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Stevens High's Kai Kleyensteuber adjusts his shoulder pads before an afternoon workout with his New Hampshire team during Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl practice at Castleton State College on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Kleyensteuber's senior year at Stevens included playing on the school's first unified basketball team, which pairs regular students with special needs students in one program.

Valley News -- Greg Fennell

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 even setting foot at Castleton State College …

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 …

Post 22 Seniors Fall in Extras

Monday, July 28, 2014

Nashua, n.h. — Ryan Corderio delivered Mike Wasserman with a 12th-inning sacrifice fly as Dover Post 8 handed Lebanon Post 22 its first loss of the New Hampshire Senior American Legion state tournament on Friday, 2-1, at Holman Stadium. The defeat sends Post 22 (15-5) to a losers’ bracket contest this morning at 8 a.m. against Sweeney Post 2 of Nashua. Sweeney bounced …

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 …

South Royalton’s Baseball Season Ends in Shocking Fashion

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Poultney, Vt. — Seeing that the tiny town of Poultney appears to lack an Elm Street, terming the South Royalton School baseball team’s ouster from the Vermont Division III tournament the Nightmare on East Main will have to suffice. Tuesday’s 19-0 semifinal decimation at the hands, arms, feet, …

South Burlington Ends Woodstock’s Lacrosse Season

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

South Burlington, Vt. — Year after year, the Woodstock Union High boys lacrosse team tilts at the windmills that are their Vermont Division I opponents, and year after year, the Wasps come up a little bit short. It …

Richford Denies Oxbow a Softball Repeat

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The success of the Oxbow Union High softball depends largely on its ability to take advantage of opponents’ mistakes. In Tuesday’s 6-3 VPA Division III semifinal loss to Richford, it was the Olympians’ own uncharacteristic …

Local Roundup: Oxbow’s Lacrosse Season Ends

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Montpelier — The Oxbow Union High girls’ lacrosse team’s season came to an end on Tuesday, when top-seeded U-32 upended the fifth-seeded Olympians 16-3. Lauren Tomlinson had a goal and an assist for Oxbow, while Mikayla Hodge and Amber Strock also scored. “I’m really proud of how far …