Hurricanes girls hoops deflated by Danville

January 19, 2022

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2022 WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – The Hartford High girls basketball team scheduled a game with Danville this week on short notice. Unfortunately for the Vermont Division II Hurricanes, they were left with long faces Wednesday after a 55-42 setback to the Division IV Bears. Hartford reached the playoff semifinals…

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Wrestling gains a hold at Lebanon

January 16, 2022

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2022 LEBANON – Simon Amaro staggered off a corner of the wresting mat in Lebanon High’s Lang Metcalf Gymnasium on Tuesday and headed directly to a small trash can on the lacquered wood floor.  Bent at the waist, the senior spit out the contents of his stomach. He readjusted…

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Hanover boys hoops suffers cold offense during heated contest

January 15, 2022

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2022 HANOVER – Outdoor temperatures dipped below zero Saturday night, but inside Hanover High’s gym, the hosts and Souhegan engaged in heated NHIAA Division II action. Shoves, complaints, insults and unfriendly gestures were freely traded as the Sabers triumphed, 46-34, to remain undefeated. When Hanover’s Max Galbraith fouled out,…

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Sharing is winning for Hartford boys basketball

January 14, 2022

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2022 WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – Back and forth on the scoreboard, up and down the court the Hartford High and Brattleboro boys basketball teams went during the first half of their Friday contest at Robert J. Hanley Gymnasium.  The Hurricanes held a two-point lead after a quarter and a…

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Hanover grinds past Stevens, 32-13

October 3, 2020 | Comments Off on Hanover grinds past Stevens, 32-13

By Tris Wykes CLAREMONT – The side judge had his eyes fixed on Friday’s NHIAA football action when Hanover High defensive coordinator Mike Ivanoksi nearly trampled him into Barnes Park’s dew-soaked turf.  Flying sideways, the zebra somehow staying on his feet before hurling a flag for sideline interference and a 15-yard penalty. To the gentleman’s…

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“A beautiful soul”: Gavin Farnsworth, 1998 – 2020

October 1, 2020 | Comments Off on “A beautiful soul”: Gavin Farnsworth, 1998 – 2020

By Tris Wykes WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – Paul Farnsworth was driving near the Windsor County Courthouse with his 14-year old nephew, Aidan, during the early evening of Aug. 1. The pair were searching for the boy’s older brother, 21-year old Gavin Farnsworth, who hadn’t been seen or heard from since that morning.  Paul Farnsworth spotted…

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Corned by Chieftans, Hartford High boys soccer loses in overtime

September 30, 2020 | Comments Off on Corned by Chieftans, Hartford High boys soccer loses in overtime

By Tris Wykes WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – The Hartford High boys soccer team has lost its first two games of the season. The Hurricanes have shown, however, that they possess the grit to make the campaign’s remainder a success. Wednesday night, Green Mountain Union’s Jack Boyle leaped to head in Elias Stowell-Aleman’s corner kick with…

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Late goal results in 1-0 setback for Hartford High field hockey

September 29, 2020 | Comments Off on Late goal results in 1-0 setback for Hartford High field hockey

By Tris Wykes WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – The rain arrived late during Tuesday’s Hartford High field hockey game. The soaking didn’t put as much of a damper on the Hurricanes, however, as a Burr & Burton goal with 34 seconds remaining that earned the visiting Bulldogs a 1-0 victory.  Abby Farrington received a sudden pass…

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Tigers tamed, 6-0, in varsity vs. JV matchup

September 28, 2020 | Comments Off on Tigers tamed, 6-0, in varsity vs. JV matchup

By Tris Wykes NEWPORT – His boys soccer players all opted to travel home with their parents Monday, so Lebanon High JV coach Bill McFee returned to the school mostly alone on the team bus. Just him, the driver and a strong sense of satisfaction. Matched against the Newport varsity, the Raiders produced a 6-0…

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Big problems for Hartford in 57-36 football loss

September 26, 2020 | Comments Off on Big problems for Hartford in 57-36 football loss

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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Lebanon 59, Stevens 14 in football opener

September 25, 2020 | Comments Off on Lebanon 59, Stevens 14 in football opener

By Tris Wykes LEBANON – One Stevens High football fan approached another Friday night at Henry Emerton Field. He informed his pal that although the Cardinals’ game against Lebanon was being live-streamed, there was a fee involved for those wanting to view the NHIAA season-opening action. “That’s a film I wouldn’t care to watch,” replied…

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Raiders win rematch: Lebanon 2, Stevens 0

September 23, 2020 | Comments Off on Raiders win rematch: Lebanon 2, Stevens 0

By Tris Wykes LEBANON – Moote? He did it again.  That’s Cooper Moote, Stevens High’s standout boys soccer goalkeeper. For the second time in three days he kept the outmanned Cardinals in a game against Lebanon on Wednesday. The junior made 12 saves Monday when his team fell in overtime. Wednesday, Moote stopped nine shots…

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First Division I victory for Hanover girls soccer

September 22, 2020 | Comments Off on First Division I victory for Hanover girls soccer

By Tris Wykes HANOVER – Close matches during the regular season have been somewhat rare for the Hanover High girls soccer team the past few years. The Marauders outscored their opponents, 81-4, last fall en route to their second consecutive NHIAA Division II title. Tuesday brought Goffstown to Merriman-Branch Field for the hosts’ first-ever Division…

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Lebanon 5, Stevens 1 in JV boys soccer

September 22, 2020 | Comments Off on Lebanon 5, Stevens 1 in JV boys soccer

By Tris Wykes CLAREMONT – Lebanon High pinned a 5-1 defeat on Stevens in boys JV soccer Monday at Monadnock Park.  Andrew Dannehy scored twice and Alexander Case, Nick Galev and Jacob Morrell also tallied for the visitors. Simon Desmans struck for the Cardinals. Lebanon led, 4-0, at halftime. The Raiders dominated the early going…

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