High School Sports

Hanover High catcher Ashley Elder looks for the call after tagging out Hartford runner Taylor Wilson during the teams’ Saturday game at Norwich’s Huntley Meadows. The visiting Hurricanes won, 6-4, despite leaving 10 runners on base. (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>

Hartford Softball Outlasts Hanover

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Norwich — Too much softball in too little time makes for too many mistakes. Such was the discovery of the Hartford and Hanover High softball teams Saturday, when they clashed at Huntley Meadows, a contest won 6-4 by the visiting Hurricanes. The squads combined for eight physical errors, several mental blunders and left 15 runners on base. It was hardly …

Local Roundup: Thetford Baseball Leads, Trails, Wins

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Lyndon, Vt. — The Thetford Academy baseball team led until the fifth inning, when Lyndon grabbed a 6-5 lead, and the Panthers grabbed it back and this time held on, scoring two runs in the sixth and three in the seventh for a 10-7 victory. For Thetford, Matt Sonnhalter had two hits with three runs scored and an RBI, Finbar Curtin had two …

Local Roundup: Hanover Softball Inches Closer to Playoffs

Friday, May 22, 2015

Hanover — A dozen years. That’s how long it’s been since the Hanover High softball team last reached the playoffs. With Friday’s 15-3 defeat of arch-rival Lebanon, however, the Marauders’ participation in the upcoming postseason is looking more and more like a sure thing. “I think we’re in,” said fifth-year Hanover coach Mike …

Are Olympians Rebuilding, or Reloading?

Sunday, May 3, 2015

With winter finally in the rearview mirror, area high school softball teams are at long last hitting the diamond. Some teams are gearing up for a potential championship run, while others are dealing with a common malady — …

High School Roundup: Marauders Earn Crucial Win

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Portsmouth, n.h. — Senior JJ Daniell netted the game-winner with 9 minutes, 30 seconds remaining and the Hanover High girls lacrosse team played outstanding defensively throughout a 7-6 road win over Portsmouth on Saturday. The result avenges last …

New Lacrosse Coach Gives Wasps Some Sting

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Woodstock — Twenty-nine goals, five ties, five lead changes, 50 minutes of regulation, six minutes of overtime — it added up to a sunny afternoon of suspense. Woodstock and Mount Anthony’s girls lacrosse nail-biter supplied just about everything, …

Local Roundup: Late Home Run Lifts Hurricanes

Saturday, May 2, 2015

White River Junction — Brooke Hurd slugged a two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning to lift the Hartford softball team to a 2-1 win over defending Vermont Division II state champion Otter Valley on …

High School Baseball: Lakers Look to Assemble Another Champion

Friday, May 1, 2015

The 2014 Upper Valley high school baseball season finished as it has three of the past four years, with Sunapee High hoisting an NHIAA Division IV state championship plaque. Where 2015 will end is anyone’s guess. Since last …

Local Roundup: Whitcomb Senior Hits for Cycle

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Orford — Prior to this season, Tulie McCrory had never been one of the Whitcomb High softball team’s top players. Now a senior, McCrory is finally making the rounds — especially on the base paths. McCrory went 4-for-4 …

Canes Let It Rip(ken): Hartford High Reaping Benefits of Stellar Youth Program

Thursday, April 30, 2015

White River Junction — Now that he’s done coaching youth baseball, Chris Hamilton can sit behind the backstop at a Hartford High School game and do what he does best — coach … under his breath. Of the …

Personal Glory: Phys Ed Classes Go Beyond Team Sports

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Lebanon — Across the Upper Valley, traditional team sports models within public high school physical education curriculums are being replaced by fitness and personal-growth initiatives. At Lebanon High, longtime PE teacher Tim Kehoe teaches personal fitness courses that …

Local Roundup: Plymouth Surges Past Lebanon

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Lebanon — The Lebanon High baseball team surrendered six unearned runs during the fourth inning Wednesday, tumbling to a 7-3 loss against Plymouth. Raiders coach Doug Ashey didn’t attempt to spin the result. “We didn’t hit the ball …

Local Roundup: Big Green Tennis Earns NCAA Berth

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Hanover — There’s a first time for everything, and the Dartmouth College women’s tennis team will enjoy its big first the weekend after next. The Big Green received the program’s first invitation to the NCAA Division I tournament …