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Stevens Boys Soccer Team Rallies Around a Special Fan

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Claremont — This is the story of a special kid, a special community and a special night. It’s a sports story that has nothing to do with scores or saves. Instead it’s all about love and compassion. Nick Coombs may be a special needs kid, but to most everyone in this city, he’s just plain special. All you need to …

Local Roundup: Sunapee Earns Volleyball Sweep

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Sunapee — It was a clean sweep for the Sunapee High volleyball team as the host Lakers beat Mascoma in straight sets on Wednesday night, …

North Haverhill Horseshoe Player Earns Top Honor

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

North Haverhill — At her home nestled high above Dartmouth College Highway, Dale Gregory’s backyard features a pair of regulation horseshoe pits for easy practicing …

Windsor Football Marches Past Oxbow

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Windsor — The Windsor High football team used ball control and a potent ground game to defeat Oxbow 33-13 on Saturday at MacLeay-Royce Field. “We couldn’t get our hands on the ball in the first half,” Oxbow coach Sean Murphy said. Windsor had a 33-17 advantage in plays …

Celaya’s Big Boot Lifts Hanover Football

Friday, September 12, 2014

Hanover — Moises Celaya’s parents didn’t allow him to play a position other than kicker for the Hanover High football team this season, fearing their 5-foot-8 freshman might get hurt. After the frenzied pounding the youngster absorbed Friday …

Sure, There Are Sharks in the Water - But They’re Not Interested In You

Sunday, September 14, 2014

By Collins Doughtie The Island Packet Shark! It always amazes me how that one little word freaks out so many people. So many times when I am out fishing with folks and it’s 95 degrees, I suggest a quick dip, but oh no, their answer is always the …

Traipsing Impishly Along in Pinkham Notch

Sunday, September 14, 2014

By Marty Basch Special to the Valley News There’s an imp in Pinkham Notch. At least that’s what it appears to be. High on the west spur of North Carter, is a cliff from where the northern Presidential …

Pats Face What Might Have Been

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Minneapolis — There’s not much to regret for the New England Patriots over the last decade-plus. They’ve been by most accounts the NFL’s most successful franchise during that time. Even if there is a legitimate second guess or two, well, they’d hardly admit to one. Playing the Minnesota …

Giants Need A Win

Sunday, September 14, 2014

East Rutherford, n.j. — The Arizona Cardinals are picking up right where they left off last season, and that’s not good news for the struggling New York Giants. While many consider the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks to be the NFL’s hottest team, the Cardinals (1-0) are right …

Gordon Makes Return to NASCAR’s Chase

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Charlotte, n.c. — First, he had to drop his daughter off at school. Then Starbucks. And finally the airport, the private terminal. The black Chevy Suburban pulled past a chain link fence and onto the tarmac, coming to …

Sponsors Keeping Close Watch on NFL Investigation

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Major brand sponsors are watching closely to make sure the National Football League doesn’t fumble the investigation into how its executives handled evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case. For big companies like Anheuser-Busch, General Motors and …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Football Earns Historic Victory

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Plymouth, n.h. — There was no fazing the Lebanon High football team Saturday. The Raiders were steadfast defensively and converted twice on fourth down in the fourth quarter to seal a 14-7 win at Plymouth. It was the …

New England Football: New Hampshire Throttles Lehigh

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Durham, n.h. — Sean Goldrich passed for a career-high 422 yards and four touchdowns to lead New Hampshire to a 45-27 win over Lehigh on Saturday. Goldrich completed 27 of 40 attempts, with Harold Spears making seven catches …