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Newport Golf Club's Michael Killam, right, looks over the line of a putt during his quarterfinal New Hampshire Amateur golf match with Derryfield's Matthew Paradis on Friday. Killam isn't sure when he'll be able to compete in the state championship again — he's joining the working world soon.
Valley News — Greg Fennell

Growing Up a Hazard to Golf: Real World Claims Talent From NHGA

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Goffstown, n.h. — Michael Killam didn’t see the question coming. When he comprehended it, he needed a few moments to gain his composure. The blessing of the New Hampshire Golf Association’s state championship format — a weeklong grind that reflects how the USGA runs the United States Amateur — is also its curse. Every year’s field is split down the …

Forum, July 16: Co-op Matters; Waste in Vermont; Coverage Appreciated

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Management Flaw To the Editor: Terry Appleby’s column in the Valley News (“The Co-op Serves Its Members and Workers,” July 12), intended to ease the minds of concerned friends of the Co-op regarding recent firings, instead revealed what could be the source of our discomfort — a fatal flaw in managerial thinking. In an effort to quiet the talk about recent firings being …

Experience Pays a Dividend: For Russell, 2013’s Successes Turn Into 2014’s Opportunities

Monday, July 14, 2014

Burlington — Winning the New England Amateur and Vermont Amateur in the span of less than a month last summer opened a lot of doors this year for Grantham’s Evan Russell, and for that he’s thankful. Repeating at Vermont Am champ last week at Burlington Country Club also has put Russell in a …

Hanover Lacrosse Rolls, Faces Challenge Next

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Hanover — “One More” reads the printed slogan on the back hem of the Hanover High boys lacrosse team’s shooting shirts. The Marauders got what they wanted Thursday, extending their season to another game with a 14-6 defeat …

‘Do the Right Thing’: Hanover Brothers Keep Their Father Close to Them

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Hanover — When the Hanover High boys lacrosse team takes the field today in an NHIAA Division I quarterfinal playoff game against visiting Nashua North, the Marauders will be a man up from the opening whistle. No penalty …

Hanover Sinks Old Rival for D-II Tennis Title

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Bedford, n.h. — Though they had clinched their program’s first state championship in seven years following Zoe Yu’s come-from-behind win at No. 3 singles Wednesday, members of the Hanover High girls tennis team subdued their celebration in the …

Hanover Lacrosse Team’s ‘Stall Ball’ OK’d

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Hanover — The stall heard ’round New Hampshire took a relative blink of an eye to be resolved in Hanover High girls lacrosse coach Chris Seibel’s favor. The New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association on Monday verified Seibel’s belief …

Local Roundup: Hanover Crew Wins Sleigh Cup

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Hanover — Host Hanover High won five races to capture the Sleigh Cup as the New Hampshire public school boys and girls rowing champion during Saturday’s Hanover Invitational regatta on the Connecticut River. Seven of the state’s eight public school teams made the trip for the race, and …

Vital Communities Honors 14 Upper Valley Women Leaders

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Hartford — A celebration last week honored 14 women leaders whose work has significantly contributed to the Upper Valley. Vital Communities’ annual Heroes and Leaders event also serves as a benefit for the nonprofit’s Leadership Upper Valley program. The following women were honored at Thursday’s sold out dinner …

Kearsarge Boys Repeat as Track Kings

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Local Roundup: Kearsarge Boys Repeat as Track Kings …

Marauders Can’t Stall Fate: Windham’s Team Speed Earns Top Seed

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Hanover — During the second half of Saturday’s girls lacrosse game between Hanover High and visiting Windham, a small paper booklet lay open on a sideline bench, its pages occasionally flipping in the wind. The copy of the …

A Raider Resurrection: Lebanon Boys Track Back On Summit

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Pelham, n.h. — With three top-five finishes behind him and his next turn in the long jump just ahead, Will Merchant turned to see Josh Fontaine chasing the leader of the 3,200-meter race at Saturday’s New Hampshire Division …

Hanover Grads Take Unique Journey to New Zealand

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Nate Choukas and Guilia Alexander certainly picked an adventurous way to spend their “gap year” before heading to college. The pair, classmates who graduated from Hanover High in 2013, eschewed typical classroom environments last fall for a semester …