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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Lebanon blitzes Blackbirds, remains undefeated

February 5, 2021 | Comments Off on Lebanon blitzes Blackbirds, remains undefeated

By Tris Wykes LEBANON – How would the Lebanon High boys basketball team fare while taking a step up in competition Friday? The NHIAA Division II Raiders left little doubt from the outset, jumping to an early lead and fighting off Division I Keene down the stretch for a 52-41 victory. Lebanon, which opened the…

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LSMR grounds Blackbirds, 3-0

February 3, 2021 | Comments Off on LSMR grounds Blackbirds, 3-0

By Tris Wykes WEST LEBANON – The high-wire act known as the Lebanon-Stevens-Mount Royal boys hockey team continued its winning ways Wednesday, pinning a 3-0 defeat on visiting Keene that was closer than the score would indicate.  Aidan Yates’ goal 1 minute 35 seconds before the first intermission stood up through the second stanza and…

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No collapse for Raiders this time

February 2, 2021 | Comments Off on No collapse for Raiders this time

By Tris Wykes WEST LEBANON – The Lebanon-Stevens-Mount Royal boys hockey team lost some games last season it deserved to win. Monday at Campion Rink, the Raiders exited into the falling snow with a 3-1 victory over Berlin-Gorham that could well have been a tie or a loss. Rejecting that outcome was Lebanon goaltender Toby…

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Lebanon escapes with third boys basketball victory over Mascoma in 11 days, 47-43

January 30, 2021 | Comments Off on Lebanon escapes with third boys basketball victory over Mascoma in 11 days, 47-43

By Tris Wykes WEST CANAAN – The Mascoma High boys basketball team produced the fast start it wanted Friday but couldn’t finish the job in a 47-43 loss to Lebanon. That the contest was the closest of the neighbors’ three clashes within 11 days of little immediate consolation to the hosts. “The guys are pretty…

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Raiders can’t hold early lead, lose boys hockey opener in OT

January 28, 2021 | Comments Off on Raiders can’t hold early lead, lose boys hockey opener in OT

By Tris Wykes LACONIA, N.H. – The Lebanon-Stevens-Mount Royal boys hockey team lost, 3-2, to Belmont-Gilford in overtime during an NHIAA Division III contest Thursday.  A critical take: the Raiders, just down from Division II, allowed the 0-3 Bulldogs to rally from a two-goal deficit after a period, surrendering the winning tally when goaltender Toby…

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Crimson Tide swamps Hanover boys hockey, 8-2

January 24, 2021 | Comments Off on Crimson Tide swamps Hanover boys hockey, 8-2

By Tris Wykes CONCORD – The Hanover High boys hockey team concluded a long week in jarring fashion Saturday, absorbing an 8-2 loss to Concord High. The defending NHIAA Division I champions beat the Marauders at Everett Arena for the second time in six days, having earlier shut out the visitors, who aren’t allowed to…

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Lebanon withstands Mascoma’s rally, 56-50

January 22, 2021 | Comments Off on Lebanon withstands Mascoma’s rally, 56-50

By Tris Wykes LEBANON – Lebanon High and visiting Mascoma clashed in boys basketball Friday for the second time in four days. The Royals, dispatched by 15 points during the teams’ initial meeting, this time put up more of a fight, their late rally falling short during a 56-50 loss.  Mascoma trailed by 18 points…

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Hartford girls hockey hopes to be lifted by winds of change

January 20, 2021 | Comments Off on Hartford girls hockey hopes to be lifted by winds of change

By Tris Wykes WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – If you enjoy small talk and circling a difficult subject, Kylie Young is not your cup of tea. The first-year Hartford High girls ice hockey coach tends to tell it like it is, and for the Hurricanes, “it” hasn’t been much fun in recent years.  “We have nowhere…

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Lebanon lets Mascoma have it, 66-51, in boys hoops

January 19, 2021 | Comments Off on Lebanon lets Mascoma have it, 66-51, in boys hoops

By Tris Wykes WEST CANAAN – Mascoma High boys basketball coach Silas Ayres was an unhappy man during parts of Tuesday’s clash with visiting Lebanon. Particularly during the first half, the Royals’ bench boss stamped his feet, pounded both hands on the floor and railed against the dying of his NHIAA Division III team’s hopes…

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Marauders girls ice hockey hangs half a dozen on neighboring rival

January 16, 2021 | Comments Off on Marauders girls ice hockey hangs half a dozen on neighboring rival

By Tris Wykes WEST LEBANON – The few folks allowed inside Campion Rink on Saturday evening didn’t need to look at the scoreboard to know how the NHIAA game between host Lebanon-Stevens-Kearsarge and Hanover was progressing. They could listen to the shouts of Raiders coach Mike Sheehan as his team spent much of the teams’…

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