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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 …

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 …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

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 …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

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 …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

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. …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

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 …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

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 …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

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 …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, June 22, 2015

Youth softball The New Hampshire Comets 12U Blue softball team (15-0) won its third consecutive tournament, capturing the Boston ASA Championships. The Comets finished as the No. 1 seed by defeated the Middlesex Rapid Fire, 6-5, in the …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Baseball champs Flag-Works won the Concord Northeast AAA championship with a 10-1 victory over No. 1 seed J. Miller. For Flag-Works, Ben Masur pitched four shutout innings and Jack Colvin closed out the game with two innings in …