Hi 50° | Lo 44°

High School Sports

Boys Soccer Playoffs: Thetford Wins First-Round Game

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Thetford — Thetford Academy goalie Brandon Gray yelled across the field early in their playoff matchup against Winooski High. “I think we can settle,” he said. Senior captain and leading scorer Matthew Perry yelled back, “I think we can put more in the net.” And they did, finishing with a 6-2 win in the first round of the Vermont Division III playoffs. With home-field advantage, the seventh-seeded Panthers (9-6) overwhelmed …

Boys Soccer Playoffs: Green Mountain Pulls Away From S. Royalton

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Chester, Vt. — Alex Montano, the South Royalton School’s first-year boys soccer coach, thought he had his Royals all primed for the Vermont Division III tournament. “We finished the season pretty well and were arcing for the playoffs,” Montano said. But funny things happened to the best-laid plans. Green Mountain Union didn’t care what South Royalton’s plans were as the Chieftains laid a …

Boys Soccer Playoffs: Hazen Burns Rivendell in Opening Round

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Orford — Because of injuries, many players on the Rivendell Academy boys soccer team were forced to play more extensively or in unfamiliar positions this season. The end result is also unfamiliar for the Raptors — a loss in the first round of the Vermont Division III playoffs. Speedy Hazen sophomore Jacob Gilcris …

Local Roundup: Hartford Field Hockey Spreads the Wealth

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

White River Junction — Four different goal scorers helped the Hartford High field hockey team earn a 4-1 win over visiting Windsor on Tuesday afternoon. The Hurricanes (6-3) scored a pair in each half in controlling play for …

Burr & Burton Growls Over Hartford Soccer

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

White River Junction — After its latest loss to Burr & Burton Academy on Tuesday, the Hartford High girls soccer team may be tempted to begin conceding the first goal of the game to the Bulldogs. The Hurricanes …

Windsor Soccer Outlasts MSJ in OT

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Windsor — There’s only one stat that means anything. On Tuesday, Mount St. Joseph’s girls soccer team had a decisive 16-9 advantage in shots on goal. But the only statistic that mattered was goals scored, and Windsor had the edge in that category after Maryam Orogi’s goal with …

Mascoma Run to Benefit Ed Kehoe Family

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

By Greg Fennell Valley News Sports Canaan — A lot of people remember Ed Kehoe for his success as a girls basketball coach at three different Upper Valley high schools. But beyond that, he taught, coached cross country, ran AAU basketball teams in the summer, and enjoyed going …

Gray Matter: Thetford Soccer Shuts Out Rivendell

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Thetford — Experienced in many sports, Brandon Gray has learned that an aggressive approach can lead to success no matter what the game. It’s helped him lead the Thetford Academy boys basketball team in scoring each of the …

High School Roundup: Hartford Girls Light Up the Scoreboard

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Wilder — The Hartford High girls soccer team finally began to see some of their offensive effort translate into production on Saturday. Heather Illingworth had a goal and an assist and freshman Emily Royce had two assists as …

Local Roundup: Mascoma Football Dashes to First Win

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Claremont — Mascoma senior running back Andrew Cashe ran for three touchdowns, including a zigzagging, 32-yard run to pay dirt in the final minute as the Royals won at Stevens on Friday night, 18-15. Cashe finished with 24 …

Mill River Grinds Down Woodstock Football

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Woodstock — Football teams that force four turnovers win games. Football teams that can’t move the pigskin much more than the length of a field over four quarters don’t. Count Woodstock’s 25-13 loss to Mill River at James McLaughlin Field on Friday night plenty of the former, but …

Oxbow Football Earns First Win

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — Finally, something to put in the win column. Oxbow Union High scored four second-half touchdowns to break away from a 6-6 halftime tie Friday night in a 30-12 win over Springfield. It was a game that was a bit hard to figure as both programs …

Local Roundup: Stevens Soccer Rallies Past Sunapee in Thriller

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Sunapee — The Stevens High girls soccer team was hoping to get the second half of its regular season off to a strong start Thursday night against rival Sunapee on the road. The Cardinals accomplished that in about …