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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 …

Hanover Sophomore Choukas Wins N.H. Am Match

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Bretton Woods, n.h. — Hanover High sophomore Phin Choukas’ run through the New Hampshire Golf Association Amateur Championship just keeps getting more interesting by the day. Choukas, the low scorer in Hanover’s run to the NHIAA Division II state championship last fall, posted one of two wins by …

Lebanon Seniors Clinch Playoff Spot

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Staff Reports Concord — Cam Broughton tossed a complete-game two-hitter as Lebanon Post 22 clinched a playoff spot in the New Hampshire American Legion senior state tournament with a 6-1 win over Concord Post 21 at Memorial Field on Wednesday. The victory gave Lebanon (13-3) a split of …

Lakers Break Through

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

She saw it every time she made the walk down from Sunapee Elementary School to Sherburne Gymnasium for one of her physical education classes. Bonnie Cruz noted row upon row of banners celebrating Sunapee High School’s many state …

Local Roundup: Lebanon’s Pollard Chasing N.H. Amateur Leaders

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Bretton Woods, n.h. — Former Lebanon High School golfer Zach Pollard finds himself near the lead after the first round of stroke play at the New Hampshire Golf Association Amateur Championship at the Mount Washington Resort. Pollard, who …

Local Roundup: Hartford Legion Topples BF

Monday, July 13, 2015

White River Junction — The Hartford American Legion baseball team got off the mat in its opener and sent Bellows Falls Post 37 to the floor in the nightcap to take a Vermont Southern Division doubleheader at the Maxfield Complex on Sunday. Brandon Gaudet followed Jacob Perkins’ leadoff …

Post 22 Juniors Sweat Out a Sweep

Monday, July 13, 2015

Lebanon — As he awaited his turn at the plate late Sunday, Matt Sullivan squatted in the home team’s on-deck circle and gently rested the brim of his helmet on the knob of his upturned bat. He closed …

Straight Ahead: A Young Kicker Boots the Ball the Old-Fashioned Way

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Like any teenaged football player, Hanover High sophomore Jake Licht has his NFL favorites. Out of all of them, Green Bay Packer legend Jerry Kramer has stood out — he was a lineman, as is Licht. And, for …

The Long Wait Ends: Wasps Go to Top of the Heap

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Woodstock — Woodstock Union High girls lacrosse coach Amanda Soule knew from her team’s first scrimmage this spring that Wasps were something special. She couldn’t predict that the squad would eventually capture the Vermont Division II title, of …

Undefeated, Times Two for Hanover Tennis

Friday, July 10, 2015

Following an unbeaten season and a state championship last year, everyone knew the Hanover High School girls tennis team would be good. But could they go unbeaten again and win another state title? They could, and they did. …

It’ll Be a Hoot: Newport’s Houde Getting Sports Double Duty at Keene State

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Lebanon — Andrew Houde strode to the plate at Lebanon High on Sunday, his 6-foot-4, 200-pound frame but a stick figure to his father, Scott, who watched from a parking lot beyond the center-field fence. Two runners were …