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High School Sports

High School Notes: New Woodstock Athletic Director Settles In

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Woodstock — Jeff Thomas used to joke about it with Hartford High Athletic Director Joe James: It just didn’t seem to make sense that Justin Wardwell drove from Bridgewater to his job as Hartford Middle School AD, while Mike Jabour was going in the opposite direction for similar duties at Woodstock Middle School. But then fate took over, knocking down a bunch of dominoes to make Wardwell’s commute significantly shorter. …

New Oxbow Coach Looks to Spread the Fun

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — While waiting for coach Sean Murphy, delayed by road construction traffic, to arrive for the start of practice Tuesday afternoon, members of the Oxbow Union High football team conversed with friends inside Mona Garone Gym, listened to music or got in a few extra reps in the weight room. When …

Back in Orange and Black: Christensen Rejoins Newport Field Hockey

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Newport — Steve Christensen went to a couple of field hockey games in 2003. He’s been hooked ever since. He’s coached track and field as well as softball. But field hockey is a sports to which he’s become addicted, and it’s brought him back to the Newport High program after several years away. …

Lebanon Post 22 Seniors Eliminated

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Nashua, n.h. — In some ways, Lebanon Post 22 coach Rob Woodward was happy to look back following his team’s 11-4 elimination loss to Manchester’s Sweeney Post 2 on Saturday morning at Holman Stadium in the New Hampshire Senior American Legion Baseball Tournament. Among the positives, Post 22 …

Lebanon Post 22 Juniors Pull Out American Legion Victory

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Manchester — The heckling came early and often from the Sweeney Post 2 dugout Saturday during the New Hampshire Junior American Legion baseball state tournament at Gill Stadium. Barking dog imitations. Various jungle hoots. Personal insults. By game’s …

Survey Finds Sharp Increase in Teens Experimenting With HGH

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

New York — Experimentation with human growth hormones by America’s teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new, large-scale national survey. In a confidential 2013 survey of 3,705 …

Local Roundup: Post 22 Secures Top Seed

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Lebanon — With Ben Bates throwing a complete-game shutout, Lebanon Post 22 locked down the No. 1 seed from its district for this week’s senior New Hampshire American Legion baseball tournament with a 2-0 blanking of Sweeney Post …

Vermont Boys Keep the Offense Coming

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Castleton, Vt. — The Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl football game might be up for debate, but the boys’ half of the Lions Twin State Soccer Cup belongs squarely in the hands of the Green Mountain State. Vermont maintained its stranglehold over its Twin State brethren on Saturday at …

Families Foremost In Beautiful Game

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Castleton, Vt. — BFA-St. Albans’ Dani Schreiner showed why she was selected to the Vermont team as a goalkeeper during Saturday’s Lions Twin State Soccer Cup. Taking the goal for the second half of the girls contest, Schreiner kept New Hampshire off the scoreboard and allowed Vermont to …

Small School, Big Boys: Mid Vermont’s Sayers Enjoys His Chance to Show Stuff

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Keene, n.h. — Austin Sayers says that the number of high school students at Mid Vermont Christian School is fewer than 60. That same number for Manchester Central’s Jon Martin? Add about 2,330 kids to the mix and …

Ex-Thetford Teammates Reunite at All-Star Event

Saturday, July 19, 2014

There isn’t much Shyann Josler and Erika Waterman could’ve done together that they didn’t eventually accomplish on their own. That fact doesn’t dissuade the occasional what-if, however. What if the four freshmen Eric Ward elevated to Thetford Academy’s …

Local Roundup: Dartmouth Alums Move On at N.H. Am

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Goffstown, n.h. — Hanover Country Club’s Nick MacDonald had a relatively easy time in winning his first-round match on Wednesday during the New Hampshire Golf Association amateur championship. But someone who also used to call the Dartmouth College course his home away from home had an even easier …

Local Roundup: MacDonald in Hunt at N.H. Amateur

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Goffstown, n.h. — It’s as if he’s never been away. Former champion Nick MacDonald, making his first appearance at the New Hampshire Golf Association amateur championship in three years, shot an even-par 72 on the first day of stroke-play qualifying at Stonebridge Country Club. MacDonald is among six …