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Sharon boys soccer coach Rob Stainton chats with the team after they won the Division IV semifinal game against Arlington in Sharon, Vt., on Oct. 28, 2014. Sharon won 1-0. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

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 seasons with the tiny independent school, Stainton has guided TSA to the Vermont Division IV finals without a victorious resolution. Sharon has …

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 of those yards in a hold-your breath 46-44 win at Fall Mountain on Friday night. …

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 and captain Alexi Kim and first-seeded Hanover (14-1-2) carved up No. 16 Kennett (4-11-0). Hanover …

Hanover Girls Soccer’s Defense Not About to Rest

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Hanover — The Hanover High girls soccer team entered the season facing uncertainty on defense. Now the only uncertainty is coming from the opposition. A first-half own goal Saturday was enough for the Marauders in a 1-0 homecoming …

Local Roundup: Stevens Girls Soccer Rides Late Belaire Goal to Win

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Staff Reports Claremont — Katelyn Belaire scored the game’s only goal with 7:02 to play as the Stevens High girls soccer team nipped Fall Mountain, 1-0, at Monadnock Park in the rivals’ annual Charity Cup match. Pia Schuster provided the assist on Belaire’s tally, her team-best 14th goal …

High School Roundup: Hanover Hands Timberlane First Loss

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Hanover — Ian Caldwell volleyed in an Avery Kravitz corner kick with two minutes remaining in the first overtime Friday and the Hanover High boys soccer team pinned a 1-0 loss on Timberlane, which entered undefeated and top-ranked …

Kings of Sting: Windsor Football Tops Woodstock

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Woodstock — The Windsor Yellowjackets used last week’s bye to recharge their batteries and burn a few calculator batteries. Confident in knowing what they needed to secure home field in next week’s Vermont Division III football playoffs, the …

Kennett Rules Lebanon in Battle of Playoff Contenders

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Lebanon — Enthused for senior night, Lebanon High’s student section roared loudly from behind the north end zone during the Raiders’ regular season home finale against Kennett on Friday night. Unfortunately for Lebanon, Kennett’s performance on the field was the most resonating statement. Both physically and on the …

Newport Football Rolls Past Stevens

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Claremont — When a team wins a championship in Major League Baseball, it’s tradition for the fans to just linger and enjoy the moment long after the game is over. Newport’s 34-0 win over Stevens on Friday night at Barnes Park was not a very big game on …

Local Roundup: Oxbow Girls Roll in Season Finale

Friday, October 17, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Wren Smith scored two goals as the Oxbow Union High girls soccer team ended its regular season with a 4-0 shutout of Winooski on Thursday. Amanda Wheeler had a goal and an assist for the …

By Don’s Early Light: Shrine Game Survives, but Questions Remain

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Lebanon — Game on! The 2015 Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl football game got the OK Tuesday night at the Shrine Board of Governor s meeting in Lebanon. The game is set for Aug. 1 and will be played at Castleton State College’s Spartan Stadium, with the game time …

Local Roundup: Windsor Boys Win in OT

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Chester, Vt. — Heavy rain in the second half dampened the Green Mountain Union boys soccer team’s senior-day game against Windsor on Wednesday. The Yellowjackets were the real spoiler. Jacks sophomore Tristan Robi son redirected Connor Gould’s 40-yard …

Windsor Senior Following Her Mom’s Cleats

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Windsor — Haley Wood is a field hockey player. She also plays basketball and softball, which gives her something to do between the fall and her on-the-road field hockey sojourns in the summer. All that field hockey paid …