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Hanover's Emma Riccardi takes the ball from Plymouth's Drew McLaughlin during the game in Hanover, N.H. on Oct. 18, 2014. Hanover won 1-0. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

Hanover Girls Soccer’s Defense Not About to Rest

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Hanover — The Hanover High girls soccer team entered the season facing uncertainty on defense. Now the only uncertainty is coming from the opposition. A first-half own goal Saturday was enough for the Marauders in a 1-0 homecoming day win over Plymouth, the 10th shutout of the season for first-place Hanover (12-1-1). The Bobcats (5-8-1) remained winless in their last …

Local Roundup: Stevens Girls Soccer Rides Late Belaire Goal to Win

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Staff Reports Claremont — Katelyn Belaire scored the game’s only goal with 7:02 to play as the Stevens High girls soccer team nipped Fall Mountain, 1-0, at Monadnock Park in the rivals’ annual Charity Cup match. Pia Schuster provided the assist on Belaire’s tally, her team-best 14th goal of the season. The Cardinals (11-2-2) have won eight of their last night contests and …

High School Roundup: Hanover Hands Timberlane First Loss

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Hanover — Ian Caldwell volleyed in an Avery Kravitz corner kick with two minutes remaining in the first overtime Friday and the Hanover High boys soccer team pinned a 1-0 loss on Timberlane, which entered undefeated and top-ranked in NHIAA Division I. The junior defender’s fifth goal of the season came at the …

In a Case of Role Reversal, SJA Dominates Hartford

Friday, October 3, 2014

White River Junction — Once a bottom-feeder in Vermont Division I, the St. Johnsbury Academy football team showed Hartford on Friday that things have certainly changed. Senior Hilltoppers QB Colton Hudson threw for 219 yards — breaking his …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Field Hockey Rolls

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Manchester — Lebanon High field hockey coach Deb Beach said her team had “tons of fun” playing on the artificial turf at the Derryfield School on Thursday. Considering how the Raiders performed against the Cougars, it’s little wonder they enjoyed themselves. Three different players scored and the Raiders …

Stevens Field Hockey Can’t Solve Newfound

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Claremont — Many years ago, field hockey games were timed for penetration minutes, which were later used to decide tie games — the idea being that the team with more penetration minutes was the more dominant team. That …

Lebanon Jumps Into the Fishing Derby

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Lebanon — Lebanon High is getting on board with the NHIAA bass fishing tournament. Raiders senior Jack Whitaker and freshman Joe Kibbie will set out on Lake Winnipesaukee today for the qualifying round of the tourney, the second sanctioned by the NHIAA as a club-sport activity. After a …

Local Roundup: Sharon Girls Soccer Blanks Rivendell

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Sharon — Gretta Stack is getting good at this restart thing for the Sharon Academy girls soccer team. The junior midfielder served up second-half assists on both an indirect kick and a corner kick as the Phoenix edged …

Local Roundup: Hartford Field Hockey Spreads the Wealth

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

White River Junction — Four different goal scorers helped the Hartford High field hockey team earn a 4-1 win over visiting Windsor on Tuesday afternoon. The Hurricanes (6-3) scored a pair in each half in controlling play for …

Burr & Burton Growls Over Hartford Soccer

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

White River Junction — After its latest loss to Burr & Burton Academy on Tuesday, the Hartford High girls soccer team may be tempted to begin conceding the first goal of the game to the Bulldogs. The Hurricanes …

Windsor Soccer Outlasts MSJ in OT

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Windsor — There’s only one stat that means anything. On Tuesday, Mount St. Joseph’s girls soccer team had a decisive 16-9 advantage in shots on goal. But the only statistic that mattered was goals scored, and Windsor had the edge in that category after Maryam Orogi’s goal with …

Mascoma Run to Benefit Ed Kehoe Family

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

By Greg Fennell Valley News Sports Canaan — A lot of people remember Ed Kehoe for his success as a girls basketball coach at three different Upper Valley high schools. But beyond that, he taught, coached cross country, ran AAU basketball teams in the summer, and enjoyed going …

Gray Matter: Thetford Soccer Shuts Out Rivendell

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Thetford — Experienced in many sports, Brandon Gray has learned that an aggressive approach can lead to success no matter what the game. It’s helped him lead the Thetford Academy boys basketball team in scoring each of the …