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The New Hampshire Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl team warms up before practice in Spartan Stadium at Castleton University in Castleton, Vt. Tuesday, July 28, 2015. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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New Hampshire brings fast-paced spread attack to annual Shrine game

Friday, July 31, 2015

Even before he could worry about the Vermont defense, Greg Gush was concerning himself with his own state – its geography, to be more specific. The coach for the New Hampshire team in Saturday’s Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl had a roster of all-stars, but all-stars coming from all corners of the state. He wanted to take a day to go …

Shrine Game at a glance

Friday, July 31, 2015

What: Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl football game When: Saturday, 5:30 p.m. Where: Castleton State College, Vermont Who: Graduated seniors from New Hampshire and Vermont Series: New Hampshire leads series, 46-13-2, and has won the last 14 games Area players: Brendan Johnson, Andrew Jousset, Bishop Brady; Kyle Milne, Bow; Will Scharlotte, Concord; Jacob Sawyer, Zach Feudner, John Stark; Devon McGrath, Tommy Schneider, MV; Richie …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, July 31, 2015

Golf results Ray Steenbeke and Don Steenbeke Jr. won the two-ball best ball event at Concord Country Club on Thursday with a score of 59. Doug Duval and Larry Cooper shot 60 to tie for second place with Willy Boucher and Peter Mamos. Three teams tied for third place with 62: Dave Mattson and Dick Baxter, Don Young and Bob Granger, and Steve …

Town Crier for July 19, 2015

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Allenstown Check out upcoming penny and indoor yard sales ∎ St. John the Baptist Church is planning its annual Penny Sale, and members will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall at 10 School St. For more information, call 485-3113. ∎ An Indoor Yard Sale will be held …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, July 17, 2015

Softball champs The New Hampshire Comets 10U softball team won the Turn 2 Invitational in Bow, defeating NP Velocity, 5-1, Northeast Hurricanes, 8-0, and Methuen Rangers, 2-0, during pool play. In the elimination round, the Comets defeated the …

Christie takes questions at Franklin town hall meeting

Friday, July 17, 2015

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told those who came to his town hall meeting in Franklin that if they wanted to ask questions, there was no need to write them down – just don’t shout them out. But …

Feds charge Franklin man with sextortion, hacking

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Federal authorities say a 21-year-old Franklin man hacked the social media, email and shopping accounts of several girls then used threats to get the girls to send him sexually explicit photos. Ryan Vallee is charged with taking control of the girls’ email, Facebook and Instagram accounts and threatening …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Babe Ruth champs The Twin Rivers Babe Ruth all-star team went 4-0 in pool play of the District C 15U Babe Ruth Tournament in Bedford this past weekend to win the championship. Players and coaches pictured: front row …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Softball champions The Concord FairPoint Pioneers U8 softball team (pictured) of the Capital Area Babe Ruth League won the state tournament last weekend in Barrington, capping an undefeated season (16-0) in all-star games. Pictured: (back row, l-r) coaches …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Softball champs The NH Lady Cannons won the NSA Summer Slam Jamboree last weekend in Dracut, Mass. The Cannons went 7-0, outscoring their opponents 60-14. The Cannons got outstanding pitching from Alexis Palmisano and Becca Ackerson. On Sunday …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, July 13, 2015

Baseball champs The Concord 13U All-Stars went undefeated in district play, capturing the championship and qualifying for the state tournament with a 9-8 win over Monadnock. In the finals, the Capital Squad was led by Adrian Kennedy (three …

Letter: Decision belongs to the people

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

I believe the United States has become a judiciocracy. People have always debated whether we are a republic or a democracy, but that question is now moot with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision regarding gay marriage. The issue of whether gay marriage should have been legalized is a …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, July 13, 2015

Concord ‘A’ tennis The city ‘A’ singles tennis tournament will start Monday at the Bow Brook Club. Top-seeded players Greg Cistulli (first), Andy Day (second), Ron Lafond (third) and Mark Blaisdell have first-round byes, while the first matches will be Jeff Siegel vs. Amir Alic (4 p.m.), PJ …