High School Sports

Woodstock's Loretta Blakeney. (Valley News - Tris Wykes)

Local Roundup: Woodstock Softball Earns Unusual Sweep

Friday, May 29, 2015

Woodstock — Two games, two opponents, 13 innings and a combined 56 runs later, the Woodstock Union High softball team swept a home doubleheader on Friday afternoon. The Wasps started the afternoon by beating Arlington 21-2 in five innings, then rallied to beat Twin Valley 17-16 in eight innings in the nightcap. The Wasps’ offense was relentless in the opener against Arlington as Elizabeth Fitzpatrick led the attack with four singles. Hannah Reali added a triple and a single, Gabbi Rozumek had a double and a single and Loretta Blakeney had a triple. Maddie Moore pitched the first two innings and Blakeney followed with three …

Marauders March On: Hanover Wins 33rd Straight Match to Reach D-II Final

Friday, May 29, 2015

Hanover — They’re back. The Hanover High girls tennis team defeated upset-minded Bishop Brady, 7-2, at Storrs Pond on Friday to earn a return trip to the New Hampshire Division II state championship game Wednesday in Bedford, where the defending champion Marauders will play No. 1 Portsmouth. Second-seeded Hanover, undefeated this season and …

Raiders Reach Finals: Lebanon Boys Tennis Tops Oyster River for First N.H. Championship Visit

Friday, May 29, 2015

Lebanon — Max Reed was nervous, hadn’t slept much the night before. The Lebanon High senior had no idea what to expect in his No. 1 singles match against Oyster River freshman Henry Bulkley on Thursday as the Raiders sought their first-ever berth in the NHIAA Division II state finals. But Reed had …

Local Roundup: Kennedy, Raiders Solid at CVC North Track Meet

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Windsor — Local athletes made their marks on Tuesday when 10 schools converged on Windsor High’s Murphy-Morse Oval for the Connecticut Valley Conference North track and field meet. In the girls 200-meter dash, Lebanon’s Corinne Kennedy was first …

Oxbow Softball Conquers Twinfield

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — After a hiccup to start the season, the Oxbow Union High School softball team is beginning to look equally as strong as any Olympian team in recent memory. Oxbow mercy-ruled visiting Twinfield on Tuesday, 18-3 in five innings, the O’s fifth straight win since a …

Local Roundup: Raptors Rule the Fairway

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Quechee — With the high school golf season winding toward the postseason, Mid Vermont Christian School co-coach Gary Ott can breathe easier. He now has a team. Hosting three schools on the Quechee Club’s Highland course front nine, …

Newport Softball Slips Past Sunapee

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Sunapee — The Sunapee High softball team was poised for a come-from-behind victory in the last of the seventh inning on Monday. Trailing Newport 5-3 when they came up for their last raps, the Lakers scored once and had runners on second and third with no outs and …

Hanover Girls Lacrosse Spreading Scoring Around

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Hanover — Hanover High girls lacrosse coach Chris Seibel fretted earlier this season that his team was sluggish. The NHIAA Division II Marauders had graduated some significant talent, were installing a new defense and had booked their toughest …

Despite Lack of Victories, Stevens Lacrosse Presses On

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Claremont — The backup midfielder on the Hopkinton High boys lacrosse squad strolled in front of a line of his teammates Saturday, midway through the first half of their road game with Stevens at Monadnock Park. “You’re going …

Windsor Pitcher Picks Her Spots

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Windsor — Windsor High pitcher Ashlee Bly is not likely to strike fear in a batter with blazing speed, but she knows how to pitch and where she wants the ball to go. This past week, Bly led …

High School Roundup: Raiders Split Long Twin Bill

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Lebanon — Ernie Banks would have been proud as the Lebanon High baseball team played two — more than two, actually — in splitting a doubleheader with visiting John Stark on Saturday afternoon. The Raiders’ busy day on …

Local Roundup: Newcomers Lead Hartford Tennis

Friday, May 8, 2015

White River Junction — With a rare loss by No. 1 singles ace Loriston Fennell, newcomers saved the day in the Hartford High boys tennis team’s 4-3 win over Fair Haven on Friday. Juniors Hunter Brooks and Ashazi …

Another Close One, And Cougars Prevail

Friday, May 8, 2015

Lebanon — Picking up where they left off, the Lebanon High and Kearsarge girls lacrosse teams contested the latest in a string of tight games Friday, the visiting Cougars prevailing, 9-8. The back-and-forth affair was tied at halftime …