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National Guard commander convicted in Texas sex trafficking case

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Raymond Valas, a 41-year-old commanding officer in the New Hampshire National Guard, was found guilty yesterday by a federal jury in Texas of sex trafficking of a minor. Valas, of Bow, was accused of soliciting sex from a 15-year-old prostitute while in Texas last year after a four-month aid mission to El Salvador. He had admitted to meeting with the girl, but argued that it was strictly for an academic …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Youth hockey The Henniker Huskies Squirt 1 Gap Mountain Drilling team tied the Rochester Blackhawks, 3-3. Nick Osborne, Ben Mordarski and Owen Jones had the goals. Assists came from Modarski and Levi Jones. Evelyn Irizarry, Dillon O’Sullivan and Kiernan King also played well in front of goalie Aidan Miller. ∎ The Henniker Huskies Squirt 2 team lost to Keene Squirt 2, 7-0. Despite strong …

Final pound-for-pound fall high school rankings

Friday, November 21, 2014

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team 1. COE-BROWN GIRLS X-C (1) First in Division II, first at the Meet of Champions, second in New England and No. 1 here. 2. BOW GOLF (3) The three-time Division III champs haven’t lost a match since 2012. 3. BOW GIRLS’ SOCCER (2) The two-time champs had four …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Youth hockey The U12 Lady Monarchs (4-3) fell to the Woodstock Jr. Wasps in the opening round of the Veteran’s Day Classic in Woodstock, Vt. Bobby Brodeur was solid in net. The Lady Monarchs face off in a pair of games today before wrapping up the tournament tomorrow. …

National Guard commander disputes Texas sex trafficking claim

Friday, November 7, 2014

Raymond Valas entered 2014 a venerated former infantryman with an array of post-deployment accomplishments, including a leadership title in the New Hampshire National Guard, humanitarian work in Central America and a founding role in the Barley House Wolves, a hurling team for veterans returning from overseas. But in …

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, November 7, 2014

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (with last week’s rank) 1. COE-BROWN GIRLS X-C (1) The Bears placed four in the top 7 to win their fourth straight Meet of Champions. 2. BOW GOLF (2) The three-time D-III champs have won 49 straight matches, a streak that goes back …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, November 7, 2014

Youth hockey The Henniker Huskies Peewees hockey team beat Kearsarge, 5-0, behind goals from Liam Ouellette (two), Darren Earley (two assists), Billy Finn and Noah Miller. Goalie Ainsley King recorded her first shutout of the season. The Peewees beat Nashua, 7-1. Cooper Rivers and Miller scored two each, …

Bow girls’ soccer team beats Stevens, 5-1, returns to D-III title game

Thursday, November 6, 2014

LACONIA – It was a force all year and has been a juggernaut in the playoffs, but the Bow girls’ soccer team hasn’t been permitted to take such a large-picture view of itself. Coach Jay Vogt has kept …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Thursday, November 6, 2014

High school tournaments today Girls’ soccer Division II semifinals At Stellos Stadium, Nashua No. 3 Coe-Brown (15-3-0) vs. No. 2 John Stark (15-2-1), 4 p.m. Previous tournament games: Coe-Brown topped No. 14 Merrimack Valley, 4-1, and No. 6 Windham, 3-2 in overtime. John Stark blanked No. 15 St. …

Bow’s consecutive title-game streak

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Top-seeded Bow secured a berth in its fifth straight D-III championship game. How the Falcons have fared in the previous four: 2010 – Campbell 2, Bow 1 2011 – Bow 2, Campbell 1 2012 – Hopkinton 1, Bow 0 2013 – Bow 1, Hopkinton 0 2014 – vs. …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, November 6, 2014

College standouts Bow’s Sarah Carlson, a freshman at Castleton State College, scored her ninth goal of the season on an unassisted corner kick, to help the women’s soccer team to a 4-0 semifinal victory over Husson University in the North Atlantic Conference playoffs. ∎ Lindsey Nerbonne, of Bow, was …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

High school tournaments today Girls’ soccer Division III semifinals At Laconia H.S. No. 4 Stevens (13-3-2) vs. No. 1 Bow (18-0-0), 6 p.m. Previous tournament games: Stevens bested No. 13 Gilford, 5-0, and No. 5 Campbell, 5-3. Bow ousted No. 16 Kearsarge, 7-1, and No. 8 Hopkinton, 5-1. …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

H-D Fall sports awards Hillsboro-Deering High School will hold its Fall Sports Awards Night Nov. 12 from 5-7 p.m. Dress clothes must be worn by athletes. Any questions, contact Athletic Director Jay Wood at jwood@hdsd.k12.nh.us. Tryouts/registrations Bow Athletic Club basketball registration is open for students in grades 1-12. …