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High School Sports

Local Roundup: Stevens Girls Soccer Earns First Victory

Monday, August 31, 2015

Claremont — The Stevens High girls soccer team answered an early Conant goal with four of their own as the Cardinals went on to defeat the Orioles 5-3 Monday afternoon, bringing their early-season record to 1-1. Jazmyn Griffin completed a hat trick for the Cardinals, while Jenna Pond and Josie Lafreniere each added goals of their own in the victory. Stevens goalkeeper Amber Duford made nine saves. Conant’s Jordon Bamish, …

Back to the Chalkboard: Undaunted, Clary Hopes For a Windsor Field Hockey Rebuild

Monday, August 31, 2015

Windsor — When you are 66 years old, have been doing the same thing that you love for the last 42 years and it’s taken away from you, maybe there should be some anger, some resentment. Sandy Clary isn’t feeling it, however, even in the face of not having a field hockey team …

Local Roundup: Bronze for Cox At World Juniors

Monday, August 31, 2015

Singapore — Hannah Cox is coming home with a FINA World Junior Swimming Championships medal. The 17-year-old member of the Upper Valley Aquatic Club swim team closed junior worlds on Sunday by winning a bronze medal in her women’s 200-meter freestyle specialty. After two near-miss podium efforts earlier in the six-day meet, Cox shaved a hundredth of a second off her personal best …

High School Notes: ‘Good Baseball Man’ Takes Over in Hanover

Friday, August 7, 2015

Keene served John Grainger well when it came to baseball. His teams won Cal Ripken state championship three times in his youth. A hard-hitting catcher, Grainger went on to similar success at Keene High and Keene State College …

All Eyes on This Tiger: Newport Hires Alumnus as New Athletic Director

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Newport — To many high school sports fans, the duties and obligations of an athletic director are a bit mystifying. If there is no one selling hot dogs in the concession stand, is that the fault of the …

‘He Demanded Integrity’: Longtime Oxbow, Hanover Soccer Coach, Mentor Mike Callanan Dies

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The Upper Valley soccer community is mourning the death of longtime coach and mentor Mike Callanan, who was found dead in his Hanover apartment on Saturday, the victim of an apparent heart attack. He was 72. Memorial services …

It’s Going Swimmingly: Pool Potential Grows for Hartland’s Cox

Monday, August 3, 2015

White River Junction — Here’s the thing about a stopwatch: Make it big enough, put it in the right place and people will notice the numbers on it, especially when they get low enough. The folks who follow …

Hanover Alum Makes Peace With Shrine Game

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Hanover — Standing outside Dartmouth College’s Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority on East Wheelock Street on Friday, Archie Gilchrist pointed to the room on the top floor that used to be his. Gilchrist was one of 10 inner-city students …

Vermont Up to Challenge, but N.H. Rules Again

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Castleton, Vt. — Players from NHIAA Division III schools might not attract as much notice as their brethren from larger institutions, but that didn’t stop a D-III contingent from contributing tremendously in Saturday’s Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl. Gilford’s …

New Hampshire Looks to Feast Again in Shrine Game

Friday, July 31, 2015

Castleton, Vt. — A New Hampshire practice for today’s Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl was the wrong place to be on Friday for someone skipping lunch. Three different quarterbacks called signals through an early afternoon passing drills, and most …

High School Notebook: Oxbow Stars Get Noticed at Summer Showcases

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Ah, summer. When a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of sprint passes, dig routs and other things football. For the past few summers, Oxbow High football teammates Tristan Longmoore and Dametres Perry have linked up for summer …

Spreading the Wealth: Granite Staters Look to Soar in Spread Offense

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Castleton, Vt. — Matt Boone was in the middle of police cadet training at New Hampshire Technical Institute when he received the call that changed his summer. The Newport High slot receiver and defensive back’s cellphone rang during …

The Glass Slipper Shatters: Hartford Legion’s Surprise Run Ends in State Finals

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Castleton, Vt. — Youth was not served Monday for the Hartford American Legion baseball team. After barely reaching the postseason and staging a run to the state tournament title game, the fresh-faced upstarts in red, white and blue …