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Backyard Birder: Notes from the (hawk) watch: The daily account is more than numbers

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Last November, as the fall hawkwatch season up on Pack Monadnock came to an end, my Backyard Birder column was mostly excerpts from Hawkwatcher Henry’s daily reports. Each day’s count is submitted to a continent-wide network of hawkwatches, accompanied by a narrative that typically describes weather conditions and not much more. Not so the narratives of our local hawkwatchers! Henry … 0

Peterborough: Rec basketball starts in mid-November

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Silver Valley (boys) and Emerald Valley (girls) basketball leagues are offered for 5th through 6th graders. This is the next step in local basketball; … 0

Football: Crowley shines in CV’s first win

Monday, October 20, 2014

The ConVal football team beat Hollis-Brookline 35-21 on Friday night to collect their first win of the season. Senior quarterback John Crowley led the way … 0

ConVal: Eye on the ball

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Last Saturday, ConVal High School senior Jake Hollander finished second at the NHIAA Division II state golf tournament. On the surface, his success may look like a typical tale of high school athletic success — in reality, it … 0

Soccer: Cougars Claw orioles

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Conant girls soccer was outsized and outplayed by Campbell High School in a gritty match on their home pitch Tuesday. The Conant Orioles lost 4-0; however, head coach Whit Aldrich was happy with his team’s improvement over … 0

Cross-country: Boynton running program on the rise

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Quietly preparing in the shadows of the successful Mascenic running programs, the Boynton Bulldog cross-country program has making a name for itself over the last couple years. Perennially undermanned, lacking talent and desire, the team languished, while just … 0

Amherst: Souhegan to honor Brandon Garabrant

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Souhegan High School will host a special celebration at the Oct. 24 home Football game to honor local Veterans for their service to our nation. All Veterans and active-duty service members and families are encouraged to attend. The communities of Amherst and Mont Vernon will also be honoring … 0

Golf: ConVal senior takes second in state tourney

Monday, October 13, 2014

ConVal’s golf program all but dissolved this season; after the departure of dedicated golfers Ben Wescott and Sam Cody, both 2014 grads, as well as head coach Don Jalbert, the Cougars golf team was reduced to a club … 0

Golf: Ojala takes second in DIII

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

In a whirlwind weekend, the Mascenic golf team capped off its season with a performance that included some inscrutable, but ultimately inconsequential circumstances. The team went home from the NHIAA team championship on Thursday thinking they had ended … 0

Cross-country: Local teams race at the Tri-County meet

Monday, October 13, 2014

Local middle school cross-country teams competed in the Tri-County Championships at Mines Falls Park at Nashua South High School on Saturday and turned in some strong performances. South Meadow School and Boynton Middle School competed in the day’s … 0

Soccer: Vikings boot Huskies

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Monadnock Huskies only have one win on the boys soccer season — something the Mascenic Vikings are well aware of. Coming into Tuesday afternoon’s game in New Ipswich, the 1-10 Huskies had just their 2-1 win over … 0

Roundup: Holding scores two in ConVal win

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

ConVal girls soccer The ConVal girls soccer team beat Manchester West on Tuesday in a game that the Cougars “dominated from start to finish,” according to coach David Springfield. Sylvie Holding had a pair of goals in the … 0

Peterborough: Memorial run/walk set to honor Brandon Garabrant

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — The Walls of Peterborough were sitting around the dinner table one night, wondering how they could honor their friend, Brandon Garabrant, who was killed in Afghanistan in June by a roadside bomb. The Walls’ answer: A 5-kilometer run and walk. Eric Wall, who is currently a … 0