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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 …

Hartford’s ‘Kehoe Strong’ Tourney Combines Hoops, Fundraising

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

White River Junction — At the rate things are going, the Hartford Parks and Recreation’s first Kehoe Strong Memorial Basketball Tournament could turn into an NCAA Division III women’s all-star showdown. Clarkson University’s Stephanie Grobe is promising to …

Gerard “Frenchie” Nadeau

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Meriden, N.H. — Gerard “Frenchie” Nadeau, 76, died Saturday, July 4, 2015. He was born to the late Adaloid & Sara (LaPlante) Nadeau on Oct. 22, 1938. He grew up in Franklin where he attended grammar school and later moved to Enfield. He married Janice Withington and they …

Later Beats Never: Lebanon Post 22 Offense Overcomes Defense

Monday, July 6, 2015

Lebanon — The first half of Sunday’s 15-6 rout by Lebanon American Legion Post 22’s senior baseball team over visiting Keene Post 4 was all too familiar to pitcher Steve Cerrone. The hosts’ starter, a former Hartford High …

Lebanon Legion Keeps Rolling With Win at Goffstown

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Goffstown — Andrew Houde provided seven solid innings of pitching, Chase Hussey got the job done in two innings of relief and the hitters made sure that an early lead was never lost as the Lebanon senior American Legion Post 22 baseball team defeated Goffstown, 6-4, on Thursday …

Hope Marie (Pittsley) Isaacs

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Plainfield, N.H. — Hope Marie (Pittsley) Isaacs passed away suddenly, Sunday, May 17, 2015. Her passing was met with great sadness, but she left this world well loved. She was surrounded by her mother, Rose Pittsley, husband of 47 years, Gregg Isaacs, their five sons: Gregg Jr., Glen, …

‘Ugly’ Victory for Post 22

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Lebanon — Early in Friday’s game against visiting Milford, Lebanon American Legion Post 22 senior player Bryar Rouillard produced a prodigious belch while leading off first base. The Stevens High graduate promptly excused himself, but he and his …

Racketeering: Lebanon Grad a Master at Tennis and Squash

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Lebanon — Playing tennis with Max Reed can really mess you up, and sometimes it seems there’s nothing you can do about it. Everything goes wrong. First, there’s something wrong with the ball. No matter how hard you …

Sullivan County Agency Has New Executive Director

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Newport — The Sullivan County group working to connect Claremont and Lebanon with a bus route along Route 120 is hoping that its new executive director will drive efforts to expand its transportation offerings. The Community Alliance of …

High School Notes: Hanover’s ‘Baseball Guy’ Takes a Break

Friday, June 19, 2015

Hanover — Mike Jackson has plans to see Wrigley Field for the first time this summer. It was bound to happen; after all, how can any self-professed “baseball guy” carry the weight of the title without having visited …

Garden Tour Set in Windsor, Cornish, Plainfield

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Windsor — A garden tour celebrating the 130th anniversary of the founding of the Cornish Colony is set for June 20. Organized by Historic Windsor, Inc., the Gardener’s Journey is a benefit for the nonprofit’s historic preservation programs. …