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High School Sports

Rivendell Girls Stifle Winooski

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Orford — Rivendell’s defense swarmed Winooski and allowed zero shots on goal for the final hour of the game. With some help from the high-powered offense and the home-field crowd, the second-seeded Raptors (12-1-2) defeated the No. 15 Spartans (4-11), 5-0, in the first round of the Vermont Division III girls playoffs on Wednesday. Rivendell defender Corrie Lyndes was at the forefront of the defensive effort, clearing the ball with …

Whitcomb Girls United in OT Victory

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Bethel — The Whitcomb High girls soccer team’s cooperative with Rochester is working out tremendously well for the Hornets. Rochester products Phoebe Parrish, Brianna Hillier and Sierra Ostrow-Remy have been providing much of Whitcomb’s scoring all season, and it continued Wednesday in a come-from-behind, 2-1 overtime win over Twin Valley in the opening …

Windsor Girls End Nine-Year Drought

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Windsor — Windsor High scored two goals in the first 12 minutes of the second half, then held off a determined Hazen Union comeback for 2-1 win in a Vermont Division III girls soccer first-round game Wednesday at cool and damp MacLeay-Royce Field. It was the Yellowjackets’ first postseason win in nine years. The first 40 minutes were relatively calm, but play opened …

Yellowjackets Getting Used to Saving Best for Last

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Windsor — The mental part of sports is sometimes just as important as the physical performance. On Monday, the Windsor High girls soccer team trailed Leland & Gray, 3-1, and the Yellowjackets looked like they didn’t belong on …

Newport Runs Past Fall Mountain

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Newport — CJ Lawrence ran for 118 yards and four first-half touchdowns as Newport had an easy time with Fall Mountain on Saturday night, 46-6. The junior scored on runs of 1, 3, 10 and 46 yards as the Tigers remained tied with Gilford for first place in …

By Don’s Early Light: Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl ‘Not Dying’

Friday, October 10, 2014

Lebanon — Reports of the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl’s demise in the wake of one Shrine temple’s apparent departure seem to be greatly exaggerated. Rick Ellis, president of the game’s board of directors, on Friday shot down concerns that a recent decision by the Concord-based Bektash Shriners to …

Local Roundup: Mascoma Field Hockey Edges Littleton

Friday, October 10, 2014

West Canaan — Julia Fox’s first varsity goal was a crucial one for the Mascoma High field hockey team Friday, the freshman’s strike with 16 minutes to play, lifting her squad to a 3-2 victory over Littleton. Fox …

Feet of Strength: Lebanon Runs, Kicks Past Hanover

Friday, October 10, 2014

Lebanon — In sophomore Ryan Milliken, the Lebanon High football team always has two legs up on the competition. In senior Tanner Simms, the Raiders can also put their best foot forward. Milliken continued to reward Lebanon coach …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Field Hockey Prevails on Senior Day

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Lebanon — Deb Beach said goodbye to her senior class yesterday after her Lebanon High field hockey team’s 5-0 senior day victory over Merrimack Valley. And it might be a while before Beach sees a class like this one again. In four years, counting yesterday’s victory, the Raider …

Hanover Rides Depth to Another D-II Golf Crown

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Portsmouth, n.h. — The Hanover High golf team has excelled in recent years thanks in large part to superior depth. Windham keeps suffering the consequences of that at the NHIAA Division II championship tournament. Five Hanover golfers shot …

Newport Puts on a Golf Clinic for First Crown Since ’06

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Center Harbor, n.h. — Being the head professional at the Newport Golf Club comes with a great responsibility: Spreading the gospel of the links to the youngsters. Vince Molesky, in his eight years at Newport, has done his …

A Surprise Party for Windsor Soccer

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Windsor — The Windsor High boys soccer team scored the game’s lone goal in unexpected fashion and nobody was more surprised that the two players who combined on the tally in the Yellowjackets’ 1-0 victory over Fair Haven Thursday at MacLeay-Royce Field. With less than 10 minutes to …

Local Roundup: Everyone in the Act for Hanover in Victory

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Hanover — Managers of elite soccer clubs all over the world face congested schedules. When multiple matches arrive in a short period of time, they rotate their squads as much as possible to keep bodies fresh and achieve …