By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 NASHUA – A fabulous season ended in agonizing fashion for the Hanover High boys soccer team late Friday when it lost, 3-2, to Nashua North in the NHIAA Division I title game at Stellos Stadium.  Following 100 minutes and a 2-2 deadlock, penalty kicks were called for and…

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By Tris Wykes LEBANON – The Lebanon American Legion Post 22 senior baseball batter knocked a line drive into the outfield Saturday, then took a big turn at first base. He started to return to the bag, hesitated, took a tentative step towards second base, then scurried back to safety. In the adjacent coach’s box,…

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By Tris Wykes WOODSTOCK – Like a sweater sleeve’s cuff caught on an exposed nail, the Hartford High girls soccer team’s hold on its Monday contest at Woodstock unraveled in a hurry.  The Hurricanes were the better side through the first half but the Wasps scored the game’s final three goals during a 14-minute stretch…

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By Tris Wykes It took a minute for what I was watching to register. An Upper Valley high school football team packed together in a small slice of parking lot, almost none of its players wearing masks, minutes after a game’s conclusion.  The guys were loving life and I remember that feeling so well. The…

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By Tris Wykes WINDSOR – Everything felt a bit off Saturday during the Hartford High football team’s 57-36 loss at Windsor.  It was opening day for Vermont’s gridiron action. The national anthem recording began halfway through the song. There were only seven players on a side and the only padding they wore was their helmets. …

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