By Tris Wykes WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – Hartford High junior Caroline Hamilton comes from a family of tough athletes. Her brothers, Tyler and Kyle, were three-sport standouts for the Hurricanes and play football at Bates College in Maine.  Her father, Chris, is a former football player and Dartmouth College’s diving coach. Caroline plays field hockey…

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By Tris Wykes WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – One team had experienced and capable pitching. The other did not. That factor decided Saturday’s softball game between Hartford High and visiting Windsor, which won, 19-3. The Hurricanes surrendered only one hit but 11 runs during the first inning. The hosts issued 21 walks and 12 wild pitches…

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By Tris Wykes WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – Gordon Willey, Joseph Barwood and Chris Pierce each scored three goals Wednesday during the Hartford High boys lacrosse team’s 12-1 rout of visiting BFA-Fairfax in a steady rain. Ezra Mock, Bentley Boonyaharn and Blaine Gour also tallied for the Hurricanes, who improved to 3-2 this season. “In the…

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By Tris Wykes WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – The Hartford High boys lacrosse team scored first but not often Monday, falling 10-2 to visiting Woodstock. The Hurricanes, a Vermont Division II outfit, trailed their Division I foes by two goals at halftime before the Wasps cut their defense to ribbons following the break.  Andrew Gubbins, fresh…

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By Tris Wykes NEWPORT, Vt. – Hartford High claimed the opening tip during Tuesday’s Vermont Division II girls basketball semifinal against host North Country Union. Not much else went the Hurricanes’ way early, however, en route to a 55-47 loss.  Sixth-seeded Hartford surrendered the game’s first seven points, committed the contest’s first three fouls and…

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By Tris Wykes WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – Middlebury High’s girls ice hockey players wore tiger-patterned ribbons in their hair during Saturday afternoon’s Vermont Division II semifinal against Hartford. The Tigers also tied the Hurricanes offense in knots, pinning a 3-0 defeat on the hosts at Barwood Arena. “I told them before we came out for…

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By Tris Wykes Riding more than a combined four hours on a bus was well worth it for the Hartford High girls basketball team Friday. The Hurricanes rallied from several deficits to defeat Enosburg Falls High, 35-30, in the Vermont Division II quarterfinals.  Hartford advances to play in Tuesday’s semifinals for the first time in…

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By Tris Wykes WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – Jeff Thomas sat slumped in the coaches office adjacent to Hartford High’s Hanley Gymnasium on Wednesday evening after the Hurricanes boys basketball team’s Vermont Division II playoff contest. “It’s one of those games where you scratch your game and ask how did we lose?” Thomas said, still a…

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By Tris Wykes WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – A major postseason misstep was brewing for the Hartford High girls basketball team Tuesday during its opening-round Vermont Division II playoff game against Montpelier.  After leading by 12 points at halftime, the sixth-seeded Hurricanes found themselves tied with the 11th-seeded Solons early in the fourth quarter. The visitors…

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