High School Sports

Maddie French, 17, and Oxbow High School lacrosse player and member of the track and field team, is in the delayed entry program for the Marines. She will leave for boot camp at Parris Island in South Carolina just after graduating from Oxbow High School in June. Friday, March 27, 2015. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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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 U.S. Marine, and she wants to disarm explosives. A few days after graduation from Oxbow Union High School in June, she’ll travel to Parris Island, S.C., for 12 weeks of what the U.S. Marine Corps calls the most demanding recruit training in the world and, according to the USMC website, “where sand fleas await in open swamps.” She’ll dive right in to face a rigorous challenge that …

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 …

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: 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 …

Sudden Heartbreaker: Just Like That, Proctor Denies Sharon First Title

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Barre, Vt. — Oh, Sharon. Oh poor, poor Sharon. The little school above the White River, the one still building a history, had some in its grasp on Saturday afternoon. A first state team championship in any sport, …

Plenty of Points — and Rebounds — Give Sunapee State Title

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Plymouth, n.h. — The Sunapee High girls basketball team was determined not to let this one slip away. Not after what happened last year. Not after building a big early lead this time against a stubborn Colebrook team. …

23 and Wow: Wasps Back on Top

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Barre, Vt. — For the early part of Monday’s Vermont Division II boys basketball semifinal at the Barre Auditorium, Woodstock’s Connor Fegard couldn’t find his shot with a flashlight, compass, search party or GPS. In Saturday’s final, Fegard …

Raptors Are Bedeviled Yet Again

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Barre, Vt. — When Williamstown High boys basketball coach Jack Carrier took over the program six years ago, his goal was to help the Blue Devils experience the feeling he enjoyed winning a state title with the team …

Essex Edges Windsor for Bowling Title

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Barre, Vt. — The defending state champion Windsor bowling team had their reign come to an end with a 4-games-to-3 loss to No. 1 seed Essex in the Baker bowl finals at Twin City Lanes on Saturday afternoon. …

Newport Falls to Campbell in D-III Quarterfinals

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Newport — All teams have a game plan, but rarely does it work like the one Campbell brought to Newport on Saturday night. In a New Hampshire Division III quarterfinal matching two 15-4 teams, the No. 4 Tigers …

Local Roundup: Hanover Boys End Regular Season on High Note

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Hanover — The surging Hanover High boys basketball team closed its regular season with a 46-36 victory over visiting Goffstown on Thursday night. The Marauders won six of their last eight games and to finish the regular season …

Joyous Raptors: Rivendell Soars to Championship Game

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Barre, Vt. — While breaking away from any team huddle or timeout, the Rivendell Academy boys basketball team collectively shouts “All in!” — a phrase the Raptors say is indicative of their aggressive play and cohesiveness. During Thursday …

Williamstown Thwarts Randolph’s Dramatic Comeback

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Barre, Vt. — Those Devils. They handed Randolph its only three losses last season, including a win in the state title game. And Thursday night, they did it again at the Aud, this time in the semifinals. But …