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Local Roundup: Newport Softball Walks Off in Opener

Friday, April 17, 2015

Newport — With no seniors on their roster this season, the Newport High softball team will have to rely on the young’uns to get victories this spring. And it appears the Tigers aren’t so young that they don’t possess a sense of drama. Freshman Kendall Hamilton blasted a seventh-inning, one-out triple to deep center field, scoring sophomore Gabby Scanlon with the winning run as Newport toppled Gilford, 5-4, for a season-opening victory. Talk about saving the best for last: The Tigers (1-0) erased a 2-1 deficit with a three-run sixth, saw the Golden Eagles (0-2) score twice in the seventh and then walked away with …

High School Tennis Season Preview: Hartford Teams Form Unlikely Alliance

Friday, April 17, 2015

Joe Denny and Iris Berezin clearly belong to the camp that knows how to make lemonade when life delivers lemons. Berezin, longtime coach of the Hartford High girls tennis team, and Denny, who has guided the Hurricane boys the last five years, faced the prospect of no tennis at all this spring. Both …

Local Roundup: South Royalton Teams Handle Concord

Thursday, April 16, 2015

South Royalton — It never hurts to have a large bounty of players who want to take the mound — especially when they throw the way they did for South Royalton in its season opener. Four sophomores and a senior combined for a no-hitter in a 12-0 win over Concord. “It might be …

Windsor AD Announces His Departure

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Windsor — While all the hoop stars from Vermont were performing at the Vermont Basketball Coaches Association Senior All-Star Game on Saturday, the top news of the day was that longtime Windsor athletic director Bob Hingston announced he …

Dartmouth Still 6th at NCAA Meet

Friday, March 13, 2015

Lake Placid, n.y. — Dartmouth sophomore Patrick Caldwell, who won the national title in the 10-kilometer freestyle on Wednesday, led a trio of Big Green skiers in the 20K classic on Friday to help the Big Green maintain its sixth-place standing at the NCAA Skiing Championships. Caldwell finished …

Lebanon Cruises to Semifinals

Friday, March 13, 2015

Lebanon — There are nights when the Lebanon High boys basketball team’s approach to offense reflects that of a gambling addict: If some is good, more must be better. The Raiders usually come up aces. Take the third …

Hanover Has Its Football Coach

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Hanover — Hanover High is tapping into a builder of football programs in hopes of constructing something good for the Marauders. Sam Cavallaro will take over the reins formerly held by Mike Ivanoski as head football coach at …

Marauders, Again: After Dispatching Lebanon, Hanover Eyes a Six-Peat

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Concord — Seven years. Six opportunities. Five different schools. The cream of the NHIAA’s girls hockey crop has been trying — and failing — to knock the Hanover Marauders off their perch as the premier program in the …

Marauders Do a Lot With a Little

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Hanover — There was joy in the stands and singing and dancing in the locker room. There was also some of the most stingy defense you ever saw and the fewest points that Tim Winslow has ever seen …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Boys Hoop Cruises to Quarters

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Lebanon — The ball moved around. And the Lebanon High boys basketball team moved on. Guards KJ Matte and Ryan Milliken worked the roundball around all night, combining for 45 points as the fourth-seeded Raiders rolled over No. 13 Oyster River, 82-60, in an NHIAA Division II first-round …

Three? It’s No Crowd; If It’s a Sport, Windsor’s Comstock Plays It — and Probably Well

Monday, March 9, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — A body is never at rest in the universe of Katey Comstock. The shot put flies, the basketball slaps the floor, the bowling ball bears down without mercy on the pins. Sitting is not Comstock’s …

Rowing for Dollars

Monday, March 9, 2015

Hanover High junior Annie Olsen, right, cheers on senior Quinn Valence during the Hanover High School Rowathon on Sunday. Nearly 140 members of Hanover’s crew team hit the R.W. Black Center to row continuously in shifts from 7 …

Local Roundup: KUA Toppled In NEPSAC Finale

Monday, March 9, 2015

Windsor, Conn. — The Kimball Union Academy girls basketball team’s bid to retain its New England Preparatory School Athletic Council Class C championship came up short in Sunday’s regional tournament title game, as Connecticut’s Hamden Hall denied the Wildcats in a 69-52 decision. KUA (20-7) was making its …