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Opponent challeges Franklin mayor in upcoming race

Friday, August 28, 2015

Two candidates are seeking the office of mayor in Franklin. Logan Barbosa, 27, is running against incumbent Ken Merrifield in the October city elections. “I think that everyone should be contested in an election,” Barbosa said. In recent years, that has not always been the case in Franklin. Merrifield has been mayor since 2008. He ran unopposed in 2007 and 2011, though he faced a challenger in 2009 and a …

Capsule outlook of the area’s high school girls’ soccer teams

Friday, August 28, 2015

High school girls’ soccer outlook Coe-Brown Division: II Coach: Josh Hils (11th year) Last year: 15-4-0, reached semifinals Returning starters: Katie Clinch, jr., MF; Molly DeTrude, sr., B; Christen Gallant, sr., F; Kayla Patten, sr., B/MF; Kaitlyn Ross, sr., B Top newcomers: Mackenzie Daly, fr., G/MF; Emily Olofson, fr., B; Hannah Daly, jr., …

NHIAA announces football playoff changes; soccer overtime rules nixed for season

Friday, August 28, 2015

Changes were the topic of the day at the NHIAA’s season-opening media day – the ones that are happening and aren’t happening alike. The NHIAA announced alterations to the high school football playoff system on Thursday, while also discussing the rescinding of new overtime rules for soccer before they could take effect for the upcoming season. The new rules in soccer would have …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, August 28, 2015

Golf result Jon Ruggles and Jon Lang won the two-ball best ball event on Thursday at Concord Country Club with a 58. Second place, with a score of 60, went to Charlie Blake and Jon Lang, while Kevin Hobbs and Joe Drinon took third place with a score …

Capsule outlook of the area’s high school boys’ soccer teams

Thursday, August 27, 2015

High school boys’ soccer outlook Coe-Brown Division: II Coach: Christian Gompert (4th year) Last year: 15-2-0, reached quarterfinals Returning starters: Jayson Cleveland, sr., F; Liam Clinch, sr., MF; Jake Dunkerley, sr., F; Ethan Barbeau, jr., D; Corbin LeBlanc, …

High schools: Three local teams fall to Lebanon in golf opener

Thursday, August 27, 2015

GOLF Bishop Brady second, Coe brown third, john stark Fourth Key players: Lebanon- TJ Barber 38, Kyle Pelletier 39; John Stark – Jake Blanchett (48), Tyler Hazzard (53) Highlights/key moments: Lebanon (219) won its match at Carter Country Club in Lebanon. Bishop Brady (233), Coe-Brown (246) and John …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Golf results Jean VerPlanck, Brenda Thomas, Mary Hogan and Terry Blake won the Best of Four tournament at the Concord Country Club with a total score of 130. Tied for second place with rounds of 134 were the teams of Nancy Calder, Andy Jalbert, Cheryl Murphy and Carol …

In Franklin, Rubio chats and chews at local businesses

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Wednesday was just another day at work for Andrea Grevior. That is, until shortly after 2:30 p.m., when Florida Sen. Marco Rubio walked down Central Street in Franklin and stopped at Grevior Furniture. “I still can’t believe (it). …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Rec soccer signups Co-ed recreational soccer for seventh- and eighth-graders for the towns of Boscawen, Loudon, Penacook, Salisbury and Webster will be held Thursday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Penacook Elementary School. Contact Tami Porter at penacooksoccer@yahoo.com or 724-3280 for information. Yoga class Pembroke Recreation will sponsor a …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Golf city champions The 2015 Concord Men’s City Championship was played at Beaver Meadow Golf Course and Canterbury Woods Country Club on Saturday and Sunday. Bob Landry (pictured) of Loudon CC won the gross championship, shooting a two-day …

Announcements: Decorate a car

Monday, August 24, 2015

CONCORD Save the coaches The Abbott-Downing Historical Society is seeking donations to purchase seven coaches made by the Abbot-Downing Company of Concord from 1827-1927. The society is $45,000 away from its goal of $100,000 raised by September. Any …

Franklin City Council forms committee to study SAU split

Monday, August 24, 2015

The Franklin City Council approved Monday the formation of a withdrawal planning committee to study the Franklin School District’s separation from SAU 18. The committee, which the council also nominated members for at Monday’s meeting, will complete its plan by October and bring it to city council for …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, August 24, 2015

Youth football The Concord Capitols U11 5th-grade football team opened the season with a 6-2 victory over Windham on Sunday. The Capitols scored the game-winning touchdown on a long pass from Matt O’Rourke to Peter Reid with 40 seconds left in the game. The Capitols defense led the …