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A Life: Chuck Hunnewell ‘was an intense competitor but a real gentleman’
04-06-2024 5:17 PM

By TRIS WYKES

LEBANON — A quick trip to the store wasn’t often possible with Chuck Hunnewell.Ubiquitous on the Upper Valley sports scene for more than 30 years, the longtime teacher and coach would be waylaid in Rich’s Department Store or Johnson’s Home Center on...


Third-period onslaught ends Big Green’s playoff run
03-24-2024 11:35 AM

By TRIS WYKES

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — “Sweet Caroline” played Friday between the second and third periods of the Dartmouth College men’s hockey team’s ECAC tournament semifinal against Cornell. Many in the seats waved illuminated phones to the iconic Neil Diamond song...


Goaltender stands tall for Big Green
03-21-2024 6:27 PM

By TRIS WYKES

HANOVER — Clint Mylymok, general manager of the Maryland Black Bears, quietly assessed the dozens of teenagers milling about before his junior hockey team’s tryout camp during the spring of 2019. Most were specifically invited or already signed,...


Big Green hockey in conference semifinal
03-17-2024 3:55 PM

By TRIS WYKES

HANOVER — It was a little like the old days in Thompson Arena on Saturday.The fourth-seeded Dartmouth College men’s hockey team defeated sixth-seeded Union, 4-2, sweeping the Garnet Chargers in an ECAC best-of-three quarterfinal series. It was the Big...


Dartmouth’s third-line center makes a difference on the ice and in the locker room
03-15-2024 8:01 PM

By TRIS WYKES

HANOVER — He’s not the ECAC hockey conference’s leading goal-scorer. That’s Luke Haymes.Nor is he the 6-foot-8 goaltender who’s stopped more than 90% of the shots he’s faced. That’s Cooper Black.Dartmouth College’s Steven Townley is merely a humble...


Hanover boys basketball turnaround ends with runner-up finish
03-11-2024 7:31 PM

By TRIS WYKES

DURHAM, N.H. — One of the greatest turnarounds in Upper Valley sports history came up short of a fairy-tale ending Sunday when the Hanover High boys basketball team fell to Pelham, 51-41, in the NHIAA Division II final at UNH’s Lundholm Gymnasium.The...


Bears author storybook ending in NHIAA D-I title game
03-10-2024 8:31 PM

By TRIS WYKES

MANCHESTER — The story is told by Hanover High girls hockey coach John Dodds only if his team reaches the NHIAA final and at the conclusion of its last practice before the big game.The tale describes how Dodds’ 1973 Hanover boys hockey team used an...


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

By TRIS WYKES

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 46, Richford 33: No. 2 to face No. 1 Hazen in Saturday’s final
03-08-2024 5:41 PM

By TRIS WYKES

BARRE, Vt. — Saturday’s Vermont Division III girls basketball title game at the Barre Auditorium will be a clash of past and recent champions when Windsor High and Hazen meet at 7:30 p.m.The second-seeded Yellowjackets, who coolly dispatched...


Hartford boys complete hockey sweep for Hurricanes
03-06-2024 4:44 PM

By TRIS WYKES

BURLINGTON — Hartford High boys hockey coach Todd Bebeau was conducting a postgame interview outside the Hurricanes’ Gutterson Field House locker room Tuesday night when the conversation was interrupted by the exit of a screaming Ezra Mock.The senior,...


Hartford girls hockey wins program’s first state championship
03-06-2024 4:35 PM

By TRIS WYKES

BURLINGTON — Storylines abounded Tuesday following the Hartford High girls hockey team’s 5-3 defeat of Missisquoi in the VPA Division II title game at Gutterson Field House. It was the 30-year old program’s first state crown.Head coach Kylie Young, a...


Thetford 57, Hazen 53: Third championship in six years produces a sweet celebration
03-03-2024 6:30 PM

By TRIS WYKES

BARRE, Vt. — And on the 108th day of the Thetford Academy basketball season, a VPA Division III boys hoop championship was created. How would coach Jason Gray celebrate? “We’re going to go back to the academy to have some cupcakes and Gatorade,” the...


Montpelier 58, Hartford 49: Wait continues for Hurricane boys basketball
03-03-2024 10:08 AM

By TRIS WYKES

BARRE, Vt. — It will take at least another year to supplant Hartford High’s Whirlwind Five.That’s the nickname given to the last Hurricanes’ boys basketball team to win a state title — in 1929. Sadly for backers of the red, white and blue, that...


NH girls hockey: Lee’s hat trick powers Hanover past Lebanon in state quarterfinal
03-02-2024 11:33 AM

By TRIS WYKES

WEST LEBANON — Lebanon-Stevens-Kearsarge has its strongest girls hockey team in years. The Raiders, however, don’t have Maeve Lee.Hanover’s star forward posted a hat trick during the Bears’ 3-0 defeat of its neighbor Friday in an NHIAA playoff...


Thetford 60, WRV 58: Epic comeback sends Panthers to state title game
03-01-2024 4:22 PM

By TRIS WYKES

BARRE, Vt. — The Barre Auditorium’s inner arena was deserted Thursday evening, half an hour after Thetford Academy and White River Valley concluded their Vermont Division III boys basketball playoff semifinal.Silence inside the 85-year old building...


Hurricanes win rivalry game over Wasps to reach boys hockey semifinal
02-29-2024 1:49 PM

By TRIS WYKES

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — There was hacking and whacking Wednesday night when the Hartford High and Woodstock boys hockey teams clashed in a Vermont Division II playoff quarterfinal.The neighboring rivals chirped at each other. They collided in hits...


OT goal extends season for Hartford girls hockey
02-29-2024 1:33 PM

By TRIS WYKES

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Exhaustion, illness, injury and overtime. The Hartford High girls hockey team overcame it all Wednesday during its 2-1 defeat of Stowe in a VPA Division II playoff quarterfinal at Barwood Arena.Zoe Zanleoni’s jam-shot goal at...


Hartford boys basketball on cusp of first championship in 95 years
02-27-2024 2:18 PM

By TRIS WYKES

BARRE, Vt. — A recent Hartford High social media post touted T-shirts celebrating the boys basketball team’s advancement to the VPA Division II semifinals. The tongue-in-cheek update claimed they’d been discovered in a box dating to 1984 — the last...


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

By TRIS WYKES

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...


Dartmouth basketball mired at bottom of standings
02-25-2024 3:11 PM

By TRIS WYKES

HANOVER — One minute, 27 seconds.That’s the extent to which the Dartmouth College men’s basketball team held a lead on Friday night during an 82-69 loss Penn at Leede Arena. Were the Quakers an Ivy League force, the statistic might be somewhat...

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