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Bishop Brady graduate Brendan Johnson fires a pass out of a clean pocket during New Hampshire’s victory over Vermont in the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl in Castleton, Vt., on Saturday. Johnson tossed three TD passes, helping the Granite State win its 15th straight game in the series. 

(Valley News - Kristen Zeis)

Gutsy trick play helps New Hampshire overcome Vermont for 15th straight Shrine Game victory

Sunday, August 2, 2015

CASTLETON, Vt. – The New Hampshire team was about to run the play that would change the course of the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl, and as he lined up at his wide receiver position, Kyle Gaudet had one thought: Catch the ball. He had already gone through what happened when he didn’t. “I was thinking ‘I’ve got to catch this,’ …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Events Concussion testing for Belmont High School athletes will be held Monday-Wednesday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and Aug. 12-14 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. All students who need a concussion test must do so before Aug. 17 (Aug. 10 for football). G olf tournament, the Bow Falcons Booster Club’s 19th annual, will be held at Stonebridge Country Club Aug. 10. Shotgun start is at …

Thanks a Million: Our town is awesome

Saturday, August 1, 2015

The Hopkinton Historical Society would like to thank the more than 600 people who came to Hopkinton Village on July 17, 18 and 19 to see Our Town, as well as the more than 70 cast members and volunteers who made it all possible. Directed by Christine Hamm, the play was staged outdoors as part of Hopkinton’s year-long 250th anniversary celebration. Below are …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Camps/Clinics/Lessons Concord Capitols Football will hold a preseason skills and conditioning clinic every Tuesday and Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Martin Field running until regular practices start. The clinic is free and is open to all football players, Capitols and all others, 3rd grade thru high school. The …

Leavitt surges to lead in second round of New England Amateur.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Joe Leavitt, fresh off of a runner-up finish in the State Am, took the second-round lead at the New England Amateur Championship, shooting a 5-under 67 to climb to 7 under for the tournament and take a two-stroke lead over Connecticut’s Brian Carlson at Baker Hill Golf Club. …

Hailing from Hopkinton, Senate intern works to connect Sen. Kelly Ayotte to her constituents

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Griffin Yianakopolos had an especially busy day Wednesday. Yianakopolos, who hails from Hopkinton, is one of Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte’s five summer interns. A rising senior at the University of Washington, the 21-year-old Yianakopolos has spent the last …

People for July 23, 2015

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

ALLENSTOWN Andrew Davis was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Becker College in Worcester, Mass. Matthew Blazon was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston. Cherie O’Clair earned a bachelor’s degree in health science/nutrition …

Gilford’s Houston tied for second after first round of N.E. Amateur

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Gilford’s Chris Houston is the top New Hampshire golfer after the first round of the New England Amateur Championship, firing a 4-under 68 at Baker Hill Golf Club to finish the afternoon tied for second behind Massachusetts’s Matt Parziale, who’s all alone at 7-under. Playing out of Laconia …

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Cal Ripken state champs State champion Suncook Valley All-Stars (pictured) is representing New Hampshire in the 12-year-old Cal Ripken New England Regional Tournament in Dedham, Mass. Suncook Valley went undefeated in both its district and state tournament. In …

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Concord Little League champs The Concord Little League 9/10 All-Stars (pictured) defeated Hooksett in the semifinals and Lamprey River in the finals to win the NH District 2 Little League Championship. Concord will play District 1 champion Goffstown …

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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Babe Ruth states The Concord All-Stars stayed alive in the 13-15-year-old Babe Ruth Baseball state tournament on Saturday, beating Lamprey River, 11-0. Max Lamora, Griffin Gilbert and Jacob Knowles combined for a no-hitter, facing one batter over the minimum over six innings. Offensively, Gabe Tobin went 3-for-3 with …

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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Concord City A tennis tourney Due to court conditions on Saturday, the semifinals of the City A tournament were postponed to Sunday. The singles semifinals will be played at 9 a.m. at the Bow Brook Club, with top-ranked Greg Cistulli playing George Lagos and No. 2 Andy Day …

Announcements: Let’s go camping!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

CONCORD Camps and more Concord Parks and Recreation has camps and programs that might be of interest to you and your children. They include archery camp, aqua Zumba, soccer and field hockey. For information, visit concordparksandrec.com or call 225-8690. HOPKINTON Milk for kids The Tween School ’N Home …