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High School Sports

Lebanon head coach Michael Haxton celebrates with Terran Campbell, left, and Max Reed, right, after their doubles win against Oyster River 8 - 1 at the CCBA in Lebanon, N.H. Thursday, May 28, 2015. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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Raiders Reach Finals: Lebanon Boys Tennis Tops Oyster River for First N.H. Championship Visit

Friday, May 29, 2015

Lebanon — Max Reed was nervous, hadn’t slept much the night before. The Lebanon High senior had no idea what to expect in his No. 1 singles match against Oyster River freshman Henry Bulkley on Thursday as the Raiders sought their first-ever berth in the NHIAA Division II state finals. But Reed had heard that his young opponent’s textbook groundstrokes …

Local Roundup: Oxbow Softball Backs Bourgeois’ 100th K With Offense

Friday, May 29, 2015

Lyndonville, Vt. — The relentless offensive attack of the Oxbow softball team pounded out 23 hits en route to beating host Lyndon 19-4 on Thursday afternoon. Sophomore pitcher Mary Bourgeois scattered 12 hits but struck out five, including her 100th strikeout of the season, while allowing three earned runs to pick up the …

Hanover Hosting Alumni Game

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Hanover — The Hanover High baseball program is seeking former Marauders of all ages to take part in an alumni game scheduled for June 20 at 1 p.m. on the Dresden Athletic Fields diamond. A post-game cookout is also scheduled to be part of the day. The cost to participate is $20 to cover food and a commemorative T-shirt and $10 for those …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Boys Roll to CVC Championship

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Langdon, n.h. — The Lebanon High boys track and field team cruised to a victory over a field of 16 teams in the CVC Championship meet hosted by Fall Mountain on Saturday. The Raider girls trailed only Monadnock …

Lebanon Lacrosse Bugged Out by Kearsarge

Sunday, May 17, 2015

North Sutton — The Lebanon High girls lacrosse team suffered a significant setback before Saturday’s opening faceoff at Kearsarge when attacker Erika Moffitt sprained her ankle and was lost for the evening. Once the game began, the Raiders …

Having a Net-Together: Hurricanes Make Do With Co-Op Unit

Friday, May 15, 2015

White River Junction — Iris Berezin has seen a lot of things in 32 years of coaching Hartford High tennis, but nothing like what this spring has brought. Out of necessity, the school combined its boys and girls …

Local Roundup: Lakers Top Rams in Eight Innings

Friday, May 15, 2015

Sunapee — The Sunapee High softball team improved to 10-2 with a 6-5 win over Nute as Rachel Malanga delivered the winning run with a base hit in the bottom of the eighth inning. The Lakers grabbed an …

Learning on the Job: Rebuilding Wasps Receive a Tough Lesson From Mounties

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Woodstock — It was just one of those days for Woodstock High baseball — another one of those days. Lack of experience, a lack of concentration at times that led to errors and missed plays, and a hot …

Local Roundup: Woodstock Junior Scores 100th Goal

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Manchester, Vt. — Lauren Kaija struck for her 100th career goal to help the Woodstock Union High girls lacrosse team to a dominant second-half showing in a 14-10 victory at Burr & Burton on Thursday afternoon. Kaija, a …

Local Roundup: Whitcomb Softball Rallies Past Black River

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Bethel — The Whitcomb High softball team trailed, 8-5, going into the bottom of the seventh inning and turned what was shaping up to be a disappointing loss into a thrilling 9-8 win over Black River on Wednesday. …

The Swing Is the Thing in Stevens’ Win

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Newport — When Ryan Napsey was a freshman and the late Ralph Silva was an assistant coach on the Stevens High baseball team, the veteran mentor took one look at Napsey’s swing and said: “Don’t change a thing. …

Local Roundup: Kennedy, Raiders Solid at CVC North Track Meet

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Windsor — Local athletes made their marks on Tuesday when 10 schools converged on Windsor High’s Murphy-Morse Oval for the Connecticut Valley Conference North track and field meet. In the girls 200-meter dash, Lebanon’s Corinne Kennedy was first …

Oxbow Softball Conquers Twinfield

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — After a hiccup to start the season, the Oxbow Union High School softball team is beginning to look equally as strong as any Olympian team in recent memory. Oxbow mercy-ruled visiting Twinfield on Tuesday, 18-3 in five innings, the O’s fifth straight win since a …