By Tris Wykes LEBANON – The Lebanon High boys basketball team’s reward for defeating last season’s NHIAA Division II co-champion on Thursday? A date with the other co-champion Saturday. Both clashes will occur during the current postseason’s first two rounds.  Friday’s 54-37 defeat of visiting ConVal in the preliminary-round earned the Raiders (12-0) the right…

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By Tris Wykes WEST LEBANON – The Lebanon-Stevens-Kearsarge girls hockey season ended Tuesday with a 3-0 NHIAA playoff loss to Berlin at Campion Rink. The Mountaineers scored once during the second period and twice during the third stanza and advanced despite 31 saves by the Raiders’ Paige Hoegler. “Paige said she thought it was our…

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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 WEST LEBANON – Sometimes a tie isn’t much like kissing your sister. Instead, it more resembles her digging her knuckles into your scalp. The Lebanon-Stevens-Mount Royal boys hockey team suffered an equivalent, emotional sensation Wednesday at Campion Rink. The hosts held a one-goal lead with seven minutes to play before falling into…

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By Tris Wykes WEST LEBANON – Lena Nowell’s hockey socks are frayed and dotted with holes, exposing the Lebanon-Stevens-Kearsarge defenseman’s shinguards. The senior found an opening of a different sort Wednesday, however, firing in the deciding goal during a 3-2 overtime defeat of Berlin-Gorham at Campion Rink. Previously a stay-at-home kind of rearguard, Nowell rushed…

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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 WEST LEBANON – Lebanon-Stevens-Mount Royal boys ice hockey coach Jim Damren stood alone in a Campion Rink nook after Wednesday’s NHIAA Division III clash with visiting Kearsarge-Plymouth. Asked if he wanted space, the Raiders’ fourth-year bench boss graciously said no. “I’m just decompressing,” he said.  “We stopped skating and our sense of…

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By Tris Wykes PLAINFIELD – Wednesday’s freestyle cross-country ski race between host Lebanon High and Bedford, Fall Mountain and Plymouth was, because of Covid-19 precautions, the first time the host Raiders were allowed to compete with spectators this season.  The majority of those in attendance at the Plainfield School enjoyed what they saw as Lebanon…

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By Tris Wykes WEST LEBANON – If you spy a gentleman wearing a jaunty pirate’s hat with attached lengths of fake hair and ribbon in the Lebanon High hallways Friday, that’s just hockey goaltender Hunter Robb. The senior took advantage of a rare start Thursday against Kearsarge-Plymouth, making 14 saves to backstop the hosts to…

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By Tris Wykes WEST LEBANON – Lebanon-Stevens-Mount Royal hockey player Andrew Duany and a Monadnock-Fall Mountain opponent somehow snagged their metal facemasks on each other early in Wednesday’s NHIAA Division III contest at Campion Rink. The entanglement had to be undone by a referee and was about as close as the Huskies came to the…

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