By Tris Wykes WEST LEBANON – These are hard times for Hanover High boys hockey. After Saturday’s 4-3 loss to visiting Pinkerton, the Marauders stumble into next week’s NHIAA Division I playoffs at 3-8, a record unbefitting their long, winning tradition. “We had a good first period and then in the second period, when we…

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By Tris Wykes LEBANON – Unruffled and undefeated, that was the Lebanon High boys basketball team Friday after its 51-39 defeat of Hanover. The hosts trailed by eight points at halftime but rallied for the lead with two minutes remaining in the third quarter and cruised through the final stanza.  The Raiders improved to 11-0…

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By Tris Wykes LEBANON – Miss enough easy shot attempts and a basketball team will soon find itself in difficult circumstances. That was the scene Tuesday for the Hanover High girls, who hung on for a 29-28 victory over arch-rival Lebanon. It was a clash some observers thought the visitors might dominate. Melissa Whitmore’s 3-point…

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By Tris Wykes HANOVER – It wasn’t just the 72-29 score that stood out Friday during the Hanover High girls basketball team’s mauling of Keene. It was how the 10-0 Marauders methodically went about it. Calling to mind the efficiency of a lunchmeat slicer, the hosts played as close to error-free hoops as you’re likely…

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By Tris Wykes WEST LEBANON – An upset was in the making Friday afternoon at Campion Rink. The Hanover High girls hockey team, undefeated in seven prior games, trailed by a goal entering the third period against visiting Berlin-Gorham.  “We didn’t panic,” said Marauders captain Sage McGinley-Smith. “We knew if we kept working hard and…

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By Tris Wykes HANOVER – It was nip and tuck between the Hanover High and Kearsarge boys basketball teams Saturday afternoon before the hosts pulled away for a 45-35 triumph. The Marauders’ Brett Simmons led all scorers with 21 points while Sam Carl had 16 for the visiting Cougars.  “We just didn’t get off the…

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By Tris Wykes CONCORD – The Hanover High boys hockey team concluded a long week in jarring fashion Saturday, absorbing an 8-2 loss to Concord High. The defending NHIAA Division I champions beat the Marauders at Everett Arena for the second time in six days, having earlier shut out the visitors, who aren’t allowed to…

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By Tris Wykes WEST LEBANON – The few folks allowed inside Campion Rink on Saturday evening didn’t need to look at the scoreboard to know how the NHIAA game between host Lebanon-Stevens-Kearsarge and Hanover was progressing. They could listen to the shouts of Raiders coach Mike Sheehan as his team spent much of the teams’…

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By Tris Wykes Hanover High will host the 20201 return of the Lions Cup high school all-star boys and girls soccer games on July 17. The charity events, pitting the best recent graduates from New Hampshire and Vermont against each other, were canceled because of Covid-19 concerns last summer. “We felt that a one-day event…

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