High School Sports

From left, Delia Nahabedian, Darby Phillips, Amara Nichols and Kirsten Tischbein play the warmup game “pepper” before Friday’s NHIAA Division II contest at Lebanon. Phillips graduated last year and is a volunteer coach with her former team, while the others are current Marauders. Hanover won, 17-5. (Valley News - Tris Wykes)<p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

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 five RBIs to lead Hanover, which improved …

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 …

Stevens Honors Coaching Legend

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Claremont — Ralph Silva may be best known for coaching Hall of Fame catcher Carlton Fisk at Charlestown High School. But Silva was much more than that, and such thoughts were in the mind of many who turned out at Barnes Park on Thursday afternoon as a plaque, honoring Silva, was on display …

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 …

Victory Cheer: Rapid-Fire Goals Give Marauders Another Title

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Manchester — Good things always seem to come in bunches for the Hanover High girls hockey team, be it scoring goals or gathering state championships. The Marauders augmented both in Saturday’s 6-3 win over Bishop Brady-Trinity in the …