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Football coach Les Lawrence speaks to his Lebanon team during practice in Lebanon, N.H., on Aug. 17, 2000. (Valley News - Amy Thompson)

‘I Thought I Wasn’t Done Yet’: Mascoma Gives Ball to Lawrence

Friday, April 11, 2014

West Canaan — As enjoyable as it may have been, watching high school football from above the sidelines wasn’t what Les Lawrence wanted. He needed to be on the sidelines. And, once more, he is. A football coaching veteran of more than three decades, Lawrence officially took over as Mascoma High’s new gridiron boss when he was approved by the …

Summit in Canaan Highlights Challenges to Mascoma River Watershed

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Canaan — Decades have passed since untreated industrial waste flowed into the Mascoma River, killing off aquatic life and changing the water color to match the dye the textile mills were using that day. The river’s dramatic turnaround started when the mills began closing and continued with the passage of the Clean Water …

It’s Good to Be the King: Raider Is Tops in D-II Girls Hoop

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Lebanon — Having one New Hampshire girls basketball player of the year is nice, but Lebanon High is starting to make a habit out of it. For the second straight winter, a Raider drew enough notice from the NHIAA Division II coaching fraternity to win the honor, this time going to senior forward …

Newcomer Leads Tigers Past Royals

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Newport — Coaches have to make a lot of decisions during an athletic contest. But it was a pregame decision that made the difference for Newport High’s field hockey team on Tuesday. Just before facing Mascoma, Newport added freshman KK Kibbey to the varsity roster. Assistant coach Becky …

Gail Ann Simano

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Bath, N.H. — Gail Ann Simano, 71, of Hummingbird Lane, died on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, following an extended illness, at Cottage Hospital, Woodsville, N.H. Gail was born in Brentwood, N.H. on July 14, 1942, and her parents are Manson G. and Lillian (Scott) Brown. She was a …

Cardinals Soar in Opener

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

West Canaan — Seven minutes remained in a lopsided match when Mascoma High boys soccer coach Tanya Rej saw her backup goalkeeper, Conner Gill, go down with an apparent injury. Gill called it a dislocated shoulder; it turned …

Staying on Track

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Canaan — When he was 16 years old, Dave Bill crashed after getting major air on the late-lap “intimidator” hill on the Canaan Lions Motocross track, sustaining a back injury that ended his season and dissuaded him from …

Letter: Mascoma Coach Has the Right Stuff

Saturday, August 24, 2013

To the Editor: I didn’t know much about the Mascoma Valley Regional High School football program except that it was in Division VI, but that changed this summer. Coach Ray Kershaw selected my son, Eric Wilson, from Dover High School, to play in the annual Shrine Maple Sugar …

Underdogs No More

Thursday, August 15, 2013

West Canaan — Ray Kershaw constructs homes for a living. But his best building project may be the one he’s had underway for the past three years with the Mascoma High football team. The Royals entered last season …

Mascoma Bus Routes

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Bus M-1 - Morning (rev. 8/22/13) 6:45, Bog Road & Bear Drive; 6:54, 438 George Hill Rd.; 6:55, 430/424 George Hill Rd.; 6:56, 364 George Hill Rd.; 6:57, George Hill Rd.& Palmer Rd.; 6:58, 112 George Hill Rd.; 6:58, 28/29 George Hill Rd.; 6:59, 1416 Rt 4A; 7:00, …

Cardinals Flying Over All the Action

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Hanover — From the field to the sidelines, Stevens High fingerprints were all over Saturday night’s 43-0 New Hampshire win in the 60th Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl. Cardinals defensive back Logan Batchelder and defensive end CJ Gosselin both …

Lights Out

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Hanover —A New Hampshire victory in the annual Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl football game is fast joining death and taxes as a certainty of Twin State life. Saturday’s 43-0 victory by the Granite State was its 13th consecutive …

Night Moves

Friday, August 2, 2013

Hanover — A tableau: Friday, 2 p.m. Two college workers are inspecting the northwest light tower of Dartmouth’s Memorial Field in anticipation of the first evening Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl. Two others are adding rubber pellets to the …