High School Sports

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Local Roundup: Lebanon, Hanover Shine at State Nordic Meet

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Waterville Valley, n.h. — Wednesday was a banner day for the Lebanon High Nordic skiing teams, with the Raider girls placing second and the boys finishing third at the NHIAA Division II state championships at the Waterville Valley Nordic Center. Hanover’s boys and girls were both fourth. Caroline Wren and Grace Stott placed fifth and sixth, respectively, in both the classic and freestyle races for Lebanon, which was beaten out by Kennett. Wren’s times were 17:19.2 and 14:17.5, while Stott posted times of 17:23.5 and 14:32.8. On the boys side, the Raiders were bested by Kennett and Plymouth, with Owen Johnstone placing 10th in the …

Marauders Come Through When It Counts

Thursday, February 11, 2016

West Lebanon — Seth Stadheim breathed a sigh of relief after the game. His Hanover High boys hockey teammates in the Campion Rink locker room were in the process of doing the same. A loss on Wednesday night to Pelham-Alvirne would have been bad. Really bad, particularly given Hanover’s uncharacteristic shutout loss to …

Local Roundup: Sharon Girls End 10-Game Losing Streak

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Sharon — Victory at last. The Sharon Academy girls basketball team snapped a 10-game losing streak on Tuesday night when the Phoenix rode a strong third-quarter effort to a 47-43 victory over visiting Websterville Baptist. Sharon (4-12) broke a 22-22 deadlock at halftime by outscoring Websterville 15-7 in the third quarter. The Phoenix …

Marathon Meet: After Nine Hours, Oxbow Teams Settle for Second

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Northfield, Vt. — It came down to the wire for Oxbow High’s girls indoor track and field team on Saturday in its race for a state title against defending Vermont Division II state champion Rice Memorial. After nine …

High School Roundup: Hanover’s Stocken Rockin’ on the Slopes

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Waterville Valley, n.h. — David Stocken had a huge day on the slopes for the Hanover High ski team on Friday, winning both the boys slalom and giant slalom in a five-school race at Waterville Valley. Stocken dominated …

Raiders Lance Sabers: Lebanon Takes Key D-II Showdown

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Lebanon — Souhegan High girls basketball head coach Mike Heaney hadn’t seen anything like it in 12 years of coaching the game. Two points in the first quarter. That’s all the Sabers could muster through their first eight minutes. What was supposed to be a showdown of two …

Local Roundup: Hartford Boys Handle Springfield

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Springfield, Vt. — Entering the stretch run of the regular season, the Hartford High boys basketball team appears to be jelling at the right time. Playing cohesively on both sides of the floor, the Hurricanes dashed to a …

Local Roundup: Marauders Ground Hawks at the Last Second

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Exeter, n.h. — Seth Stadheim put the Hanover High boys hockey team in the win column at the last possible moment on Wednesday night. Intercepting a loose puck in the Marauders’ end, Stadheim went the length of the …

Mascoma Wrestling Hits the Mats: Royals Enjoying First Varsity Season

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

West Canaan — Willie Stone can’t imagine doing anything else in the winter. That’s not exactly something he saw himself saying four years ago. Stone was admittedly wary of Mascoma’s new club wrestling team, but the commitment to …

Local Roundup: Hanover Boys Back to Stun Merrimack Valley

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Penacook, n.h. — Down, but not out. The Hanover High boys basketball team was nearly run off the floor out of the gates during Tuesday night’s visit to Merrimack Valley, trailing 20-6 late in the first quarter. The …

Hartford Girls Fend Off Windsor

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Windsor — Hartford High held off a furious fourth-quarter comeback by Windsor on Tuesday night to eke out a 42-38 win in a Marble Valley League girls basketball game at Windsor High. The Hurricanes went into the final eight minutes with what looked like a comfortable 37-23 lead. …

Back Where He Belongs: Returning Chappell Gives Lakers a Spark

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Sunapee — Issaiah Chappell’s first Sunapee practice this season was a bit surreal. The team had already made a dent in New Hampshire Division IV play, keeping pace with the league’s top teams despite his absence. Mike Platt …

Local Roundup: SoRo Boys Survive Raptors

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Orford — The South Royalton School boys basketball program hasn’t enjoyed season-long success in a while, and coach Pete Howe’s biggest tasks remains teaching his Royals how to handle success. Nights like Monday won’t hurt Howe’s efforts. Four players contributed to a 7-for-10 stretch from the foul line …