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High School Roundup: Stevens Volleyball Earns Historic Win

Friday, September 4, 2015

Claremont — After two 0-16 campaigns in its first two years of existence, the Stevens High girls volleyball program can celebrate a first victory. Riding four-kill efforts from Rachel Dansereau and Cameron Cullison, the Cardinals broke into the win column for the first time with a 3-0 defeat of Mascoma at Carr Gymnasium on Friday evening. Dansereau and Cullison did most of the offensive damage for Stevens in a 25-16, 25-16, 25-15 decision. Danielle Lundy contributed a run of 10 service points in a row as well for Stevens. “I think we were due,” Stevens coach Shawna Baird-Torney said. “This year, we have the history …

Reloaded Lebanon Field Hockey Steamrolls Hanover

Friday, September 4, 2015

Hanover — With the Lebanon High field hockey team holding a 2-0 halftime lead on its way to a 5-0 win over Hanover on Friday night, Charlie Beach turned to a referee and uttered the words that should scare New Hampshire Division II to its core. “The difference between this game and Tuesday,” …

Freshman QB Leads Stevens

Friday, September 4, 2015

Claremont — Despite how well a freshman quarterback performs in the preseason, there is always some doubt of what will happen when the players across the line are not his friends. Stevens’ Henri Bourque kept his jitters in check and threw two first-quarter touchdowns as the Cardinals opened the New Hampshire Division III …

Low Numbers Means No Field Hockey in Windsor

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Windsor — Windsor High School suspended its field hockey program for the coming season on Thursday, citing low numbers and a lack of success in finding new recruits. Jim Taft, Windsor’s first-year athletic director, confirmed the decision. He …

Short-Handed Cardinals Look to End Title Drought

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Claremont — Every year at this time, high school teams take the field with legs pumping, lungs bursting and dreams of pointing the index finger at the camera dancing in their heads. Every team today is undefeated. It …

From HHS to USA: Marauders’ Hartman Named to U18 Team

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Hanover — A person faced with the knowledge of coming up short of a desired goal can react one of two ways. She can accept the decision and move on. Or she follow Matti Hartman’s example over the …

It’s Growing on Him: Worrell Hopes Wasps Are Back to Usual Strength

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Woodstock — Ramsey Worrell stroked his salt-and-pepper beard after a Woodstock High football practice last week. He’s been working on the facial growth since last winter and is aiming to keep it for at least a year. The …

Hanover’s Hartman Gets U.S. Hockey Call

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Staff Reports Lake Placid, n.y. — Hanover High senior Matti Hartman has landed a spot on the United States under-18 select women’s hockey team thanks to her play in a USA Hockey festival in Lake Placid that ended on Sunday. A 5-foot-8, 140-pound center from Etna, Hartman was …

Geared Up: Mascoma Football Hopes to Work Smoothly

Friday, August 14, 2015

West Canaan — A day’s worth of practice was over and the underlying feeling was upbeat when Mascoma High’s football players filed off the field Wednesday. The first hints of dusk were in the sky and even the …

One More Time: New Hartford Coach Gives Field Hockey Another Shot

Thursday, August 13, 2015

White River Junction — There’s an appropriate phrase for this situation: Be careful what you wish for, because you might just get it. Heath Haskell had coached field hockey in three different places and was not sure he …

Gridiron Goodness

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

It’s only August, but the sounds of pads crashing are already beginning to reverberate around the Upper Valley. Yes, football season is right around the corner. In one photo, the Lebanon High football team works in drills during …

Local Roundup: Hartland’s Cox Swimming on World Stage

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

White River Junction — Hartland’s Hannah Cox is headed to the FINA World Junior Championships. And her Upper Valley Aquatic Club coach is going along for the ride. Cox this week accepted an invitation from USA Swimming to join the national junior team at worlds, which will run …

Teaching From Experience: Coach Traveled The Long Way to Guide Panthers

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Thetford — Parlen Modiba took two shots on the opposing goal, burying both in the back of the net. Thetford Academy hired Modiba this summer as its new varsity boys soccer coach. But when only seven players showed …