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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 …

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 …

Hopkinton to put on community production of Wilder’s ‘Our Town’

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Christine Hamm may not have an extensive background in theater, but when it comes to Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, she’s an expert. The play, which Wilder wrote while at the MacDowell Colony artist retreat in Peterborough and for …

Letter: Budget veto was right call

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

I want to express my appreciation to Gov. Hassan for standing up against a Republican budget that risks our state’s financial health, both now and well into the future, with reckless tax cuts primarily benefiting big corporations and budgeting gimmicks. I also want to recognize my own state …

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 …

People for July 14, 2015

Monday, July 13, 2015

HOOKSETT Danielle Souza was named to the president’s list for the spring semester at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Ga. HOPKINTON Mary Hardenberg will attend the University of Virginia. Eric Hauschild will attend SUNY College of Environmental Science …

Hopkinton’s new public works director has nearly two decades of experience with the town

Monday, July 13, 2015

After an eight-week search, Hopkinton has a new public works director, and he is no stranger to town. Dan Blanchette has worked for the department for nearly 15 years, and he put in four years at the town’s transfer station before that. “He’s someone who’s known in town, …

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 …

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, …