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Tanner Simms, catcher for the Lebanon Post 22 Legion senior team, listens to coach Rob Woodward and pitcher Ben Bates during the ninth inning Saturday against visiting Sweeney Post. Lebanon won, 2-0, to improve to 14-2 and opens state tournament play at 9 a.m. Thursday in Nashua.
Valley News -- Tris Wykes

Local Roundup: Post 22 Secures Top Seed

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Lebanon — With Ben Bates throwing a complete-game shutout, Lebanon Post 22 locked down the No. 1 seed from its district for this week’s senior New Hampshire American Legion baseball tournament with a 2-0 blanking of Sweeney Post 2 at Lebanon High School on Saturday afternoon. Bates’ gem improved Post 22 to 14-2 on the season in a showdown of …

Vermont Boys Keep the Offense Coming

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Castleton, Vt. — The Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl football game might be up for debate, but the boys’ half of the Lions Twin State Soccer Cup belongs squarely in the hands of the Green Mountain State. Vermont maintained its stranglehold over its Twin State brethren on Saturday at Castleton State College. Champlain Valley Union’s Joseph Castano scored two goals and Mount Abraham’s Cale …

Families Foremost In Beautiful Game

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Castleton, Vt. — BFA-St. Albans’ Dani Schreiner showed why she was selected to the Vermont team as a goalkeeper during Saturday’s Lions Twin State Soccer Cup. Taking the goal for the second half of the girls contest, Schreiner kept New Hampshire off the scoreboard and allowed Vermont to rally for a 2-2 draw at Castleton State College. She came into camp on Thursday …

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 …

Lebanon Track Athlete Earns Top Honor

Friday, June 20, 2014

Lebanon — By now, John Cioffredi knows all too well that his chosen sport is called track and field for a reason. Three older Cioffredi sisters made their names in the running half of the Lebanon High track …

By Don’s Early Light: Hartford Football Coach is Leaving Home

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Mike Stone is leaving home. The face of Hartford High football for more than a quarter-century, Stone is leaving his high school alma mater to start a new path he has yet to nail down. “I’m retiring from …

Local Roundup: Longtime Hartford High Coach Steps Down

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

White River Junction — Mike Stone, longtime Hartford High football coach, is stepping down from his post, according to an email sent out by Hartfortd Athletic Director Joe James. In his 28 years at Hartford, Stone led the Hurricanes to 13 state title games, winning 10 of them. …

Lakers Back at Full Sail

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Manchester — Where to start when describing the Sunapee High baseball team’s 6-5 victory over Gorham in Saturday’s NHIAA Division IV title game? How about at the end, when the Lakers’ James Fitzgerald was asked to sum up …

Local Roundup: Hanover Graduate Part of Hall of Fame Class

Friday, June 13, 2014

Manchester — The New Hampshire Legends of Hockey didn’t exist when Steve Shirreffs was patrolling the blue line for the Hanover High School boys hockey program. Now he’s entering the hall of fame. Shirreffs will join a seven-person class when the NHLOH holds its annual induction ceremony and …

Stuck in the ‘K’ Zone: Woodsville Softball Dethroned

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Holderness, n.h. — Say this about the person or persons who track the strikeouts of Portsmouth Christian Academy pitcher Alicia Vining with giant Ks: They came prepared for Wednesday’s NHIAA Division IV semifinals. Almost. As Vining racked up …

Another Sport, Another Title Game for Sunapee

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Holderness, n.h. — Sunapee right-hander James Fitzgerald didn’t quite approach the seventh inning of the Lakers’ 2-0 win over Pittsfield with a yawn and a shrug, but he wasn’t exactly chewing his nails off behind the cover of his glove, either. And why should he? Not after playing …