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Windsor girls basketball looking for third straight state title
02-23-2024 5:32 PM

By TRIS WYKES

WINDSOR — It’s playoff time, and the Windsor High girls basketball team is rounding into form yet again.The Yellowjackets, back-to-back VPA Division III state champions, blew out Division IV power West Rutland, 53-32, on Thursday, keeping the Golden...


Hartford boys hockey is battle-tested heading into postseason
02-22-2024 2:57 PM

By TRIS WYKES

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The gamble has worked thus far. Is there a bigger payout to come for the Hartford High boys hockey team?“This program has never played a tougher schedule,” 26th-year Hurricanes coach Todd Bebeau said flatly after Wednesday’s 6-2...


Woodstock girls basketball focuses on the ‘positives’
02-20-2024 5:13 PM

By TRIS WYKES

WOODSTOCK — The referee had changed into street clothes after Monday night’s game and was walking out of Woodstock High’s Dailey Gymnasium when he veered off to shake the hand of Wasps girls basketball coach Timmy MacDonnell.“You’re a saint,” the man...


Hanover girls hockey wins 6-0 over Bishop Guertin
02-18-2024 9:31 PM

By TRIS WYKES

WEST LEBANON — The Hanover High and Bishop Guertin girls hockey teams have staged many a memorable NHIAA game during the past decade, battling for standings position or their playoff lives.Saturday night’s clash at Campion Rink was not a dramatic...


Last-second 3-pointer in OT sends Mascoma boys to semifinal
02-17-2024 8:45 PM

By TRIS WYKES

WEST CANAAN - The question flashed through Tyler-Jay Mardin’s mind as he hurriedly scanned the court Friday night at Mascoma High’s Edward P. Kehoe Gymnasium.“How is our best shooter that wide open?”There was no time to ponder. Mardin and the...


Lebanon girls basketball program in rebuilding mode
02-16-2024 3:40 PM

By TRIS WYKES

LEBANON — Jeff Sowa, do you believe in moral victories? “Absolutely,” said the first-year Lebanon High girls basketball coach Thursday, minutes after the Raiders extended Timberlane to overtime during a 47-39 loss. “That was a win for us, regardless...


After slow start, Hanover boys hockey figures out how to win
02-15-2024 8:31 PM

By TRIS WYKES

WEST LEBANON — Dick Dodds stood outside the Hanover High boys hockey locker room at Campion Rink on Wednesday night and paused before answering how he’d describe his team’s 5-4 defeat of Nashua North-Souhegan.“Mind-boggling,” said the 43-year bench...


Raiders girls hockey struggles on the ice
02-11-2024 9:41 PM

By TRIS WYKES

Saturday was just one of those nights for the Lebanon-Stevens-Kearsarge girls hockey team. The on-ice equivalent of experiencing a flat tire, a dead phone or no hot water in the shower.Unfortunately for the Raiders, their dud occurred with Oyster...


Mascoma High’s Ballard at home with Raiders hockey program
02-09-2024 5:43 PM

By TRIS WYKES

WEST LEBANON — Conversations swirled inside Campion Rink a year ago. Discussion centered around the possibility that the Lebanon High boys hockey co-op team might be reconstructed in the near future, with Mascoma becoming a feeder school and bringing...


Hartford 71, Otter Valley 22: Hurricanes storm towards title
01-29-2024 12:07 PM

By TRIS WYKES

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION - The Hartford High girls basketball team waltzed past Otter Valley, 71-22, on Friday night at Hanley Gymnasium. Now 8-2, the Hurricanes look like they could reach Vermont high school basketball’s big dance at the Barre Auditorium...


Woodstock’s Wood, Masillo maintain form on slushy surface in Eastern States qualifier
01-26-2024 9:14 PM

By TRIS WYKES

SOUTH POMFRET — Vermont’s best high school Alpine skiers met at Saskadena Six on Thursday. However, the conditions couldn’t have been much worse for the slalom race, the first of two qualifiers for the Eastern High School Championships, which will be...


Hartford boys hockey defeated by top-ranked Rice
01-22-2024 9:48 AM

By TRIS WYKES

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. — Like a driver rolling onto a highway and quickly merging into the far left lane, the Hartford High boys hockey team found itself in a high-speed zone Saturday against Rice at Barwood Arena.The Green Knights, top-ranked in...


Thetford 39, Lake Region 28: Boys basketball team gains momentum
01-21-2024 10:30 PM

By TRIS WYKES

THETFORD - Thetford Academy boys basketball coach Jason Gray is an auctioneer by trade. The onetime Panthers star handles farming equipment and estate sales these days and admits he can deliver some of the smooth patter for which his profession is...


Lebanon High athletic director set to retire at end of school year
01-19-2024 8:45 PM

By TRIS WYKES

LEBANON — Following a long career as an Upper Valley athlete, coach, teacher and administrator, Lebanon High athletic director Mike Stone will retire after the current school year.“I don’t do a good job with life balance, so retirement’s something...


Woodstock 3, Hartford 2 (OT): Wasps hand Hurricanes first loss of the season
01-18-2024 4:50 PM

By TRIS WYKES

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Goaltending was front and center during Wednesday’s VPA Division II girls ice hockey clash between Hartford and Woodstock. The Wasps defeated their rivals, 3-2, on Hannah Gubbins’ goal with 49 seconds remaining in overtime,...


Hanover 44, Manchester West 30: Bears give Blue Devils first loss of season
01-13-2024 4:07 PM

By TRIS WYKES

HANOVER — The Manchester West High boys basketball team arrived here undefeated but left unhappy Friday, after falling, 44-30, to Hanover during a clash of NHIAA Division II teams.Jaysen Oriol, the Bears’ agile post player, scored a game-high 16...


Stevens boys basketball holds off undermanned Newport
01-04-2024 4:28 AM

By TRIS WYKES

NEWPORT — Robert Clark was antsy Tuesday night. The Newport High boys basketball coach is also the town’s elementary school principal and was compelled to attend a School Board meeting on an upper floor of the Towle School building while his team...


Grappling with success: 17 teams compete at first-ever Lebanon tournament
01-02-2024 12:26 PM

By TRIS WYKES

LEBANON —  All appeared lost for Lebanon High wrestler Abigail Stone on Saturday. The 120-pound grappler was taking a beating from Manchester West’s Samuel Cruz, the latter laying on crushing holds that caused Stone to grimace as if caught in an...


Lebanon, Hartford to meet in final of holiday hockey tournament
12-28-2023 12:47 PM

By TRIS WYKES

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — An ad for automotive tires was plastered on the boards in front of the Lebanon-Stevens-Mascoma boys ice hockey bench Wednesday at Wendell Barwood Arena.“Grip like never before,” read the graphic.The Raiders, 4-0 victors over...


Hanover 58, Bishop Brady 18: Hosts score boys basketball game’s first 28 points
12-25-2023 1:31 PM

By TRIS WYKES

HANOVER — The Hanover High boys basketball team routed Bishop Brady on Friday night, 58-18. The Bears led, 28-0, after a quarter and handed the overmatched Green Giants (0-3) a holiday gift by scoring only five points during the fourth quarter.Point...

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