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Andrew Cashe warms up before practice with the New Hampshire Shrine Bowl team at Castleton University Tuesday, July 28, 2015.  (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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Spreading the Wealth: Granite Staters Look to Soar in Spread Offense

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Castleton, Vt. — Matt Boone was in the middle of police cadet training at New Hampshire Technical Institute when he received the call that changed his summer. The Newport High slot receiver and defensive back’s cellphone rang during a course break, and it was Tigers coach Larry McElreavy on the other end. “He said, ‘What are you doing Aug. 1?’ ” Boone recalled at Tuesday’s Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl media day at Castleton University. “I said I didn’t know and he said, ‘I do. You’re playing in the Shrine game, congratulations.’ “I was pretty speechless. I just had a sense of relief, like, ‘Wow. I …

The Glass Slipper Shatters: Hartford Legion’s Surprise Run Ends in State Finals

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Castleton, Vt. — Youth was not served Monday for the Hartford American Legion baseball team. After barely reaching the postseason and staging a run to the state tournament title game, the fresh-faced upstarts in red, white and blue uniforms were dumped, 5-3, by Colchester in the state final at Castleton University. The Cannons, …

Hartford Legion’s Ride Continues

Monday, July 27, 2015

Castleton, Vt. — The Cinderella story of the Hartford American Legion baseball team continues. Hartford won its third straight game, even though it took part of two days, defeating defending champion Essex Post 91 Sunday 7-6 at Castleton University in the completion of a game suspended Saturday evening due to darkness. Hartford held a 7-5 lead when the game was suspended by the …

Racketeering: Lebanon Grad a Master at Tennis and Squash

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Lebanon — Playing tennis with Max Reed can really mess you up, and sometimes it seems there’s nothing you can do about it. Everything goes wrong. First, there’s something wrong with the ball. No matter how hard you …

Post 22 Juniors Sweep

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Lebanon — It’s a difficult thing to do, beat a baseball team that’s getting a bunch of one-hit pitching. Derek Griffin, Cedric Elkouh and Jacob Tetley all tossed one-hit stints as the Lebanon Post 22 juniors swept a …

Dartmouth-Bound Nolting Breaks Vt. Drought

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Hanover — Cameron Nolting won’t suit up for the Dartmouth College men’s lacrosse team until next spring, yet he’s already making an impact in Hanover. Nolting, South Burlington High School’s all-time leading scorer, tallied a game-high three goals, …

Lebanon Post 22 Seniors Silence Jutras

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Staff Reports Manchester — Four pitchers united to power Lebanon Post 22’s senior team to a season-opening 7-5 New Hampshire American Legion baseball win over Jutras Post 43 at Gill Stadium on Saturday night. Cam Broughton got the start for Post 22 (1-0), going into the fourth inning …

High School Notes: Hanover’s ‘Baseball Guy’ Takes a Break

Friday, June 19, 2015

Hanover — Mike Jackson has plans to see Wrigley Field for the first time this summer. It was bound to happen; after all, how can any self-professed “baseball guy” carry the weight of the title without having visited …

Trading Card Correction

Thursday, June 18, 2015

In the Valley News’ Athletes of the Year section Tuesday, the Jen DeBois trading card mistakenly ran a photo of her sister, Mikayla DeBois. This is the corrected version. Valley News file photograph …

Woodstock’s Bassette Adds Decathlon Title

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Burlington — Apparently not content to win an individual event and be part of a team state championship earlier this month, Woodstock’s Kathryn Bassette added the title of Vermont’s top female track and field athlete by winning the state decathlon title at the University of Vermont on Tuesday. …

Woodstock Athlete Leads at Vt. Decathlon Meet

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Burlington — Woodstock Union High’s Kathryn Bassette is in front after the first day of the Vermont high school decathlon championships at the University of Vermont on Monday. Bassette’s 2,086 points gave her the lead over Harwood’s Emma Russo (2,045). Bassette, who won the pole vault at the …

On Target: Wasps Sting Their Way to First Title in 18 Years

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Castleton, Vt. — “Bring The Sting” read the banner hanging in front of the Woodstock High cheering section at Castleton State’s Spartan Stadium for Monday’s Vermont Division II girls lacrosse final. Consider it brought after the Wasps’ 8-7 …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Runners Wins New England Title

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Saco, Maine — Lebanon High’s Corinne Kennedy capped her stellar sophomore season with a repeat first-place finish in the 300 meter hurdles at the New England Interscholastic Track Outdoor Championships on Saturday at Saco’s Thornton Academy. Kennedy, who won three titles at the New Hampshire Division II meet …