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Stevens' Kelsey Belisle attempts to regain control of the ball from Sunapee's Kate Frederick during their game at Sunapee Middle High School in Sunapee, N.H., on Tuesday, October 6, 2015.  (Valley News - Kristen Zeis) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Sunapee Girls Soccer Readying Playoff Run

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Sunapee — In the end, Tuesday’s game with Stevens was another notch in the win column for Sunapee girls soccer — a 4-1 victory at home for the Lakers’ ninth win of the season. But head coach Myles Cooney knows that his team could have had more — more goals, more chances, more ball control. More everything, really. And it’s starting to get to that point in the season where the Lakers can’t afford to take steps back. Not with the logjam of teams in which Sunapee finds itself at the top of New Hampshire’s Division IV. Sunapee (9-2) is now fourth in D-IV behind …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Boys Soccer Downs Souhegan

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Lebanon — And down go the champs. The Lebanon boys soccer team defended their home field against reigning New Hampshire Division II state champion Souhegan on Tuesday afternoon, beating the Sabers 1-0 in double overtime. The game-winner came in the 94th minute of action and was set up when Nate Gariepy pressured a …

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 …

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, …

Freshman QB Leads Stevens

Friday, September 4, 2015

Claremont — Despite how well a freshman quarterback performs in the preseason, there is always some doubt of what will happen when the players across the line are not his friends. Stevens’ Henri Bourque kept his jitters in …

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 …

Local Roundup: Stevens Golf Sweeps First Match of Season

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Claremont — Stevens golfers recorded three of the top six scores to lead the Cardinals to a win in their season-opening high school golf match at par-34 Claremont Country Club on Tuesday. Cody Schoolcraft won the individual medal with an 8-over-par 42 and Ian MacDonald added an 11-over …

A Life: Willard M. Hathaway, 1928 — 2014; ‘Always Interested in Doing Things, in Keeping Busy’

Monday, August 31, 2015

Unity — In his nearly 86 years, it seems Willard Hathaway knew little else but hard work. Some may curse a life of toil, but for Hathaway it was his greatest blessing and joy after his wife and …

NHIAA Aims to Be Tech-Savvy

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Concord — At the start of each workday, NHIAA Executive Director Jeff Collins and assistant Dave Rozumek say they spend 30-45 minutes brainstorming ways to make the organization’s website, nhiaa.org, more informative and user-friendly. Some time during the 2015-16 school year, it hopes to reveal the best version …

‘She Doesn’t Back Off’: Sullivan County Manager Battles ALS Diagnosis

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Newport — For 4½ months between the late-summer night that friends noticed her slurring her words and the midwinter day that neurologists identified the source of the problem, Sullivan County Manager Jessie Levine wondered which enemy she’d be …

Short-Handed Cardinals Look to End Title Drought

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Claremont — Every year at this time, high school teams take the field with legs pumping, lungs bursting and dreams of pointing the index finger at the camera dancing in their heads. Every team today is undefeated. It …

Hanover Nursing Home Ranks in Lowest Tier After Inspection

Friday, August 14, 2015

Hanover — An area nursing home that changed ownership 14 months ago was recently cited by state inspectors for several deficiencies in patient care, including a failure to provide eating assistance to a patient with dementia who lost 23 pounds. The citations contributed to Hanover Terrace Health and …