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home : sports February 26, 2015 

Bernier Scores 50th, Falcons Advance
JAY -- For top-ranked North Country's Whitney Bernier, her first goal of the night, just 3:40 into Wednesday's Division II quarterfinal against No. 8 Brattleboro would hold up as the game winner in what would end as a 5-0 Falcons victory. Her second of the game, just over four minutes into the second period, made it 4-0 North Country and marked an incredible milestone in the senior's career.
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Male Athlete of the Week: White Mountains Regional's Liam Hayden
His nickname is Lightning, and Hayden demonstrated why in winning the NHIAA Division III 120-pound championship Feb. 21 at Campbell High School in Litchfield.
Thursday, February 26, 2015

SJA Stuns Top-seeded Harwood
WATERBURY -- At The Ice Center, sophomore goalie Cody Smith stood on his head as ninth-ranked St. Johnsbury Academy took down N0. 1 Harwood Union 4-1 in Division II boys hockey on Wednesday evening. Smith finished the game with 50 saves.
Thursday, February 26, 2015

LHS Wins Finale, First Place
LITTLETON, N.H. -- They finished in first place with a 17-1 record, but there's more for the Littleton Crusaders to do.
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Female Athlete of the Week: White Mountains Regional's Alex Curtis
White Mountains Regional's Alex Curtis was firing on all cylinders in last weekend's girls indoor track and field state meet at the University of New Hampshire.
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Wednesday's Scores/Top Performers and Upcoming Schedule
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

LI Wins, Cobb Hits 1,000
LYNDON CENTER -- Senior Jay Cobb scored his 1,000th career point in a 64-36 first-round Division II playoff win over 14th-ranked Springfield on Tuesday evening, as third-ranked Lyndon Institute earned its 15th consecutive win.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Rangers Win First-Rounder 59-44
ORLEANS -- Lake Region won the final five games of the regular season to earn a home playoff game, then made the most of it on Tuesday with a 59-46 Division III playdown win over BFA-Fairfax.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

SJA, LI Move on to State Meets
MIDDLEBURY -- St. J Academy and Lyndon Institute both qualified for next week's state meets as a result of Tuesday's NVAC GS meet at the Middlebury Snow Bowl.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

One Shot Short
BARRE -- There are no losers at "The Aud."
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

N.H. Girls Playoff Roundup: Woodsville, LHS, Groveton, Colebrook Advance
WOODSVILLE, N.H. -- Woodsville and Hinsdale played to a deadlock in three of the four quarters of their Tuesday night Division IV playoff opener. In the third quarter, six points by Tori Clough provided the margin of difference in the Engineers' 39-34 win
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

N.H. Division III Girls Hoops: Raymond Knocks Off WMR For First-Ever Playoff Win
WHITEFIELD, N.H. -- The 14th-seeded White Mountains Regional girls fell to the hot shots of No. 19 Raymond, 46-38 on Tuesday in the opening round of the Division III girls hoops playoffs.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Tuesday's Scores and Wednesday's Schedule
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

No. 1 Stunner: Lake Region Rallies From 10 Down To Edge Lyndon
BARRE -- Sophomore Becky Doucet gritted out a tough shot from the paint with 35 seconds to go cap a fourth-quarter Lake Region comeback and send the top-ranked Rangers to their first title game since 2011 with a 45-43 win over fourth-ranked Lyndon in a Division II semifinal Monday night.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Local Roundup: Engineers Too Much For Profile
BETHLEHEM, N.H. -- Jaret Bemis and Sam Pushee scored 19 points a piece to lead Woodsville past Profile 59-48 on Monday evening.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

H.S. Playoff Schedule (Monday-Wednesday)
Monday, February 23, 2015

Local Roundup: NCU Boys Fall To Rice
SOUTH BURLINGTON -- North Country Union put 23 shots on net but could not find a way to extend its season in falling to No. 8 Rice 5-0 in Division I boys hockey on Saturday.
Monday, February 23, 2015

D-II Girls Hoops Semifinal Preview: Familiar Foes Meet at Aud
One challenge that teams typically face when they earn a trip to the final four at Barre Auditorium is preparing for an opponent they know nothing about. That won't be a problem for either side when No. 4 Lyndon (16-6) meets No. 1 Lake Region (20-2) at 8:15 tonight in the Division II semifinal.
Monday, February 23, 2015

