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Local Roundup: Newport Softball Walks Off in Opener

Friday, April 17, 2015

Newport — With no seniors on their roster this season, the Newport High softball team will have to rely on the young’uns to get victories this spring. And it appears the Tigers aren’t so young that they don’t possess a sense of drama. Freshman Kendall Hamilton blasted a seventh-inning, one-out triple to deep center field, scoring sophomore Gabby Scanlon with the winning run as Newport toppled Gilford, 5-4, for a season-opening victory. Talk about saving the best for last: The Tigers (1-0) erased a 2-1 deficit with a three-run sixth, saw the Golden Eagles (0-2) score twice in the seventh and then walked away with …

High School Tennis Season Preview: Hartford Teams Form Unlikely Alliance

Friday, April 17, 2015

Joe Denny and Iris Berezin clearly belong to the camp that knows how to make lemonade when life delivers lemons. Berezin, longtime coach of the Hartford High girls tennis team, and Denny, who has guided the Hurricane boys the last five years, faced the prospect of no tennis at all this spring. Both …

Local Roundup: South Royalton Teams Handle Concord

Thursday, April 16, 2015

South Royalton — It never hurts to have a large bounty of players who want to take the mound — especially when they throw the way they did for South Royalton in its season opener. Four sophomores and a senior combined for a no-hitter in a 12-0 win over Concord. “It might be …

New Lebanon Tennis Coach Brings Winning Pedigree

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Lebanon — For now, the most competitive tennis matches Lebanon High senior Max Reed sees come against a 55-year-old opponent with occasionally balky knees. Every so often, however, Michael Haxton will whiz a shot past Reed that the …

Oxbow Girls Lacrosse Seeks Reconstruction

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The Oxbow Union High girls lacrosse program is dead — or at least in suspended animation — for 2015. And that presents an opportunity. Oxbow athletic director Hank Van Orman was forced to pull the plug on the Olympians last month when it became apparent the numbers wouldn’t …

Stevens, Newport Coaches Always Thinking Softball

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Stevens and Newport high schools may be getting new softball coaches, but new certainly does not mean they are new to the game. In the selection of Emily Pegoraro in Claremont and Sam McNeel in the Sunshine Town, …

New Hanover Lacrosse Coach Comes Full Circle

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Hanover — Much is new and much is familiar to Ryan Gardner, who takes over this season as head coach of the Hanover High boys lacrosse team . What’s new is the home in Norwich he and his …

Local Roundup: Big Green Falls to 0-9

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Hanover — Harvard goaltender Courtney Weis’ outstanding save of Jaclyn Leto’s shot as time expired lifted the Harvard women’s lacrosse team to a 9-8 defeat of winless Dartmouth on Wednesday at Scully-Fahey Field. Trailing 7-3 at intermission, Dartmouth (0-9, 0-3 Ivy) used a 5-2 second half to pull …

High School Notes: Marauders Pack Trophy Case

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Hanover — Given the level of dominance the Hanover High girls hockey program enjoys in New Hampshire, this was bound to happen eventually. The Marauders claimed the two top postseason awards handed out by the New Hampshire High …

EOD, Eventually: Oxbow’s French Wants Future in Bomb Disposal

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Maddie French has mapped out a career path, and she hasn’t even graduated from high school yet. She knows what she wants to be and what she wants to do. French wants to be a …

The Original, and Best

Sunday, March 29, 2015

As one of the original high school girls hockey programs in New Hampshire, Hanover High has always thrived on its tradition. With every passing season comes a new chapter of excellence, including this winter’s 19-2-1 team that won …

Lakers Run the Table

Friday, March 27, 2015

Coach Tim LaTorra kept his Sunapee High girls basketball team focused on playing the game and not being worried about the outcome. The result was a lot of favorable outcomes as the Lakers went 24-0 overall and won …

Local Roundup: Unearned Runs Help Dartmouth Softball Split With Terps

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Staff Reports College Park, Md. — A pair of unearned runs in the top of the sixth inning broke a 5-5 tie and propelled the Dartmouth College softball team to an 8-5 win over Maryland on Wednesday and a split of their nonleague doubleheader. The Terrapins (20-13) dominated …