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Stevens High's Kai Kleyensteuber adjusts his shoulder pads before an afternoon workout with his New Hampshire team during Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl practice at Castleton State College on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Kleyensteuber's senior year at Stevens included playing on the school's first unified basketball team, which pairs regular students with special needs students in one program.

Valley News -- Greg Fennell

Stevens Football Player Comes With a Unified Message

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Castleton, Vt. — At its essence, the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl is less about a football game between Vermont and New Hampshire high school seniors than it is an opportunity for those teenagers to give a child a moment to smile. Stevens High’s Kai Kleyensteuber had a head start in that department before even setting foot at Castleton State College …

Dover Drops Lebanon in Jr. Legion Opener

Monday, July 28, 2014

Manchester — Steve Cerrone is a talented wrestler, but it was he and his Lebanon Post 22 Junior American Legion baseball teammates who were dropped Friday. Facing Dover Post 8 in the opening game of the state tournament at Gill Stadium, Post 22 was mowed down by lefthanded pitcher Evan Zuchowski, who struck …

Post 22 Seniors Fall in Extras

Monday, July 28, 2014

Nashua, n.h. — Ryan Corderio delivered Mike Wasserman with a 12th-inning sacrifice fly as Dover Post 8 handed Lebanon Post 22 its first loss of the New Hampshire Senior American Legion state tournament on Friday, 2-1, at Holman Stadium. The defeat sends Post 22 (15-5) to a losers’ bracket contest this morning at 8 a.m. against Sweeney Post 2 of Nashua. Sweeney bounced …

Where Rubber Meets Road: Newport Begins Resurface Work on Town Track

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Newport — Weather permitting, the Newport Middle High School track will be repaved today and, in about a month, it could be open for use again. “They can’t wait for it to get done,” Newport Recreation Department director …

Lebanon Juniors Set for States

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Staff Reports Lebanon — Parker Thurston delivered an RBI single up the middle to score the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning as Lebanon Post 22 clinched a spot in the New Hampshire American Legion junior state tournament with a 5-4 defeat of Keene Post …

Hartford Legion Baseball Drops Pair to Lake Region

Monday, July 14, 2014

Rutland — Hartford (4-7) sustained a doubleheader sweep to Lake Region at St. Peter’s Field on Sunday, 5-4 and 8-4 losses that could end up determining the squad’s hopes for a bid in the Vermont Southern Division tournament in the coming weeks. Hartford got a gutsy effort in …

KUA Has Olympian Hopes From New Coach

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Each step of Molly Engstrom’s hockey career has flowed into the other without precise planning or detailed anticipation. From playing on the outdoor rink in her tiny hometown to enjoying a lengthy run on U.S. national teams, the …

Post 22 Seniors Beat Sweeney to Stay Undefeated

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Manchester — With the top five batters in the order reaching base and scoring in the first inning, Lebanon Post 22’s senior American Legion baseball team kept up its unbeaten ways in New Hampshire District A play with a 10-4 win over Sweeney Post 2 on Sunday night …

Touchline Sweeps Twinbill

Monday, July 7, 2014

Norwich — Robbie Murdza converted a pass from Jonas Taezner with 10 seconds to play for the match-winning strike to give Touchline Boys SC a 2-1 win over Lebanon Central Supply in a New Hampshire Soccer Conference contest at Huntley Meadow on Sunday. The winning connection reversed the …

Lebanon Juniors on the Rise Again

Monday, July 7, 2014

Lebanon — The Lebanon Post 22 junior American Legion baseball team made quick work of two foes Sunday, routing Alton, 14-4, and New London, 10-0, each in only five innings. Despite a new head coach and numerous new …

High School Notes: Julian Cup Has Played Its Final Round

Thursday, July 3, 2014

West Lebanon — Try as he might, Scott Peters wasn’t going to win a battle against teenage intransigence. That, ultimately, spelled the end of the Julian Cup. Peters, the president of Golf & Ski Warehouse in West Lebanon, …

McElreavy Back Into Trenches

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Newport — The fire still burns. Larry McElreavy took his first football coaching job as an assistant to Bob Underhill at Newport High School in 1971. Forty-three years later, he is back at the place he started after …

Bulldogs Nip Touchline; Post 22 Remains Perfect

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Staff Reports Bedford, n.h. — Host Bulldogs IV scored on either side of halftime to nullify a Jamie Dinulous goal and give Touchline Boys SC a 2-1 loss in a New Hampshire Soccer Conference Division IV match on Tuesday night at Bedford High School. Trailing 1-0 at the …