High School Sports

Hartford's Willy Todt gets a pat on the head from a Vermont Shrine Bowl teammate during practice at Castleton University Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Vermont and New Hampshire all star high school football players will play the Maple Sugar Bowl at Castleton University in Castleton, Vt. Saturday, August 1, 2015. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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New Hampshire Looks to Feast Again in Shrine Game

Friday, July 31, 2015

Castleton, Vt. — A New Hampshire practice for today’s Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl was the wrong place to be on Friday for someone skipping lunch. Three different quarterbacks called signals through an early afternoon passing drills, and most came colorfully titled with some sort of fruit or nut. (Banana! Watermelon! Peanut!) It’s the way Granite State coach Greg Gush plans …

High School Notebook: Oxbow Stars Get Noticed at Summer Showcases

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Ah, summer. When a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of sprint passes, dig routs and other things football. For the past few summers, Oxbow High football teammates Tristan Longmoore and Dametres Perry have linked up for summer football camps, regardless of the location. This summer’s activities turned into more than they expected, …

Spreading the Wealth: Granite Staters Look to Soar in Spread Offense

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Castleton, Vt. — Matt Boone was in the middle of police cadet training at New Hampshire Technical Institute when he received the call that changed his summer. The Newport High slot receiver and defensive back’s cellphone rang during a course break, and it was Tigers coach Larry McElreavy on the other end. “He …

Local Roundup: Rumley Staying at Dartmouth Softball as Assistant Coach

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Hanover — Kristen Rumley’s first job after graduating from Dartmouth College won’t be taking her far from her alma mater. Rumley will go from star softball pitcher to assistant coach next season, as the Big Green named her …

Later Beats Never: Lebanon Post 22 Offense Overcomes Defense

Monday, July 6, 2015

Lebanon — The first half of Sunday’s 15-6 rout by Lebanon American Legion Post 22’s senior baseball team over visiting Keene Post 4 was all too familiar to pitcher Steve Cerrone. The hosts’ starter, a former Hartford High …

Lebanon Legion to Host Celebration of Vets

Monday, July 6, 2015

Lebanon — Lebanon Post 22’s American Legion baseball teams will hold a Salute to Veterans Day as part of a tripleheader scheduled for Sunday at Lebanon High School. Post 22’s senior team will open the day with an 11 a.m. contest with Laconia Post 1. A ceremony honoring …

Lebanon Legion Keeps Rolling With Win at Goffstown

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Goffstown — Andrew Houde provided seven solid innings of pitching, Chase Hussey got the job done in two innings of relief and the hitters made sure that an early lead was never lost as the Lebanon senior American Legion Post 22 baseball team defeated Goffstown, 6-4, on Thursday …

Local Roundup: Second-Half Stadheim Hat Trick Propels Touchline

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Staff Reports Norwich — Seth Stadheim’s first of three second-half goals broke a 2-2 tie and sent Touchline V to a 7-2 New Hampshire Soccer Conference win over Upper Valley United at Huntley Meadows on Wednesday night. Stadheim and Dominick DaCruz filled the nets with hat tricks for …

No Translation Necessary on the Court; International Players Impress Vt. High School Basketball Stars

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Woodstock — Basketball in summer? Why not? Especially when it’s this good. The Vermont Twin States team welcomes as much tough competition as it can get as it prepares for the upcoming all-star game against New Hampshire, and …

Local Roundup: Post 5 Conquers Hartford

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

White River Junction — Brattleboro Post 5 jumped to a 2-0 lead after one inning and milked the advantage the rest of the night for a 5-2 win over Hartford in a Vermont American Legion baseball contest on Tuesday at the Maxfield Complex. Hartford (0-3 league, 1-3 overall) …

Local Roundup: Third Kimball Union Skater Picked in NHL Draft

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Sunrise, Fla. — A third member of last winter’s Kimball Union Academy boys hockey team heard his name called during Saturday’s NHL entry draft. Patrick Shea joined fellow Wildcats A.J. Greer and Jake Massie as weekend picks when the Florida Panthers chose him in the seventh round late …

All Sorts of Good Sports

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The first Valley News Athlete of the Year Awards are in the book. Last Wednesday night, 25 honorees joined family, friends and newspaper staff members for a celebratory banquet at the Fireside Inn in West Lebanon. The turnout …

Longtime Dream Comes True for Newport’s New AD

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Newport — Even when Jeff Miller was immersed in the newspaper business for most of his adult life, he always had it in the back of his mind that he would like to be involved in coaching and working with young people. Now he has the best of …