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Coach Steven Christensen explains a sprinting drill to the Newport girls field hockey team during the team's first practice of the year in Newport, N.H., on August 18, 2014. 
(Valley News - Sarah Priestap)

Back in Orange and Black: Christensen Rejoins Newport Field Hockey

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Newport — Steve Christensen went to a couple of field hockey games in 2003. He’s been hooked ever since. He’s coached track and field as well as softball. But field hockey is a sports to which he’s become addicted, and it’s brought him back to the Newport High program after several years away. The 62-year-old has been around. He went …

Football Team Fronts Newport Hall

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Newport — Bob Underhill coached the Newport High football team on three different occasions, leaving each time for what he thought was a better opportunity. His accumulated experience, including some with a particularly special team, will land Underhill a permanent place this fall. He and seven others will join the Newport High Hall of Fame on Oct. 4 during a ceremony at the …

Croydon School Gets New Leader

Friday, August 1, 2014

Croydon — The School Board has hired a new leader for the Croydon Village School. Kevin Johnson, an adjunct faculty member at Plymouth State University, will begin the part-time job overseeing the Croydon school’s two multiage classes, K-1 and 2-3, this month. Previously, the 28-student elementary school was managed by the SAU 43 central office, said Becky Nelson, the district’s public relations specialist. …

Newport Softball Grinds Out 10-Inning Win Over Stevens

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Newport — Whatever works. Newport pitcher Stephanie Carl kept yelling encouraging words to her team as three times they fell behind late in their New Hampshire Division III second-round softball game with Stevens on Thursday. “Honestly, I even …

Sullivan County Outlays Up $600K

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Newport — County commissioners will present a $29.8 million proposed budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 at a public hearing next Monday . If the Sullivan County delegation of state representatives approves the spending plan as recommended, county officials anticipate a 3 cent increase in the …

Kearsarge Boys Repeat as Track Kings

Sunday, June 1, 2014

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Local Roundup: Woodstock Boys Lacrosse Streak at Five

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

St. Albans, Vt. — The Woodstock Union High boys lacrosse team apparently has warmed up at the absolute right time of the season. Riding a Braden McCarthy hat trick and a five-point day from Oliver Kaija, the Wasps rolled to an 11-2 win over BFA-St. Albans on Monday …

Newport Trying to Avoid Tourney’s First Round

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Newport — Newport, hoping to avoid one of those dreaded NHIAA Division III state tournament play-in games, got eight hits from its last three batters in the order for a 15-2 win over Mascoma at Bates Field on …

Newport Baseball Relies on Small Ball

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Newport — “Command” may perhaps be more recognizable as a military term, but for a baseball coach, he’s referring to his pitcher’s accuracy in pounding the strike zone. Newport pitcher Andrew Houde was the commander-in-chief on Thursday as the junior right-hander threw 80 pitches, 63 for strikes, as …

Local Roundup: Hurricanes Storm to Latest Victory

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

White River Junction — Kaitlynn Woodward again stifled the opposition for the Hartford High softball team, tossing a complete game to lead the Hurricanes to an 8-2 victory over visiting Windsor on Monday afternoon. The junior hurler struck …

John E. Weber

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Croydon, N.H. — John E. Weber, 76, of Croydon Turnpike Road, passed at his home, Thursday, May 8, 2014, surrounded by his family following a lengthy battle with cancer. John was born in Glen Cove, N.Y. on Feb. 10, 1938, son of the late Philip Sr., and Margaret …

Newport Baseball Has Answer for Stevens’ Arms

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Newport — Apparently Newport doesn’t read the Stevens High baseball clippings. Back by strong pitching, Stevens compiled a 5-1 record and the Cardinals’ pitchers gave up just six earned runs in 39 innings. Two of those victories were …

Local Roundup: Woodstock Lax Rallies Past Patriots

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Bennington, Vt. — Down five entering the fourth quarter, the Woodstock High boys lacrosse team stormed all the way back to beat host Mount Anthony 11-10 in overtime on Haven Lantz’s game-winner. The Wasps (3-2) trailed 10-5 heading …