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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

High school Athlete of the Season for boys’ lacrosse

Friday, July 18, 2014

Matt Sanford SCHOOL: Bow High HONORS/STATS: The senior, who was a three-time First Team All-State selection, tallied 50 goals and 14 assists for 64 points this season. He was nominated as an All-American his junior and senior years. … 0

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Softball champions The U12 Capital Area All Stars (above) won the District 2 championship. The team: front row (l-r), Sydney Plante, Brooke Carlson, Ashley Plante, Kara Laramee, Autumn Nudd, Kayla Bondra; back row (l-r), Coach Seth Hussey, Ananya … 0

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

U14 softball champs The New Hampshire Comets U14 Red team won the Paul Wilcox Tournament in Keene. The Comets earned the fourth seed from a pool of 13 teams by beating the Bay State Sharks, Rhode Island Rampage … 0

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Baseball champions The Armand J. Laramie Babe Ruth All-Star team (pictured) won the Pool A tournament by going undefeated in pool play. The team is advancing to the State Babe Ruth Tournament in Salem next week. Pictured: back … 0

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Legion baseball The Concord Post 21 Senior Legion baseball team (8-6) defeated Goffstown, 2-0, yesterday. Field hockey coach needed Rundlett Middle School has an opening for a field hockey coach. Send résumé and three letters of reference to Steve Mello, Director of Physical Education & Sport, 170 Warren … 0

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Little League All-Star champs The Concord Little League 9-10-year-old all-star team defeated Portsmouth, 4-2, to win the NH District 2 championship. Undefeated Concord will face NH District 1 champion Windham in the state finals. Team members (pictured above) … 0

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Youth softball The Capital Area Babe Ruth U12 All-Star team, consisting of players from Concord, Merrimack Valley and Hopkinton, won the District 2 U12 championship by defeating the Central NH All-Stars 2-1 in a best-of-three format. Capital Area won the first game, 2-0, behind the outstanding pitching of … 0

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Golf results The team of Asa Stoykovich, Jordan Dustin, Tim Pitman and William Scrivens (pictured, l-r, with Coach and Counselor Samantha Reed) scrambled to a 3-under par 33 and defeated the team of Jeremiah Barry, Stenny Kula, Ben … 0

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Tournament champions The Concord Cannons Prospects 16U baseball team (pictured above) improved to 20-6 thanks to three consecutive tournament championships. The Cannons won the War at the Shore tournament in Lyme, Conn.; the Franklin Pierce Invitational in Rindge; … 0

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

District tourney baseball Concord defeated Merrimack, 14-4, in pool-play action of the Concord Babe Ruth League 14-year-old district tournament. The Concord offense was led by Ryan Tessier (two hits, double), Sal Rinaldi (three RBI), Noah Giffard (two hits) and Gavin Moody (two hits). John Taranovich and Steven Drewes … 0