High School Sports

Local Roundup: Montpelier Eliminates Woodstock

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Berlin, Vt. — Longtime Woodstock High girls tennis coach Tom Hopewell had two goals in mind for the Wasps’ Vermont Division II semifinal with No. 1 Montpelier on Monday. Knowing how strong the undefeated Solons were, Hopewell hoped to stretch as many matches to three sets as possible, with the end goal of sneaking some points off the hosts. The fourth-seeded Wasps still lost, 7-0, but Hopewell did get at …

A Big Win, a Tough Goodbye for Windsor

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Windsor — It was a double dose of emotions for Windsor’s three-sport star Haley Wood as the senior was playing in her last regular season interscholastic event and she was there along with many others to say goodbye to retiring athletic director Bob Hingston. “It was nice to see his smile each morning,” …

Up to the Challenge: Lebanon Sophomore Dominates With Three Titles

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Portsmouth, n.h. — If anything impeded the progress of standout Lebanon High track and field athlete Corinne Kennedy this season, it was a lack of sufficient competition during the Raiders’ regular season. The sophomore had plenty of challenges at Saturday’s NHIAA Division II state championship meet — and still dominated. Despite a headwind …

Windsor Pitcher Picks Her Spots

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Windsor — Windsor High pitcher Ashlee Bly is not likely to strike fear in a batter with blazing speed, but she knows how to pitch and where she wants the ball to go. This past week, Bly led …

High School Roundup: Raiders Split Long Twin Bill

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Lebanon — Ernie Banks would have been proud as the Lebanon High baseball team played two — more than two, actually — in splitting a doubleheader with visiting John Stark on Saturday afternoon. The Raiders’ busy day on …

Local Roundup: Newcomers Lead Hartford Tennis

Friday, May 8, 2015

White River Junction — With a rare loss by No. 1 singles ace Loriston Fennell, newcomers saved the day in the Hartford High boys tennis team’s 4-3 win over Fair Haven on Friday. Juniors Hunter Brooks and Ashazi …

Another Close One, And Cougars Prevail

Friday, May 8, 2015

Lebanon — Picking up where they left off, the Lebanon High and Kearsarge girls lacrosse teams contested the latest in a string of tight games Friday, the visiting Cougars prevailing, 9-8. The back-and-forth affair was tied at halftime …

Raiders Roar Back: Down 7-0, Lebanon Rallies for Big Win Over Hanover

Friday, May 8, 2015

Lebanon — It was like Floyd Mayweather-vs.-Manny Pacquiao, with much less hype — and much more back-and forth. In a classic between bitter rivals on a summer-like day at Lebanon High School, the host Raiders batted around in …

Local Roundup: Hornets Rally Past Royals

Friday, May 8, 2015

Bethel — The Whitcomb High softball team trailed until the sixth inning, when the Hornets tied it and then won it in the seventh, beating South Royalton, 5-4. In the sixth, Krista Townsend doubled with one out, and …

Cardinals Unseat Royals

Thursday, May 7, 2015

West Canaan — To make up for numerous early season washouts, the Stevens High and Mascoma baseball teams are squeezing in at least five or six games within a week or so. Play itself was tight for much …

Lebanon Finding Right Mix

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Lebanon — What a difference a year can make. Roughly 12 months ago, the Lebanon High boys lacrosse team hacked and whacked its way to early-season infamy, piling up penalties, having a player suspended after a mid-game scuffle …

SoRo Outlasts Hornets

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

South Royalton ­— South Royalton won a slugfest over Whitcomb, 14-11, on Tuesday as Sam Berk went 4-for-5 with one RBI and four runs scored, Darrin Kennedy was 2-for-4 with three RBIs, and Nicholas Howe had an RBI double for South Royalton. Justin Brock came on in relief …

Thetford Hits a Perfect 10

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Bradford, Vt. ­— After a sluggish start to the season, the Thetford Academy baseball team has turned to slugging for the remedy. The Panthers cranked a season-high 16 hits in a 10-6 win at Oxbow on Tuesday, their …