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Survey Finds Sharp Increase in Teens Experimenting With HGH

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

New York — Experimentation with human growth hormones by America’s teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new, large-scale national survey. In a confidential 2013 survey of 3,705 high school students, being released today by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, 11 percent reported using synthetic HGH at least once — …

Local Roundup: Post 22 Secures Top Seed

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Lebanon — With Ben Bates throwing a complete-game shutout, Lebanon Post 22 locked down the No. 1 seed from its district for this week’s senior New Hampshire American Legion baseball tournament with a 2-0 blanking of Sweeney Post 2 at Lebanon High School on Saturday afternoon. Bates’ gem improved Post 22 to 14-2 …

Vermont Boys Keep the Offense Coming

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Castleton, Vt. — The Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl football game might be up for debate, but the boys’ half of the Lions Twin State Soccer Cup belongs squarely in the hands of the Green Mountain State. Vermont maintained its stranglehold over its Twin State brethren on Saturday at Castleton State College. Champlain Valley Union’s Joseph Castano scored two goals and Mount Abraham’s Cale …

Another Sport, Another Title Game for Sunapee

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Holderness, n.h. — Sunapee right-hander James Fitzgerald didn’t quite approach the seventh inning of the Lakers’ 2-0 win over Pittsfield with a yawn and a shrug, but he wasn’t exactly chewing his nails off behind the cover of his glove, either. And why should he? Not after playing …

South Royalton’s Baseball Season Ends in Shocking Fashion

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Poultney, Vt. — Seeing that the tiny town of Poultney appears to lack an Elm Street, terming the South Royalton School baseball team’s ouster from the Vermont Division III tournament the Nightmare on East Main will have to suffice. Tuesday’s 19-0 semifinal decimation at the hands, arms, feet, …

South Burlington Ends Woodstock’s Lacrosse Season

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

South Burlington, Vt. — Year after year, the Woodstock Union High boys lacrosse team tilts at the windmills that are their Vermont Division I opponents, and year after year, the Wasps come up a little bit short. It …

Richford Denies Oxbow a Softball Repeat

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The success of the Oxbow Union High softball depends largely on its ability to take advantage of opponents’ mistakes. In Tuesday’s 6-3 VPA Division III semifinal loss to Richford, it was the Olympians’ own uncharacteristic …

Local Roundup: Oxbow’s Lacrosse Season Ends

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Montpelier — The Oxbow Union High girls’ lacrosse team’s season came to an end on Tuesday, when top-seeded U-32 upended the fifth-seeded Olympians 16-3. Lauren Tomlinson had a goal and an assist for Oxbow, while Mikayla Hodge and Amber Strock also scored. “I’m really proud of how far …

The Legs Have It: Steal of Home Helps End Woodstock’s Year

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Moretown, Vt. — The pivotal play of the Woodstock High baseball team’s season seemed to unfold in slow motion and silence Monday. Wasps pitcher Matt Poljacik began his full-motion windup with two outs in the third inning and …

Generals Send Cougars Home

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Manchester — The word John Stark girls lacrosse coach John Warner used was “poise.” Poise was what he wanted to see from his players to start last night’s NHIAA Division III semifinal, and poise was what he reminded …

Local Roundup: Dartmouth QB on CFPA Watch List

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Hanover — Dartmouth quarterback Dalyn Williams has been named to the 2014 College Football Performance Awards Watch List, the organization announced Sunday evening. Williams is one of 36 returning performers vying for the top individual quarterback award in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). All CFPA recipients are selected …

Hanover’s Hankel Makes Two NHIAA Court Semis

Monday, June 9, 2014

Derry, n.h. — The Hanover High girls tennis team has beaten so many players and teams this spring that now the Marauders have to be content knocking each other off. The scenario played out on Sunday in the third round of the NHIAA girls tennis doubles tournament at …

Guertin Cancels Hanover

Monday, June 9, 2014

Bedford, n.h. — If the Hanover High boys lacrosse team had experienced difficulty with faceoffs or turnovers or defensive breakdowns against Bishop Guertin on Sunday night at Bedford High, the Marauders would have stood a chance during the …