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Dakota Van Tassel of Winnisquam HIgh catches a pass from a teammate during the final practice before the Shrine Bowl at Dartmouth College's Memorial Stadium in Hanover, N.H. Friday, August 1, 2014.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Sanbornton’s Van Tassel will jump from football field to basic training

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Dakota Van Tassel had several options to choose from. College was one. Playing football in college was another. There was a third choice, however, one that the former Winnisquam lineman and wrestler had had in mind for years. Van Tassel liked the Army National Guard. He liked what it stood for, what it was all about. And the further he … 0

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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Nor’Easters Classic champs The New Hampshire Comets 16U Blue team (above) won the championship of the Nor’Easters Classic Tournament in Laconia. The Comets defeated the Middlesex Rapid Fire, 4-3; the Northeast Hurricanes Black, 6-0; and the Methuen Rangers, 10-1. The winning pitchers were Jess Santis, Rebecca Shatney and Kaitlynn Woodward. Key offensive plays … 0

Swarming defense a strength as New Hampshire readies for Shrine Game against Vermont

Friday, August 1, 2014

Consider David Jackson a convert. The New Hampshire coach for the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl is an offense guy. Has been throughout his career. But after seeing his team at practice, he had to admit it’s the other side of the ball that has him looking for superlatives going into tomorrow’s annual showdown. “I’ve always been offensively minded, I’ve coached defense in the … 0

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Sunday, July 6, 2014

Golf results Ed Dalton and Ken Feldman took low honors in the Best Ball Tournament at Concord Country Club yesterday with a round of 10-under par 60. Bob Granger partnered with Ron Landry and Chuck Catcher with rounds of 61 and 62, respectively. Pete Annon and Quinn Hogan … 0

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Saturday, July 5, 2014

Concord CC golf Jan Monahan won the flag tournament at Concord Country Club with her flag ending 16 feet away on the 19th hole. Ron Landry had his flag end up over the green to finish second, while Jim Steenbeke finished third with his flag ending up in … 0

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Friday, July 4, 2014

Babe Ruth district tourney Concord Babe Ruth League is hosting a 14-year-old district tournament from Tuesday through Saturday at several sites. All games begin at 5:30 p.m. The schedule: Tuesday, Concord vs. Manchester at Memorial Field, Hudson vs. Merrimack at Rollins Park; Wednesday, Merrimack vs. Concord at Memorial … 0

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Friday, July 4, 2014

Babe Ruth champions The Loudon Brookside Pizza team won the 2014 AJ Laramie 13-15-year-old Babe Ruth League championship on June 29. In Saturday semifinal action, Brookside scored six first-inning runs to defeat Giguere Electric, 10-6. In the finals, … 0

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Legion baseball result The Concord Post 21 Legion team (5-4) split a doubleheader with Sweeney of Manchester. Sweeney won the first game, 2-1, in eight innings. Concord won the nightcap, 3-2. Golf results Lois Davis won two segments of the “Nassau Tournament” at the Concord Country Club. Her … 0

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Softball All-Star game New Hampshire swept Maine, 12-1 and 12-5, in the sixth annual high school Senior All State All-Star softball games at Portsmouth’s Alumni-Wentworth Field on Monday. New Hampshire’s Natalie Fabrizio (Pinkerton) got the win in game one, while teammate Amanda Bickford (Salem) had three hits. In … 0

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Softball 12U state champs The NH Lightning softball team won the NH ASA State 12U Class A Tournament over the weekend in Keene. The Lightning went undefeated (5-0), beating NE Hurricanes Blue on Friday, Black Widows and Northeast … 0

HamOberle

Monday, June 30, 2014

Lisa and Clinton Ham of Webster announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayla Rose Ham, to Robert William Oberle, son of Maxine and Robert Oberle of Hudson, Colo. Ham is a graduate of Merrimack Valley High school and … 0

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Monday, June 30, 2014

Darrell named lax All-American Taylor Darrell, a rising sophomore and Bow High School girls’ lacrosse player, has been selected as a 2014 Brine National High School All-American and will play on the New England region team at the Brine National Lacrosse Classic in Boyds, Md., this week. The … 0

Gaudet wins MVP as West beats East in CHaD All-Star game

Sunday, June 29, 2014

MANCHESTER – Defense led the West team to a 24-7 victory in yesterday’s CHaD NH East-West All-Star game at St. Anselm College. And Concord’s Marc Gaudet led the defense. “We had Marc Gaudet leading us as a linebacker, … 0