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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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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Softball All-Star game New Hampshire swept Maine, 12-1 and 12-5, in the sixth annual high school Senior All State All-Star softball games at Portsmouth’s Alumni-Wentworth Field on Monday. New Hampshire’s Natalie Fabrizio (Pinkerton) got the win in game one, while teammate Amanda Bickford (Salem) had three hits. In … 0

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Softball 12U state champs The NH Lightning softball team won the NH ASA State 12U Class A Tournament over the weekend in Keene. The Lightning went undefeated (5-0), beating NE Hurricanes Blue on Friday, Black Widows and Northeast … 0

Kienia-Barnes

Monday, June 30, 2014

Michael and Mary Kay Kienia, formerly of Henniker, announce the engagement of their daughter, Holland Taylor, to Shaun Christopher Barnes, son of Sandy Miller of Louisville, Ky. Kiena and Barnes live in Boston, Ky. Kiena is employed at … 0

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Monday, June 30, 2014

Darrell named lax All-American Taylor Darrell, a rising sophomore and Bow High School girls’ lacrosse player, has been selected as a 2014 Brine National High School All-American and will play on the New England region team at the Brine National Lacrosse Classic in Boyds, Md., this week. The … 0

Gaudet wins MVP as West beats East in CHaD All-Star game

Sunday, June 29, 2014

MANCHESTER – Defense led the West team to a 24-7 victory in yesterday’s CHaD NH East-West All-Star game at St. Anselm College. And Concord’s Marc Gaudet led the defense. “We had Marc Gaudet leading us as a linebacker, … 0

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Legion baseball results Concord Post 21 (3-2) defeated Jutras Post 43 of Manchester, 16-6, in eight innings Friday night. ∎ Concord Post 21 (4-2) defeated Laconia Post 1, 10-0, in eight innings. Youth baseball The Concord Northeast U10 Banks Chevrolet All-Star team lost its opening game of the District … 0

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Indoor soccer champs MILK won the U-16 Field House Sports indoor soccer championship, defeating MOJ Construction, 9-2 in the final. Members of the championship team are: (front row) Matthew Perreault, Jacob Silverstein; (second row) Charlie Plukfanpanya, Grant Dreffer, … 0

Two area players named to Granite State softball team to take on Maine

Friday, June 27, 2014

John Stark’s Carly Cook and Franklin’s Mariah Gauthier have been selected to compete for New Hampshire at the annual New Hampshire-Maine All-Star softball games. The players were chosen from among the 2014 graduates who participated in the Granite State Games last week. The NH-ME doubleheader will be held … 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