High School Sports

RenŽe Brandon of Sunapee was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia Dec. 6 while preparing for knee surgery after a successful volleyball season. Brandon, a three season athlete also playing basketball and running track, hopes to be back on the court in the fall. Brandon stands for a portrait with her father Bruce Brandon and mother Maureen Brandon at home in Sunapee Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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Recovering and Inspiring: Sunapee’s Brandon Progressing in Fight To Beat Leukemia

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Sunapee — At 15, Renee Brandon was loving life. She was a high honors student as a sophomore at Sunapee High School, playing three sports and enjoying the lifestyle of the lakes and mountains that the Lake Sunapee region provides. Then, during the fall volleyball season, she started complaining about her knee. She had some blood drawn, and it showed …

Local Roundup: Stevens Grabs Unified Hoop Victory

Monday, January 26, 2015

Claremont — Tyler Erickson had 24 points to lead the Stevens High unified basketball team over Hanover on Monday night, 38-32, at Carr Gymnasium. Walter Mosenthal had 16 points for Hanover (0-4), which also received eight from Brandon Gile and four from Kate Enneper. The Marauders host Hopkinton, to which Hanover lost by …

Win Eludes Windsor Girls Basketball

Monday, January 26, 2015

Windsor — The Windsor High girls basketball team has let possible victories slide away when it was unable to close out the opposition late in games on several occasions this season. It happened again Monday night as Springfield won the stretch battle for a 50-46 Marble Valley League win at Windsor High. “We’ve got to find a way to finish,” said Windsor coach …

High School Roundup: Raiders, Marauders Shine in Ski Opener

Friday, January 9, 2015

Newbury, n.h. — For teams that have had very limited practice time and facilities this winter, the Lebanon and Hanover alpine ski teams looked plenty prepared in Friday’s season opener at Mount Sunapee Resort. The Raider boys and …

Lakers Get It Together

Friday, January 9, 2015

Sunapee — Sunapee High boys basketball coach Ed Tenney said coaches have told him they wouldn’t want his Lakers in their bracket come tournament time. That may seem strange, considering the Lakers lost their first four games this …

Local Roundup: Windsor Boys Continue to Build Momentum

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Windsor — Mike Bradley presented a big target, and Nick Kapuscinski has shown he can score. Now that Josh Moore has started to add his scoring input, the Windsor High boys basketball team is looking like a Vermont …

More Sweep Success: Raiders Continue Mastery Over Marauders

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Lebanon — The Lebanon High boys and girls basketball teams won’t receive any tangible awards for sweeping arch-rival Hanover on Thursday, yet it was a banner night for the Raiders anyway. Senior Vanessa Fluery sank a buzzer-beating jump …

Local Roundup: Jaguars Double Up Raiders

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

West Lebanon — The Lebanon High boys hockey team’s shot at taking down No. 1 Windham came up short Wednesday during a 4-2 loss at Campion Rink. The Jaguars, who sit atop the NHIAA Division II standings, led …

Local Roundup: Panthers Finally Earn First Victory

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Thetford — It took eight games, but first-year Thetford Academy boys basketball coach Adam Boffey finally has a win under his belt. Brandon Gray returned from a six-game absence to post a game-high 20 points and Matt Perry …

Woodstock Pulls Away From Windsor

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Windsor — Woodstock senior forward Chris Townley was kind of bummed out for most of the Wasps’ game at Windsor on Tuesday night. “I was struggling and it bothered me,” Townley said. But when the game was over, that glum feeling disappeared as Townley scored all seven of …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Boys Basketball Prevails on Final Shot

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Orford — Kolin Huntington nailed a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Rivendell Academy boys basketball team a stunning 55-53 victory over a determined visiting Woodsville team on Monday night. The game-winning shot was set up as …

Newport Outpaces Stevens

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Newport — Two freshmen led the scoring for the Newport High girls basketball team on Monday night as the Tigers had no trouble with Stevens, winning 50-20 in an NHIAA Division III game at Wheeler Gym. Ninth-graders Alexis …

Hello, My Name Is… : New H.S. Basketball Coaches Undeterred by Level of Job Turnover

Monday, January 5, 2015

You have to start somewhere. Chris Cook has found his starts in four different locations. Each time the 1996 Thetford Academy graduate and former Panther athlete takes on a new basketball coaching job, he works to build a …