High School Sports

Members of Hanover's girls hockey team celebrate after their second goal against Bishop Brady-Trinity during the state championship at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, N.H., on Saturday, March 14, 2015. Hanover won 6-3. (Valley News - Sarah Shaw) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

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 the program’s sixth consecutive state championship. The achievement is nothing new for the Marauders, who have won seven of eight titles since the NHIAA began sanctioning the sport. Their dominance predates even that, with three consecutive “unofficial” crowns before the sport became recognized prior to the 2007-08 season. Hanover’s vivid history is something not lost on players. In fact, it’s one of the primary motivating vehicles for …

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 New Hampshire’s Division IV championship. Sunapee, looking for its first state title since winning three …

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 the opener, besting the Big Green (7-12) in six innings, 18-8. Dartmouth leaped to the …

Windsor AD Announces His Departure

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Windsor — While all the hoop stars from Vermont were performing at the Vermont Basketball Coaches Association Senior All-Star Game on Saturday, the top news of the day was that longtime Windsor athletic director Bob Hingston announced he …

Dartmouth Still 6th at NCAA Meet

Friday, March 13, 2015

Lake Placid, n.y. — Dartmouth sophomore Patrick Caldwell, who won the national title in the 10-kilometer freestyle on Wednesday, led a trio of Big Green skiers in the 20K classic on Friday to help the Big Green maintain its sixth-place standing at the NCAA Skiing Championships. Caldwell finished …

Lebanon Cruises to Semifinals

Friday, March 13, 2015

Lebanon — There are nights when the Lebanon High boys basketball team’s approach to offense reflects that of a gambling addict: If some is good, more must be better. The Raiders usually come up aces. Take the third …

Hanover Has Its Football Coach

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Hanover — Hanover High is tapping into a builder of football programs in hopes of constructing something good for the Marauders. Sam Cavallaro will take over the reins formerly held by Mike Ivanoski as head football coach at …

Marauders, Again: After Dispatching Lebanon, Hanover Eyes a Six-Peat

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Concord — Seven years. Six opportunities. Five different schools. The cream of the NHIAA’s girls hockey crop has been trying — and failing — to knock the Hanover Marauders off their perch as the premier program in the …

Marauders Do a Lot With a Little

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Hanover — There was joy in the stands and singing and dancing in the locker room. There was also some of the most stingy defense you ever saw and the fewest points that Tim Winslow has ever seen …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Boys Hoop Cruises to Quarters

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Lebanon — The ball moved around. And the Lebanon High boys basketball team moved on. Guards KJ Matte and Ryan Milliken worked the roundball around all night, combining for 45 points as the fourth-seeded Raiders rolled over No. 13 Oyster River, 82-60, in an NHIAA Division II first-round …

Three? It’s No Crowd; If It’s a Sport, Windsor’s Comstock Plays It — and Probably Well

Monday, March 9, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — A body is never at rest in the universe of Katey Comstock. The shot put flies, the basketball slaps the floor, the bowling ball bears down without mercy on the pins. Sitting is not Comstock’s …

Rowing for Dollars

Monday, March 9, 2015

Hanover High junior Annie Olsen, right, cheers on senior Quinn Valence during the Hanover High School Rowathon on Sunday. Nearly 140 members of Hanover’s crew team hit the R.W. Black Center to row continuously in shifts from 7 …

Local Roundup: KUA Toppled In NEPSAC Finale

Monday, March 9, 2015

Windsor, Conn. — The Kimball Union Academy girls basketball team’s bid to retain its New England Preparatory School Athletic Council Class C championship came up short in Sunday’s regional tournament title game, as Connecticut’s Hamden Hall denied the Wildcats in a 69-52 decision. KUA (20-7) was making its …