By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – It was during the Friday night football game’s third quarter and with the result no longer in serious doubt that the Hartford High student section sang along with the Backstreet Boys’ 1999 hit, “I Want It That Way” as it was pumped over the…

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By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 LEBANON – Hartford High boys soccer coach Kevin Guillbault was frank Tuesday after his squad was thumped, 6-0, by Lebanon during its penultimate preseason scrimmage.  “We’re laying the foundation for the future,” said the 10th-year bench boss, whose team returns only two starters (Nolan McMahon, Joey Beggs) after…

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By Tris Wykes WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – The Hartford High baseball team produced its first undefeated regular season since 1936 on Saturday night, rallying to beat visiting Otter Valley, 11-7, at Dick Grassi Field. A seven-run fifth inning propelled the Hurricanes (14-0) past the Otters (7-8) and into the history books. What exactly awaits them…

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By Tris Wykes WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – Senior Night for the Hartford High boys lacrosse team didn’t turn out quite as hoped by the hosts. Rice showed up with 13 seniors of its own. One of them, attackman Jackson Harris, scored his third goal of the evening with 2 minutes, 7 seconds remaining to give…

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By Tris Wykes WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – There was some thought Thursday that the always-active rivalry between Hartford High and neighboring Windsor might keep the schools’ first baseball battle of the season close. The Hurricanes, however, had different plans.  The hosts used a seven-run second inning to surge to a 16-3 defeat of the Yellowjackets…

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By Tris Wykes WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – It’s a challenge playing boys tennis at Hartford High.  Wednesday, the Hurricanes fell to 0-11 with a 5-0 loss to visiting Burr & Burton at the Maxfield Sports Complex. The Bulldogs’ blanking was the seventh suffered this spring by Hartford, which has won four of 66 singles and…

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By Tris Wykes WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – Tree seedlings in small, cardboard containers were given away to spectators at Friday night’s Hartford High boys lacrosse game against visiting Colchester. The “Elber-trees” were part of Bill Elberty Night, a time to remember the former Hurricanes coach who passed away suddenly at age 66 last spring. The…

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