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2024 Upper Valley high school softball guide
04-19-2024 4:15 PM

When it comes to Upper Valley high school softball, one program stirs the proverbial championship drink.In three years under coach Chuck Simmons, Oxbow High has reeled off 49 wins in 53 games and raced relatively unimpeded to state honors each time....

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2024 Upper Valley high school track and field guide
04-17-2024 4:54 PM


As surely as snapping the finish-line tape signifies a winner, the Upper Valley is filled with high school track and field potential this spring.A number of area schools won outdoor titles last year, and some followed that up with indoor successes...

2024 Upper Valley high school baseball guide
04-15-2024 4:21 PM

The arrival of the Upper Valley high school baseball season marks the return of one top-shelf rivalry (Thetford vs. White River Valley, last year’s VPA Division III title-game matchup) along with another roster (Hanover) good enough to hang some...

Getting a lift in South Royalton
04-12-2024 10:12 AM

White River Valley loses in semi-finals
03-08-2024 6:46 PM


BARRE, Vt. — Two teams of Wildcats clashed in girls basketball Thursday night at the Barre Auditorium. Sadly for Upper Valley fans, the wrong bunch of Felis Silvestris prevailed in the Vermont Division III quarterfinals.Top-seeded Hazen’s 70-49 defeat...

Windsor’s Bly wraps up his 12-year tenure with Yellowjackets
03-04-2024 5:39 PM


COLCHESTER, Vt. — After 12 years of coaching, two state championships and two individual state champions, Windsor bowling coach Steve Bly is stepping down.Bly, who will be succeeded by Cody Warner next year, was given the Joe James Award at Saturday’s...

It’s all smiles for WRV boys in hoop quarterfinal
02-25-2024 3:14 PM


SOUTH ROYALTON — Any spectator wanting to re-enter Saturday night’s VPA Division III boys basketball quarterfinal game between No. 3 White River Valley and No. 6 Richford got a smiley face inked on the back of one hand.The majority of those in a...

Local Roundup: Hanover boys cross country wins D-II title
10-30-2023 10:43 AM

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MANCHESTER, N.H. — The Hanover High boys cross country team won the NHIAA Division II championship Saturday with four runners finishing in the top 10.The Hanover girls placed second with three runners in the top 10, led by sophomore Lea Perreard, who...

Windsor 6, WRV 3: Yellowjackets take advantage of Wildcats’ still-learning goalkeepers
09-04-2023 9:09 PM


SOUTH ROYALTON — Soccer goalkeeping is deceptively difficult. The White River Valley High girls had that point reinforced for them Friday during a 6-3 loss to visiting Windsor, which feasted on the Wildcats’ inexperienced netminders.WRV lost only four...

Local soccer players adjust to new positions at Lions Twin State Cup
07-16-2023 8:58 AM


HANOVER — Shannon Hadlock was a center back for the White River Valley girls soccer team. It was as simple as that.The senior anchored the Wildcats’ strong defense last fall, a unit that allowed just nine goals in 16 games. But on the Vermont team for...

Six locals to play in Lions Cup soccer games
07-14-2023 9:33 AM


Six freshly graduated Upper Valley high school senior soccer players will take the field at Hanover High on Saturday for the Lions Twin State Cup games. The event is now in its 48th year and pits top seniors from New Hampshire and Vermont whose high...

Gordie Barnaby to coach WRV girls hoops after lengthy break
07-06-2023 4:02 PM


Gordie Barnaby watched the White River Valley girls basketball team play three or four times last winter and remembered thinking to himself that the Wildcats would be a fun group to coach.Barnaby coached for six years at The Sharon Academy and nine...

White River Valley graduation speech a page-turner
06-17-2023 9:58 PM


SOUTH ROYALTON — Saturday’s morning rain may not have seemed like the happiest time in which to hold an outdoor high school graduation ceremony, but the four-post tent erected on the South Royalton green to keep the 42 graduating seniors of White...

Oshoniyi leads Thetford past WRV for Panthers’ first baseball title since ‘86
06-11-2023 8:43 AM


BURLINGTON — Xander Oshoniyi may have fallen three outs shy of a no-hitter, but leading the Thetford Academy baseball team to its first state championship in 37 years as a freshman still makes for a pretty good Saturday.Oshoniyi baffled the White...

Single run enough to send WRV past Windsor in D-III baseball quarterfinal
06-06-2023 3:58 PM

By TRIS WYKES Valley News Staff Writer SOUTH ROYALTON — Monday’s Vermont Division III baseball quarterfinal between White River Valley and Windsor moved quickly, but memories of the clash will last a long time.The fifth-seeded Wildcats and 13th-seeded...

Oxbow 16, Windsor 1: Olympians’ bats provide drumbeat in quarterfinal win 
06-03-2023 8:50 PM


BRADFORD, Vt. — Give the Oxbow High softball team an inch, and the Olympians will take a mile.Considering the amount of hard contact Oxbow made in Saturday’s VPA Division III quarterfinal against Windsor, the Yellowjackets played a mostly clean game....

White River Valley baseball again in thick of state title conversation
05-17-2023 7:06 PM


SOUTH ROYALTON — The outfield fence at the White River Valley baseball field needed a slight makeover before this season.Markers honoring state championships won by both WRV and its predecessor, South Royalton High, hang on the wall near the right...

Local roundup: Hartford softball bounces back to split doubleheader with Springfield
05-07-2023 9:01 AM

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — After suffering a 6-3 loss to visiting Springfield in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader at Maxfield Sports Complex, the Hartford High softball team came roaring back for an 18-3 victory in the nightcap, scoring 11 runs...

Local roundup: Oshoniyi leads Thetford baseball over Lamoille
05-05-2023 9:45 AM

THETFORD — Xander Oshoniyi drove in four runs on two hits, and on the mound he struck out seven and allowed two hits and one earned run over four innings in the Thetford Academy baseball team’s 9-7 win over Lamoille.Owen Goodrich and Nolan Pepe had...

Local roundup: Hartford girls lacrosse remains perfect with rout of Colchester
05-03-2023 8:05 AM

COLCHESTER, Vt. — The dominant Hartford High girls lacrosse team etched another in the win column on Tuesday afternoon, beating host Colchester by a 17-2 final score.Audrey Rupp had four goals and three assists for the Hurricanes (8-0), who built an...

Local roundup: Oxbow softball remains unbeaten
05-01-2023 9:04 AM

ENOSBURG FALLS, VT — The Oxbow High softball team continued to roll as the top-ranked team in VPA Division III with a 7-0 win over previously unbeaten Enosburg Falls.Pitcher Anastase Bourgeois shut down the Hornets, allowing just two hits and striking...

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