High School Sports

Hanover freshman Matti Hartman drives the puck forward during the game against Oyster River at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, N.H. on Saturday, March 9, 2013.
Valley News - Libby March

High School Hockey Preview: Marauders Hope to Add to Trophy Case

Thursday, December 18, 2014

It’s pretty good being a Hanover High hockey player these days. A program that has produced eight NHIAA boys state championships and another six for the girls received the ultimate compliment in October with formal recognition of the program’s heritage by the New Hampshire Legends of Hockey. The organization’s 13th hall of fame induction ceremony featured details the Marauders’ rich history, right down to the addition of 1994 graduate and former Princeton All-American defenseman Steve Shirreffs into the hall. Now it’s time to get back to work. The Hanover girls will again lead the conversation in NHIAA play, getting back most of their scoring from …

Local Roundup: Woodsville Coach Tops Old Team

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Woodsville — First-year Woodsville High girls basketball coach Russ Wilcox once again bettered a former team. The Engineers rallied to knock off visiting Rivendell, 43-35, in Wilcox’s first game against the Raptors since joining Woodsville this offseason. Wilcox coached the Raptors from 2005-13, going 130-38 in eight seasons with 10 playoff wins and …

Hanover Boys Hockey Turns the Page

Thursday, December 18, 2014

West Lebanon — They heard their names. They saw their history. Now it’s time to write a story of their own. The Hanover High boys hockey team, along with the Marauders’ female counterparts, received a significant honor in late October when the two programs were recognized for their collective achievements by the New …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Girls Roll

Friday, December 5, 2014

Orford — Tayo Ameden exploded for 26 points as the Rivendell Academy girls basketball team got its season started with resounding 51-32 victory over visiting Twin Valley on Friday night. The Raptors led 31-13 at halftime on the …

Newport Girls Shine in Season Opener

Friday, December 5, 2014

Claremont — In a game that featured two coaching staffs with a solid Stevens High connection, it was the play of Newport junior Stephanie Carl that took the spotlight, as the Tigers used a strong finish to post …

Dartmouth Women Take Positives From Tie

Friday, December 5, 2014

Hanover — Period by period, game by game, the Dartmouth College women’s hockey team moves toward proving that its woeful 2013-14 season was only a hiccup and not a sign of deeper ill health. The Big Green rallied …

Local Roundup: Woodstock Hockey Wins Opener in OT

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

St. Johnsbury, Vt. — Steven Townley’s goal 12 seconds into overtime lifted the Woodstock Union High boys hockey team to a 6-5 win over St. Johnsbury on Wednesday night in the season opener for both teams. Connor McCarthy …

This Is How We Do It

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Adam Boffey, the new coach for the Thetford Academy boys basketball team, demonstrates a shooting drill for the team during a practice at the school gym on Tuesday. Boffey, a Thetford alum, said this is the first time …

Season Of Hits Harmful: Study Focuses on Youth Concussions

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Boston — A single high school football season of heavy hits, even without a concussion, led to observable brain abnormalities in a study, the latest evidence to raise questions about the long-term consequences of the popular game. The findings from 24 high school athletes suggest that a series …

Assessment Season

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Lebanon High School girls hockey coach Brad Shaw, left, and assistant coach Brad Whitaker scrutinize athletes during the Raiders’ tryout session at Campion Rink in West Lebanon on Monday night. Six freshman tried out to join the rest …

Court Back in Session for Raiders Coach

Friday, November 28, 2014

Lebanon — Tim Kehoe took a year away from basketball last season to assist his brother, Ed, who was battling cancer. It was the right thing to do, even if it meant seeing his own 22-year streak as …

Bench Boss

Friday, November 28, 2014

First-year Woodsville girls basketball coach Russ Wilcox prefers to keep himself occupied. When it comes to his favorite game, he’ll get his wish and then some next month. Wilcox — who departed the Rivendell Academy girls hoops program after eight years in 2013 in part to become a …

Tepid Response Toward Vt. Realignment

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

White River Junction — If all the moons could align, the Vermont Interscholastic Football League would like to see the state’s 33 football-playing schools divided into three 11-team divisions. At the VIFL fall meeting Monday at Hartford High …