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Archie Gilchrist, of Stockton, Calif., attended Hanover High School through the ABC program in 1971. A three sport athlete playing football basketball and track, Gilchrist was selected to play on the Shrine Team, but returned home to Jersey City, N.J. to work with youth through the city housing authority's summer programs. Gilchrist is attending the Shrine Bowl this year e this year to "right a wrong to an honor that was given to me," he said. He will donate $500 to the Shrine Hospital in the name of his Hanover Football coach Forrest Branch. Friday, July 31, 2015. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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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 — from Chicago, New York and elsewhere — who lived at the house in the early 1970s while attending Upper Valley schools …

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 Kyle Gaudet caught five passes for 190 yards and three touchdowns, Golden Eagles teammate Max …

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 came colorfully titled with some sort of fruit or nut. (Banana! Watermelon! Peanut!) It’s the …

Woodstock’s Bassette Adds Decathlon Title

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Burlington — Apparently not content to win an individual event and be part of a team state championship earlier this month, Woodstock’s Kathryn Bassette added the title of Vermont’s top female track and field athlete by winning the state decathlon title at the University of Vermont on Tuesday. …

Woodstock Athlete Leads at Vt. Decathlon Meet

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Burlington — Woodstock Union High’s Kathryn Bassette is in front after the first day of the Vermont high school decathlon championships at the University of Vermont on Monday. Bassette’s 2,086 points gave her the lead over Harwood’s Emma Russo (2,045). Bassette, who won the pole vault at the …

On Target: Wasps Sting Their Way to First Title in 18 Years

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Castleton, Vt. — “Bring The Sting” read the banner hanging in front of the Woodstock High cheering section at Castleton State’s Spartan Stadium for Monday’s Vermont Division II girls lacrosse final. Consider it brought after the Wasps’ 8-7 …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Runners Wins New England Title

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Saco, Maine — Lebanon High’s Corinne Kennedy capped her stellar sophomore season with a repeat first-place finish in the 300 meter hurdles at the New England Interscholastic Track Outdoor Championships on Saturday at Saco’s Thornton Academy. Kennedy, who won three titles at the New Hampshire Division II meet …

PCA Derails Sunapee’s Hopes of Another Baseball Title

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Manchester — Surrounded by tired bodies and downcast expressions Saturday, Sunapee High baseball coach Tom Frederick succinctly summarized his team’s emotions after a 10-1 loss to Portsmouth Christian in the NHIAA Division IV title game. “This is new …

Winning Recipe: Sunapee Finds Right Formula for First Title

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Holderness, n.h. — Crunch time came in the fourth inning, and catcher Lexie Hamilton was right in the middle of it. Sunapee High had a 6-0 lead and a dream to win the school’s first NHIAA softball championship, …

Big Bucks: Bold Moves Send Blue Mountain Past Royals

Friday, June 12, 2015

Poultney, Vt. — Small ball and a big decision paid off swimmingly for the Blue Mountain Union High softball team in Friday’s VPA Division IV final against South Royalton. The Bucks blew open a close game with six …

Goalie Backstops Windham Past Hanover for D-II Lacrosse Title

Friday, June 12, 2015

Exeter, n.h. — Can we be honest for a minute here? In a world of whale autopsy technicians, porta-potty cleaners and sewer inspectors, the job of lacrosse goaltender has to rank right up there. Think about it. You …

Woodstock Slips Past Chelsea in Semis

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Woodstock — There’s nothing complicated about the way the Woodstock Union High girls lacrosse team has gotten it done this season. “Our mantra has been to play our game,” Wasps coach Amanda Soule said after her second-seeded team edged No. 6 Chelsea, 14-13, on Wednesday to reach the …

Challenging Season Ends for Yellowjackets

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Richford, Vt. — A long week and season came to a close for the Windsor High softball team on Wednesday, as Richford junior Alex Benoit tied up the Yellowjackets’ bats in a 7-0 Vermont Division III semifinal shutout …