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Local Brazilian Jiu Jitsu students Christopher Merheb, Marcus Schmitt, Cameron Grassis and Daniel Harrington competed at the Grappling Industries Boston Tournament late last month. They all learn under coach Perry Gagnon at Londonderry’s Woo Kickboxing Academy.

Jake Dunlap, 18, a 5-foot-8, 170-pound left-handed shooting forward from Windham, has 6 goals and 8 assists in 24 games with the Janesville (Wisc.) Jets of the North American Hockey League.

Joey DaSilva nailed a 27-footer at the buzzer to give Windham its first lead of the game and a 58-56 win over Bedford on Friday. DaSilva had 18 points and four 3-pointers while Westin Lippold had a monster game with 22 points. Bedford missed its final four free throws.

Congrats to Pinkerton’s Sofia Riccio on making her return to the court last Friday after tearing her ACL in a game against Bishop Guertin last year. The senior tri-captain scored a basket in the Astros’ 42-27 revenge win over Portsmouth, the team that knocked them out in the state semifinal …

Local Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fighters, Ben Simon and Ed Tapia of Londonderry’s Woo Kickboxing, competed at the Good Fight Sub-Only World Championship in Pennsylvania earlier this month.

Pinkerton coach Lani Buskey enters this season with an impressive 100-31 record. Interestingly, when she sent in her preview for the season she had herself at 99-29, due to not including the three games in the Lady Blue Devil Holiday Classic last winter — where the Astros went 1-2.

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Derry - Lena E. Vaudrien, 96, of Derry, NH died Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at Parkland Medical Center, Derry. Lena was born in Claremont, NH on November 24, 1923, a daughter of the late Cyril and Flora (Lavoie) Lariviere. She had been a resident of Derry since 1957, formerly living in Clarem…