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Lebanon Post 22's Cameron Broughton leaps at Derry Post 9's Joseph Leo Murphy to make the out after Murphy found himself in a pickle between second and third base during the American Legion tournament game in Nashua, N.H., on July 24, 2014. (Alan MacRae photograph)

Post 22 Gets Walk Off Win

Thursday, July 24, 2014

By Rob Johnstone Valley News Correspondent Nashua — Two wrongs might not make a right, but sometimes two wrongs can lead to a right. Just ask Lebanon Post 22’s Ben Robinson. After fouling off not one, but two, bases-loaded squeeze bunt attempts in the bottom of the ninth inning of Post 22’s New Hampshire State American Legion Tournament opener with …

TK Invitational Hits Hanover Links

Friday, July 25, 2014

By Bruce Wood Special to the Valley News Hanover — At least one member of every championship team since 2000 will be teeing it up at Hanover Country Club in today’s qualifying for the Tommy Keane Invitational. Now in its 39th renewal, the Four Ball tournament honors Tommy Keane, who coached golf at Dartmouth College and served as head professional at Hanover Country …

Power Skater

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Winston-Salem, n.c. — Katrina Geurkink loaded up on the medals at Wake Forest University’s Kentner Stadium last week, winning one event and finishing second in three others to highlight the efforts of Lebanon’s Thor’s Stone Athletic Club at the USATF Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championship. Geurkink, 53, did her damage in the …

Helping Hands

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Teddy Geraghty, a recent Hanover High graduate and former Marauder lacrosse standout, juggles for youngsters last Thursday at the Upper Valley Rising Stars camp at Norwich’s Huntley Meadows. The second annual camp, which runs through this week, was …

Hartford High Student Does the Teaching

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

White River Junction — Schoolwork didn’t end for Hartford High’s Esme Cole when classes finished last month. Cole’s classroom is the school’s softball field this summer. Three mornings a week she goes from student to teacher, leading a …

Experience Pays a Dividend: For Russell, 2013’s Successes Turn Into 2014’s Opportunities

Monday, July 14, 2014

Burlington — Winning the New England Amateur and Vermont Amateur in the span of less than a month last summer opened a lot of doors this year for Grantham’s Evan Russell, and for that he’s thankful. Repeating at …

N.H. Am Facing Rough Edges

Monday, July 14, 2014

Goffstown, n.h. — The 111th New Hampshire Golf Association State Amateur Championship will tee off this morning at Stonebridge Country Club. And the 138 entrants won’t want to waste any time trying to get ahead of the field. “You want to get up on the front nine and …

2,200 Miles to Glory: Lyme Resident on AT Adventure

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Hanover — Lucy Gamble was 7 years old when she first noticed through hikers passing through the Upper Valley on the Appalachian Trail. “I was with my dad (Thomas) crossing the Ledyard Bridge, which, of course, is part …

Local Roundup: Touchline Teams Draw Hudson

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Henniker, n.h. — Touchline’s New Hampshire Soccer Conference men’s teams came away with a pair of neutral-site draws in Henniker against the Hudson Broncos. Touchline tied Hudson in the Division IV game 3-3 and 2-2 in the Division V game. In the D-IV game, Jonas Taenzer, Xavi Tchana …

Hanover Native Rowing for Team USA

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Hanover — Heidi Robbins travels the world with the U.S. women’s rowing team, yet continually finds herself in familiar surroundings. Robbins, 23, works and trains at Princeton University, where the Hanover native graduated last year with a degree …

Man Climbs All 48 N.H. 4,000-Footers for Prouty

Saturday, July 12, 2014

The method with which Brad Taylor has chosen to contribute to the Prouty this year could be considered downright lunacy. Then again, that’s at least part of the idea. Taylor, 55, of Canterbury, N.H., is climbing Mount Moosilauke today to complete his “Full Moon 48” initiative, a summiting …

Oxbow Football Coach Leaves

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Lyndon Center, Vt. — Mark Palmieri, the only head football coach in Oxbow Union High history, is leaving the school to take the same position at Lyndon Institute, LI Headmaster Daren Houck announced on Friday. Palmieri served at Oxbow from 2007-13, compiling a 24-38 record (.387) with an …

Local Roundup: Post 22 Rallies Past Concord

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Concord — The Lebanon Post 22 American Legion baseball team scored three runs in the ninth inning to snap a 6-6 tie and defeat Concord 9-6 on Thursday to remain undefeated. After tying the game 6-6 in the eighth, Post 22 (12-0 overall, 11-0 league) took the lead …