By Tris Wykes LEBANON – Chris Boucher was hired this week as the first-year head coach of the Lebanon High girls varsity basketball team. The former Raiders player, however, has been serving an apprenticeship of sorts since before his 1992 graduation. Cut from the school’s boys basketball team as a senior, Boucher chose not to…

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By Tris Wykes LEBANON – Hot and humid weather couldn’t dampen the Lebanon High boys lacrosse team’s spirits Saturday. The Raiders’ 12-6 victory over visiting Monadnock allows them to play in Wednesday’s semifinals of the NHIAA Division III playoffs at Plymouth. Hunter Grant and Griffin Auch each posted hat tricks and C.J. Childs scored twice…

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By Tris Wykes LEBANON – Starter pistol shots from an adjacent track meet regularly punctuated Monday’s baseball game between Lebanon High and Hanover. On the diamond, it was the visiting Marauders who fired on all cylinders during a 14-5 NHIAA Division II victory. Hanover pounded out 17 hits and capitalized on five Raiders errors to…

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By Tris Wykes   LEBANON – A local group including Stanley Cup champion Ben Lovejoy hopes to partner with the Carter Community Building Association to construct a pair of outdoor sports surfaces on open space immediately north of the organization’s Witherell Athletic Center.   Tiffany Adams, secretary for the Lebanon Planning and Development department wrote…

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By Tris Wykes LEBANON – Thank goodness for dogs. Because Wednesday afternoon didn’t end well otherwise for the Lebanon High girls lacrosse team. The Raiders surrendered the final three goals of their game with visiting ConVal and lost, 10-9, in overtime. Disheartened by the result and how it occurred, Lebanon coach Sara Ecker knelt on…

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By Tris Wykes LEBANON – Call it one of the best Senior Days ever.  That’s what the Lebanon High softball team enjoyed Monday when it rallied to beat visiting Fall Mountain, 23-11, behind two Autumn Crowell home runs. The NHIAA Division III victory was the Raiders’ first triumph in 45 games and snapped a losing…

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By Tris Wykes LEBANON – Thursday’s tennis match was nearly compete, the Lebanon High girls en route to an 8-1 victory over Plymouth on the Carter Community Building Association’s sunny courts.  Raiders coach Rob Johnstone rolled a cart of fuzzy, yellow balls up a wooden ramp and into an equipment shed, pausing as he reached…

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By Tris Wykes LEBANON – What’s the perception of Birhanu Harriman and Tommy Wolfe among their Lebanon High track teammates? “Most of them think they’re crazy,” chuckled Raiders coach Kevin Lozeau. You can understand why. The sophomores don’t just practice and compete for their school’s squad, they embrace outside challenges. Significant challenges.  Last August, Harriman…

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By Tris Wykes LEBANON – The Lebanon High boys lacrosse team lost to Keene, 9-3, on Monday, allowing the NHIAA Division II Blackbirds to score strings of three and six consecutive goals.  Keene opened a 3-0 lead before C.J. Childs got the Division III Raiders on the scoreboard a minute into the second quarter. The…

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By Tris Wykes LEBANON – Hanover High’s a bit down in boys lacrosse this spring. Lebanon might be a bit better. The gap between the neighboring rivals remains wide, however, after the Marauders’ 15-6 victory on Thursday at Henry Emerton Field.  Hanover, mostly middle-of-the pack in NHIAA Division I during the past decade, led 8-1…

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