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Stevens' Kelsey Belisle attempts to regain control of the ball from Sunapee's Kate Frederick during their game at Sunapee Middle High School in Sunapee, N.H., on Tuesday, October 6, 2015.  (Valley News - Kristen Zeis) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Sunapee Girls Soccer Readying Playoff Run

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Sunapee — In the end, Tuesday’s game with Stevens was another notch in the win column for Sunapee girls soccer — a 4-1 victory at home for the Lakers’ ninth win of the season. But head coach Myles Cooney knows that his team could have had more — more goals, more chances, more ball control. More everything, really. And it’s starting to get to that point in the season where the Lakers can’t afford to take steps back. Not with the logjam of teams in which Sunapee finds itself at the top of New Hampshire’s Division IV. Sunapee (9-2) is now fourth in D-IV behind …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Boys Soccer Downs Souhegan

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Lebanon — And down go the champs. The Lebanon boys soccer team defended their home field against reigning New Hampshire Division II state champion Souhegan on Tuesday afternoon, beating the Sabers 1-0 in double overtime. The game-winner came in the 94th minute of action and was set up when Nate Gariepy pressured a …

A Life: Lyle Edward Patterson, 1946 — 2015; ‘He Was Always Ready to Help’

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Cornish — It should come as no surprise to those who knew Lyle Patterson that a car had something to do with how he met his wife. “I had a car to sell,” said Kathryn Hall Patterson. “I had a ’55 Ford that I had for sale because I wanted to buy a …

Not in the Cards: Stevens Overwhelmed, Suffers First Defeat

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Claremont — The undefeated record for Stevens High football went down in flames Friday night at Barnes Park against InterLakes-Moultonborough. What’s worse: the Cardinals have two weeks to think about what went wrong. Take that as a good …

Cardinals Flying High: Stevens Rallies Past Mascoma

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Claremont — Underdog Mascoma High gave Stevens all it could handle for a while. Then the second half arrived. The Cardinals punched in two goals after the return from halftime, using them as a springboard for a a …

Local Roundup: One Goal Does Job for Engineers

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Woodsville — Dominant everywhere but on the scoreboard, the Woodsville High girls soccer team finally found the back of the net with just 30 seconds to play on Monday afternoon to beat Lin-Wood, 1-0. Woodsville outshot the Lumberjacks, …

Engagement: Phinney — Nolette

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Lebanon — Jordan Christina Phinney and Andrew Blair Nolette have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Kathy and Robert Phinney, of Elizabethtown, N.Y. She graduated from Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School in Elizabethtown in 2003. She earned …

Stevens Field Hockey Outlasts Newport in OT

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Claremont — Maybe it was the moon, or maybe it was the first bite of crisp fall air. Whatever it was, something suddenly ignited the Stevens High field hockey team in overtime on Wednesday night in its 2-1 NHIAA Division III defeat of Newport at the Coach Parker …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Soccer Blanks Plymouth

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Hanover — Everyone’s gunning for the Hanover High girls soccer team this year. That’s what happens to a defending state champion. The Marauders’ challenge is making sure they have their game on point at every opportunity. Hanover met …

Local Roundup: Five-Goal Second Half Enough for Dartmouth

Monday, September 21, 2015

Hanover — The Dartmouth College women’s soccer team played much of Sunday’s Burnham Field match with Sacred Heart like a toddler taken to the mall: Junior may be well-behaved most of the day, but the outburst will eventually come. The visiting Pioneers may have had that thought, perhaps, …

Field Hockey on the Defensive as Dwindling Numbers Threaten Game at High School, Youth Levels

Sunday, September 20, 2015

There’s a tinge of apprehension in the voice of Kestin Bunnell, senior goalkeeper for the Mascoma Valley Regional High School field hockey team. It’s subtle, almost nonexistent in the unfamiliar heat of early fall. But it’s there. Bunnell’s …

Revamped Stevens Routs Mascoma

Sunday, September 20, 2015

West Canaan — Stevens High’s Richard Bell found out at halftime last weekend against Epping-Newmarket: Freshman QB Henri Bourque, who was beginning to break out as the Cardinals’ star offensive playmaker, was going to miss significant time with …

Local & Regional Briefs for Friday, Sept. 18, 2015

Friday, September 18, 2015

Judge Delays Release of Footage Concord — A judge has delayed the limited release of body camera footage from a deadly shooting by police in July, allowing himself four extra days to consider objections from attorneys on various sides. Redacted clips were scheduled to be released Monday, according …