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Kimball Union Academy's Crew Ainge passes the ball away from the MacDuffie defense in Meriden, N.H., on Jan. 14, 2015. MacDuffie won 76-66. (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>

Wrecking Crew: KUA Star Evokes Memories of Famous Dad

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Meriden — You swore that was Danny Ainge flying around the court at Kimball Union Academy the other day. The blond kid? Directing traffic, spinning, dishing, scoring? Going full-throttle through that forest of bigger guys with a full tank of enthusiasm and an absence of fear? That wasn’t Danny? Nope. You’d need a time machine to see the Boston Celtics …

John R. De Palma

Friday, February 27, 2015

East Plainfield, N.H. — John R. De Palma, 88, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Arrangements are pending with the Ricker Funeral Home & Crematory of Lebanon. An obituary will be published in a later edition of the Valley News. …

Lebanon Loses Hockey Game, Earns Moral Victory

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

West Lebanon — By the sounds of the whooping and hollering escaping the locker room door afterward, the Lebanon High girls hockey team accomplished much of what it sought out of Tuesday night’s rematch with neighboring Hanover. Hold down the state’s top forward? Check. Play disciplined defense and get a big game from the goaltender? Check and check. Leave Campion Rink with an …

Local Roundup: Lebanon’s Streak Stopped at Nine

Monday, February 16, 2015

Staff Reports Concord — A slow start combined with an inattentive defense spelled the end of the Lebanon High boys basketball team’s nine-game winning streak on Sunday afternoon. Brothers Jordan and Joe Bell combined to score 31 points, leading Bishop Brady to a 62-52 win over the Raiders. …

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 …

Lebanon Boys Get a Big Scare From an Ancient Rival

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Lebanon — Time was, a couple of bucks and a shoehorn would net a seat in a jam-packed Lebanon High School gym on the rare occasions when the Raiders and neighboring Mascoma met on the basketball floor. Back then — as in the late 1980s — the Royals …

Gregory Douglas Estey

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Meriden, N.H. — Gregory Douglas Estey, 67, died surrounded by his family on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, at his home after a determined fight with cancer. He was born on Jan. 26, 1948, in Springfield, Vt., the son of Alva P. (Bill) Estey and Eda (Bickford) Estey. He …

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 …

Richard “Dick” A. Baril

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Meriden, N.H. — Richard “Dick” A. Baril, 77, lost his valiant two year fight with cancer, and passed away with family at his side, on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. He was born Jan. 16, 1938, in Claremont, N.H., the youngest of …

Raiders Earn Revenge on Goffstown

Friday, February 6, 2015

Lebanon — Lebanon High boys basketball coach Kieth Matte isn’t given to handing out game balls. So how about a best actor in a supporting role statuette instead? The same guys got the points, and the Raiders’ big …

A Spark of Education: Lebanon Community Center Teaches Health, Fitness

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Lebanon — Occupying a corner of the former Lebanon Junior High building, the Spark Community Center is a new place of learning. Among the facility’s educational programs is a health and fitness class, led by Executive Director Brett …

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 …

Michael W. White

Monday, February 2, 2015

Rutland, Vt. — Michael W. White, 64, passed away Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. He was born in Hardwick, Vt. on June 16, 1950, to George & Mary (Judd) White. He grew up in Plainfield, N.H. and graduated from Lebanon High School. Mike enlisted in the Marines and served …