Post 22 tyros split twin bill with Sweeney

June 19, 2021

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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Truth in advertising: U32’s Kellington K’s 17 and ends Hartford’s baseball season

June 9, 2021

By Tris Wykes WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – Just about everything would have had to drop into place for the Hartford High baseball team to extend its season Wednesday against visiting U32 and senior pitching sensation Owen Kellington.  Instead, the top-seeded Hurricanes (16-1) discovered what so many Raiders’ foes have this season: that when the big…

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Wasps boys lacrosse eliminated in OT

June 8, 2021

By Tris Wykes WOODSTOCK – Ever ridden a roller coaster in the rain? The Woodstock High boys lacrosse team endured that experience Tuesday, losing 9-8 in overtime to Burr & Burton in the Vermont Division I semifinals.  Woodstock junior midfielder Corey White posted a hat trick, Andrew Gubbins and Keaton Piconi each scored twice and…

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Lebanon boys lacrosse advances to NHIAA Division III semifinals

June 5, 2021

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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Dartmouth Football Hopes To Resume Practice Within A Month

September 3, 2020 | Comments Off on Dartmouth Football Hopes To Resume Practice Within A Month

By Tris Wykes Octopus Athletics HANOVER – There will be football on Memorial Field this fall. So said Dartmouth College head coach Buddy Teevens this week while discussing the Covid-19 pandemic and its affects on his defending Ivy League championship squad. “We’ll essentially be having spring practice in the fall,” Teevens said by phone from…

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British Invasion: Bello Has Come To Ball

September 1, 2020 | Comments Off on British Invasion: Bello Has Come To Ball

By Tris Wykes Octopus Athletics Unexpected gifts can be the best kind. So Lebanon High boys soccer coach Rob Johnstone was delighted last winter with the unexpected arrival of transfer student Emmanuel Bello. The stocky player came from East London, and that’s not some obscure town in northern Vermont. No that’s the London, as in…

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Allard grateful for collegiate return

August 31, 2020 | Comments Off on Allard grateful for collegiate return

By Tris Wykes Octopus Athletics Jordy Allard isn’t allowing current, necessary precautions to diminish his love of baseball. Wearing masks, submitting to frequent diagnostic tests and taking meals in an outdoor tent can’t dim the former Hartford High star’s enthusiasm for returning to the field. A senior at Babson College in Wellesley, Mass., Allard spent…

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