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Donald Pellerin of Stevens High School reaches to receive a pass during practice with the New Hampshire Shrine team at Dartmouth College's Memorial Field in Hanover, N.H. Friday, August 1, 2014.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

It’s Game Time for Shrine Bowl Teams

Friday, August 1, 2014

Hanover — This week’s Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl training camp involved three grueling practices per day for both Vermont and New Hampshire in the summer sun at Castleton State College. The teams also fit in plenty of fun along the way, with bonding exercises such as the Granite Staters’ slam dunk contest — won by Winnacunnet wide receiver Alec Boucher …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …