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High School Sports

Sharon boys soccer coach Rob Stainton chats with the team after they won the Division IV semifinal game against Arlington in Sharon, Vt., on Oct. 28, 2014. Sharon won 1-0. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

For Sharon Coach, Success Is About More Than Titles

Friday, October 31, 2014

Sharon — Simple is as simple does for Sharon Academy boys soccer coach Rob Stainton. Unfortunately, he and past members of the Phoenix, have learned there’s nothing simple about becoming a state champion. Four times in his 11 seasons with the tiny independent school, Stainton has guided TSA to the Vermont Division IV finals without a victorious resolution. Sharon has …

Royals Cashe in Behind Running Back’s Big Night

Friday, October 31, 2014

Langdon, n.h. — Andrew Cashe did not drive the Mascoma team bus to Fall Mountain Friday night — but he did everything else. The senior running back had a game of a lifetime as scored six touchdowns and rushed for 364 yards, and the Royals needed every one of those yards in a hold-your breath 46-44 win at Fall Mountain on Friday night. …

Hanover Girls in Cruise Control in Playoff Opener

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hanover — A member of the crowd said, “the goals have been superlative.” He could only have been talking about Hanover’s goals, as it blanked Kennett, 7-0, in the first round of the New Hampshire Division II playoffs on Thursday. They were superlative from the get-go, as midfielder and captain Alexi Kim and first-seeded Hanover (14-1-2) carved up No. 16 Kennett (4-11-0). Hanover …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Soccer Earns Another Shutout

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

South Royalton — At long last, the Rivendell Academy girls soccer team broke through a stingy South Royalton defense. The Raptors converted a trio of chances late to beat the host Royals 3-0 on Tuesday afternoon. Scoreless through …

Hollis-Brookline Upends Lebanon Soccer

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Lebanon — In a game in which the first goal was likely to be the winner, Hollis-Brookline’s Zac Crooks picked an opportune time for his first career tally. The junior made the most of his limited time on …

Woodstock Rules Regional X-C Meet

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

North Springfield, Vt. — Katherine Bassette is more than just a two-time state champion pole vaulter. On Tuesday, the Woodstock senior added the Southern Vermont cross country title to her growing list of accomplishments as the Wasps dominated the boys’ and girls’ meet held at the picturesque North …

Local Roundup: Sharon Improves to 13-0

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Sharon — The regular season has provided little difficulty for the Sharon Academy boys soccer team this fall. But the Phoenix is waiting until the postseason starts before worrying about any difficulty that may be waiting. Tanner James …

Yellowjackets Getting Used to Saving Best for Last

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Windsor — The mental part of sports is sometimes just as important as the physical performance. On Monday, the Windsor High girls soccer team trailed Leland & Gray, 3-1, and the Yellowjackets looked like they didn’t belong on …

Newport Runs Past Fall Mountain

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Newport — CJ Lawrence ran for 118 yards and four first-half touchdowns as Newport had an easy time with Fall Mountain on Saturday night, 46-6. The junior scored on runs of 1, 3, 10 and 46 yards as the Tigers remained tied with Gilford for first place in …

By Don’s Early Light: Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl ‘Not Dying’

Friday, October 10, 2014

Lebanon — Reports of the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl’s demise in the wake of one Shrine temple’s apparent departure seem to be greatly exaggerated. Rick Ellis, president of the game’s board of directors, on Friday shot down concerns that a recent decision by the Concord-based Bektash Shriners to …

Local Roundup: Mascoma Field Hockey Edges Littleton

Friday, October 10, 2014

West Canaan — Julia Fox’s first varsity goal was a crucial one for the Mascoma High field hockey team Friday, the freshman’s strike with 16 minutes to play, lifting her squad to a 3-2 victory over Littleton. Fox …

Feet of Strength: Lebanon Runs, Kicks Past Hanover

Friday, October 10, 2014

Lebanon — In sophomore Ryan Milliken, the Lebanon High football team always has two legs up on the competition. In senior Tanner Simms, the Raiders can also put their best foot forward. Milliken continued to reward Lebanon coach …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Field Hockey Prevails on Senior Day

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Lebanon — Deb Beach said goodbye to her senior class yesterday after her Lebanon High field hockey team’s 5-0 senior day victory over Merrimack Valley. And it might be a while before Beach sees a class like this one again. In four years, counting yesterday’s victory, the Raider …