High School Sports

Sharon's Grace Dorman. (Valley News - Tris Wykes)

Local Roundup: Sharon Girls End 10-Game Losing Streak

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Sharon — Victory at last. The Sharon Academy girls basketball team snapped a 10-game losing streak on Tuesday night when the Phoenix rode a strong third-quarter effort to a 47-43 victory over visiting Websterville Baptist. Sharon (4-12) broke a 22-22 deadlock at halftime by outscoring Websterville 15-7 in the third quarter. The Phoenix did just enough in the fourth to hold off a rally by the visitors for their first win since a 53-32 win at Trinity Baptist on Dec. 18. Mallory Lloyd (15 points) and Grace Dorman (14 points) led the Sharon offense. Jocelyn Johnson added nine points. “We felt good. We didn’t play …

A Raider Rout: Lebanon Boys Make Quick Work of Mascoma

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

West Canaan — Fun as they are to contemplate, and often to witness, Lebanon-Mascoma high school boys basketball games have rarely mattered over the years. They have usually occurred during a long-since-shuttered Lebanon holiday tournament, yet at the time they frequently required the aid of a Crisco-saturated shoehorn to find a place to …

Local Roundup: Woodsville’s Bemis Scores 1,000th Point

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Wells River, Vt. — Waste not, want not. Efficiency was the name of the game for the Woodsville High boys basketball team in a 70-41 victory over visiting Blue Mountain on Monday night as the Engineers steamrolled to a big early lead and senior Jaret Bemis crossed the career 1,000-point barrier. Bemis, averaging …

Local Roundup: Woodstock Wins Battle of State Champs

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Woodstock — In a matchup of defending Vermont state champions, the Woodstock Union High boys basketball team came out of the gates firing on all cylinders to beat visiting Proctor 68-53 on Tuesday night. Dylan McDonough (28 points) …

Youth Leads Hanover Basketball

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Hanover — The strains of a young roster are becoming gains for the Hanover High girls basketball team. Fueled by four freshmen who combined for 35 points, the Marauders were a force both defensively and in transition during Tuesday night’s 50-41 win over Milford. Six-foot, 2-inch freshman center …

Claremont Gets OK to Send Hockey Players to Lebanon

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Claremont — The School Board on Tuesday night approved a request for Claremont to join an ice hockey cooperative for boys and girls with Lebanon beginning next year. The two-year agreement, which still needs approval from the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association, would not cost Claremont anything for …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Hockey Wins in N.Y.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Chazy, n.y. — Having not played a game in nearly two weeks, the Hanover High girls hockey team went a long way for a little inspiration — and success. A day after holding a practice in the Lake Placid Olympic Center, the Marauders got back in action and …

Recalling ‘The Eagle’: Windsor Legend Royce Dies at Age 91

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Windsor — Leon Royce is remembered by many for the nurturing relationship between the man and his baseball field. “It was a labor of love,” said Jim Taft, Windsor High’s athletic director. “He loved that place.” Royce died …

Windsor Takes Long Route to Victory

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Windsor — It was over early. With Windsor High owning the honor of top team in Vermont Division III matching up with the second-best team in Division II in Mount St. Joseph, folks heading to the Windsor gym …

Local Roundup: Hanover Dives to Wins in 1st Home Meet

Monday, January 18, 2016

Hanover — The three members of Hanover High School’s nascent diving team recorded two wins and a runner-up finish on Sunday at the Dartmouth College pool in the program’s first home meet. Freshman Kai Renshaw defeated two rivals …

Wisconsin H.S. Chanting Ban Drawing Raspberries

Monday, January 18, 2016

Phil Nevin was the star quarterback for the El Dorado Hawks. He arrived at school one morning, and some kids from rival Esperanza High had visited campus. Rubber chickens were hanging all over the senior quad of the Placentia, Calif., school. The walls were spray-painted with various insults, …

High School Ski Preview: Bring On the Snow

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Upper Valley high school ski teams are at many different stages competitively — some are coming off consecutive state championships, others had no team last year for lack of participation — but they all wish there were more snow on the ground. From Woodstock to Woodsville, the area’s …

Winning in Winter: Woodstock Skiers Know How to Pack the Trophy Case

Sunday, January 17, 2016

For years, the Woodstock cross-country skiing teams have dominated the competition in Vermont. Last season, the Wasps’ alpine teams got right it on the fun. Woodstock’s boys and girls in both disciplines won state championships, the downhill devotees …