High School Sports

The Hanover Golf team members surround their trophy after being announced the winner of the New Hampshire Division II golf championship at the Pease Golf Course in Portsmouth, N.H., on October 9, 2014. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap)

Fore for Two

Sunday, November 23, 2014

New Hampshire high school golf teams have the advantage of an entire summer to get their games tuned up for the fall season. Then it’s a one-month dash for a championship. Out of four NHIAA Divisions, Hanover and Newport owned two of them in October. The Marauders won the Division II team title for the third time in four years, …

Injuries, Miscues Doom Newport Bid for State Crown

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Durham, n.h. — The Newport High football team did virtually everything it wanted against anyone not named Campbell this season. Unfortunately for the Tigers, it was another dose of heartache against the Cougars on Saturday in the NHIAA Division III state championship game at the University of New Hampshire’s Cowell Stadium. Looking to …

Newport, Campbell Already Familiar Foes

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Newport — Last Saturday, when Newport was beating Gilford to advance to today’s NHIAA Division III football championship game, the scores of Campbell’s semifinal visit to Bow were gradually relayed to the Maryn Field crowd over the public-address system. Each time the crowd was told that the Cougars were winning, there was a …

Stevens-Bow Girls Soccer a Battle of High-Flying Birds

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Claremont — In 2012 the Bow High girls soccer team lost the New Hampshire Division III championship game to Hopkinton. The Falcons have not lost a game since. When Stevens takes on Bow today in the New Hampshire …

Prep Time for Mascoma Football

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Above: Mascoma quarterback Aiden O’Connell practices a play during the football team’s practice in West Canaan on Tuesday. Mascoma will face Newport in the New Hampshire Division III quarterfinals on Saturday. Left: Mascoma coach Les Lawrence explains a …

Lakers Lower the Boom: Sunapee Girls Win Physical Match

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Sunapee — No shoulder or elbow went unused in Sunapee High’s NHIAA Division IV playoff matchup with Littleton High on Monday, where Lakers and Crusaders were constantly knocking each other off their feet. Despite the physical play, energetic …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Kick Oyster River Out

Monday, November 3, 2014

Hanover — Calm in the eye of a postseason storm, Hanover goalkeeper Ashley Levesque followed eight saves in regular play with two more in a penalty-kick tiebreaker as the Marauders advanced past Oyster River in an NHIAA Division II girls soccer quarterfinal at Merriman-Branch Field on a blustery …

Breeze Blows for Raiders: Lebanon Field Hockey Wins State Title in OT

Monday, November 3, 2014

Bedford, n.h. — Not even high fevers and bad coughs could keep the Lebanon High field hockey team from capturing its second state championship in three years. Senior Emily Perryman — one of several Raiders battling severe autumn …

Stevens Girls Soccer Enjoys Last Word

Monday, November 3, 2014

Claremont — Jazzy Griffin was feeling bad. The Stevens High midfielder had committed a foul that set up visiting Campbell for a goal in their NHIAA Division III girls soccer semifinal that helped the Cougars complete a rally from a 3-1 deficit for a 3-3 tie. But that …

High School Roundup: Hanover Boys Edge Exeter, 2-1

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Hanover — Down a goal for most of the first half, the Hanover High boys soccer team roared back to beat visiting Exeter 2-1 in the New Hampshire Division I quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon. The Marauders’ Jake Acker earned a start in place of the injured Jonah Levine …

Rice Gives Woodstock Boys a Buzzkill in OT

Sunday, November 2, 2014

South Burlington, Vt. — It took Rice Memorial High boys soccer coach Matt Gazo 27 years to get a chance for revenge against Woodstock. Then it took overtime and a great play from his best player to secure …

TSA Boys Thwarted Again in Final

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Bethel — So close, yet again, but still not quite enough. The Sharon Academy boys soccer team entered Saturday’s Vermont Division IV state championship game against Twin Valley at the Bethel Athletic Fields riding a 16-game winning streak …

Otter Valley Stings Windsor Football in Semifinals

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Brandon, Vt. — Maybe Otter Valley losing the coin toss was for the best. With the toss falling in No. 4 Windsor’s favor, the Yellowjackets (6-3) elected to give Otter Valley (8-1) the ball first. The top-seeded Otters didn’t waste the opportunity as Josef Scarborough collected the kickoff …