A Valley News Publication

Dartmouth football set to take on Harvard tomorrow

Harrison Herskowitz, a sophomore safety for the Dartmouth College football team, wrestles a tackling sled to the Memorial Field turf on Oct. 24, 2018. Undefeated Dartmouth hosts arch-rival Harvard today for homecoming. (Valley News - Tris Wykes) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Harrison Herskowitz, a sophomore safety for the Dartmouth College football team, wrestles a tackling sled to the Memorial Field turf on Oct. 24, 2018. Undefeated Dartmouth hosts archrival Harvard on Saturday for homecoming. (Valley News – Tris Wykes) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

🚨 Big 🚨 Game 🚨 Alert 🚨

Dartmouth College football is gearing up to take down visiting Harvard at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at Memorial Field in Hanover. There are a couple of factors that make this game one to watch:
1. It’s Dartmouth’s Homecoming Weekend (you might have heard there’s a big [safe?] bonfire tonight).
2. Dartmouth football currently is undefeated, having claimed victory in its last six games. The No. 20 Big Green also is 3-0 in Ivy League play. Archrival Harvard, meanwhile, is 3-3, 1-2.

Oh, also, we’re getting a nor’easter this weekend, so that should keep things interesting.

Dartmouth says it owes its success to a bit of sheer luck: The team largely has managed to avoid injuries to its starters, according to Dartmouth sports reporter Tris Wykes. Let’s hope it stays that way this weekend. Fingers crossed!

Read more on Dartmouth football here.

Three cheers for women making sports history in the Upper Valley

Callie Brownson, left, and Wendy Wannop. (Courtesy photographs)

Rounds of applause are in order for Callie Brownson, of Dartmouth football, who is launching a new and unprecedented phase in her career, and Wendy Wannop, of Woodstock field hockey, who has led her team through a milestone number of wins!

Brownson was recently named as Dartmouth football’s offensive quality control coach, making her the first known full-time female football coach at the D-I level. Wow!

Check out this video that Dartmouth football produced, showing head coach Buddy Teevens discussing Brownson’s path to joining the team and the players’ reaction to finding out she had been offered a job.

And Wannop, the longtime field hockey coach at Woodstock Union High School, celebrated her 200th career win last Wednesday.

The Woodstock Union High School field hockey team celebrates coach Wendy Wannop’s 200th victory, a 3-2 overtime defeat of Windsor at MacLeay-Royce Field in Windsor, Vt., on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. (Courtesy photograph)

Cheers to Callie and Wendy, and good luck on the rest of your seasons.