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Local Roundup: Woodsville’s Bemis Scores 1,000th Point

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Wells River, Vt. — Waste not, want not. Efficiency was the name of the game for the Woodsville High boys basketball team in a 70-41 victory over visiting Blue Mountain on Monday night as the Engineers steamrolled to a big early lead and senior Jaret Bemis crossed the career 1,000-point barrier. Bemis, averaging 18.1 points per game this season, needed 14 points coming in to reach the plateau. Woodsville led 23-8 after the first quarter as Bemis racked up 13 quick points. The Engineers’ defense then forced a turnover early in the second that Bemis converted into an easy layup for points 1,000 and 1,001. …

South Royalton Boys Hoop Still Learning to Win

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Bethel — There are games in which South Royalton High boys basketball coach Pete Howe paces the sideline. Others, he sits on the bench next to his assistant coaches. As Howe puts it, his sideline demeanor is usually dictated by where his team is emotionally on that given night. Monday’s game against Whitcomb, …

The Merchants of Menace: Twin Sisters Guide Lebanon Girls to Third at State Meet

Monday, February 8, 2016

Hanover — Twin sisters Kath and Kim Merchant have always joined one another for many of the same extracurricular activities. The list of common accomplishments now includes significant contributions at an indoor track and field state championship meet. The sophomore duo took the first two places in the shot put Sunday at Dartmouth …

Claremont Gets OK to Send Hockey Players to Lebanon

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Claremont — The School Board on Tuesday night approved a request for Claremont to join an ice hockey cooperative for boys and girls with Lebanon beginning next year. The two-year agreement, which still needs approval from the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association, would not cost Claremont anything for …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Hockey Wins in N.Y.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Chazy, n.y. — Having not played a game in nearly two weeks, the Hanover High girls hockey team went a long way for a little inspiration — and success. A day after holding a practice in the Lake Placid Olympic Center, the Marauders got back in action and …

Recalling ‘The Eagle’: Windsor Legend Royce Dies at Age 91

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Windsor — Leon Royce is remembered by many for the nurturing relationship between the man and his baseball field. “It was a labor of love,” said Jim Taft, Windsor High’s athletic director. “He loved that place.” Royce died …

Windsor Takes Long Route to Victory

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Windsor — It was over early. With Windsor High owning the honor of top team in Vermont Division III matching up with the second-best team in Division II in Mount St. Joseph, folks heading to the Windsor gym …

Local Roundup: Hanover Dives to Wins in 1st Home Meet

Monday, January 18, 2016

Hanover — The three members of Hanover High School’s nascent diving team recorded two wins and a runner-up finish on Sunday at the Dartmouth College pool in the program’s first home meet. Freshman Kai Renshaw defeated two rivals …

Wisconsin H.S. Chanting Ban Drawing Raspberries

Monday, January 18, 2016

Phil Nevin was the star quarterback for the El Dorado Hawks. He arrived at school one morning, and some kids from rival Esperanza High had visited campus. Rubber chickens were hanging all over the senior quad of the Placentia, Calif., school. The walls were spray-painted with various insults, …

High School Ski Preview: Bring On the Snow

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Upper Valley high school ski teams are at many different stages competitively — some are coming off consecutive state championships, others had no team last year for lack of participation — but they all wish there were more snow on the ground. From Woodstock to Woodsville, the area’s …

Winning in Winter: Woodstock Skiers Know How to Pack the Trophy Case

Sunday, January 17, 2016

For years, the Woodstock cross-country skiing teams have dominated the competition in Vermont. Last season, the Wasps’ alpine teams got right it on the fun. Woodstock’s boys and girls in both disciplines won state championships, the downhill devotees …

High School Roundup: A Wild Win for Hartford Hockey

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Jay, Vt. — It took a while — two periods of hockey, specifically — before either team could find the back of the net. But five goals in the span of 15 minutes, including two in the opening …

Local Roundup: Raiders Sink John Stark; Marauders Nosed by Souhegan

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Lebanon — At a minimum, Lebanon High senior Katie Laramie deserves breakfast in bed this morning as a reward for how she helped her team win on the hardwood on Friday night. Laramie netted a career-high 10 points …