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Lebanon High running back Ethan Perkins carries the ball during a team drill on Monday. The Raiders were 5-3 last year and narrowly missed the playoffs. They open the 2015 campaign Friday at Laconia.(Valley News - Tris Wykes)<p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Bounce-Back Time: Lebanon Football Looks to Regain Lost Momentum

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Lebanon — Early excitement and late disappointment marked the Lebanon High football team’s 2014 season. The resurgent Raiders and their fans hope that this year’s jubilation will extend into November. “We peaked about week three last year and then faded at the end,” said ninth-year Lebanon coach Chris Childs. “It was the first time I didn’t feel like we got …

Laura Pike DeGoosh

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Merrimack, N.H. — Laura P. DeGoosh, 93, died Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, at Community Hospice House in Merrimack. She had lived at her son and daughter-in-law’s home in Manchester, since December 2014. Laura was born Dec. 6, 1921, and raised in Lyme N.H., in the Lyme Center area. Her parents were Chester Pike and Corrine (Camp) Pike. She had an older brother, Charles, …

Local Roundup: Hanover, Concord Boys Soccer Deadlock

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Concord — Hanover’s Griffin Johnson was inches away from ending the game in double overtime, but the crossbar answered his header in the box in what proved to be the best last chance of the Marauders’ 2-2 double-overtime boys soccer draw with Concord on Tuesday. Hanover senior captain Asa Berolzheimer scored twice in the contest for the Marauders, the second coming off a …

Local Roundup: Hartland’s Cox Swimming on World Stage

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

White River Junction — Hartland’s Hannah Cox is headed to the FINA World Junior Championships. And her Upper Valley Aquatic Club coach is going along for the ride. Cox this week accepted an invitation from USA Swimming to join the national junior team at worlds, which will run …

Wedding: Torrey — McGonis

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Enfield — Amber Torrey and Mark McGonis were married on June 27, 2015, at Dowds’ Country Inn in Lyme. The bride was escorted down the aisle by her father. Matthew Houde, a justice of the peace, officiated at …

Local Roundup: Cox Fifth at Nationals; Dartmouth QB Transfers

Saturday, August 8, 2015

San Antonio — Another day, another personal best for Hartland’s Hannah Cox at the USA Swimming National Championships. Competing in her specialty event on Friday evening, the Kimball Union Academy senior produced a career-best time and fifth-place finish in the women’s 200-meter freestyle at the Northside Swim Center. …

It’s Going Swimmingly: Pool Potential Grows for Hartland’s Cox

Monday, August 3, 2015

White River Junction — Here’s the thing about a stopwatch: Make it big enough, put it in the right place and people will notice the numbers on it, especially when they get low enough. The folks who follow …

Sanders To Campaign In Claremont

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Claremont — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is bringing his Democratic presidential campaign to Claremont on Sunday. The Vermont independent plans to hold a town meeting Sunday at 5 p.m. at The Common Man Inn & Restaurant at 21 Water St. in Claremont. Sanders knows the city well, as …

Christie Discusses Policies in Newport Visit

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Newport — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called for entitlement reform in a town hall forum Tuesday afternoon, outlining a platform that involved significant cuts to retiree benefits. In his second major presidential campaign visit to the Upper …

Cornish to Combine K, Pre-K

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Cornish — The School Board during an emergency meeting Monday night voted to open half-day kindergarten to pre-K students to boost the program’s enrollment after two families with kindergarten-aged students left the district in recent days. The departures, including one family who switched the affiliation of their home …

John Woodward-Poor

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Plainfield, N.H. — John Woodward-Poor, 62, passed away June 8, 2015. A memorial service will be celebrated Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at 11 a.m. in the Flickinger Auditorium at Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, N.H. A reception will follow in the dining hall. …

Lebanon Opera House Elects Three New Board Members

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Lebanon — Lebanon Opera House recently elected two new members and a Tuck fellow to its board of directors. A graduate of Dartmouth College and Vanderbilt University, Judy Csatari has worked at Dartmouth College in the admissions office …

Exeter’s Win Puts Post 22 On the Brink

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Nashua, n.h. — Ten days ago, Lebanon Post 22 was strongly stating its case as New Hampshire’s best senior American Legion baseball team. Today, the same squad confronts the possible end of its season during its second state …