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Hartford's Nate Lemieux keeps Springfield's Dakota Bushey away from the ball during the game in Quechee, Vt., on August 30, 2014. Hartford won 5-0. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

Hartford Rolls in Opener

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Quechee — A senior veteran and several newcomers — including the head coach — combined to lift the Hartford High boys soccer team to a 5-0 blanking of Springfield in the Hurricanes’ season opener on Saturday. Senior Connor Brooks had three goals and an assist, while senior Justin Royce and freshman Kyle Prior earned their first varsity goals. Prior also …

Windsor Football Drops Opener

Sunday, August 31, 2014

North Clarendon, Vt. — Quarterback Mike Morgan was sensational in his debut running the Mill River offense and he piloted a second half surge by the Minutemen to overcome Windsor 27-20 in the season opener for both teams on Saturday. Morgan rushed for three touchdowns, threw for another and intercepted a pass, playing every down for the Minutemen. Morgan got the Minutemen on …

Local Roundup: Canes Coach a Winner in Debut

Friday, August 29, 2014

White River Junction — The Hartford High football team rumbled its way to a 28-20 win in Friday night’s season opener against Mount Anthony. Running backs Tarun Manthena (110 yards, touchdown), Jacob Perkins (105 yards, touchdown) and John Bielecki (100 yards, touchdown) all reached the century mark and found the end zone as …

Windsor Mulls Adding Lacrosse Teams

Friday, August 8, 2014

Windsor — Bob Hingston knows a little about starting up a new sports program. In 1967 he was a junior at Fall Mountain Regional High School when football was introduced as a varsity sport. Hingston recalls many of the players on that first team did not even know …

Ed Kehoe, ‘An Amazing Coach,’ Dies

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Longtime Upper Valley basketball coach Ed Kehoe, recently honored with inclusion into the NHIAA coaches Hall of Fame, died at home with his family early Wednesday morning after a year-long bout with cancer. Kehoe was 50. Known around …

By Don’s Early Light: Time to Put Shrine Game in 21st Century

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

When it comes to the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl football game, the more things change, the more they stay the same. I’m here to tell you, things gotta change. After yet another New Hampshire blowout victory, the event …

New Oxbow Football Coach Wants to Spread It Out

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The director of guidance at St. Johnsbury Academy will now be guiding the football team at Oxbow Union High. Sean Murphy — who will remain the guidance director and a dormitory proctor at St. Johnsbury …

Local Roundup: Hartford U11 Ripken Wins at New England Regionals

Monday, August 4, 2014

Staff Reports Skowhegan, Maine — Hartford piled all of its offense into the bottom of the fifth inning to get its first win of the Cal Ripkin U11 Regional baseball tournament on Sunday, beating Oxford (Conn.), 5-1. Hartford (1-1) surrendered its only run in the top of the …

Canes Hire Coaches

Sunday, August 3, 2014

White River Junction — Hartford High announced the hiring of a pair of new varsity coaches recently. Matt Trombly will coach the Hurricanes’ football team this fall, and Chirs Cook will take over the girls basketball team. Trombly, a part of the Hurricane program since 2002, has been …

New Hampshire Rolls to Another Shrine Game Win

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Hanover — By their own admission, the members of Vermont’s Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl team, coaches and players alike, enjoyed something of a goofy week together. Defensive coordinator Vince Redding embodied that off-the-cuff approach on Friday, when Vermont …

Players Not the Only Ones Who Raise Money

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Hanover — Stevens High School was well represented at Saturday’s Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl, with Cardinals Donald Pellerin and Kai Kleyensteuber earning starting positions on the field. Stevens was also widely present amid the Twin State all-star cheerleading …

It’s Game Time for Shrine Bowl Teams

Friday, August 1, 2014

Hanover — This week’s Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl training camp involved three grueling practices per day for both Vermont and New Hampshire in the summer sun at Castleton State College. The teams also fit in plenty of fun …

Shrine Game Notes: Hanover Grad Looks Ahead to UNH

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Castleton, Vt. — Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl coaches don’t get every kid they want. Hoping to lure all of the Twin States’ top football talent to raise money for Shrine hospitals, the game sometimes loses high-caliber athletes bound …