High School Sports

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 Saturday night. Shea is a 5-foot-10, 186-pound center from Marshfield, Mass., who played his junior season for coach Tim Whitehead at KUA …

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 represented about two-thirds of the high school sports stars selected for the awards; one boy …

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 both worlds. On Thursday night at the SAU 43 school board meeting, Miller was hired …

Another Championship Chase: Lakers Return to Title Game

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Holderness, n.h. — The Sunapee High baseball team’s quest for its fourth NHIAA Division IV state title in five years remains alive, thanks to the fourth-seeded Lakers’ 10-5 semifinal victory over top-seeded Colebrook on Wednesday at Plymouth State …

No Translation Needed: South Royalton’s Belgian Visitor Learns Softball on the Fly

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

South Royalton — It’s hard to say which is more memorable, Elsa Huart’s first or second time at bat in a varsity softball game. First time, in an 11-3 victory at home against Rochester on April 21, she …

Germany-U.S. Friendly

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Pia Schuster, 16, an exchange student from Hannover, Germany, plays a two-person game of soccer with her host sister, Josie Lafreniere, 16, of Claremont, at Monadnock Park on Tuesday. Both girls played on the Stevens High varsity girls …

Hanover Duo Stopped At Doubles Tournament

Monday, June 8, 2015

Manchester — Seeded seventh in the 32-team draw, the Hanover High doubles team of Rine Uhm and Izzi Davis picked off a pair of wins on Sunday before being eliminated in the third round of the NHIAA state girls doubles tournament at the Derryfield School and Southern New …

No Kidding Around: South Royalton Outlasts Whitcomb to Reach Final

Monday, June 8, 2015

Bethel — Youth will be served? When South Royalton and Whitcomb meet on the softball field, it’s been inevitable. The Royals put a batting order together for Monday’s Vermont Division IV softball semifinal that featured three sophomores, two …

Local Roundup: Windsor’s Comstock a Three-Event State Champ

Monday, June 8, 2015

East Montpelier, Vt. — Windsor High junior Katey Comstock added more to her impressive — and growing — athletic resume by sweeping to three field-event victories at the Vermont Principals Association Division II state track and field championship on Saturday at U-32 High School. A year after claiming …

Woodstock Makes Right Choices in Track Title Victory

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Chester, Vt. — Primarily focused on other events, Woodstock Union High track and field competitors Anna Dieffenbach and Kristin Ramsey compete in the triple jump during the regular season only enough to qualify for the VPA Division III …

On to the Final: Hanover Outlasts Portsmouth in Lacrosse Semis

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Exeter, n.h. — Playing its way to the New Hampshire Division II championship game is sweet for the Hanover High girls lacrosse team, but beating Portsmouth to get there makes it just a bit richer. The Marauders came out flying and torched the Clippers’ defense in a 20-15 …

Cougars’ Juggernaut Too Much for Raiders

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Bedford, n.h. — Emily Perryman began to sniffle during an interview in the wake of her Lebanon High lacrosse team’s 11-4 loss to Derryfield on Saturday. She paused, then was unable to fend off full-fledged tears. “We played …

To the Rescue: Hard Work, Not Super Powers, Fuels Raider Senior

Friday, June 5, 2015

Lebanon — Emily Perryman warmed up for Thursday’s lacrosse playoff game while wearing a black Batman T-shirt. Wonder Woman garb might have been more appropriate, but you get the point — when it comes to Upper Valley high …