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Local Roundup: Engineers Stay Hot, Take D-IV Opener

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Woodsville — Make that five in a row for the Woodsville High boys basketball team. The Engineers picked right up where they left off in the regular season by beating Moultonborough 48-43 in the first round of the New Hampshire Division IV playoffs on Wednesday night. The win is the fifth straight for the Engineers (13-8 overall) after closing the regular season with four straight victories. Jaret Bemis led No. 8 seed Woodsville with 20 points, including four 3-pointers. Sam Pushee added 13 points and Derek Maccini had seven points. The Engineers led, 21-20, at halftime. Coach Jamie Walker credited a focus on rebounding as …

Famed Middlebury Coach Retires

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Middlebury, Vt. — Middlebury College men’s hockey coach Bill Beaney, the NCAA Division III career wins leader, announced Wednesday that he is stepping down as head coach of the men’s hockey program after one of the most successful careers in collegiate history. At a news conference Wednesday afternoon on the Middlebury College campus, the coach of eight national championship teams recalled his years …

Sharon Boys Advance to D-IV Final

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Barre, Vt. — A vociferous gaggle of Sharon Academy students had just started the “I Believe That We Will Win” chant in the final 20 seconds of Wednesday night’s Vermont Division IV boys basketball semifinal when Phoenix coach Blake Fabrikant called a timeout. Respectfully, the gang went silent. “Keep going!” Fabrikant yelled, waving …

Local Roundup: Hanover Hockey Clinches Playoff Berth

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Exeter, n.h. — Down for the count as the calendar turned from January to February, the suddenly surging Hanover High boys hockey team is emerging as the team no one wants to play. The Marauders’ eighth straight victory, …

Local Roundup: Newport Roars Past Franklin

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Newport — The Newport girls basketball team gave their fans something they hadn’t seen in a while — a home playoff game. Playing at home in the postseason for the first time in eight years, the Tigers edged …

Whitcomb Boys Feel Successful Despite Defeat

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

South Royalton — The last time Whitcomb and Arlington faced off in the VPA boys basketball playoffs, the Hornets enjoyed a runaway win in the 1997 Division III championship game. Second-year Whitcomb coach David Fisher doesn’t yet have …

Lebanon Loses Hockey Game, Earns Moral Victory

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

West Lebanon — By the sounds of the whooping and hollering escaping the locker room door afterward, the Lebanon High girls hockey team accomplished much of what it sought out of Tuesday night’s rematch with neighboring Hanover. Hold down the state’s top forward? Check. Play disciplined defense and …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Answer Cavalier Challenge

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Hollis, n.h. — Hanover High girls basketball coach Dan O’Rourke believes a third meeting with archrival Lebanon — this time in next week’s NHIAA Division II state tournament — could be in the offing. Both the Marauders and …

Lebanon Growls at Bears; Raiders Maintain Top-Four Position

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Lebanon — Last week, the Lebanon High boys basketball team lost a couple of games in a row. No need to panic, but the pair of little red Ls lit up like a warning light on the dashboard. …

Local Roundup: Snow Doubt About KUA Hockey Victory

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Hebron, Maine — A long hockey game and a long, snowy drive home can so much more enjoyable when a victory comes along with it. The Kimball Union Academy girls hockey team staked host Hebron to a two-goal lead on Saturday before rallying for a 3-2 overtime win. …

Local Roundup: ‘Whitchester’ Girls Win for Coach

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Woodstock — This one’s for the coach. With head coach Dennis Wood out of action due to emergency gall bladder surgery, the Whitcomb-Rochester girls basketball team fought off Craftsbury for a 50-38 victory in the Vermont Division IV quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon at Woodstock Union High School. The …

State Crown Eludes Stevens Bowling

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Manchester — In pursuit of a rare state championship, the Stevens High School bowling team saw a two-games-to-none lead in the semifinals get swallowed up by Rochester’s Spaulding High in the NHIAA state tournament Saturday at Spare Time Lanes. Stevens entered the tourney as the top seed as …

Back to Barre: Ailing Thetford Prevails Over Windsor

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Thetford — The Thetford Academy girls basketball team is facing plenty of adversity at the moment, but none of the drama is coming on the court. Combating injury, illness and familial issues as well as No. 9 Windsor …