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Oxbow wide receiver Dametres Perry has spent the past few summers honing his trade at summer football camps. (Valley News - Tris Wykes)<p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

High School Notebook: Oxbow Stars Get Noticed at Summer Showcases

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Ah, summer. When a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of sprint passes, dig routs and other things football. For the past few summers, Oxbow High football teammates Tristan Longmoore and Dametres Perry have linked up for summer football camps, regardless of the location. This summer’s activities turned into more than they expected, thanks to experiences that started with a …

Spreading the Wealth: Granite Staters Look to Soar in Spread Offense

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Castleton, Vt. — Matt Boone was in the middle of police cadet training at New Hampshire Technical Institute when he received the call that changed his summer. The Newport High slot receiver and defensive back’s cellphone rang during a course break, and it was Tigers coach Larry McElreavy on the other end. “He …

The Glass Slipper Shatters: Hartford Legion’s Surprise Run Ends in State Finals

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Castleton, Vt. — Youth was not served Monday for the Hartford American Legion baseball team. After barely reaching the postseason and staging a run to the state tournament title game, the fresh-faced upstarts in red, white and blue uniforms were dumped, 5-3, by Colchester in the state final at Castleton University. The Cannons, …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Runners Wins New England Title

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Saco, Maine — Lebanon High’s Corinne Kennedy capped her stellar sophomore season with a repeat first-place finish in the 300 meter hurdles at the New England Interscholastic Track Outdoor Championships on Saturday at Saco’s Thornton Academy. Kennedy, who won three titles at the New Hampshire Division II meet …

PCA Derails Sunapee’s Hopes of Another Baseball Title

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Manchester — Surrounded by tired bodies and downcast expressions Saturday, Sunapee High baseball coach Tom Frederick succinctly summarized his team’s emotions after a 10-1 loss to Portsmouth Christian in the NHIAA Division IV title game. “This is new …

Winning Recipe: Sunapee Finds Right Formula for First Title

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Holderness, n.h. — Crunch time came in the fourth inning, and catcher Lexie Hamilton was right in the middle of it. Sunapee High had a 6-0 lead and a dream to win the school’s first NHIAA softball championship, …

Big Bucks: Bold Moves Send Blue Mountain Past Royals

Friday, June 12, 2015

Poultney, Vt. — Small ball and a big decision paid off swimmingly for the Blue Mountain Union High softball team in Friday’s VPA Division IV final against South Royalton. The Bucks blew open a close game with six …

Goalie Backstops Windham Past Hanover for D-II Lacrosse Title

Friday, June 12, 2015

Exeter, n.h. — Can we be honest for a minute here? In a world of whale autopsy technicians, porta-potty cleaners and sewer inspectors, the job of lacrosse goaltender has to rank right up there. Think about it. You …

Woodstock Slips Past Chelsea in Semis

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Woodstock — There’s nothing complicated about the way the Woodstock Union High girls lacrosse team has gotten it done this season. “Our mantra has been to play our game,” Wasps coach Amanda Soule said after her second-seeded team edged No. 6 Chelsea, 14-13, on Wednesday to reach the …

Challenging Season Ends for Yellowjackets

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Richford, Vt. — A long week and season came to a close for the Windsor High softball team on Wednesday, as Richford junior Alex Benoit tied up the Yellowjackets’ bats in a 7-0 Vermont Division III semifinal shutout …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Senior Captures State Tennis Crown

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Manchester — Lebanon High senior Max Reed, seeded eighth, won the state boys tennis singles tournament in Manchester on Wednesday by beating two higher seeded players, first defeating Oyster River freshman and No. 7 seed Henry Bulkley, 6-2, …

Tough End for Panthers in Coach’s Finale

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Thetford — Endings are always bittersweet, but this one was more so than most. Trailing by seven runs entering the bottom of the third inning of Wednesday’s Division III semifinals, the No. 4 Thetford Academy softball team rallied to bring the potential tying run to the plate in …

Another Championship Chase: Lakers Return to Title Game

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Holderness, n.h. — The Sunapee High baseball team’s quest for its fourth NHIAA Division IV state title in five years remains alive, thanks to the fourth-seeded Lakers’ 10-5 semifinal victory over top-seeded Colebrook on Wednesday at Plymouth State …