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The Hanover Golf team members surround their trophy after being announced the winner of the New Hampshire Division II golf championship at the Pease Golf Course in Portsmouth, N.H., on October 9, 2014. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap)

Fore for Two

Sunday, November 23, 2014

New Hampshire high school golf teams have the advantage of an entire summer to get their games tuned up for the fall season. Then it’s a one-month dash for a championship. Out of four NHIAA Divisions, Hanover and Newport owned two of them in October. The Marauders won the Division II team title for the third time in four years, …

Injuries, Miscues Doom Newport Bid for State Crown

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Durham, n.h. — The Newport High football team did virtually everything it wanted against anyone not named Campbell this season. Unfortunately for the Tigers, it was another dose of heartache against the Cougars on Saturday in the NHIAA Division III state championship game at the University of New Hampshire’s Cowell Stadium. Looking to …

Newport, Campbell Already Familiar Foes

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Newport — Last Saturday, when Newport was beating Gilford to advance to today’s NHIAA Division III football championship game, the scores of Campbell’s semifinal visit to Bow were gradually relayed to the Maryn Field crowd over the public-address system. Each time the crowd was told that the Cougars were winning, there was a …

Harvard Gives Dartmouth a Cold Shower

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Hanover — The Dartmouth College football team’s Ivy League championship hopes are dented, but not dead, in the wake of Saturday’s 23-12 loss to visiting Harvard on a chilly, rainy afternoon. There had been thoughts that Memorial Field …

For Sharon Coach, Success Is About More Than Titles

Friday, October 31, 2014

Sharon — Simple is as simple does for Sharon Academy boys soccer coach Rob Stainton. Unfortunately, he and past members of the Phoenix, have learned there’s nothing simple about becoming a state champion. Four times in his 11 …

Royals Cashe in Behind Running Back’s Big Night

Friday, October 31, 2014

Langdon, n.h. — Andrew Cashe did not drive the Mascoma team bus to Fall Mountain Friday night — but he did everything else. The senior running back had a game of a lifetime as scored six touchdowns and rushed for 364 yards, and the Royals needed every one …

Hanover Girls in Cruise Control in Playoff Opener

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hanover — A member of the crowd said, “the goals have been superlative.” He could only have been talking about Hanover’s goals, as it blanked Kennett, 7-0, in the first round of the New Hampshire Division II playoffs on Thursday. They were superlative from the get-go, as midfielder …

Woodsville’s Offense Breaks Out in First-Round Win

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Woodsville — After losing on penalty kicks to Sunapee in last season’s NHIAA Division IV state championship game, the undefeated Woodsville High girls soccer team feels it has work to finish this postseason. First, the Engineers need to …

Sunapee Girls Blank Lin-Wood in Playoff Opener

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Sunapee — It’s hard to lose when the opposition doesn’t take a shot. Sunapee, in a less than spectacular effort, got through the first round of the New Hampshire Division IV girls soccer tournament with a 2-0 win over Lin-Wood on Thursday at Alexander Field. While the victory …

Local Roundup: Sunapee, Hanover Volleyball Teams Advance

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Sunapee — It’s a sweep to open the postseason. The Sunapee High girls volleyball team rolled over visiting Belmont in the first round of the New Hampshire Division III playoffs on Thursday night. The No. 4 seed Lakers won by set scores of 25-16, 25-12 and 25-16 over …

Local Roundup: Woodsville Tops Lisbon in Tourney Opener

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Woodsville — Three first-half goals was more than enough for the Woodsville high boys soccer team in the first round of the New Hampshire Division IV playoffs as the Engineers held on to beat visiting Lisbon 3-1 on …

Raiders Pull Away From Merrimack Valley

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Lebanon — Sometimes, you need a little help from the other team. No. 5 Lebanon High (12-4-1) was scoreless for the first 61 minutes of their game against No. 12 Merrimack Valley (6-10-1) during the first round of the New Hampshire Division II playoffs on Wednesday. On a …

Cards Bounce Back

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Claremont — When the Stevens High girls soccer team ended the regular season with a 3-1 loss to Hopkinton, coach Tom Belaire was more than a bit concerned. “We didn’t do anything right,” Belaire said. “We had a game plan and didn’t stick to it. We were just …