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N.H. News Roundup

N.H. News Roundup: Granite State football all-stars, Storms hit (and hitting) N.H.

  • New Hampshire East's Rick Holt, of Portsmouth High School, reacts after blocking a field goal attempt with seconds left in regulation during the second annual Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD) All Stars Football game at the University of New Hampshire in Durham on Saturday, June 29, 2013. New Hampshire West went on to defeat New Hampshire East in overtime by a score of 13-7.<br/><br/>(TAEHOON KIM / Monitor staff)

    New Hampshire East's Rick Holt, of Portsmouth High School, reacts after blocking a field goal attempt with seconds left in regulation during the second annual Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD) All Stars Football game at the University of New Hampshire in Durham on Saturday, June 29, 2013. New Hampshire West went on to defeat New Hampshire East in overtime by a score of 13-7.

    (TAEHOON KIM / Monitor staff)

  • New Hampshire East's Ryan Monette (right), of St. Thomas Aquinas High School, fights off a tackle from New Hampshire West's Dylan York, of Bedford High School, during the second annual Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD) All Starts Football game at the University of New Hampshire in Durham on Saturday, June 29, 2013. Players from across the state took part in the charity game, in which West defeated East in overtime by a score of 13-7.<br/><br/>(TAEHOON KIM / Monitor staff)

    New Hampshire East's Ryan Monette (right), of St. Thomas Aquinas High School, fights off a tackle from New Hampshire West's Dylan York, of Bedford High School, during the second annual Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD) All Starts Football game at the University of New Hampshire in Durham on Saturday, June 29, 2013. Players from across the state took part in the charity game, in which West defeated East in overtime by a score of 13-7.

    (TAEHOON KIM / Monitor staff)

  • New Hampshire West's Chris Sanborn, #87, of Mascoma Valley Regional High School, celebrates with Connor Benjamin, #1, of Goffstown High School, who scored the winning touchdown in the second annual Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD) All Stars Football game at the University of New Hampshire in Durham on Saturday, June 29, 2013. West defeated East by a score of 13-7 in overtime. <br/><br/>(TAEHOON KIM / Monitor staff)

    New Hampshire West's Chris Sanborn, #87, of Mascoma Valley Regional High School, celebrates with Connor Benjamin, #1, of Goffstown High School, who scored the winning touchdown in the second annual Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD) All Stars Football game at the University of New Hampshire in Durham on Saturday, June 29, 2013. West defeated East by a score of 13-7 in overtime.

    (TAEHOON KIM / Monitor staff)

  • New Hampshire West's Ryan Carrier (front), of Trinity High School, laughs after his team's 13-7 overtime victory over the New Hampshire East all stars at the second annual Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD) All Stars Football game at the University of New Hampshire in Durham on Saturday, June 29, 2013. Players from across the state participated in the charity game.<br/><br/>(TAEHOON KIM / Monitor staff)

    New Hampshire West's Ryan Carrier (front), of Trinity High School, laughs after his team's 13-7 overtime victory over the New Hampshire East all stars at the second annual Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD) All Stars Football game at the University of New Hampshire in Durham on Saturday, June 29, 2013. Players from across the state participated in the charity game.

    (TAEHOON KIM / Monitor staff)

  • New Hampshire East's Rick Holt, of Portsmouth High School, reacts after blocking a field goal attempt with seconds left in regulation during the second annual Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD) All Stars Football game at the University of New Hampshire in Durham on Saturday, June 29, 2013. New Hampshire West went on to defeat New Hampshire East in overtime by a score of 13-7.<br/><br/>(TAEHOON KIM / Monitor staff)
  • New Hampshire East's Ryan Monette (right), of St. Thomas Aquinas High School, fights off a tackle from New Hampshire West's Dylan York, of Bedford High School, during the second annual Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD) All Starts Football game at the University of New Hampshire in Durham on Saturday, June 29, 2013. Players from across the state took part in the charity game, in which West defeated East in overtime by a score of 13-7.<br/><br/>(TAEHOON KIM / Monitor staff)
  • New Hampshire West's Chris Sanborn, #87, of Mascoma Valley Regional High School, celebrates with Connor Benjamin, #1, of Goffstown High School, who scored the winning touchdown in the second annual Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD) All Stars Football game at the University of New Hampshire in Durham on Saturday, June 29, 2013. West defeated East by a score of 13-7 in overtime. <br/><br/>(TAEHOON KIM / Monitor staff)
  • New Hampshire West's Ryan Carrier (front), of Trinity High School, laughs after his team's 13-7 overtime victory over the New Hampshire East all stars at the second annual Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD) All Stars Football game at the University of New Hampshire in Durham on Saturday, June 29, 2013. Players from across the state participated in the charity game.<br/><br/>(TAEHOON KIM / Monitor staff)

The Granite State was the Football State on Saturday as the second annual CHaD New Hampshire East-West All-Star Football Game took place at UNH.

Players and coaches practiced for more than a week to prepare for the all-star game. That’s not a very long time to learn new offenses and defensive schemes, however.

Despite the short turnaround time (maybe even aided by it), the defense highlighted the game, a 13-7 overtime victory for the West.

Portsmouth High's Rick Holt was the game’s MVP after he was a force on defense and recorded an 8½-tackle game.

Holt will play for UNH in the fall, and he said he was trying to impress his soon-to-be football coach Sean McDonnell.

Alongside the defense, the punting during the game stood out.

Both punters – West’s Tyler Ford (Souhegan) and Logan Laurent (Exeter) of the East – combined for more yardage than the offenses (498 yards) – including a 74-yarder by Ford.

The Granite State got the star treatment for at least one day as Tampa Bay Buccaneers (and former UNH assistant) Coach Chip Kelly was in attendance, and ESPN sent a blogger to give the game the national treatment.

In other news

∎ More storms are coming to the Granite State early this week on top of the ones that already hit at the end of last week.

∎ Grant Bosse sat down with two of the state’s leading budget experts to outline the major issues in this year’s budget.

∎ A Seabrook mother is facing charges after allegedly forcing her 6- and 7-year-old children to drink bleach.

∎ Gabrielle Giffords is coming to New Hampshire as part of a gun control tour.

∎ Students in the Granite State leave school with an average of $32,000 in debt – the highest in the nation.

∎ You might have missed this after the big legislative session last week.

∎ A New Hampshire man wanted in Massachusetts was caught thanks to an expired sticker.

∎ The New Hampshire Motor Speedway is honoring the first responders at the Boston Marathon Bombings.

 Mitt Romney traded in his Ford Mustang on the way to his Wolfeboro home.

∎ The house I showed you guys last week has a roof that you have to mow!

(Have ideas for the roundup? Reach web editor Kevin Deane at 369-3302 or email him at kdeane@cmonitor.com. Follow him on Twitter, @CM_KDeane.)

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