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Boys Soccer Playoffs: Thetford Wins First-Round Game

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Thetford — Thetford Academy goalie Brandon Gray yelled across the field early in their playoff matchup against Winooski High. “I think we can settle,” he said. Senior captain and leading scorer Matthew Perry yelled back, “I think we can put more in the net.” And they did, finishing with a 6-2 win in the first round of the Vermont Division III playoffs. With home-field advantage, the seventh-seeded Panthers (9-6) overwhelmed …

Boys Soccer Playoffs: Green Mountain Pulls Away From S. Royalton

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Chester, Vt. — Alex Montano, the South Royalton School’s first-year boys soccer coach, thought he had his Royals all primed for the Vermont Division III tournament. “We finished the season pretty well and were arcing for the playoffs,” Montano said. But funny things happened to the best-laid plans. Green Mountain Union didn’t care what South Royalton’s plans were as the Chieftains laid a …

Boys Soccer Playoffs: Hazen Burns Rivendell in Opening Round

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Orford — Because of injuries, many players on the Rivendell Academy boys soccer team were forced to play more extensively or in unfamiliar positions this season. The end result is also unfamiliar for the Raptors — a loss in the first round of the Vermont Division III playoffs. Speedy Hazen sophomore Jacob Gilcris …

KUA Fills Rosters With Area Standouts

Monday, October 6, 2014

By Jared Pendak Valley News Staff Writer Meriden — As a private boarding school, Kimball Union Academy attracts student-athletes from all over the nation, and around the world. That doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of room on Wildcat rosters for Upper Valley-based talent — especially when it comes …

Schools Face Questions About Transgender Athletes

Sunday, October 5, 2014

It had been a relatively quiet policy debate until the full-page ad appeared in the local newspaper. “A male wants to shower beside your 14-year-old daughter,” it said. “Are you OK with that?” The ad, placed by a socially conservative group in Minnesota, was meant to snap attention …

High School Roundup: Runners Flock to Woods Trail Run

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Thetford — More than 1,400 cross country runners descended upon the gray, rainy course at Thetford for the 24th annual Woods Trail Run on Saturday. Lebanon’s Josh Fontaine claimed seventh place out of 838 runners in the boys …

Windsor Routs Springfield Under the Lights

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Windsor — Russell Simonds scored two first-half touchdowns and had an interception as Windsor High’s football team rolled all over Springfield, 40-8, in the first night game played in Windsor. The game was played in a heavy rain …

Spartans Hand Raiders First Loss of Season

Friday, October 3, 2014

Milford, n.h. — The Lebanon High football team’s undefeated run came to an end Friday with a 35-14 loss at Milford. Ryan Milliken caught a 53-yard touchdown pass with four minutes remaining in the first half and ran …

In a Case of Role Reversal, SJA Dominates Hartford

Friday, October 3, 2014

White River Junction — Once a bottom-feeder in Vermont Division I, the St. Johnsbury Academy football team showed Hartford on Friday that things have certainly changed. Senior Hilltoppers QB Colton Hudson threw for 219 yards — breaking his …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Field Hockey Rolls

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Manchester — Lebanon High field hockey coach Deb Beach said her team had “tons of fun” playing on the artificial turf at the Derryfield School on Thursday. Considering how the Raiders performed against the Cougars, it’s little wonder they enjoyed themselves. Three different players scored and the Raiders …

Stevens Field Hockey Can’t Solve Newfound

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Claremont — Many years ago, field hockey games were timed for penetration minutes, which were later used to decide tie games — the idea being that the team with more penetration minutes was the more dominant team. That …

Lebanon Jumps Into the Fishing Derby

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Lebanon — Lebanon High is getting on board with the NHIAA bass fishing tournament. Raiders senior Jack Whitaker and freshman Joe Kibbie will set out on Lake Winnipesaukee today for the qualifying round of the tourney, the second sanctioned by the NHIAA as a club-sport activity. After a …

Local Roundup: Sharon Girls Soccer Blanks Rivendell

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Sharon — Gretta Stack is getting good at this restart thing for the Sharon Academy girls soccer team. The junior midfielder served up second-half assists on both an indirect kick and a corner kick as the Phoenix edged …