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Local Roundup: Post 5 Conquers Hartford

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

White River Junction — Brattleboro Post 5 jumped to a 2-0 lead after one inning and milked the advantage the rest of the night for a 5-2 win over Hartford in a Vermont American Legion baseball contest on Tuesday at the Maxfield Complex. Hartford (0-3 league, 1-3 overall) scratched out a pair of runs on a two-RBI Hunter Perkins base hit in the fifth but got no closer. Perkins and …

Local Roundup: Third Kimball Union Skater Picked in NHL Draft

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Sunrise, Fla. — A third member of last winter’s Kimball Union Academy boys hockey team heard his name called during Saturday’s NHL entry draft. Patrick Shea joined fellow Wildcats A.J. Greer and Jake Massie as weekend picks when the Florida Panthers chose him in the seventh round late Saturday night. Shea is a 5-foot-10, 186-pound center from Marshfield, Mass., who played his junior …

All Sorts of Good Sports

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The first Valley News Athlete of the Year Awards are in the book. Last Wednesday night, 25 honorees joined family, friends and newspaper staff members for a celebratory banquet at the Fireside Inn in West Lebanon. The turnout represented about two-thirds of the high school sports stars selected for the awards; one boy …

Local Roundup: Sunapee Softball All Business in Tourney Opener

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Sunapee — Opening games for top-ranked teams in state tournaments should be about taking care of business. That would make the Sunapee High girls softball squad a bunch of serious businesswomen. The top-ranked Lakers wasted no time dispatching No. 16 Hinsdale in Wednesday’s NHIAA Division IV opener. Rachel …

Hanover Tennis Sails to a Repeat

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Bedford, n.h. — The smile and the skull-and-bones tattoo on Rine Uhm’s face said it all. The smile reflected the joy of winning another state championship, the second New Hampshire Division II title in a row for the …

Vikings Ace Leaves Olympians Dizzy

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Suffering from the flu, ace Lyndon Institute pitcher Travvis Ferguson was forced to sit out Monday’s practice. The symptoms continued during the Vikings’ VPA Division II baseball postseason opener against Oxbow on Tuesday, yet it …

Parting Gift: Woodstock Senior Makes Final Home Game Memorable

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Woodstock — Haven Lantz is pondering the possibility of traveling to New Zealand in the fall as part of a gap year before attending college. After the Woodstock Union High senior’s lacrosse performance Tuesday, the Colchester Lakers were …

Local Roundup: Royals Capture Playoff Opener

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

South Royalton — Senior leadership paved the way for the South Royalton School baseball team in a 6-1 win over visiting Richford in the first round of the Vermont Division III playoffs on Tuesday afternoon. Senior third baseman …

Local Roundup: Montpelier Eliminates Woodstock

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Berlin, Vt. — Longtime Woodstock High girls tennis coach Tom Hopewell had two goals in mind for the Wasps’ Vermont Division II semifinal with No. 1 Montpelier on Monday. Knowing how strong the undefeated Solons were, Hopewell hoped to stretch as many matches to three sets as possible, …

A Big Win, a Tough Goodbye for Windsor

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Windsor — It was a double dose of emotions for Windsor’s three-sport star Haley Wood as the senior was playing in her last regular season interscholastic event and she was there along with many others to say goodbye …

Up to the Challenge: Lebanon Sophomore Dominates With Three Titles

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Portsmouth, n.h. — If anything impeded the progress of standout Lebanon High track and field athlete Corinne Kennedy this season, it was a lack of sufficient competition during the Raiders’ regular season. The sophomore had plenty of challenges …

Local Roundup: Whitcomb Softball Sweeps Twinfield

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Bethel — Laura Vaillancourt pitched doubleheader victories for Whitcomb High’s softball team over Twinfield, recording a 15-0 shutout in the first game and an 11-2 no-hitter in the second, in which Twinfield pushed two runs across on walks, …

Local Roundup: Woodstock Softball Earns Unusual Sweep

Friday, May 29, 2015

Woodstock — Two games, two opponents, 13 innings and a combined 56 runs later, the Woodstock Union High softball team swept a home doubleheader on Friday afternoon. The Wasps started the afternoon by beating Arlington 21-2 in five …