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Juniors Taste Sweet Victory

Monday, July 28, 2014

By Tris Wykes Valley News Staff Writer Manchester, n.h. — Two dozen doughnuts, please. The Lebanon Post 22 junior American Legion baseball team will be needing them Tuesday. Spurred on by circular pastry and a dominating pitching performance from Stevens High’s Bryan Rouillard, Post 22 eliminated Salem Post 63 from the state tournament losers’ bracket at Gill Stadium Sunday, 9-3. …

MacDonalds Rule at TK Invitational

Monday, July 28, 2014

By Bruce Wood Special to the Valley News Hanover — After Nick MacDonald’s birdie on the 17th hole clinched the 39th Tommy Keane Invitational championship …

Lebanon Post 22 Seniors Eliminated

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Nashua, n.h. — In some ways, Lebanon Post 22 coach Rob Woodward was happy to look back following his team’s 11-4 elimination loss to Manchester’s …

Lebanon Post 22 Juniors Pull Out American Legion Victory

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Manchester — The heckling came early and often from the Sweeney Post 2 dugout Saturday during the New Hampshire Junior American Legion baseball state tournament at Gill Stadium. Barking dog imitations. Various jungle hoots. Personal insults. By game’s …

At Tommy Keane Invitational, Youth Nips Age Every So Often

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Hanover — Thetford’s Chris Lincoln has been pairing up with former Middlebury College soccer teammate Jay Harvey for a handful of years in the Tommy Keane Invitational, and in Friday qualifying they carded a 71 to earn a berth in the championship flight for the first time. That …

‘I’ve Always Known Where My Place Is’

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Washington — For some 30 glorious seconds on the afternoon of April 24, 1989, Jay Gruden — quarterback out of the University of Louisville — was a New York Giant. Or at least he was in his mind. …

Gadgets, Gear and Lots of Cool and Fancy Things for Outdoorsmen to Enjoy

Sunday, July 27, 2014

By Susan Cocking The Miami Herald Fishing kayaks with motors; lures that change color with different water temperatures; sonar fish-finders you cast like a bobber; and multiple variations of the popular bass frog. These were among the new products on display at the 2014 ICAST Show in Orlando, …

A Heavenly Little Climb

Sunday, July 27, 2014

By Marty Basch Special to the Valley News Such a view. Sure, we shlepped and shvitzed, and those low-elevation bugs made us crazy enough to wear mosquito netting for a spell, but soon enough we felt overheated and …

Golf Course Provides Refuge, Joy for Burn Victims

Sunday, July 27, 2014

His body in flames, his life never the same, Jamie Nieto did not think about survival. He looked down at his charring hands and wondered: How sm I going to play golf tomorrow? He fell for the game …

Maddux Wasn’t First-Look Star

Sunday, July 27, 2014

At 20, Chicago Cubs rookie Greg Maddux had a slight frame and boyish look that hid the fierce competitor inside him. According to a Chicago Tribune report on his first day in the majors in 1986, Maddux was …

‘Big Hurt’ Never Lacked In Self-Belief

Sunday, July 27, 2014

The 1990 Chicago White Sox were challenging the World Series champion A’s in the final year of old Comiskey Park, and their Double-A first baseman was waiting to join the fun. “I’m a laid-back guy,” Birmingham’s Frank Thomas told the Chicago Tribune. “I spend most of my time …

Flood of Braves Brings Life Back to Cooperstown

Sunday, July 27, 2014

New York — Cooperstown will have a Southern accent this weekend as 40,000 people — about 16 times last year’s total — visit the National Baseball Hall of Fame for its annual induction ceremony in central New York state. Former Atlanta Braves pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, …

Kiteboarders Object to Sport’s Ban Off of Cape Cod’s Shore

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Boston — Kiteboarders are pushing back against bans in the protected waters off Cape Cod, but federal officials say the prohibitions are necessary because the kites scare away piping plovers and other threatened or endangered shorebirds from their …