, Kingston, NH


February 27, 2014

Men's Masters Basketball

HAMPSTEAD – The opening playoff round of the Hampstead Men’s Masters Basketball League took place over the last few weeks with Captain Wayne Hamilton’s Dunkin’ Donuts East Hampstead needing three games to slip by Captain Stan Lewis’ Village Vinyl, and Captain Craig Wlodyka’s L&M Construction sweeping Captain Dave Rowell’s East Coast Lumber in two games. The second round of the playoffs will have Dunkin’ Donuts taking on the first place Boutin Glass while L&M will face the number two seed Gelinas Siding.

Game 1

Village Vinyl 65

Dunkin’ Donuts 48

Village jumped out to a 23-9 first quarter advantage and maintained their control, 38-22, at the half. The second half was a carbon copy of the first as the undermanned Dunkin’ could not get back in the game and Village cruised to the 65-48 win. Matt Tulley led Village with 17 points with a lot help from Keith Therrien with 14 points, Mike Desmond 13 points, Jim Whitehouse 12 points, Gary Cebula 7 points and Dave Goyette with 2 points. Dunkin’ was led by Jeff Steenson with 19 points, Terry Crump 10 points, Dick Danner 7 points, Ben Ruggles 6 points, Brian Condon 4 points and Ken Fure with 2 points. Village led in field goals, 24-12, while Dunkin’ had a 7-3 advantage in three-pointers. Dunkin’ hit 3 of 4 free throws for 75% while Village hit 8 of 14 for 57%.

Game 2

Dunkin’ Donuts 55

Village Vinyl 52

Dunkin’ came out seeking revenge for the Game 1 loss but Village was able to take a first quarter 16-12 lead. Dunkin’ tied the score, 25-25, at the half, but Village came back for a slim 40-38 lead going into the final frame. The momentum swung back one more time in Dunkin’s favor as they hit some key shots in the final frame for the 55-52 win. Bill Whearty and Bobby Clarke each had 12 points to lead Dunkin’ followed by Jeff Steenson with 9 points, Ben Ruggles 8 points, Brian Condon 6 points, Dick Danner 4 points and Ken Fure with 2 points. Village was led by Mike Desmond with 21 points followed by Keith Therrien 10 points, Gary Cebula 9 points, Dave Goyette 6 points and Matt Tulley with 5 points. Dunkin’ led in field goals, 20-17, and both teams had 3 three-pointers. Dunkin’ hit 4 of 6 free throws for 67% while Village hit 8 of 14 for 57%.

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  • Precious Trophy

    The Boston Red Sox World Series Tour came to the Sanborn Regional Middle School, in Newton Junction. The program was sponsored by the Newton Recreation Commission in their efforts to renovate Greenie Park. Proud to be photographed with the series trophy is Ransom Larson, 11, son of Leanne and Jason Larson. If you’d like to help with the Greenie Park project, call Annie Collyer at 603-502-2019.

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  • Athletic Scholarship Recipients

    The Hampstead Athletic Club congratulates the following recipients of the Ray Flaherty Athletic Scholarship, Natalie Fabrizio and Connor Kwiecien. Each year the scholarship is awarded to a former middle school athlete who participates in athletics during their senior year at Pinkerton Academy, and who demonstrate leadership qualities, sportsmanship and citizenship. This year due to Ray Flaherty’s generosity the club was able to award two scholarships.

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  • Karate Registration Posted 10 hours ago
  • Softball Tryouts Posted 10 hours ago
  • Free Karate Intro Posted 10 hours ago
  • Soccer Program Posted 10 hours ago
  • Golf Classic Posted 10 hours ago
  • Sports Physical Clinics Posted 10 hours ago
  • Football/Cheer Registration Posted 10 hours ago
  • 5K Road Race Posted 10 hours ago

Sports News
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    Kingston, N.H. — Mr. Alan James Walker, 68, passed away peacefully at his home on July 8, 2014, after a long, brave battle with cancer.

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  • James Reese

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  • Velma J. Reid

    South Hampton, NH — Velma J. Reid, 80, died peacefully on July 17, 2014 at Exeter Hospital, surrounded by family. She was born in Haverhill, Mass. on June 8, 1934, the daughter of the late George C.W. and Alta I. (Kimball) Haynes. A graduate of Haverhill High School, Velma worked at Western Electric until she had children. For years, she was a devoted “stay-at-home” mom who raised her three children in a loving, nurturing environment. She later worked various manufacturing jobs until her retirement. After retiring, she volunteered her time at various organizations and was very involved at the East Kingston Community United Methodist Church as a member of the women’s guild, assisting with the holiday fair, and helping out wherever she could. She had a passion for animals, and would donate money, food, and blankets to the NH SPCA. She loved to sew and made a personalized quilt for every member of her family. She was also a member of the “Ugly Quilts” group, which made blankets and sleeping bags for the homeless using recycled fabric. She is survived by her husband, Clyde Reid of South Hampton, N.H.; daughter, Pam Eaton of Danville, N.H.; son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Kim Reid of Raymond, N.H.; daughter, Shirley Reid of South Hampton, N.H.; two sisters, Gwen Stuart of Haverhill, and Norma Taplin of Dracut; four grandchildren, Cheryl and Marc Welch, and Kristen and Joshua Reid, and several nieces and nephews.

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  • Carleen A. Knowlton, 80

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  • Miriam O. (Graham) Graham, 84

    Kingston, NH — Miriam O. (Graham) Graham, 84, a resident of Kingston since 2001, and former longtime resident of Grafton, Mass., died peacefully, surrounded by her family, on July 11, 2014, following a long illness.

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