Local Roundup: Wells Pushes SJA Past Bulldogs
MANCHESTER -- No. 9 St. Johnsbury beat Burr & Burton Academy 3-2 to advance to the second round of the Vermont boys hockey playoffs on Friday evening.
Saturday, February 21, 2015

ORLEANS -- To chants from the crowd of "We're going to Barre," the Lake Region bench erupted onto the court at the final buzzer of a 45-34 Division II quarterfinal win over Milton on Friday with one season goal met, and perhaps another coming into sharp focus.
Saturday, February 21, 2015

Vt. D-II Girls Basketball Playoffs: Vikings Headed Back to the Aud
LYNDON CENTER -- It wasn't a thing of artistic beauty, but Lyndon Institute did what it had to do in Friday's 38-24 Division II quarterfinal win over Lamoille Union.
Saturday, February 21, 2015

Peak and Roll: Two-Sport Athlete Allie Horne Skis by Day, Hoops by Night
LITTLETON, N.H. -- To take on one sport demands a lot of a high school student. To take on two sports in the same season and compete at a high level in both, that's rare.
Friday, February 20, 2015

Eagles Win Clutch Finale, 50-39 Over LHS
GROVETON, N.H. -- The Groveton Eagles waited until the last minute to overtake Littleton in the Division IV girls standings.
Friday, February 20, 2015

T-Birds Topple Falcons
JAY -- Alyssa Audet's second goal of the game with 20.4 seconds left to play lifted No. 3 Missisquoi over top-ranked North Country 2-1 on Wednesday.
Thursday, February 19, 2015

Local Roundup: Larose Records 13 Assists in Vikings Win
THETFORD -- Jay Cobb scored 23 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead Lyndon Institute to a 60-31 win over Thetford in boys hoops on Wednesday.
Thursday, February 19, 2015

Female Athlete of the Week: St. Johnsbury Academy's Katherine Cowan
Katherine Cowan's performance at last Saturday's state meet in Northfield wasn't the stuff of a relative newcomer to the sport. That's what she is, however, and that's what it was Saturday at Norwich University as the freshman ran well in four events, helping the Hilltoppers to the Division I title.
Thursday, February 19, 2015

Vt. Girls D-IV Playoffs: Farquharson, Peters Help BMU Edge Twinfield 48-47
MARSHFIELD -- Shelby Peters' free throw with four seconds left was the difference as ninth-seeded Blue Mountain Union fended off of late Twinfield rally and gave the Bucks a 48-47 win Wednesday over the eighth-seeded Trojans in a first-round Division IV playoff affair.
Thursday, February 19, 2015

NVAC Slalom Districts: LI, SJA Carve at Cochran's
RICHMOND -- Lyndon Institute and St. Johnsbury Academy were among the teams at the NVAC slalom districts at Cochran's Ski Area on Wednesday (team, individual results below).
Thursday, February 19, 2015

Quick Hits:
Thursday, February 19, 2015

Male Athlete of the Week: St. Johnsbury Academy's Jonny Perreault
Athlete of the Week picks become easy when as many athletes are going as well as they are this winter. Count Jonny Perreault among that bunch, as the junior recorded win No. 100 in the championship round of last Saturday's NVAC district tournament. He joins teammates James Dagesse and Dominic Hahr in reaching the milestone this season.
Thursday, February 19, 2015

