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Senior Tyler Maheu prepares to snap the ball during a kicking drill at a Newport football practice at Newport High School in Newport, N.H., on Nov. 18, 2015. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to</i></p>

Newport Football Goes for Title Today

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Newport — Bill Thurlow has been coaching Newport High’s offensive and defensive lines for nearly 50 years. It’s a position that he fills with pride — a given when you consider the football motto he sticks to at the beginning of every season: best line wins. Through 10 games, the best line on the field has been Newport’s. It’s allowed …

Newport Ties Bow Into Complete Knot

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Newport — And the beat goes on. Newport High, which blasted its way through the NHIAA Division III regular season with lopsided wins, is not bothering to slow down the express in the postseason, either. The Tigers slammed Bow, 47-7, in a D-III semifinal Saturday at Maryn Field to reach the state finals for the second year in a row. The win sends …

Newport Football Charges Into Semifinals

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Newport — Fans of Newport High’s football team kept one eye on their home scoreboard and one on their cell phones all Saturday afternoon. When the tally on the scoreboard finally appeared out of reach for Somersworth, Newport’s first-round opponents in the New Hampshire Division III tournament, all eyes searched frantically for a …

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 …

Croydon Debates Tuition Policy

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Croydon — Members of the Croydon School Board on Monday faced pointed questions from residents concerned by the town’s ongoing conflict with state officials over school choice. The state Attorney General’s Office has given the board until next Monday to stop using tax money to pay for a …

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 …

Tigers Have Title, Talent: Newport Golf Goes Low on Lakers

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

New London — There haven’t been too many times this season where Newport High golf coach Vince Molesky has been surprised by his team’s performance. The wow factor of its unchallenged dominance, being defending NHIAA Division IV champions …

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 …

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 …

County to Boost Web Feed

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Unity — Later this fall, the county hopes to have resolved the problems it is having with interruptions of the video arraignments at district court involving suspects being held at the House of Corrections in Unity. Last week, the Claremont City Council voted to allow the county to …

Local Roundup: Hartford Girls Soccer Ascends Cosmos

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

White River Junction — Jeff Acker isn’t sure if Monday’s game against Springfield finished with the Hurricanes’ first four-point game under his decade-long tenure. If not, it’s certainly one of very few. Acker’s girls soccer team exploded offensively …

Newport Dismantles Campbell in Title Game Rematch

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Newport — Revenge 10 months in the making was served early and often by the Newport High football team Saturday. The Tigers, who lost last season’s NHIAA Division III title game to Campbell by 14 points, stampeded past …