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Hanover High's Jeffrey Gorham prepares to tackle a bag during the Marauders' Aug. 18 practice. Valley News - Tris Wykes

Frowns Upside Down: Marauders Brimming With Optimism

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Hanover — The photograph that accompanied a Sept. 19, 2013 story in the Valley News about Hanover High football pretty much encapsulated the Marauders’ 1-8 season. The image showed longtime coach Mike Ivanoski with hands on hips, staring down at the running track surrounding the team’s practice field. Facing him, arms spread out at his waist was athletic director Mike …

Sunapee Girls Soccer Looks to Defend Title

Friday, August 22, 2014

Sunapee — Taylor O’Mara, Kyle Hershey, Taylor Usko, Courtney Dunnells and Sammy Rosignoll are all seniors on a Sunapee High soccer team that won a New Hampshire Division IV state championship in 2013. That victory came against Woodsville, but all five girls agreed the semifinal win over Derryfield was the most important triumph. …

VPA Set to Add Ultimate Frisbee for 2015

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Montpelier — Ultimate Frisbee in Vermont is getting the ultimate reception: official recognition from the state’s governing body for high school athletics. The field sport that uses the trademarked disc for a ball and employs elements of football, soccer and basketball in its play will be an exhibition sport for the next two years, starting next spring, Vermont Principals Association associate executive director …

Families Foremost In Beautiful Game

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Castleton, Vt. — BFA-St. Albans’ Dani Schreiner showed why she was selected to the Vermont team as a goalkeeper during Saturday’s Lions Twin State Soccer Cup. Taking the goal for the second half of the girls contest, Schreiner kept New Hampshire off the scoreboard and allowed Vermont to …

Small School, Big Boys: Mid Vermont’s Sayers Enjoys His Chance to Show Stuff

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Keene, n.h. — Austin Sayers says that the number of high school students at Mid Vermont Christian School is fewer than 60. That same number for Manchester Central’s Jon Martin? Add about 2,330 kids to the mix and …

Ex-Thetford Teammates Reunite at All-Star Event

Saturday, July 19, 2014

There isn’t much Shyann Josler and Erika Waterman could’ve done together that they didn’t eventually accomplish on their own. That fact doesn’t dissuade the occasional what-if, however. What if the four freshmen Eric Ward elevated to Thetford Academy’s …

Local Roundup: Dartmouth Alums Move On at N.H. Am

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Goffstown, n.h. — Hanover Country Club’s Nick MacDonald had a relatively easy time in winning his first-round match on Wednesday during the New Hampshire Golf Association amateur championship. But someone who also used to call the Dartmouth College course his home away from home had an even easier …

Local Roundup: MacDonald in Hunt at N.H. Amateur

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Goffstown, n.h. — It’s as if he’s never been away. Former champion Nick MacDonald, making his first appearance at the New Hampshire Golf Association amateur championship in three years, shot an even-par 72 on the first day of stroke-play qualifying at Stonebridge Country Club. MacDonald is among six …

Where Rubber Meets Road: Newport Begins Resurface Work on Town Track

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Newport — Weather permitting, the Newport Middle High School track will be repaved today and, in about a month, it could be open for use again. “They can’t wait for it to get done,” Newport Recreation Department director …

Lebanon Juniors Set for States

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Staff Reports Lebanon — Parker Thurston delivered an RBI single up the middle to score the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning as Lebanon Post 22 clinched a spot in the New Hampshire American Legion junior state tournament with a 5-4 defeat of Keene Post …

Hartford Legion Baseball Drops Pair to Lake Region

Monday, July 14, 2014

Rutland — Hartford (4-7) sustained a doubleheader sweep to Lake Region at St. Peter’s Field on Sunday, 5-4 and 8-4 losses that could end up determining the squad’s hopes for a bid in the Vermont Southern Division tournament in the coming weeks. Hartford got a gutsy effort in …

KUA Has Olympian Hopes From New Coach

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Each step of Molly Engstrom’s hockey career has flowed into the other without precise planning or detailed anticipation. From playing on the outdoor rink in her tiny hometown to enjoying a lengthy run on U.S. national teams, the …

Post 22 Seniors Beat Sweeney to Stay Undefeated

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Manchester — With the top five batters in the order reaching base and scoring in the first inning, Lebanon Post 22’s senior American Legion baseball team kept up its unbeaten ways in New Hampshire District A play with a 10-4 win over Sweeney Post 2 on Sunday night …