High School Sports

Lebanon's Nicholas Haidari fights to keep the puck away from Somersworth's Ryan Bailey during the game at Campion Rink in West Lebanon, N.H., on Sunday, March 1, 2015. Lebanon won 5-2. (Valley News - Sarah Shaw) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Local Roundup: Raiders Roll Into Playoffs on 8-0-1 Run

Monday, March 2, 2015

West Lebanon — Take your pick of which is the most impressive: ∎ Going unbeaten in the last nine games of the season? ∎ Having to play five games in eight days — and winning all of them? ∎ Not losing a single contest away from home all winter? ∎ Having all six seniors play key roles in the last …

Home Cooking, One Last Time

Monday, March 2, 2015

Above: Lebanon High School boys hockey jerseys hang from the south-end glass as the Raiders’ Cal Garland and Somersworth/Coe-Brown’s Dylan Andrews compete for the puck during Lebanon’s Senior Night game at Campion Rink on Sunday. The game — a makeup of a postponed contest that was played on the last NHIAA-mandated day for …

High Schools: Sharon Boys Sink Cabot

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Sharon — The Sharon Academy boys basketball team came out pressing and running, soared to a 27-7 first-quarter lead and glided to a 78-32 win over Cabot in the quarterfinals of Vermont’s Division IV tournament on Saturday night. Sharon, seeded third, plays Twinfield in the next round in Barre on Wednesday night. “We had a heck of a first quarter,” said Sharon coach …

A Swede Tastes of Success: Exchange Student Fills Role as Thetford Eyes Repeat

Monday, February 16, 2015

Thetford — If nothing else, Nelly Junesand has guaranteed herself a permanent presence for her year at Thetford Academy … so long as Charlie Buttrey doesn’t change his outgoing cellphone message. It took about a month after Junesand’s …

Local Roundup: Lebanon’s Streak Stopped at Nine

Monday, February 16, 2015

Staff Reports Concord — A slow start combined with an inattentive defense spelled the end of the Lebanon High boys basketball team’s nine-game winning streak on Sunday afternoon. Brothers Jordan and Joe Bell combined to score 31 points, leading Bishop Brady to a 62-52 win over the Raiders. …

High School Roundup: Raptors Get Some Unlikely Help

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — The Rivendell Academy girls basketball team went outside the ranks of their own roster to aid in preparation of facing Springfield star Chelsea McAllister on Saturday afternoon. The Raptors emerged with a 57-48 victory behind …

Jacks Pull Away From Hurricanes

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Windsor — Hartford High kept it close for a while, but couldn’t keep up as Windsor celebrated senior day with a 62-46 boys basketball win Saturday. Having trailed by slim margins early, the visiting Hurricanes built a 28-25 …

Clubbing It: Unofficial or Not, Thetford Celebrates a Title

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Northfield, Vt. — The Thetford Academy boys indoor track and field team may not have officially won Saturday’s VPA Division II state championship meet, but the Panthers had little trouble celebrating their “mythical” title. Though ineligible for a …

High School Roundup: Two Players Crack 1,000-Point Barrier

Friday, February 13, 2015

Hinsdale, n.h. — A grand time was had by all as Issaiah Chappell crossed the career 1,000-point barrier to lead the Sunapee High boys basketball team to a 69-51 victory over host Hinsdale on Friday night. Chappell stood …

A Chilly Championship: Hanover Takes Flight for Another State Title

Friday, February 13, 2015

Newport — Call it six degrees and jubilation. On a night that was so cold you thought you’d never be warm again, Hanover High rekindled the triumphant glow, winning its third consecutive state ski jumping championship and concluding …

H.S. Ski Jumping Unique to Granite State

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Newport — On a crisp February night at the rim of the forest behind Newport High School, Ruby Spitz perches on long, wide skis at the edge of a steep ramp, 65 feet above the ground and peering …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Senior Skis to a State Crown

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Waterville Valley, n.h. — On a perfect day for skiing, Lebanon senior Emily Perryman claimed a state championship Thursday, when she was named skimeister at the NHIAA Division II girls alpine state meet at Waterville Valley. Having placed …

Local Roundup: Hanover’s Pogue Bags Ski Title

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Pinkham Notch, n.h. — If Hanover’s Colin Pogue and Kennett’s Andrew Doherty don’t know each other well enough by now, they should. They’re going to be teammates at the Eastern High School cross country skiing championships next month, …