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It’s Just a Shot Away: Enfield Outing Club Gives Kids a Safe and Sporting Outlet

Monday, September 22, 2014

By Jared Pendak Valley News Staff Writer Now in their fourth year providing a marksmanship outlet for young shooting enthusiasts, the Granite State Sharp Shooters’ sights remain right on target. The Enfield-based club practices weekly behind the Enfield Outing Club’s Shaker Hill Road headquarters, drawing seven dedicated members aged 10-18. Using .22-caliber rifles, they fire at paper targets in the …

Big Green Gets in Gear: Dartmouth Rallies, Wins Football Opener

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Hanover — The Dartmouth College football team was supposed to enter Memorial Field to a snappy introduction video on the year-old scoreboard behind the south …

‘You Knew It Was Going to Be a Good Day’: Friends Run for Denning

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Hanover — Saturday’s Lost A Lot trail race in Lebanon concluded another successful season of the Western New Hampshire Trail Running Series. When it was …

Moose Hunters Should Anticipate a Thinner Herd

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Portland, Maine — Sportsmen hoping to bag a big moose are seeing increased competition from a tiny parasite that’s cutting down moose populations in New England and across parts of the northern United States, prompting some states to …

Yale Burns Out Scoreboard; UNH Slips Past Richmond

Sunday, September 21, 2014

New Haven, Conn. — Morgan Roberts threw three touchdowns and ran in the game winner to lift Yale to a 54-43 win in its season opener over Lehigh on Saturday. Trailing by as many as 21 points in …

Bullets Silence Windsor

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Windsor — Ever since BFA-Fairfax got into Vermont’s Division III football league, it has produced teams that like to run the ball on offense and take away the run on defense. And the Bullets always put a lot of beef on the line. On Saturday at MacLeay Royce …

Johnson Not Happy Being Just Another Driver on the Track

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Loudon, n.h. — It’s Jimmie Johnson’s favorite time of the year. But with the second race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ Chase to the Champoinship set to begin, Six-Time has the tone of the kid whose birthday …

Home Dominance Remains Patriots’ Trump Card

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — Stevan Ridley’s father switched his allegiance from the Oakland Raiders once his son was drafted by the New England Patriots. The running back’s dad sure picked a winner. The Patriots are 25-4, including playoff games, at Gillette Stadium since 2011, when Ridley was drafted. They’re …

Custer, 16, Wins NASCAR Trucks Race at NHMS

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Loudon, n.h. — Cole Custer’s first stand as a NASCAR winner landed him in the stock car record book. Custer became the youngest winner in a NASCAR national series race at 16, taking the checkered flag at New Hampshire in his seventh career Truck Series start. Custer dominated …

Jones Hammers Red Sox

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Associated Press Baltimore — Adam Jones hit a pair of two-run homers and the Baltimore Orioles received another steady performance from right-hander Chris Tillman in a 7-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night. The AL East champion Orioles moved within two games of the …

Tigers Boost Central Edge

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Kansas City, Mo. — Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers won their appeal on a wild play, and Joe Nathan escaped a ninth-inning jam to hold off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Saturday and boost their AL Central …

Hamstring Injury May End Ellsbury’s Year

Sunday, September 21, 2014

New York — Jacoby Ellsbury is out of the New York Yankees lineup a day after straining his right hamstring, and the team’s most consistent player this year may be done for the season. “I am still going to do everything I can to be back as soon …

OK Does the Trick: Hanover Girls Soccer Blanks Lebanon

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Lebanon — The Hanover High girls soccer team showed on Friday it can dominate even without performing at its best. Lackluster at times against rival Lebanon on the road, the Marauders scored once in each half and held …