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Hanover High's Jeffrey Gorham prepares to tackle a bag during the Marauders' Aug. 18 practice. Valley News - Tris Wykes

Frowns Upside Down: Marauders Brimming With Optimism

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Hanover — The photograph that accompanied a Sept. 19, 2013 story in the Valley News about Hanover High football pretty much encapsulated the Marauders’ 1-8 season. The image showed longtime coach Mike Ivanoski with hands on hips, staring down at the running track surrounding the team’s practice field. Facing him, arms spread out at his waist was athletic director Mike …

Sunapee Girls Soccer Looks to Defend Title

Friday, August 22, 2014

Sunapee — Taylor O’Mara, Kyle Hershey, Taylor Usko, Courtney Dunnells and Sammy Rosignoll are all seniors on a Sunapee High soccer team that won a New Hampshire Division IV state championship in 2013. That victory came against Woodsville, but all five girls agreed the semifinal win over Derryfield was the most important triumph. …

VPA Set to Add Ultimate Frisbee for 2015

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Montpelier — Ultimate Frisbee in Vermont is getting the ultimate reception: official recognition from the state’s governing body for high school athletics. The field sport that uses the trademarked disc for a ball and employs elements of football, soccer and basketball in its play will be an exhibition sport for the next two years, starting next spring, Vermont Principals Association associate executive director …

Touchline Sweeps Twinbill

Monday, July 7, 2014

Norwich — Robbie Murdza converted a pass from Jonas Taezner with 10 seconds to play for the match-winning strike to give Touchline Boys SC a 2-1 win over Lebanon Central Supply in a New Hampshire Soccer Conference contest at Huntley Meadow on Sunday. The winning connection reversed the …

Lebanon Juniors on the Rise Again

Monday, July 7, 2014

Lebanon — The Lebanon Post 22 junior American Legion baseball team made quick work of two foes Sunday, routing Alton, 14-4, and New London, 10-0, each in only five innings. Despite a new head coach and numerous new …

High School Notes: Julian Cup Has Played Its Final Round

Thursday, July 3, 2014

West Lebanon — Try as he might, Scott Peters wasn’t going to win a battle against teenage intransigence. That, ultimately, spelled the end of the Julian Cup. Peters, the president of Golf & Ski Warehouse in West Lebanon, …

McElreavy Back Into Trenches

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Newport — The fire still burns. Larry McElreavy took his first football coaching job as an assistant to Bob Underhill at Newport High School in 1971. Forty-three years later, he is back at the place he started after …

Bulldogs Nip Touchline; Post 22 Remains Perfect

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Staff Reports Bedford, n.h. — Host Bulldogs IV scored on either side of halftime to nullify a Jamie Dinulous goal and give Touchline Boys SC a 2-1 loss in a New Hampshire Soccer Conference Division IV match on Tuesday night at Bedford High School. Trailing 1-0 at the …

Hanover Grad Makes Quick Recovery in CHaD Football Game

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Manchester — Shawn Cavallaro didn’t receive the most valuable player award after Saturday’s third annual New Hampshire East-West High School All-Star football game at St. Anselm College. However, a solid case could have been made that No. 4 …

Granite State Has a Blast at Make-a-Wish Hockey Game

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Burlington — “I had a blast. Oh my gosh, what a great experience.” Lebanon’s Micaela Schones may have been talking about her own personal experience in Saturday afternoon’s Make-A-Wish hockey Classic between New Hampshire and Vermont, but she …

Field Hockey Coaches See Strength, Vitality Growing in Sport

Saturday, June 28, 2014

By Poody Walsh Valley News Correspondent Castleton, Vt. — There was a time when there was a concern for the future of field hockey on high school campuses. There was a time when it looked like the sport …

Newport High Hires Three New Coaches

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Newport — The School Board on Thursday night approved the selection of three veteran coaches to run athletic programs at Newport High School starting this fall. Larry McElreavy was selected to replace Larry Carle as the Tigers’ football coach. McElreavy has a long history of college coaching, but …

Lebanon High Sprinter a Rookie in Name Only

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Lebanon — Having shown signs of brilliance since the third grade, sprinter Corinne Kennedy had long been on the radars of Lebanon High track and field coaches. Now that she’s grown to compete for the Raiders, her performances …