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Local Roundup: Canes Coach a Winner in Debut

Friday, August 29, 2014

White River Junction — The Hartford High football team rumbled its way to a 28-20 win in Friday night’s season opener against Mount Anthony. Running backs Tarun Manthena (110 yards, touchdown), Jacob Perkins (105 yards, touchdown) and John Bielecki (100 yards, touchdown) all reached the century mark and found the end zone as the Canes won in the debut for coach Matt Trombly. Quarterback Bryce Landon added a 1-yard scoring plunge for the Hartford, which led 14-7 at halftime before building a 28-14 lead in the fourth quarter. The Patriots (0-1) scored with less than a minute to play to pull within one score, but …

Hanover Soccer Opens With Last-Minute Win

Friday, August 29, 2014

Hanover — After losing more than three-fourths of its total scoring production from last year’s undefeated state championship squad, one of the biggest questions facing the Hanover High boys soccer team this season is where its goals are going to come from. With six seconds remaining in Friday’s season opener against Bishop Guertin, …

Revamped Backfield Leads Woodstock in Opener

Friday, August 29, 2014

Woodstock — It’s inevitable that someone will stop what is now a 32-game winning streak for the Woodstock Union High football team. But only if someone catches the Wasps first. Unveiling a new backfield that makes up with speed what it lacks in size, Woodstock rode the efforts of miniscule fullback Nikolai Davis …

By Don’s Early Light: Time to Put Shrine Game in 21st Century

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

When it comes to the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl football game, the more things change, the more they stay the same. I’m here to tell you, things gotta change. After yet another New Hampshire blowout victory, the event …

New Oxbow Football Coach Wants to Spread It Out

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The director of guidance at St. Johnsbury Academy will now be guiding the football team at Oxbow Union High. Sean Murphy — who will remain the guidance director and a dormitory proctor at St. Johnsbury …

Local Roundup: Hartford U11 Ripken Wins at New England Regionals

Monday, August 4, 2014

Staff Reports Skowhegan, Maine — Hartford piled all of its offense into the bottom of the fifth inning to get its first win of the Cal Ripkin U11 Regional baseball tournament on Sunday, beating Oxford (Conn.), 5-1. Hartford (1-1) surrendered its only run in the top of the …

Canes Hire Coaches

Sunday, August 3, 2014

White River Junction — Hartford High announced the hiring of a pair of new varsity coaches recently. Matt Trombly will coach the Hurricanes’ football team this fall, and Chirs Cook will take over the girls basketball team. Trombly, a part of the Hurricane program since 2002, has been …

New Hampshire Rolls to Another Shrine Game Win

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Hanover — By their own admission, the members of Vermont’s Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl team, coaches and players alike, enjoyed something of a goofy week together. Defensive coordinator Vince Redding embodied that off-the-cuff approach on Friday, when Vermont …

Players Not the Only Ones Who Raise Money

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Hanover — Stevens High School was well represented at Saturday’s Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl, with Cardinals Donald Pellerin and Kai Kleyensteuber earning starting positions on the field. Stevens was also widely present amid the Twin State all-star cheerleading …

It’s Game Time for Shrine Bowl Teams

Friday, August 1, 2014

Hanover — This week’s Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl training camp involved three grueling practices per day for both Vermont and New Hampshire in the summer sun at Castleton State College. The teams also fit in plenty of fun …

Shrine Game Notes: Hanover Grad Looks Ahead to UNH

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Castleton, Vt. — Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl coaches don’t get every kid they want. Hoping to lure all of the Twin States’ top football talent to raise money for Shrine hospitals, the game sometimes loses high-caliber athletes bound …

Stevens Football Player Comes With a Unified Message

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Castleton, Vt. — At its essence, the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl is less about a football game between Vermont and New Hampshire high school seniors than it is an opportunity for those teenagers to give a child a …

Dover Drops Lebanon in Jr. Legion Opener

Monday, July 28, 2014

Manchester — Steve Cerrone is a talented wrestler, but it was he and his Lebanon Post 22 Junior American Legion baseball teammates who were dropped Friday. Facing Dover Post 8 in the opening game of the state tournament …