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Will Austin, of Sunapee, launches himself to a 25 meters, a record for the new ski jump at Plymouth High School in Plymouth, N.H. during the NHIAA ski jumping championship Friday, February 12, 2016.
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More Than Skiing: Sunapee Jumpers Keep Coach in Minds, Hearts

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Plymouth, n.h. — Sunapee High’s ski jumping team sat together at a table in back of Plymouth High School’s cafeteria Friday night. Like all seven high school teams in attendance, the Lakers awaited Friday’s results for the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association ski jumping championships, hosted on a redesigned, refurbished hill behind Plymouth’s football field. Given what they were wearing …

Man With the Golden Boot: Hanover Senior Wins Top Soccer Honor

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Hanover — It’s a good thing Hanover High senior Asa Berolzheimer is heading off to college soccer soon. He’s running out of high school awards to win. The Marauders’ attacking midfielder added to his trophy case on Thursday with the Gatorade Player of the Year award for New Hampshire boys soccer, the fifth …

Marauders Come Through When It Counts

Thursday, February 11, 2016

West Lebanon — Seth Stadheim breathed a sigh of relief after the game. His Hanover High boys hockey teammates in the Campion Rink locker room were in the process of doing the same. A loss on Wednesday night to Pelham-Alvirne would have been bad. Really bad, particularly given Hanover’s uncharacteristic shutout loss to …

Scout’s Honor: As Volunteer Video Scout, Lebanon’s Stearns a Rarity

Monday, January 18, 2016

Amherst, n.h. — Jon Stearns turned his head and considered the question. It’s the fourth quarter of Friday’s high school girls basketball game between Hanover High and Souhegan, a winding 90-minute drive from his Lebanon home. Stearns, wearing …

Local Roundup: Hanover Dives to Wins in 1st Home Meet

Monday, January 18, 2016

Hanover — The three members of Hanover High School’s nascent diving team recorded two wins and a runner-up finish on Sunday at the Dartmouth College pool in the program’s first home meet. Freshman Kai Renshaw defeated two rivals …

High School Ski Preview: Bring On the Snow

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Upper Valley high school ski teams are at many different stages competitively — some are coming off consecutive state championships, others had no team last year for lack of participation — but they all wish there were more snow on the ground. From Woodstock to Woodsville, the area’s …

Dora Balch Dix

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Natick, Mass. — Dora Balch Dix passed away Friday, Jan. 8, 2015, in Framingham, Mass. Her daughter Bonnie Dix was at her side. Dora was born in Pike, N.H. on Feb. 13, 1931, to parents Roy and Olive (Blanchard) Balch. Dora was the oldest of six children, all …

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 …

A Big Event Gets Bigger: Dartmouth Relays Grow, Change With the Times

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Hanover — Barry Harwick is going to be exhausted on Monday. He already knows it. Harwick, Dartmouth’s track and field coach, spent most of his time Saturday running from one thing to another, a notebook in his hand …

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 …

Sweep Success: Raiders Take Another Pair of Wins from Marauders

Friday, January 8, 2016

Hanover — Not much, it seems, has changed in four weeks for Lebanon High basketball, as both the girls and the boys walked away from their rematches with Hanover with victories Friday night at Hanover High. The most …

Third-Period Rally Gives Hanover Hockey Tie, Moral Victory

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

West Lebanon — Hanover High’s boys hockey team skated out from the bench to greet its goaltender, Luke Ratliff, near center ice after the second period. Ratliff had made 12 saves in the period, including three on breakaways …