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Jacob Mellish lines up before scoring in the first period of Stevens at Lebanon boys lacrosse in Lebanon, N.H., on April 22, 2014.  (Valley News - Will Parson)

Local Roundup: Hartford Swings Away in Win

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

White River Junction — To limit the number of signals missed by players, Hartford baseball coach Jarrod Grassi elects to issue them verbally rather than traditional hand signs. That didn’t keep Greg Shinn from missing a suicide squeeze command in a key situation Tuesday — but it ended up helping the Hurricanes in a 4-3 win over visiting Burr & …

Cosmos Stifle Hartford’s Bats

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — Springfield’s Heather Sanborn tossed a one-hitter as Springfield posted a 4-0 win over Hartford on Tuesday night in a Vermont Division II softball game at Bill Robinson Field. Hartford, playing in its first game and after only a couple of outside practices, could not get in a groove against the Cosmos senior right-hander, who needed just 86 pitches to complete …

Hartford Lacrosse Not Panicking After Loss

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Wilder — Late in Tuesday’s boys lacrosse game between Hartford High and Rutland, the visiting Raiders scored their final goal in a 17-5 rout and Hurricanes coach Bill Elberty’s reaction was immediate. “Don’t worry about it,” he called out to his players on soggy Kilowatt Field. “Believe me, I don’t care.” That seems …

It’s Good to Be the King: Raider Is Tops in D-II Girls Hoop

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Lebanon — Having one New Hampshire girls basketball player of the year is nice, but Lebanon High is starting to make a habit out of it. For the second straight winter, a Raider drew enough notice from the …

Hanover, Lebanon Rule All-Star Team

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Concord — The Hanover and Lebanon high school girls hockey teams have combined to fill nearly half of the slots for the New Hampshire High School Hockey Coaches Association all-state team. Fresh off their fifth straight NHIAA Division I state championship and sixth in seven years of state …

KUA Players Attract Attention From NHL Scouts

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Meriden — Having observed it from both the college and professional angle, Kimball Union Academy boys hockey coach Tim Whitehead sees positives and negatives to one of his charges attracting the NHL’s scrutiny. Three of his Wildcats have …

Hanover Express Rolls On

Friday, March 21, 2014

The hardest thing to accomplish in sports is not the shocking upset victory that fires our emotions and captures our attention. No, the hardest thing to do in sports is to win when everyone expects it. The Hanover …

Think ... Spring?

Thursday, March 20, 2014

In the first photograph, Hartford High School baseball players, from left: Stephen Cerrone, Codi Smith and Wyatt Connor play catch inside the school gymnasium in White River Junction on Wednesday. In the second photograph, Hartford’s Nick Terino, left, …

Dartmouth’s D’Agostino Earns Top National Honor

Thursday, March 20, 2014

New Orleans — For the second straight year, Dartmouth’s Abbey D’Agostino was named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association 2014 Women’s Division I Indoor National Track Athlete of the Year. D’Agostino also claimed the honor during the 2013 indoor season and this past fall …

Forget the Snow: Oxbow Ready To Play

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The Oxbow Union High softball team tryouts don’t begin until next week, but the Olympians’ field remains blanketed in snow, and even the ice cream stand operated by coach Robin Wozny won’t re-open until the …

Oars Aplenty

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Lebanon High senior Isabella Lurie watches as coach Carin Reynolds gives instructions to a group of crew students during practice at the Alumni Gym rowing tank at Dartmouth College in Hanover. Valley News — Sarah Priestap …

Vt. Football League Unhappy About MIAs

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

White River Junction — The coaches and athletic directors of the Vermont Interscholastic Football League on Monday agreed they were not happy with some of its member schools as well as the current film exchange program. At the …

Dream Comes True for Wasp

Monday, March 17, 2014

Windsor — One of the reasons that the Woodstock Union High boys basketball team reached the Vermont Division II semifinals was the late-season improvement of 6-foot-3 center Connor Fegard. The junior was rewarded for his contribution to the …