High School Sports

Andrew Cashe warms up before practice with the New Hampshire Shrine Bowl team at Castleton University Tuesday, July 28, 2015.  (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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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 said, ‘What are you doing Aug. 1?’ ” Boone recalled at Tuesday’s Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl media day at Castleton University. “I said I didn’t know and he said, ‘I do. You’re playing in the Shrine game, congratulations.’ “I was pretty speechless. I just had a sense of relief, like, ‘Wow. I …

The Glass Slipper Shatters: Hartford Legion’s Surprise Run Ends in State Finals

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Castleton, Vt. — Youth was not served Monday for the Hartford American Legion baseball team. After barely reaching the postseason and staging a run to the state tournament title game, the fresh-faced upstarts in red, white and blue uniforms were dumped, 5-3, by Colchester in the state final at Castleton University. The Cannons, …

Hartford Legion’s Ride Continues

Monday, July 27, 2015

Castleton, Vt. — The Cinderella story of the Hartford American Legion baseball team continues. Hartford won its third straight game, even though it took part of two days, defeating defending champion Essex Post 91 Sunday 7-6 at Castleton University in the completion of a game suspended Saturday evening due to darkness. Hartford held a 7-5 lead when the game was suspended by the …

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 …

Cardinals Power Up: Stevens High Gets Equipment for New Weight Room

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Claremont — The first of two deliveries of new weight room equipment arrived at Stevens High School on Thursday and was being assembled by the school’s strength and conditioning coach Brad Eaton, with the help of sophomores Logan …

Musical Chairs Is The Game at Newport

Monday, June 22, 2015

Newport — Many years ago, when Doug Beaupre was coaching and teaching at Hinsdale High School, there were nights on his way home to Meriden that he would make a stop at Stevens High’s Carr Gym. He would …