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Pick a sport and Pete DePalo’s has probably officiated it over the past 40-plus years
04-22-2024 5:01 PM


Pete DePalo spent his first 15 years living on Coney Island in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, home of America’s first large-scale amusement park. His family moved to the Upper Valley and his life since has been filled with games.Soccer games....

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Bedford gets better of Hanover in D-1 boys soccer championship match 
11-05-2023 7:32 AM


NASHUA, N.H. — Coughs, sniffles and weeping emanated from the Hanover High bench area Friday as darkness fully fell on Stellos Stadium.It was difficult to determine which players were sick and which were overcome by the Bears’ 4-0 loss to Bedford in...

Lebanon boys finish as runners-up in D-II boys soccer
11-05-2023 7:31 AM


NASHUA, N.H. — The Lebanon High boys soccer team was NHIAA Division II’s best in goals scored and goals allowed this season. Friday, however, the Raiders couldn’t earn enough positive markers in either category, falling, 2-1, to Bow in the division...

Lebanon boys soccer advances to final 
11-01-2023 9:55 PM


NASHUA, N.H. — For the second tine in three years, the NHIAA Division I and Division II boys soccer finals doubleheader will be an Upper Valley celebration.Lebanon High earned its way to the party Tuesday with a 1-0 defeat of Oyster River at Stellos...

Hanover boys soccer outworks rivals in semifinal
11-01-2023 10:00 AM


NASHUA, N.H. — Many of those on the Hanover High boys soccer sidelines Monday at Stellos Stadium wore puffer jackets emblazoned with their uniform number and the Bears logo. The outerwear and the team’s 2-0 defeat of Manchester Central in an NHIAA...

Hanover 5, Winnacunnet 1: Bears’ talent, depth win out in soccer playoffs
10-29-2023 1:45 AM


HANOVER — Rob Grabill, Hanover High’s longtime boys soccer coach, greeted a visitor to practice last week with playful swagger.“You’re watching the two best teams in the state,” said the 18th-year bench boss, who then paused for effect. “Our first...

Hartford Hurricanes collide with a big obstacle as Milton defender leads tourney upset
10-26-2023 8:19 PM


WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — It’s not often a central defender is the star of a soccer game, but Milton High’s Tyler Larocque was just that on Wednesday when his 12th-ranked Yellow Jackets upset fifth-seeded Hartford, 2-1, in the VPA Division II teams’...

Season ends in playoff exit for Stevens boys soccer
10-25-2023 9:08 AM


HOPKINTON, N.H. — A skate park sits in front of Hopkinton High, its ramps and curves and rails drawing small-wheeled enthusiasts from throughout the Merrimack County town.Behind the park Tuesday, the Stevens High boys soccer team continued its...

2023 Upper Valley high school fall sports guide: girls soccer
09-11-2023 1:16 PM

HANOVER Coach: Doug Kennedy (16) League: NHIAA Division I Last Year: 8-9 Returnees: Seniors — Sophie Wise (M), Emma Campfield (M), Maeve Lee (F), Bella Hunt (F), Syd McLaughlin (F), Mia Bagnato (F), Elena Mierke (D), Kiran Park (D); Juniors — Nora...

2023 Upper Valley high school fall sports guide: boys soccer
09-11-2023 1:14 PM

HANOVER Coach: Rob Grabill (18) Last year: 15-5 League: NHIAA Division I Returnees: Seniors — Ryder Hayes (M), Zach Tracy (M), Carter Guerin (M), Will Guerin (M), Sean Smith (M), Wyatt Seelig (G), Sam Calderwood (D/F), Ben Woods (M), Joseph Rudd (D),...

Lebanon girls soccer showing improvement
09-06-2023 8:12 PM


LEBANON — Lebanon High girls soccer coach Breck Taber has the team he’s wanted for years, a shifty, ball-moving ensemble that plays hard defense and is greater than the sum of its parts.That team only showed up in bursts Tuesday, but it was enough to...

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...

Dartmouth’s Schram in right place at right time
01-20-2023 8:37 PM


HANOVER — Taylor Schram did a lot of moving about the United States over the last decade, all in pursuit of becoming a Division I college soccer head coach.Last month, Dartmouth gave Schram that coveted opportunity.The Big Green parted ways with...

East by Northwest: Bristol trades coaching boys soccer in Seattle for Thetford
10-07-2022 9:44 PM


THETFORD — Bob Bristol expected to be in Europe right now.After 35 years as a soccer coach, history teacher, dean and athletic director in Washington state, Bristol and his wife, a Dartmouth College alumna, moved to the Upper Valley in May expecting...

2022 HS boys soccer preview: Programs relying on experience
09-01-2022 12:11 PM

HANOVER Coach: Rob Grabill (17) Last year: 15-2-1 League: NHIAA Division 1 Returnees: Seniors — Ty Nolon (G), Becket McCurdy (D/M), Jack Gardner (F), Jack McGrath (M), Owen Smith (D), Juniors — Carter Guerin (M), Will Guerin (M), Ryder Hayes (M),...

2022 HS girls soccer preview: Schools looking to return to the playoffs
09-01-2022 11:58 AM

HANOVER Coach: Doug Kennedy (15) Last year: 5-10-2 League: NHIAA Division I Returnees: Seniors — Casey Havrda (F), Mia Madden (M), Riley McGuire (F), Emilia Torresani (F). Juniors — Maeve Lee (M), Sydney McLaughlin (F), Emma Campfield (M), Kiran Park...

Generation of Lyme soccer players credits nonprofit founder with teaching the game
11-27-2021 9:52 PM


The Hanover High boys’ soccer team may not have won the NHIAA Division I state championship, falling in a heartbreaker in 11 rounds of penalty kicks to Nashua South on Nov. 5. But for several Hanover players, the journey’s end under the bright lights...

Local roundup: Rivendell senior gets his chance at goaltender
10-18-2019 10:07 PM

Staff Reports ORFORD — Rivendell Academy senior Zach Gould has played most every position on a soccer field, save for one. He got to try it for about 10 minutes of his senior game on Friday.Rivendell boys soccer coach Kevin Brooker made an offer to...

Local Roundup: Lebanon Football Catches Cougars by the Tail
10-27-2018 11:39 PM

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Litchfield, n.h. — A trio of forced turnovers in the second half helped spark the Lebanon High football team to a 17-16 comeback victory over defending NHIAA Division III champion Campbell on Saturday afternoon to close regular-season play.The win...

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