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Woodsville's Sam Thurston, right, congratulates teammate Paige Martin, left, after scoring the Engineers' fourth goal against Hinsdale during their game in Woodsville, N.H., Thursday, October 30, 2014. Woodsville won 5 - 0.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Woodsville’s Offense Breaks Out in First-Round Win

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Woodsville — After losing on penalty kicks to Sunapee in last season’s NHIAA Division IV state championship game, the undefeated Woodsville High girls soccer team feels it has work to finish this postseason. First, the Engineers need to finish more of their scoring opportunities. Unbeaten Woodsville took care of No. 16 Hinsdale in Thursday’s first-round game at home, 5-0, setting …

The Last Haul

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Rebecca Golding, of Peaked Moon Farm in Piermont, hauls plastic out of a field in Orford rented by the farm on Monday. Squash that had been grown there had been picked, and the field was being readied to be tilled. Valley News — Jennifer Hauck …

Haverhill, Orford Area Candidates Eye House Seats

Monday, October 27, 2014

Haverhill — Two Republicans who lost their New Hampshire House seats in districts representing the Haverhill and Orford area are trying to return to Concord. In the Grafton 3 district representing Bath, Benton, Easton, Landaff, Orford, Piermont and Warren, state Rep. Susan Ford, a Democrat, is being challenged by former lawmaker Greg Sorg, …

Letter: Punishment Without Rehabilitation

Friday, January 3, 2014

To the Editor: There are more penal theories bandied about than one can shake a stick at, but Crystal Moses expresses views in her Dec. 22 letter (“Prison Isn’t Supposed to Be Pleasant”) that might make a Taliban smile. Flogging, beheading, hand severing and stoning would all answer …

Honoring the Valley’s Best From A to Z

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

So in case you missed the first offering, we’ve got a second helping of athletic accomplishments to wrap up 2013. We call it our annual Alphabet Awards. Just pick a letter … A: Nick Alexander — The Lebanon …

Hanover Pops Stevens

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Hanover — Former New Hampshire Class I boys basketball rivals Stevens and Hanover met for the first time in nearly six years Friday night as they tussled in the opening round of the Connecticut River Shootout. The Marauders were the only ones celebrating the reunion in their 69-38 …

Follow the Bouncing Ball: Woodsville Pingpong League Draws a Fast Following

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Woodsville — When Jacques Finlay began helping to organize weekly afternoons of ping pong playing sessions at the town of Haverhill’s newly acquired Clifford building, he hoped it would attract players of all ages. He just didn’t think …

Democrat Seeks County Post

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Bath — The Grafton County delegation is soliciting candidates to fill the District 2 seat for county commissioner vacated by the death of Ray Burton, and a close friend and fellow Bath resident has already stepped up to the plate. Each county has three commissioners, who oversee the …

Lion of Summer: Ackerman Named N.H. Cup Coach

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

West Lebanon — Longtime Woodsville High boys soccer coach Mike Ackerman has an appointment with New Hampshire’s top players next summer. In addition to being named the New Hampshire Division IV coach of the year, Ackerman was also …

Letter: Ludicrous Allegations on Benghazi

Saturday, November 16, 2013

To the Editor: I am writing about the death of the American ambassador in Benghazi and the absurdity of Rep. Darrell Issa’s accusations against the embassy and the State Department. I do not know anything beyond what we’ve all seen on TV, but I have worked in embassies, …

Practice Pays Off for Lakers

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Manchester — The benefit of a season spent practicing penalty kicks isn’t limited to the shooters, as Sunapee High goalkeeper Erika Waterman displayed at Southern New Hampshire University on Saturday. Waterman swatted aside three of four Woodsville bids …

Last-Minute Shocker Lifts Lakers Past Engineers

Friday, November 8, 2013

Laconia, n.h. — Play was back-and-forth, but only one team could move forward after Thursday’s NHIAA Division IV boys soccer semifinal between Suanpee and Woodsville. Lakers senior Nick Skarin made sure it was Sunapee. The lanky midfielder broke …

Engineers Get Last Kicks, Reach D-IV Title Game

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Laconia, n.h. — As befitting a soccer match that more resembled a mixed martial arts fight at times, the last man … ahem, girl … standing wore a pair of gloves. Woodsville High goalkeeper Tori Clough slapped down …