Photos: Spring hasn’t sprung

Towards the end of their lacrosse practice, players Norah Burns, left, and Savannah Lindsley sprint down the hall at Lebanon High School on Wednesday, March 27, 2024, in Lebanon, N.H. With fields covered in snow, athletes are practicing in the school. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Towards the end of their lacrosse practice, players Norah Burns, left, and Savannah Lindsley sprint down the hall at Lebanon High School on Wednesday, March 27, 2024, in Lebanon, N.H. With fields covered in snow, athletes are practicing in the school. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Lebanon lacrosse players Harper Rancourt and Izzy Caffrey practice their defense in the school gym on Wednesday, March 27, 2024, in Lebanon, N.H. Before the last snowfall the team was able to practice outside. They now share the gym with other spring sports athletes. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Lebanon lacrosse players Harper Rancourt and Izzy Caffrey practice their defense in the school gym on Wednesday, March 27, 2024, in Lebanon, N.H. Before the last snowfall the team was able to practice outside. They now share the gym with other spring sports athletes. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

After finishing practice with sprints and stair climbing, Lebanon lacrosse players Sara Forman, left, and Biff Maher chase one another with snow while Addison Durell cools down in a snowbank on Wednesday, March 28, 2024, in Lebanon, N.H. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

After finishing practice with sprints and stair climbing, Lebanon lacrosse players Sara Forman, left, and Biff Maher chase one another with snow while Addison Durell cools down in a snowbank on Wednesday, March 28, 2024, in Lebanon, N.H. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Published: 03-29-2024 10:21 AM

Sadly, it appears the groundhog lied.

   Just when it appeared the Upper Valley’s spring high school teams might get an early start on outdoor workouts, Mother Nature came and dropped a load of snow on the neighborhood. That’s forced programs such as Lebanon High girls lacrosse back to a familiar situation: indoor practices.

The Raiders, under the guidance of longtime coach Sara Ecker, are makig full use of the school, doing stick drills in Lang Metcalf Gym and fitness work in the hallways. They’ll be sharing the gymnasium for the time being — until spring really decides to, um, stick around.

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