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Members of Hanover's girls hockey team celebrate after their second goal against Bishop Brady-Trinity during the state championship at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, N.H., on Saturday, March 14, 2015. Hanover won 6-3. (Valley News - Sarah Shaw) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

The Original, and Best

Sunday, March 29, 2015

As one of the original high school girls hockey programs in New Hampshire, Hanover High has always thrived on its tradition. With every passing season comes a new chapter of excellence, including this winter’s 19-2-1 team that won the program’s sixth consecutive state championship. The achievement is nothing new for the Marauders, who have won seven of eight titles since the NHIAA began sanctioning the sport. Their dominance predates even that, with three consecutive “unofficial” crowns before the sport became recognized prior to the 2007-08 season. Hanover’s vivid history is something not lost on players. In fact, it’s one of the primary motivating vehicles for …

Ready to Serve: Ex-Hanover Player Takes Long Road to Army

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Andrew O’Leary’s winding path to college hockey resulted in an unorthodox destination: the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. The Black Knights have a long history in the sport, but unfortunately it’s not a particularly successful one. Army has never qualified for the NCAA tournament, hasn’t had a winning season in seven years …

Counties Ranked on Wellness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges area communities face. The 2015 County Health Rankings released Wednesday by the University of Wisconsin Population Health …

Anthony “Tony” G. LaBombard

Friday, February 20, 2015

Lyme, N.H. — Anthony “Tony” G. LaBombard passed away peacefully at his home in Lyme on Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015. Tony was born June 24, 1944, to Pauline (Buccellato) and Gerard LaBombard. He was brought up in Lebanon amidst a well known, long established, multi generational and widely …

Local Roundup: Windsor Boys Basketball Continues March Toward Top Seed

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Windsor — The Windsor High boys basketball team is close to locking down the top seed in the Vermont Division III state tournament — and still a long way from it as well. The Jacks continued their march …

Lyme Fire Destroys Historic Cape, Barn Saved

Monday, February 16, 2015

Lyme — A three-alarm fire destroyed a historic cape house on Pinnacle Hill Road Saturday night, beginning near a wood stove in an ell of the building and drawing firefighters from at least nine nearby towns. No one was hurt. The owners, Mark and Martha Tecca, found smoke …

Wilbur Fisk McLean, Jr.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Lebanon, N.H. — Wilbur F. McLean, Jr. died on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at Harvest Hill, Lebanon. He was born on Oct. 13, 1918, in Duluth, Minn. to Marjorie Morrow McLean and Wilbur F. McLean, Sr. just as the Spanish flu reached its zenith and the Cloquet-Moose Lake …

A Chilly Championship: Hanover Takes Flight for Another State Title

Friday, February 13, 2015

Newport — Call it six degrees and jubilation. On a night that was so cold you thought you’d never be warm again, Hanover High rekindled the triumphant glow, winning its third consecutive state ski jumping championship and concluding …

Judith Ann Johnson

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Pawleys Island, S.C. — Judith Ann Johnson, age 65, loving wife, mother and grandmother, died Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, at her residence after a long illness. Born in Hanover, N.H., she was the eldest daughter of the late Everett and Priscilla King. She graduated from Becker Junior College …

A Woman’s Place Could Be in the Gym … If Only More Would Apply to Be H.S. Basketball Coaches

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Claremont — Some things are hard to understand. When Title IX was adopted in 1972, forcing schools to offer and fund female and male athletics equally, there was a bit of an upheaval when men were hired to …

Lyme Craftsman Constructs Caskets, Engages Community in Conversations About Death

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Lyme — Along with wooden cars, napkin holders and toast tongs, Lyme craftsman Michael Whitman sometimes displays a more unusual item at farmers markets and craft fairs. The handcrafted casket catches shoppers by surprise. “The most frequent question …

Local Roundup: Mascoma Boys Basketball Catches Winning Fever

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

West Canaan — If winning can be contagious, it’s safe to say the Mascoma High boys basketball team has caught the bug. The Royals used a collective hot-shooting touch to beat visiting Stevens 71-47 on Tuesday night. Mason …

Storming the Slopes: Boston Blizzard Gives Region’s Ski Areas a Big Boost

Sunday, February 1, 2015

South Pomfret — Garrett Kelly has just cruised down the mountain on his sixth snowboard run at Suicide Six Ski Area and is taking a “hydration” break. An assistant front desk manager at the Woodstock Inn & Resort, …