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Local Roundup: Lebanon Football Earns Historic Victory

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Plymouth, n.h. — There was no fazing the Lebanon High football team Saturday. The Raiders were steadfast defensively and converted twice on fourth down in the fourth quarter to seal a 14-7 win at Plymouth. It was the Raiders’ first-ever victory at perennially strong Plymouth (0-1), according to Lebanon coach Chris Childs. Lebanon got on the board with less than two minutes left when Ryan Milliken rushed in from three yards out. The Raiders missed the extra point and allowed an 80-yard scoring return on the ensuing kickoff as the Bobcats seized a 7-6 halftime advantage. Tanner Simms scored from three yards early in the …

Windsor Football Marches Past Oxbow

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Windsor — The Windsor High football team used ball control and a potent ground game to defeat Oxbow 33-13 on Saturday at MacLeay-Royce Field. “We couldn’t get our hands on the ball in the first half,” Oxbow coach Sean Murphy said. Windsor had a 33-17 advantage in plays from scrimmage in the first two periods and pounded the ground to take a 26-7 …

Soaked, and Satisfied: Newport Football Cruises Past Mascoma

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Newport — To keep the football somewhat dry Saturday, officials at the contest between Newport High and Mascoma draped a white towel over the pigskin between plays. With three or four of the zebras huddled nearby and staring downward, the area had a crime-scene feel. All that was needed was a couple old-time …

Windsor Football Drops Opener

Sunday, August 31, 2014

North Clarendon, Vt. — Quarterback Mike Morgan was sensational in his debut running the Mill River offense and he piloted a second half surge by the Minutemen to overcome Windsor 27-20 in the season opener for both teams on Saturday. Morgan rushed for three touchdowns, threw for another …

Local Roundup: Canes Coach a Winner in Debut

Friday, August 29, 2014

White River Junction — The Hartford High football team rumbled its way to a 28-20 win in Friday night’s season opener against Mount Anthony. Running backs Tarun Manthena (110 yards, touchdown), Jacob Perkins (105 yards, touchdown) and John …

Hanover Soccer Opens With Last-Minute Win

Friday, August 29, 2014

Hanover — After losing more than three-fourths of its total scoring production from last year’s undefeated state championship squad, one of the biggest questions facing the Hanover High boys soccer team this season is where its goals are …

Revamped Backfield Leads Woodstock in Opener

Friday, August 29, 2014

Woodstock — It’s inevitable that someone will stop what is now a 32-game winning streak for the Woodstock Union High football team. But only if someone catches the Wasps first. Unveiling a new backfield that makes up with …

N.H. Football Title Games Get New Home

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Concord — First-year NHIAA Executive Director Jeff Collins will have three big reasons to return to Cowell Stadium this fall. The former University of New Hampshire nose guard and defensive tackle will be back at his alma mater on Nov. 22, overseeing the state’s first “championship day” — …

One Week to Go

Thursday, August 28, 2014

While Vermont’s high school football season starts tonight, gridiron-hungry fans in New Hampshire will have to hold on for another week. Above: Lebanon High’s Cam Broughton carries the ball on a sweep at Mascoma on Wednesday during the …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Golfers Earn Sweep

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Lebanon — The Lebanon High golf team opened its season with a sweep of John Stark, Coe Brown and Bishop Brady at par-36 Carter Country Club. The Raiders’ T.J. Barber shot a 38 to earn the medal, beating …

Frowns Upside Down: Marauders Brimming With Optimism

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Hanover — The photograph that accompanied a Sept. 19, 2013 story in the Valley News about Hanover High football pretty much encapsulated the Marauders’ 1-8 season. The image showed longtime coach Mike Ivanoski with hands on hips, staring …

Sunapee Girls Soccer Looks to Defend Title

Friday, August 22, 2014

Sunapee — Taylor O’Mara, Kyle Hershey, Taylor Usko, Courtney Dunnells and Sammy Rosignoll are all seniors on a Sunapee High soccer team that won a New Hampshire Division IV state championship in 2013. That victory came against Woodsville, …

VPA Set to Add Ultimate Frisbee for 2015

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Montpelier — Ultimate Frisbee in Vermont is getting the ultimate reception: official recognition from the state’s governing body for high school athletics. The field sport that uses the trademarked disc for a ball and employs elements of football, soccer and basketball in its play will be an exhibition …