes Front and Center

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

South Royalton’s Nick Howe makes it home safe before Montpelier’s Nat Swyer can make the tag in the fourth inning the Royals’ 10-8 win on Monday. Howe had an RBI double in the victory. See Local Roundup, page …

South Royalton Shows Early-Season Form in Victory

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

South Royalton — Typical of spring, the South Royalton High baseball team did a few things that happen to a team with minimal outdoor practice time. Typical of a defending state champion, the Royals did plenty right in …

Lebanon Tennis Takes Season Opener

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Manchester — The Lebanon High girls tennis team opened its season a strong note with an 8-1 victory at Manchester West on Friday. The Raiders earned singles victories from Brianna Li (8-1), Brielle Giaccone (8-5), Ashley O’Keefe (8-3), Megan Mason (8-1) and Abby Wilkinson (8-3). In doubles, the …

‘I Thought I Wasn’t Done Yet’: Mascoma Gives Ball to Lawrence

Friday, April 11, 2014

West Canaan — As enjoyable as it may have been, watching high school football from above the sidelines wasn’t what Les Lawrence wanted. He needed to be on the sidelines. And, once more, he is. A football coaching …