High School Sports

Mid Vermont Christian's Wyat Sherman follows the path of an approach shot to Brattleboro Country Club's second green during the Vermont Division III south sectional golf tournament on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Brattleboro, Vt.

Valley News -- Greg Fennell

Just a Scouting Mission: Rivendell Second in Section, Returns to States

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Brattleboro, Vt. — Say this about Rivendell Academy golf coach Justin Bonnett: He’s no Dale Earnhardt. It isn’t about the wheels, a given since Bonnett’s preferred mode of transportation (a golf cart) would be laughable competition for the late Intimidator’s NASCAR Chevrolets. What Bonnett gets that Earnhardt sometimes didn’t is context: Earnhardt considered second place just first loser, but Bonnett …

Raiders Romp on Falcons

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Bow, n.h. — It was a victorious but tired group of Lebanon High girls lacrosse players who boarded the bus for a ride home late Tuesday afternoon. An hour’s drive to play at Bow, followed by a lengthy NHIAA Division III contest featuring 32 goals and hot and humid conditions added up to …

Late-Charging Windsor Gets Big Assist From Simonds

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — Russell Simonds is an all-state football player, and that will always be his favorite sport. However, he has proved that he can also do a lot of damage on the baseball diamond as well. During Windsor’s 11-7 win over Springfield on Tuesday, Simonds had a double, two singles, a base …

Windsor Pitcher Picks Her Spots

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Windsor — Windsor High pitcher Ashlee Bly is not likely to strike fear in a batter with blazing speed, but she knows how to pitch and where she wants the ball to go. This past week, Bly led …

High School Roundup: Raiders Split Long Twin Bill

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Lebanon — Ernie Banks would have been proud as the Lebanon High baseball team played two — more than two, actually — in splitting a doubleheader with visiting John Stark on Saturday afternoon. The Raiders’ busy day on …

Local Roundup: Newcomers Lead Hartford Tennis

Friday, May 8, 2015

White River Junction — With a rare loss by No. 1 singles ace Loriston Fennell, newcomers saved the day in the Hartford High boys tennis team’s 4-3 win over Fair Haven on Friday. Juniors Hunter Brooks and Ashazi …

Another Close One, And Cougars Prevail

Friday, May 8, 2015

Lebanon — Picking up where they left off, the Lebanon High and Kearsarge girls lacrosse teams contested the latest in a string of tight games Friday, the visiting Cougars prevailing, 9-8. The back-and-forth affair was tied at halftime …

Raiders Roar Back: Down 7-0, Lebanon Rallies for Big Win Over Hanover

Friday, May 8, 2015

Lebanon — It was like Floyd Mayweather-vs.-Manny Pacquiao, with much less hype — and much more back-and forth. In a classic between bitter rivals on a summer-like day at Lebanon High School, the host Raiders batted around in …

Local Roundup: Hornets Rally Past Royals

Friday, May 8, 2015

Bethel — The Whitcomb High softball team trailed until the sixth inning, when the Hornets tied it and then won it in the seventh, beating South Royalton, 5-4. In the sixth, Krista Townsend doubled with one out, and …

Cardinals Unseat Royals

Thursday, May 7, 2015

West Canaan — To make up for numerous early season washouts, the Stevens High and Mascoma baseball teams are squeezing in at least five or six games within a week or so. Play itself was tight for much …

Lebanon Finding Right Mix

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Lebanon — What a difference a year can make. Roughly 12 months ago, the Lebanon High boys lacrosse team hacked and whacked its way to early-season infamy, piling up penalties, having a player suspended after a mid-game scuffle …

SoRo Outlasts Hornets

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

South Royalton ­— South Royalton won a slugfest over Whitcomb, 14-11, on Tuesday as Sam Berk went 4-for-5 with one RBI and four runs scored, Darrin Kennedy was 2-for-4 with three RBIs, and Nicholas Howe had an RBI double for South Royalton. Justin Brock came on in relief …

Thetford Hits a Perfect 10

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Bradford, Vt. ­— After a sluggish start to the season, the Thetford Academy baseball team has turned to slugging for the remedy. The Panthers cranked a season-high 16 hits in a 10-6 win at Oxbow on Tuesday, their …