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Mid Vermont Christian's Wyat Sherman follows the path of an approach shot to Brattleboro Country Club's second green during the Vermont Division III south sectional golf tournament on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Brattleboro, Vt.

Valley News -- Greg Fennell

Just a Scouting Mission: Rivendell Second in Section, Returns to States

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Brattleboro, Vt. — Say this about Rivendell Academy golf coach Justin Bonnett: He’s no Dale Earnhardt. It isn’t about the wheels, a given since Bonnett’s preferred mode of transportation (a golf cart) would be laughable competition for the late Intimidator’s NASCAR Chevrolets. What Bonnett gets that Earnhardt sometimes didn’t is context: Earnhardt considered second place just first loser, but Bonnett …

Raiders Romp on Falcons

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Bow, n.h. — It was a victorious but tired group of Lebanon High girls lacrosse players who boarded the bus for a ride home late Tuesday afternoon. An hour’s drive to play at Bow, followed by a lengthy NHIAA Division III contest featuring 32 goals and hot and humid conditions added up to …

Late-Charging Windsor Gets Big Assist From Simonds

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — Russell Simonds is an all-state football player, and that will always be his favorite sport. However, he has proved that he can also do a lot of damage on the baseball diamond as well. During Windsor’s 11-7 win over Springfield on Tuesday, Simonds had a double, two singles, a base …

Learning on the Job: Rebuilding Wasps Receive a Tough Lesson From Mounties

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Woodstock — It was just one of those days for Woodstock High baseball — another one of those days. Lack of experience, a lack of concentration at times that led to errors and missed plays, and a hot …

Local Roundup: Woodstock Junior Scores 100th Goal

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Manchester, Vt. — Lauren Kaija struck for her 100th career goal to help the Woodstock Union High girls lacrosse team to a dominant second-half showing in a 14-10 victory at Burr & Burton on Thursday afternoon. Kaija, a …

Local Roundup: Whitcomb Softball Rallies Past Black River

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Bethel — The Whitcomb High softball team trailed, 8-5, going into the bottom of the seventh inning and turned what was shaping up to be a disappointing loss into a thrilling 9-8 win over Black River on Wednesday. …

The Swing Is the Thing in Stevens’ Win

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Newport — When Ryan Napsey was a freshman and the late Ralph Silva was an assistant coach on the Stevens High baseball team, the veteran mentor took one look at Napsey’s swing and said: “Don’t change a thing. …

Local Roundup: Kennedy, Raiders Solid at CVC North Track Meet

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Windsor — Local athletes made their marks on Tuesday when 10 schools converged on Windsor High’s Murphy-Morse Oval for the Connecticut Valley Conference North track and field meet. In the girls 200-meter dash, Lebanon’s Corinne Kennedy was first …

Oxbow Softball Conquers Twinfield

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — After a hiccup to start the season, the Oxbow Union High School softball team is beginning to look equally as strong as any Olympian team in recent memory. Oxbow mercy-ruled visiting Twinfield on Tuesday, 18-3 in five innings, the O’s fifth straight win since a …

Local Roundup: Raptors Rule the Fairway

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Quechee — With the high school golf season winding toward the postseason, Mid Vermont Christian School co-coach Gary Ott can breathe easier. He now has a team. Hosting three schools on the Quechee Club’s Highland course front nine, …

Newport Softball Slips Past Sunapee

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Sunapee — The Sunapee High softball team was poised for a come-from-behind victory in the last of the seventh inning on Monday. Trailing Newport 5-3 when they came up for their last raps, the Lakers scored once and had runners on second and third with no outs and …

Hanover Girls Lacrosse Spreading Scoring Around

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Hanover — Hanover High girls lacrosse coach Chris Seibel fretted earlier this season that his team was sluggish. The NHIAA Division II Marauders had graduated some significant talent, were installing a new defense and had booked their toughest …

Despite Lack of Victories, Stevens Lacrosse Presses On

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Claremont — The backup midfielder on the Hopkinton High boys lacrosse squad strolled in front of a line of his teammates Saturday, midway through the first half of their road game with Stevens at Monadnock Park. “You’re going …