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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,’ …

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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 …

Concord High’s Scharlotte practices making new friends in preparation for Shrine Game

Saturday, August 1, 2015

High school rivalries die hard. Just ask Will Scharlotte, a linebacker for the New Hampshire team in the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl, who took a while to get into the Shrine spirit. “I hated some of those kids going into the week,” the former Concord High standout said. “Just because they were on …

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Friday, July 17, 2015

Softball champs The New Hampshire Comets 10U softball team won the Turn 2 Invitational in Bow, defeating NP Velocity, 5-1, Northeast Hurricanes, 8-0, and Methuen Rangers, 2-0, during pool play. In the elimination round, the Comets defeated the …

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Babe Ruth champs The Twin Rivers Babe Ruth all-star team went 4-0 in pool play of the District C 15U Babe Ruth Tournament in Bedford this past weekend to win the championship. Players and coaches pictured: front row …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …