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Rivendell coach Jeff Huntington counsels his team as they head into the fourth quarter ahead of South Royalton during their game in South Royalton, Vt. Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Rivendell won 56 - 65.(Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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Local Roundup: Raptors Take Royals to Boarding School

Thursday, January 29, 2015

South Royalton — A loss at Sharon Academy last week, influenced by a 44-33 rebounding discrepancy, awoke the Rivendell Academy boys basketball team to the importance of its play under the basket, particularly when it comes to turning offensive rebounds into points. As South Royalton coach Pete Howe put it on Thursday night: “They have addressed it.” The Raptors owned …

Local Roundup: Hartford Hockey Spreads the Wealth

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

White River Junction — Contributions up and down the roster helped the Hartford High girls hockey team to a 6-2 victory over visiting Woodstock on Wednesday night. Courtney Murray led five different Hurricane goal-scorers, denting the back of the net twice. Emily Ballou and Meghan Boardman each added a goal and two assists. …

Recovering and Inspiring: Sunapee’s Brandon Progressing in Fight To Beat Leukemia

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Sunapee — At 15, Renee Brandon was loving life. She was a high honors student as a sophomore at Sunapee High School, playing three sports and enjoying the lifestyle of the lakes and mountains that the Lake Sunapee region provides. Then, during the fall volleyball season, she started complaining about her knee. She …

Local Roundup: Windsor Boys Pull Away

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Fair Haven, Vt. — The Windsor High boys basketball team outscored Fair Haven 27-14 in the second half for an easy 55-37 victory on Thursday night. “The defense was very good, especially in the second half, and we …

They Do Their Jobs: Raiders Concentrate on Wins, Not Style Points

Thursday, January 15, 2015

West Lebanon — The Lebanon High boys hockey team could be a bunch of high-flying skating types, but that wouldn’t reflect what coach Gary Smith’s players are all about this winter. Instead, the Raiders regularly show up for …

Local Roundup: Sunapee Hangs On, Tops Pittsfield

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Pittsfield, n.h. — Just get the win. The Sunapee boys basketball team overcame a hot-shooting night by Pittsfield’s Xenthios Cyr to earn a 63-61 road victory on Wednesday night. Cyr finished with a game-high 32 points, including 17 …

Local Roundup: Mascoma Handles Fall Mountain

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

West Canaan — The Mascoma High boys basketball team used balanced scoring and strong defense to down visiting Fall Mountain, 53-39 in an NHIAA Division III game on Tuesday night. Mason Sweet had 13 points, Walt Hammond had …

Lighting a Fire: Sharon Boys Pull Away From Undefeated Craftsbury

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Sharon — For a guy with a mask wrapped around his face, Brandon Tracy sees things pretty clearly. The Sharon Academy boys basketball squad ripped through its first five games of the season with little difficulty, winning by …

Once-Mighty Orioles Take Battle of the Birds

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Claremont — Stevens High has played only five boys basketball games this winter, but during that span it’s been hard to figure out what is going on with the Cardinals, who fell 75-69 to Conant on Tuesday night at Carr Gym. After a dismal performance against Hopkinton in …

Mascoma Getting a Grip on Wrestling

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

West Canaan — Rick Simula wasn’t always the most upright of citizens as a youth, even by his reckoning. Wrestling changed that, and he hopes it will do the same thing for his Mascoma Valley Regional High School …

Local Roundup: Wasps Rain Threes in Boys Hoop Win Over Hartford

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

White River Junction — The Woodstock High boys played two halves of basketball in recording their second win over Hartford in 48 hours on Monday. They scored half of their baskets from beyond the 3-point arc, mirroring leading …

Local Roundup: Thetford, Oxbow Track Win at UVM

Monday, January 12, 2015

Burlington — Competing against larger schools apparently didn’t faze the Thetford and Oxbow indoor track teams on Sunday. The Panther boys came away with a solid team victory at a Vermont Interscholastic Track Association meet at the University of Vermont, while the Olympian girls shared similar honors with …

High School Roundup: Late 3-Pointer Lifts Oxbow Past U-32

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — After its first losing streak of the season, the Oxbow boys basketball team picked an exciting way to climb back over .500. With 15 seconds left in a tie game with U-32, the O’s stole …