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High School Sports

Riley Thomson, of Rivendell, left, cuts inside Jocelyn Hewitt, of South Royalton, right, during their Rivendell’s win in South Royalton, Vt. Thursday, February 11, 2016. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Place Second at D-II Ski Meet

Thursday, February 11, 2016

North Conway, n.h. — Hanover’s Laila Stevens placed sixth overall in the New Hampshire Girls Division II Alpine State Championships at Cranmore on Thursday morning, leading the way to Hanover’s second-place finish overall, 41.5 points behind champion Kennett. Stevens finished first overall in the giant slalom in just over 33 seconds on both runs. Margaret Kohl placed 13th in the …

Right Turn: Hartford Senior’s Decision to Run Track Pays Off

Thursday, February 11, 2016

White River Junction — Matthew Phipps’ decision came down to the wire. Three days before the Hartford High boys basketball team was set to begin its preseason, Phipps was still making up his mind. He was an avid runner, a label that had grown on him after years of outdoor track in the …

Man With the Golden Boot: Hanover Senior Wins Top Soccer Honor

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Hanover — It’s a good thing Hanover High senior Asa Berolzheimer is heading off to college soccer soon. He’s running out of high school awards to win. The Marauders’ attacking midfielder added to his trophy case on Thursday with the Gatorade Player of the Year award for New Hampshire boys soccer, the fifth …

Local Roundup: Hanover Boys Back to Stun Merrimack Valley

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Penacook, n.h. — Down, but not out. The Hanover High boys basketball team was nearly run off the floor out of the gates during Tuesday night’s visit to Merrimack Valley, trailing 20-6 late in the first quarter. The …

Hartford Girls Fend Off Windsor

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Windsor — Hartford High held off a furious fourth-quarter comeback by Windsor on Tuesday night to eke out a 42-38 win in a Marble Valley League girls basketball game at Windsor High. The Hurricanes went into the final eight minutes with what looked like a comfortable 37-23 lead. …

Back Where He Belongs: Returning Chappell Gives Lakers a Spark

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Sunapee — Issaiah Chappell’s first Sunapee practice this season was a bit surreal. The team had already made a dent in New Hampshire Division IV play, keeping pace with the league’s top teams despite his absence. Mike Platt …

Local Roundup: SoRo Boys Survive Raptors

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Orford — The South Royalton School boys basketball program hasn’t enjoyed season-long success in a while, and coach Pete Howe’s biggest tasks remains teaching his Royals how to handle success. Nights like Monday won’t hurt Howe’s efforts. Four players contributed to a 7-for-10 stretch from the foul line …

They’re Just Wild About Harry: Windsor’s Ladue Wins 400th

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Windsor — Harry Ladue stepped onto Windsor High’s basketball court and addressed the crowd. He spoke of assistant coaches who have helped him along the way, of athletes and parents who have made a community that treats basketball …

Local Roundup: Windsor, Oxbow Athletes Win at Vt. Weight Throw

Monday, January 25, 2016

St. Johnsbury, Vt. — Windsor’s Katey Comstock and Oxbow’s Jake Senecal gave their respective indoor track and field teams a head-start on the state championship trail by winning the inaugural Vermont weight throwing championship on Saturday at St. …

H.S. Notebook: Hanover Graduate Is Top Golf Coach in Mo.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Evan Scobie spends his spring days ferrying his high school golf team all over the place. Trips can take up to 3½ hours and sometimes require overnight stays. His players work on their games with him and get his aid when it comes to seeking college opportunities. And …

Windsor, Land of Goaltenders: Gilman Siblings Tend Net at Out-of-Town Schools

Monday, January 25, 2016

Woodstock — Grady Gilman usually wakes up at 3:45 a.m. for 6 a.m. practices with the Woodstock High boys hockey team at Union Arena. Unlike his teammates, he needs to account for a half-hour commute. Grady and his …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Boys Hoops All Smiles

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Thetford — Despite a recent three-game losing streak, the Rivendell Academy boys basketball team entered Saturday’s must-win game at rival Thetford in light spirits. The Raptors were in an even better mood afterward. Owen Pelletier and Zack Gray …

Jacks Roll to Victory

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Springfield, Vt. — After the Windsor and Fair Haven High bowling teams had split the first two games of their best-of-three Baker final on Saturday at Springfield Bowl, Windsor senior Devon Campney was faced with a very difficult 1-3-10 split in the fifth frame of a match that …