High School Sports

Tigers Top Con-Val

Monday, December 22, 2014

Keene, n.h. — Alexis Hurd scored 21 points as Newport High’s girls basketball team defeated Con-Val 45-29 in the consolation round of the Keene State College holiday tournament. Hurd was 11-for-12 from the free-throw line and pulled down 11 rebounds for Newport, which lost to Keene in its tourney opener on Saturday. Teammate Krystin Kibbey added 10 points and 11 rebounds. Jordan Mills and Kelsey Walker scored 10 points apiece …

Thetford Girls Look to Prowl Again

Monday, December 22, 2014

Thetford — After losing seven seniors and more than 60 percent of the scoring from last season’s 22-1, Vermont Division III champion, Thetford Academy girls basketball coach Eric Ward is viewing each game this season as a single step. It’s a long ladder, and the Panthers will need to reestablish their footing at …

20 and Out: Hanover Coach Ends Memorable Two-Decade Career

Monday, December 22, 2014

Hanover — Longtime Hanover High School athletic director Mike Jackson believes the ultimate compliment for football coach Mike Ivanoski comes from the number of former Marauders who keep in touch long after their playing days are done. Beginning next year, however, those reunions will have to occur beyond the confines of Merriman-Branch Field. …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Boys Ride Hot Second Quarter Past Oxbow

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Orford — Tim Stimson scored 19 points and Kolin Huntington added 17 as the Rivendell Academy boys basketball team defeated Oxbow, 66-58. The score by quarters was fairly balanced, except in the second, when the Raptors (2-1) outscored the Olympians (1-2) 17-7 to grab a 35-24 halftime lead. …

Windsor Boys Upend Hartford

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

White River Junction — As a Windsor High graduate, Hartford boys basketball coach Steve Landon learned the art of press-and-run while playing for Yellowjackets coach Harry Ladue in the 1980s. Landon and the Hurricanes used that method to …

A Love for Lebanon: City to Recognize Linda Preston for 40 Years of Service to Youth

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Lebanon — The dateline says it all for Linda Preston. She is Lebanon — born and bred; heart and soul. As a coach and educator in the city, Preston, 62, has molded the lives of the children in …

Local Roundup: Five-Time Champ Hanover Girls Hockey Rolls in Season Debut

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

West Lebanon — Senior co-captain Sarah Wagner combined with her freshman sister, Cate, for a pair of goals — with kid sis getting her first varsity strike — as the Hanover High girls hockey team kicked off its …

Local Roundup: Hanover’s Krass Third at Dew Tour Slopestyle

Monday, December 15, 2014

Breckenridge, Colo. — She keeps sounding like she’s surprised. The recent record, however, says that nothing Hanover’s Julia Krass has accomplished on snow lately should be shocking at all. The 17-year-old made the podium in her first freeskiing start of the season on Saturday, claiming third place 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 …