High School Sports

U-32's Orli Schwartz, right, attempts to chase down Woodstock's Abby Kaija at the finish line of the girls classic relay during Tuesday's high school Nordic championships in Ripton.
Burlington Free Press — Austin Danforth

Local Roundup: Woodstock Skiers Grab Four State Crowns in a Day

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Mendon, Vt. — Say this about this year’s Woodstock Union High School skiing program: When the Wasps go out, they apparently go all out. In what may be one of the most complete performances in Vermont Principals Association history, Woodstock sent its Alpine and Nordic programs to different state championships on Tuesday and came home doubly victorious at both sites. …

Stevens Steps Over InterLakes

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Claremont — Sophomore Parker Smith had 25 points and 12 rebounds as the Stevens High boys basketball team made its way through the NHIAA Division III play-in round with a 65-54 win over InterLakes on Tuesday night at Carr Gym. Smith had nine of those points in the fourth quarter as Stevens pulled …

Sabres Dip Into Minor Team

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Buffalo, n.y. (ap) — The Buffalo Sabres have recalled three forwards, including Mikhail Grigorenko, from the minors to fill their trade-depleted roster. Tim Schaller and Jerry D’Amigo were also called up from AHL Rochester on Tuesday before the Sabres play at Tampa Bay. The moves came a day after Buffalo dealt three forwards and goalie Michal Neuvirth in four separate deals. In return, …

Triple Threat: Brother Act Takes Woodstock by Storm

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Woodstock — Woodstock Union High boys hockey coach Charlie Hancock can sit down in his living room on any Thursday night, grab his television remote, lock onto any CBS affiliate and dial up The McCarthys, a situational comedy …

Local Roundup: Marauders Continue Push Toward Playoff Berth

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

West Lebanon — It’s vengeance on ice for the streaking Hanover High boys hockey team. The Marauders beat visiting St. Thomas 2-1 on Wednesday night for their fifth consecutive win to pull ever closer to a New Hampshire …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Stunned in D-III Tourney Opener

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Orford — Rivendell went into the Vermont Division III tournament seeded fifth, but without its second leading scorer and top rebounder, freshman forward Riley Thomson, who sat out Tuesday’s tournament game with a concussion. The result was a …

Springfield Ends Woodstock’s Season

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — Three years ago, the Woodstock Union High girls basketball team ended the season with its 53rd straight loss. After the season, Roger St. Hilaire took over a program that was relegated to junior varsity status for a year. Back in the varsity ranks, the Wasps …

Hot Start Sends Sharp-Shooting Tigers Past Royals

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Newport — Cold starts benefit nobody, be it man, machine or basketball team. Mascoma High boys basketball coach Jim Barry liked the three quarters of solid, rebound-accented play his Royals produced against archrival Newport at Wheeler Gym on Tuesday night. It was the first quarter — the opening …

Local Roundup: Windsor Boys Basketball Continues March Toward Top Seed

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Windsor — The Windsor High boys basketball team is close to locking down the top seed in the Vermont Division III state tournament — and still a long way from it as well. The Jacks continued their march …

Spartan Chase: Pembroke Girls Pull Away From Raiders

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Lebanon — It’s not often that a team comes to town and pushes Lebanon’s defense around, but Pembroke did just that Monday night. Fueled by Hannah Seidner’s hot hand, the Spartans overcame foul trouble and avenged an early-season …

A Swede Tastes of Success: Exchange Student Fills Role as Thetford Eyes Repeat

Monday, February 16, 2015

Thetford — If nothing else, Nelly Junesand has guaranteed herself a permanent presence for her year at Thetford Academy … so long as Charlie Buttrey doesn’t change his outgoing cellphone message. It took about a month after Junesand’s …

Local Roundup: Lebanon’s Streak Stopped at Nine

Monday, February 16, 2015

Staff Reports Concord — A slow start combined with an inattentive defense spelled the end of the Lebanon High boys basketball team’s nine-game winning streak on Sunday afternoon. Brothers Jordan and Joe Bell combined to score 31 points, leading Bishop Brady to a 62-52 win over the Raiders. …

High School Roundup: Raptors Get Some Unlikely Help

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — The Rivendell Academy girls basketball team went outside the ranks of their own roster to aid in preparation of facing Springfield star Chelsea McAllister on Saturday afternoon. The Raptors emerged with a 57-48 victory behind …