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February Follies — not March Madness — is the highlight of the winter sports season for me. During this month the true amateurs from Maine and New Hampshire high schools culminate their seasons with a win or go home tournament games, races and competitions. Call me unAmerican, but I have nev…

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Ski jumping was once defined by "The agony of defeat," a stupendous crash of an Olympian who never made it off the jump, but barreled through fencing, poles and off the bottom of the in run to multiple tumbles and skis flying at the start of every “Wide World of Sports” on ABC on Saturday te…

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CONWAY — Kennett High Varsity Baseball Head Coach Josh McAllister and KHS JV Bullpen Coach and Cal Ripken Winter Baseball Director David “Doc” Walker have to announced an exciting new change to the annual Cal Ripken Winter Baseball program. The intent of the change is to be able to continue …

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I am not a racer. More particularly, I am not an alpine ski racer. As a 39 year resident of Mount Washington Valley, up until last Wednesday, I can vaguely recall one trip down a NASTAR race course at Attitash in my distant past. As best I remember, my wife and 11-year-old daughter both had …

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At every level of sport, advancement from one level to the next sees a dramatic increase in athletes' speed and quickness. Making the jump from high school to college football, another factor — size — plays a huge part.

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Three football players with Mount Washington Valley connections all played for the successful Husson College (8-3, with an NCAA tournament appearance) Eagles in Bangor, Maine, this past fall: Patrick Cullen, Kennett High Class of 2017, a tight end from Conway; Jacob Cameron, KHS ’15, an All-…

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To my constant readers and fellow baseball fans, this is a tough time of the year for me. In late November, I went to Arizona for 10 days of “Baseball's Best Little Known Gem,” the Arizona Fall Baseball League. Each MLB team sends its top seven minor league prospects to the Phoenix area wher…