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Local Roundup: Woodsville Tops Lisbon in Tourney Opener

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Woodsville — Three first-half goals was more than enough for the Woodsville high boys soccer team in the first round of the New Hampshire Division IV playoffs as the Engineers held on to beat visiting Lisbon 3-1 on Wednesday afternoon. Mike Dennis got the No. 8 seed Engineers an early lead, scoring with an assist to Chris Sarkis. Jamie LoCascio and Adam Cataldo also scored. Sarkis added another helper and Brandon Brown also had an assist. Goalie Ty Brown (two saves) and sweeper Skylar Clough each had a strong game, according to coach Mike Ackerman. The teams were far from strangers as Woodsville had beaten …

Raiders Pull Away From Merrimack Valley

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Lebanon — Sometimes, you need a little help from the other team. No. 5 Lebanon High (12-4-1) was scoreless for the first 61 minutes of their game against No. 12 Merrimack Valley (6-10-1) during the first round of the New Hampshire Division II playoffs on Wednesday. On a throw-in from Will Merchant, the wet ball skipped off MV back Griffin Bastian’s head and …

Cards Bounce Back

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Claremont — When the Stevens High girls soccer team ended the regular season with a 3-1 loss to Hopkinton, coach Tom Belaire was more than a bit concerned. “We didn’t do anything right,” Belaire said. “We had a game plan and didn’t stick to it. We were just not very good that game.” While the Cardinals didn’t do anything right in the Hopkinton …

Boys Soccer Playoffs: Green Mountain Pulls Away From S. Royalton

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Chester, Vt. — Alex Montano, the South Royalton School’s first-year boys soccer coach, thought he had his Royals all primed for the Vermont Division III tournament. “We finished the season pretty well and were arcing for the playoffs,” Montano said. But funny things happened to the best-laid plans. …

Boys Soccer Playoffs: Hazen Burns Rivendell in Opening Round

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Orford — Because of injuries, many players on the Rivendell Academy boys soccer team were forced to play more extensively or in unfamiliar positions this season. The end result is also unfamiliar for the Raptors — a loss …

Local Roundup: Whitcomb Flies in Playoff Opener

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Bethel — It was a tale of two halves in the opening round of the Vermont Division IV boys soccer playoffs. Whitcomb survived an uneven start, then controlled play after the break to beat visiting Danville 3-1 on …

Royals Capture a Victory

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tilton, n.h. — As a rough season stretches, the opportunities for success become evident and, for some teams, the targets become reachable. The Mascoma Royals saw a chance to end a nine-match NHIAA Division III boys soccer losing streak once they saw Winnisquam waiting at the end of …

Hanover Girls Soccer’s Defense Not About to Rest

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Hanover — The Hanover High girls soccer team entered the season facing uncertainty on defense. Now the only uncertainty is coming from the opposition. A first-half own goal Saturday was enough for the Marauders in a 1-0 homecoming …

Local Roundup: Stevens Girls Soccer Rides Late Belaire Goal to Win

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Staff Reports Claremont — Katelyn Belaire scored the game’s only goal with 7:02 to play as the Stevens High girls soccer team nipped Fall Mountain, 1-0, at Monadnock Park in the rivals’ annual Charity Cup match. Pia Schuster provided the assist on Belaire’s tally, her team-best 14th goal …

High School Roundup: Hanover Hands Timberlane First Loss

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Hanover — Ian Caldwell volleyed in an Avery Kravitz corner kick with two minutes remaining in the first overtime Friday and the Hanover High boys soccer team pinned a 1-0 loss on Timberlane, which entered undefeated and top-ranked …

Kings of Sting: Windsor Football Tops Woodstock

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Woodstock — The Windsor Yellowjackets used last week’s bye to recharge their batteries and burn a few calculator batteries. Confident in knowing what they needed to secure home field in next week’s Vermont Division III football playoffs, the …

Kennett Rules Lebanon in Battle of Playoff Contenders

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Lebanon — Enthused for senior night, Lebanon High’s student section roared loudly from behind the north end zone during the Raiders’ regular season home finale against Kennett on Friday night. Unfortunately for Lebanon, Kennett’s performance on the field was the most resonating statement. Both physically and on the …

Newport Football Rolls Past Stevens

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Claremont — When a team wins a championship in Major League Baseball, it’s tradition for the fans to just linger and enjoy the moment long after the game is over. Newport’s 34-0 win over Stevens on Friday night at Barnes Park was not a very big game on …