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Tim Spanos, long time Lebanon American Legion Post 22 assistant coach has taken over the varsity baseball program in his hometown of Newport Friday, April 11, 2014.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

No Saying No This Time for Tigers’ Spanos

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Newport — After seven years serving as a devoted assistant to Rob Woodward on the Lebanon Post 22 American Legion baseball team, Newport High social studies teacher Tim Spanos was finally ready to walk away from the game. Then his athletic director came calling. When Doug Beaupre needed urgent help taking over the Tigers’ girls basketball team last winter following …

Teams Ready to Hit the Fields

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

When spring gets a late start in the Upper Valley, it means the same for local high school lacrosse teams. Sara Ecker, the 20th-year coach of the Lebanon High girls program, can’t recall a season where her team has been stuck in the gym this late. Many squads aren’t likely to see their …

Hanover Hits Numbers Crunch: Shorthanded Squad Slowed in Opener

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hanover — Backs bent, shoulders drooped and expressions were grim Monday as the Hanover High boys lacrosse team gathered at halftime of its season opener. A squad expected to possibly contend for a state title found itself trailing by six goals to Champlain Valley Union, and Marauders coach Jeff Reed wasn’t pleased with …

Welcome to The Gun Show

Friday, April 4, 2014

Hartford High sophomore Morgan Furlong, a member of the Hurricanes’ girls lacrosse team, flexes her arms in jest during the squad’s picture day Wednesday at Dothan Brook School. The Canes will call the Wilder school their home this …

Double Fault, Mother Nature

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Apparently tired of waiting for the spring sports season to truly begin, Hartford High senior Loriston Fennell takes to shoveling slush from the school’s tennis courts in White River Junction on Wednesday afternoon. Fennell, a home-schooled senior, joined …

Guilbault Takes Over as Canes’ Soccer Coach

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

White River Junction — He’s played for Steve Sass. He’s worked for Steve Sass. He’s coached for Steve Sass. Now Kevin Guilbault is succeeding Sass with the Hartford High School boys soccer program. Hartford Athletic Director Joe James …

This Is Spring? Weather Forces High School Teams to Improvise

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The calendar says spring; the schedule says play ball. Mother Nature says fat chance. Welcome to the spring sports season in the Upper Valley — if you can call it that. Area teams on both sides of the …

Stevens Seniors Named to Pair of All-Star Games

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Claremont — Reaching the New Hampshire Division III football championship game last fall has had a trickle-down effect on a pair of Stevens High seniors. Catching the eye of coaches around the state, Cardinal standouts Donald Pellerin and …

Commentary: Lessons Learned After Player’s Profane Tweet

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

For the past few years, Pat Welch, a star basketball player at Pembroke Academy, has been giving tips to young players eager to learn from the best. And now, after officials stripped him of an award and banned him from two all-star games because of a tweet, Welch …

Out of the Shadows

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Hartford High School freshman Spencer Rugg, 14, catches a foam ball while drilling with the tennis team inside the Hartford Middle School gymnasium in White River Junction on Tuesday. “It’s a good opportunity to work on the fundamentals,” …

It’s Good to Be the King: Raider Is Tops in D-II Girls Hoop

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Lebanon — Having one New Hampshire girls basketball player of the year is nice, but Lebanon High is starting to make a habit out of it. For the second straight winter, a Raider drew enough notice from the …

Hanover, Lebanon Rule All-Star Team

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Concord — The Hanover and Lebanon high school girls hockey teams have combined to fill nearly half of the slots for the New Hampshire High School Hockey Coaches Association all-state team. Fresh off their fifth straight NHIAA Division I state championship and sixth in seven years of state …

KUA Players Attract Attention From NHL Scouts

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Meriden — Having observed it from both the college and professional angle, Kimball Union Academy boys hockey coach Tim Whitehead sees positives and negatives to one of his charges attracting the NHL’s scrutiny. Three of his Wildcats have …