High School Sports

Lebanon freshman Clare Brown, 14, top of circle, joins in a team cheer with her Lebanon teammates before a meet at the CCBA in Lebanon, N.H. Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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Local Roundup: Hanover Skiers Shine

Friday, January 30, 2015

Waterville Valley, n.h. — The Hanover High boys and girls alpine ski teams each triumphed Friday during three-way meets at Waterville Valley Resort. Only the giant slalom event was held because of poor conditions. Hanover’s Conner Austin won the boys competition, followed by teammates David Stocken in second, Allessandro Vastoni in fourth and Finn Higgins in fifth. Lebanon’s Will Patch …

Stevens Girls Crush Hillsboro

Friday, January 30, 2015

Claremont — Girls basketball at Hillsboro-Deering High School has been going through a transition period that has seen the school go from a state champion in 2007-08 to a team that took the floor at Carr Gym on Friday night that for the eighth time this season scored less than 15 points. “It difficult,” H-D coach Jeff Soule said. “I’m a retired guy …

Local Roundup: Raptors Take Royals to Boarding School

Thursday, January 29, 2015

South Royalton — A loss at Sharon Academy last week, influenced by a 44-33 rebounding discrepancy, awoke the Rivendell Academy boys basketball team to the importance of its play under the basket, particularly when it comes to turning offensive rebounds into points. As South Royalton coach Pete Howe put it on Thursday night: …

Woodstock Pulls Away From Windsor

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Windsor — Woodstock senior forward Chris Townley was kind of bummed out for most of the Wasps’ game at Windsor on Tuesday night. “I was struggling and it bothered me,” Townley said. But when the game was over, that glum feeling disappeared as Townley scored all seven of …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Boys Basketball Prevails on Final Shot

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Orford — Kolin Huntington nailed a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Rivendell Academy boys basketball team a stunning 55-53 victory over a determined visiting Woodsville team on Monday night. The game-winning shot was set up as …

Newport Outpaces Stevens

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Newport — Two freshmen led the scoring for the Newport High girls basketball team on Monday night as the Tigers had no trouble with Stevens, winning 50-20 in an NHIAA Division III game at Wheeler Gym. Ninth-graders Alexis …

Hello, My Name Is… : New H.S. Basketball Coaches Undeterred by Level of Job Turnover

Monday, January 5, 2015

You have to start somewhere. Chris Cook has found his starts in four different locations. Each time the 1996 Thetford Academy graduate and former Panther athlete takes on a new basketball coaching job, he works to build a …

Local Roundup: Soph’s Career High Puts Bishop Brady Girls Basketball Past Hanover

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Hanover — Hanover High girls basketball coach Dan O’Rourke has known Riley Bennett since she was a fifth-grader. On Saturday, O’Rourke and the Marauders got to know her more than they’d like. Bennett, a sophomore, scored a career-best …

Distance Learners: Outside Shooting Works for Windsor Boys Hoop

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Windsor — Every high school boys basketball team that comes into Windsor High School knows what to expect — the Yellowjackets are always going to run the floor on offense and drive you crazy on defense. Springfield saw just how that philosophy works as the Jacks downed the …

Local Roundup: Freshman Leads Raptors Past Royals

Saturday, January 3, 2015

South Royalton — Freshman Mikayla DeBois sparked the Rivendell girls basketball team with 19 points as the Raptors defeated host South Royalton 44-27 on Friday night. DeBois drained a trio of 3-pointers on her way to a career …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Edges Woodstock for Tourney Title

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

White River Junction — In a boys ice hockey battle that at times threatened to veer out of control, Lebanon High skated off with a 3-2 victory over Woodstock on Tuesday night in the title game of the …

Woodstock Boys Shake Off Cosmos

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — It took undefeated Woodstock a couple of periods to find its sea legs, but a dominating second half sent the Wasps to a 61-45 triumph over Springfield at Dressel Gym on Tuesday night. Woodstock (6-0) is in the midst of an impressive start, as no …

Thetford Girls Raise the Tempo

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Thetford — The Thetford Academy girls basketball team had already been giving the opposition plenty of problems this season. Now that Michaela Pomeroy is getting hot, the Panthers are getting even more dangerous. Pomeroy, a senior point guard, …