High School Sports

Hartford football head coach Matt Trombly calls a play to his team during their game with St. Johnsbury in White River Junction Friday, October 3, 2014. 
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Tepid Response Toward Vt. Realignment

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

White River Junction — If all the moons could align, the Vermont Interscholastic Football League would like to see the state’s 33 football-playing schools divided into three 11-team divisions. At the VIFL fall meeting Monday at Hartford High School, a realignment committee headed by Spaulding’s Charlie Burnett offered that balanced proposal, which will be presented to the Activity Standards Committee …

Court Time

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Noah Wood, 16, of Newport, warms up before Newport High School’s varsity boys basketball tryouts at Wheeler Gym on Monday, the first day of workouts for several New Hampshire sports. Wood and the Tigers — with new coach Ed Tenney taking over for Steve Lavolpicelo — are hoping to improve on a 16-6 …

Fore for Two

Sunday, November 23, 2014

New Hampshire high school golf teams have the advantage of an entire summer to get their games tuned up for the fall season. Then it’s a one-month dash for a championship. Out of four NHIAA Divisions, Hanover and Newport owned two of them in October. The Marauders won the Division II team title …

Bow Stops Stevens Soccer in Semis

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Laconia, n.h. — Nearly knocking Bow from its two-year undefeated perch three weeks ago didn’t do the Stevens High girls soccer team any favors in Wednesday’s NHIAA Division III semifinals. The top-ranked Falcons took to the fourth-seeded Cardinals like a Doberman to a Delmonico, rolling to a 5-1 …

Sunapee Volleyball Denied by Undefeated Nute

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Holderness, n.h. — Nute High School entered Wednesday’s New Hampshire Division III volleyball semifinal with an undefeated record. The top-seeded Rams hadn’t lost a single set during the course of the state tournament. And they’d lost two sets over the course of the regular season. One of those …

Stevens-Bow Girls Soccer a Battle of High-Flying Birds

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Claremont — In 2012 the Bow High girls soccer team lost the New Hampshire Division III championship game to Hopkinton. The Falcons have not lost a game since. When Stevens takes on Bow today in the New Hampshire …

Prep Time for Mascoma Football

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Above: Mascoma quarterback Aiden O’Connell practices a play during the football team’s practice in West Canaan on Tuesday. Mascoma will face Newport in the New Hampshire Division III quarterfinals on Saturday. Left: Mascoma coach Les Lawrence explains a …

Lakers Lower the Boom: Sunapee Girls Win Physical Match

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Sunapee — No shoulder or elbow went unused in Sunapee High’s NHIAA Division IV playoff matchup with Littleton High on Monday, where Lakers and Crusaders were constantly knocking each other off their feet. Despite the physical play, energetic …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Kick Oyster River Out

Monday, November 3, 2014

Hanover — Calm in the eye of a postseason storm, Hanover goalkeeper Ashley Levesque followed eight saves in regular play with two more in a penalty-kick tiebreaker as the Marauders advanced past Oyster River in an NHIAA Division II girls soccer quarterfinal at Merriman-Branch Field on a blustery …

Breeze Blows for Raiders: Lebanon Field Hockey Wins State Title in OT

Monday, November 3, 2014

Bedford, n.h. — Not even high fevers and bad coughs could keep the Lebanon High field hockey team from capturing its second state championship in three years. Senior Emily Perryman — one of several Raiders battling severe autumn …

Stevens Girls Soccer Enjoys Last Word

Monday, November 3, 2014

Claremont — Jazzy Griffin was feeling bad. The Stevens High midfielder had committed a foul that set up visiting Campbell for a goal in their NHIAA Division III girls soccer semifinal that helped the Cougars complete a rally from a 3-1 deficit for a 3-3 tie. But that …

High School Roundup: Hanover Boys Edge Exeter, 2-1

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Hanover — Down a goal for most of the first half, the Hanover High boys soccer team roared back to beat visiting Exeter 2-1 in the New Hampshire Division I quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon. The Marauders’ Jake Acker earned a start in place of the injured Jonah Levine …

Rice Gives Woodstock Boys a Buzzkill in OT

Sunday, November 2, 2014

South Burlington, Vt. — It took Rice Memorial High boys soccer coach Matt Gazo 27 years to get a chance for revenge against Woodstock. Then it took overtime and a great play from his best player to secure …