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Hanover Soccer Hosts English Team in Fundraiser

Hanover — The Hanover High School boys soccer team will play a traveling squad from England on Aug. 23 in a fundraiser for Grassroot Soccer.

The game between the Marauders and the Royal Grammar School of Newcastle will be held on Merriman-Branch Field, with a 6 p.m kickoff. The Norwich-based nonprofit organization uses soccer as a vehicle to combat HIV and AIDS in Africa, and its roster of volunteers abroad include a number of former Marauders.

The game’s goal is to raise $1,000 for Grassroot. There is a suggested donation of $10 for spectators to attend the match; concessions will be available as well. Contact Hanover High coach Rob Grabill at 603-443-0218 for more information.

Additionally, Hanover is seeking boys soccer alumni to play in Tuesday evening’s alumni game, also at Merriman-Branch Field, starting at 7 p.m. Contact Grabill to reserve a spot to play.

H.S. Football

Raiders on Radio

Lebanon — Lebanon High football will be returning to the radio this fall when the Raiders kick off their season on Sept. 6.

WTSL 94.3-FM/1400-AM and WTSV 1230-AM will be handling the broadcasts for all Lebanon football games home and away throughout the season. Jeremy Brill and former Lebanon football coach Les Lawrence will be calling the games.

Raider fans can also follow their team online at www.wtsl.com.

Lebanon opens the season at Con-Val on Sept. 6 at 6 p.m.

College Baseball

Dartmouth Player Earns National Nod

Hanover — Dartmouth junior outfielder Jeff Keller was named an honorable mention on the Louisville Slugger/CollegeBaseballInsider.com All-America teams announced on Friday. He was one of two Ivy Leaguers to receive the honor, joined by Princeton’s Mike Ford.

Keller was a first-team All-Ivy League selection and a New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association all-star selection.

The native of Atherton, Calif., also earned Capital One Academic All-America First-Team honors from the College Sports Information Directors of America as an economics major with a 3.97 grade point average, becoming the first Dartmouth baseball player to be named an Academic All-American.

The rising senior finished among the top three in the conference in 10 offensive statistical categories, as he led the Ivies in runs scored (39), RBIs (41), doubles (21), triples (4), total bases (99) and slugging percentage (.702)by more than 100 points. Keller hit .369.