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Lady Broncos Continue Their Winning Ways


by Sue LaRoche From the beginning of the season, Coach Steve Tracy has been preaching “pressure defense, rebounding and running the floor,” as keys to the Lady Broncos success. They took that to heart on Friday, January 28, when in the third quarter of their game against Keene, they dominated the boards and played a swarming team defense, outscoring Keene 23-7 en route to a 66-48 victory. This victory brings the Lady Broncos record to 8-2 on the season (12-2 overall). The Broncos took a 29-25 lead into the half when Coach Tracy reminded them to “get


back to their roots.” That is just what they did in the third quarter, working like a well-oiled machine with everyone on the team contributing to the victory. “Emily Gosselin, Taylor Carbone, and DJ Purcell shared the responsibility of covering Keene’s main scoring threat,” explained Tracy while Katie Donovan rebounded well, DJ Purcell was hot from the floor and, “Sandi Purcell and Cathryn Fernandes ran the point well for Alvirne.” Tracy continued, “Everyone chipped in on this victory and it was a great was to start the second half of the season.” DJ Purcell had 24 points and four rebounds followed by Katie Donovan with 19 points


and seven rebounds. Taylor Carbone added nine points and four rebounds in the winning effort. The Junior Varsity squad was also victorious with a 42-32 win over Keene. Steph Tsouprakos led the way with nine points, followed by Tori LaRoche with eight points and Brittney Lambert with seven points. The girls will play at home on Friday, February 4, against Salem and again on February 15 against Merrimack.


Campbell High School Sports Round-up


submitted by Dale Arria January 30 In preparation for the state championship meet Sunday, February 6, at Dartmouth College, the Campbell Track team competed in a non-scoring meet at the University of New Hampshire (UNH). For the boys, Evan Leith set a new school high jump record with a jump of 6-feet 2-inches. Anthony Rinaldi won the 300 meter dash with a time of 37.2 seconds. For the girls, 4 by 160 meter relay team of Savannah Cavanaugh, Sydney Crema, Jordan Billings, and Olivia Planty set a school record with a run of 1 minute 30.3 seconds. January 28 The Boys Varsity Basketball team picked up their fifth win of the season with a 69-29 victory over Newport. The Cougars played stifling defense, led by Kyle Mun with five steals on the game. Andy Lepine and Josh Morgan paced the offense, combining for 30 points while Chuck Neild was the leading rebounder with four. January 27 The Boys Varsity Basketball team picked up their fourth win of the season with a 57-36 victory over Hopkinton. Andy Lepine paced the Cougars with a career high 17 points while Josh Morgan chipped


Alvirne Boys on a Win Streak


in with 14. Jacob Morgan grabbed six rebounds and Chuck Neild came off the bench to spark the Cougars. For the Boys Freshmen Basketball team, Trevor Duquette had 30 points to lead the Cougars past Hollis/Brookline. Drake Hagenow had 17 points and Connor Sahlin chipped in with 12. Campbell is now 8-1 on the season. January 25 The Girls JV Basketball team won the home game against Hillsboro 58 to 20. The key contributors were Briana Hardy with 18 points, Alex Trevains with 12 points and our defensive standouts were Rebecca Landrau and Kelsey Latsha.


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by Sue LaRoche After a slow start to the season, the Alvirne boys’ basketball team has won their last two games, putting them at 2-6 on the season. On Friday, January 28, the boys took the long trip to Keene and came away with a satisfying 60-50 victory. With scoring spread out among all 5 starters in the first quarter, the Broncos easily handled the man to man defense jumping out to a 24-10 lead. The lead narrowed to 35-31 at the half with the change of defense to a 2-3 zone. In the third quarter the Keene defense really slowed the Bronco offensive attack and Keene took the lead 43 - 42. Determination however was the key as the Broncos wanted it more than the Owls outscoring Keene 18-7. Caleb Donnelly and Tony Beaulieu had the hot hands, scoring all of the Broncos 18 points in the fourth quarter. Leading the way for Alvirne were Tony Beaulieu with 26 points and six rebounds, followed by Caleb Donnelly with 17 points and five rebounds. Jon Baldwin added 10 points, five rebounds and two steals dominating the boards with Jimmy Tomaswick who had seven rebounds, two steals and two blocked shots. The Junior Varsity squad also won 63-58. Alvirne will play at home on February 8 against Londonderry and February 11 against Nashua South.


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The Tax Return-Taxes: They are a Changing


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Fiscal year 2010 continued to be a challenge for many taxpayers. In last year’s articles, I had mentioned about the end of the Bush


Tax cuts of 2001 and 2003. Now, there will not be a catastrophic change to the tax code for 2011, thanks to the end of the year Congressional vote to extend those same tax cuts of 2001 and 2003. (Note: Because Congress waited until year end to take action on these provisions, the IRS has announced that they will not be able to accept returns until mid to late February for taxpayers who itemize deductions on Sch. A and taxpayers claiming deductions for Educator Expenses or the higher Tuition and Fees Deduction.) However, there were several tax provisions initiated with the passage of “The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009" that expired in 2009 that were not revived. Also, several other provisions of this same Act expired on 12-31-10. It remains to be seen if Congress will breathe life into a few of these expired provisions in 2011. Some taxpayers will see a difference in their refunds due to these expired changes. Notably, taxpayers who took advantage of increasing their standard deduction with real estate taxes paid or taxpayers who were able to defer $2400 of unemploy- ment benefits. We may not see major change to the tax code for another two years when these cuts are now due to expire. On the down side, in passing the extension for these tax cuts, the deficit will also increase during this time and we now have a new Congress that is committed to reducing the Federal deficit. There was a draft release in November from the Co-Chairs of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, a bipartisan exercise, suggesting phasing in reform starting in Fiscal Year 2012. The reform highlights include discretionary spending cuts/caps, tax reform and mandatory spending cuts. Since the suggestions outlined are quite nebulous, it is difficult to predict what could possibly pass with the required votes. However, it will definitely impact each and every taxpayer, and indicates to be painful. One of the provisions of the ARRA of 2009 that expired on


January 1 of this year is “The Making Work Pay Credit”. Many taxpayers made adjustments to their W4 withholding in 2009 so that they would not have too much withholding refunded to them throughout the year to end up with a “payback” situation when filing their tax return. Those taxpayers that requested to have additional amounts withheld from their paychecks or who may have changed their filing status for withholding purposes on the W4 from “married” to “married but withhold at the single rate” may want to revisit these changes this year. Since the withholding tables have now returned to their pre ARRA rates, many taxpayers may have too much being retained for taxes each pay period. (Note: The 2% employee payroll tax cut that was part of the tax relief bill signed in December is a “horse of a different color”. Though the results may appear to be the same, this is a payroll deduction of 2% from Social Security withheld not the federal withholding tax tables and does not become a credit on the tax return as the “Making Work Pay Credit”.) Next week- The Income Tax Return


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