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Lebanon girls basketball coach Tonya Young talks with head coach Tim Kehoe during practice at Lebanon High School Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Young graduated from Mascoma Valley Regional High School in 2007 and from the University of Vermont in 2011 before spending several years playing basketball in Europe.(Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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Promise Kept, for a Friend: Former Mascoma, UVM Star Young Tries Coaching at Late Mentor’s Request

Monday, January 26, 2015

Lebanon — Ed Kehoe played matchmaker, right up to the end. In his younger brother Tim, Kehoe had someone who taught basketball the same way he did. In the most successful player he ever coached, Tonya Young, Kehoe saw someone who could be helpful both on the court and in life. So as the longtime high school girls basketball coach’s …

Local Roundup: Pogue Sixth at NHCS Nordic Race

Monday, January 26, 2015

Whitefield, n.h. — There are certain allowances that have to be made when gathering hundreds of cross country skiers in one location, such as what happened on Saturday at the first of two New Hampshire Coaches Series high school races of the winter. For one, Lebanon coach Les Lawrence noted, the competitors don’t line up in a mass start, as might happen in …

Fat of the Land: Wide-Tire Biking Makes an Inroad in the Winter

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Lebanon — Spending long winters away from trails is quickly becoming less mandatory for mountain bike enthusiasts. Snow-covered ground is turning much more accessible thanks to “fat bikes,” mountain bikes with giant tires made especially for traversing wintry surfaces. Up to five inches thick and loaded with treads, fat-bike tires allow riders to …

Hartland Gun Range Solution Still In the Works as Plainfield Neighbors Air Issues

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Hartland — Vermont officials on Wednesday night tried to assure some Plainfield residents that they are working to find solutions to the problem of increased noise from a Hartland shooting range near their homes. However, following a site visit to the state-run range and a two-hour open meeting …

Hartland Gun Range May See Changes

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Hartland — Residents of a Plainfield neighborhood across the Connecticut River from the Hammond Cove Gun Range in Hartland may see further relief from noise as the state of Vermont continues its soundproofing efforts. After taking sound measurements …

South Pomfret’s Joyce May Jump to Field Hockey’s Next Level

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Kellie Joyce recently completed a sparkling field hockey career at the University of New Hampshire, but she’s not about to leave the game behind. Next weekend, the 22-year-old Joyce will be in Lancaster, Pa., trying out for the …

Local Roundup: Soph’s Career High Puts Bishop Brady Girls Basketball Past Hanover

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Hanover — Hanover High girls basketball coach Dan O’Rourke has known Riley Bennett since she was a fifth-grader. On Saturday, O’Rourke and the Marauders got to know her more than they’d like. Bennett, a sophomore, scored a career-best …

Ruth E. Wills

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Lebanon, N.H. — Ruth E. Wills, 98, passed away Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, at Lebanon Center-Genesis. She was born on Nov. 9, 1916, in Grafton, N.H. to the late Albert & Carrie (Fay) Dudley. Ruth moved to Lebanon as a child and attended Lebanon schools. She was married …

A Fighting Chance: Lebanon Gym Gives Ancient Martial Art a New Life

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Lebanon — The owner of Lebanon’s newest martial arts gym hopes the national sport of Thailand will have more than a fighting chance in the Upper Valley. Mark Klemm, a 31-year-old U.S. Navy veteran, opened Baan Muay Thai …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Girls Basketball Closes Strong at Tourney

Monday, December 29, 2014

Manchester — The inside-outside combination of Kendra MacDonald and Vanessa Fleury helped send the Lebanon High girls basketball team home from the three-day Manchester Central Holiday Tournament on Sunday with a 60-49 win over Manchester Memorial, the undefeated …

Engagement: Beliveau — Bagley

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Enfield — Shannon Beliveau and Jeffrey Bagley have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Karen Daigle Vittum, of Lebanon, and Mark Beliveau, of Meriden. She graduated from Lebanon High School in 2010 and is employed …

Raiders on a Roll: Lebanon Takes Down Stevens in Shootout First-Rounder

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Hanover — When the next basketball classification cycle comes around, Lebanon High boys hoop coach Kieth Matte thinks — because of the enrollment situation — his Raiders could drop down from NHIAA Division II to Division III. That …

Local Roundup: Hanover Hockey Wins With Defense

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Manchester — Two players who didn’t show up on the scoresheet played big roles as the Hanover High boys hockey team gained its first win of the season in a 2-0 shutout of Goffstown to open the Bauer …