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Stevens varsity soccer player Daniel Croteau takes the hand of Nick Coombs in Claremont, N.H., on Sept., 2014. The Stevens soccer team is having a special game on Sept. 27 for Coombs. 
Valley News - Jennifer Hauck

Stevens Boys Soccer Team Rallies Around a Special Fan

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Claremont — This is the story of a special kid, a special community and a special night. It’s a sports story that has nothing to do with scores or saves. Instead it’s all about love and compassion. Nick Coombs may be a special needs kid, but to most everyone in this city, he’s just plain special. All you need to …

Local Roundup: Sunapee Earns Volleyball Sweep

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Sunapee — It was a clean sweep for the Sunapee High volleyball team as the host Lakers beat Mascoma in straight sets on Wednesday night, 25-5, 25-10 and 25-12. Emily Safford led Sunapee (2-2) from the service line, going 16-for-17 with seven aces. Katie Titus was 12-for-12 with seven aces, Rachel Malanga was …

Local Roundup: Hanover Runners Earn Sweep

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Hanover — The Hanover High girls cross country team has been hard to beat this season. The Marauders’ home opener Tuesday was their most dominant performance yet. Hannah Whitman won in 24 minutes, 25 seconds to lead a barrage Hanover runners in the front of the pack at Storrs Pond Recreation Area as …

Local Roundup: Newport Golfer Bags First Career Medal

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Bethlehem, n.h. — A long trip to New Hampshire’s North Country was well worth it for Newport High golfer Dawson Campbell on Thursday. The junior earned his first career medal, shooting a 2-over-par 37 on the front nine …

Terriers Hang On to Knock Off Yellowjackets

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Windsor — When it was over, Windsor High’s field hockey team wished there was more time on the clock, while Bellows Falls was really glad when the final horn sounded. Bellows Falls threw all the punches in the first half and Windsor jabbed away in the second half, …

Woodstock Soccer Rides Wing and a Prayer

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Woodstock — Should either the Hartford or Woodstock girls soccer teams become scoring machines this fall, chances are a wing ding will have gotten them there. Early in the season, both the Hurricanes and Wasps appear to have …

Local Roundup: Overtime PK Lifts Whitcomb Past South Royalton

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

South Royalton — Circumstances put Whitcomb’s Brianna Hillier on the spot on Wednesday afternoon. So Hillier did what any good soccer player would do — she nailed the winning penalty kick at 7:56 of overtime to give the …

Local Roundup: Hanover Golfers Edge Lebanon

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Hanover — The Hanover High golf team didn’t shoot as well Tuesday as it had in a season-opening win last week, but placing five in the top seven against visiting rival Lebanon and Pembroke was just enough for …

Stevens Boys Soccer Rolls Past Franklin

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Claremont — Stevens High’s Daniel Croteau is one of the top soccer players in New Hampshire Division III, but in the season’s first two games, the striker has yet to have to show his stuff, as the Cardinals won their matches by a combined score of 18-1. Stevens, …

Hartford Rolls in Opener

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Quechee — A senior veteran and several newcomers — including the head coach — combined to lift the Hartford High boys soccer team to a 5-0 blanking of Springfield in the Hurricanes’ season opener on Saturday. Senior Connor …

Windsor Football Drops Opener

Sunday, August 31, 2014

North Clarendon, Vt. — Quarterback Mike Morgan was sensational in his debut running the Mill River offense and he piloted a second half surge by the Minutemen to overcome Windsor 27-20 in the season opener for both teams on Saturday. Morgan rushed for three touchdowns, threw for another …

Local Roundup: Canes Coach a Winner in Debut

Friday, August 29, 2014

White River Junction — The Hartford High football team rumbled its way to a 28-20 win in Friday night’s season opener against Mount Anthony. Running backs Tarun Manthena (110 yards, touchdown), Jacob Perkins (105 yards, touchdown) and John …

Hanover Soccer Opens With Last-Minute Win

Friday, August 29, 2014

Hanover — After losing more than three-fourths of its total scoring production from last year’s undefeated state championship squad, one of the biggest questions facing the Hanover High boys soccer team this season is where its goals are …