High School Sports

Bench Boss

Friday, November 28, 2014

First-year Woodsville girls basketball coach Russ Wilcox prefers to keep himself occupied. When it comes to his favorite game, he’ll get his wish and then some next month. Wilcox — who departed the Rivendell Academy girls hoops program after eight years in 2013 in part to become a Vermont high school official — will either coach or referee a total of 22 games in December. The former Raptors and Chelsea …

Tepid Response Toward Vt. Realignment

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

White River Junction — If all the moons could align, the Vermont Interscholastic Football League would like to see the state’s 33 football-playing schools divided into three 11-team divisions. At the VIFL fall meeting Monday at Hartford High School, a realignment committee headed by Spaulding’s Charlie Burnett offered that balanced proposal, which will …

Court Time

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Noah Wood, 16, of Newport, warms up before Newport High School’s varsity boys basketball tryouts at Wheeler Gym on Monday, the first day of workouts for several New Hampshire sports. Wood and the Tigers — with new coach Ed Tenney taking over for Steve Lavolpicelo — are hoping to improve on a 16-6 …

Rice Gives Woodstock Boys a Buzzkill in OT

Sunday, November 2, 2014

South Burlington, Vt. — It took Rice Memorial High boys soccer coach Matt Gazo 27 years to get a chance for revenge against Woodstock. Then it took overtime and a great play from his best player to secure …

TSA Boys Thwarted Again in Final

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Bethel — So close, yet again, but still not quite enough. The Sharon Academy boys soccer team entered Saturday’s Vermont Division IV state championship game against Twin Valley at the Bethel Athletic Fields riding a 16-game winning streak …

Otter Valley Stings Windsor Football in Semifinals

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Brandon, Vt. — Maybe Otter Valley losing the coin toss was for the best. With the toss falling in No. 4 Windsor’s favor, the Yellowjackets (6-3) elected to give Otter Valley (8-1) the ball first. The top-seeded Otters didn’t waste the opportunity as Josef Scarborough collected the kickoff …

Harvard Gives Dartmouth a Cold Shower

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Hanover — The Dartmouth College football team’s Ivy League championship hopes are dented, but not dead, in the wake of Saturday’s 23-12 loss to visiting Harvard on a chilly, rainy afternoon. There had been thoughts that Memorial Field …

For Sharon Coach, Success Is About More Than Titles

Friday, October 31, 2014

Sharon — Simple is as simple does for Sharon Academy boys soccer coach Rob Stainton. Unfortunately, he and past members of the Phoenix, have learned there’s nothing simple about becoming a state champion. Four times in his 11 …

Royals Cashe in Behind Running Back’s Big Night

Friday, October 31, 2014

Langdon, n.h. — Andrew Cashe did not drive the Mascoma team bus to Fall Mountain Friday night — but he did everything else. The senior running back had a game of a lifetime as scored six touchdowns and rushed for 364 yards, and the Royals needed every one …

Hanover Girls in Cruise Control in Playoff Opener

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hanover — A member of the crowd said, “the goals have been superlative.” He could only have been talking about Hanover’s goals, as it blanked Kennett, 7-0, in the first round of the New Hampshire Division II playoffs on Thursday. They were superlative from the get-go, as midfielder …

Woodsville’s Offense Breaks Out in First-Round Win

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Woodsville — After losing on penalty kicks to Sunapee in last season’s NHIAA Division IV state championship game, the undefeated Woodsville High girls soccer team feels it has work to finish this postseason. First, the Engineers need to …

Sunapee Girls Blank Lin-Wood in Playoff Opener

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Sunapee — It’s hard to lose when the opposition doesn’t take a shot. Sunapee, in a less than spectacular effort, got through the first round of the New Hampshire Division IV girls soccer tournament with a 2-0 win over Lin-Wood on Thursday at Alexander Field. While the victory …

Local Roundup: Sunapee, Hanover Volleyball Teams Advance

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Sunapee — It’s a sweep to open the postseason. The Sunapee High girls volleyball team rolled over visiting Belmont in the first round of the New Hampshire Division III playoffs on Thursday night. The No. 4 seed Lakers won by set scores of 25-16, 25-12 and 25-16 over …