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Hanover's Emma Riccardi takes the ball from Plymouth's Drew McLaughlin during the game in Hanover, N.H. on Oct. 18, 2014. Hanover won 1-0. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

Hanover Girls Soccer’s Defense Not About to Rest

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Hanover — The Hanover High girls soccer team entered the season facing uncertainty on defense. Now the only uncertainty is coming from the opposition. A first-half own goal Saturday was enough for the Marauders in a 1-0 homecoming day win over Plymouth, the 10th shutout of the season for first-place Hanover (12-1-1). The Bobcats (5-8-1) remained winless in their last …

Local Roundup: Stevens Girls Soccer Rides Late Belaire Goal to Win

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Staff Reports Claremont — Katelyn Belaire scored the game’s only goal with 7:02 to play as the Stevens High girls soccer team nipped Fall Mountain, 1-0, at Monadnock Park in the rivals’ annual Charity Cup match. Pia Schuster provided the assist on Belaire’s tally, her team-best 14th goal of the season. The Cardinals (11-2-2) have won eight of their last night contests and …

High School Roundup: Hanover Hands Timberlane First Loss

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Hanover — Ian Caldwell volleyed in an Avery Kravitz corner kick with two minutes remaining in the first overtime Friday and the Hanover High boys soccer team pinned a 1-0 loss on Timberlane, which entered undefeated and top-ranked in NHIAA Division I. The junior defender’s fifth goal of the season came at the …

Local Roundup: Sharon Improves to 13-0

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Sharon — The regular season has provided little difficulty for the Sharon Academy boys soccer team this fall. But the Phoenix is waiting until the postseason starts before worrying about any difficulty that may be waiting. Tanner James …

Yellowjackets Getting Used to Saving Best for Last

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Windsor — The mental part of sports is sometimes just as important as the physical performance. On Monday, the Windsor High girls soccer team trailed Leland & Gray, 3-1, and the Yellowjackets looked like they didn’t belong on …

Newport Runs Past Fall Mountain

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Newport — CJ Lawrence ran for 118 yards and four first-half touchdowns as Newport had an easy time with Fall Mountain on Saturday night, 46-6. The junior scored on runs of 1, 3, 10 and 46 yards as the Tigers remained tied with Gilford for first place in …

By Don’s Early Light: Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl ‘Not Dying’

Friday, October 10, 2014

Lebanon — Reports of the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl’s demise in the wake of one Shrine temple’s apparent departure seem to be greatly exaggerated. Rick Ellis, president of the game’s board of directors, on Friday shot down concerns that a recent decision by the Concord-based Bektash Shriners to …

Local Roundup: Mascoma Field Hockey Edges Littleton

Friday, October 10, 2014

West Canaan — Julia Fox’s first varsity goal was a crucial one for the Mascoma High field hockey team Friday, the freshman’s strike with 16 minutes to play, lifting her squad to a 3-2 victory over Littleton. Fox …

Feet of Strength: Lebanon Runs, Kicks Past Hanover

Friday, October 10, 2014

Lebanon — In sophomore Ryan Milliken, the Lebanon High football team always has two legs up on the competition. In senior Tanner Simms, the Raiders can also put their best foot forward. Milliken continued to reward Lebanon coach …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Field Hockey Prevails on Senior Day

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Lebanon — Deb Beach said goodbye to her senior class yesterday after her Lebanon High field hockey team’s 5-0 senior day victory over Merrimack Valley. And it might be a while before Beach sees a class like this one again. In four years, counting yesterday’s victory, the Raider …

Hanover Rides Depth to Another D-II Golf Crown

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Portsmouth, n.h. — The Hanover High golf team has excelled in recent years thanks in large part to superior depth. Windham keeps suffering the consequences of that at the NHIAA Division II championship tournament. Five Hanover golfers shot …

Newport Puts on a Golf Clinic for First Crown Since ’06

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Center Harbor, n.h. — Being the head professional at the Newport Golf Club comes with a great responsibility: Spreading the gospel of the links to the youngsters. Vince Molesky, in his eight years at Newport, has done his …

A Surprise Party for Windsor Soccer

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Windsor — The Windsor High boys soccer team scored the game’s lone goal in unexpected fashion and nobody was more surprised that the two players who combined on the tally in the Yellowjackets’ 1-0 victory over Fair Haven Thursday at MacLeay-Royce Field. With less than 10 minutes to …