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South Royalton's Nicholas Howe. (Valley News - Tris Wykes)

Local Roundup: Sunapee Skier Scoops Up the Medals

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Lincoln, n.h. — If there was a color of medal for her to win on Friday, Sunapee High’s Maddie Austin made sure she came home with it. The Laker ski racer picked up a gold, silver and bronze in a variety of capacities during the NHIAA Division IV girls alpine ski championship at Loon Mountain. Austin won the slalom, took third in the giant slalom and left with runner-up status in the all-discplines skimeister competition. As a team, Sunapee narrowly took second place behind Gorham. Austin won the slalom in a two-run time of 51.49 seconds. The Lakers’ Jacqueline Balch claimed 10th place (56.41), with …

More Than Skiing: Sunapee Jumpers Keep Coach in Minds, Hearts

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Plymouth, n.h. — Sunapee High’s ski jumping team sat together at a table in back of Plymouth High School’s cafeteria Friday night. Like all seven high school teams in attendance, the Lakers awaited Friday’s results for the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association ski jumping championships, hosted on a redesigned, refurbished hill behind Plymouth’s …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Place Second at D-II Ski Meet

Thursday, February 11, 2016

North Conway, n.h. — Hanover’s Laila Stevens placed sixth overall in the New Hampshire Girls Division II Alpine State Championships at Cranmore on Thursday morning, leading the way to Hanover’s second-place finish overall, 41.5 points behind champion Kennett. Stevens finished first overall in the giant slalom in just over 33 seconds on both …

Local Roundup: Marauders Ground Hawks at the Last Second

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Exeter, n.h. — Seth Stadheim put the Hanover High boys hockey team in the win column at the last possible moment on Wednesday night. Intercepting a loose puck in the Marauders’ end, Stadheim went the length of the …

Mascoma Wrestling Hits the Mats: Royals Enjoying First Varsity Season

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

West Canaan — Willie Stone can’t imagine doing anything else in the winter. That’s not exactly something he saw himself saying four years ago. Stone was admittedly wary of Mascoma’s new club wrestling team, but the commitment to …

Local Roundup: Hanover Boys Back to Stun Merrimack Valley

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Penacook, n.h. — Down, but not out. The Hanover High boys basketball team was nearly run off the floor out of the gates during Tuesday night’s visit to Merrimack Valley, trailing 20-6 late in the first quarter. The …

Hartford Girls Fend Off Windsor

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Windsor — Hartford High held off a furious fourth-quarter comeback by Windsor on Tuesday night to eke out a 42-38 win in a Marble Valley League girls basketball game at Windsor High. The Hurricanes went into the final eight minutes with what looked like a comfortable 37-23 lead. …

Back Where He Belongs: Returning Chappell Gives Lakers a Spark

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Sunapee — Issaiah Chappell’s first Sunapee practice this season was a bit surreal. The team had already made a dent in New Hampshire Division IV play, keeping pace with the league’s top teams despite his absence. Mike Platt …

Local Roundup: SoRo Boys Survive Raptors

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Orford — The South Royalton School boys basketball program hasn’t enjoyed season-long success in a while, and coach Pete Howe’s biggest tasks remains teaching his Royals how to handle success. Nights like Monday won’t hurt Howe’s efforts. Four players contributed to a 7-for-10 stretch from the foul line …

They’re Just Wild About Harry: Windsor’s Ladue Wins 400th

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Windsor — Harry Ladue stepped onto Windsor High’s basketball court and addressed the crowd. He spoke of assistant coaches who have helped him along the way, of athletes and parents who have made a community that treats basketball …

Local Roundup: Windsor, Oxbow Athletes Win at Vt. Weight Throw

Monday, January 25, 2016

St. Johnsbury, Vt. — Windsor’s Katey Comstock and Oxbow’s Jake Senecal gave their respective indoor track and field teams a head-start on the state championship trail by winning the inaugural Vermont weight throwing championship on Saturday at St. …

H.S. Notebook: Hanover Graduate Is Top Golf Coach in Mo.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Evan Scobie spends his spring days ferrying his high school golf team all over the place. Trips can take up to 3½ hours and sometimes require overnight stays. His players work on their games with him and get his aid when it comes to seeking college opportunities. And …

Windsor, Land of Goaltenders: Gilman Siblings Tend Net at Out-of-Town Schools

Monday, January 25, 2016

Woodstock — Grady Gilman usually wakes up at 3:45 a.m. for 6 a.m. practices with the Woodstock High boys hockey team at Union Arena. Unlike his teammates, he needs to account for a half-hour commute. Grady and his …