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High School Sports

Windsor Football Advances in D-III Tourney

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Windsor — Pick your poison. Running behind a line anchored by Peter Jaarsma and Nolan Schaeffer, the Windsor trio of Russell Simonds, Trevor Worrall and Hunter Patenaude combined for 447 rushing yards as Windsor blasted U-32 47-20 in a Vermont Division III quarterfinal game on Saturday at MacLeay-Royce Field. All of which means that Simonds will not be the happiest player at practice Monday. Simonds doesn’t mind taking his licks …

Sharon, Oxbow Runners Shine at Vt. Championships

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Thetford — Even before setting foot on the soccer pitch Saturday, the Sharon Academy’s Chris Gish was a winner. While the dual-sport junior’s soccer teammates were preparing to host Whictomb in a Vermont Division IV quarterfinal Saturday afternoon, the speedy Gish captured his first D-III cross country individual championship at Thetford Academy. It …

Dartmouth Huffs and Puffs Past Columbia

Sunday, October 26, 2014

New York — Columbia University football coach Pete Mangurian said before Saturday’s Ivy League game with Dartmouth that the visitors were the best of the Lions’ opponents to that point. The Big Green didn’t play like it, however, slouching away with a 27-7 victory over a foe that entered having lost 16 consecutive …

Stevens Girls Soccer Continues Soaring Start

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Claremont — To paraphrase the PGA’s slogan: “These girls are good.” With a dominating 3-1 win over Sunapee on Tuesday afternoon, the Stevens High girls soccer team is on a terrific roll, having not lost since Sept. 2. Even Sunapee coach Myles Cooney was impressed. “We got a …

Sharon Falls in Showdown

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Sharon — Blake Fabrikant, girls soccer coach at Sharon Academy, didn’t sugarcoat his reaction to the Phoenix’s 3-0 loss to visiting Williamstown on Monday. “That was brutal,” Fabrikant, who also serves as the school’s athletic director and boys …

KUA Fills Rosters With Area Standouts

Monday, October 6, 2014

By Jared Pendak Valley News Staff Writer Meriden — As a private boarding school, Kimball Union Academy attracts student-athletes from all over the nation, and around the world. That doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of room on Wildcat rosters for Upper Valley-based talent — especially when it comes …

Schools Face Questions About Transgender Athletes

Sunday, October 5, 2014

It had been a relatively quiet policy debate until the full-page ad appeared in the local newspaper. “A male wants to shower beside your 14-year-old daughter,” it said. “Are you OK with that?” The ad, placed by a socially conservative group in Minnesota, was meant to snap attention …

High School Roundup: Runners Flock to Woods Trail Run

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Thetford — More than 1,400 cross country runners descended upon the gray, rainy course at Thetford for the 24th annual Woods Trail Run on Saturday. Lebanon’s Josh Fontaine claimed seventh place out of 838 runners in the boys …

Windsor Routs Springfield Under the Lights

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Windsor — Russell Simonds scored two first-half touchdowns and had an interception as Windsor High’s football team rolled all over Springfield, 40-8, in the first night game played in Windsor. The game was played in a heavy rain …

Spartans Hand Raiders First Loss of Season

Friday, October 3, 2014

Milford, n.h. — The Lebanon High football team’s undefeated run came to an end Friday with a 35-14 loss at Milford. Ryan Milliken caught a 53-yard touchdown pass with four minutes remaining in the first half and ran …

In a Case of Role Reversal, SJA Dominates Hartford

Friday, October 3, 2014

White River Junction — Once a bottom-feeder in Vermont Division I, the St. Johnsbury Academy football team showed Hartford on Friday that things have certainly changed. Senior Hilltoppers QB Colton Hudson threw for 219 yards — breaking his …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Field Hockey Rolls

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Manchester — Lebanon High field hockey coach Deb Beach said her team had “tons of fun” playing on the artificial turf at the Derryfield School on Thursday. Considering how the Raiders performed against the Cougars, it’s little wonder they enjoyed themselves. Three different players scored and the Raiders …

Stevens Field Hockey Can’t Solve Newfound

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Claremont — Many years ago, field hockey games were timed for penetration minutes, which were later used to decide tie games — the idea being that the team with more penetration minutes was the more dominant team. That …