Lebanon advances in boys playoff basketball

March 4, 2021

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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Hartford girls hockey nips Rutland, 4-3

March 3, 2021

By Tris Wykes WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – The Hartford High girls hockey team is building for the future with a roster that includes four eighth-graders and seven sophomores. Wednesday, however, the present was pretty bright itself.  The Hurricanes defeated Rutland, 4-3, at Barwood Arena, hanging on through a final three minutes when the puck was…

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LSK girls hockey reaches end of the road

March 2, 2021

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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Hartford boys hockey ends unusual day with excruciating loss

February 28, 2021

By Tris Wykes WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – Barwood Arena’s parking lot was almost as slippery as the building’s ice sheet Saturday. Daylong melting snow followed by freezing temperatures combined to make crossing the blacktop surface highly treacherous.  Inside, the Hartford High boys hockey team found its going similarly risky. The Hurricanes blew a two-goal lead…

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Hanover preps for arch-rival Lebanon by torching Keene

February 20, 2021 |

By Tris Wykes HANOVER – It wasn’t just the 72-29 score that stood out Friday during the Hanover High girls basketball team’s mauling of Keene. It was how the 10-0 Marauders methodically went about it. Calling to mind the efficiency of a lunchmeat slicer, the hosts played as close to error-free hoops as you’re likely…

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Penalty shot propels Marauders to eighth consecutive victory

February 19, 2021 |

By Tris Wykes WEST LEBANON – An upset was in the making Friday afternoon at Campion Rink. The Hanover High girls hockey team, undefeated in seven prior games, trailed by a goal entering the third period against visiting Berlin-Gorham.  “We didn’t panic,” said Marauders captain Sage McGinley-Smith. “We knew if we kept working hard and…

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Seiler scores 1,000th point as Mascoma rolls to 68-45 victory

February 18, 2021 | Comments Off on Seiler scores 1,000th point as Mascoma rolls to 68-45 victory

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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Raiders’ mistakes not fatal during 3-2 victory

February 18, 2021 | Comments Off on Raiders’ mistakes not fatal during 3-2 victory

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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Weale and Lebanon stride to XC victory

February 17, 2021 | Comments Off on Weale and Lebanon stride to XC victory

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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Hurricanes blow past Hilltoppers, 5-3

February 13, 2021 | Comments Off on Hurricanes blow past Hilltoppers, 5-3

By Tris Wykes WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – When Hartford High boys hockey goaltender Colby Boyce was lured away by Kimball Union Academy last summer, the Hurricanes appeared to have suffered a serious blow. Boyce was one of Vermont’s best backstops and starred as a freshman last winter, helping the team go 15-7-1 and reach the…

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Hartford opens season with basketball routs

February 12, 2021 | Comments Off on Hartford opens season with basketball routs

By Tris Wykes WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – Hartford High’s athletics facilities have improved so dramatically in recent years that it was startling to enter Hanley Gymnasium on Friday and find half a dozen ceiling lights out. Half the basketball floor was bathed in a sort of twilight, but the dim view couldn’t lessen excitement created…

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Senior Night special for the Raiders’ Robb

February 12, 2021 | Comments Off on Senior Night special for the Raiders’ Robb

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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Raiders hang half a dozen on Monadnock-Fall Mountain

February 11, 2021 | Comments Off on Raiders hang half a dozen on Monadnock-Fall Mountain

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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Hanover hands Kearsarge its first loss, 45-35

February 6, 2021 | Comments Off on Hanover hands Kearsarge its first loss, 45-35

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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