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Nathan Gradijan, of Lebanon, lays up the ball late in the Raiders' 72-30 win over Mascoma in Canaan, N.H. Tuesday, February 9, 2016. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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A Raider Rout: Lebanon Boys Make Quick Work of Mascoma

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

West Canaan — Fun as they are to contemplate, and often to witness, Lebanon-Mascoma high school boys basketball games have rarely mattered over the years. They have usually occurred during a long-since-shuttered Lebanon holiday tournament, yet at the time they frequently required the aid of a Crisco-saturated shoehorn to find a place to sit. Shame it happens so rarely. Nor …

Local Roundup: Locals Split CVC Cross Country Ski Titles

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Strafford — The Lebanon High boys and Hanover High girls came home with Connecticut Valley Conference cross country skiing championships on Tuesday without the benefit of celebrating an individual victory. Instead, the Raiders and Marauders did a good job of packing their best skiers high up on the finish list to record their …

Versatile Mascoma Prevails at Stevens’ Expense

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Claremont — Playing what coach Jim Barry thought was perhaps his team’s best game of the year, the Mascoma High boys basketball team — using backdoor passes and an in-your-face defense — led by as many as 19 points before settling for an impressive 64-55 win over Stevens in an NHIAA Division III game at Carr Gym on Tuesday night. Both teams entered …

Candidates Pivot To New Hampshire

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Claremont — With voting in Iowa over, the presidential candidates still standing are headed to New Hampshire for a week of what for many will be last-chance campaigning. Three candidates, including U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., will be in the Upper Valley today, and two other heavyweights — …

Mascoma School Budget Set

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Canaan — Mascoma Valley voters rejected a proposal which would have reduced the budget voters will see on their ballots in March from $27.4 million to $25.9 million during a deliberative session on Saturday morning. The proposed reduction …

Mascoma Wrestling Hits the Mats: Royals Enjoying First Varsity Season

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

West Canaan — Willie Stone can’t imagine doing anything else in the winter. That’s not exactly something he saw himself saying four years ago. Stone was admittedly wary of Mascoma’s new club wrestling team, but the commitment to …

‘I Want to Be Out There’: Mascoma Senior Tries to Stay Upbeat After Injury

Thursday, January 21, 2016

West Canaan — Alaina Pringle wears a protective sleeve on her right arm during girls basketball practice at Mascoma High. But the pain still lingers. Pringle, a senior captain for the Royals, missed three games during a holiday …

Late Basket Lifts Mascoma Basketball

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Langdon, n.h. — Mascoma freshman Dakota Decocq made one basket Wednesday night at Fall Mountain. No matter how much longer he plays, he might not make another that will be as important. The Royals’ Jordan DeFord hit a shot from in close with 33.3 seconds to play cut …

Local & Regional Briefs: Tuesday, Jan. 12

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Agency Still Accepting Applications For Heating Assistance Ashland, n.h. — Tri-County Community Action Program — the social service agency that provides heating-fuel assistance and other critical funding for needy North County residents — continues to accept applications for heating fuel and electric assistance for this winter, according to …

Mascoma Proposes Schools’ 2017 Budget

Monday, January 11, 2016

West Canaan — Mascoma Valley school officials will ask voters to approve a $2.3 million increase to next year’s operating budget during its annual meeting in March. The district is proposing a 2017 fiscal year operating budget of $27.4 million, about an 8 percent increase over this year’s …

High School Roundup: Senior Sharpshooter Leads Sunapee Boys

Friday, January 8, 2016

Hinsdale, n.h. — Thirty points from Matt Tenney, including 20 in the second half alone, sparked the Sunapee High boys basketball team to a 58-48 victory at Hinsdale on Friday night. The Lakers spread the floor all night …

Hard Work Pays Off for Hanover

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Hanover — Despite undergoing changes in both personnel and style, the Hanover High boys basketball team expects to play with the same workmanlike effort that has helped it thrive in recent years. The Marauders’ “all in” motto — echoed after every team huddle — appeared lacking in a …

Trump Campaign Claims Upper Valley Supporters Who Say They Didn’t Commit

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

West Lebanon — Nancy Partington isn’t a fan of Donald Trump. The Woodsville resident plans to vote for a Republican in the upcoming New Hampshire presidential primary, but thinks the billionaire businessman can sometimes be “a little erratic.” …