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Stevens quarterback Richard Bell gets sacked by Malik Carter of Interlakes - Moultonborough in the first half of a punishing 42 - 0 shutout at Barnes Park in Claremont, N.H. Friday, October 2, 2015. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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Not in the Cards: Stevens Overwhelmed, Suffers First Defeat

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Claremont — The undefeated record for Stevens High football went down in flames Friday night at Barnes Park against InterLakes-Moultonborough. What’s worse: the Cardinals have two weeks to think about what went wrong. Take that as a good thing or a bad thing for the Cardinals, who fell to 4-1 this season with the 42-0 shutout loss. But head coach …

Cardinals Flying High: Stevens Rallies Past Mascoma

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Claremont — Underdog Mascoma High gave Stevens all it could handle for a while. Then the second half arrived. The Cardinals punched in two goals after the return from halftime, using them as a springboard for a a 4-1 win over the Royals on Tuesday at the Coach Parker Sports Complex at Monadnock …

Local Roundup: One Goal Does Job for Engineers

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Woodsville — Dominant everywhere but on the scoreboard, the Woodsville High girls soccer team finally found the back of the net with just 30 seconds to play on Monday afternoon to beat Lin-Wood, 1-0. Woodsville outshot the Lumberjacks, 32-1, and controlled play for most of the action. Suzie Bazzell scored in the final …

Stevens Field Hockey Outlasts Newport in OT

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Claremont — Maybe it was the moon, or maybe it was the first bite of crisp fall air. Whatever it was, something suddenly ignited the Stevens High field hockey team in overtime on Wednesday night in its 2-1 NHIAA Division III defeat of Newport at the Coach Parker …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Soccer Blanks Plymouth

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Hanover — Everyone’s gunning for the Hanover High girls soccer team this year. That’s what happens to a defending state champion. The Marauders’ challenge is making sure they have their game on point at every opportunity. Hanover met …

Local Roundup: Five-Goal Second Half Enough for Dartmouth

Monday, September 21, 2015

Hanover — The Dartmouth College women’s soccer team played much of Sunday’s Burnham Field match with Sacred Heart like a toddler taken to the mall: Junior may be well-behaved most of the day, but the outburst will eventually come. The visiting Pioneers may have had that thought, perhaps, …

Field Hockey on the Defensive as Dwindling Numbers Threaten Game at High School, Youth Levels

Sunday, September 20, 2015

There’s a tinge of apprehension in the voice of Kestin Bunnell, senior goalkeeper for the Mascoma Valley Regional High School field hockey team. It’s subtle, almost nonexistent in the unfamiliar heat of early fall. But it’s there. Bunnell’s …

Revamped Stevens Routs Mascoma

Sunday, September 20, 2015

West Canaan — Stevens High’s Richard Bell found out at halftime last weekend against Epping-Newmarket: Freshman QB Henri Bourque, who was beginning to break out as the Cardinals’ star offensive playmaker, was going to miss significant time with …

Local & Regional Briefs for Friday, Sept. 18, 2015

Friday, September 18, 2015

Judge Delays Release of Footage Concord — A judge has delayed the limited release of body camera footage from a deadly shooting by police in July, allowing himself four extra days to consider objections from attorneys on various sides. Redacted clips were scheduled to be released Monday, according …

County to Boost Web Feed

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Unity — Later this fall, the county hopes to have resolved the problems it is having with interruptions of the video arraignments at district court involving suspects being held at the House of Corrections in Unity. Last week, the Claremont City Council voted to allow the county to …

Local Roundup: Hartford Girls Soccer Ascends Cosmos

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

White River Junction — Jeff Acker isn’t sure if Monday’s game against Springfield finished with the Hurricanes’ first four-point game under his decade-long tenure. If not, it’s certainly one of very few. Acker’s girls soccer team exploded offensively …

Local Roundup: Big Green Women’s Soccer Routs Catamounts

Monday, September 14, 2015

Hanover — The Dartmouth College women’s soccer team rode a five-goal explosion over a 17-minute stretch of the second half to rout Vermont, 6-0, on Sunday in the Big Green’s home opener at Burnham Field. Senior Lucille Kozlov and juniors Meredith Gurnee and Jessica Lukas each provided two …

Tigers Roaring for More: Newport Football Blanks Mascoma in Opener

Sunday, September 6, 2015

West Canaan — During halftime of Saturday’s NHIAA Division III football game between Mascoma High and visiting Newport, Royals assistant coach Rick Simula and a couple of students mixed up a large cooler of blue Gatorade. Simula, however, …