High School Sports

Hanover freshman Matti Hartman drives the puck forward during the game against Oyster River at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, N.H. on Saturday, March 9, 2013.
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High School Hockey Preview: Marauders Hope to Add to Trophy Case

Thursday, December 18, 2014

It’s pretty good being a Hanover High hockey player these days. A program that has produced eight NHIAA boys state championships and another six for the girls received the ultimate compliment in October with formal recognition of the program’s heritage by the New Hampshire Legends of Hockey. The organization’s 13th hall of fame induction ceremony featured details the Marauders’ rich history, right down to the addition of 1994 graduate and former Princeton All-American defenseman Steve Shirreffs into the hall. Now it’s time to get back to work. The Hanover girls will again lead the conversation in NHIAA play, getting back most of their scoring from …

Local Roundup: Woodsville Coach Tops Old Team

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Woodsville — First-year Woodsville High girls basketball coach Russ Wilcox once again bettered a former team. The Engineers rallied to knock off visiting Rivendell, 43-35, in Wilcox’s first game against the Raptors since joining Woodsville this offseason. Wilcox coached the Raptors from 2005-13, going 130-38 in eight seasons with 10 playoff wins and …

Hanover Boys Hockey Turns the Page

Thursday, December 18, 2014

West Lebanon — They heard their names. They saw their history. Now it’s time to write a story of their own. The Hanover High boys hockey team, along with the Marauders’ female counterparts, received a significant honor in late October when the two programs were recognized for their collective achievements by the New …

Marauders Back on Top

Sunday, November 16, 2014

The first decade of the new millennium belonged to the Hanover girls soccer team: five titles in the first eight years. However, since 2008, the title waterfall was shut down — boasting only a runner-up visit to the …

Newport Football Reaches Title Game

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Newport — The Newport High football team does so many things right on both sides of the ball, it somehow seems a bit wrong to cite one player. But it would be hard to ignore what Noah Wade has meant to this team, as the senior scored four …

Vt. Football Players Enjoy Their Day With the Stars

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Castleton, Vt. — By their own superb standards, the Hartford High and Woodstock Union High football teams played through sub-par seasons this fall. For the Hurricanes and Wasps chosen for Saturday’s North-South All-Star game at Castelton State College, participating helped alleviate some of the sting. Hartford suited up …

Hanover’s Krass Goes From Slopes to the Pitch

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Hanover High’s Julia Krass didn’t listen to her ski coaches when they told her to give up soccer and concentrate on her Olympic career full-time. Now, the 17-year-old high school senior is celebrating a state title. Krass, who …

It’s Hanover All Over: Marauders Return To N.H. D-II Girls Soccer Summit

Monday, November 10, 2014

Exeter, n.h. — As the Hanover and John Stark girls soccer teams warmed up on the Bill Ball Stadium turf prior to their Sunday afternoon NHIAA Division II title game, the sounds of an eclectic pregame playlist cascaded …

Brummett, Cougars Cut a Swath Through Engineers

Monday, November 10, 2014

Laconia, n.h. — During the moments before Sunday’s NHIAA Division IV girls soccer title game at Laconia High School, Woodsville High coach Ann Loud told her troops to “not play scared” against opposing Derryfield. Once the contest kicked …

Dynasty in the Making

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Can you say ‘Dynasty?’ If you are a member of the Lebanon High field hockey team you certainly can. With their triumph over No. 1 seed Windham in the N.H. Division II finals comfortably in the school trophy …

Newport Football Rumbles Past Mascoma

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Newport — As it has all season, the Newport High football team rode its tough defense to a 34-14 win over Mascoma in the New Hampshire Division III North Conference semifinals on Saturday. Going into the weekend, the …

Derryfield Ends Sunapee’s Reign

Friday, November 7, 2014

Laconia, n.h. — Derryfield defender Erika Wentz met Sunapee’s forward Taylor Usko at midfield. Usko was looking for a breakaway on a through ball, but Wentz stepped into the streaking forward. The two players collided and the ball …

Hanover Girls Storm Into D-II Final

Friday, November 7, 2014

Nashua, n.h. — As if answering a cue from some meteorological messenger, raindrops began to fall hard and heavy just as the Hanover High girls soccer team took to Stellos Stadium for their NHIAA Division II semifinal with Portsmouth on Thursday night. The Marauders made sure not to …