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Macoma High School soccer coach Ryan Limero gives instruction on corner kicks to his team during practice in Canaan, N.H., Thursday, August 27, 2015 before their season opener against Hillsboro-Deering Friday. Limero, a third grade teacher at Enfield Village School, is coaching his first season for Mascoma.  (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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Ready to Coach

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Macoma High soccer coach Ryan Limero gives instruction on corner kicks to his team during practice in West Canaan on Thursday before today’s season opener against Hillsboro-Deering. Limero, a third-grade teacher at Enfield Village School, is coaching his first season for Mascoma. Ryan played his secondary school soccer at the Dublin School. He played at Elmira College and captained the …

‘Chocolate Thunder’ Darryl Dawkins Dies

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Darryl Dawkins was once summoned in the Philadelphia 76ers’ locker room to come meet a celebrity who wanted to meet the man known for dunking …

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 …

Rivera Loved LLWS, Hated the Pitching

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

South Williamsport, Pa. — Mariano Rivera remembers his Little League days fondly. What he remembers most: He hated to pitch. The former Yankees closer was inducted into the Little League Hall of Excellence on Tuesday night between games of its World Series. Although Rivera’s 1985 Panama team didn’t …

Pharoah Is Solid Travers Favorite

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Saratoga Springs, n.y. — And now, it’s on to the Spa for the Triple Crown winner. With post-position formalities out of the way, American Pharoah will be led onto a plane this morning for the cross-country trip to Saratoga Race Course and Saturday’s Travers Stakes. American Pharoah was …

Needing Backup Quarterback, Steelers Add Vick

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Pittsburgh — Michael Vick needed a job. The Pittsburgh Steelers needed a backup quarterback. One solid workout solved both problems. The Steelers signed the four-time Pro Bowler to a one-year deal on Tuesday night, hopeful there’s enough game left in the 35-year-old’s still dangerous legs to provide the …

Gatlin Not Bothered About Being Bolt’s Foil

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Associated Press Beijing — Usain Bolt returned to the track at world championships Tuesday and eased his way through the preliminary round of his favorite race, the 200 meters. Justin Gatlin also cruised, doing nothing to diminish his role as Bolt’s top challenger. Win or lose, Bolt …

ChiSox Bypass BoSox

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Chicago — Rookie Trayce Thompson drove in three runs, including a go-ahead, two-run double, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Boston Red Sox 5-4 on Tuesday night. Thompson, who was called up Aug. 3, finished 3-for-4 and …

Preseason Tune-Up

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Above: The Stevens High field hockey team warms up before their scrimmage with Hartford at Monadnock Park in Claremont on Monday. Left: The Hartford field hockey team cheers their teammates on the field during a scrimmage against Springfield …

‘I’m Too Young To Be This Old’: Sports a Major Part of These 80-Plus Athletes’ Lives

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Newport — Being active long after the first Social Security check arrives is not such a novelty anymore. Still, there are a couple of gentlemen who defy the notion that a day will come when you’ll have to …

IndyCar Driver Dies of Head Injury

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

IndyCar driver Justin Wilson died Monday night from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris struck him at Pocono Raceway. He was 37. IndyCar made the announcement at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Wilson, a British driver who …

Yanks Win Pitchers’ Duel

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

New York — Carlos Beltran hit a game-ending sacrifice fly after Oliver Perez walked the bases loaded, and the New York Yankees beat the Houston Astros 1-0 Monday night in a game highlighted by a tense duel between …

High Shgool Notes: VPA Tells Schools to Monitor Heat Levels

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

What was once a suggestion for avoiding heat-related health issues is now a requirement with the Vermont high school sports season on the horizon. Where the Vermont Principals Association recommended its schools keep an eye on the effects of heat on athletes, the governing body for high school …