High School Sports

Newport's Tom Hogan gets ready to throw the ball during first round of the Division III football playoffs against Mascoma Valley in Newport, N.H., on Nov. 8, 2014. Newport won 34-14. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

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 system. Each time the crowd was told that the Cougars were winning, there was a murmuring of surprise. After all, Bow had …

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 with that notion as well. Brooks recently received a dual honor from the Vermont State …

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); Mason Thompson, Haven Lantz (second team). C Division Windsor: Mike Bradley (first team); Alton Fuller …

Royals Cashe in Behind Running Back’s Big Night

Friday, October 31, 2014

Langdon, n.h. — Andrew Cashe did not drive the Mascoma team bus to Fall Mountain Friday night — but he did everything else. The senior running back had a game of a lifetime as scored six touchdowns and rushed for 364 yards, and the Royals needed every one …

Hanover Girls in Cruise Control in Playoff Opener

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hanover — A member of the crowd said, “the goals have been superlative.” He could only have been talking about Hanover’s goals, as it blanked Kennett, 7-0, in the first round of the New Hampshire Division II playoffs on Thursday. They were superlative from the get-go, as midfielder …

Woodsville’s Offense Breaks Out in First-Round Win

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Woodsville — After losing on penalty kicks to Sunapee in last season’s NHIAA Division IV state championship game, the undefeated Woodsville High girls soccer team feels it has work to finish this postseason. First, the Engineers need to …

Sunapee Girls Blank Lin-Wood in Playoff Opener

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Sunapee — It’s hard to lose when the opposition doesn’t take a shot. Sunapee, in a less than spectacular effort, got through the first round of the New Hampshire Division IV girls soccer tournament with a 2-0 win over Lin-Wood on Thursday at Alexander Field. While the victory …

Local Roundup: Sunapee, Hanover Volleyball Teams Advance

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Sunapee — It’s a sweep to open the postseason. The Sunapee High girls volleyball team rolled over visiting Belmont in the first round of the New Hampshire Division III playoffs on Thursday night. The No. 4 seed Lakers won by set scores of 25-16, 25-12 and 25-16 over …

Local Roundup: Woodsville Tops Lisbon in Tourney Opener

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Woodsville — Three first-half goals was more than enough for the Woodsville high boys soccer team in the first round of the New Hampshire Division IV playoffs as the Engineers held on to beat visiting Lisbon 3-1 on …

Raiders Pull Away From Merrimack Valley

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Lebanon — Sometimes, you need a little help from the other team. No. 5 Lebanon High (12-4-1) was scoreless for the first 61 minutes of their game against No. 12 Merrimack Valley (6-10-1) during the first round of the New Hampshire Division II playoffs on Wednesday. On a …

Cards Bounce Back

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Claremont — When the Stevens High girls soccer team ended the regular season with a 3-1 loss to Hopkinton, coach Tom Belaire was more than a bit concerned. “We didn’t do anything right,” Belaire said. “We had a game plan and didn’t stick to it. We were just …

Hanover Finds the Net in First-Round Win

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Hanover — If scoring was an issue for the Hanover High boys soccer team entering the defense of its NHIAA Division I championship this season, it appears to be no longer. The third-seeded Marauders swarmed 14th-ranked Manchester Memorial for two early goals, dominated possession and left soggy, foggy …

Peoples Stifles Thetford in D-III Semifinals

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Morrisville, Vt. — Scoring against quality opponents hindered the Thetford Academy girls soccer team throughout the season. Ultimately, that’s what kept the Panthers from a return trip to the Vermont Division III finals. Peoples Academy junior Charlotte Reining’s …