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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

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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

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Youth baseball The Weare Nationals (2-0) defeated Hollis-Brookline in NEIBL action. Wesley Lamphere went the distance on the mound for the two-hit shutout. Lamphere struck out three and didn’t walk a batter after the first inning. Catcher Ryan Thompson called a solid game behind the plate and Garrett … 0

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Little League champions The Concord Orthopaedics majors (17-5) were crowned the champions of the Capital Area Little League Classic by defeating the Davis & Towle Mets, 15-8. Jake Sullivan and Myles Muir pitched well for the winners with … 0

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

College standout Emily Cousens of Contoocook was recently named an Academic All-American at New York University. Cousens runs both cross country and track & field at NYU. Youth baseball In Capital Area Little League Classic action, Concord Orthopaedics defeated the Eagles, 14-2. Adrian Kennedy was the winning pitcher … 0

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

State decathlon results Warren Bartlett from Bishop Brady High School placed 38th out of 75 competitors at the 58th N.H. State Decathlon. He placed sixth in the 1,500 with a time of 4:34.79. Youth baseball The combined team of Hillsboro-Deering and Pembroke Academy, known as H/P, beat Nashua, … 0

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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Concord Babe Ruth champions Banks Chevrolet completed a one-loss season with a 19-4 defeat of Kiwanis in the Concord Babe Ruth League championship game. Kurtis Stadnicki (4-for-4, five RBI) hit for the cycle, Gabe Tobin (two hits) hit … 0

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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Softball champs In Capital Area Seniors softball action, Beckett Glass defeated Redlon Custom Carpentry, 2-1, to win the Martel Cup. It was a team win for Beckett Glass, highlighted by a strong performance in the circle by Izzy … 0

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Cal Ripken majors champs Rowley Agency captured the Concord Northeast Cal Ripken majors division championship by defeating New England Remediation Services, 18-7. NERS jumped out to a quick 4-1 lead off home runs from Kyle Hill (two homers, … 0

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, June 20, 2014

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (with last week’s rank) 1. COE-BROWN GIRLS’ TRACK (1) Coe-Brown’s girls have now won seven straight track titles between outdoor, indoor and cross country. 2. KEARSARGE BOYS’ TRACK (2) The Cougars are the … 0

Girls’ lacrosse All-State teams announced

Friday, June 20, 2014

Four area players – three of them from Kearsarge – earned First Team honors in the All-State teams released by the New Hampshire Girls’ Lacrosse Caoches Association. The Cougars’ Anna Stowell (attack), Kate Scheuch (defense) and Libby Brooks (midfield) join John Stark’s Giana Pezzulo (attack) on the Division … 0

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Capital area softball champs The Hopkinton Barton Insurance Red Hawks (pictured, top) captured the Capital Area Babe Ruth AAA softball championship last weekend at Martin Field. The Red Hawks defeated Elektrisola, Moses Trucking and Bow Rowley over two … 0