High School Sports

High Schools: Sharon Boys Sink Cabot

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Sharon — The Sharon Academy boys basketball team came out pressing and running, soared to a 27-7 first-quarter lead and glided to a 78-32 win over Cabot in the quarterfinals of Vermont’s Division IV tournament on Saturday night. Sharon, seeded third, plays Twinfield in the next round in Barre on Wednesday night. “We had a heck of a first quarter,” said Sharon coach Blake Fabrikant, whose team improved to 19-3 …

Great Balls Of Fire: Area Bowlers Shine at Vt. Meet

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — It was a pretty good day for Wyatt Connor in the Vermont high school individual bowling tournament Saturday. The Hartford junior fought his way from the field of 32 into the round of four, nabbing some sweet satisfaction along the way. He rolled seven strikes in the elite eight, beating …

Repeat Bid Ends: Rockets Fly High to Deny Top-Seeded Thetford

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Barre, Vt. — Vermont basketball followers, meet the rock ’em, shock ’em Rockets. Located on the Canadian border in remote Franklin County, not many outside the Richford High girls basketball team’s own Mountain Division were privy to their potential for dominance heading into the VPA Division III playoffs. They know all about them …

Local Roundup: Raiders, Marauders Win Easily

Friday, February 20, 2015

Manchester — Joslin “JoJo” Wainwright had a season-high 20 points and added 14 rebounds as the Lebanon High girls basketball team defeated Manchester West 52-15 on Thursday night. Vanessa Fleury added nine points for Lebanon (14-5 overall, 12-4 New Hampshire Division II), which led 40-13 at the half …

Triple Threat: Brother Act Takes Woodstock by Storm

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Woodstock — Woodstock Union High boys hockey coach Charlie Hancock can sit down in his living room on any Thursday night, grab his television remote, lock onto any CBS affiliate and dial up The McCarthys, a situational comedy …

Local Roundup: Marauders Continue Push Toward Playoff Berth

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

West Lebanon — It’s vengeance on ice for the streaking Hanover High boys hockey team. The Marauders beat visiting St. Thomas 2-1 on Wednesday night for their fifth consecutive win to pull ever closer to a New Hampshire …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Stunned in D-III Tourney Opener

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Orford — Rivendell went into the Vermont Division III tournament seeded fifth, but without its second leading scorer and top rebounder, freshman forward Riley Thomson, who sat out Tuesday’s tournament game with a concussion. The result was a …

Springfield Ends Woodstock’s Season

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — Three years ago, the Woodstock Union High girls basketball team ended the season with its 53rd straight loss. After the season, Roger St. Hilaire took over a program that was relegated to junior varsity status for a year. Back in the varsity ranks, the Wasps …

Hot Start Sends Sharp-Shooting Tigers Past Royals

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Newport — Cold starts benefit nobody, be it man, machine or basketball team. Mascoma High boys basketball coach Jim Barry liked the three quarters of solid, rebound-accented play his Royals produced against archrival Newport at Wheeler Gym on Tuesday night. It was the first quarter — the opening …

Local Roundup: Windsor Boys Basketball Continues March Toward Top Seed

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Windsor — The Windsor High boys basketball team is close to locking down the top seed in the Vermont Division III state tournament — and still a long way from it as well. The Jacks continued their march …

Spartan Chase: Pembroke Girls Pull Away From Raiders

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Lebanon — It’s not often that a team comes to town and pushes Lebanon’s defense around, but Pembroke did just that Monday night. Fueled by Hannah Seidner’s hot hand, the Spartans overcame foul trouble and avenged an early-season …

A Swede Tastes of Success: Exchange Student Fills Role as Thetford Eyes Repeat

Monday, February 16, 2015

Thetford — If nothing else, Nelly Junesand has guaranteed herself a permanent presence for her year at Thetford Academy … so long as Charlie Buttrey doesn’t change his outgoing cellphone message. It took about a month after Junesand’s …

Local Roundup: Lebanon’s Streak Stopped at Nine

Monday, February 16, 2015

Staff Reports Concord — A slow start combined with an inattentive defense spelled the end of the Lebanon High boys basketball team’s nine-game winning streak on Sunday afternoon. Brothers Jordan and Joe Bell combined to score 31 points, leading Bishop Brady to a 62-52 win over the Raiders. …