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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Hope happens at Hartford; mental health awareness rises amongst Hurricanes

May 7, 2021 | Comments Off on Hope happens at Hartford; mental health awareness rises amongst Hurricanes

By Tris Wykes WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – Hartford High junior Caroline Hamilton comes from a family of tough athletes. Her brothers, Tyler and Kyle, were three-sport standouts for the Hurricanes and play football at Bates College in Maine.  Her father, Chris, is a former football player and Dartmouth College’s diving coach. Caroline plays field hockey…

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First-year players and fun approach boost Lebanon girls tennis

May 6, 2021 | Comments Off on First-year players and fun approach boost Lebanon girls tennis

By Tris Wykes LEBANON – Thursday’s tennis match was nearly compete, the Lebanon High girls en route to an 8-1 victory over Plymouth on the Carter Community Building Association’s sunny courts.  Raiders coach Rob Johnstone rolled a cart of fuzzy, yellow balls up a wooden ramp and into an equipment shed, pausing as he reached…

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Hot start dissolves into frozen finish for Hanover boys lacrosse

May 4, 2021 | Comments Off on Hot start dissolves into frozen finish for Hanover boys lacrosse

By Tris Wykes HANOVER – The Hanover High boys lacrosse team enjoyed a thrilling first five minutes against Derryfield on Tuesday. The final 43, however, were a lesson in humility.  The Marauders scored the NHIAA Division II contest’s first three goals against the four-time defending state champions, their giddy celebrations taking on an almost desbelieving…

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Hanover baseball awakens for 11-3 defeat of Stevens

May 3, 2021 | Comments Off on Hanover baseball awakens for 11-3 defeat of Stevens

By Tris Wykes NORWICH – It was only the top of the first inning, but Hanover High baseball coach John Grainer had seen enough Monday afternoon. The sixth-year bench boss bolted from the dugout to the on-deck circle at the Dresden Athletic Fields. “Wake up!” Grainger screamed at his infielders after visiting Stevens successfully executed…

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Pitching at center of Hartford vs. Windsor softball clash

May 2, 2021 | Comments Off on Pitching at center of Hartford vs. Windsor softball clash

By Tris Wykes WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – One team had experienced and capable pitching. The other did not. That factor decided Saturday’s softball game between Hartford High and visiting Windsor, which won, 19-3. The Hurricanes surrendered only one hit but 11 runs during the first inning. The hosts issued 21 walks and 12 wild pitches…

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Lebanon High’s dashing duo piles up miles

April 29, 2021 | Comments Off on Lebanon High’s dashing duo piles up miles

By Tris Wykes LEBANON – What’s the perception of Birhanu Harriman and Tommy Wolfe among their Lebanon High track teammates? “Most of them think they’re crazy,” chuckled Raiders coach Kevin Lozeau. You can understand why. The sophomores don’t just practice and compete for their school’s squad, they embrace outside challenges. Significant challenges.  Last August, Harriman…

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Hurricanes boys lacrosse blows past beleaguered Bullets, 12-1

April 28, 2021 | Comments Off on Hurricanes boys lacrosse blows past beleaguered Bullets, 12-1

By Tris Wykes WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – Gordon Willey, Joseph Barwood and Chris Pierce each scored three goals Wednesday during the Hartford High boys lacrosse team’s 12-1 rout of visiting BFA-Fairfax in a steady rain. Ezra Mock, Bentley Boonyaharn and Blaine Gour also tallied for the Hurricanes, who improved to 3-2 this season. “In the…

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Blackbirds swarm Raiders for 9-3 boys lacrosse victory

April 26, 2021 | Comments Off on Blackbirds swarm Raiders for 9-3 boys lacrosse victory

By Tris Wykes LEBANON – The Lebanon High boys lacrosse team lost to Keene, 9-3, on Monday, allowing the NHIAA Division II Blackbirds to score strings of three and six consecutive goals.  Keene opened a 3-0 lead before C.J. Childs got the Division III Raiders on the scoreboard a minute into the second quarter. The…

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Mascoma maintains undefeated start to softball season at Hanover’s expense

April 23, 2021 | Comments Off on Mascoma maintains undefeated start to softball season at Hanover’s expense

By Tris Wykes WEST CANAAN – Giddy laughter filled the Hanover High softball dugout Friday when the Marauders came off the field following their third at-bat against Mascoma. Just three days after losing to the Royals by 24 runs, the visitors were now improbably leading by three.  “One inning at a time,” urged Hanover coach…

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Hanover boys lacrosse overpowers Lebanon for the second time in three days

April 22, 2021 | Comments Off on Hanover boys lacrosse overpowers Lebanon for the second time in three days

By Tris Wykes LEBANON – Hanover High’s a bit down in boys lacrosse this spring. Lebanon might be a bit better. The gap between the neighboring rivals remains wide, however, after the Marauders’ 15-6 victory on Thursday at Henry Emerton Field.  Hanover, mostly middle-of-the pack in NHIAA Division I during the past decade, led 8-1…

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