High School Sports

Newport's Tom Hogan gets ready to throw the ball during first round of the Division III football playoffs against Mascoma Valley in Newport, N.H., on Nov. 8, 2014. Newport won 34-14. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

Newport, Campbell Already Familiar Foes

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Newport — Last Saturday, when Newport was beating Gilford to advance to today’s NHIAA Division III football championship game, the scores of Campbell’s semifinal visit to Bow were gradually relayed to the Maryn Field crowd over the public-address system. Each time the crowd was told that the Cougars were winning, there was a murmuring of surprise. After all, Bow had …

H.S. Notebook: Hartford’s Brooks Is Vermont’s Top Scholar-Athlete

Thursday, November 20, 2014

White River Junction — Given his own work rarely intersects with Connor Brooks’ academic pursuits, Hartford High boys soccer coach Kevin Guilbault still finds himself impressed with what he hears about his senior striker. Others have been left with that notion as well. Brooks recently received a dual honor from the Vermont State …

All-state and All-league Athletes

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Upper Valley fall high school athletes making all-state or all-league teams, as provided to the Valley News: Boys Soccer All-Marble Valley League A Division Hartford: Connor Brooks (first team). B Division Woodstock: Tom Avellino (coach of the year); Connor Fegard, Connor McCarthy, Alex Crompton, Cole Dalton (first team); Mason Thompson, Haven Lantz (second team). C Division Windsor: Mike Bradley (first team); Alton Fuller …

Lakers Lower the Boom: Sunapee Girls Win Physical Match

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Sunapee — No shoulder or elbow went unused in Sunapee High’s NHIAA Division IV playoff matchup with Littleton High on Monday, where Lakers and Crusaders were constantly knocking each other off their feet. Despite the physical play, energetic …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Kick Oyster River Out

Monday, November 3, 2014

Hanover — Calm in the eye of a postseason storm, Hanover goalkeeper Ashley Levesque followed eight saves in regular play with two more in a penalty-kick tiebreaker as the Marauders advanced past Oyster River in an NHIAA Division II girls soccer quarterfinal at Merriman-Branch Field on a blustery …

Breeze Blows for Raiders: Lebanon Field Hockey Wins State Title in OT

Monday, November 3, 2014

Bedford, n.h. — Not even high fevers and bad coughs could keep the Lebanon High field hockey team from capturing its second state championship in three years. Senior Emily Perryman — one of several Raiders battling severe autumn …

Stevens Girls Soccer Enjoys Last Word

Monday, November 3, 2014

Claremont — Jazzy Griffin was feeling bad. The Stevens High midfielder had committed a foul that set up visiting Campbell for a goal in their NHIAA Division III girls soccer semifinal that helped the Cougars complete a rally from a 3-1 deficit for a 3-3 tie. But that …

High School Roundup: Hanover Boys Edge Exeter, 2-1

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Hanover — Down a goal for most of the first half, the Hanover High boys soccer team roared back to beat visiting Exeter 2-1 in the New Hampshire Division I quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon. The Marauders’ Jake Acker earned a start in place of the injured Jonah Levine …

Rice Gives Woodstock Boys a Buzzkill in OT

Sunday, November 2, 2014

South Burlington, Vt. — It took Rice Memorial High boys soccer coach Matt Gazo 27 years to get a chance for revenge against Woodstock. Then it took overtime and a great play from his best player to secure …

TSA Boys Thwarted Again in Final

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Bethel — So close, yet again, but still not quite enough. The Sharon Academy boys soccer team entered Saturday’s Vermont Division IV state championship game against Twin Valley at the Bethel Athletic Fields riding a 16-game winning streak …

Otter Valley Stings Windsor Football in Semifinals

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Brandon, Vt. — Maybe Otter Valley losing the coin toss was for the best. With the toss falling in No. 4 Windsor’s favor, the Yellowjackets (6-3) elected to give Otter Valley (8-1) the ball first. The top-seeded Otters didn’t waste the opportunity as Josef Scarborough collected the kickoff …

Harvard Gives Dartmouth a Cold Shower

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Hanover — The Dartmouth College football team’s Ivy League championship hopes are dented, but not dead, in the wake of Saturday’s 23-12 loss to visiting Harvard on a chilly, rainy afternoon. There had been thoughts that Memorial Field …

For Sharon Coach, Success Is About More Than Titles

Friday, October 31, 2014

Sharon — Simple is as simple does for Sharon Academy boys soccer coach Rob Stainton. Unfortunately, he and past members of the Phoenix, have learned there’s nothing simple about becoming a state champion. Four times in his 11 …