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High School Sports

Tim Spanos, long time Lebanon American Legion Post 22 assistant coach has taken over the varsity baseball program in his hometown of Newport Friday, April 11, 2014.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

No Saying No This Time for Tigers’ Spanos

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Newport — After seven years serving as a devoted assistant to Rob Woodward on the Lebanon Post 22 American Legion baseball team, Newport High social studies teacher Tim Spanos was finally ready to walk away from the game. Then his athletic director came calling. When Doug Beaupre needed urgent help taking over the Tigers’ girls basketball team last winter following …

Teams Ready to Hit the Fields

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

When spring gets a late start in the Upper Valley, it means the same for local high school lacrosse teams. Sara Ecker, the 20th-year coach of the Lebanon High girls program, can’t recall a season where her team has been stuck in the gym this late. Many squads aren’t likely to see their …

Hanover Hits Numbers Crunch: Shorthanded Squad Slowed in Opener

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hanover — Backs bent, shoulders drooped and expressions were grim Monday as the Hanover High boys lacrosse team gathered at halftime of its season opener. A squad expected to possibly contend for a state title found itself trailing by six goals to Champlain Valley Union, and Marauders coach Jeff Reed wasn’t pleased with …

Hanover Express Rolls On

Friday, March 21, 2014

The hardest thing to accomplish in sports is not the shocking upset victory that fires our emotions and captures our attention. No, the hardest thing to do in sports is to win when everyone expects it. The Hanover …

Think ... Spring?

Thursday, March 20, 2014

In the first photograph, Hartford High School baseball players, from left: Stephen Cerrone, Codi Smith and Wyatt Connor play catch inside the school gymnasium in White River Junction on Wednesday. In the second photograph, Hartford’s Nick Terino, left, …

Dartmouth’s D’Agostino Earns Top National Honor

Thursday, March 20, 2014

New Orleans — For the second straight year, Dartmouth’s Abbey D’Agostino was named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association 2014 Women’s Division I Indoor National Track Athlete of the Year. D’Agostino also claimed the honor during the 2013 indoor season and this past fall …

Forget the Snow: Oxbow Ready To Play

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The Oxbow Union High softball team tryouts don’t begin until next week, but the Olympians’ field remains blanketed in snow, and even the ice cream stand operated by coach Robin Wozny won’t re-open until the …

Oars Aplenty

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Lebanon High senior Isabella Lurie watches as coach Carin Reynolds gives instructions to a group of crew students during practice at the Alumni Gym rowing tank at Dartmouth College in Hanover. Valley News — Sarah Priestap …

Vt. Football League Unhappy About MIAs

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

White River Junction — The coaches and athletic directors of the Vermont Interscholastic Football League on Monday agreed they were not happy with some of its member schools as well as the current film exchange program. At the …

Dream Comes True for Wasp

Monday, March 17, 2014

Windsor — One of the reasons that the Woodstock Union High boys basketball team reached the Vermont Division II semifinals was the late-season improvement of 6-foot-3 center Connor Fegard. The junior was rewarded for his contribution to the …

Devils Rally Past Lakers for D-IV Title

Monday, March 17, 2014

Holderness, n.h. — The second quarter of Epping’s 74-70 win over Sunapee for the NHIAA Division IV boys basketball championship just might have been the longest eight minutes of Blue Devils’ senior guard Jimmy Stanley’s life. Glued to …

Trophy Time: Marauders Skate to Girls Hockey Title

Monday, March 17, 2014

Manchester — The well-oiled machine that is the Hanover High girls hockey team kept right on churning — its gears as balanced as ever — in Saturday’s 5-1 NHIAA championship win over Berlin-Gorham at Verizon Wireless Arena. Sophomore …

Clippers End Raiders’ Run

Friday, March 14, 2014

Exeter, n.h. — Excellent shooting had carried the Lebanon High boys basketball team this season, its most successful in 15 years. In Friday night’s 49-43 loss to Portsmouth in the NHIAA Division II semifinals, those sharpshooting ways ended …