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Izzi Davis, of Hanover, returns a ball to Lynn Yoon, of Bishop Brady, during their NHIAA Division II semifinal match at Storrs Pond in Hanover, N.H. Friday, May 29, 2015. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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Marauders March On: Hanover Wins 33rd Straight Match to Reach D-II Final

Friday, May 29, 2015

Hanover — They’re back. The Hanover High girls tennis team defeated upset-minded Bishop Brady, 7-2, at Storrs Pond on Friday to earn a return trip to the New Hampshire Division II state championship game Wednesday in Bedford, where the defending champion Marauders will play No. 1 Portsmouth. Second-seeded Hanover, undefeated this season and last, stopped a sixth-seeded Bishop Brady team …

Local Roundup: Oxbow Softball Backs Bourgeois’ 100th K With Offense

Friday, May 29, 2015

Lyndonville, Vt. — The relentless offensive attack of the Oxbow softball team pounded out 23 hits en route to beating host Lyndon 19-4 on Thursday afternoon. Sophomore pitcher Mary Bourgeois scattered 12 hits but struck out five, including her 100th strikeout of the season, while allowing three earned runs to pick up the …

Parsons Remembered As Broadcast Legend

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Lyme — Marselis Parsons, an engaging but serious-minded anchorman who for decades was the face of television news in Vermont, died early Wednesday morning at Vermont Respite House in Williston. He was 70 and had been battling cancer. Parsons spent 42 years at Burlington-based WCAX-TV, the dominant broadcast outlet in the state in …

Coronis Sends Tigers To 7-1 Defeat of Royals

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Staff Report Newport — Spencer Coronis limited Mascoma batters to just three hits and used an early offensive burst to guide the Newport High baseball team to a 7-1 win over the Royals in a Memorial Day contest at Billy Bates Field. Coronis cruised through a complete-game effort …

Hartford Softball Outlasts Hanover

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Norwich — Too much softball in too little time makes for too many mistakes. Such was the discovery of the Hartford and Hanover High softball teams Saturday, when they clashed at Huntley Meadows, a contest won 6-4 by …

Lebanon Gets a Lift From Defense in Win Over Hanover

Friday, May 22, 2015

Hanover — Longtime Lebanon High baseball coach Doug Ashey figured his Raiders could play defense. They just needed warmer weather and more practice repetitions. He couldn’t argue with the results on Friday. Lebanon turned in a handful of …

On a Winning Cycle: Norwich Resident Adds College Title to Resume

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

West Lebanon — The road to cycling success may seem an uphill climb, but Brendan Rhim has been riding lately as if cruising a downhill slope. Two weekends ago, the 19-year-old Hanover High School graduate helped his Furman …

Devey A. Piper

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Lyme, N.H. — A graveside committal service will be held for family and friends of Devey A. Piper, who passed away Jan. 11, 2015, at the Highland Cemetery in Lyme at 1 p.m. on May 23, 2015. …

Local Roundup: Hartford Baseball Drops First of Season

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

White River Junction — Be careful for what you wish, as the Hartford High baseball team found out Monday during a 4-2 loss to Mount Anthony. The setback was the Hurricanes’ first of the season, dropping them to …

Grafton County Proposes Budget

Monday, May 18, 2015

North Haverhill — Grafton County’s commissioners have proposed a fiscal year 2016 budget of $40.1 million, a 2.9 percent increase over the current year that arises largely from mandatory increases in human services, health care and salary costs. A significant portion of the budget also stems from discretionary …

Lebanon High School’s New Principal Knows District Well

Monday, May 18, 2015

Lebanon — The current dean of students at Hanover High School will take up leadership of Lebanon High School next school year, following the School Board’s unanimous approval of his hiring last week. Ian Smith — a Lebanon …

Keepers of the Flame: Private School Outduels Hanover for Top Prize

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Hanover — The Fullington Flame is staying with Tabor Academy. In the 10th annual regatta between Hanover High and Tabor, a private school located on Massachusetts’ south coast, the Seawolves swept five boys races and won one of …

Six Displaced After Fire at Lyme Home

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Lyme — A house fire in Lyme last week has left a family of six homeless. On the evening of May 8, 13-year-old Joseph Dunn was in the High Street home alone when he noticed smoke and called his mother, Katie Maxwell, for help, according to Maxwell’s sister, …