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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 …

On the Suncook River, a slow, rolling disaster response

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Nearly a decade after the Suncook River jumped its banks in Epsom – in the most dramatic change of course for a river in New Hampshire’s recorded history – the state is now beginning work to stabilize the waterway as it continues to evolve and threaten nearby infrastructure. Though some have accused the …

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 …

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, …

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, …

Announcements: Race winners

Friday, July 10, 2015

HOPKINTON The winners The results of Hopkinton’s “Four on The Fourth” 4.1-mile road race were Robert Dapice in first place, Duncan Calder in second and Eric Wheeler in third for the men. In the ladies’ division Erin Lane placed first, Emily Calder placed second and Lily Sabol placed …