By Tris Wykes HANOVER – It was nip and tuck between the Hanover High and Kearsarge boys basketball teams Saturday afternoon before the hosts pulled away for a 45-35 triumph. The Marauders’ Brett Simmons led all scorers with 21 points while Sam Carl had 16 for the visiting Cougars.  “We just didn’t get off the…

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By Tris Wykes WEST CANAAN – Mascoma High boys basketball coach Silas Ayres was an unhappy man during parts of Tuesday’s clash with visiting Lebanon. Particularly during the first half, the Royals’ bench boss stamped his feet, pounded both hands on the floor and railed against the dying of his NHIAA Division III team’s hopes…

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By Tris Wykes CANAAN – Caleb Hobbs is 6 foot 1 and 240 pounds and an All-State football honoree for Mascoma High. However, the senior isn’t beyond donning a costume for laughs, even while under duress.  Earlier this month, Hobbs dressed as the Will Ferrell movie character “Buddy the Elf”, complete with tight yellow pants,…

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By Tris Wykes WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – The visiting bus horn sounded repeatedly for almost a minute following Friday’s Vermont Interscholastic Football League regional semifinal. The Windsor Yellowjackets wanted everyone the area awash in the sound of their 48-36 victory over Hartford. The Hurricanes’ players and coaches gathered at one end of the field for…

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By Tris Wykes CLAREMONT – Sally Rainey had never taken a penalty kick in a game before Thursday night, but that bothered the Lebanon High star not at all. The senior goalkeeper buried her team’s final attempt, then kicked out one by Stevens’ Stella LaVertue, lifting the visiting Raiders into the NHIAA Division II quarterfinals.…

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By Tris Wykes WEST CANAAN – Bri Withington’s index finger was splinted and wrapped in an ice bag late Sunday afternoon, but the Mascoma High field hockey player was in high spirits nonetheless.  That’s because it was the junior forward’s second-quarter goal that lifted the Royals to a 1-0 victory over Stevens in an NHIAA…

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By Tris Wykes WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – Sharon Academy boys soccer players wear warmup jackets with the word “RISE” printed across the back. The Phoenix did just that Saturday evening, battling host Hartford to a 1-1 tie during 100 minutes of end-to-end play. The Vermont Division IV visitors staged their best game of the season,…

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By Tris Wykes LEBANON – Lebanon High boys soccer coach Rob Johnstone was clearly downcast during his team’s 4-1 victory over visiting Mascoma on Monday. It didn’t have much to do with his Raiders needing to break a halftime tie, either.  No, Johnstone was still digesting the day’s earlier news: that despite going 4-2 this…

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By Tris Wykes WOODSTOCK – The downtown streets here are reliable territory for speed traps, but the Woodstock High football team was unable to slow visiting Hartford on Wednesday, falling 31-13. Vermont is utilizing a 7-on-7, touch format as a precaution against the Covid-19 virus this season. The Hurricanes’ Kobe Peach caught a touchdown pass,…

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