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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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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Youth baseball In Manchester Colt League playoff action, Cobb Hill Construction Royals from Bow defeated the Twins, 11-4. Brendan Winch pitched five strong innings. The Royals banged out 13 hits, with Vin Peterson (three hits), Cole Johnson, Anthony Celenza and Chase Graham (two hits each) leading the way. …

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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Softball champs The NH Comets U16 White softball team captured the Paul Wilcox Memorial U16 Tournament in Keene. Members of the championship team are: (front row, l-r) Brooke Palmer, Katelyn Hill, Molly Tinker, Katlyn Coulter, Hanne Nichols; (back …

East turns it around at halftime to win CHaD All-Star Game, 29-15

Sunday, June 28, 2015

MANCHESTER – They found the end zone early. They were up by two scores in the middle of the first quarter. They came up with five turnovers in the first half. It was a great way for Team …

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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Twin State field hockey New Hampshire defeated Vermont in the annual Twin State Field Hockey Classic, 4-3, on an overtime goal from Lebanon’s Emily Perryman. Perryman led New Hampshire with two goals and an assist. The annual game is contested between the top senior field hockey players from …

CHaD East-West All-Star game: A game of second chances

Saturday, June 27, 2015

The injuries happened on the same day, Sept. 20, 2014. That’s when Merrimack Valley quarterback Ivan Niyomugabo broke his left wrist and Concord receiver/defensive back Jacob Szulc broke his right leg. Both were lost for the rest of …

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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Indoor soccer The following teams claimed their respective division championships for the spring indoor soccer season at FieldHouse Sports in Bow: Thunder (U-12 coed, pictured above), Two Guys Market (U-14 coed), Goon Squad (U-16 coed), Goat Milk (U-19 …

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Softball champs The Concord U8 girls’ softball team (shown above) won the Grip N’ Rip Invitational Tournament. The Concord FairPoint Pioneers went 3-0 in pool play on their way to a top seed heading into the elimination round. …

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Babe Ruth champs Banks Chevrolet became back-to-back champions of Concord Babe Ruth by defeating Aable Restaurant Equipment Service, 3-1 behind the one-hit pitching of Kurtis Stadnicki (win) and Griffin Gilbert (save). Gabe Tobin led the Banks offense with …

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Girls’ soccer champions The Loudon Freedom girls’ U16 Premiere soccer team captured the Seacoast Coastal Summer Challenge in Brunswick, Maine, over Father’s Day Weekend. The Freedom had three shutouts in four games, while outscoring their opponents, 9-2. Members …

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Youth soccer The Seacoast Express United U16 boys (above) won the Seacoast United Maine Coastal Challenge championship this past weekend. The team went 4-0 in the tourney, scoring 10 goals and giving up one. Players on the team …