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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Sold! Marauders strike for fifth consecutive victory in boys soccer

October 7, 2021 | Comments Off on Sold! Marauders strike for fifth consecutive victory in boys soccer

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 HANOVER – Oscar Miller’s future endeavors are wide open, as befits a Hanover High senior. After Thursday’s 2-0 boys soccer defeat of visiting Londonderry, however, it’s clear the striker has a potential future in sales. Dribbling into the right side of the Lancers penalty area early in the…

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Hurricanes whack Wasps, 2-1

October 6, 2021 | Comments Off on Hurricanes whack Wasps, 2-1

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – Carlton Fisk has nothing on Heather Scudder.  The former Charlestown High and Boston Red Sox baseball player is best known for the “body english” he displayed while leaping and waving his winning home run inside Fenway Park’s left foul pole during a 1975 World…

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Raiders boys soccer rallies after first setback

October 2, 2021 | Comments Off on Raiders boys soccer rallies after first setback

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 LEBANON – Late in the Lebanon High boys soccer team’s 4-0 defeat of visiting Stevens on Saturday, a blue SUV sped past the field on adjacent Old Etna Road. The vehicle’s occupants laid on the horn, blew through the Heater Road intersection and its four stop signs and…

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Raiders rumble to 41-0 victory

October 1, 2021 | Comments Off on Raiders rumble to 41-0 victory

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 LEBANON – Lebanon High football coach Chris Childs believes his 5-0 team needs two more victories to guarantee itself an NHIAA Division II playoff berth. After yet another Raiders rout Friday, this one a 41-0 shellacking of visiting Souhegan, it’s hard to imagine postseason entry being any sort…

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Cooney ramps up returns for Dartmouth

September 30, 2021 | Comments Off on Cooney ramps up returns for Dartmouth

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 HANOVER – It’s an old story and one Jamal Cooney has experienced firsthand.  High school star commits to Dartmouth College football, turning down bigger programs to enroll at the Ivy League school. The youngster expects to still be a standout, because really, how hard could it be to…

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Putans preys on Lebanon soccer foes

September 27, 2021 | Comments Off on Putans preys on Lebanon soccer foes

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 LEBANON – Scoring is the hardest part of soccer. So how does Krists Putans make it appear so easy? The lanky Latvian exchange student, who’s been at Lebanon High for less than two months, would stand out even if he weren’t such an offensive threat. There’s his 6-foot-4…

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Dartmouth football returns with a rout

September 25, 2021 | Comments Off on Dartmouth football returns with a rout

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 HANOVER – The Dartmouth College football team returned from Indiana a bit sheepish from last week’s error-filled opener at Valparaiso. The Big Green more than made up for that narrow victory on Saturday, however, with a 41-3 pummeling of Sacred Heart. It was the program’s first home game…

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Hanover pounds John Stark, 41-8

September 24, 2021 | Comments Off on Hanover pounds John Stark, 41-8

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 HANOVER – Patrick Elder raised the black and silver sledgehammer over his head and screamed to his encircled Hanover High football teammates Friday night.  “Did we pound the rock?!” the junior lineman asked, repeatedly slamming the hammer into the artificial turf beneath his cleats. The Marauders roared affirmation…

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Royals remain winless; Raiders still unbeaten

September 22, 2021 | Comments Off on Royals remain winless; Raiders still unbeaten

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 LEBANON – The Mascoma High field hockey team’s bus became entangled in backed-up traffic near the intersection of Route 120 and Heater Road on Wednesday evening. A fender bender by Evans Drive caused congestion that left the Royals time to ponder a 3-1 loss to Lebanon that dropped…

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Mascoma misery: Royals football loses 49-8

September 18, 2021 | Comments Off on Mascoma misery: Royals football loses 49-8

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 WEST CANAAN – Events went bad from the beginning for the Mascoma High football team Saturday afternoon against visiting Somersworth. The Hilltoppers scored early and often while dominating the NHIAA Division IV teams’ contest during an afternoon that alternated sun and rain. “Right from the start, it didn’t…

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