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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 …

Erosion Undermines Lyme Road

Friday, January 1, 2016

Lyme — More than three months after closing a section of River Road south of the East Thetford Bridge, Lyme officials are hoping to begin implementing a solution to reopen the road next summer, according to Selectboard Chairwoman …

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.” …

IMHO: Cancer Survivor Returning Favor to Charity

Saturday, December 26, 2015

In this season of giving, Grady Chaltain wants to give until it hurts. But it’s nothing like the pain he’s endured and would give anything to prevent others from experiencing. The former three-sport Hanover High athlete saw his …

Local Roundup: A New Houde in Newport Carves Own Niche

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Keene, n.h. — The danger in being Ethan Houde is making sure everyone doesn’t look at you as being Andrew Houde, version 2.0. The younger Houde, now a sophomore, got to play with his older brother a little bit on the Newport High boys basketball team last winter. …

Esther Elizabeth (Smith) Balch

Friday, December 25, 2015

Lyme, N.H. — Esther Elizabeth (Smith) Balch died Monday, Dec. 21, 2015, at the Grafton County Nursing Home, where she received excellent care, and was loved by all. She was born Dec. 27, 1918, in Dorchester, Mass. (the youngest of nine children), to Annie (Keddy) Smith and Dennison …

College Notes: Ex-Upper Valley Stars Filled Field Hockey Rosters

Friday, December 25, 2015

Let’s start off with the fall season: Field Hockey Bryant was 3-16 but freshman midfielder Emily Perryman (Lebanon) started every game and had five goals, two of which were deciding tallies during Bulldog victories. She added three assists. …

No Snow, No Snow Business: Slow Start to Winter at Least Allows for Maintenance and Repairs

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Enfield — On a gray, overcast afternoon last week Whaleback Mountain was bare. Rocks poked out of the mud, the water of Stony Brook at the mountain’s base rushed with the torrent of a spring thaw. Ski chairlifts …

Broom Brigade: Lebanon Rolls to an Easy Wechsler Cup Sweep

Friday, December 18, 2015

Lebanon — In both halves of Friday night’s boys and girls Wechsler Cup basketball doubleheader against Hanover at Lebanon High, the Raiders simply bided their time, outlasting the Marauders in what turned out to be back-to-back shootouts for …

H.S. Notebook: Hanover’s Berolzheimer an All-American

Monday, December 14, 2015

Hanover — Like the topping on a layer cake, Asa Berolzheimer’s soccer postseason has been capped with a tasty coating of icing. The Hanover High senior first led the Marauders’ boys soccer team to an NHIAA Division I …