High School Sports

Members of Hanover's girls hockey team celebrate after their second goal against Bishop Brady-Trinity during the state championship at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, N.H., on Saturday, March 14, 2015. Hanover won 6-3. (Valley News - Sarah Shaw) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

The Original, and Best

Sunday, March 29, 2015

As one of the original high school girls hockey programs in New Hampshire, Hanover High has always thrived on its tradition. With every passing season comes a new chapter of excellence, including this winter’s 19-2-1 team that won the program’s sixth consecutive state championship. The achievement is nothing new for the Marauders, who have won seven of eight titles since the NHIAA began sanctioning the sport. Their dominance predates even that, with three consecutive “unofficial” crowns before the sport became recognized prior to the 2007-08 season. Hanover’s vivid history is something not lost on players. In fact, it’s one of the primary motivating vehicles for …

Lakers Run the Table

Friday, March 27, 2015

Coach Tim LaTorra kept his Sunapee High girls basketball team focused on playing the game and not being worried about the outcome. The result was a lot of favorable outcomes as the Lakers went 24-0 overall and won New Hampshire’s Division IV championship. Sunapee, looking for its first state title since winning three …

Local Roundup: Unearned Runs Help Dartmouth Softball Split With Terps

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Staff Reports College Park, Md. — A pair of unearned runs in the top of the sixth inning broke a 5-5 tie and propelled the Dartmouth College softball team to an 8-5 win over Maryland on Wednesday and a split of their nonleague doubleheader. The Terrapins (20-13) dominated the opener, besting the Big Green (7-12) in six innings, 18-8. Dartmouth leaped to the …

Local Roundup: Engineers Stay Hot, Take D-IV Opener

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Woodsville — Make that five in a row for the Woodsville High boys basketball team. The Engineers picked right up where they left off in the regular season by beating Moultonborough 48-43 in the first round of the …

Famed Middlebury Coach Retires

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Middlebury, Vt. — Middlebury College men’s hockey coach Bill Beaney, the NCAA Division III career wins leader, announced Wednesday that he is stepping down as head coach of the men’s hockey program after one of the most successful careers in collegiate history. At a news conference Wednesday afternoon …

Sharon Boys Advance to D-IV Final

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Barre, Vt. — A vociferous gaggle of Sharon Academy students had just started the “I Believe That We Will Win” chant in the final 20 seconds of Wednesday night’s Vermont Division IV boys basketball semifinal when Phoenix coach …

Hanover Girls Upset Lebanon, Advance in D-II Tourney

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Lebanon — Wednesday night’s 47-40 overtime playoff win at Lebanon might stand as a microcosm of the Hanover High girls basketball team’s season. The Marauders trailed for much of the night and appeared to be headed to a third straight postseason loss against their bitter rivals. Instead — …

Local Roundup: Woodstock Skiers Grab Four State Crowns in a Day

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Mendon, Vt. — Say this about this year’s Woodstock Union High School skiing program: When the Wasps go out, they apparently go all out. In what may be one of the most complete performances in Vermont Principals Association …

Stevens Steps Over InterLakes

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Claremont — Sophomore Parker Smith had 25 points and 12 rebounds as the Stevens High boys basketball team made its way through the NHIAA Division III play-in round with a 65-54 win over InterLakes on Tuesday night at …

Sabres Dip Into Minor Team

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Buffalo, n.y. (ap) — The Buffalo Sabres have recalled three forwards, including Mikhail Grigorenko, from the minors to fill their trade-depleted roster. Tim Schaller and Jerry D’Amigo were also called up from AHL Rochester on Tuesday before the Sabres play at Tampa Bay. The moves came a day …

Chargers in NCAAs

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

New London — The Colby-Sawyer College men’s basketball team will meet Trinity in a first-round NCAA Division III tournament game on Friday evening. The Chargers (19-6), winners of the North Atlantic Conference tournament, will join Eastern Connecticut State and Salisbury (Md.) in a four-team pod at Trinity College. …

King Of Pins: Stevens Bowler Celebrates State Title

Monday, March 2, 2015

Claremont — Stevens High senior Chase Hussey believes his role as a closer for the Lebanon Post 22 American Legion baseball team last summer was a major factor in his climb through 55 bowlers to win the state …

Sunapee Rallies Past Littleton to Reach Final

Monday, March 2, 2015

Holderness, n.h. — A frayed, yellow piece of polyester rope might seem like a strange thing for a basketball coach to remove from his pocket in the immediate aftermath of a pulsating playoff win, but consider the symbolism. …