High School Sports

Lebanon's Nicholas Haidari fights to keep the puck away from Somersworth's Ryan Bailey during the game at Campion Rink in West Lebanon, N.H., on Sunday, March 1, 2015. Lebanon won 5-2. (Valley News - Sarah Shaw) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Local Roundup: Raiders Roll Into Playoffs on 8-0-1 Run

Monday, March 2, 2015

West Lebanon — Take your pick of which is the most impressive: ∎ Going unbeaten in the last nine games of the season? ∎ Having to play five games in eight days — and winning all of them? ∎ Not losing a single contest away from home all winter? ∎ Having all six seniors play key roles in the last …

Home Cooking, One Last Time

Monday, March 2, 2015

Above: Lebanon High School boys hockey jerseys hang from the south-end glass as the Raiders’ Cal Garland and Somersworth/Coe-Brown’s Dylan Andrews compete for the puck during Lebanon’s Senior Night game at Campion Rink on Sunday. The game — a makeup of a postponed contest that was played on the last NHIAA-mandated day for …

High Schools: Sharon Boys Sink Cabot

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Sharon — The Sharon Academy boys basketball team came out pressing and running, soared to a 27-7 first-quarter lead and glided to a 78-32 win over Cabot in the quarterfinals of Vermont’s Division IV tournament on Saturday night. Sharon, seeded third, plays Twinfield in the next round in Barre on Wednesday night. “We had a heck of a first quarter,” said Sharon coach …

Newport Boys Rule Widsor

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Newport — An aggressive defense and 10 baskets from 3-point land sent Newport to a 59-48 win over Windsor in an across-the-river rivalry game at nearly-packed Wheeler Gym on Friday night. When Newport athletic director Doug Beaupre found out that Windsor had two open dates after Stevens decided …

Union Steward: Assistant Coach Keeps KUA On an Even Keel

Friday, February 20, 2015

Meriden — Proctor was on the prowl, and Woody Redpath was nervous. The Kimball Union Academy assistant boys hockey coach and former Hanover High star didn’t like what he saw on Wednesday as the teams flew back and …

Local Roundup: Raiders, Marauders Win Easily

Friday, February 20, 2015

Manchester — Joslin “JoJo” Wainwright had a season-high 20 points and added 14 rebounds as the Lebanon High girls basketball team defeated Manchester West 52-15 on Thursday night. Vanessa Fleury added nine points for Lebanon (14-5 overall, 12-4 New Hampshire Division II), which led 40-13 at the half …

Triple Threat: Brother Act Takes Woodstock by Storm

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Woodstock — Woodstock Union High boys hockey coach Charlie Hancock can sit down in his living room on any Thursday night, grab his television remote, lock onto any CBS affiliate and dial up The McCarthys, a situational comedy …

Local Roundup: Marauders Continue Push Toward Playoff Berth

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

West Lebanon — It’s vengeance on ice for the streaking Hanover High boys hockey team. The Marauders beat visiting St. Thomas 2-1 on Wednesday night for their fifth consecutive win to pull ever closer to a New Hampshire …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Stunned in D-III Tourney Opener

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Orford — Rivendell went into the Vermont Division III tournament seeded fifth, but without its second leading scorer and top rebounder, freshman forward Riley Thomson, who sat out Tuesday’s tournament game with a concussion. The result was a …

Springfield Ends Woodstock’s Season

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — Three years ago, the Woodstock Union High girls basketball team ended the season with its 53rd straight loss. After the season, Roger St. Hilaire took over a program that was relegated to junior varsity status for a year. Back in the varsity ranks, the Wasps …

Hot Start Sends Sharp-Shooting Tigers Past Royals

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Newport — Cold starts benefit nobody, be it man, machine or basketball team. Mascoma High boys basketball coach Jim Barry liked the three quarters of solid, rebound-accented play his Royals produced against archrival Newport at Wheeler Gym on Tuesday night. It was the first quarter — the opening …

Local Roundup: Windsor Boys Basketball Continues March Toward Top Seed

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Windsor — The Windsor High boys basketball team is close to locking down the top seed in the Vermont Division III state tournament — and still a long way from it as well. The Jacks continued their march …

Spartan Chase: Pembroke Girls Pull Away From Raiders

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Lebanon — It’s not often that a team comes to town and pushes Lebanon’s defense around, but Pembroke did just that Monday night. Fueled by Hannah Seidner’s hot hand, the Spartans overcame foul trouble and avenged an early-season …