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Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Hockey Wins in Empire State

Friday, December 19, 2014

Massena, n.y. — A day that started by reliving a miracle ended with the Hanover High girls hockey team earning a 6-0 win over BFA-St. Albans at the Massena Tournament on Friday night. The Marauders held a morning skatearound at Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid, N.Y. Done with a warm-up in the building that laid witness to the 1980 “Miracle on Ice,” Hanover later set upon dispatching the Comets. Kelly Brigham put Hanover on the board in the first period with an unassisted goal. Ella Williams then capped a nice play, taking a breakaway off a blocked shot from her own blue line the …

Hopkinton Flies Over Stevens Boys

Friday, December 19, 2014

Claremont — Hopkinton, a team with 12 players who did not play varsity basketball before this season, might have not presented a crisp offensive game, but there was nothing wrong with its defense, as the Hawks kept the pressure on all night and came away with a 60-41 win over Stevens at Carr Gymnasium on Friday night. The Cardinals were playing their home …

Lebanon Cruises to Doubleheader Sweep of Hanover

Friday, December 19, 2014

Hanover — Given the various options for a ballhandling guard during a three-on-one break, Lebanon High sophomore K.J. Matte chose the one on Friday night that might come to define what this year’s Raiders are all about. He whipped a behind-the-back pass to a wide-open Greg Roberge, who calmly buried a 3-pointer in …

KUA Hoopsters Roll

Monday, December 15, 2014

Staff Reports Babson Park, Mass. — The Kimball Union Academy boys basketball team wrapped up a successful weekend in suburban Boston by toppling Phillips Andover, 62-29, at the Babson College Showcase on Sunday. Crew Ainge put up a game-high 21 points for the Wildcats (4-2), with 19 of …

Girls Basketball Preview: Sunapee Appears Poised for Another Deep Playoff Run

Sunday, December 14, 2014

The Sunapee High School girls basketball team nearly brought home hardware last winter. Even with a loss to undefeated Hinsdale in the NHIAA Division IV championship game, the Lakers could at least go into the offseason knowing that …

Local Roundup: Hartford Rains 3-Pointers on U-32

Sunday, December 14, 2014

East Montpelier, Vt. — The Hartford High boys basketball team plans to rely heavily on outside shooting this season 3-pointer. At U-32 on Saturday, the Raiders certainly received a heavy dose of it. Hartford sank 14 3-pointers in a 68-44 win, improving to 2-0 against a U-32 unit …

Pool Party: Stevens High Gets Long-Waited Home Meet

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Claremont — Stevens High hosted the school’s first indoor swim meet Saturday at the new community center, and the reaction from coaches, officials and swimmers was as expected. “I love it,” said Kearsarge sophomore Kasey Lipscomb, a sentiment …

Local Roundup: Bishop Brady Spoils Lebanon Girls’ Home Opener

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Lebanon — It wasn’t the way the Lebanon High girls basketball team wanted to christen the new-look Lang Metcalf Gym. The Raiders shot poorly from both the floor and the free throw line in a season-opening 36-29 loss …

Junior Center’s 32-Point Night Leads Windsor Boys

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Windsor — When Michael Bradley was a freshman, there was evidence that his high school basketball career could be something special. Now Bradley is a junior and the 6-foot-5 center had a special game as he scored 32 points as Windsor overcame a barrage of 3-point shots to …

Hoop Neophyte Leads Yellowjackets to Easy Win

Friday, December 12, 2014

Windsor — Maddie Morse never played organized basketball until her freshman year. Then she realized after soccer season was over she did not have much to do. She’s doing a lot now. On Thursday night, the junior scored 18 points as Windsor rebounded from a less-than-dazzling performance in …

New Oxbow Hoop Coach Looks to Right the Ship

Friday, December 12, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The coach the Oxbow Union High School boys basketball team didn’t know it would have nearly saw the players he didn’t know he’d be coaching get a victory the Olympians didn’t appear to be in …

Local Roundup: Newport Girls Rally Past Hopkinton

Friday, December 12, 2014

Newport — Kaitlyn Batista’s 3-pointer — her only basket of the game — with 35 seconds left lifted the Newport High girls basketball team to a 39-38 win over Hopkinton on Thursday night. Batista’s basket was the Tigers’ third straight from long range in their late rally. Newport’s …

By Don’s Early Light: Stars Speak Out, and Young Athletes Should Take Notice

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

OK, boys and girls, today we are going to deviate a bit from our usual athletic chalk talk. Instead of the gymnasium, we are heading into the classroom for a discussion on civics. Specifically, we’re going to consider …