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High School Sports

Dartmouth's Eric Neiley. (Dartmouth College photograph)

Local Roundup: Hanover Boys End Regular Season on High Note

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Hanover — The surging Hanover High boys basketball team closed its regular season with a 46-36 victory over visiting Goffstown on Thursday night. The Marauders won six of their last eight games and to finish the regular season at 13-8 overall, 11-7 in New Hampshire Division II. Hanover now looks ahead to a probable home playoff game as the No. 8 seed in the Division II playoffs on Monday night against No. 9 seed Milford. The Marauders finished the regular season tied with the Spartansm but earned the eight seed by virtue of a 56-41 victory over the Milford in Hanover on Jan. 20. The …

Joyous Raptors: Rivendell Soars to Championship Game

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Barre, Vt. — While breaking away from any team huddle or timeout, the Rivendell Academy boys basketball team collectively shouts “All in!” — a phrase the Raptors say is indicative of their aggressive play and cohesiveness. During Thursday night’s 49-39 win over Lake Region in the VPA Division III semifinals, that all-in style …

Williamstown Thwarts Randolph’s Dramatic Comeback

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Barre, Vt. — Those Devils. They handed Randolph its only three losses last season, including a win in the state title game. And Thursday night, they did it again at the Aud, this time in the semifinals. But this time the second-seeded Galloping Ghosts of Randolph threw a major scare into third-seeded rival …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Stunned in D-III Tourney Opener

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Orford — Rivendell went into the Vermont Division III tournament seeded fifth, but without its second leading scorer and top rebounder, freshman forward Riley Thomson, who sat out Tuesday’s tournament game with a concussion. The result was a …

Springfield Ends Woodstock’s Season

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — Three years ago, the Woodstock Union High girls basketball team ended the season with its 53rd straight loss. After the season, Roger St. Hilaire took over a program that was relegated to junior varsity status for a year. Back in the varsity ranks, the Wasps …

Hot Start Sends Sharp-Shooting Tigers Past Royals

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Newport — Cold starts benefit nobody, be it man, machine or basketball team. Mascoma High boys basketball coach Jim Barry liked the three quarters of solid, rebound-accented play his Royals produced against archrival Newport at Wheeler Gym on Tuesday night. It was the first quarter — the opening …

Local Roundup: Windsor Boys Basketball Continues March Toward Top Seed

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Windsor — The Windsor High boys basketball team is close to locking down the top seed in the Vermont Division III state tournament — and still a long way from it as well. The Jacks continued their march …

Spartan Chase: Pembroke Girls Pull Away From Raiders

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Lebanon — It’s not often that a team comes to town and pushes Lebanon’s defense around, but Pembroke did just that Monday night. Fueled by Hannah Seidner’s hot hand, the Spartans overcame foul trouble and avenged an early-season …

A Swede Tastes of Success: Exchange Student Fills Role as Thetford Eyes Repeat

Monday, February 16, 2015

Thetford — If nothing else, Nelly Junesand has guaranteed herself a permanent presence for her year at Thetford Academy … so long as Charlie Buttrey doesn’t change his outgoing cellphone message. It took about a month after Junesand’s …

Local Roundup: Lebanon’s Streak Stopped at Nine

Monday, February 16, 2015

Staff Reports Concord — A slow start combined with an inattentive defense spelled the end of the Lebanon High boys basketball team’s nine-game winning streak on Sunday afternoon. Brothers Jordan and Joe Bell combined to score 31 points, leading Bishop Brady to a 62-52 win over the Raiders. …

High School Roundup: Raptors Get Some Unlikely Help

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — The Rivendell Academy girls basketball team went outside the ranks of their own roster to aid in preparation of facing Springfield star Chelsea McAllister on Saturday afternoon. The Raptors emerged with a 57-48 victory behind …

Jacks Pull Away From Hurricanes

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Windsor — Hartford High kept it close for a while, but couldn’t keep up as Windsor celebrated senior day with a 62-46 boys basketball win Saturday. Having trailed by slim margins early, the visiting Hurricanes built a 28-25 …

Clubbing It: Unofficial or Not, Thetford Celebrates a Title

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Northfield, Vt. — The Thetford Academy boys indoor track and field team may not have officially won Saturday’s VPA Division II state championship meet, but the Panthers had little trouble celebrating their “mythical” title. Though ineligible for a …