High School Sports

Hanover runners, from left, Gavin Koehler, 14, Elsa Nordstrom, 14, Robbie Murdza, 17, and Henry Mackall, 17, warm up during practice at Hanover High School Friday, April 17, 2015. The team has over 50 members, but had a sparsley attended practice due to spring break. They will compete in their first invitational meet of the season on April 25 at Merrimack Valley. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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High School Track Preview: Athletes on a Race for More Titles

Sunday, April 26, 2015

In her 20th season coaching the Hartford High track and field program, Heather Scudder finally feels as though she has the numbers to compete for team accolades. The Hurricanes have 37 athletes this season, about double the typical turnout for a program that has gone 18 years since its last state team championship. Hartford has had a number of individual …

Hanover Brings the Fun in Rout of Lebanon

Friday, April 24, 2015

Lebanon — There were plenty of days — heck, even weeks — in the not-so-distant past when the Hanover High softball team didn’t score double-digit runs. Not so Friday, as the visiting Marauders pounded arch-rival Lebanon, 17-5, at Kenneth Devins Memorial Field. Amara Nichols belted a three-run home run, two doubles and had …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Lacrosse Senior Scores 200th Goal

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Concord — The milestones just keep on coming for Emily Perryman. The Lebanon High senior girls lacrosse attack scored her 200th career goal Thursday, an unassisted dagger early in the second half of an 11-1 win over the Bishop Brady Giants. Perryman — who scored her 50th field hockey goal in last fall’s …

Local Roundup: Unearned Runs Help Dartmouth Softball Split With Terps

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Staff Reports College Park, Md. — A pair of unearned runs in the top of the sixth inning broke a 5-5 tie and propelled the Dartmouth College softball team to an 8-5 win over Maryland on Wednesday and a split of their nonleague doubleheader. The Terrapins (20-13) dominated …

Indoor, Infield

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Above: Lebanon High School senior Jada Goodrich, 17, right, catches a throw from fellow senior Emily Courtemanche, 18, left, during softball practice at Lang Metcalf Gymnasium on Wednesday. Left: Sophomore Kayla Boisvert, 16, sends the ball back toward …

Longtime Assistant Takes Helm of Windsor High Baseball Program

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Windsor — Talk about a no-brainer. When Windsor High needed a replacement for its longtime baseball coach, it didn’t have to look long or far — if at all. Because right there sat the longtime assistant, Jamie Richardson. …

The Perfect Ending

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Connor Fegard, Nehemiah Wood and the rest of the seniors on the Woodstock Union High School boys basketball team couldn’t have come up with a more perfect scenario to cap their final winter on the hardwood. Taking the …

Pitching In: Thetford Students Construct Dugout for Baseball Team

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Thetford — Spring is here, but don’t look out the window for it. Take a walk down the hall to the timber framing class at Thetford Academy, where the warming season’s first signs are not the sweet telltale …

Clipper System Stops Lebanon

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Durham, n.h. — Lebanon burned a lot of fuel early, but just didn’t have enough to make it to the New Hampshire Division II basketball finals. The fourth-seeded Raiders had a quick start against No. 1 Portsmouth, building …

Golden Griffins Shine Over Big Green in CIT

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Buffalo, n.y. — Twenty-point comebacks in basketball games usually arrive with the frequency of unicorn sightings. Or Golden Griffins, for that matter. It was the latter mythical beast — or rather tall gentlemen bearing the eagle-lion hybrid as …

Cheer Championship Passes From Sunapee to Newport Through Act of Sportsmanship

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Newport — Picture this. You win a state championship, your program’s first in seven years. You jump for joy. You settle down, pose for a portrait. Fifteen minutes later, you begin to suspect that something isn’t right. The …

H.S. Notebook: Capital League Names TA’s Pomeroy Player of Year

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A visit to Saturday’s VBCA Senior All-Star Games put Eric Ward in a wistful mood. As Thetford Academy senior Michaela Pomeroy ran around the Windsor High School floor in her Division III-IV girls basketball finale, Ward thought about …

It Ain’t Over ’til Senior Year: Even With D-I in Future, Hartman Happy Scoring for Hanover

Monday, March 16, 2015

Manchester — Matti Hartman’s first hockey rink was built by her father, out of love for the game and the two children who would be playing it. Gregg Hartman, a Philadelphia native and Flyers fan whose pleasant memories …