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High School Sports

From left, Woodstock's Ted Morley cheers on his teammate Alex Sheppard while watching with teammates Dune Mayberger and Kyle Rasmussen during Fair Haven at Woodstock boys tennis at Woodstock Racquet and Fitness Club in Woodstock, Vt., on April 9, 2014. (Valley News - Will Parson)

High School Tennis Preview: Teams Glad to Get Outside

Friday, April 18, 2014

Like all high school sports this spring, area tennis teams have been struggling with a lingering winter limiting practice time. In many cases, matches are beginning with fewer than a handful of days outside on the courts. Many teams now face the prospect of multiple weeks with matches on back-to-back days to ensure the entire spring season fits into the …

Local Roundup: Cardinals Soar in Opener

Friday, April 18, 2014

Claremont — Spring arrived on Friday afternoon for the Stevens High softball team — Opening Day at last. The Cardinals beat visiting Hillsboro-Deering 8-1, on just their third day on the diamond following the long winter freeze, as Tori Maslan tossed a two-hitter. Maslan struck out five, walked three and allowed no earned …

No Rainouts Here

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Soaked with rain, South Royalton School junior Hannah Post concentrates while preparing to throw the shot put during track and field practice at the school on Tuesday. Valley News — Sarah Priestap …

Oars Aplenty

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Lebanon High senior Isabella Lurie watches as coach Carin Reynolds gives instructions to a group of crew students during practice at the Alumni Gym rowing tank at Dartmouth College in Hanover. Valley News — Sarah Priestap …

Vt. Football League Unhappy About MIAs

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

White River Junction — The coaches and athletic directors of the Vermont Interscholastic Football League on Monday agreed they were not happy with some of its member schools as well as the current film exchange program. At the …

Dream Comes True for Wasp

Monday, March 17, 2014

Windsor — One of the reasons that the Woodstock Union High boys basketball team reached the Vermont Division II semifinals was the late-season improvement of 6-foot-3 center Connor Fegard. The junior was rewarded for his contribution to the …

Devils Rally Past Lakers for D-IV Title

Monday, March 17, 2014

Holderness, n.h. — The second quarter of Epping’s 74-70 win over Sunapee for the NHIAA Division IV boys basketball championship just might have been the longest eight minutes of Blue Devils’ senior guard Jimmy Stanley’s life. Glued to …

Trophy Time: Marauders Skate to Girls Hockey Title

Monday, March 17, 2014

Manchester — The well-oiled machine that is the Hanover High girls hockey team kept right on churning — its gears as balanced as ever — in Saturday’s 5-1 NHIAA championship win over Berlin-Gorham at Verizon Wireless Arena. Sophomore …

Clippers End Raiders’ Run

Friday, March 14, 2014

Exeter, n.h. — Excellent shooting had carried the Lebanon High boys basketball team this season, its most successful in 15 years. In Friday night’s 49-43 loss to Portsmouth in the NHIAA Division II semifinals, those sharpshooting ways ended …

Don Mahler: A Call to Arms for the Raider Nation

Friday, March 14, 2014

Raider Nation arise! Now is the time for all good men, women and children to come to the aid of their high school boys basketball team. The late winter snowstorm that has snarled traffic, closed schools and generally …

Drive for Five: Marauders March Into Another Championship Final

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Concord — Concord High tried. Bishop Guertin, too. Oyster River had two cracks. Heck, even Lebanon High gave it a go a couple of years back, without success. Now it’s Berlin-Gorham’s turn to knock Hanover off the NHIAA …

Viens Wrestles to Fifth Place at New Englands

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Providence, r.i. — Two-time Vermont state champion and Hartford High senior Nolan Viens led five members of the Bellows Falls-Hartford wrestling team by placing fifth at the New England High School Championships over the weekend at the Providence Career and Technical Center. Competing at 145 pounds, Viens’ finish …

Cougar Down: Sunapee Stops No. 1 Derryfield

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Holderness, n.h. — The last time the Sunapee High boys basketball team participated in a state championship game, John F. Kennedy was president, The Beverly Hillbillies was America’s top-ranked television show, and Walk Like a Man, by The 4 Seasons, sat atop the Billboard 100 hot singles chart. …