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Lebanon High running back Ethan Perkins carries the ball during a team drill on Monday. The Raiders were 5-3 last year and narrowly missed the playoffs. They open the 2015 campaign Friday at Laconia.(Valley News - Tris Wykes)<p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Bounce-Back Time: Lebanon Football Looks to Regain Lost Momentum

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Lebanon — Early excitement and late disappointment marked the Lebanon High football team’s 2014 season. The resurgent Raiders and their fans hope that this year’s jubilation will extend into November. “We peaked about week three last year and then faded at the end,” said ninth-year Lebanon coach Chris Childs. “It was the first time I didn’t feel like we got …

Local Roundup: Sharon Girls Win Season Opener

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Sharon — The Sharon Academy girls soccer team won its season opener in commanding fashion with a 6-0 win over Randolph on Wednesday afternoon. Due to new Vermont Principals Association regulations, the teams were forced to play four 20-minute quarters with a 10-minute halftime because of overheated playing conditions. “It was hot and …

Eagles Taking Flight: Mid Vermont Joins Vermont’s Varsity Boys Soccer Ranks

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Quechee — An emotion in between nervousness and excitement ran through the mind of eighth-grader Sam Twarog when he lined up for a penalty kick in the second half of his team’s preseason scrimmage against Trinity Christian on Monday, already trailing 4-0. Twarog impressively held his composure. He picked his spot and ran …

Hanover Alum Makes Peace With Shrine Game

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Hanover — Standing outside Dartmouth College’s Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority on East Wheelock Street on Friday, Archie Gilchrist pointed to the room on the top floor that used to be his. Gilchrist was one of 10 inner-city students …

Vermont Up to Challenge, but N.H. Rules Again

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Castleton, Vt. — Players from NHIAA Division III schools might not attract as much notice as their brethren from larger institutions, but that didn’t stop a D-III contingent from contributing tremendously in Saturday’s Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl. Gilford’s …

New Hampshire Looks to Feast Again in Shrine Game

Friday, July 31, 2015

Castleton, Vt. — A New Hampshire practice for today’s Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl was the wrong place to be on Friday for someone skipping lunch. Three different quarterbacks called signals through an early afternoon passing drills, and most …

High School Notebook: Oxbow Stars Get Noticed at Summer Showcases

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Ah, summer. When a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of sprint passes, dig routs and other things football. For the past few summers, Oxbow High football teammates Tristan Longmoore and Dametres Perry have linked up for summer …

Spreading the Wealth: Granite Staters Look to Soar in Spread Offense

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Castleton, Vt. — Matt Boone was in the middle of police cadet training at New Hampshire Technical Institute when he received the call that changed his summer. The Newport High slot receiver and defensive back’s cellphone rang during …

The Glass Slipper Shatters: Hartford Legion’s Surprise Run Ends in State Finals

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Castleton, Vt. — Youth was not served Monday for the Hartford American Legion baseball team. After barely reaching the postseason and staging a run to the state tournament title game, the fresh-faced upstarts in red, white and blue …

Hartford Legion’s Ride Continues

Monday, July 27, 2015

Castleton, Vt. — The Cinderella story of the Hartford American Legion baseball team continues. Hartford won its third straight game, even though it took part of two days, defeating defending champion Essex Post 91 Sunday 7-6 at Castleton University in the completion of a game suspended Saturday evening …

Little Things Produce Post 22’s N.H. Demise

Monday, July 27, 2015

Nashua, n.h. — Rob Woodward had seen enough midway through the Lebanon American Legion Post 22 senior baseball team’s game Sunday. Headed for an 8-2 loss to Dover Post 8 and the end of its season in the …

Touchline, Lebanon To Semifinals

Monday, July 27, 2015

Henniker, n.h. — Jonah Levine headed home a centering pass from Tim Alibozek in the final minute of the first half, breaking a 2-2 tie and sending Touchline Boys SC to a 7-2 win over Pembroke in a New Hampshire Soccer Conference Division IV quarterfinal on Sunday. Levine …

Tackling Down Under: Hartford Lineman Makes Unusual Pit Stop on Way to Shrine Game

Sunday, July 26, 2015

White River Junction — Any way you look at it, Tayler Larmie has come a long way to reach this year’s Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl high school all-star football game. He didn’t take up the sport until his …