By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 NEWPORT, N.H. – During a crisp afternoon, the Mascoma High football team was anything but. The Royals lost, 52-30, at undefeated Newport on Saturday after trailing the NHIAA Division IV game by 30 points at halftime. The visitors contributed to their demise at Maryn Field with a variety…

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By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 LEBANON – The Mascoma High field hockey team’s bus became entangled in backed-up traffic near the intersection of Route 120 and Heater Road on Wednesday evening. A fender bender by Evans Drive caused congestion that left the Royals time to ponder a 3-1 loss to Lebanon that dropped…

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By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 WEST CANAAN – Events went bad from the beginning for the Mascoma High football team Saturday afternoon against visiting Somersworth. The Hilltoppers scored early and often while dominating the NHIAA Division IV teams’ contest during an afternoon that alternated sun and rain. “Right from the start, it didn’t…

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By Tris Wykes WEST CANAAN – Giddy laughter filled the Hanover High softball dugout Friday when the Marauders came off the field following their third at-bat against Mascoma. Just three days after losing to the Royals by 24 runs, the visitors were now improbably leading by three.  “One inning at a time,” urged Hanover coach…

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By Tris Wykes WEST CANAAN – Two games and two late rallies, but also two Lebanon High baseball victories over Mascoma in three days. Wednesday, the visiting Raiders surrendered four runs during the Royals’ final at-bat before hanging on for a 7-5 triumph.  Mascoma scored the final three runs Monday during a 9-7 loss at…

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By Tris Wykes LEBANON – One team managed only three hits but piled up five times as many runs. The opposition enjoyed its biggest offensive output in the last three seasons, but lost. Those were only some of the oddities Monday during Mascoma High’s 15-10 softball victory over Lebanon in the NHIAA Division III schools’…

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By Tris Wykes WEST CANAAN – Ben Seiler and his Mascoma High basketball teammates weren’t going to wait around Thursday. The junior forward entered a clash with visiting Sunapee needing 16 points to reach 1,000 in his career and did so with an unhurried, 3-point shot from the right corner with 1 minute, 34 seconds…

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By Tris Wykes LEBANON – Lebanon High and visiting Mascoma clashed in boys basketball Friday for the second time in four days. The Royals, dispatched by 15 points during the teams’ initial meeting, this time put up more of a fight, their late rally falling short during a 56-50 loss.  Mascoma trailed by 18 points…

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