Croydon

Lead teacher Kelly George, center, of Newport, N.H. leads her combined first- and second-grade class in a juggling game with the help of paraprofessional Wendy Almstrom, far left, of Croydon, N.H., and student teacher Emma Lamson, right, of Williamston, during the morning meeting at Croydon Village School in Croydon, N.H., on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. With six second-grade students, four first-grade students, and two adult helpers in her class, George describes the class as a small family. (Valley News - Sarah Shaw) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

For the Love Of the Students

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Croydon — When the bell at the top of the Croydon Village School rings, Kelly George’s 10 first- and second-graders know it’s time for classes to start. It’s a stark difference from the elementary school that George taught at in Chicago for 61/2 years, where her 30-plus kindergartners were seldom allowed to play outside. “It seems so far removed from …

Stevens, Newport Coaches Always Thinking Softball

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Stevens and Newport high schools may be getting new softball coaches, but new certainly does not mean they are new to the game. In the selection of Emily Pegoraro in Claremont and Sam McNeel in the Sunshine Town, both communities are getting certified softball junkies. The two coaches are not familiar with each …

Liberty Utilities, New Hampshire Electric Users to See Savings

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley residents served by Liberty Utilities and the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative will pay less for electricity come May 1. The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday approved Liberty Utilities’ request to decrease its electric energy service rates, and the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative’s board of directors also approved a rate cut. “This was a difficult winter for …

Tigers Rely on Depth to Hold Off Yellowjackets

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Newport — Getting a big lift from the reserves, Newport was able to hold off a late charge by Windsor to post a 59-52 win Tuesday night in a cross-state girls basketball game at Wheeler Gym. Newport went into the fourth quarter with a 45-35 lead, but as …

Newport Outpaces Stevens

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Newport — Two freshmen led the scoring for the Newport High girls basketball team on Monday night as the Tigers had no trouble with Stevens, winning 50-20 in an NHIAA Division III game at Wheeler Gym. Ninth-graders Alexis …

Hello, My Name Is… : New H.S. Basketball Coaches Undeterred by Level of Job Turnover

Monday, January 5, 2015

You have to start somewhere. Chris Cook has found his starts in four different locations. Each time the 1996 Thetford Academy graduate and former Panther athlete takes on a new basketball coaching job, he works to build a …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Girls Basketball Closes Strong at Tourney

Monday, December 29, 2014

Manchester — The inside-outside combination of Kendra MacDonald and Vanessa Fleury helped send the Lebanon High girls basketball team home from the three-day Manchester Central Holiday Tournament on Sunday with a 60-49 win over Manchester Memorial, the undefeated …

Local Roundup: Hanover Hockey Wins With Defense

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Manchester — Two players who didn’t show up on the scoresheet played big roles as the Hanover High boys hockey team gained its first win of the season in a 2-0 shutout of Goffstown to open the Bauer …

Newcomer Adds to Sunapee Girls’ Success

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Newport — After reaching the New Hampshire Division IV final last winter and with much of its roster returning, it was apparent that the Sunapee High girls basketball team would be a favorite to return to the title …

Newport Girls Shine in Season Opener

Friday, December 5, 2014

Claremont — In a game that featured two coaching staffs with a solid Stevens High connection, it was the play of Newport junior Stephanie Carl that took the spotlight, as the Tigers used a strong finish to post …

Local Roundup: Quartet Chosen for Lions Cup

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Concord — Four Upper Valley soccer standouts will represent their schools one last time next summer as members of the New Hampshire roster for the Twin State Lions Cup matches against Vermont. Hanover’s Luke Strohbehn and Susanna Penfield, …

Court Time

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Noah Wood, 16, of Newport, warms up before Newport High School’s varsity boys basketball tryouts at Wheeler Gym on Monday, the first day of workouts for several New Hampshire sports. Wood and the Tigers — with new coach …

Fore for Two

Sunday, November 23, 2014

New Hampshire high school golf teams have the advantage of an entire summer to get their games tuned up for the fall season. Then it’s a one-month dash for a championship. Out of four NHIAA Divisions, Hanover and …