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High School Sports

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High School Roundup: Pysz Stop Helps Newport Go

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Newport — Sophomore Kennedy Pysz helped the Newport High girls basketball team get a last-second win on Friday night. But it wasn’t with a late basket. Pysz joined a double-team on a Winnisquam shooter, stole the basketball and dribbled it out of danger with 2 seconds to play, helping the Tigers win a key 52-51 decision over the Bears at Wheeler Gym. Pysz’s play ensured that Newport (9-6 NHIAA Division III, 11-7 overall) would avoid what could have been a disastrous defeat, given that Winnisquam (7-8) trailed 37-20 early in the third quarter. Instead, as Newport coach Bill Warnken noted, the Tigers instead grabbed a …

Star Turn: Lebanon High’s Fleury Part of All-Star Showcase

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Lebanon — Kerri Terwilliger sat closest to the projector screen, at the far end of a rectangular table in Salt hill Pub’s party room in downtown Lebanon. She was the first to notice Lebanon High sophomore Michael Fleury as ESPN3 began its coverage of the 2016 U-17 International Bowl between USA Football and …

Hartford, Woodstock Hoop Teams Fight Cancer

Thursday, February 4, 2016

White River Junction — The Hartford High and Woodstock High boys basketball programs will unite for a common cause tonight when they stage a Coaches vs. Cancer fundraiser during their doubleheader at Hartford High School. The teams will be accepting donations at the door and will also raise money through a 50-50 raffle, a bake sale and other activities during tonight’s games. The …

Woodstock Boys Dominate Springfield

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Springfield, Vt. — There was a time when it was tough to have a game on your schedule that included a trip to Dressel Gym in Springfield. That facility for years was the gem of southern Vermont and housed the Southern Vermont Basketball Tournament, with the host Cosmos …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Girls Win Third Straight

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Plainfield, Vt. — The Rivendell Academy girls basketball team might just be figuring something out. Getting well-rounded performances from a variety of players, the Raptors extended an ongoing win streak to three games with a dominant 59-22 Central …

At Long Last, Hartford Girls Hockey in a Winning Mood

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

White River Junction — The postgame celebration could be heard from the lobby, screams and cheers that seemed to get louder as the minutes passed by. As the Hartford High girls hockey team filed out of the locker …

Local Roundup: Woodstock Wins Battle of State Champs

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Woodstock — In a matchup of defending Vermont state champions, the Woodstock Union High boys basketball team came out of the gates firing on all cylinders to beat visiting Proctor 68-53 on Tuesday night. Dylan McDonough (28 points) …

Youth Leads Hanover Basketball

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Hanover — The strains of a young roster are becoming gains for the Hanover High girls basketball team. Fueled by four freshmen who combined for 35 points, the Marauders were a force both defensively and in transition during Tuesday night’s 50-41 win over Milford. Six-foot, 2-inch freshman center …

Claremont Gets OK to Send Hockey Players to Lebanon

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Claremont — The School Board on Tuesday night approved a request for Claremont to join an ice hockey cooperative for boys and girls with Lebanon beginning next year. The two-year agreement, which still needs approval from the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association, would not cost Claremont anything for …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Hockey Wins in N.Y.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Chazy, n.y. — Having not played a game in nearly two weeks, the Hanover High girls hockey team went a long way for a little inspiration — and success. A day after holding a practice in the Lake Placid Olympic Center, the Marauders got back in action and …

Recalling ‘The Eagle’: Windsor Legend Royce Dies at Age 91

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Windsor — Leon Royce is remembered by many for the nurturing relationship between the man and his baseball field. “It was a labor of love,” said Jim Taft, Windsor High’s athletic director. “He loved that place.” Royce died …

Windsor Takes Long Route to Victory

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Windsor — It was over early. With Windsor High owning the honor of top team in Vermont Division III matching up with the second-best team in Division II in Mount St. Joseph, folks heading to the Windsor gym …

Local Roundup: Hanover Dives to Wins in 1st Home Meet

Monday, January 18, 2016

Hanover — The three members of Hanover High School’s nascent diving team recorded two wins and a runner-up finish on Sunday at the Dartmouth College pool in the program’s first home meet. Freshman Kai Renshaw defeated two rivals …