High School Sports

High Schools: Sharon Boys Sink Cabot

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Sharon — The Sharon Academy boys basketball team came out pressing and running, soared to a 27-7 first-quarter lead and glided to a 78-32 win over Cabot in the quarterfinals of Vermont’s Division IV tournament on Saturday night. Sharon, seeded third, plays Twinfield in the next round in Barre on Wednesday night. “We had a heck of a first quarter,” said Sharon coach Blake Fabrikant, whose team improved to 19-3 …

Great Balls Of Fire: Area Bowlers Shine at Vt. Meet

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — It was a pretty good day for Wyatt Connor in the Vermont high school individual bowling tournament Saturday. The Hartford junior fought his way from the field of 32 into the round of four, nabbing some sweet satisfaction along the way. He rolled seven strikes in the elite eight, beating …

Repeat Bid Ends: Rockets Fly High to Deny Top-Seeded Thetford

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Barre, Vt. — Vermont basketball followers, meet the rock ’em, shock ’em Rockets. Located on the Canadian border in remote Franklin County, not many outside the Richford High girls basketball team’s own Mountain Division were privy to their potential for dominance heading into the VPA Division III playoffs. They know all about them …

Lebanon Boys Get a Big Scare From an Ancient Rival

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Lebanon — Time was, a couple of bucks and a shoehorn would net a seat in a jam-packed Lebanon High School gym on the rare occasions when the Raiders and neighboring Mascoma met on the basketball floor. Back then — as in the late 1980s — the Royals …

A Woman’s Place Could Be in the Gym … If Only More Would Apply to Be H.S. Basketball Coaches

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Claremont — Some things are hard to understand. When Title IX was adopted in 1972, forcing schools to offer and fund female and male athletics equally, there was a bit of an upheaval when men were hired to …

Score One for the Shirts

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Austin Whaley, center, splits the defense of Lebanon High School boys basketball teammates, from left, Michael Thornton, Jeremiah Morton, Braeden Estes and Ryan Milliken, during a pickup game at the CCBA’s Witherell Center gym on Monday afternoon. The …

Local Roundup: Martin, Engineers Stifle Blue Mountain

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Woodsville — The Woodsville High girls basketball team wasn’t upset about the possibility of allowing Blue Mountain senior Jordan Farquharson her 1,000th career point on Monday night. The Engineers were just going to make sure that if she did reach the plateau, she’d do so one point at …

Local Roundup: Threesome Stomps Standards at Vermont Track Qualifier

Monday, February 9, 2015

Northfield, Vt. — It’s a fairly straightforward thing, qualifying for the New England Indoor Track and Field Championships. At least in Vermont, all it required was a top-six finish, regardless of division, in any of the events staged …

High School Roundup: Gray Matters With 46-Point Day for Thetford

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Thetford — Thetford Academy boys basketball sharpshooter Brandon Gray missed the Panthers’ first game against Oxbow, a 73-37 Olympians win in December. Gray more than made up for the absence Saturday, dropping 46 points in Thetford’s third victory …

High School Roundup: Hartford Walks the Line in OT

Friday, February 6, 2015

White River Junction — The Hartford High boys basketball team has been in search of more consistent offense. The Hurricanes got that at the free throw line Friday — consistent accuracy, at least — in a 49-45 overtime …

Raiders Earn Revenge on Goffstown

Friday, February 6, 2015

Lebanon — Lebanon High boys basketball coach Kieth Matte isn’t given to handing out game balls. So how about a best actor in a supporting role statuette instead? The same guys got the points, and the Raiders’ big …

Bears Rally, Bite Tigers at the Buzzer

Friday, February 6, 2015

Newport — It came down to making plays when they counted, and Winnisquam made the biggest — the ball dropping through the net as the final horn sounded. The Bears came from 10 down in the third quarter to surprise the Newport High boys basketball team, 59-57, Friday …

Local Roundup: Raptors Snap Hornets’ Win Streak

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Bethel — The Rivendell Academy girls basketball team must have been sick of seeing Central Vermont League rival Whitcomb-Rochester win all the time. With both teams’ standout post players under the weather with flu symptoms, the Raptors snapped …