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Tanner Simms, catcher for the Lebanon Post 22 Legion senior team, listens to coach Rob Woodward and pitcher Ben Bates during the ninth inning Saturday against visiting Sweeney Post. Lebanon won, 2-0, to improve to 14-2 and opens state tournament play at 9 a.m. Thursday in Nashua.
Valley News -- Tris Wykes

Local Roundup: Post 22 Secures Top Seed

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Lebanon — With Ben Bates throwing a complete-game shutout, Lebanon Post 22 locked down the No. 1 seed from its district for this week’s senior New Hampshire American Legion baseball tournament with a 2-0 blanking of Sweeney Post 2 at Lebanon High School on Saturday afternoon. Bates’ gem improved Post 22 to 14-2 on the season in a showdown of …

Vermont Boys Keep the Offense Coming

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Castleton, Vt. — The Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl football game might be up for debate, but the boys’ half of the Lions Twin State Soccer Cup belongs squarely in the hands of the Green Mountain State. Vermont maintained its stranglehold over its Twin State brethren on Saturday at Castleton State College. Champlain Valley Union’s Joseph Castano scored two goals and Mount Abraham’s Cale …

Families Foremost In Beautiful Game

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Castleton, Vt. — BFA-St. Albans’ Dani Schreiner showed why she was selected to the Vermont team as a goalkeeper during Saturday’s Lions Twin State Soccer Cup. Taking the goal for the second half of the girls contest, Schreiner kept New Hampshire off the scoreboard and allowed Vermont to rally for a 2-2 draw at Castleton State College. She came into camp on Thursday …

Woodstock Title Leads Horde of Area Track Winners

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Chester, Vt. — As Thetford Academy senior Chris Wells jumped over the final hurdle in the 300 meter event on Saturday, he knew he still had some yardage to go to reach the finish line and was very …

Windsor, Hartford Athletes Take Home State Track Titles

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Fair Haven, Vt. — The word “dynasty” gets thrown around these days like darts at the Wednesday night league down at the bar. But we can at least say the U-32 boys track team is working on the …

Bedford Rallies, Ends Hanover Lacrosse’s Season

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Hooksett, n.h. — The Season of the Stall ended in unexpected and unpleasant fashion Saturday for the Hanover High girls lacrosse team. The Marauders fell, 14-13, to Bedford during an NHIAA Division II semifinal, but it was the …

Oxbow Softball Cruises Past Windsor to Advance

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — When it comes to winning dirty, the Oxbow Union High softball team has become downright filthy. An explanation: Influenced by what she witnessed on a spring trip to Long Island last year, longtime Oxbow coach Robin Wozny instituted a system of play she now calls …

Devils Rule the Den, Capture State Track Crown

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Chester, Vt. — Last season, the Chelsea High boys track and field team carried just four athletes and still placed second at the Vermont Division IV Track and Field Championships. This time, the Red Devils had plenty of …

Woodstock Lacrosse Advances to D-I Semifinal in OT

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Woodstock — Memo to the Woodstock Union High boys lacrosse team: next time one of your own scores a winning goal in overtime, try not to pile atop him so violently that he might think twice about doing …

Local Roundup: South Royalton Reaches D-III Baseball Semifinals

Saturday, June 7, 2014

South Royalton — Advancing deeper and deeper into the playoffs, it takes a total team effort to win the close games. The South Royalton School baseball team had contributions up and down the roster in defeating visiting Windsor …

Lebanon Baseball Earns Revenge in First-Round Win

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Lebanon — Watching as his younger brother gutted out an NHIAA Division II first-round baseball classic with No. 9 St. Thomas Aquinas on Thursday, Lebanon High graduate Cooper Hardy offered a confession: If the eighth-seeded Raiders pulled out a walk-off win over the Saints, “it’s gonna be hard …

Newport Softball Grinds Out 10-Inning Win Over Stevens

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Newport — Whatever works. Newport pitcher Stephanie Carl kept yelling encouraging words to her team as three times they fell behind late in their New Hampshire Division III second-round softball game with Stevens on Thursday. “Honestly, I even …

Local Roundup: Newport Baseball Suffers Close Loss

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Meredith, n.h. — With designs on coming all the way back from a three-run deficit in the top of the seventh inning, the Newport High baseball team instead watched their season come to a sudden end in the glove of speedy InterLakes center fielder Ryan Hambrook. The Tigers …