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Former NH Guard commander sentenced to 15 years for child sex trafficking

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Ray Valas, a former New Hampshire National Guard commander convicted last fall of soliciting sex from an underage prostitute, has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison. Valas, 41, of Bow, was found guilty in November of one count of sex trafficking of a minor. Prosecutors said he twice paid for sex with a 15-year-old girl during a work …

Election Day nearing, local candidates can’t wait for snow to melt to post signs

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Campaign signs are one of the few ways a candidate can boost name recognition in local elections. So making sure those signs aren’t blanketed in snow or plowed into a snowbank is important. This is what led Mark Varney, a candidate for the Boscawen Board of Selectmen, to attach his new campaign signs …

High schools: Bishop Brady girls undefeated at home to wrap up No. 3 seed

Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Bishop Brady girls’ basketball team has a simple mantra: “Defend the home court.” For the third straight season, the Green Giants (16-2) accomplished that mission, wrapping up yet another undefeated regular-season home record with last night’s 55-49 victory over Goffstown (13-5). The win also avenged a 43-31 loss Brady suffered on the …

D-II indoor track winners

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Coe-Brown Ariel Clachar (long jump), 4x800 relay Merrimack Valley Kristie Schoffield (600, 3,000), Meredith Ramsey (300), 4x160 relay, 4x400 relay Kearsarge Zach Astle, shot put …

Wrestling champions

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Division I (With result of championship match) 106 pounds Mark Hoyt, Concord, 6-4 in OT Division III 113 pounds Ben Widmann, John Stark, 17-3 132 pounds Nick Widmann, John Stark, 17-0 138 pounds Terry Zervos, John Stark, 3-2 170 pounds Richie Mills, Winnisquam, pin 182 pounds Christian Duquette, …

Town Crier for Feb. 22, 2015

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Allenstown Film broaches topic of hard end-of-life discussions ∎ The Suncook Senior Center will present the Concord Regional VNA to view Consider the Conversation: A Documentary on a Taboo Subject on Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. This thoughtful film explores what people are thinking about their lives and …

High schools: Kearsarge girls find offense in fourth to rally past Mascoma

Saturday, February 21, 2015

They couldn’t buy a basket in the first three quarters and had just 21 points going into the fourth. But the Kearsarge girls remained confident in themselves and their offense, and that confidence paid off in the end. …

High school Stars of the Day

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Devi Kraushaar, Kearsarge girls’ basketball, 16 points, 10 rebounds in 41-35 win Drew McQuarrie, John Stark boys’ basketball, 22 points, 14 rebounds in 57-45 loss Maddie Clark, Hopkinton girls’ basketball, 16 points in 32-31 win Dominic Timbas, Pembroke boys’ basketball, 21 points, 8 rebounds in 45-43 win Brooke …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Merrimack hoops league champs The Bow 1 boys’ basketball team (pictured) was crowned Merrimack Basketball League high school division champions. Bow defeated New Boston 2 in the semifinals, 51-42, and Concord Boys and Girls Club in the final, …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Saturday, February 21, 2015

High school tournaments today Indoor track Division I championships At UNH’s Paul Sweet Oval, 9:30 a.m. S chedule of events: 9:30 a.m. – High jump (girls then boys), long jump (boys/girls), shot put (boys/girls); 9:30 a.m. – 4x800 relay (girls/boys); trials (boys/girls) for 55 hurdles and 55 dash, …

Bow Memorial School Honor Roll

Friday, February 20, 2015

The following students earned honors for the second quarter at Bow Memorial School. GRADE 8 HIGH HONORS: Samuel Berube, Brianna Boone, Daniel Breault, Cassandra Cafasso, Dillon Cate, Emma Conley, Kirpal Demian, Luca Demian, Isabelle Dolcino, Samantha Eastman, Callahan Field, James Jensen, Emily Katz, Natalie Kay, Thomas MacEachron, Brenna …

High schools: Defense leads Pittsfield girls’ basketball team to another victory

Friday, February 20, 2015

Pittsfield High girls’ basketball Coach Steve Langevin says “(defense) is what we live by.” For his Panthers, that was certainly true again last night. The Panthers (12-5) held Derryfield (1-17) to four points in the first quarter and …

High school Stars of the Day

Friday, February 20, 2015

Gabby Bartlett, Pittsfield girls’ basketball, career high 6 3s (18 points) in 47-27 win Brooke Vien, Pittsfield girls’ basketball, 17 points, 7 steals, 5 rebounds Amanda Blier, Winnisquam girls’ basketball, 26 points in 48-41 win Lauren Marsh, Franklin girls’ basketball, 17 points, 14 rebounds in 51-40 loss …