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Hanover High's Shawn Cavallaro chats with New Hampshire teammates prior to an afternoon workout during Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl training camp at Castleton State College on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Cavallaro will play slotback and may also return kicks for New Hampshire in Saturday's game at Dartmouth College's Memorial Field.

Valley News -- Greg Fennell

Shrine Game Notes: Hanover Grad Looks Ahead to UNH

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Castleton, Vt. — Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl coaches don’t get every kid they want. Hoping to lure all of the Twin States’ top football talent to raise money for Shrine hospitals, the game sometimes loses high-caliber athletes bound for college gridiron programs that don’t want recruits risking their bodies in what is essentially an exhibition. Hanover High’s Shawn Cavallaro never …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Hanover Grad Makes Quick Recovery in CHaD Football Game

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Manchester — Shawn Cavallaro didn’t receive the most valuable player award after Saturday’s third annual New Hampshire East-West High School All-Star football game at St. Anselm College. However, a solid case could have been made that No. 4 …

Granite State Has a Blast at Make-a-Wish Hockey Game

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Burlington — “I had a blast. Oh my gosh, what a great experience.” Lebanon’s Micaela Schones may have been talking about her own personal experience in Saturday afternoon’s Make-A-Wish hockey Classic between New Hampshire and Vermont, but she …

Field Hockey Coaches See Strength, Vitality Growing in Sport

Saturday, June 28, 2014

By Poody Walsh Valley News Correspondent Castleton, Vt. — There was a time when there was a concern for the future of field hockey on high school campuses. There was a time when it looked like the sport …

Newport High Hires Three New Coaches

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Newport — The School Board on Thursday night approved the selection of three veteran coaches to run athletic programs at Newport High School starting this fall. Larry McElreavy was selected to replace Larry Carle as the Tigers’ football coach. McElreavy has a long history of college coaching, but …

Lebanon High Sprinter a Rookie in Name Only

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Lebanon — Having shown signs of brilliance since the third grade, sprinter Corinne Kennedy had long been on the radars of Lebanon High track and field coaches. Now that she’s grown to compete for the Raiders, her performances …

Kennedy a Heptathlon Champ

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Nashua, n.h. — And to think the rest of New Hampshire high school track and field still has another three years to figure out how to beat Corrine Kennedy. Kennedy, the freshman standout from the Lebanon High track …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Soccer Squads Top, Tie Touchline

Monday, June 23, 2014

Meriden — As soccer coaches, Rob Johnstone and Rob Grabill are no dummies. As much stock as they may put in the value of summer soccer, they weren’t going to let yesterday’s New Hampshire Soccer Conference twinbill between Johnstone’s Lebanon Soccer Club teams and Grabill’s Norwich-based Touchline squads …

Goalie for Hire: N.H. Keeper Fills in for Rival

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Hanover — Agreeing to join a game of darts is one thing. But agreeing to be the board? Hanover High goalie Emily Gougelet’s voluntary assignment on Saturday afternoon in the Twin State All Star Lacrosse Game, won by New Hampshire over Vermont, 25-9, might not have been quite …

By Don’s Early Light: Army of One Protests Coach’s Departure

Friday, June 20, 2014

White River Junction — Paul Keane is fed up, and he’s not going to take it any more. The former Hartford High English teacher and current member of the School Board was so upset over the news of …