Vt. D-II Girls Hoops Playoffs: Ghosts No Threat at Lyndon
LYNDON CENTER -- Tight defense and dominant rebounding enabled Lyndon Institute to turn Randolph into a vanishing act Tuesday night as the fourth-seeded Vikings sent the 13th-seeded Ghosts galloping back to Randolph with a 58-30 win in the first round of the Division II playoffs.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Rangers Oust the Otters
ORLEANS -- Top-ranked Lake Region didn't exactly light up the scoreboard on Tuesday in its playdown matchup with No. 16 Otter Valley, but it didn't really need to. Instead the Rangers methodically built on their lead each quarter to finish with a workmanlike 51-28 dismantling of the visiting Otters.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Vt. Girls Hoops Playoff Roundup: Falcons, Hilltoppers Ousted
ST. ALBANS -- Only three players scored for St. J Academy Tuesday night as second-seeded BFA-St. Albans eliminated the 15th-ranked Hilltoppers from the Division I playoffs, 40-22.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Local Roundup: Baker's 39 Points Lead Profile 57-37
BETHLEHEM, N.H. -- Ian Baker scored a career-high 39 points, had 10 rebounds, had six steals and dished out three assists to lead Profile to a 57-37 win over Lisbon on Tuesday. Baker shot 13-for-20 from the floor and scored 26 of his points in the second half.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Bemis, WHS Bounce Bucks 58-35
WOODSVILLE, N.H. -- Jaret Bemis made 22 of his season-high 29 points in the second half, helping the Engineers expand on a 22-17 halftime lead and pull away for a 58-35 victory over Blue Mountain Union Monday night.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Gary Jenness is Most Winningest Coach
WHITEFIELD, N.H. -- The magic number was 625 and Gary Jenness is the winner.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Don Easter Retires
MONROE, N.H. -- Don Easter and Paula Gillander retired from officiating basketball games during the CVL basketball tournament hosted at Monroe Town Hall on Saturday.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

2015 Vermont State Track & Field Championship Results: Divisions I & II

Division I Girls

Team Scores: St. Johnsbury 180, Essex 160, South Burlington 60, Burlington 30, Rutland 8, Mt. Anthony 8, Mt. Mansfield 4

Monday, February 16, 2015

High School Wrestling: SJA Wins Districts
HINESBURG -- The top-seeded St. J Academy Hilltoppers won the Northern Vermont Athletic Conference district tournament Saturdaay, outscoring nine other teams.
Monday, February 16, 2015

Vermont Indoor Track Championship: Close Sets Hurdles Mark, Brunnette, Kennedy Cruise to 2-Mile Wins.
NORTHFIELD -- While the big story out of the Vermont indoor track championship on Saturday was the St. Johnsbury girls team reasserting its supremacy in the state, local athletes from St. J to Newport and Lyndon to Lake Region had noteworthy performances as well.
Monday, February 16, 2015

Local Roundup: Vikings Win Season-Closer
LYNDON CENTER -- The Lyndon Institute girls basketball team wrapped up the regular season with a 56-33 win over Harwood on Saturday.
Monday, February 16, 2015

Quick Hits
Monday, February 16, 2015

N.H. Nordic State Championship Results
Saturday, February 14, 2015

Rangers Stuff Spartans
ORLEANS -- A smothering defensive performance gave Lake Region a 49-29 win over third-ranked Winooski on Friday and bolstered the hopes of those Rangers faithful who feel this 9-8 team could still make some noise come playoff time.
Saturday, February 14, 2015

Ageless Bomber: At 53, Devlin-Young Still Dusting The Competition
If Babe Ruth is considered an all-time baseball great, that person in the world of downhill adaptive skiing would be Chris Devlin-Young.
Saturday, February 14, 2015

LI Announces New Baseball, Softball Coaches
LYNDON CENTER -- After 12 years, 139 wins and two state titles, Lyndon Institute baseball coach Justin Smith is stepping down.
Saturday, February 14, 2015

Staying Close To Grandpa Pete: Lake Region Track Family Running On Olympic DNA
ORLEANS -- A pair of otherwise ordinary students at Lake Region High School share an extraordinary heritage. For sisters Emily and Catherine Close, the accomplishments of a long-passed grandfather serve as an inspiration and leave a complicated and emotional legacy.
Friday, February 13, 2015

Local Roundup: Late Layup Lifts Essex 64-60 Over SJA
ST. JOHNSBURY -- A layup off a missed free throw with six seconds left helped the Essex Hornets to a 64-60 win Thursday night over St. Johnsbury Academy in Division I boys basketball.
Friday, February 13, 2015

Another Top 20 For Dunklee
OSLO, Norway -- Some fantastic shooting propelled Barton's Susan Dunklee to another top-20 finish according to U.S. Biathlon. Dunklee placed 11th on Thursday in the women's 15-kilometer individual race. The performance follows up four straight top-20 finishes including a pair of top-10 results in Antholz, Italy.
Friday, February 13, 2015

Vt. Skiing: SJA Takes 5th Places
SMUGGLERS NOTCH -- St. J Academy's ski teams took fifth places at Thursday's giant slalom race.
Friday, February 13, 2015

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