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Mid-Vermont Christian athletic director Tom Alden strategizes with the boys soccer team at halftime during the Trinity Christian at Mid Vermont Christian boys soccer scrimmage in Quechee, Vt., on August 31, 2015. 
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Eagles Taking Flight: Mid Vermont Joins Vermont’s Varsity Boys Soccer Ranks

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Quechee — An emotion in between nervousness and excitement ran through the mind of eighth-grader Sam Twarog when he lined up for a penalty kick in the second half of his team’s preseason scrimmage against Trinity Christian on Monday, already trailing 4-0. Twarog impressively held his composure. He picked his spot and ran through the ball on the penalty spot, …

Local Roundup: Hanover, Concord Boys Soccer Deadlock

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Concord — Hanover’s Griffin Johnson was inches away from ending the game in double overtime, but the crossbar answered his header in the box in what proved to be the best last chance of the Marauders’ 2-2 double-overtime boys soccer draw with Concord on Tuesday. Hanover senior captain Asa Berolzheimer scored twice in the contest for the Marauders, the second coming off a …

Marauders Living Up to Their Golfing Reputation

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Hanover — Last fall, the Hanover High golf team secured its third NHIAA Division II championship in four years thanks in large part to superior depth. Despite several graduation losses, the Marauders could be even deeper this year. For the second straight home match to start the season, eight Hanover players scored 41 …

Teaching From Experience: Coach Traveled The Long Way to Guide Panthers

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Thetford — Parlen Modiba took two shots on the opposing goal, burying both in the back of the net. Thetford Academy hired Modiba this summer as its new varsity boys soccer coach. But when only seven players showed …

At Sunapee, Success Always Starts With an S

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Sunapee — It’s the little school that could. And does. Sometimes it’s hard to get your hands around something even when it occurs not too far from where you live. Sunapee baseball has a solid grip on NHIAA …

Local Roundup: Touchline Splits Championships at NHSC Finals

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Henniker, n.h. — The Touchline Soccer Club’s two boys squads in the New Hampshire Soccer Conference capped their summers on Saturday with a championship and a runner-up finish. Tim Alibozek struck for his team-best ninth goal of the season in the second half to break a 1-1 tie …

Local Roundup: Cox Fifth at Nationals; Dartmouth QB Transfers

Saturday, August 8, 2015

San Antonio — Another day, another personal best for Hartland’s Hannah Cox at the USA Swimming National Championships. Competing in her specialty event on Friday evening, the Kimball Union Academy senior produced a career-best time and fifth-place finish in the women’s 200-meter freestyle at the Northside Swim Center. …

High School Notes: ‘Good Baseball Man’ Takes Over in Hanover

Friday, August 7, 2015

Keene served John Grainger well when it came to baseball. His teams won Cal Ripken state championship three times in his youth. A hard-hitting catcher, Grainger went on to similar success at Keene High and Keene State College …

All Eyes on This Tiger: Newport Hires Alumnus as New Athletic Director

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Newport — To many high school sports fans, the duties and obligations of an athletic director are a bit mystifying. If there is no one selling hot dogs in the concession stand, is that the fault of the …

‘He Demanded Integrity’: Longtime Oxbow, Hanover Soccer Coach, Mentor Mike Callanan Dies

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The Upper Valley soccer community is mourning the death of longtime coach and mentor Mike Callanan, who was found dead in his Hanover apartment on Saturday, the victim of an apparent heart attack. He was 72. Memorial services …

It’s Going Swimmingly: Pool Potential Grows for Hartland’s Cox

Monday, August 3, 2015

White River Junction — Here’s the thing about a stopwatch: Make it big enough, put it in the right place and people will notice the numbers on it, especially when they get low enough. The folks who follow …

Hanover Alum Makes Peace With Shrine Game

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Hanover — Standing outside Dartmouth College’s Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority on East Wheelock Street on Friday, Archie Gilchrist pointed to the room on the top floor that used to be his. Gilchrist was one of 10 inner-city students …

Vermont Up to Challenge, but N.H. Rules Again

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Castleton, Vt. — Players from NHIAA Division III schools might not attract as much notice as their brethren from larger institutions, but that didn’t stop a D-III contingent from contributing tremendously in Saturday’s Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl. Gilford’s …