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Softball: Merrimack Valley snaps ConVal’s seven-game win streak
05-15-2023 11:07 AM

By BEN CONANT

ConVal softball’s seven-game streak was snapped Friday thanks to a dominant pitching performance from visiting Merrimack Valley, who shut down ConVal’s offense for the first time since early in the year.After dropping three straight to start the...


Softball: St. John, Mascenic slug their way past WLC
05-10-2023 3:13 PM

By BEN CONANT

Leah St. John’s sixth-inning homer punctuated a dominant Mascenic victory in Wilton Monday afternoon, as the Vikings snapped a two-game losing streak at the Warriors’ expense. “Coming back from two losses made us hungry to want to destroy them, really...


Wilton-Lyndeborough softball wins a thriller
05-01-2023 2:02 PM

By BEN CONANT

After jumping out to a commanding early lead over rival Sunapee Thursday afternoon, the Wilton-Lyndeborough softball team faced one obstacle after another as the Lakers battled back and forced extra innings.But the Warriors never said die and ended...


Baseball: Rebuilding Warriors fall in D-IV semifinal rematch with Newmarket
04-26-2023 9:19 AM

By BEN CONANT

Newmarket showed up to Wilton for a Division IV baseball semifinal rematch on Monday afternoon, but the only similarities between last spring’s thriller and Monday’s tilt were the jerseys and the end result, a win for the Mules. “We put the ball in...


Baseball: Orioles get run-rule revenge on Vikings
04-24-2023 10:32 AM

By BEN CONANT

The first meeting between the Conant and Mascenic baseball teams this season resulted in a thrilling 7-6 walkoff win for the Vikings thanks to an eighth-inning hit by Rowan Vautour. Friday’s rematch was a much different story, as Conant put the game...


Softball: Conant wins pitchers’ duel at Mascenic
04-17-2023 9:11 AM

By BEN CONANT

The Conant and Mascenic softball teams met under the sunny skies of New Ipswich Friday afternoon for another classic rivalry game which saw the Orioles come out on top of a 2-1 pitchers’ duel. “Nothing better than that,” Conant senior captain Rylee...


Track and field: Conant begins title defense by hosting Mascenic, WLC
04-12-2023 10:06 AM

By BEN CONANT

The Conant track and field team began its title defense on Tuesday, and while the Orioles lost some key pieces from last year’s boys’ championship team, they should be right back in contention for the best in Division III.“A lot of people are looking...


Boys’ tennis: Shorthanded Cougars can’t get by Goffstown
04-05-2023 9:00 AM

By BEN CONANT

The promising, if shorthanded, ConVal boys’ tennis team put up a valiant effort in Tuesday’s season opener against Goffstown at Adams Playground, but the undermanned Cougars couldn’t overcome the hole in their ladder, losing 6-3 to the visiting...


Wilton Men’s League turns 50 this season
03-29-2023 3:10 PM

By BEN CONANT

What started as an outlet for recent graduates to keep playing hoops has turned into a venerable tradition in Wilton, as the Wilton Men’s League celebrates its 50th year in action this spring. “We've been going 50 years,” said Walter Bausha, who...


Greenfield voters approve budget, warrant articles at Town Meeting
03-20-2023 3:55 PM

By BEN CONANT

The lights in the Greenfield Meeting House dimmed and flickered as former Selectman Bob Marshall stood to speak, drawing a murmur from the 60 or so gathered townspeople, most of whom had experienced a power outage at their own houses during the past...


House and Home: Peterborough family builds home in Vedic tradition
03-17-2023 2:03 PM

By BEN CONANT

When Linda Ruth and Greg Spitzfaden built their Peterborough home in the late 1990s, they also built in some good fortune. As avid practitioners of Transcendental Meditation, Ruth and Spitzfaden wanted to build a home that reflected their values and...


Cheerleading: Littleton edges Mascenic by a fraction for Division III championship
03-13-2023 3:42 PM

By BEN CONANT

Just a fraction separated Littleton and Mascenic at Thursday’s NHIAA Division III winter spirit championships at Pinkerton Academy, but once the dust settled, the Crusaders were out ahead of the Vikings to claim their record 10th title.It was the...


Former MacDowell director Nancy Englander dies
03-08-2023 9:24 AM

By BEN CONANT

Former MacDowell director Nancy Englander died last week at the age of 78.Englander served as director at MacDowell from 1977 to 1981, during which time she oversaw the stays of artists and writers the likes of Mary Higgins Clark, Miyoko Ito and...


Peterborough: Next Level Church closes its doors amid allegations against leadership team
02-22-2023 2:25 PM

By BEN CONANT

The Next Level Church has closed its doors amid allegations of bullying and financial misconduct by its leadership team.Somersworth-based Next Level Church, a subsidiary of the Association of Related Churches, had seven locations in Massachusetts,...


NHIAA Basketball: Mascenic boys run away with playoff opener against Groveton; WLC girls lose thriller with Newmarket
02-22-2023 2:24 PM

By BEN CONANT

The No. 8 Mascenic boys’ basketball team won their Division IV playoff opener against No. 9 Groveton Monday night, 66-52, behind a pair of 20-point performances by seniors Joe Cocozella and Dylan Barthel. “The Mascenic Vikings came to play like...


Girls’ ice hockey: ConVal-Conant sets program record for wins, records first-ever shutout
02-22-2023 2:23 PM

By BEN CONANT

With the final horn blaring in the background, the ConVal-Conant girls’ ice hockey team celebrated a milestone victory Tuesday afternoon. After a decade of toil and improvement, Tuesday’s 8-0 win over Kingswood set the Griffins’ program record for...


ConVal students win Scholastic Art Awards
02-21-2023 12:42 PM

By BEN CONANT

Nearly two dozen ConVal High School students were recognized at this year’s Scholastic Art and Writing Awards of New Hampshire.Each year, Scholastic Arts partners with more than 100 visual arts and literary arts organizations across the country to...


High School Roundup: CV’s Robbins wins state title; Conant girls advance, and ConVal shocks Souhegan
02-21-2023 8:23 AM

By BEN CONANT

ConVal senior Chris Robbins had a great day at the NHIAA Division III wrestling championships on Saturday at Bow High School, securing another place in Cougar history by joining the prestigious 100-win club and bringing home his third state...


House and Home: A slice of the Adirondacks in Peterborough
02-20-2023 11:25 AM

By BEN CONANT

When Taylor and Cathie Sage acquired a pair of 20-acre lots on the west side of Pack Monadnock in Peterborough just before the turn of the millennium, they knew they wanted to build a custom home on their new property. “I grew up in upstate New York,”...


High school roundup: ConVal sends two skiers to Meet of Champions
02-15-2023 3:01 PM

By BEN CONANT

ConVal hosted the NHIAA Division II boys’ alpine skiing state championship at Crotched Mountain on Monday and will send two Cougars to the Meet of Champions.Garret Rousseau took fifth in the slalom and 30th in the giant slalom to earn his way to...

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