High School Sports

Third baseman Mike Platt, left, flips the ball to pitcher Steve Cerrone before the start of an inning during the Lebanon American Legion Post 22 senior team’s game with visiting Keene Post 4 on Sunday, July 5, 2015. Post 22 won, 15-6, at Lebanon High.
Valley News — Tris Wykes

Later Beats Never: Lebanon Post 22 Offense Overcomes Defense

Monday, July 6, 2015

Lebanon — The first half of Sunday’s 15-6 rout by Lebanon American Legion Post 22’s senior baseball team over visiting Keene Post 4 was all too familiar to pitcher Steve Cerrone. The hosts’ starter, a former Hartford High competitor, endured less-than-ideal defense and run support while playing his first season at Phillips Exeter Academy in southern New Hampshire this spring. Thus, it was deja vu all over again when Lebanon trailed, 2-0, during the third inning and was tied, 2-2, after four frames. Cerrone, a bespectacled senior-to-be, was pitching solidly, but the runners who scored Keene’s first two runs both reached on infield errors. Post …

Lebanon Legion to Host Celebration of Vets

Monday, July 6, 2015

Lebanon — Lebanon Post 22’s American Legion baseball teams will hold a Salute to Veterans Day as part of a tripleheader scheduled for Sunday at Lebanon High School. Post 22’s senior team will open the day with an 11 a.m. contest with Laconia Post 1. A ceremony honoring area veterans will take place afterward, before Post 22’s junior program engages Alton Post 22 …

Lebanon Legion Keeps Rolling With Win at Goffstown

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Goffstown — Andrew Houde provided seven solid innings of pitching, Chase Hussey got the job done in two innings of relief and the hitters made sure that an early lead was never lost as the Lebanon senior American Legion Post 22 baseball team defeated Goffstown, 6-4, on Thursday night. “It was definitely a battle tonight with the control a little bit,” said Houde, …

Local Roundup: Late Woodsville Rally Stuns Pittsfield

Friday, June 5, 2015

Woodsville — Down, but certainly not out. Trailing by four heading into the bottom of the seventh inning in the first round of the New Hampshire Division IV playoffs on Thursday afternoon, the Woodsville baseball team exploded for five runs to walk off with a 7-6 victory over …

Lebanon Clipped in D-II Tennis Final

Friday, June 5, 2015

Bedford, n.h. — The Portsmouth High boys tennis team had soared through the regular season and through the Division II state tournament without facing a serious challenge, but the top-seeded Clippers finally found one in the finals against …

Lebanon Storms to D-II Girls Lacrosse Semis

Friday, June 5, 2015

Lebanon — The Lebanon High girls lacrosse team spotted visiting Gilford a pair of early leads Thursday before blowing the Golden Eagles away with five consecutive goals and prevailing, 12-3. The NHIAA Division III quarterfinal victory earned the …

Peoples Ends Rivendell’s Vermont Golf Title Reign

Friday, June 5, 2015

Killington, Vt. — Reigns end with Game of Thrones gore. They end with a silent coup d’etat. They end through neglect, decay, the failure to embrace change. And they end as Rivendell Academy saw its reign atop Vermont …

Stevens Doesn’t Look Far for Next Athletic Director

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Claremont — Doug Beaupre, who has been the athletic director at Newport High School for the past 12 years, has taken a similar position 10 miles west. Beaupre, 49, was confirmed as the new AD at Stevens High …

Local Roundup: Sunapee Softball All Business in Tourney Opener

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Sunapee — Opening games for top-ranked teams in state tournaments should be about taking care of business. That would make the Sunapee High girls softball squad a bunch of serious businesswomen. The top-ranked Lakers wasted no time dispatching No. 16 Hinsdale in Wednesday’s NHIAA Division IV opener. Rachel …

Hanover Tennis Sails to a Repeat

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Bedford, n.h. — The smile and the skull-and-bones tattoo on Rine Uhm’s face said it all. The smile reflected the joy of winning another state championship, the second New Hampshire Division II title in a row for the …

Vikings Ace Leaves Olympians Dizzy

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Suffering from the flu, ace Lyndon Institute pitcher Travvis Ferguson was forced to sit out Monday’s practice. The symptoms continued during the Vikings’ VPA Division II baseball postseason opener against Oxbow on Tuesday, yet it …

Parting Gift: Woodstock Senior Makes Final Home Game Memorable

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Woodstock — Haven Lantz is pondering the possibility of traveling to New Zealand in the fall as part of a gap year before attending college. After the Woodstock Union High senior’s lacrosse performance Tuesday, the Colchester Lakers were …

Local Roundup: Royals Capture Playoff Opener

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

South Royalton — Senior leadership paved the way for the South Royalton School baseball team in a 6-1 win over visiting Richford in the first round of the Vermont Division III playoffs on Tuesday afternoon. Senior third baseman …