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RenŽe Brandon of Sunapee was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia Dec. 6 while preparing for knee surgery after a successful volleyball season. Brandon, a three season athlete also playing basketball and running track, hopes to be back on the court in the fall. Brandon stands for a portrait with her father Bruce Brandon and mother Maureen Brandon at home in Sunapee Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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Recovering and Inspiring: Sunapee’s Brandon Progressing in Fight To Beat Leukemia

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Sunapee — At 15, Renee Brandon was loving life. She was a high honors student as a sophomore at Sunapee High School, playing three sports and enjoying the lifestyle of the lakes and mountains that the Lake Sunapee region provides. Then, during the fall volleyball season, she started complaining about her knee. She had some blood drawn, and it showed …

Local Roundup: Stevens Grabs Unified Hoop Victory

Monday, January 26, 2015

Claremont — Tyler Erickson had 24 points to lead the Stevens High unified basketball team over Hanover on Monday night, 38-32, at Carr Gymnasium. Walter Mosenthal had 16 points for Hanover (0-4), which also received eight from Brandon Gile and four from Kate Enneper. The Marauders host Hopkinton, to which Hanover lost by …

Win Eludes Windsor Girls Basketball

Monday, January 26, 2015

Windsor — The Windsor High girls basketball team has let possible victories slide away when it was unable to close out the opposition late in games on several occasions this season. It happened again Monday night as Springfield won the stretch battle for a 50-46 Marble Valley League win at Windsor High. “We’ve got to find a way to finish,” said Windsor coach …

Local Roundup: Soph’s Career High Puts Bishop Brady Girls Basketball Past Hanover

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Hanover — Hanover High girls basketball coach Dan O’Rourke has known Riley Bennett since she was a fifth-grader. On Saturday, O’Rourke and the Marauders got to know her more than they’d like. Bennett, a sophomore, scored a career-best …

Distance Learners: Outside Shooting Works for Windsor Boys Hoop

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Windsor — Every high school boys basketball team that comes into Windsor High School knows what to expect — the Yellowjackets are always going to run the floor on offense and drive you crazy on defense. Springfield saw just how that philosophy works as the Jacks downed the …

Local Roundup: Freshman Leads Raptors Past Royals

Saturday, January 3, 2015

South Royalton — Freshman Mikayla DeBois sparked the Rivendell girls basketball team with 19 points as the Raptors defeated host South Royalton 44-27 on Friday night. DeBois drained a trio of 3-pointers on her way to a career …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Edges Woodstock for Tourney Title

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

White River Junction — In a boys ice hockey battle that at times threatened to veer out of control, Lebanon High skated off with a 3-2 victory over Woodstock on Tuesday night in the title game of the …

Woodstock Boys Shake Off Cosmos

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — It took undefeated Woodstock a couple of periods to find its sea legs, but a dominating second half sent the Wasps to a 61-45 triumph over Springfield at Dressel Gym on Tuesday night. Woodstock (6-0) is in the midst of an impressive start, as no …

Thetford Girls Raise the Tempo

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Thetford — The Thetford Academy girls basketball team had already been giving the opposition plenty of problems this season. Now that Michaela Pomeroy is getting hot, the Panthers are getting even more dangerous. Pomeroy, a senior point guard, …

Local Roundup: Raiders Top Marauders for Shootout Title

Monday, December 29, 2014

Hanover — The Lebanon High boys basketball team was one of the last squads to gain admittance to the Connecticut River Shootout tournament this year. The Raiders however, finished first in the expanded, eight-team event, topping Hanover, 62-40, …

Hartford Hockey Tourney Commemorates Program’s Founder

Monday, December 29, 2014

White River Junction — Philippe Bouthillier gave Todd Bebeau an entry into hockey. It’s only fair that Bebeau return the favor to an appropriate extent. Bebeau, the 17th-year head coach of the Hartford High boys hockey program, has …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Girls Basketball Closes Strong at Tourney

Monday, December 29, 2014

Manchester — The inside-outside combination of Kendra MacDonald and Vanessa Fleury helped send the Lebanon High girls basketball team home from the three-day Manchester Central Holiday Tournament on Sunday with a 60-49 win over Manchester Memorial, the undefeated …

Local Roundup: Hartford Hockey Outlasts U-32

Saturday, December 27, 2014

White River Junction — Senior forward Courtney Murray has come alive over the last two games for the Hartford High girls hockey team. Not coincidentally, so have the Hurricanes in the win column. Murray registered her first career …