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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,’ …

Brendan Johnson’s Shrine Game touchdown passes

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Bishop Brady’s Brendan Johnson spearheaded New Hampshire’s come-from-behind 27-12 victory in the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl, throwing for 223 yards and three scores, all in the fourth quarter. A look at his touchdowns: From Vermont 40, 4th-and-10: Johnson throws 7-yard pass to Kyle Gaudet, who laterals the ball back to Dennis Bishop for 33-yard touchdown (15-12 NH), 11:51 From Vermont 17, 3rd-and-15: Johnson …

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 …

John Stark Regional wins sportsmanship award

Saturday, August 1, 2015

John Stark Regional High was awarded the NHIAA/National Federation of State High School Associations Award of Excellence on Friday. The award was given to John Stark for exhibiting outstanding sportsmanship during the past school year. The award will be formally presented at the NHIAA annual meeting on Sept. …

Shrine Game at a glance

Friday, July 31, 2015

What: Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl football game When: Saturday, 5:30 p.m. Where: Castleton University, Vermont Who: Graduated seniors from N.H. and Vermont On the air: WTPL (107.7 FM), 5:10 p.m. Series: N.H. leads series, 46-13-2 Area players: Brendan Johnson, Andrew Jousset, Bishop Brady; Kyle Milne, Bow; Will Scharlotte, …

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 …

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; …

Plenty of area players suiting up for NH in Lions Cup soccer matches

Friday, July 17, 2015

The 41st annual Lions Twin State Soccer Cup matches, pitting the top 2015 high school graduates from New Hampshire against their Vermont counterparts, will be played today at Castleton State College in Vermont, with the girls’ game at 4 p.m. and the boys’ game at 6. Pembroke’s Kristin …

High school Player of the Season for softball

Friday, July 10, 2015

Cassidy Emerson SCHOOL : Concord High HONORS/STATS : First Team Division I All-State center fielder, hit .414 this season and .372 for her four-year career. 3 FAVORITE THINGS : Chicken, going to the beach, playing my two sports …

High school Player of the Season for girls’ track

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Hannah Parker SCHOOL : Coe-Brown Northwood Academy HONORS/STATS : Parker wrapped up her high school career by dominating in her premier event, the 800, winning at the D-II meet and the Meet of Champions (completing a four-year sweep …

High school Player of the Season for boys’ lacrosse

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

James McCluskey SCHOOL : Hopkinton High HONORS/STATS : The two-year captain was a First Team All-State selection after anchoring a defense that allowed just 4.3 goals per game during the season as the Hawks advanced to the Division …

High school Player of the Season for girls’ lacrosse

Monday, July 6, 2015

Anna Stowell SCHOOL : Kearsarge Regional High HONORS/STATS : The junior was a First Team All-State midfielder, scoring 65 goals with 5 assists, 27 ground balls and 10 interceptions/steals. Describe your season in one word. “Yeehaw!” What was …

High school Athlete of the Season for boys’ track & field

Monday, July 6, 2015

Nick Fleury SCHOOL : Hopkinton High HONORS/STATS : The junior won the long jump (21-1½) by nearly a foot, won the 100 (11.46) by .12, was third in the 400, and was part of the runner-up 4x400 team …