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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 …

Mielcarz’s return a story to follow as State Am heads to historic Bretton Woods

Monday, July 13, 2015

The New Hampshire Golf Association will be holding the 112th State Amateur Championship at a course from the history books, and the most decorated golfer in state am history will be coming out of retirement to play on it. Concord’s Bob Mielcarz, the nine-time state am champ, will …

UNH honors

Sunday, July 12, 2015

The following students were named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at the University of New Hampshire in Durham. ALLENSTOWN Devin Bernard​, Erin Mahoney, Jonathan Martin, ​Alexandra Reade, Katherine Loiselle ANDOVER Meredith Cline, Kyle Wiley, Emily Young, Madalyn Pfeifer BARNSTEAD Briana Cusson, Haley Farnham, Crystal Labrecque, …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, July 12, 2015

16U baseball champs The Cobb Hill Construction Royals of Bow (pictured) defeated the Reds, 3-2, to capture the Manchester Colt League 16U championship. Brendan Winch pitched a complete game, striking out six, and Vin Peterson drove in all …

Town Crier for July 12, 2015

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Allenstown Meetinghouse holds fun activities for 200th year ∎ The Suncook Senior Center will hold a professional physical therapy service with Katie Archer on Monday at 11:15 a.m., and she will share some healthy ideas. For more information, call Leslie at 485-4254. ∎ The 200th Anniversary of the restored Old …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Youth track The Concord Flyers competed in an open meet in Manchester on Thursday. Nine-year-old Margaret Sheehan finished first in the 100 and 400, as did 10-year-old Tyler Harrington. Kelsey Mayer, 11, was first in the 100. Twelve-year-olds Sarah Degler grabbed second in both the 100 and 400, …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, July 10, 2015

NEIBL result The Weare Nationals (7-3) defeated AB Athletics of Nashua, 7-5, in NEIBL action. Derek Goldrick’s two-run homer in the fifth gave the Nationals a 6-5 lead. Tyler Keim’s RBI single added an insurance run. Keim struck out the side for the save in his one inning …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Concord Recreation Concord Recreation will hold soccer registrations for fall soccer for ages 4-6 and grades 1 and 2. Non-residents may register for Soccer Fun-damentals and Division I. Division II and III are for Concord/Penacook residents only. Fall soccer will run from Sept. 12 to mid-October. Registrations made …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

USA Climbing divisional championships Three members of the Team Evo youth rock climbing team will be moving on to the USA SCS Nationals at Stone Summit Kennesaw in Georgia from Thursday through Sunday. Nate Milliken and Grant Dreffer, both of Concord, and Chloe LaBerge of Pepperell, Mass., all …

Franklin dancer eliminated from “So You Think You Can Dance”

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

The Franklin teenager who auditioned last month for So You Think You Can Dance was eliminated from the dance competition. Kenya Welch, 18, auditioned for the show with her dance partner Connor Bermingham, 18, of Windham. The contestants were narrowed down to a total of 20 dancers – …

Local dancer gets chance on “So You Think You Can Dance”

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Kenya Welch spent years counting down until her 18th birthday, an important milestone for many teenagers. At 18 – the age of legal adulthood – teenagers gain access to voting rights, scratch tickets and other previously unattainable opportunities. Welch, however, wasn’t counting down to 18 for any of …