Dartmouth football shares Ivy League title for second consecutive season

November 20, 2021

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Ivy League’s football championship trophy isn’t overly large but weighs roughly 40 pounds. Dartmouth College coach Buddy Teevens lugged the silver cup and its attached, gridiron sculpture off the field Saturday at Brown Stadium using both arms and some obvious effort. “Light as a…

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Resilient Di Leo helps Dartmouth to the verge of a football championship.

November 19, 2021

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 HANOVER – Dartmouth College football’s No. 92 has the given name of Luca Antonio Liquori Carr Di Leo.  Luca, as he’s known day-to-day, is a man with many monikers. However, the senior is primarily focused on making a name for himself within a Big Green program on the…

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Lebanon High football sunk in semifinals

November 13, 2021

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 LEBANON – The more daunting the situation for the Lebanon High football team Saturday, the worse the weather became. By the end, with Milford exiting Henry Emerton Field with a 24-14 victory in the NHIAA Division II semifinals, a cold, slanting rain was made all the worse by…

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Hometown heroes: Thurston, Finley excel with Dartmouth football

November 12, 2021

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 HANOVER – Buddy Teevens’ pockets are usually full by the time he exits Memorial Field after a practice. That’s because the Dartmouth College football boss picks up bits of trash throughout the session. He’s also prone to moving blocking bags, mobile water tanks and footballs back off the…

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Lebanon boys punch semifinal soccer ticket via penalty kicks

October 29, 2021 | Comments Off on Lebanon boys punch semifinal soccer ticket via penalty kicks

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 LEBANON – Twilight descended Friday afternoon as Lebanon High soccer standout Ryan Oliveira prepared for a penalty kick against visiting Bow. The familiar foes had produced a 1-1 tie through 100 minutes and now the midfielder could end the NHIAA Division II quarterfinal playoff match in front of…

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Howard overcomes loss to help Dartmouth football gain ground

October 28, 2021 | Comments Off on Howard overcomes loss to help Dartmouth football gain ground

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 HANOVER – Give Miles Oldacre credit. The Yale University safety took his best shot at Dartmouth’s Nick Howard late in the Ivy League teams’ Oct. 9 game at Memorial Field, sprinting across the hashmarks and accelerating into the quarterback’s left side. Oldacre, however, encountered the Big Green version…

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Mascoma mistakes spell doom during football loss at Newport

October 23, 2021 | Comments Off on Mascoma mistakes spell doom during football loss at Newport

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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Lebanon, Stone dominant during 42-0 football defeat of Hanover

October 22, 2021 | Comments Off on Lebanon, Stone dominant during 42-0 football defeat of Hanover

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 HANOVER – You can’t stop Lebanon High’s Jack Stone on a football field. You can only hope to contain him.  Hanover, like every other team the Raiders have played the past two seasons, couldn’t do either, falling, 42-0, in the Principals Cup rivalry game Friday at Merriman-Branch Field. …

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Top-seeded Marauders upset in field hockey quarterfinals

October 22, 2021 | Comments Off on Top-seeded Marauders upset in field hockey quarterfinals

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 HANOVER – The Hanover High field hockey team’s undefeated season came crashing down Friday, the top-seeded Marauders losing, 2-1, to visiting and ninth-seeded Goffstown in the NHIAA Division II quarterfinals. “Goffstown played a great game and they were certainly the better team today,” said 19th-year Hanover coach Jean…

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Weary Hurricanes girls soccer concludes regular season with shutout loss vs. Windsor

October 21, 2021 | Comments Off on Weary Hurricanes girls soccer concludes regular season with shutout loss vs. Windsor

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – The film script would have had the Hartford High girls soccer team triumphing over visiting Windsor on Wednesday night.  The hosts would have defeated their neighboring rivals, giving themselves and coach Jeff Acker a desperately needed emotional boost after perhaps the longest two weeks…

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Raiders boys soccer toppled in clash of Division II titans

October 13, 2021 | Comments Off on Raiders boys soccer toppled in clash of Division II titans

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 MILFORD, N.H. – You can only play the hand you’re dealt, but that doesn’t make Wednesday’s 2-1 loss at Milford any easier for the Lebanon High boys soccer team to absorb.  The Raiders (11-2) drew a bad beat when senior goalkeeper Colbie Delisle suffered a broken ankle last…

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Dartmouth football beats Yale, 24-17, in overtime thriller

October 9, 2021 | Comments Off on Dartmouth football beats Yale, 24-17, in overtime thriller

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 HANOVER – You can’t win an Ivy League football title in October. There’s no rule, however, against celebrating an Ancient Eight overtime victory with championship fervor. That’s what Dartmouth College did Saturday, as dusk crept over Memorial Field and Yale’s last-gasp pass attempt hit the artificial turf in…

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Milford mauls Marauders, 34-7

October 8, 2021 | Comments Off on Milford mauls Marauders, 34-7

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 HANOVER – No weighty tools were hoisted in the Hanover High football team’s postgame huddle this time. Not after Milford invaded Merriman-Branch Field on Friday and turned what was a tight NHIAA Division II game at halftime into a 34-7 whipping.  The Marauders pride themselves on “pounding the…

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Football is finished, but Dartmouth’s Jake Allen has no regrets

October 8, 2021 | Comments Off on Football is finished, but Dartmouth’s Jake Allen has no regrets

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 HANOVER – Jake Allen glides across the Dartmouth College campus, his daily commute between an off-campus apartment, classes and football practice made easier and more amusing while riding an Unagi electric scooter. The senior’s vehicle will be parked outside Floren Varsity House today when the Big Green takes…

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