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Tim Spanos, long time Lebanon American Legion Post 22 assistant coach has taken over the varsity baseball program in his hometown of Newport Friday, April 11, 2014.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

No Saying No This Time for Tigers’ Spanos

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Newport — After seven years serving as a devoted assistant to Rob Woodward on the Lebanon Post 22 American Legion baseball team, Newport High social studies teacher Tim Spanos was finally ready to walk away from the game. Then his athletic director came calling. When Doug Beaupre needed urgent help taking over the Tigers’ girls basketball team last winter following …

This Is Spring? Weather Forces High School Teams to Improvise

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The calendar says spring; the schedule says play ball. Mother Nature says fat chance. Welcome to the spring sports season in the Upper Valley — if you can call it that. Area teams on both sides of the Connecticut River opened spring practice this week. But instead of green diamonds, manicured greens, prepared …

It’s Good to Be the King: Raider Is Tops in D-II Girls Hoop

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Lebanon — Having one New Hampshire girls basketball player of the year is nice, but Lebanon High is starting to make a habit out of it. For the second straight winter, a Raider drew enough notice from the NHIAA Division II coaching fraternity to win the honor, this time going to senior forward …

Tigers Run-and-Gun Their Way Past Hillcats

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Newport — There are a number of talented Division III boys basketball teams in New Hampshire this winter, with Conant, Stevens, Berlin and Hopkinton in the mix along with Newport, which opened the season Friday night with an 85-59 win over Hillsboro-Deering at Wheeler Gym. Kevin Fowlerm the …

Fall Mountain Pulls Away From Newport

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Newport — The Fall Mountain Regional High girls basketball teams figures to be in the New Hampshire Division III title conversation, and the Wildcats showed why as they powered for points inside and bombed away from the outside in a 61-37 win over Newport on Tuesday night at …

Unfinished Business: After Final Four Appearance, Newport Hungry for More

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Newport — The Newport High boys basketball team enjoyed unparalleled success last season, winning a program-record 21 games on the way to its first New Hampshire Division III semifinal appearance in 13 years. Now comes the hard part …

Lion of Summer: Ackerman Named N.H. Cup Coach

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

West Lebanon — Longtime Woodsville High boys soccer coach Mike Ackerman has an appointment with New Hampshire’s top players next summer. In addition to being named the New Hampshire Division IV coach of the year, Ackerman was also …

Cards Oust Tigers

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Claremont — How much does Donald Pellerin like playing football? “When I was eating last night, I started getting goose bumps,” the Stevens High senior running back said. “I couldn’t wait for today to get here.” Today got here in a big way for Pellerin and the Cardinals, …

Raising The Stakes

Friday, November 8, 2013

Claremont — A rivalry that goes back decades resumes on Saturday, when Stevens High greets Newport in the Western Conference championship of the NHIAA Division III tournament. The winner advances to the D-III final four. Earlier this season, Stevens nipped Newport 9-6 in a game that was dominated …

Tigers Reach D-III Tourney

Sunday, November 3, 2013

West Caanan — The Newport High football team turned three of the four Mascoma fumbles into scores as the Tigers defeated the Royals 42-14 in a winner-take-all game Saturday. “You just can’t turn the ball over that many times and win a football game,” Royals coach Ray Kershaw …

Captains Team Up to Lift Tigers Past Huskies

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Newport — Julia Sullivan and Lindsy Desmarais, two of the Newport field hockey captains, teamed up for an overtime goal to give Newport a 2-1 win over Monadnock Tuesday at Bates Field. And there’s more to these two girls than the ability to get clutch goals. Both girls …

Lightning Strike Ignites Croydon Shed

Friday, September 13, 2013

The Croydon Fire Department extinguishes a shed fire caused by a lightning strike on 585 Route 10 in Croydon on Thursday. Croydon, Newport and Grantham fire departments responded to the fire at 5:15 p.m. Croydon Fire Chief Steve …

Croydon Sounds Out Schools

Friday, September 6, 2013

Croydon — The Keene School District could be adding a handful of students from an Upper Valley town to some of its schools next August. Next school year, the Croydon School District wants to allow parents to choose where their fifth through 12th-grade students will attend school. Croydon …