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Royals Capture a Victory

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tilton, n.h. — As a rough season stretches, the opportunities for success become evident and, for some teams, the targets become reachable. The Mascoma Royals saw a chance to end a nine-match NHIAA Division III boys soccer losing streak once they saw Winnisquam waiting at the end of the schedule. The Royals made the most of the opportunity, getting a 3-1 win that didn’t result in a Gatorade shower for …

Hanover Girls Soccer’s Defense Not About to Rest

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Hanover — The Hanover High girls soccer team entered the season facing uncertainty on defense. Now the only uncertainty is coming from the opposition. A first-half own goal Saturday was enough for the Marauders in a 1-0 homecoming day win over Plymouth, the 10th shutout of the season for first-place Hanover (12-1-1). The …

Local Roundup: Stevens Girls Soccer Rides Late Belaire Goal to Win

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Staff Reports Claremont — Katelyn Belaire scored the game’s only goal with 7:02 to play as the Stevens High girls soccer team nipped Fall Mountain, 1-0, at Monadnock Park in the rivals’ annual Charity Cup match. Pia Schuster provided the assist on Belaire’s tally, her team-best 14th goal of the season. The Cardinals (11-2-2) have won eight of their last night contests and …

Gray Matter: Thetford Soccer Shuts Out Rivendell

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Thetford — Experienced in many sports, Brandon Gray has learned that an aggressive approach can lead to success no matter what the game. It’s helped him lead the Thetford Academy boys basketball team in scoring each of the …

High School Roundup: Hartford Girls Light Up the Scoreboard

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Wilder — The Hartford High girls soccer team finally began to see some of their offensive effort translate into production on Saturday. Heather Illingworth had a goal and an assist and freshman Emily Royce had two assists as …

Local Roundup: Mascoma Football Dashes to First Win

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Claremont — Mascoma senior running back Andrew Cashe ran for three touchdowns, including a zigzagging, 32-yard run to pay dirt in the final minute as the Royals won at Stevens on Friday night, 18-15. Cashe finished with 24 …

Mill River Grinds Down Woodstock Football

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Woodstock — Football teams that force four turnovers win games. Football teams that can’t move the pigskin much more than the length of a field over four quarters don’t. Count Woodstock’s 25-13 loss to Mill River at James McLaughlin Field on Friday night plenty of the former, but …

Oxbow Football Earns First Win

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — Finally, something to put in the win column. Oxbow Union High scored four second-half touchdowns to break away from a 6-6 halftime tie Friday night in a 30-12 win over Springfield. It was a game that was a bit hard to figure as both programs …

Local Roundup: Stevens Soccer Rallies Past Sunapee in Thriller

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Sunapee — The Stevens High girls soccer team was hoping to get the second half of its regular season off to a strong start Thursday night against rival Sunapee on the road. The Cardinals accomplished that in about …

Local Roundup: Windsor Girls Hold Off Green Mountain

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Chester, Vt. — Maddy Morse had a pair of goals as the Windsor High girls soccer team withstood a second-half charge by host Green Mountain for a 3-1 victory on Wednesday afternoon. Morse scored unassisted and then on …

Sharon Academy Girls Soccer Back From the Brink

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Sharon — The Sharon Academy adopted the Phoenix for a nickname. It’s mythical, making reference to a rebirth from the ashes of death. Few TSA sports programs have had to endure such a fate in the school’s short …

Local Roundup: Hartland Resident Punches Ticket to Olympic Trials

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

White River Junction — Hartland’s Hannah Cox has a big future ahead of her. And she has the better part of two years to get there. A 16-year-old junior at Kimball Union Academy and a swimmer for the …

Hay Fever: Obstacles Add Challenges, Fun for Woodstock Runners

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Woodstock — For its one home race every year behind the Woodstock Racquet & Fitness Club, the Woodstock Union High cross country team tries to simulate the course layout of Thetford Academy, which hosts the VPA state championships …