High School Sports

Hanover runners, from left, Gavin Koehler, 14, Elsa Nordstrom, 14, Robbie Murdza, 17, and Henry Mackall, 17, warm up during practice at Hanover High School Friday, April 17, 2015. The team has over 50 members, but had a sparsley attended practice due to spring break. They will compete in their first invitational meet of the season on April 25 at Merrimack Valley. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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High School Track Preview: Athletes on a Race for More Titles

Sunday, April 26, 2015

In her 20th season coaching the Hartford High track and field program, Heather Scudder finally feels as though she has the numbers to compete for team accolades. The Hurricanes have 37 athletes this season, about double the typical turnout for a program that has gone 18 years since its last state team championship. Hartford has had a number of individual …

Hanover Brings the Fun in Rout of Lebanon

Friday, April 24, 2015

Lebanon — There were plenty of days — heck, even weeks — in the not-so-distant past when the Hanover High softball team didn’t score double-digit runs. Not so Friday, as the visiting Marauders pounded arch-rival Lebanon, 17-5, at Kenneth Devins Memorial Field. Amara Nichols belted a three-run home run, two doubles and had …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Lacrosse Senior Scores 200th Goal

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Concord — The milestones just keep on coming for Emily Perryman. The Lebanon High senior girls lacrosse attack scored her 200th career goal Thursday, an unassisted dagger early in the second half of an 11-1 win over the Bishop Brady Giants. Perryman — who scored her 50th field hockey goal in last fall’s …

Stevens Athletic Director Steps Down

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Claremont — Aaron House, the athletic director at Stevens High for the last three years, has notified school officials that at the end of the school year he will be leaving to take a similar position at Kingswood Regional High School in Wolfeboro, N.H. Citing a “professional organization …

New Lebanon Tennis Coach Brings Winning Pedigree

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Lebanon — For now, the most competitive tennis matches Lebanon High senior Max Reed sees come against a 55-year-old opponent with occasionally balky knees. Every so often, however, Michael Haxton will whiz a shot past Reed that the …

Oxbow Girls Lacrosse Seeks Reconstruction

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The Oxbow Union High girls lacrosse program is dead — or at least in suspended animation — for 2015. And that presents an opportunity. Oxbow athletic director Hank Van Orman was forced to pull the plug on the Olympians last month when it became apparent the numbers wouldn’t …

Stevens, Newport Coaches Always Thinking Softball

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Stevens and Newport high schools may be getting new softball coaches, but new certainly does not mean they are new to the game. In the selection of Emily Pegoraro in Claremont and Sam McNeel in the Sunshine Town, …

New Hanover Lacrosse Coach Comes Full Circle

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Hanover — Much is new and much is familiar to Ryan Gardner, who takes over this season as head coach of the Hanover High boys lacrosse team . What’s new is the home in Norwich he and his …

Local Roundup: Big Green Falls to 0-9

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Hanover — Harvard goaltender Courtney Weis’ outstanding save of Jaclyn Leto’s shot as time expired lifted the Harvard women’s lacrosse team to a 9-8 defeat of winless Dartmouth on Wednesday at Scully-Fahey Field. Trailing 7-3 at intermission, Dartmouth (0-9, 0-3 Ivy) used a 5-2 second half to pull …

High School Notes: Marauders Pack Trophy Case

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Hanover — Given the level of dominance the Hanover High girls hockey program enjoys in New Hampshire, this was bound to happen eventually. The Marauders claimed the two top postseason awards handed out by the New Hampshire High …

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 …

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 …

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 …