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High School Sports

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 the schedule. The Royals made the most of the opportunity, getting a 3-1 win that didn’t result in a Gatorade shower for …

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 day win over Plymouth, the 10th shutout of the season for first-place Hanover (12-1-1). The …

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 of the season. The Cardinals (11-2-2) have won eight of their last night contests and …

A Surprise Party for Windsor Soccer

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Windsor — The Windsor High boys soccer team scored the game’s lone goal in unexpected fashion and nobody was more surprised that the two players who combined on the tally in the Yellowjackets’ 1-0 victory over Fair Haven Thursday at MacLeay-Royce Field. With less than 10 minutes to …

Local Roundup: Everyone in the Act for Hanover in Victory

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Hanover — Managers of elite soccer clubs all over the world face congested schedules. When multiple matches arrive in a short period of time, they rotate their squads as much as possible to keep bodies fresh and achieve …

Hartford Field Hockey Back for Seconds

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

White River Junction — After losing more than half of last year’s roster to graduation and attrition, the Hartford High field hockey team has been learning to do a little more with a lot less all season. Now …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Girls Pull Away From South Royalton

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Orford — The Rivendell Academy girls soccer team showed how dangerous it can be when it picks up the pace. The Raptors turned up their speed — and their scoring — with four goals in the second half …

Stevens Girls Soccer Continues Soaring Start

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Claremont — To paraphrase the PGA’s slogan: “These girls are good.” With a dominating 3-1 win over Sunapee on Tuesday afternoon, the Stevens High girls soccer team is on a terrific roll, having not lost since Sept. 2. Even Sunapee coach Myles Cooney was impressed. “We got a …

Sharon Falls in Showdown

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Sharon — Blake Fabrikant, girls soccer coach at Sharon Academy, didn’t sugarcoat his reaction to the Phoenix’s 3-0 loss to visiting Williamstown on Monday. “That was brutal,” Fabrikant, who also serves as the school’s athletic director and boys …

KUA Fills Rosters With Area Standouts

Monday, October 6, 2014

By Jared Pendak Valley News Staff Writer Meriden — As a private boarding school, Kimball Union Academy attracts student-athletes from all over the nation, and around the world. That doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of room on Wildcat rosters for Upper Valley-based talent — especially when it comes …

Schools Face Questions About Transgender Athletes

Sunday, October 5, 2014

It had been a relatively quiet policy debate until the full-page ad appeared in the local newspaper. “A male wants to shower beside your 14-year-old daughter,” it said. “Are you OK with that?” The ad, placed by a socially conservative group in Minnesota, was meant to snap attention …

High School Roundup: Runners Flock to Woods Trail Run

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Thetford — More than 1,400 cross country runners descended upon the gray, rainy course at Thetford for the 24th annual Woods Trail Run on Saturday. Lebanon’s Josh Fontaine claimed seventh place out of 838 runners in the boys …

Windsor Routs Springfield Under the Lights

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Windsor — Russell Simonds scored two first-half touchdowns and had an interception as Windsor High’s football team rolled all over Springfield, 40-8, in the first night game played in Windsor. The game was played in a heavy rain …