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High School Sports

Hartford's Nate Lemieux keeps Springfield's Dakota Bushey away from the ball during the game in Quechee, Vt., on August 30, 2014. Hartford won 5-0. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

Hartford Rolls in Opener

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Quechee — A senior veteran and several newcomers — including the head coach — combined to lift the Hartford High boys soccer team to a 5-0 blanking of Springfield in the Hurricanes’ season opener on Saturday. Senior Connor Brooks had three goals and an assist, while senior Justin Royce and freshman Kyle Prior earned their first varsity goals. Prior also …

Windsor Football Drops Opener

Sunday, August 31, 2014

North Clarendon, Vt. — Quarterback Mike Morgan was sensational in his debut running the Mill River offense and he piloted a second half surge by the Minutemen to overcome Windsor 27-20 in the season opener for both teams on Saturday. Morgan rushed for three touchdowns, threw for another and intercepted a pass, playing every down for the Minutemen. Morgan got the Minutemen on …

Local Roundup: Canes Coach a Winner in Debut

Friday, August 29, 2014

White River Junction — The Hartford High football team rumbled its way to a 28-20 win in Friday night’s season opener against Mount Anthony. Running backs Tarun Manthena (110 yards, touchdown), Jacob Perkins (105 yards, touchdown) and John Bielecki (100 yards, touchdown) all reached the century mark and found the end zone as …

Ex-Thetford Teammates Reunite at All-Star Event

Saturday, July 19, 2014

There isn’t much Shyann Josler and Erika Waterman could’ve done together that they didn’t eventually accomplish on their own. That fact doesn’t dissuade the occasional what-if, however. What if the four freshmen Eric Ward elevated to Thetford Academy’s …

Local Roundup: Dartmouth Alums Move On at N.H. Am

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Goffstown, n.h. — Hanover Country Club’s Nick MacDonald had a relatively easy time in winning his first-round match on Wednesday during the New Hampshire Golf Association amateur championship. But someone who also used to call the Dartmouth College course his home away from home had an even easier …

Local Roundup: MacDonald in Hunt at N.H. Amateur

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Goffstown, n.h. — It’s as if he’s never been away. Former champion Nick MacDonald, making his first appearance at the New Hampshire Golf Association amateur championship in three years, shot an even-par 72 on the first day of stroke-play qualifying at Stonebridge Country Club. MacDonald is among six …

Where Rubber Meets Road: Newport Begins Resurface Work on Town Track

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Newport — Weather permitting, the Newport Middle High School track will be repaved today and, in about a month, it could be open for use again. “They can’t wait for it to get done,” Newport Recreation Department director …

Lebanon Juniors Set for States

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Staff Reports Lebanon — Parker Thurston delivered an RBI single up the middle to score the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning as Lebanon Post 22 clinched a spot in the New Hampshire American Legion junior state tournament with a 5-4 defeat of Keene Post …

Hartford Legion Baseball Drops Pair to Lake Region

Monday, July 14, 2014

Rutland — Hartford (4-7) sustained a doubleheader sweep to Lake Region at St. Peter’s Field on Sunday, 5-4 and 8-4 losses that could end up determining the squad’s hopes for a bid in the Vermont Southern Division tournament in the coming weeks. Hartford got a gutsy effort in …

KUA Has Olympian Hopes From New Coach

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Each step of Molly Engstrom’s hockey career has flowed into the other without precise planning or detailed anticipation. From playing on the outdoor rink in her tiny hometown to enjoying a lengthy run on U.S. national teams, the …

Post 22 Seniors Beat Sweeney to Stay Undefeated

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Manchester — With the top five batters in the order reaching base and scoring in the first inning, Lebanon Post 22’s senior American Legion baseball team kept up its unbeaten ways in New Hampshire District A play with a 10-4 win over Sweeney Post 2 on Sunday night …

Touchline Sweeps Twinbill

Monday, July 7, 2014

Norwich — Robbie Murdza converted a pass from Jonas Taezner with 10 seconds to play for the match-winning strike to give Touchline Boys SC a 2-1 win over Lebanon Central Supply in a New Hampshire Soccer Conference contest at Huntley Meadow on Sunday. The winning connection reversed the …

Lebanon Juniors on the Rise Again

Monday, July 7, 2014

Lebanon — The Lebanon Post 22 junior American Legion baseball team made quick work of two foes Sunday, routing Alton, 14-4, and New London, 10-0, each in only five innings. Despite a new head coach and numerous new …