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Assistant captains Caroline Howell, left, and Grace Tecca hold the championship trophy during a celebration lap after the Hanover vs. Berlin-Gorham girls hockey NHIAA Division I championship at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, N.H., on March 15, 2014. Hanover won, 5-1. (Valley News - Will Parson)

The Call Of the Hall

Saturday, October 25, 2014

West Lebanon — Two of New Hampshire’s most historic and successful high school ice hockey programs are finally becoming legendary this weekend. The New Hampshire Legends of Hockey on Sunday will honor the Hanover High boys and girls hockey teams as part of its 13th annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony at Concord’s Grappone Center. Former Hanover defenseman Steve Shirreffs …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Field Hockey Reaches Semis

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Lebanon — Wet, slippery conditions during Friday’s New Hampshire Division II field hockey quarterfinal between Lebanon High and Plymouth Regional weren’t conducive with the normally speedy style of the Raiders. As she has all season, Emily Perryman adjusted. The senior dribbled across the field, shifting around defenders to deposit her 25th goal of …

Harwood Bumps Windsor Field Hockey

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Windsor — Harwood scored two late goals to knock Windsor out of the Vermont Division II field hockey tournament with a 3-1 Friday in the quarterfinals at MacLeay-Royce Field. It also brought an end to the 42nd season for Windsor Coach Sandy Clary, who said she was surprised how well her team did this season. “If someone told me that this team would …

Hanover Rides Depth to Another D-II Golf Crown

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Portsmouth, n.h. — The Hanover High golf team has excelled in recent years thanks in large part to superior depth. Windham keeps suffering the consequences of that at the NHIAA Division II championship tournament. Five Hanover golfers shot …

Newport Puts on a Golf Clinic for First Crown Since ’06

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Center Harbor, n.h. — Being the head professional at the Newport Golf Club comes with a great responsibility: Spreading the gospel of the links to the youngsters. Vince Molesky, in his eight years at Newport, has done his …

A Surprise Party for Windsor Soccer

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Windsor — The Windsor High boys soccer team scored the game’s lone goal in unexpected fashion and nobody was more surprised that the two players who combined on the tally in the Yellowjackets’ 1-0 victory over Fair Haven Thursday at MacLeay-Royce Field. With less than 10 minutes to …

Local Roundup: Everyone in the Act for Hanover in Victory

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Hanover — Managers of elite soccer clubs all over the world face congested schedules. When multiple matches arrive in a short period of time, they rotate their squads as much as possible to keep bodies fresh and achieve …

Hartford Field Hockey Back for Seconds

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

White River Junction — After losing more than half of last year’s roster to graduation and attrition, the Hartford High field hockey team has been learning to do a little more with a lot less all season. Now …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Girls Pull Away From South Royalton

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Orford — The Rivendell Academy girls soccer team showed how dangerous it can be when it picks up the pace. The Raptors turned up their speed — and their scoring — with four goals in the second half …

Stevens Girls Soccer Continues Soaring Start

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Claremont — To paraphrase the PGA’s slogan: “These girls are good.” With a dominating 3-1 win over Sunapee on Tuesday afternoon, the Stevens High girls soccer team is on a terrific roll, having not lost since Sept. 2. Even Sunapee coach Myles Cooney was impressed. “We got a …

Sharon Falls in Showdown

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Sharon — Blake Fabrikant, girls soccer coach at Sharon Academy, didn’t sugarcoat his reaction to the Phoenix’s 3-0 loss to visiting Williamstown on Monday. “That was brutal,” Fabrikant, who also serves as the school’s athletic director and boys …

KUA Fills Rosters With Area Standouts

Monday, October 6, 2014

By Jared Pendak Valley News Staff Writer Meriden — As a private boarding school, Kimball Union Academy attracts student-athletes from all over the nation, and around the world. That doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of room on Wildcat rosters for Upper Valley-based talent — especially when it comes …

Schools Face Questions About Transgender Athletes

Sunday, October 5, 2014

It had been a relatively quiet policy debate until the full-page ad appeared in the local newspaper. “A male wants to shower beside your 14-year-old daughter,” it said. “Are you OK with that?” The ad, placed by a socially conservative group in Minnesota, was meant to snap attention …