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Dakota Van Tassel of Winnisquam HIgh catches a pass from a teammate during the final practice before the Shrine Bowl at Dartmouth College's Memorial Stadium in Hanover, N.H. Friday, August 1, 2014.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Sanbornton’s Van Tassel will jump from football field to basic training

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Dakota Van Tassel had several options to choose from. College was one. Playing football in college was another. There was a third choice, however, one that the former Winnisquam lineman and wrestler had had in mind for years. Van Tassel liked the Army National Guard. He liked what it stood for, what it was all about. And the further he … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Nor’Easters Classic champs The New Hampshire Comets 16U Blue team (above) won the championship of the Nor’Easters Classic Tournament in Laconia. The Comets defeated the Middlesex Rapid Fire, 4-3; the Northeast Hurricanes Black, 6-0; and the Methuen Rangers, 10-1. The winning pitchers were Jess Santis, Rebecca Shatney and Kaitlynn Woodward. Key offensive plays … 0

Swarming defense a strength as New Hampshire readies for Shrine Game against Vermont

Friday, August 1, 2014

Consider David Jackson a convert. The New Hampshire coach for the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl is an offense guy. Has been throughout his career. But after seeing his team at practice, he had to admit it’s the other side of the ball that has him looking for superlatives going into tomorrow’s annual showdown. “I’ve always been offensively minded, I’ve coached defense in the … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, August 1, 2014

NEIBL result The Weare Nationals dropped Game 1 of the NEIBL championship series, losing to the Hollis-Brookline Dodgers, 1-0. Callahan Loos pitched a gem for Weare, going 6.2 innings and striking out 16 batters while only allowing two hits. Loos’s lone mistake came when he gave up a … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

NEIBL Eastern Conference finals Weare defeated the Londonderry Red Wings, 7-6, in 11 innings to claim the NEIBL Eastern Conference title. Garrett Kearney (2-for-3, two walks, steal) scored the game-winning run off a Ryan Thompson (2-for-6) base hit. Kearney reached base on a leadoff single in the 11th … 0

Bow High School Honors

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The following students earned honors in the fourth quarter at Bow High School: GRADE 12 High Honors: Andrew Attorri, Kirsten Bresson, Joshua DeYoung, Madison Duffy, Taylor Gagan, Danielle Gould, John Holmes, Madeleine Horner, Patrick Hughes, Daniel Jackson, Emily Keane, Charles Lipscomb, David Merchan, Christine Mitchell, Deborah Mooney, Charles … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Youth baseball Hillsboro/Pembroke beat Weare, 6-1, in the first round of the Granite State Baseball Wood Bat League. H/P was led by pitcher Dominic Downs, who threw a two-hitter with nine strikeouts and no walks, striking out five of the first six batters of the game and retiring … 0

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Local golf Duston Country Club held its two-day guest tournament this weekend. For the men, Mike Zack and Austin Fox placed first with a net score of 78 and were followed by Tom Flanagan and Al Appel (78), John Holbrook and Matt Holbrook (79), Jon Routon and Bill … 0

Macauley-King

Monday, July 28, 2014

Tricia Macauley and Ethan King were married June 28 in Bow. Gerri King, mother of the groom, performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride, daughter of Harvey Macauley and Caryn Macauley of Pittsfield and Sang Yon Kim of Camarillo, … 0

Mr. and Mrs. Brigham

Monday, July 28, 2014

Joe and Cathy Brigham of Bow recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married June 6, 1964, in Plymouth, Mass. The couple has three children, Terri Stutzman of Scituate, Mass., Leigh Ellen Watt of Bow, and Greg Brigham of Norwich, Conn. The couple has four grandchildren, Dellene, … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, July 28, 2014

Local golf In Beaver Meadow match play, Chris Jacques defeated Eric Saucier, 4 and 3, in the championship flight. Pete Topolosky defeated Da Young Ko in the first flight, Drake Lessard and Travis Martin tied in the second, Bill Cyr defeated Frank Hodgkins in the third, Diane Cote … 0

Business people for July 29, 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014

Ann dipold of Bow and Julia Wagner of Concord recently joined the staff of Better Homes & Gardens/The Masiello Group Concord. Michael Gilbert was recently appointed to the Catholic Charities New Hampshire board of trustees. Gilbert is a … 0

Local 2015 associates of Leadership New Hampshire

Monday, July 28, 2014

Leadership New Hampshire recently announced its Class of 2015, which includes 39 associates from across the state who will participate in the 10-month program. The organization’s mission is to build a community of informed and engaged leaders. The local associates for 2015 include: Edward Cherian of Boscawmen, development … 0