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From left, Woodstock's Ted Morley cheers on his teammate Alex Sheppard while watching with teammates Dune Mayberger and Kyle Rasmussen during Fair Haven at Woodstock boys tennis at Woodstock Racquet and Fitness Club in Woodstock, Vt., on April 9, 2014. (Valley News - Will Parson)

High School Tennis Preview: Teams Glad to Get Outside

Friday, April 18, 2014

Like all high school sports this spring, area tennis teams have been struggling with a lingering winter limiting practice time. In many cases, matches are beginning with fewer than a handful of days outside on the courts. Many teams now face the prospect of multiple weeks with matches on back-to-back days to ensure the entire spring season fits into the …

Local Roundup: Cardinals Soar in Opener

Friday, April 18, 2014

Claremont — Spring arrived on Friday afternoon for the Stevens High softball team — Opening Day at last. The Cardinals beat visiting Hillsboro-Deering 8-1, on just their third day on the diamond following the long winter freeze, as Tori Maslan tossed a two-hitter. Maslan struck out five, walked three and allowed no earned …

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 …

Too Much Bear to Bear: Coe-Brown Overcomes Cold Hanover

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Manchester — It wasn’t nervousness, injury or fatigue that hampered the Hanover High girls basketball team in Monday’s 56-52 NHIAA Division II semifinal loss to Coe-Brown. The second-ranked Marauders (19-4 overall, 18-3 league) entered the Southern New Hampshire …

Mid Vermont Grad Is Running the Dream

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Los Angeles — Gabe Proctor has never let long odds deter him from his goals. Today will be no different when he runs in the Los Angeles Marathon, the first race of its kind the 23-year-old Proctor has ever attempted. But if you know anything about Proctor, you …

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 …