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Hartford's Willy Todt gets a pat on the head from a Vermont Shrine Bowl teammate during practice at Castleton University Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Vermont and New Hampshire all star high school football players will play the Maple Sugar Bowl at Castleton University in Castleton, Vt. Saturday, August 1, 2015. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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New Hampshire Looks to Feast Again in Shrine Game

Friday, July 31, 2015

Castleton, Vt. — A New Hampshire practice for today’s Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl was the wrong place to be on Friday for someone skipping lunch. Three different quarterbacks called signals through an early afternoon passing drills, and most came colorfully titled with some sort of fruit or nut. (Banana! Watermelon! Peanut!) It’s the way Granite State coach Greg Gush plans …

High School Notebook: Oxbow Stars Get Noticed at Summer Showcases

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Ah, summer. When a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of sprint passes, dig routs and other things football. For the past few summers, Oxbow High football teammates Tristan Longmoore and Dametres Perry have linked up for summer football camps, regardless of the location. This summer’s activities turned into more than they expected, …

Spreading the Wealth: Granite Staters Look to Soar in Spread Offense

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Castleton, Vt. — Matt Boone was in the middle of police cadet training at New Hampshire Technical Institute when he received the call that changed his summer. The Newport High slot receiver and defensive back’s cellphone rang during a course break, and it was Tigers coach Larry McElreavy on the other end. “He …

The Glass Slipper Shatters: Hartford Legion’s Surprise Run Ends in State Finals

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Castleton, Vt. — Youth was not served Monday for the Hartford American Legion baseball team. After barely reaching the postseason and staging a run to the state tournament title game, the fresh-faced upstarts in red, white and blue …

Hartford Legion’s Ride Continues

Monday, July 27, 2015

Castleton, Vt. — The Cinderella story of the Hartford American Legion baseball team continues. Hartford won its third straight game, even though it took part of two days, defeating defending champion Essex Post 91 Sunday 7-6 at Castleton University in the completion of a game suspended Saturday evening …

Little Things Produce Post 22’s N.H. Demise

Monday, July 27, 2015

Nashua, n.h. — Rob Woodward had seen enough midway through the Lebanon American Legion Post 22 senior baseball team’s game Sunday. Headed for an 8-2 loss to Dover Post 8 and the end of its season in the …

Touchline, Lebanon To Semifinals

Monday, July 27, 2015

Henniker, n.h. — Jonah Levine headed home a centering pass from Tim Alibozek in the final minute of the first half, breaking a 2-2 tie and sending Touchline Boys SC to a 7-2 win over Pembroke in a New Hampshire Soccer Conference Division IV quarterfinal on Sunday. Levine …

Tackling Down Under: Hartford Lineman Makes Unusual Pit Stop on Way to Shrine Game

Sunday, July 26, 2015

White River Junction — Any way you look at it, Tayler Larmie has come a long way to reach this year’s Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl high school all-star football game. He didn’t take up the sport until his …

Hartford Legion Will Return to State Tourney

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

White River Junction — The Hartford American Legion baseball team gathered for a group photo Monday night after a 12-5 defeat of Lakes Region clinched its first postseason berth in what’s estimated to be at least 15 years. There was the usual tomfoolery of hats being knocked askew …

Windsor’s Hingston Ready for Something New

Monday, July 20, 2015

Windsor — It’s easier for Bob Hingston to look back than ahead. “The kids are what I’ll miss the most,” he says. “In fact, I’ll just show you something I got, probably my pride and joy.” The old-school …

Lebanon Blanks CRFC

Monday, July 20, 2015

Langdon, n.h. — Lebanon Central Supply upped its New Hampshire Soccer Conference Division IV record to 7-1-1 entering the final week of the regular season with a 2-0 over CRFC North at Fall Mountain Regional High School on Sunday afternoon. Lebanon started the game with just nine players …

Soaring to The Heights: Stevens Grad Looks to Continue Playing Soccer at BC

Saturday, July 18, 2015

For some participants, today’s 41st Lions Cup all-star boys and girls soccer games at Castleton State will be the last time they lace up their cleats in official futbol action. Stevens High midfielder Daniel Croteau is happy he …

Local Roundup: Hanover’s Choukas to N.H. Am Quarterfinals

Friday, July 17, 2015

Bretton Woods, n.h. — Hanover High School has jousted with rival Windham for NHIAA state boys golf honors the past several seasons. Now golfers tied to the two schools will battle it out to advance at the New …