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High School Sports

Thetford’s Chris Parenteau, right, leaps over a hurdle with teammate Andy Sharp hot on his heels. (Valley News - Libby March)

New Coaches, Same Goals For Raiders, Marauders

Sunday, April 20, 2014

The Lebanon and Hanover outdoor track and field teams have for many years been steadfast contenders in New Hampshire Class I/Division II. This season, both the Raiders and Marauders will have to do it with new coaches. Lebanon’s Andrew Gamble and Hanover’s Tim Clark have both stepped down following successful 16-year tenures with their respective programs. They garnered 18 combined …

Windsor Baseball Handles Thetford

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Windsor — Every coach would like his baseball team play as Windsor did Saturday in its 10-2 win over Thetford Academy at MacLeay-Royce Field. What the Yellowjackets (1-2) did was simplify the game by throwing strikes, catching the ball on defense and putting the ball in play on offense. Like all successful baseball teams, it all begins with pitching, and the Yellowjackets’ Ethan …

High Schools: Newport Baseball Wins Opener

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Newport — It was the season opener for the Newport High baseball team against Kearsarge on Saturday, but the Tigers’ Andrew Houde already appeared in mid-sea son form. Houde, a junior, hit a solo home run in the third inning and out-dueled Cougars’ pitching counterpart Ber keley Stevens as the Tigers prevailed at …

Drive for Five: Marauders March Into Another Championship Final

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Concord — Concord High tried. Bishop Guertin, too. Oyster River had two cracks. Heck, even Lebanon High gave it a go a couple of years back, without success. Now it’s Berlin-Gorham’s turn to knock Hanover off the NHIAA …

Viens Wrestles to Fifth Place at New Englands

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Providence, r.i. — Two-time Vermont state champion and Hartford High senior Nolan Viens led five members of the Bellows Falls-Hartford wrestling team by placing fifth at the New England High School Championships over the weekend at the Providence Career and Technical Center. Competing at 145 pounds, Viens’ finish …

Cougar Down: Sunapee Stops No. 1 Derryfield

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Holderness, n.h. — The last time the Sunapee High boys basketball team participated in a state championship game, John F. Kennedy was president, The Beverly Hillbillies was America’s top-ranked television show, and Walk Like a Man, by The 4 Seasons, sat atop the Billboard 100 hot singles chart. …

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 …