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High School Sports

From left, Woodstock's Ted Morley cheers on his teammate Alex Sheppard while watching with teammates Dune Mayberger and Kyle Rasmussen during Fair Haven at Woodstock boys tennis at Woodstock Racquet and Fitness Club in Woodstock, Vt., on April 9, 2014. (Valley News - Will Parson)

High School Tennis Preview: Teams Glad to Get Outside

Friday, April 18, 2014

Like all high school sports this spring, area tennis teams have been struggling with a lingering winter limiting practice time. In many cases, matches are beginning with fewer than a handful of days outside on the courts. Many teams now face the prospect of multiple weeks with matches on back-to-back days to ensure the entire spring season fits into the …

Local Roundup: Cardinals Soar in Opener

Friday, April 18, 2014

Claremont — Spring arrived on Friday afternoon for the Stevens High softball team — Opening Day at last. The Cardinals beat visiting Hillsboro-Deering 8-1, on just their third day on the diamond following the long winter freeze, as Tori Maslan tossed a two-hitter. Maslan struck out five, walked three and allowed no earned …

No Rainouts Here

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Soaked with rain, South Royalton School junior Hannah Post concentrates while preparing to throw the shot put during track and field practice at the school on Tuesday. Valley News — Sarah Priestap …

Stevens Seniors Named to Pair of All-Star Games

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Claremont — Reaching the New Hampshire Division III football championship game last fall has had a trickle-down effect on a pair of Stevens High seniors. Catching the eye of coaches around the state, Cardinal standouts Donald Pellerin and …

Commentary: Lessons Learned After Player’s Profane Tweet

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

For the past few years, Pat Welch, a star basketball player at Pembroke Academy, has been giving tips to young players eager to learn from the best. And now, after officials stripped him of an award and banned him from two all-star games because of a tweet, Welch …

Out of the Shadows

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Hartford High School freshman Spencer Rugg, 14, catches a foam ball while drilling with the tennis team inside the Hartford Middle School gymnasium in White River Junction on Tuesday. “It’s a good opportunity to work on the fundamentals,” …

It’s Good to Be the King: Raider Is Tops in D-II Girls Hoop

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Lebanon — Having one New Hampshire girls basketball player of the year is nice, but Lebanon High is starting to make a habit out of it. For the second straight winter, a Raider drew enough notice from the …

Hanover, Lebanon Rule All-Star Team

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Concord — The Hanover and Lebanon high school girls hockey teams have combined to fill nearly half of the slots for the New Hampshire High School Hockey Coaches Association all-state team. Fresh off their fifth straight NHIAA Division I state championship and sixth in seven years of state …

KUA Players Attract Attention From NHL Scouts

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Meriden — Having observed it from both the college and professional angle, Kimball Union Academy boys hockey coach Tim Whitehead sees positives and negatives to one of his charges attracting the NHL’s scrutiny. Three of his Wildcats have …

Hanover Express Rolls On

Friday, March 21, 2014

The hardest thing to accomplish in sports is not the shocking upset victory that fires our emotions and captures our attention. No, the hardest thing to do in sports is to win when everyone expects it. The Hanover …

Think ... Spring?

Thursday, March 20, 2014

In the first photograph, Hartford High School baseball players, from left: Stephen Cerrone, Codi Smith and Wyatt Connor play catch inside the school gymnasium in White River Junction on Wednesday. In the second photograph, Hartford’s Nick Terino, left, …

Dartmouth’s D’Agostino Earns Top National Honor

Thursday, March 20, 2014

New Orleans — For the second straight year, Dartmouth’s Abbey D’Agostino was named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association 2014 Women’s Division I Indoor National Track Athlete of the Year. D’Agostino also claimed the honor during the 2013 indoor season and this past fall …

Forget the Snow: Oxbow Ready To Play

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The Oxbow Union High softball team tryouts don’t begin until next week, but the Olympians’ field remains blanketed in snow, and even the ice cream stand operated by coach Robin Wozny won’t re-open until the …