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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Raiders boys soccer continues to roll

September 17, 2021 | Comments Off on Raiders boys soccer continues to roll

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 LEBANON – Mosquitos and tiny, biting flies swarmed parts of Lebanon High’s soccer field Friday afternoon. More severe bloodletting occurred on the grass itself, however, where the Raiders boys routed Plymouth, 9-0, in an NHIAA Division II contest and improved to 5-0. Ryan Oliveira had two goals and…

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Disputed call factors into Hurricanes loss

September 16, 2021 | Comments Off on Disputed call factors into Hurricanes loss

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – Jeff Acker was well onto the field Thursday afternoon, his Hartford High girls soccer team having just gone down to visiting Springfield, 2-1, with 15 minutes to play. “What was that?” the 16th-year coach hollered, arms held aloft and his gaze burning a hole…

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Dartmouth football ducks indoors in preparation for Saturday’s season opener

September 15, 2021 | Comments Off on Dartmouth football ducks indoors in preparation for Saturday’s season opener

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 HANOVER – A storm fouled the skies over Dartmouth College on Wednesday, but inside the athletic department’s indoor practice facility, the Big Green football team ran through preparations for the opening of its 139th season Saturday at Valparaiso (Ind.) University. The squad has used the facility before, but…

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Dartmouth’s sawed-off center a shining example of persistance

September 12, 2021 | Comments Off on Dartmouth’s sawed-off center a shining example of persistance

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 HANOVER – The Dartmouth College football team has some behemoths on its offensive line. Eleven players at that position are at least 6-foot-5. Seven of them weigh 300 pounds or more. Then there is senior center Max Telemaque. The Jersey City, N.J., native is listed at 5-11 and…

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Lebanon hammers Hollis-Brookline, 77-28

September 10, 2021 | Comments Off on Lebanon hammers Hollis-Brookline, 77-28

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 LEBANON – Where to begin in describing Lebanon High’s 77-28 defeat of Hollis-Brookline on Friday? Let’s give it a try with numbers. There were 78 points scored in the first half of the NHIAA Division II contest alone, during which the hosts built a 50-0 lead. Lebanon rushed…

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Hartford boys soccer bounces back by blanking Lake Region

September 8, 2021 | Comments Off on Hartford boys soccer bounces back by blanking Lake Region

By Tris Wykes Copyright 2021 Octopus Athletics WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – The Hartford High boys soccer team opened its season last weekend with a five-goal loss at powerful Milton, a side featuring seven fourth-year starters and 15 seniors. The Hurricanes? They feature one senior and two starters from last season’s squad. “Luckily, they’re young enough…

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Hurricanes’ early stumble proves costly in the end

September 4, 2021 | Comments Off on Hurricanes’ early stumble proves costly in the end

By Tris Wykes Copyright 2021 Octopus Athletics WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – Hartford High girls soccer coach Jeff Acker stretched his arms wide around noon Saturday to encompass his team’s field at the Maxfield athletic complex. The glowing green pitch is surrounded by trees, the sky was bright blue and the weather sunny but not too hot. “It’s…

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Lebanon field hockey needs only one goal to triumph

September 4, 2021 | Comments Off on Lebanon field hockey needs only one goal to triumph

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 LEBANON – The Lebanon High field hockey team created precious few scoring opportunities Friday against Goffstown. Fortunately for the Raiders, junior Mikayla Thornton put away one of those chances with 9.6 seconds remaining in the first quarter to give the hosts an eventual 1-0 victory. “That was a…

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Hurricanes pound Hilltoppers, 41-9

September 3, 2021 | Comments Off on Hurricanes pound Hilltoppers, 41-9

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – It was during the Friday night football game’s third quarter and with the result no longer in serious doubt that the Hartford High student section sang along with the Backstreet Boys’ 1999 hit, “I Want It That Way” as it was pumped over the…

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Dartmouth football benefits from Guidone’s return

September 2, 2021 | Comments Off on Dartmouth football benefits from Guidone’s return

By Tris Wykes Copyright Octopus Athletics 2021 HANOVER – The Dartmouth College football team’s best player might be an offensive guard. Jake Guidone is also the squad’s best quote and perhaps its friendliest person, which is saying something on a roster that always features some wonderful human beings. The senior from East Walpole, Mass., combines…

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