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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Knights gallop away with late victory over Hartford boys lacrosse

May 21, 2021 | Comments Off on Knights gallop away with late victory over Hartford boys lacrosse

By Tris Wykes WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – Senior Night for the Hartford High boys lacrosse team didn’t turn out quite as hoped by the hosts. Rice showed up with 13 seniors of its own. One of them, attackman Jackson Harris, scored his third goal of the evening with 2 minutes, 7 seconds remaining to give…

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Hurricanes baseball now a perfect 10

May 20, 2021 | Comments Off on Hurricanes baseball now a perfect 10

By Tris Wykes WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – There was some thought Thursday that the always-active rivalry between Hartford High and neighboring Windsor might keep the schools’ first baseball battle of the season close. The Hurricanes, however, had different plans.  The hosts used a seven-run second inning to surge to a 16-3 defeat of the Yellowjackets…

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Hartford boys tennis plays long game

May 19, 2021 | Comments Off on Hartford boys tennis plays long game

By Tris Wykes WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – It’s a challenge playing boys tennis at Hartford High.  Wednesday, the Hurricanes fell to 0-11 with a 5-0 loss to visiting Burr & Burton at the Maxfield Sports Complex. The Bulldogs’ blanking was the seventh suffered this spring by Hartford, which has won four of 66 singles and…

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Hartford, the coach and the girls lacrosse team, enjoying a possible banner spring

May 18, 2021 | Comments Off on Hartford, the coach and the girls lacrosse team, enjoying a possible banner spring

By Tris Wykes WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – Nothing’s certain, as we’ve all learned of late, but as the Vermont Division II girls lacrosse campaign creeps towards a close, it looks like an awfully good bet that Hartford and Vergennes will meet in June’s state title game.  The Hurricanes wiped out visiting Stowe, 16-1, on Monday…

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Hurricanes boys lacrosse rolls on Bill Elberty Night

May 14, 2021 | Comments Off on Hurricanes boys lacrosse rolls on Bill Elberty Night

By Tris Wykes WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – Tree seedlings in small, cardboard containers were given away to spectators at Friday night’s Hartford High boys lacrosse game against visiting Colchester. The “Elber-trees” were part of Bill Elberty Night, a time to remember the former Hurricanes coach who passed away suddenly at age 66 last spring. The…

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CCBA considering sports fields behind Witherell Center at potential cost of $500,000

May 13, 2021 | Comments Off on CCBA considering sports fields behind Witherell Center at potential cost of $500,000

By Tris Wykes   LEBANON – A local group including Stanley Cup champion Ben Lovejoy hopes to partner with the Carter Community Building Association to construct a pair of outdoor sports surfaces on open space immediately north of the organization’s Witherell Athletic Center.   Tiffany Adams, secretary for the Lebanon Planning and Development department wrote…

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Lebanon girls lacrosse bitten late during dog day afternoon

May 12, 2021 | Comments Off on Lebanon girls lacrosse bitten late during dog day afternoon

By Tris Wykes LEBANON – Thank goodness for dogs. Because Wednesday afternoon didn’t end well otherwise for the Lebanon High girls lacrosse team. The Raiders surrendered the final three goals of their game with visiting ConVal and lost, 10-9, in overtime. Disheartened by the result and how it occurred, Lebanon coach Sara Ecker knelt on…

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Lebanon softball snaps 44-game losing streak on Senior Day

May 10, 2021 | Comments Off on Lebanon softball snaps 44-game losing streak on Senior Day

By Tris Wykes LEBANON – Call it one of the best Senior Days ever.  That’s what the Lebanon High softball team enjoyed Monday when it rallied to beat visiting Fall Mountain, 23-11, behind two Autumn Crowell home runs. The NHIAA Division III victory was the Raiders’ first triumph in 45 games and snapped a losing…

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Freshman pitcher helps power Hartford baseball to 7-0 record

May 8, 2021 | Comments Off on Freshman pitcher helps power Hartford baseball to 7-0 record

By Tris Wykes WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – Hartford High freshman Zach Johnson made his varsity pitching debut an outing to remember Saturday night, allowing no hits or runs during a four-inning start that led to the Hurricanes’ 6-1 defeat of Rutland at the Maxfield Sports Complex.  Johnson, who had previously played shortstop for Hartford’s varsity,…

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Wasps boys lacrosse stung late by Middlebury

May 8, 2021 | Comments Off on Wasps boys lacrosse stung late by Middlebury

By Tris Wykes WOODSTOCK – Visiting Middlebury High won the overtime faceoff and drove into Woodstock territory before calling time out Saturday afternoon. Shortly thereafter, the Tigers enjoyed a fortuitous bounce on the restart and Owen Lawton cranked in a shot from the left side for an 7-6 victory in Vermont Division I boys lacrosse. …

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