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Soaked with rain, Hannah Post, a junior, concentrates while preparing to throw the shot during track and field practice at South Royalton School in South Royalton, Vt., on April 15, 2014. 
Valley News - Sarah Priestap

No Rainouts Here

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Soaked with rain, South Royalton School junior Hannah Post concentrates while preparing to throw the shot put during track and field practice at the school on Tuesday. Valley News — Sarah Priestap …

Local Roundup: Royals Find Plenty of Arms

Thursday, April 17, 2014

South Royalton — The South Royalton baseball team is still trying to find its batting stroke, but the Royals apparently don’t lack for pitching arms. Coach Mike Ballou sent five different hurlers to the mound, a group that backstopped a 13-7 win over Whitcomb at Alumni Field on Thursday. Leif Johnson grabbed his second win of the week with two innings of work …

Cosmos Handle Yellowjackets in Opener

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — The game went pretty much according to the script. Windsor High’s softball team, with freshmen dotting the roster, showed its youth while the veteran Springfield team exhibited why it has expectations for a big season. The result was a 14-2 Cosmos win at Bill Robinson Field in the first Marble Valley League game of the season for both teams. “I …

Lakers Are Outpaced

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Holderness, n.h. — 20:09. No matter how determined, how even-keeled, and how gritty the Sunapee High girls basketball team was in Saturday afternoon’s NHIAA Division IV championship game with Hinsdale — and the Lakers displayed all of those …

Raiders Win at Buzzer

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Lebanon — Two players went up for the ball. Two came down. One arose with a bloody nose. Must have been a wrestling tournament. One black-shirted giant crashed sideways into two in white jerseys, scattering them like deadwood. Must have been a bowling match. The winning score came …

Raiders Gallop to Victory

Friday, March 7, 2014

West Lebanon — The sign behind the Bishop Brady-Trinity girls hockey team’s net declared the sixth-seeded Giant Pioneers the dark horse before Friday night’s NHIAA Division I girls hockey quarterfinal. Unfortunately, the speed horse won. Starting with a …

Merrimack Valley Shakes Off Lebanon in Overtime

Friday, March 7, 2014

Penacook, n.h. — With 2 seconds on the clock, her team down by two and a trip to the NHIAA Division II girls basketball semifinals at stake, Merrimack Valley’s Mary Mullen stepped to the line. She had to …

Big Green Moves Up Two Spots at NCAA Meet

Friday, March 7, 2014

Midway, Utah — After finishing the giant slalom on Wednesday in eighth place, the Dartmouth College ski team climbed two spots in the team standings at the NCAA championships on Thursday on the strength of its performance in the cross country classic races held at Soldier Hollow. The …

Rams Shock Tigers

Friday, March 7, 2014

Newport — Apparently, Raymond did not read the script. While Newport High’s boys basketball team was aware the Rams have had a season that saw several of their players disciplined, the fourth-seeded Tigers still figured to be the favorite against the 13th-seeded Rams. It didn’t turn out that …

Balanced Royals Roll Into D-III Quarterfinals

Friday, March 7, 2014

Canaan — “All man, all the time. Total accountability.” Mascoma Regional High boys basketball coach Jim Barry was talking about his team’s defensive philosophy following the Royals’ 59-43 win over Laconia in an NHIAA Division III second-round matchup on Thursday night, but his words rang equally true regarding …

Raptors Are Bedeviled in Semifinals

Friday, March 7, 2014

Barre, Vt. — Sold-out Barre Auditorium was filled to the brim for Thursday night’s VPA Division III boys basketball semifinal between Rivendell and Williamstown. By early in the fourth quarter, some of the seats were already emptying as …

Championship Reflections: Thetford Academy's Shock & Awe at the Aud

Friday, March 7, 2014

E ric Ward knew he had something special on his hands this season. After losing in the Vermont Division III girls basketball semifinals to Williamstown last year, Ward saw how his veteran Thetford Academy team came back from …

Local Roundup: Big Green Skiers 9th at NCAA Meet

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Park City, Utah — Dartmouth College is in eighth place after the first day of the NCAA Skiing Championships with 54 points in the giant slalom. The host Utah Utes took full advantage of their home course to lead the field with 165 points, 35 ahead of Denver …