High School Sports

Lebanon freshman Clare Brown, 14, top of circle, joins in a team cheer with her Lebanon teammates before a meet at the CCBA in Lebanon, N.H. Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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Local Roundup: Hanover Skiers Shine

Friday, January 30, 2015

Waterville Valley, n.h. — The Hanover High boys and girls alpine ski teams each triumphed Friday during three-way meets at Waterville Valley Resort. Only the giant slalom event was held because of poor conditions. Hanover’s Conner Austin won the boys competition, followed by teammates David Stocken in second, Allessandro Vastoni in fourth and Finn Higgins in fifth. Lebanon’s Will Patch …

Stevens Girls Crush Hillsboro

Friday, January 30, 2015

Claremont — Girls basketball at Hillsboro-Deering High School has been going through a transition period that has seen the school go from a state champion in 2007-08 to a team that took the floor at Carr Gym on Friday night that for the eighth time this season scored less than 15 points. “It difficult,” H-D coach Jeff Soule said. “I’m a retired guy …

Local Roundup: Raptors Take Royals to Boarding School

Thursday, January 29, 2015

South Royalton — A loss at Sharon Academy last week, influenced by a 44-33 rebounding discrepancy, awoke the Rivendell Academy boys basketball team to the importance of its play under the basket, particularly when it comes to turning offensive rebounds into points. As South Royalton coach Pete Howe put it on Thursday night: …

Local Roundup: Woodstock Skiers Earn Sweep

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Peru, Vt. — Six-hundredths of a second was all that separated the Woodstock boys alpine skiing team from second place. Ian Clarke helped the Wasps emerge on the right side of the razor’s edge, taking first place in …

Hurricanes Use Defense to Shut Down Cosmos

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — Less than three weeks into the season, Hartford High boys basketball coach Steve Landon knew that if his youthful Hurricanes were going to have any success, they would have to make defense a priority. “When you play defense, you don’t have to score as many …

Windsor Rides 3-Point Barrage to Victory Over Newport

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Windsor — A starting lineup featuring three juniors and a freshman would ordinarily mean Windsor High boys basketball coach Harry Ladue has a lot to which he can look forward in the future … if it weren’t for …

Local Roundup: Hartford Girls Enter Win Column

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

White River Junction — There were grins and high-fives all around for the members of the Hartford High girls basketball team Tuesday night. The Hurricanes’ 33-26 victory over visiting Rutland (6-7) was their first of the season. “Basically, …

Tigers Rely on Depth to Hold Off Yellowjackets

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Newport — Getting a big lift from the reserves, Newport was able to hold off a late charge by Windsor to post a 59-52 win Tuesday night in a cross-state girls basketball game at Wheeler Gym. Newport went into the fourth quarter with a 45-35 lead, but as …

Big Loss Becomes Big Gain: Surgery, Changes Helping Windsor’s Atwood

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Windsor — Sarah Atwood has done a lot of things in the 37 years she has been around. She played on a Windsor High School girls basketball team that not only won a state championship, but 47 consecutive …

Wasps Beat Sin Bin, Bulldogs

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Woodstock — There isn’t a whole lot stopping the Woodstock High boys hockey team lately. Even when the Wasps try to stop themselves, someone steps up to save the day. The honor belonged to sophomore goaltender Connor Black …

High School Roundup: Lebanon Nordic Teams Earn Narrow Sweep

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Plainfield — The Lebanon girls and boys Nordic skiing teams made every point count on a cold, clear Saturday at the Plainfield School to earn narrow victories over Hanover and Plymouth. Emily Perryman paced the field in the …

Windsor Boys Cruise Past Bellows Falls

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Westminster, Vt. — Windsor, the top-seeded team in the Division III standings, jumped out to an early lead and dispatched Bellows Falls 56-39 at Holland Gym on Saturday. When these teams met on Dec. 19, the Yellowjackets were 84-48 winners, and while the win was comfortable on Saturday, …

Local Roundup: Whitcomb-Rochester Rolls Past Chelsea, Improves to 8-2

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Rochester, Vt. — As would befit a cooperative varsity girls basketball team, Whitcomb-Rochester splits its home games between two gyms. And the Hornets appear as comfortable at the Rochester School as they do on the hardwood in Bethel. …