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Local Roundup: Lebanon Football Earns Historic Victory

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Plymouth, n.h. — There was no fazing the Lebanon High football team Saturday. The Raiders were steadfast defensively and converted twice on fourth down in the fourth quarter to seal a 14-7 win at Plymouth. It was the Raiders’ first-ever victory at perennially strong Plymouth (0-1), according to Lebanon coach Chris Childs. Lebanon got on the board with less than two minutes left when Ryan Milliken rushed in from three yards out. The Raiders missed the extra point and allowed an 80-yard scoring return on the ensuing kickoff as the Bobcats seized a 7-6 halftime advantage. Tanner Simms scored from three yards early in the …

Windsor Football Marches Past Oxbow

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Windsor — The Windsor High football team used ball control and a potent ground game to defeat Oxbow 33-13 on Saturday at MacLeay-Royce Field. “We couldn’t get our hands on the ball in the first half,” Oxbow coach Sean Murphy said. Windsor had a 33-17 advantage in plays from scrimmage in the first two periods and pounded the ground to take a 26-7 …

Soaked, and Satisfied: Newport Football Cruises Past Mascoma

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Newport — To keep the football somewhat dry Saturday, officials at the contest between Newport High and Mascoma draped a white towel over the pigskin between plays. With three or four of the zebras huddled nearby and staring downward, the area had a crime-scene feel. All that was needed was a couple old-time …

Middlebury Growls at Hartford Football

Saturday, September 6, 2014

White River Junction — For the second straight week, the Middlebury Union High football team used big plays to make quick work of its opponent. The defending state champion Tigers scored five touchdowns on plays of 49 yards or longer, knocking off Hartford 34-14 Friday night in a …

Woodstock Runs Over Springfield for 33rd Straight Victory

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — Before Friday night’s game began, Woodstock coach Ramsey Worrell knew what kind of team he had, but was not sure what kind of team Springfield was going to be putting on the field. “I really don’t what to expect, but I like the coach and …

A New Voice At Mascoma

Friday, September 5, 2014

West Canaan — Legendary baseball manager Casey Stengel was known as “The Old Perfessor” and that nickname could fit new Mascoma High football coach Les Lawrence as well. After all, he’s nearly 60, teaches for a living and …

Local Roundup: Newport Golfer Bags First Career Medal

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Bethlehem, n.h. — A long trip to New Hampshire’s North Country was well worth it for Newport High golfer Dawson Campbell on Thursday. The junior earned his first career medal, shooting a 2-over-par 37 on the front nine …

Terriers Hang On to Knock Off Yellowjackets

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Windsor — When it was over, Windsor High’s field hockey team wished there was more time on the clock, while Bellows Falls was really glad when the final horn sounded. Bellows Falls threw all the punches in the first half and Windsor jabbed away in the second half, …

Woodstock Soccer Rides Wing and a Prayer

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Woodstock — Should either the Hartford or Woodstock girls soccer teams become scoring machines this fall, chances are a wing ding will have gotten them there. Early in the season, both the Hurricanes and Wasps appear to have …

Local Roundup: Overtime PK Lifts Whitcomb Past South Royalton

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

South Royalton — Circumstances put Whitcomb’s Brianna Hillier on the spot on Wednesday afternoon. So Hillier did what any good soccer player would do — she nailed the winning penalty kick at 7:56 of overtime to give the …

Local Roundup: Hanover Golfers Edge Lebanon

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Hanover — The Hanover High golf team didn’t shoot as well Tuesday as it had in a season-opening win last week, but placing five in the top seven against visiting rival Lebanon and Pembroke was just enough for …

Stevens Boys Soccer Rolls Past Franklin

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Claremont — Stevens High’s Daniel Croteau is one of the top soccer players in New Hampshire Division III, but in the season’s first two games, the striker has yet to have to show his stuff, as the Cardinals won their matches by a combined score of 18-1. Stevens, …

Hartford Rolls in Opener

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Quechee — A senior veteran and several newcomers — including the head coach — combined to lift the Hartford High boys soccer team to a 5-0 blanking of Springfield in the Hurricanes’ season opener on Saturday. Senior Connor …