High School Sports

Hanover freshman Matti Hartman drives the puck forward during the game against Oyster River at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, N.H. on Saturday, March 9, 2013.
Valley News - Libby March

High School Hockey Preview: Marauders Hope to Add to Trophy Case

Thursday, December 18, 2014

It’s pretty good being a Hanover High hockey player these days. A program that has produced eight NHIAA boys state championships and another six for the girls received the ultimate compliment in October with formal recognition of the program’s heritage by the New Hampshire Legends of Hockey. The organization’s 13th hall of fame induction ceremony featured details the Marauders’ rich history, right down to the addition of 1994 graduate and former Princeton All-American defenseman Steve Shirreffs into the hall. Now it’s time to get back to work. The Hanover girls will again lead the conversation in NHIAA play, getting back most of their scoring from …

Local Roundup: Woodsville Coach Tops Old Team

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Woodsville — First-year Woodsville High girls basketball coach Russ Wilcox once again bettered a former team. The Engineers rallied to knock off visiting Rivendell, 43-35, in Wilcox’s first game against the Raptors since joining Woodsville this offseason. Wilcox coached the Raptors from 2005-13, going 130-38 in eight seasons with 10 playoff wins and …

Hanover Boys Hockey Turns the Page

Thursday, December 18, 2014

West Lebanon — They heard their names. They saw their history. Now it’s time to write a story of their own. The Hanover High boys hockey team, along with the Marauders’ female counterparts, received a significant honor in late October when the two programs were recognized for their collective achievements by the New …

Court Time

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Noah Wood, 16, of Newport, warms up before Newport High School’s varsity boys basketball tryouts at Wheeler Gym on Monday, the first day of workouts for several New Hampshire sports. Wood and the Tigers — with new coach …

Fore for Two

Sunday, November 23, 2014

New Hampshire high school golf teams have the advantage of an entire summer to get their games tuned up for the fall season. Then it’s a one-month dash for a championship. Out of four NHIAA Divisions, Hanover and …

Injuries, Miscues Doom Newport Bid for State Crown

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Durham, n.h. — The Newport High football team did virtually everything it wanted against anyone not named Campbell this season. Unfortunately for the Tigers, it was another dose of heartache against the Cougars on Saturday in the NHIAA …

Newport, Campbell Already Familiar Foes

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Newport — Last Saturday, when Newport was beating Gilford to advance to today’s NHIAA Division III football championship game, the scores of Campbell’s semifinal visit to Bow were gradually relayed to the Maryn Field crowd over the public-address …

H.S. Notebook: Hartford’s Brooks Is Vermont’s Top Scholar-Athlete

Thursday, November 20, 2014

White River Junction — Given his own work rarely intersects with Connor Brooks’ academic pursuits, Hartford High boys soccer coach Kevin Guilbault still finds himself impressed with what he hears about his senior striker. Others have been left …

All-state and All-league Athletes

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Upper Valley fall high school athletes making all-state or all-league teams, as provided to the Valley News: Boys Soccer All-Marble Valley League A Division Hartford: Connor Brooks (first team). B Division Woodstock: Tom Avellino (coach of the year); Connor Fegard, Connor McCarthy, Alex Crompton, Cole Dalton (first team); …

Local Roundup: Ivy Soccer Coach of the Year Honors for Dartmouth’s Riley

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Staff Reports Princeton, n.j. — The Ivy League on Wednesday rewarded the Dartmouth College men’s soccer program for its return to the top of the league standings by naming Chad Riley its coach of the year and placing three members of the Big Green on the all-Ivy first …

Local Roundup: Shrine Game Confirms Castleton State Date

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Staff Reports Castleton, Vt. — As expected, the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl’s board of governors has confirmed the 2015 edition of the all-star high school football contest between Vermont and New Hampshire for Aug. 1 at Castleton State College’s Spartan Stadium. The 62nd edition of the game will …

Veteran Coach Warnken Still Going Strong

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Newport — Bill Warnken has been coaching basketball for 37 consecutive years. He has coached high school boys and girls, collegiate boys and girls and is so enamored by the sport that for two years he traveled 176 …

A New Cook in the Kitchen

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Hartford High girls basketball coach Chris Cook, top, puts the Hurricanes through a dribbling drill during the first day of state-sanctioned workouts on Monday. A former boys hoop coach at Rivendell Academy, Cook is Hartford’s fourth coach in …