High School Sports

Third baseman Mike Platt, left, flips the ball to pitcher Steve Cerrone before the start of an inning during the Lebanon American Legion Post 22 senior team’s game with visiting Keene Post 4 on Sunday, July 5, 2015. Post 22 won, 15-6, at Lebanon High.
Valley News — Tris Wykes

Later Beats Never: Lebanon Post 22 Offense Overcomes Defense

Monday, July 6, 2015

Lebanon — The first half of Sunday’s 15-6 rout by Lebanon American Legion Post 22’s senior baseball team over visiting Keene Post 4 was all too familiar to pitcher Steve Cerrone. The hosts’ starter, a former Hartford High competitor, endured less-than-ideal defense and run support while playing his first season at Phillips Exeter Academy in southern New Hampshire this spring. Thus, it was deja vu all over again when Lebanon trailed, 2-0, during the third inning and was tied, 2-2, after four frames. Cerrone, a bespectacled senior-to-be, was pitching solidly, but the runners who scored Keene’s first two runs both reached on infield errors. Post …

Lebanon Legion to Host Celebration of Vets

Monday, July 6, 2015

Lebanon — Lebanon Post 22’s American Legion baseball teams will hold a Salute to Veterans Day as part of a tripleheader scheduled for Sunday at Lebanon High School. Post 22’s senior team will open the day with an 11 a.m. contest with Laconia Post 1. A ceremony honoring area veterans will take place afterward, before Post 22’s junior program engages Alton Post 22 …

Lebanon Legion Keeps Rolling With Win at Goffstown

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Goffstown — Andrew Houde provided seven solid innings of pitching, Chase Hussey got the job done in two innings of relief and the hitters made sure that an early lead was never lost as the Lebanon senior American Legion Post 22 baseball team defeated Goffstown, 6-4, on Thursday night. “It was definitely a battle tonight with the control a little bit,” said Houde, …

No Kidding Around: South Royalton Outlasts Whitcomb to Reach Final

Monday, June 8, 2015

Bethel — Youth will be served? When South Royalton and Whitcomb meet on the softball field, it’s been inevitable. The Royals put a batting order together for Monday’s Vermont Division IV softball semifinal that featured three sophomores, two …

Local Roundup: Windsor’s Comstock a Three-Event State Champ

Monday, June 8, 2015

East Montpelier, Vt. — Windsor High junior Katey Comstock added more to her impressive — and growing — athletic resume by sweeping to three field-event victories at the Vermont Principals Association Division II state track and field championship on Saturday at U-32 High School. A year after claiming …

Woodstock Makes Right Choices in Track Title Victory

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Chester, Vt. — Primarily focused on other events, Woodstock Union High track and field competitors Anna Dieffenbach and Kristin Ramsey compete in the triple jump during the regular season only enough to qualify for the VPA Division III …

On to the Final: Hanover Outlasts Portsmouth in Lacrosse Semis

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Exeter, n.h. — Playing its way to the New Hampshire Division II championship game is sweet for the Hanover High girls lacrosse team, but beating Portsmouth to get there makes it just a bit richer. The Marauders came out flying and torched the Clippers’ defense in a 20-15 …

Cougars’ Juggernaut Too Much for Raiders

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Bedford, n.h. — Emily Perryman began to sniffle during an interview in the wake of her Lebanon High lacrosse team’s 11-4 loss to Derryfield on Saturday. She paused, then was unable to fend off full-fledged tears. “We played …

To the Rescue: Hard Work, Not Super Powers, Fuels Raider Senior

Friday, June 5, 2015

Lebanon — Emily Perryman warmed up for Thursday’s lacrosse playoff game while wearing a black Batman T-shirt. Wonder Woman garb might have been more appropriate, but you get the point — when it comes to Upper Valley high …

Hungry Tigers Growl Over Wasps

Friday, June 5, 2015

Middlebury, Vt. — Two minutes into Friday’s Vermont Division I boys lacrosse quarterfinal between Woodstock High and Middlebury, the Wasps’ Jack Arthur had a golden scoring chance against Tigers goaltender Lucas Plouffe. Alone atop the crease after a …

Local Roundup: Panthers Squeak Into Semis

Friday, June 5, 2015

Thetford — After 61/2 scoreless innings of playoff action, the Thetford Academy softball team finally pushed across a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to walk-off with a 1-0 win over Peoples in the Vermont Division …

Plenty of Records Fall at Vermont Division IV Track Meet

Friday, June 5, 2015

Chester, Vt. — Cheslsea’s Abigail Mattoon needed a better game plan. After qualifying first in the 100-meter hurdles she did something perhaps she shouldn’t have done between qualifying day and the day of the Vermont Division IV state …

Lakers Ace Makes the Right Moves in Win

Friday, June 5, 2015

Sunapee — Baseball sometimes is a game of adjustments. The adjustment Sunapee pitcher Ben Robinson made after the first inning was instrumental in the Lakers’ 5-2 win over Nute Thursday in a New Hampshire Division IV first-round game. Robinson, called the best pitcher in the division by Nute …