High School Sports

Local Roundup: Stevens Girls Soccer Earns First Victory

Monday, August 31, 2015

Claremont — The Stevens High girls soccer team answered an early Conant goal with four of their own as the Cardinals went on to defeat the Orioles 5-3 Monday afternoon, bringing their early-season record to 1-1. Jazmyn Griffin completed a hat trick for the Cardinals, while Jenna Pond and Josie Lafreniere each added goals of their own in the victory. Stevens goalkeeper Amber Duford made nine saves. Conant’s Jordon Bamish, …

Back to the Chalkboard: Undaunted, Clary Hopes For a Windsor Field Hockey Rebuild

Monday, August 31, 2015

Windsor — When you are 66 years old, have been doing the same thing that you love for the last 42 years and it’s taken away from you, maybe there should be some anger, some resentment. Sandy Clary isn’t feeling it, however, even in the face of not having a field hockey team …

Local Roundup: Bronze for Cox At World Juniors

Monday, August 31, 2015

Singapore — Hannah Cox is coming home with a FINA World Junior Swimming Championships medal. The 17-year-old member of the Upper Valley Aquatic Club swim team closed junior worlds on Sunday by winning a bronze medal in her women’s 200-meter freestyle specialty. After two near-miss podium efforts earlier in the six-day meet, Cox shaved a hundredth of a second off her personal best …

Maximizing Maxfield

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Hartford High boys soccer team practices at the Maxfield Sports Complex in White River Junction on Tuesday. This is the first year that the team has access to the new facility. The Hurricanes begin their season next …

Canes Desire Better in Coach’s Second Year

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

White River Junction — The driveway and parking lots at Hartford High School feature cracked pavement, gaping potholes and fading paint. The battered surfaces could serve as a metaphor for the Hurricanes’ 2014 football season, when a 3-6 …

High Shgool Notes: VPA Tells Schools to Monitor Heat Levels

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

What was once a suggestion for avoiding heat-related health issues is now a requirement with the Vermont high school sports season on the horizon. Where the Vermont Principals Association recommended its schools keep an eye on the effects of heat on athletes, the governing body for high school …

Preseason Tune-Up

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Above: The Stevens High field hockey team warms up before their scrimmage with Hartford at Monadnock Park in Claremont on Monday. Left: The Hartford field hockey team cheers their teammates on the field during a scrimmage against Springfield …

Some Preseason Kicks

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Rivendell Academy’s Quenla Haehnel, left, battles a foe from Leland & Gray during a preseason jamboree in Orford on Saturday. The Raptors start their season on Sept. 3 against Thetford. Valley News — Tris Wykes …

Hanover Football Launches New Era Under New Coach

Friday, August 21, 2015

Hanover — No one knows how well the Hanover High football team will perform this season. But the Marauders will at least look snappy in new black helmets and jerseys. With a first-year head coach, a rejiggered offense …

Double Option: Olympians Have Willing Replacements at Quarterback

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Since his time playing in the Bradford Bulldogs youth football program, Dametres Perry had been friend and quarterback Tristan Longmoore’s favorite target. This fall, Perry will take his best crack at replacing him. Longmoore — …

Low Numbers Means No Field Hockey in Windsor

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Windsor — Windsor High School suspended its field hockey program for the coming season on Thursday, citing low numbers and a lack of success in finding new recruits. Jim Taft, Windsor’s first-year athletic director, confirmed the decision. He …

Short-Handed Cardinals Look to End Title Drought

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Claremont — Every year at this time, high school teams take the field with legs pumping, lungs bursting and dreams of pointing the index finger at the camera dancing in their heads. Every team today is undefeated. It …

From HHS to USA: Marauders’ Hartman Named to U18 Team

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Hanover — A person faced with the knowledge of coming up short of a desired goal can react one of two ways. She can accept the decision and move on. Or she follow Matti Hartman’s example over the …