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Football coach Les Lawrence speaks to his Lebanon team during practice in Lebanon, N.H., on Aug. 17, 2000. (Valley News - Amy Thompson)

‘I Thought I Wasn’t Done Yet’: Mascoma Gives Ball to Lawrence

Friday, April 11, 2014

West Canaan — As enjoyable as it may have been, watching high school football from above the sidelines wasn’t what Les Lawrence wanted. He needed to be on the sidelines. And, once more, he is. A football coaching veteran of more than three decades, Lawrence officially took over as Mascoma High’s new gridiron boss when he was approved by the …

Summit in Canaan Highlights Challenges to Mascoma River Watershed

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Canaan — Decades have passed since untreated industrial waste flowed into the Mascoma River, killing off aquatic life and changing the water color to match the dye the textile mills were using that day. The river’s dramatic turnaround started when the mills began closing and continued with the passage of the Clean Water …

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 …

Mascoma Faces ‘Critical Vote’

Sunday, January 12, 2014

West Canaan — After close-call defeats in 2012 and 2013, the Mascoma Valley Regional School District and supporters of the district’s plan for a $21.5 million overhaul of the 51-year-old regional high school are crossing their fingers that …

Flory’s Flurry Leads Hanover

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Hanover — Hanover’s John Flory had one of those games that will stay in the memory bank for a long time. During Saturday’s championship game at the Connecticut River Shootout, Flory’s Marauders were trailing Mascoma 26-18 with five …

Hanover Pops Stevens

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Hanover — Former New Hampshire Class I boys basketball rivals Stevens and Hanover met for the first time in nearly six years Friday night as they tussled in the opening round of the Connecticut River Shootout. The Marauders were the only ones celebrating the reunion in their 69-38 …

Mascoma Football Coach Ends Successful Run

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

West Canaan — Ray Kershaw told Mascoma High officials when they hired him as football coach that he expected to be on the job for no more than three to five years. So his decision to depart is …

Mascoma High School Loses Heat Due to Issue With New System

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

West Canaan — It was a chilly Monday morning for Mascoma High School students, teachers and staff when the school’s new wood pellet and oil burners briefly malfunctioned. Superintendent Patrick Andrew said students arrived to temperatures of about 52 degrees Fahrenheit, but around noon, the thermometer had risen …

Mascoma Girls Stand Tall, Win Home Opener

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

West Canaan — Early season play doesn’t normally elicit brilliant execution, and Tuesday night’s girls basketball matchup between New Hampshire Division III rivals Kearsarge and Mascoma was right on par. The teams combined for 48 turnovers and struggled …

Mascoma High School Honor Roll

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Mascoma Valley Regional High School first-quarter honors: Highest Honors Grade 12: Kimberly Alley, Benjamin Bonner, Demora Dessert, Kyle Kosiorek, Michaela Parrish, Hailey Roberts. Grade 11: Garrett Albano, Jacob Fox, Olivia Powers, Alaina Shelzi, Kerry Wheeler, Karina Zawlinski. Grade10: Caelis Barsaleau, Jeremy Batten, Emma Bianco, Ching Wing Cheng, Madison …

Behind the Scenes

Friday, December 6, 2013

Jay Legg, of Legg’s Logs, mills a spruce log for framing lumber at his home in Dorchester on Wednesday. Legg’s Logs is a green-certified tree farm where customers can custom order lumber for construction, fine woodworking or carving. …

Worrell Is D-III Coach Of the Year

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Nobody asked all that much from Ramsey Worrell this autumn. Just take over the Woodstock High football program from the man who coached it to a boatload of state championships over more than three decades. And keep the Wasps competitive. And near the top of Vermont Division III. …

Community Rallies for Coach Kehoe

Saturday, November 30, 2013

West Canaan — The night belonged to Ed Kehoe. And he was loving it. The night after Thanksgiving, and the Mascoma Regional High gym was packed with a standing-room only crowd. They came to cheer for the basketball, …